NFL Week 16 scores, standings, playoff picture 2021: Dolphins beat Saints, Cowboys clinch NFC East, Chiefs win AFC West

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The 2021 NFL Playoffs and Super Bowl 56 are right around the corner. Here are the final scores from Week 16 and standings heading into today’s Christmas Day NFL schedule featuring the Cleveland Browns vs. the Green Bay Packers at 4:30 p.m. ET followed by the Indianapolis Colts vs. the Arizona Cardinals at 8:15 p.m. ET.

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2021 NFL Week 16 Scores, Results, Schedule

Thursday, December 23

San Francisco 49ers 17

Tennessee Titans 20


Saturday, December 25 (Christmas Day)

4:30 p.m. ET

Cleveland Browns 22

Green Bay Packers 24 


8:15 p.m. ET

Indianapolis Colts 22

Arizona Cardinals 16


Sunday, December 26

1:00 p.m. ET

Detroit Lions 16

Atlanta Falcons 20


Los Angeles Rams 30

Minnesota Vikings 23


Jacksonville Jaguars 21

New York Jets 26


New York Giants 10

Philadelphia Eagles 34


Buffalo Bills 33

New England Patriots 21


Baltimore Ravens 21

Cincinnati Bengals 41


Los Angeles Chargers 29

Houston Texans 41


Tampa Bay Buccaneers 32

Carolina Panthers 6


4:05 p.m. ET

Chicago Bears 25

Seattle Seahawks 24


4:25 p.m. ET

Denver Broncos 13

Las Vegas Raiders 17


Pittsburgh Steelers 10

Kansas City Chiefs 36


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Washington Football Team 14

Dallas Cowboys 56


Monday, December 27

8:15 p.m. ET

Miami Dolphins 20

New Orleans Saints 3


2021 NFL Standings, Playoff Picture

*Currently in playoff spot

AFC Playoff Picture 2021

  1. Kansas City Chiefs (11-4)*
  2. Tennessee Titans (10-5)*
  3. Cincinnati Bengals (9-6)*
  4. Buffalo Bills (9-6)*
  5. Indianapolis Colts (9-6)*
  6. New England Patriots (9-6)*
  7. Miami Dolphins (8-7)*
  8. Baltimore Ravens (8-7)
  9. Los Angeles Chargers (8-7)
  10. Las Vegas Raiders (8-7)
  11. Pittsburgh Steelers (7-7-1)
  12. Cleveland Browns (7-8)
  13. Denver Broncos (7-8)

NFC Playoff Picture 2021

  1. Green Bay Packers (12-3)*
  2. Dallas Cowboys (11-4)*
  3. Los Angeles Rams (11-4)*
  4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (11-4)*
  5. Arizona Cardinals (10-5)*
  6. San Francisco 49ers (8-7)*
  7. Philadelphia Eagles (8-7)*
  8. Minnesota Vikings (7-8)
  9. Atlanta Falcons (7-8)
  10. New Orleans Saints (7-8)
  11. Washington Football Team (6-9)

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