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NFC playoff picture: Arizona Cardinals clinch postseason berth with win over Vikings

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They need one other thing to happen to clinch the division.

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Cardinals are that close. The postseason is within reach. A win and the Cardinals are in. It will take a single win or tie on Thursday at home against the Minnesota Vikings and the Cardinals clinch a spot in the postseason.

If for some reason they lose on Thursday, they still can secure a spot in the playoffs if the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Atlanta Falcons either lose or tie their games this weekend, or if the Bucs lose or tie and the Green Bay Packers beat or tie the Dallas Cowboys this weekend.

To earn their first NFC West crown since 2009, it takes a little more. If they win on Thursday and the Seattle Seahawks lose to or tie the Baltimore Ravens, Arizona wraps up the division title.

Should both teams win this weekend, all it would take is a Cardinals win in Philadelphia or a Seattle loss or tie in Week 15.

Will the Cardinals be a postseason team as of Thursday Night?