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.
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?