Winners and losers from NFL Week 16

20Taking or wasting opportunities in Week 16

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The postseason is right around the corner, and the playoff picture got a bit clearer as teams either took advantage of, or wasted prime opportunities in NFL Week 16.

Thanks to a double-digit win over the Buffalo Bills, the New England Patriots have won the AFC East for the 10th straight season. On the other end of the spectrum, the Carolina Panthers, sans Cam Newton, lost their seventh straight game.

As these pivotal games played out, some clear winners and losers emerged. These were the biggest in both categories from NFL Week 16.