"Every NFL Team in playoff position liked Christmas a lot ...
But the Grinches, whose seasons had already ended, did not!"

OK, that may not be the exact line from Dr. Seuss' "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!", but it might as well be. At the end of every NFL season, there are a group of teams fighting for the final playoff spots and a group of teams mathematically eliminated from the postseason.

But don't think the eliminated teams have nothing to play for. For some teams, there is no better feeling than spoiling an opponent's season. Keeping a rival out of the postseason can taste even better than Christmas Eve eggnog.

Here is a list of this year's potential grinches, who can steal Christmas from the "Whos" trying to make the playoffs. These teams will not have postseason football in their stockings, but all eight have a chance to make sure their opponents' do not have it either.

Note: Four of these teams lost to the Jets during the regular season. No wonder they may be bitter.

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