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Weekend TV Sports Rundown

December 26, 1987

The final pieces of pro football's playoff puzzle will be put into place as the National Football League reaches its final weekend of regular-season action.

Today, the Cleveland Browns can clinch the AFC Central Division title with a win against the Pittsburgh Steelers, who have an outside chance for a wild-card spot. NBC carries the game at 9:30 a.m. (4)(36)(39).

In today's Washington-Minnesota match-up, which CBS will air at 1 p.m. on Channels 2 and 8, the Vikings will be playing for a wild-card slot in the NFC. A Redskin win could make them the home team in their divisional playoff next month.

Sunday will bring two big games for New Orleans and San Francisco. The Saints, who are fighting for the NFC West title with the 49ers, will take on the Green Bay Packers at 10 a.m. (2)(8).

Later, the 49ers and Los Angeles Rams will meet at Candlestick Park, with Channel 11 and ESPN cable covering them at 5 p.m.

And if the Indianapolis Colts lose their game to Tampa Bay Sunday, the AFC East title will be up for grabs between the New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins on ABC's Monday night telecast at 6 p.m. (7)(3)(10)(42).

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