The Denver Broncos put their 4 week reign on the line against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
This is the first Title Belt matchup between these two teams.
Bonus fact: The Buccaneers have the longest active NFL Title Belt drought in the league, not having held the belt since 1981. Their drought is 14 years longer than the next longest, held by the Detroit Lions, who haven't had the NFL Title Belt since 1995. The Bucs are 0-14 in NFL Title Belt match-ups since 1981.
The following chart represents every path the NFL Title Belt can possibly take during the remainder of the 2016 NFL regular season. This chart represents the regular season only. If the holder of the NFL Title Belt after Week 17 makes the NFL Playoffs, the Belt will end up being held by the Super Bowl winner at the conclusion of the season.
By default, the chart is showing how the current Title Belt holder can end up with the Belt. To see how any other team can end up with the belt at the end of the regular season, click on their name or logo. Once it is no longer possible for a team to obtain the NFL Title Belt in the regular season, their logo will be faded.
Special thanks to Martin Colwell for much of the work on this visualization.
The NFL Title Belt was inspired by a thread on Reddit.
When the Green Bay Packers won Super Bowl I, they started the belt. The next team they lost to in the '67 season took the belt from them, and the next team that team lost to took it, and so on. The belt was not lost during ties, and if the team failed to make the playoffs but won their last few games since getting the belt, they keep the belt going in to next year.