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2013 NFL Playoff Scenarios for week 17

Posted Dec 24, 2013

The following are the NFL playoff scenarios for the AFC and NFC heading into week 17.


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AFC

CLINCHED: Denver -- AFC West and first-round bye
New England -- AFC East
Cincinnati -- AFC North
Indianapolis -- AFC South
Kansas City -- playoff spot

DENVER BRONCOS (at OAK)
Denver clinches home -- field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with:

1) DEN win or tie OR

2) NE loss or tie

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (vs. BUF)
New England clinches a first-round bye with:

1) NE win or tie OR

2) CIN loss or tie IND loss or tie

New England clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with:

1) NE win DEN loss

CINCINNATI BENGALS (vs. BAL)
Cincinnati clinches a first-round bye with:

1) CIN win NE loss

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (vs. JAX)
Indianapolis clinches a first-round bye with:

1) IND win NE loss CIN loss or tie

MIAMI DOLPHINS (vs. NYJ)
Miami clinches a playoff spot with:

1) MIA win BAL loss or tie OR

2) MIA win SD win OR

3) MIA tie BAL loss SD loss or tie OR

4) MIA tie BAL tie SD tie

BALTIMORE RAVENS (at CIN)
Baltimore clinches a playoff spot with:

1) BAL win SD loss or tie OR

2) BAL win MIA loss or tie OR

3) BAL tie MIA loss SD loss or tie OR

4) BAL tie MIA tie SD loss OR

5) MIA loss SD loss PIT loss or tie

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS (vs. KC)
San Diego clinches a playoff spot with:

1) SD win MIA loss or tie BAL loss or tie OR

2) SD tie MIA loss BAL loss

PITTSBURGH STEELERS (vs. CLE)
Pittsburgh clinches a playoff spot with:

1) PIT win MIA loss BAL loss SD loss

NFC

CLINCHED: Seattle -- playoff spot
Carolina -- playoff spot
San Francisco -- playoff spot

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (vs. STL)
Seattle clinches NFC West division and home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with:

1) SEA win or tie OR

2) SF loss or tie

CAROLINA PANTHERS (at ATL)
Carolina clinches NFC South division and a first-round bye with:

1) CAR win or tie OR

2) NO loss or tie

Carolina clinches home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with:

1) CAR win SEA loss SF win

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (at DAL)
Philadelphia clinches NFC East division with:

1) PHI win or tie

CHICAGO BEARS (vs. GB)
Chicago clinches NFC North division with:

1) CHI win or tie

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (at ARI)
San Francisco clinches NFC West division and a first-round bye with:

1) SF win SEA loss

San Francisco clinches NFC West division and home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with:

1) SF win SEA loss CAR loss or tie

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (vs. TB)
New Orleans clinches NFC South division and a first-round bye with:

1) NO win CAR loss

New Orleans clinches a playoff spot with:

1) NO win OR

2) NO tie ARI tie OR

3) ARI loss

ARIZONA CARDINALS (vs. SF)
Arizona clinches a playoff spot with:

1) ARI win NO loss or tie OR

2) ARI tie NO loss

DALLAS COWBOYS (vs. PHI)
Dallas clinches NFC East division with:

1) DAL win

GREEN BAY PACKERS (at CHI)
Green Bay clinches NFC North division with:

1) GB win

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