Week 17 NFL playoff scenarios

  • Updated: Dec. 24, 2012 at 10:15 a.m.


WEEK 17 PLAYOFF PICTURE:

NFC

Clinched: Atlanta Falcons (South, home-field advantage); Green Bay Packers (North); San Francisco 49ers (playoff berth); Seattle Seahawks -- (playoff berth)

GREEN BAY PACKERS (at Minnesota Vikings)

Green Bay clinches a first-round bye:

1) GB win

2) GB tie + SF loss or tie

3) SF loss + SEA loss or tie

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (vs. Arizona Cardinals)

San Francisco clinches NFC West division:

1) SF win or tie

2) SEA loss or tie

San Francisco clinches a first-round bye:

1) SF win + GB loss or tie

2) SF tie + GB loss

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (vs. St. Louis Rams)

Seattle clinches NFC West division:

1) SEA win + SF loss

Seattle clinches a first-round bye:

1) SEA win + SF loss + GB loss

WASHINGTON REDSKINS (vs. Dallas Cowboys)

Washington clinches NFC East division:

1) WAS win or tie

Washington clinches a playoff berth:

1) CHI loss + MIN loss

DALLAS COWBOYS (at Redskins)

Dallas clinches NFC East division:

1) DAL win

NEW YORK GIANTS (vs. Philadelphia Eagles)

NY Giants clinch a playoff berth:

1) NYG win + DAL loss or tie + CHI loss + MIN loss

MINNESOTA VIKINGS (vs. Packers)

Minnesota clinches a playoff berth:

1) MIN win

2) MIN tie + CHI loss or tie

3) DAL loss or tie + NYG loss or tie + CHI loss

CHICAGO BEARS (at Detroit Lions)

Chicago clinches a playoff berth:

1) CHI win + MIN loss or tie

2) CHI tie + MIN loss

AFC

Clinched: New England Patriots (East); Denver Broncos (West); Houston Texans (South); Baltimore Ravens (North); Indianapolis Colts (playoff berth); Cincinnati Bengals (playoff berth)

HOUSTON TEXANS (at Colts)

Houston clinches a first-round bye:

1) HOU win or tie

2) NE loss or tie

3) DEN loss

Houston clinches home-field advantage:

1) HOU win

2) HOU tie + DEN loss or tie

3) NE loss or tie + DEN loss

DENVER BRONCOS (vs. Kansas City Chiefs)

Denver clinches a first-round bye:

1) DEN win or tie

2) NE loss or tie

Denver clinches home-field advantage:

1) DEN win + HOU loss or tie

2) DEN tie + HOU loss

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (vs. Miami Dolphins)

New England clinches a first-round bye:

1) NE win + DEN loss

2) NE win + HOU loss

New England clinches home-field advantage:

1) NE win + DEN loss + HOU loss