Week 16 NFL Playoff Scenarios

2008 NFL PLAYOFF SCENARIOS

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December 16, 2008
For Week 16

AFC

CLINCHED: Tennessee – AFC South and first-round bye.
Pittsburgh – AFC North and first-round bye.
ELIMINATED: Buffalo, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Houston, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Oakland.

TENNESSEE TITANS

Tennessee clinches homefield advantage throughout AFC playoffs with:

· TEN win.

DENVER BRONCOS

Denver clinches AFC West with:

1) DEN win or tie OR
2) SD loss or tie.
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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS


Indianapolis clinches a playoff spot with:

1) IND winOR
2) IND tie NE loss or tieOR
3) IND tie BAL loss or tieOR
4) IND tie MIA loss or tie NYJ loss or tieOR
5) BAL loss MIA loss or tieOR
6) BAL loss NE lossOR
7) BAL loss NYJ loss or tieOR
8) NE loss MIA loss or tieOR
9) NE loss NYJ loss or tieOR
10) MIA loss NYJ loss IND clinches strength of victory tiebreaker over NYJ.

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NFC

CLINCHED: N.Y. Giants – NFC East.
Arizona – NFC West.
ELIMINATED: Detroit, Green Bay, New Orleans, St. Louis, San Francisco, Seattle.

NEW YORK GIANTS

NY Giants clinch a first-round bye with:

1) NYG win or tieOR
2) MIN loss or tie.

NY Giants clinch homefield advantage throughout NFC playoffs with:

· NYG win.

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CAROLINA PANTHERS

Carolina clinches NFC South title with:

1) CAR win or tieOR
2) TB loss or tie ATL loss or tie.

Carolina clinches a first-round bye with:

· CAR win or tie.

Carolina clinches homefield advantage throughout NFC playoffs with:

· CAR win.

Carolina clinches a playoff spot with:

1) DAL loss or tieOR
2) ATL loss or tieOR
3) TB loss or tie.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS

Minnesota clinches NFC North with:

1) MIN winOR
2) MIN tie CHI loss or tieOR
3) CHI loss.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

Tampa Bay clinches a playoff spot with:

1) TB win ATL loss PHI loss or tieOR
2) TB win ATL loss DAL loss or tie.

DALLAS COWBOYS

Dallas clinches a playoff spot with:

1) DAL win PHI loss or tie CHI loss or tie ATL lossOR
2) DAL win PHI loss or tie CHI loss or tie TB lossOR
3) DAL win CHI loss or tie TB loss ATL lossOR
4) DAL win PHI loss or tie ATL loss DAL clinches strength of victory
tiebreaker over CHI.

ATLANTA FALCONS

Atlanta clinches a playoff spot with:

1) ATL win TB loss DAL lossOR
2) ATL win TB loss DAL tie PHI lossOR
3) ATL win TB loss PHI loss CHI loss or tieOR
4) ATL win TB loss PHI loss DAL clinches strength of victory tiebreaker over CHI.
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