Week 17 Playoff Scenarios

AFC
 
 CLINCHED:    Tennessee – AFC South and home field advantage.
                            Pittsburgh – AFC North and first-round bye.
                            Indianapolis – Playoff spot
 
 ELIMINATED: Buffalo, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Houston, Jacksonville, Kansas City,                                    Oakland.
 
MIAMI DOLPHINS
 
Miami clinches AFC East Division with:
 
   1) MIA win OR
   2) MIA tie NE loss or tie.
 
Miami clinches a playoff spot with:

  • MIA tie BAL loss.  
    NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
     
    New England clinches AFC East Division with:
     
       1) NE win MIA loss or tie OR
       2) NE tie MIA loss.
     
    New England clinches playoff spot with:
     
       1) NE win BAL loss or tie OR
       2) NE tie BAL loss.
     
    NEW YORK JETS
     
    NY Jets clinch AFC East Division with:
  • NYJ win NE loss.  
    NY Jets clinch playoff spot with:
  • NYJ win BAL loss.  
    BALTIMORE RAVENS
     
    Baltimore clinches a playoff spot with:
     
       1) BAL win OR
       2) BAL tie MIA loss or tie OR
       3) BAL tie NE loss or tie OR
       4) NE loss.
     
    DENVER BRONCOS
     
    Denver clinches AFC West Division with:
  • DEN win or tie.  
    SAN DIEGO CHARGERS
     
    San Diego clinches AFC West Division with:
  • SD win.

NFC
 
CLINCHED:    N.Y. Giants – NFC East and home field advantage.
                         Arizona – NFC West.
                         Carolina – Playoff spot.
                         Atlanta – Playoff spot.
 
ELIMINATED: Detroit, Green Bay, New Orleans, St. Louis, San Francisco, Seattle,                                    Washington.
 
DALLAS COWBOYS
 
Dallas clinches a playoff spot with:
 
   1) DAL win OR
   2) DAL tie CHI loss or tie TB loss OR
   3) DAL tie MIN loss or tie TB loss OR
   4) DAL tie CHI loss TB tie OR
   5) DAL tie MIN loss TB tie.
 
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
 
Philadelphia clinches a playoff spot with:
 
   1) PHI win TB loss MIN loss OR
   2) PHI win TB loss CHI loss.
 
ATLANTA FALCONS
 
 Atlanta clinches NFC South Division and a first-round bye with:

  • ATL win CAR loss. *
    *
    CAROLINA PANTHERS

     
    Carolina clinches NFC South Division and a first-round bye with:
       1) CAR win or tieOR
       2) ATL loss or tie.
     
    TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
     
    Tampa Bay clinches a playoff spot with:
     
       1) TB win DAL loss or tieOR
       2) TB tie DAL loss MIN loss or tie OR
       3) TB tie DAL loss CHI loss or tieOR
       4) TB tie DAL tie MIN tie CHI win or tieOR
       5) TB tie DAL tie CHI tie MIN win or tie.
     
    MINNESOTA VIKINGS
     
    Minnesota clinches NFC North with:
     
       1) MIN winOR
       2) MIN tie CHI loss or tieOR
       3) CHI loss.
     
    Minnesota clinches a playoff spot with:
  • MIN tie DAL loss TB loss.  
    CHICAGO BEARS
     
    Chicago clinches NFC North Division with:
       1) CHI win MIN loss or tie OR
       2) CHI tie MIN loss.
     
    Chicago clinches a playoff spot with:
       1) CHI win DAL loss or tie TB loss or tie OR
       2) CHI tie DAL loss TB loss.
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