Week 17 playoff scenarios

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 11:21 a.m.
Posted By PFW staff

AFC

CLINCHED: New England – AFC East

                        Denver – AFC West

                        Houston – AFC South

                        Baltimore – AFC North

                        Indianapolis – playoff spot

                        Cincinnati – playoff spot

                   

HOUSTON TEXANS (at Indianapolis)

Houston clinches a first-round bye with:

1)    HOU win or tie OR

2)    NE loss or tie OR

3)    DEN loss

Houston clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with:

1)    HOU win OR

2)    HOU tie + DEN loss or tie OR

3)    NE loss or tie + DEN loss

DENVER BRONCOS (vs. Kansas City)

Denver clinches a first-round bye with:

1)    DEN win or tie OR

2)    NE loss or tie

Denver clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with:

1)    DEN win + HOU loss or tie OR

2)    DEN tie + HOU loss

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (vs. Miami)

New England clinches a first-round bye with:

1)    NE win + DEN loss OR

2)    NE win + HOU loss

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

1)    NE win + DEN loss + HOU loss

NFC

CLINCHED: Atlanta – NFC South and home-field advantage

                        Green Bay – NFC North

                        San Francisco – playoff spot

                        Seattle – playoff spot

GREEN BAY (at Minnesota)

Green Bay clinches a first-round bye with:

1)    GB win OR

2)    GB tie + SF loss or tie OR

3)    SF loss + SEA loss or tie

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (vs. Arizona)

San Francisco clinches NFC West division with:

1)    SF win or tie OR

2)    SEA loss or tie

San Francisco clinches a first-round bye with:

1)    SF win + GB loss or tie OR

2)    SF tie + GB loss

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (vs. St. Louis)

Seattle clinches NFC West division with:

1)    SEA win + SF loss

Seattle clinches a first-round bye with:

1)    SEA win + SF loss + GB loss

WASHINGTON REDSKINS (vs. Dallas)

Washington clinches NFC East division with:

1)    WAS win or tie

Washington clinches a playoff spot with:

1)    CHI loss + MIN loss

DALLAS COWBOYS (at Washington)

Dallas clinches NFC East division with:

1)    DAL win

NEW YORK GIANTS (vs. Philadelphia)

New York clinches a playoff spot with:

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

MINNESOTA VIKINGS (vs. Green Bay)

Minnesota clinches a playoff spot with:

1)    MIN win OR

2)    MIN tie + CHI loss or tie OR

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

CHICAGO BEARS (at Detroit)

Chicago clinches a playoff spot with:

1)    CHI win + MIN loss or tie OR

2)    CHI tie + MIN loss