NFL Playoff Picture Scenarios -- Week 17

By Joe Ferreira | Special to CBSSports.com

What a wild Week 16!

The AFC picture got locked up pretty tight, other than the top four seeds, and the NFC final playoff teams and the Wild West division title are still up for grabs.


PLAYOFF PICTURE SCENARIOS: WEEK 17


NFC

GREEN BAY PACKERS

Green Bay can clinch 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

San Francisco can clinch the NFC West division with:

1) SF win or tie OR

2) SEA loss or tie

San Francisco can clinch a first-round bye with:

1) SF win + GB loss or tie OR

2) SF tie + GB loss



SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

Seattle can clinch the NFC West division with:

1) SEA win + SF loss

Seattle can clinch a first-round bye with:

1) SEA win + SF loss + GB loss



WASHINGTON REDSKINS

Washington can clinch the NFC East division with:

1) WAS win or tie

Washington clinches a playoff berth:

1) CHI loss + MIN loss



DALLAS COWBOYS

Dallas can clinch the NFC East division with:

1) DAL win



NEW YORK GIANTS

NY Giants can clinch a playoff berth with:

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



MINNESTOA VIKINGS

Minnesota can clinch a playoff berth 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

Chicago can clinch a playoff berth with:

1) CHI win + MIN loss or tie OR

2) CHI tie + MIN loss



AFC

HOUSTON TEXANS

Houston can clinch a first-round bye with:

1) HOU win or tie OR

2) NE loss or tie OR

3) DEN loss

Houston can clinch home-field advantage with:

1) HOU win OR

2) HOU tie + DEN loss or tie OR

3) NE loss or tie + DEN loss



DENVER BRONCOS

Denver can clinch a first-round bye with:

1) DEN win or tie OR

2) NE loss or tie

Denver can clinch home-field advantage with:

1) DEN win + HOU loss or tie OR

2) DEN tie + HOU loss



NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

New England can clinch a first-round bye with:

1) NE win + DEN loss OR

2) NE win + HOU loss

New England can clinch home-field advantage with:

1) NE win + DEN loss + HOU loss

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