Playoff picture: NFC scenarios for Week 17

By Joe Ferreira | Special to CBSSports.com

The NFC East boils down to a winner-takes-all Eagles-Cowboys game in Week 17.
The NFC East boils down to a winner-takes-all Eagles-Cowboys game in Week 17. (USATSI)

While we have all four division champions and the No. 5 seed already determined in the AFC, the NFC has yet to crown a division champ and only has Seattle and Carolina earning playoff berths so far.

Here's a look at NFC scenarios for Week 17. Here are the AFC scenarios.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

Seattle can clinch the NFC West division title and home-field advantage throughout playoffs with:

1) SEA win or tie

2) SF loss or tie

CAROLINA PANTHERS

Carolina can clinch the NFC South division title and a first-round bye with:

1) CAR win or tie

2) NO loss or tie

Carolina can clinch home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs with:

1) CAR win + SEA loss + SF win

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

Philadelphia can clinch the NFC East division title with:

1) PHI win or tie

CHICAGO BEARS

Chicago can clinch the NFC North division title with:

1) CHI win or tie

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

San Francisco can clinch the NFC West division title and a first-round bye with:

1) Win + SEA loss

San Francisco can clinch the NFC West division title and home-field advantage with:

1) Win + SEA loss + CAR loss or tie

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

New Orleans can clinch the NFC South division title and a first-round bye with:

1) NO win + CAR loss

New Orleans can clinch a playoff berth with:

1) NO win

2) NO tie + ARI loss or tie

3) ARI loss

ARIZONA CARDINALS

Arizona can clinch a playoff berth with:

1) ARI win + NO loss or tie

2) ARI tie + NO loss

DALLAS COWBOYS

Dallas can clinch the NFC East division title with:

1) DAL win

GREEN BAY PACKERS

Green Bay can clinch the NFC North division title with:

1) GB win

 
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