NFL Playoff Picture Scenarios -- Week 17

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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