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PLAYOFF SCENARIOS FOR WEEK 17

AFC

CLINCHED: New England – AFC East division title and first-round bye

Pittsburgh – AFC North division title

Houston – AFC South division title

Oakland – playoff berth

Kansas City – playoff berth

Miami – playoff berth

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (13-2) (at Miami (10-5), Sunday, 1:00 PM ET)

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

  1. NE win or tie OR
  2. OAK loss or tie

OAKLAND RAIDERS (12-3) (at Denver (8-7), Sunday, 4:25 PM ET)

Oakland clinches AFC West division title and a first-round bye with:

  1. OAK win or tie OR
  2. KC loss or tie

Oakland clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with:

  1. OAK win + NE loss

 

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (11-4) (at San Diego (5-10), Sunday, 4:25 PM ET)

Kansas City clinches AFC West division title and a first-round bye with:

  1. KC win + OAK loss

 

 

NFC

CLINCHED: Dallas – NFC East division title and home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs

Atlanta – NFC South division title

Seattle – NFC West division title

New York Giants – playoff berth

 

ATLANTA FALCONS (10-5) (vs. New Orleans (7-8), Sunday, 4:25 PM ET)

Atlanta clinches a first-round bye with:

  1. ATL win OR
  2. ATL tie + SEA loss or tie OR
  3. SEA loss + DET loss or tie OR
  4. SEA tie + DET loss

 

 

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (9-5-1) (at San Francisco (2-13), Sunday, 4:25 PM ET)

Seattle clinches a first-round bye with:

  1. SEA win + ATL loss or tie OR
  2. SEA tie + ATL loss + GB/DET tie

DETROIT LIONS (9-6) (vs. Green Bay (9-6), Sunday night, 8:30 PM ET)

Detroit clinches NFC North division title with:

  1. DET win

Detroit clinches a first-round bye with:

  1. DET win + SEA loss or tie + ATL loss

Detroit clinches a playoff berth with:

  1. DET tie OR
  2. WAS loss or tie

 

GREEN BAY PACKERS (9-6) (at Detroit (9-6), Sunday night, 8:30 PM ET)

Green Bay clinches NFC North division title with:

  1. GB win or tie

Green Bay clinches a playoff berth with:

  1. WAS loss OR
  2. WAS tie + TB win + GB clinches at least a tie in strength of victory tiebreaker over TB

(Note: GB clinches at least a tie in strength of victory tiebreaker over TB if one of the following teams win or tie: SEA, HOU, JAX, PHI. GB has already clinched strength of schedule tiebreaker over TB in this scenario.)

 

WASHINGTON REDSKINS (8-6-1) (vs. New York Giants (10-5), Sunday, 4:25 PM ET)

Washington clinches a playoff berth with:

  1. WAS win + GB-DET game does not end in a tie OR
  2. WAS tie + GB loss + TB loss or tie

 

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (8-7) (vs. Carolina (6-9), Sunday, 1:00 PM ET)

Tampa Bay clinches a playoff berth with:

  1. TB win + WAS tie + GB loss + TB clinches strength of victory tiebreaker over GB

(Note: TB clinches strength of victory tiebreaker over GB if all of the following teams win: TEN, IND, DAL and SF)

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