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Week 16 Playoff Scenarios

Posted Dec 17, 2013

A rundown of the clinching scenarios for Week 16 throughout the NFL. With help, the Broncos could clinch the AFC West, a first-round bye and home-field advantage.

AFC

CLINCHED:
Denver – playoff spot
Indianapolis – AFC South
Kansas City – playoff spot

DENVER BRONCOS

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

1) DEN win, plus KC loss

Denver clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with:

1) DEN win, plus KC loss, plus NE loss or tie

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

New England clinches AFC East division with:

1) NE win or tie OR

2) MIA loss or tie

New England clinches a first-round bye with:

1) NE win, plus CIN loss or tie, plus IND loss or tie OR

2) NE tie, plus CIN loss, plus IND loss

New England clinches a playoff spot with:

1) CIN loss or tie

CINCINNATI BENGALS

Cincinnati clinches AFC North division with:

1) CIN win, plus BAL loss or tie OR

2) CIN tie, plus BAL loss

Cincinnati clinches a playoff spot with:

1) CIN win, plus MIA loss or tie OR

2) CIN tie, plus MIA loss

BALTIMORE RAVENS

Baltimore clinches a playoff spot with:

1) BAL win, plus MIA loss, plus SD loss or tie

MIAMI DOLPHINS

Miami clinches a playoff spot with:

1) MIA win, plus BAL loss, plus CIN loss

 

NFC

CLINCHED:
Seattle – playoff spot

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

Seattle clinches NFC West division and home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with:

1) SEA win or tie OR

2) SF loss or tie

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

New Orleans clinches NFC South division and a first-round bye with:

1) NO win

New Orleans clinches a playoff spot with:

1) ARI loss OR

2) NO tie, plus SF loss or tie OR

3) NO tie, plus ARI tie OR

4) SF loss, plus ARI tie

CAROLINA PANTHERS

Carolina clinches a playoff spot with:

1) CAR win OR

2) CAR tie, plus ARI loss OR

3) CAR tie, plus SF loss OR

4) ARI loss, plus SF loss

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

San Francisco clinches a playoff spot with:

1) SF win OR

2) ARI loss OR

3) SF tie, plus ARI tie

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

Philadelphia clinches NFC East division with:

1) PHI win, plus DAL loss or tie OR

2) PHI tie, plus DAL loss

CHICAGO BEARS

Chicago clinches NFC North division with:

1) CHI win, plus DET loss or tie, plus GB loss