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NFL Playoff Scenarios

December 25, 2018
Week 17
AFC

CLINCHED: New England, AFC East; Houston, Kansas City and L.A. Chargers, playoff berths.

KANSAS CITY vs. Oakland

Clinches AFC West and home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with:

— Win, OR

— Tie and Chargers loss or tie, OR

— Chargers loss and New England and Houston loss or tie, OR

— Chargers loss and New England loss or tie and Kansas City clinches at least a tie in strength of victory tiebreaker over Houston

Clinches AFC West and first-round bye with:

— Chargers loss and New England loss or tie or Houston loss or tie, OR

— Chargers loss and Kansas City clinches at least a tie in strength of victory tiebreaker over Houston

Clinches AFC West with:

— Chargers loss, OR

— Tie and Chargers tie

NEW ENGLAND vs. New York Jets

Clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with:

— Win and Kansas City and Chargers losses

Clinches first-round bye with:

— Win, OR

— Tie and Houston loss or tie, OR

— Baltimore and Tennessee loss or tie and Houston loss

HOUSTON vs. Jacksonville

Clinches AFC South and home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with:

— Win and New England loss or tie and Kansas City and Chargers loss and Houston clinches a tie in strength of victory tiebreaker over Kansas City

Clinches AFC South and first-round bye with:

— Win and New England loss or tie, OR

— Win and Kansas City and Chargers loss and Houston clinches a tie in strength of victory tiebreaker over Kansas City, OR

— Tie and New England loss, OR

— Indianapolis-Tennessee tie and New England loss and Baltimore win and Houston clinches a tie in strength of victory tiebreaker over Baltimore

Clinches AFC South with:

— Win or tie, OR

— Indianapolis-Tennessee tie

BALTIMORE vs. Cleveland

Clinches AFC North and first-round bye with:

— Win and New England and Houston loss and Indianapolis-Tennessee does not end in a tie, OR

— Win and New England and Houston loss and Baltimore clinches at least a tie in strength of victory tiebreaker over Houston

Clinches AFC North with:

— Win, OR

— Pittsburgh loss, OR

— Tie and Pittsburgh tie

Clinches playoff berth with:

— Tie and Indianapolis-Tennessee tie

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS at Denver

Clinches AFC West and home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with:

— Win and Kansas City loss or tie, OR

— Tie and Kansas City loss

INDIANAPOLIS at Tennessee

Clinches AFC South with:

— Win and Houston loss

Clinches playoff berth with:

— Win, OR

— Tie and Pittsburgh loss or tie, OR

— Tie and Baltimore loss

TENNESSEE vs. Indianapolis

Clinches AFC South and first-round bye with:

— Win and Houston and New England loss and Baltimore loss or tie

Clinches AFC South with:

— Win and Houston loss

Clinches playoff berth with:

— Win

PITTSBURGH vs. Cincinnati

Clinches AFC North with:

— Win and Baltimore loss or tie, OR

— Tie and Baltimore loss

Clinches playoff berth with:

— Win and Indianapolis-Tennessee tie

NFC

CLINCHED: New Orleans, NFC South and home-field advantage; Chicago Bears, NFC North; Dallas Cowboys, NFC East; L.A. Rams, NFC West; Seattle, playoff berth.

LOS ANGELES RAMS vs. San Francisco

Clinches first-round bye with:

— Win or tie, OR

— Chicago loss or tie

CHICAGO at Minnesota

Clinches first-round bye with:

— Win and Rams loss

MINNESOTA vs. Chicago

Clinches playoff berth with:

— Win or tie, OR

— Philadelphia loss or tie

PHILADELPHIA at Washington

Clinches playoff berth with:

— Win and Minnesota loss

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