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NFL Playoff Scenarios

December 23, 2013
WEEK 17
AFC EAST
NEW ENGLAND

Clinched division.

Clinches a first-round bye with a win or tie OR:

1) A Cincinnati loss or tie and an Indianapolis loss or tie.

Clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with a win and a Denver loss.

MIAMI

Clinches a playoff spot with a win and a Baltimore loss or tie OR:

1) A win and a San Diego win.

2) A tie, a Baltimore loss and a San Diego loss or tie.

3) A tie and Baltimore and San Diego both tie.

AFC NORTH
CINCINNATI

Clinched division.

Clinches a first-round bye with a win and a New England loss.

BALTIMORE

Clinches a playoff spot with a win and a San Diego loss or tie OR:

1) A win and a Miami loss or tie

2) A tie, a Miami loss and a San Diego loss or tie.

3) A tie, a Miami tie and a San Diego loss.

4) A loss, a San Diego loss and a Pittsburgh loss or tie

PITTSBURGH

Clinches a playoff spot with a win and losses by Miami, Baltimore and San Diego.

AFC SOUTH
INDIANAPOLIS

Clinched division.

Clinches a first-round bye with a win, a New England loss and a Cincinnati loss or tie.

AFC WEST
DENVER

Clinched division and first-round bye.

Clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with a win or tie OR:

1) A New England loss or tie.

KANSAS CITY

Clinched playoff spot.

SAN DIEGO

Clinches a playoff spot with a win, a Miami loss or tie and a Baltimore loss or tie OR:

1) A tie and losses by Miami and Baltimore.

NFC EAST
PHILADELPHIA

Clinches NFC East division with a win or tie.

DALLAS

Clinches NFC East division with a win.

NFC NORTH
CHICAGO

Clinches NFC North division with a win or tie.

GREEN BAY

Clinches NFC North division with a win.

NFC SOUTH
CAROLINA

Clinched playoff spot.

Clinches NFC South division and a first-round bye with a win or tie OR:

1) A New Orleans loss or tie.

Clinches home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with a win, a Seattle loss and two San Francisco wins.

NEW ORLEANS

Clinches NFC South division and a first-round bye with a win and a Carolina loss.

Clinches a playoff spot with a win OR:

1) A tie and a San Francisco loss or tie this week.

2) A tie and an Arizona loss or tie.

3) An Arizona loss.

4) Two San Francisco losses.

NFC WEST
SEATTLE

Clinched playoff spot.

Clinches NFC West division and home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with a win or tie OR:

1) One San Francisco loss or tie.

SAN FRANCISCO

Clinches NFC West division and a first-round bye with two wins and a Seattle loss.

Clinches NFC West division and home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with two wins, a Seattle loss and a Carolina loss or tie.

San Francisco clinches a playoff spot with a win OR:

1) A tie this week and a New Orleans loss

2) A tie next week

ARIZONA

Clinches a playoff spot with a win and a San Francisco loss or tie this week OR:

1) A win and a New Orleans loss or tie.

2) A tie and a New Orleans loss.

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