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NFL playoff scenarios

NFC

Who’s clinched: Seattle — playoff spot; Carolina — playoff spot; San Francisco — playoff spot

BEARS (vs. Green Bay)
Clinches NFC North with win or tie

Seattle (vs. St. Louis)

Clinches NFC West and home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with win or tie OR San Francisco loss or tie

Carolina (at Atlanta)

Clinches NFC South and a first-round bye with win or tie OR New Orleans loss or tie

Clinches home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with win and Seattle loss and San Francisco win

Philadelphia (at Dallas)

Clinches NFC East division with win or tie

San Francisco (at Arizona)

Clinches NFC West and first-round bye with win and Seattle loss

Clinches NFC West and home-field advantage
throughout NFC playoffs with win and Seattle loss and Carolina loss or tie

New Orleans (vs. Tampa Bay)

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

Clinches playoff spot with win OR tie and Arizona tie OR Arizona loss

Arizona (vs. San Francisco)

Clinches playoff spot with win and New Orleans loss or tie OR tie and New Orleans loss

Dallas (vs. Philadelphia)

Clinches NFC East with win

Green Bay (at BEARS)

Clinches NFC North with win

AFC

Who’s clinched: Denver — AFC West and first-round bye; New England — AFC East; Cincinnati — AFC North;
Indianapolis — AFC South; Kansas City — playoff spot

Denver (at Oakland)
Clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with win or tie OR New England loss or tie

New England (vs. Buffalo)
Clinches first-round bye with win or tie OR Cincinnati loss or tie and Indianapolis loss or tie

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

Cincinnati (vs. Baltimore)
Clinches first-round bye with win and New England loss

Indianapolis (vs. Jacksonville)
Clinches first-round bye with win and New England loss and Cincinnati loss or tie

Miami (vs. N.Y. Jets)
Clinches playoff spot with win and Baltimore loss or tie OR win and San Diego win OR tie and Baltimore loss and San Diego loss or tie OR tie and Baltimore tie and San Diego tie

Baltimore (at Cincinnati)
Clinches playoff spot with win and San Diego loss or tie OR win and Miami loss or tie OR tie and Miami loss and San Diego loss or tie OR tie and Miami tie and San Diego loss OR Miami loss and San Diego loss and Pittsburgh loss or tie

San Diego (vs. Kansas City)
Clinches playoff spot with win and Miami loss or tie and Baltimore loss or tie OR tie and Miami loss and Baltimore loss

Pittsburgh (vs. Cleveland)
Clinches playoff spot with win and Miami loss and Baltimore loss and San Diego loss



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