Week 17 Playoff scenarios

AFC

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

Pittsburgh – AFC North division title

                      Jacksonville – AFC South division title

                      Kansas City – AFC West division title

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (12-3) (vs. New York Jets (5-10), Sunday)

IF PITTSBURGH WINS TODAY AT HOUSTON

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

  1. NE win OR

  2. PIT loss OR

  3. NE tie + PIT tie

IF PITTSBURGH LOSES TODAY AT HOUSTON

NE clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs

PITTSBURGH STEELERS (11-3) (at Houston (4-10), today; vs. Cleveland (0-15), Sunday)

IF PITTSBURGH WINS TODAY AT HOUSTON

PIT clinches a first-round bye

Pittsburgh clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with:

  1. PIT win + NE loss or tie OR

  2. PIT tie + NE loss

IF PITTSBURGH LOSES TODAY AT HOUSTON

Pittsburgh clinches a first-round bye with:

  1. PIT win or tie OR

  2. JAX loss or tie

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (10-5) (at Tennessee (8-7), Sunday)

IF PITTSBURGH LOSES TODAY AT HOUSTON

Jacksonville clinches a first-round bye with:

  1. ​JAX win + PIT loss


BALTIMORE RAVENS (9-6)
 (vs. Cincinnati (6-9), Sunday)

Baltimore clinches a playoff berth with:

  1. BAL win or tie OR

  2. BUF loss or tie OR

  3. TEN loss or tie

TENNESSEE TITANS (8-7) (vs. Jacksonville (10-5), Sunday)

Tennessee clinches a playoff berth with:

  1. TEN win OR

  2. TEN tie + BUF loss or tie + LAC loss or tie OR

  3. BUF loss + LAC loss

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (8-7) (vs. Oakland (6-8), Sunday)

Los Angeles clinches a playoff berth with:

  1. LAC win + TEN loss or tie + BUF loss or tie OR

  2. LAC win + TEN loss or tie + BAL win or tie OR

  3. LAC tie + TEN loss + BUF loss or tie

BUFFALO BILLS (8-7) (at Miami (6-9), Sunday)

Buffalo clinches a playoff berth with:

  1. BUF win + BAL loss OR

  2. BUF win + LAC loss or tie + TEN loss or tie OR

  3. BUF tie + LAC loss + TEN loss

NFC

CLINCHED: Philadelphia – NFC East division title and first-round bye

                        Minnesota – NFC North division title

                        Los Angeles Rams – NFC West division title

                        New Orleans – playoff berth

                        Carolina – playoff berth

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (12-2) (vs. Oakland (6-8), tonight; vs. Dallas (8-7), Sunday)

IF PHILADELPHIA WINS TONIGHT VS. OAKLAND

PHI clinches home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs

IF PHILADELPHIA LOSES TONIGHT VS. OAKLAND

Philadelphia clinches home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with:

  1. ​PHI win OR

  2. MIN loss OR

  3. ​PHI tie + MIN tie

MINNESOTA VIKINGS (12-3) (vs. Chicago (5-10), Sunday)
 

IF PHILADELPHIA WINS TONIGHT VS. OAKLAND

Minnesota clinches a first-round bye with:

  1. MIN win or tie OR

  2. CAR loss or tie OR

  3. NO win

IF PHILADELPHIA LOSES TONIGHT VS. OAKLAND

Minnesota clinches home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with:

  1. MIN win + PHI loss or tie OR

  2. MIN tie + PHI loss

Minnesota clinches a first-round bye with:

  1. MIN win or tie OR

  2. CAR loss or tie OR

  3. NO win

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (11-4) (at Tampa Bay (4-11), Sunday)

New Orleans clinches NFC South division title with:

  1. NO win OR

  2. CAR loss OR

  3. NO tie + CAR tie

CAROLINA PANTHERS (11-4) (at Atlanta (9-6), Sunday)

Carolina clinches NFC South division title with:

  1. ​CAR win + NO loss or tie OR

  2. CAR tie + NO loss

Carolina clinches a first-round bye with:

  1. CAR win + NO loss or tie + MIN loss + LAR loss or tie


ATLANTA FALCONS (9-6)
 (vs. Carolina (11-4), Sunday)

Atlanta clinches a playoff berth with:

  1. ATL win OR

  2. SEA loss OR

  3. ATL tie + SEA tie

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (9-6) (vs. Arizona (7-8), Sunday)

Seattle clinches a playoff berth with:

  1. SEA win + ATL loss or tie OR

  2. ​SEA tie + ATL loss

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