Nov 17, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; A general view of the military themed NFL logo on the pile on before between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Arizona Cardinals the game at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports

Week 17 NFL Playoff Scenarios

With one more week of the regular season, their are many teams still fighting for a spot in the postseason. There is one spot up for grabs in the AFC, while the NFC currently has three openings. Denver, New England, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Kansas City all have AFC playoff berths, while Seattle, Carolina, and San Francisco own NFC playoff berths.

Let’s take a look at the possible scenarios for next week.

DENVER BRONCOS

Denver clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with: 

1) DEN win OR
2) NE loss

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

New England clinches a first-round bye with: 

1) NE win OR
2) CIN loss + IND loss

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

1) NE win + DEN loss

CINCINNATI BENGALS

Cincinnati clinches first-round bye with:

1) CIN win + NE loss

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS

Indianapolis clinches first-round bye with:

1) IND win + NE loss + CIN loss

BALTIMORE RAVENS

Baltimore clinches a playoff spot with:

1) BAL win + SD loss OR
2) BAL win + MIA loss OR
3) PIT loss + SD loss + MIA loss

MIAMI DOLPHINS

Miami clinches a playoff spot with:

1) MIA win + BAL loss OR
2) MIA win + SD win

PITTSBURGH STEELERS

Pittsburgh clinches a playoff spot with:

1) PIT win + BAL loss + MIA loss + SD loss

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS

San Diego clinches a playoff spot with:

1) SD win + BAL loss + MIA loss


NFC

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

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

1) SEA win OR
2) SF loss

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

New Orleans clinches a playoff spot with:

1) NO win OR
2) ARI loss

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

1) NO win + CAR loss

CAROLINA PANTHERS

Carolina clinches NFC South and first-round bye with:

1) CAR win OR
2) NO loss

Carolina clinches NFC South and home-field advantage with:

1) CAR win + SEA loss + SF win

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

San Francisco clinches NFC West and first-round bye with:

1) SF win + SEA loss

San Francisco clinches NFC West and home-field advantage with:

1) SF win + SEA loss + CAR loss

ARIZONA CARDINALS

Arizona clinches a playoff spot with:

1) ARI win + NO loss

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

Philadelphia clinches NFC East with:

1) PHI win/tie

DALLAS COWBOYS

Dallas clinches NFC East with:

1) DAL win

CHICAGO BEARS

Chicago clinches NFC North with:

1) CHI win/tie

GREEN BAY PACKERS

Green Bay clinches NFC North with:

1) GB win

[H/T ESPN]

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