NFL Playoff Scenarios

USA Today Sports

The Packers can clinch the NFC North this week but there are other ways to qualify for the playoffs this week.

NFC

CLINCHED:

Atlanta – NFC South

ATLANTA FALCONS

Atlanta clinches a first-round bye with:

1) ATL win + GB loss or tie OR

2) ATL win + SF loss OR

3) ATL tie + GB loss

Atlanta clinches home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with:

1) ATL win + GB loss or tie + SF loss

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

San Francisco clinches NFC West division with:

1) SF win + SEA loss

San Francisco clinches a playoff spot with:

1) SF win OR

2) SF tie + DAL loss or tie + WAS loss or tie + MIN loss or tie OR

3) SF tie + DAL loss or tie + WAS loss or tie + GB-CHI does not end in tie OR

4) SF tie + DAL loss or tie + MIN loss or tie + CHI loss OR

5) SF tie + NYG loss + MIN loss or tie + CHI loss OR

6) MIN loss + DAL loss + WAS loss + SEA loss or tie

GREEN BAY PACKERS

Green Bay clinches NFC North division with:

1) GB win

Green Bay clinches a playoff spot with:

1) GB tie + DAL loss + WAS loss + STL-MIN tie OR

2) GB tie + DAL loss + WAS loss + MIN loss + SF win or tie OR

3) GB tie + DAL loss + WAS loss + MIN loss + SEA does not tie

AFC

CLINCHED:

New England – AFC East

Denver – AFC West

Houston – playoff spot

HOUSTON TEXANS

Houston clinches AFC South division with:

1) HOU win

Houston clinches a first-round bye with:

1) HOU win + NE loss or tie + DEN loss

BALTIMORE RAVENS

Baltimore clinches AFC North division with:

1) BAL win OR

2) BAL tie + PIT loss or tie + CIN loss or tie OR

3) PIT loss + CIN loss

Baltimore clinches a playoff spot with:

1) BAL tie OR

2) CIN loss or tie OR

3) PIT loss or tie

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS

Indianapolis clinches a playoff spot with:

1) IND win OR

2) IND tie + CIN loss or tie OR

3) IND tie + PIT loss or tie OR

4) IND tie + BAL win OR

5) NYJ loss or tie + CIN loss OR

6) NYJ loss or tie + BAL win + CIN tie + PIT tie


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