NFL Week 16: Playoff Scenarios

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NFL Week 16: Playoff Scenarios

With two weeks remaining, top spots are on the line, as well as wild-card berths. Here is the complete list of playoff scenarios for Week 16.

AFC South

Tennessee Titans (12-2): clinched division and 1st round bye.
Can clinch home-field advantage in AFC playoffs with:

  • a win

Indianapolis Colts (10-4)
Can clinch playoff berth with:

  • a win OR
  • a tie and a New England loss or tie OR
  • a tie and a Baltimore loss or tie OR
  • a tie and a Miami loss or tie and a N.Y. Jets loss or tie OR
  • a Baltimore loss and a Miami loss or tie OR
  • a Baltimore loss and a New England loss OR
  • a Baltimore loss and a N.Y. Jets loss or tie OR
  • a New England loss and a Miami loss or tie OR
  • a New England loss and a N.Y. Jets loss or tie OR
  • a Miami loss and a N.Y. Jets loss and Indianapolis clinches strength of victory tiebreaker over N.Y. Jets

 

AFC West

Denver Broncos (8-6)
Can clinch AFC West division with:

  • a win or tie OR
  • a San Diego loss or tie

 

NFC East

New York Giants (11-3): clinched division
Can clinch a first-round bye with:

  • a win or tie OR
  • a Minnesota loss or tie

Can clinch home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with:

  • a win

Dallas Cowboys (9-5)
Can clinch playoff berth with:

  • a win and a Philadelphia loss or tie and a Chicago loss or tie and an Atlanta loss OR
  • a win and a Philadelphia loss or tie and a Chicago loss or tie and a Tampa Bay loss OR
  • a win and a Chicago loss or tie and a Tampa Bay loss and an Atlanta loss OR
  • a win and a Philadelphia loss or tie and an Atlanta loss and Dallas clinches strength of victory tiebreaker over Chicago

 

NFC North

Minnesota Vikings (9-5)
Can clinch division title with:

  • a win OR
  • a Minnesota tie and a Chicago loss or tie OR
  • a Chicago loss

 

NFC South

Carolina Panthers (11-3)
Can clinch NFC South division title with:

  • a win or tie OR
  • a Tampa Bay loss or tie and an Atlanta loss or tie

Can clinch a first-round bye with:

  • a win or tie

Can clinch home-field throughout the NFC playoffs with:

  • a win

Can clinch a playoff berth with:

  • a Dallas loss or tie OR
  • an Atlanta loss or tie OR
  • a Tampa Bay loss or tie

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (9-5)
Can clinch a playoff berth with:

  • a win and an Atlanta loss and a Philadelphia loss or tie OR
  • a Tampa Bay win and an Atlanta loss and a Dallas loss or tie

Atlanta Falcons (9-5)
Can clinch a playoff berth with:

  • a win and a Tampa Bay loss and a Dallas loss OR
  • an Atlanta win and a Tampa Bay loss and a Dallas tie and a Philadelphia loss OR
  • an Atlanta win and a Tampa Bay loss and a Philadelphia loss and a Chicago loss or tie OR
  • an Atlanta win and a Tampa Bay loss and a Philadelphia loss and Dallas clinches strength of victory tiebreaker over Chicago
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