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Playoff-clinching scenarios

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AFC

CLINCHED
New England: Clinched AFC East Division and home-field advantage.

Indianapolis: Clinched AFC South Division and first-round bye.

San Diego: Clinched AFC West Division.

Pittsburgh: Clinched AFC North Division.

Jacksonville: Clinched wild-card playoff berth and No. 5 seed.

ELIMINATED
Miami, N.Y. Jets, Kansas City, Oakland, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Houston, Buffalo, Denver.

WEEK 17 SCENARIOS
Tennessee: Can clinch wild card: 1) TEN win; OR 2) TEN tie + CLE loss.

Cleveland: Can clinch wild card: 1) TEN loss; OR 2) CLE win or tie + TEN tie.

NFC

CLINCHED
Dallas: Clinched NFC East Division and first-round bye.

Green Bay: Clinched NFC North Division and first-round bye.

Seattle: Clinched NFC West Division and No. 3 seed.

Tampa Bay: Clinched NFC South Division and No. 4 seed.

N.Y. Giants: Clinched wild-card playoff berth and No. 5 seed.

ELIMINATED
San Francisco, St. Louis, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Arizona, Chicago, Detroit, Carolina.

WEEK 17 SCENARIOS
Washington: Can clinch wild card: 1) WAS win; OR 2) WAS tie + MIN loss or tie; OR 3) MIN loss + NO loss or tie .

Minnesota: Can clinch wild card: 1) MIN win + WAS loss or tie; OR 2) MIN tie + WAS loss .

New Orleans: Can clinch wild card: 1) NO win + WAS loss + MIN loss.

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