NFL playoff scenarios: Week 14

2012 NFL PLAYOFF SCENARIOS FOR WEEK 14:


AFC

CLINCHED: New England Patriots (AFC East); Denver Broncos (AFC West); Houston Texans (playoff spot)

HOUSTON TEXANS

Houston clinches AFC South division with:

1) HOU win + IND loss or tie OR

2) HOU tie + IND loss

Houston clinches a first-round bye with:

1) HOU win + IND loss or tie + BAL loss or tie OR

2) HOU win + IND loss or tie + DEN loss or tie

Houston clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with:

1) HOU win + IND loss or tie + BAL loss + DEN loss

BALTIMORE RAVENS

Baltimore clinches AFC North division with:

1) BAL win + PIT loss + CIN loss

Baltimore clinches a playoff spot with:

1) BAL win + PIT loss or tie OR

2) BAL win + CIN loss or tie OR

3) BAL tie + PIT loss + CIN loss

NFC

CLINCHED: Atlanta Falcons (NFC South)

ATLANTA FALCONS

Atlanta clinches a first-round bye with:

1) ATL win + CHI loss or tie + GB loss or tie OR

2) ATL win + SF loss OR

3) ATL tie + CHI loss + GB loss

Atlanta clinches home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with:

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

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

San Francisco clinches a playoff spot with:

1) SF win + DAL loss + MIN loss + TB loss + WAS loss + STL loss or tie OR

2) SF win + DAL loss + MIN loss + TB loss + WAS loss + SEA loss or tie