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Who can clinch a playoff spot in Week 17?

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As the regular season winds down, each week brings with it a fresh opportunity for some teams to clinch playoff spots. Check out every possible scenario for each conference below, and predict the playoffs here:

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NFC


CLINCHED: Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Dallas Cowboys, Seattle Seahawks

ELIMINATED: New York Giants, Washington Redskins, Chicago Bears, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Minnesota Vikings, St. Louis Rams, San Francisco 49ers, New Orleans Saints, Philadelphia Eagles

After their win, the Cowboys clinch home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with: a Cardinals loss or tie and a Lions-Packers tie.

Dallas clinches a first-round bye with:
1) a Seahawks loss or tie plus a Cardinals loss or tie
2) a Lions-Packers tie

The Lions clinch the NFC North with: a win or a tie.

The Lions clinch home-field advantage with:
1) a win plus a Seahawks loss or tie and a Cardinals loss or tie

The Lions clinch a first-round bye with:
1) a win
2) a tie plus a Seahawks loss and a Cardinals loss

The Packers clinch the NFC North and a first-round bye with a win. They clinch home-field with: a win and a Seahawks loss or tie.

The Seahawks clinch the NFC West with:
1) a win
2) a tie plus a Cardinals loss or tie
3) a Cardinals loss

The Seahawks clinch home-field advantage with:
1) a win plus Lions-Packers game does not end in a tie

The Seahawks clinch a first-round bye with:
1) a win
2) a tie plus a Cardinals loss or tie and a Lions-Packers tie

The Cardinals clinch NFC West with:
1) a win plus a Seahawks loss or tie
2) a tie plus a Seahawks loss

The Cardinals clinch home-field advantage with:
1) a win plus a Seahawks loss or tie and a Packers loss or tie

The Cardinals clinch a first-round bye with:
1) a win plus a Seahawks loss or tie
2) a tie plus a Seahawks loss and a Lions-Packers tie

The Panthers clinch NFC South with win over Falcons.

The Falcons clinch NFC South with win over Panthers.

AFC


CLINCHED: New England Patriots (home-field advantage), Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos, Pittsburgh Steelers, Cincinnati Bengals, Baltimore Ravens

ELIMINATED: Oakland Raiders, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans, New York Jets, Cleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins, Buffalo Bills, Kansas City Chiefs, San Diego Chargers, Houston Texans

Denver clinches a first-round bye with:
1) a win or tie
2) a Bengals loss
3) a Bengals tie

Bengals clinch AFC North with a win or tie in Week 17.

Cincinnati clinches first-round bye with:
1) a win plus a Broncos loss or tie

Steelers clinch AFC North with win.

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