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2013 NFL playoff scenarios for Week 17

There are several clinching scenarios still in play in Week 17:

AFC

  • Broncos clinch home-field advantage in AFC with win OR NE loss
  • Patriots clinch home-field advantage in AFC with win + DEN loss
  • Patriots clinch 1st-round bye with win
  • Bengals clinch 1st-round bye with NE loss
  • Chargers clinch a playoff berth with win
  • Steelers clinch a playoff berth with SD loss

NFC

  • Seahawks clinch home-field advantage in NFC with win OR SF loss
  • Panthers clinch home-field advantage in NFC with SEA loss + SF win
  • 49ers clinch 1st-round bye and NFC West with win + SEA loss
  • Eagles clinch NFC East with win
  • Bears clinch NFC North with win
  • Packers clinch NFC North with win
  • Saints clinch playoff berth with win OR ARI loss
  • Cardinals clinch playoff berth with win + NO loss

Playoff implications clinched this week

  • Panthers clinched a 1st-round bye and NFC South (won)

Clinching scenarios no longer in play this week

AFC Seeding

  • The Chargers (8-7) are the #6 seed with a win. 

NFC Seeding

  • The Panthers (12-4) clinched a 1st-round bye

Teams eliminated this morning

2013 NFL PLAYOFF SCENARIOS FOR WEEK 17

AFC

CLINCHED: Denver -- AFC West and first-round bye

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Cincinnati -- AFC North

Indianapolis -- AFC South

Kansas City -- playoff spot

DENVER BRONCOS (at OAK)

Denver clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with:

1) DEN win or tie OR

2) NE loss or tie

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (vs. BUF)

New England clinches a first-round bye with:

1) NE win or tie OR

New England clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with:

1) NE win + DEN loss

CINCINNATI BENGALS (vs. BAL)

Cincinnati clinches a first-round bye with:

1) NE loss

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS (vs. KC)

San Diego clinches a playoff spot with:

1) SD win or tie

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PITTSBURGH STEELERS (vs. CLE)

Pittsburgh clinches a playoff spot with:

1) SD loss

NFC

CLINCHED: Seattle -- playoff spot

Carolina -- NFC South and first-round bye

San Francisco -- playoff spot

* SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (vs. STL)*

Seattle clinches NFC West division and home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with:

1) SEA win or tie OR

2) SF loss or tie

CAROLINA PANTHERS (at ATL)

Carolina clinches home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with:

1) SEA loss + SF win

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (at DAL)

Philadelphia clinches NFC East division with:

1) PHI win or tie

CHICAGO BEARS (vs. GB)

Chicago clinches NFC North division with:

1) CHI win or tie

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (at ARI)

San Francisco clinches NFC West division and a first-round bye with:

1) SF win + SEA loss

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (vs. TB)

New Orleans clinches NFC South division and a first-round bye with:

1) NO win + CAR loss

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New Orleans clinches a playoff spot with:

1) NO win OR

2) NO tie + ARI tie OR

3) ARI loss

ARIZONA CARDINALS (vs. SF)

Arizona clinches a playoff spot with:

1) ARI win + NO loss or tie OR

2) ARI tie + NO loss

DALLAS COWBOYS (vs. PHI)

Dallas clinches NFC East division with:

1) DAL win

GREEN BAY PACKERS (at CHI)

Green Bay clinches NFC North division with:

1) GB win

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