NFL Week 16 playoff possibilities

December 14, 1997

AFC East

L New England: Can clinch playoff berth with a N.Y. Jets loss.

Miami: Can clinch playoff berth with a win OR a N.Y. Jets loss.

AFC Central

Pittsburgh: Has clinched a playoff berth. Can clinch division title with a Jacksonville loss or tie. Can clinch a first-round bye with a Jacksonville loss or tie AND a Miami loss or tie.

Jacksonville: Can clinch a playoff berth with a win OR a N.Y. Jets loss.

AFC West

Kansas City: Has clinched a playoff berth. Can clinch division title, first-round bye and home-field advantage throughout playoffs with a win AND a Denver loss.

NFC East

N.Y. Giants: Have clinched division title and will be the host for a first-round game.

NFC Central

Green Bay: Has clinched division title and a first-round bye.

Tampa Bay: Can clinch a playoff berth with a win OR one of the following: a Detroit loss or tie or a Carolina loss or tie.

Minnesota: Can clinch a playoff berth with a win.

NFC West

San Francisco: Has clinched division title and first-round playoff bye. Can clinch home-field advantage throughout the playoffs with a win OR a Green Bay loss.

Pub Date: 12/14/97

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