Playoff picture

January 02, 2002

Playoff picture

NFL playoff scenarios for Week 17:

AFC East

NEW ENGLAND has clinched playoff berth. New England can clinch division with:

Win or tie plus Miami loss or tie; or Miami loss plus New York Jets loss or tie.

New England can clinch first-round bye with:

Win plus Oakland loss or tie plus Miami loss or tie plus Oakland loss or tie.

MIAMI has clinched playoff berth. Miami can clinch division with:

Win plus New England loss or tie or tie plus New England loss.

Miami can clinch first-round bye with:

Win plus New England loss or tie; or tie plus New England loss plus Oakland loss or tie

NEW YORK JETS can clinch playoff berth with:

Win or tie or Seattle loss or tie.

AFC Central

PITTSBURGH has clinched division title, a first-round bye and home-field advantage throughout playoffs.

RAVENS can clinch playoff berth with:

Win or tie or Seattle loss or tie or New York Jets loss.

AFC West

OAKLAND has clinched division. Oakland can clinch first-round bye with:

Win plus Miami loss or tie; or win plus New England win or tie plus Miami loss plus New England loss.

SEATTLE can clinch playoff berth with:

Win plus New York Jets loss; or win plus Ravens loss.

NFC East

PHILADELPHIA has clinched the division.

NFC Central

CHICAGO has clinched a playoff berth. Chicago can clinch the division title and a first-round bye with:

Win or tie or Green Bay loss or tie.

Chicago can clinch home-field advantage throughout playoffs with:

Chicago win plus a St. Louis loss.

GREEN BAY has clinched playoff berth. Green Bay can clinch the division title and a first-round bye with:

Green Bay win and a Chicago loss.

TAMPA BAY has clinched playoff berth.

NFC West

ST. LOUIS has clinched the division title and a first-round bye. St. Louis can clinch home-field advantage throughout playoffs with:

Win or tie or Chicago loss or tie

SAN FRANCISCO has clinched a playoff berth.

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