NFL playoff scenarios

December 13, 2005

NFL playoff scenarios

AFC EAST

New England can clinch division title with: 1) A win or Miami loss. 2) A tie and a Miami tie.

AFC NORTH

Cincinnati can clinch division title with: 1) A win or Pittsburgh loss. 2) A tie and a Pittsburgh tie. Cincinnati can clinch playoff berth with: 1) A tie and losses by Kansas City and San Diego.

AFC SOUTH

Indianapolis has clinched home-field advantage. Jacksonville can clinch playoff berth with: 1) A win and losses by Pittsburgh, Kansas City and San Diego and a Denver win or tie.

AFC WEST

Denver can clinch division with: 1) A win and losses or ties by Kansas City and San Diego. 2) A tie and losses by Kansas City and San Diego. Denver can clinch playoff berth with: 1) A win. 2) A tie and a Pittsburgh loss or tie and a K.C. loss. 3) A tie and a Pittsburgh loss or tie and a San Diego loss. 4) Pittsburgh, Kansas City and San Diego lose.

NFC NORTH

Chicago can clinch playoff berth with: 1) A win and losses by Dallas and N.Y. Giants.

NFC WEST

Seattle has clinched division title. Seattle can clinch first-round bye with: 1) A win. 2) A tie and N.Y. Giants, Carolina and Tampa Bay lose or tie. 3) A tie and a N.Y. Giants loss or tie and a Chicago loss. 4) A tie and a Chicago loss and Carolina and Tampa Bay lose or tie. 5) N.Y. Giants, Carolina and Tampa Bay lose. Seattle can clinch home-field advantage with: 1) A win and a Chicago loss or tie. 2) A tie, a Chicago loss and N.Y. Giants, Carolina and Tampa Bay lose or tie.

Eliminated

Ravens, Arizona, Buffalo, Cleveland, Detroit, Green Bay, Houston, New Orleans, N.Y. Jets, Oakland, Philadelphia, St. Louis, San Francisco, Tennessee.

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