NFL Playoff scenarios

December 31, 2006

Playoff scenarios for Week 17 as provided by the NFL:

AFC

NORTH

RAVENS have clinched division.

RAVENS can clinch home-field advantage with:

1) A win and a San Diego loss.

RAVENS can clinch first-round bye with:

1) A win or tie.

2) Indianapolis loss or tie.

CINCINNATI can clinch a playoff berth with:

1) A win and a N.Y. Jets loss.

2) A win, a Denver loss and a Kansas City win.

EAST

NEW ENGLAND has clinched division.

N.Y. JETS can clinch a playoff berth with:

1) A win or tie.

2) Cincinnati and Jacksonville both lose or tie.

3) Cincinnati loss or tie and a Tennessee win.

4) Denver and Jacksonville lose.

SOUTH

INDIANAPOLIS has clinched division.

INDIANAPOLIS can clinch first-round bye with:

1) A win and Ravens loss.

TENNESSEE can clinch a playoff berth with:

1) A win, a Cincinnati loss or tie, a Denver loss and a Kansas City win.

JACKSONVILLE can clinch a playoff berth with:

1) A win, a N.Y. Jets loss and Cincinnati and Tennessee both lose or tie.

WEST

SAN DIEGO has clinched division and first-round bye.

SAN DIEGO can clinch home-field advantage with:

1) A win or tie.

2) Ravens loss or tie.

DENVER can clinch a playoff berth with:

1) A win or tie.

2) Kansas City loss or tie.

KANSAS CITY can clinch a playoff berth with:

1) A win, a Denver loss and Cincinnati and Tennessee both lose or tie.

NFC

NORTH

CHICAGO has clinched home-field advantage.

GREEN BAY can clinch a playoff berth with:

1) A win and clinching strength of victory tiebreaker over N.Y. Giants.

EAST

DALLAS and PHILADELPHIA have clinched playoff berths.

DALLAS can clinch division with:

1) A win and a Philadelphia loss or tie.

2) A tie and a Philadelphia loss.

PHILADELPHIA can clinch division with:

1) A win.

2) Dallas loss.

3) A tie and a Dallas tie.

N.Y. GIANTS can clinch a playoff berth with:

1) Clinch strength of victory tiebreaker over Green Bay.

2) A Green Bay loss or tie.

SOUTH

NEW ORLEANS has clinched the division and a first-round bye.

WEST

SEATTLE has clinched the division.

Strength of Victory

GREEN BAY clinches strength of victory tiebreaker over N.Y. Giants if:

Arizona, Detroit, Miami, Minnesota and San Francisco all win and Carolina, Houston and Tampa Bay all lose.

N.Y. GIANTS clinch strength of victory tiebreaker over Green Bay if:

1) Detroit or Minnesota loses.

2) Any two of the following results occur: Arizona loss, Miami loss, San Francisco loss, Carolina win, Houston win, Tampa Bay win.

If N.Y. Giants and Green Bay end up tied in strength of victory, then tie will be decided by best strength of schedule.

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