Week 17 playoff scenarios

Cold, Hard Football Facts for Dec 23, 2008



Final NFL playoff scenarios for Week 17.
 
NFC
 
CLINCHED: N.Y. Giants – NFC East and homefield advantage; Arizona – NFC West; Carolina – Playoff spot; Atlanta – Playoff spot.
 
ELIMINATED:  Detroit, Green Bay, New Orleans, St. Louis, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington.
 
DALLAS COWBOYS
Dallas clinches a playoff spot with:
 
   1) DAL win OR
   2) DAL tie + CHI loss or tie + TB loss OR
   3) DAL tie + MIN loss or tie + TB loss OR
   4) DAL tie + CHI loss + TB tie OR
   5) DAL tie + MIN loss + TB tie.
 
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
Philadelphia clinches a playoff spot with:
 
   1) PHI win + TB loss + MIN loss OR
   2) PHI win + TB loss + CHI loss.
 
ATLANTA FALCONS
Atlanta clinches NFC South Division and a first-round bye with:

ATL win + CAR loss. 

CAROLINA PANTHERS
Carolina clinches NFC South Division and a first-round bye with:
 
   1) CAR win or tie OR
   2) ATL loss or tie.
 
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
Tampa Bay clinches a playoff spot with:
 
   1) TB win + DAL loss or tie OR
   2) TB tie + DAL loss + MIN loss or tie OR
   3) TB tie + DAL loss + CHI loss or tie OR
   4) TB tie + DAL tie + MIN tie + CHI win or tie OR
   5) TB tie + DAL tie + CHI tie + MIN win or tie.
 
MINNESOTA VIKINGS
Minnesota clinches NFC North with:
 
   1) MIN win OR
   2) MIN tie + CHI loss or tie OR
   3) CHI loss.
 
Minnesota clinches a playoff spot with:
 
MIN tie + DAL loss + TB loss.
 
CHICAGO BEARS
 
Chicago clinches NFC North Division with:
   1) CHI win + MIN loss or tie OR
   2) CHI tie + MIN loss.
 
Chicago clinches a playoff spot with:
   1) CHI win + DAL loss or tie + TB loss or tie OR
   2) CHI tie + DAL loss + TB loss.
 
AFC
 
CLINCHED: Tennessee – AFC South and homefield advantage; Pittsburgh – AFC North and first-round bye; Indianapolis – Playoff spot
 
 ELIMINATED:  Buffalo, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Houston, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Oakland.
 
MIAMI DOLPHINS
Miami clinches AFC East Division with:
 
   1) MIA win OR
   2) MIA tie + NE loss or tie.
 
Miami clinches a playoff spot with:
 
MIA tie + BAL loss.
 
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
New England clinches AFC East Division with:
 
   1) NE win + MIA loss or tie OR
   2) NE tie + MIA loss.
 
New England clinches playoff spot with:
 
   1) NE win + BAL loss or tie OR
   2) NE tie + BAL loss.
 
NEW YORK JETS
NY Jets clinch AFC East Division with:
  • NYJ win + NE loss.
NY Jets clinch playoff spot with:
  • NYJ win + BAL loss.
 
BALTIMORE RAVENS
Baltimore clinches a playoff spot with:
 
   1) BAL win OR
   2) BAL tie + MIA loss or tie OR
   3) BAL tie + NE loss or tie OR
   4) NE loss.
 
DENVER BRONCOS
Denver clinches AFC West Division with:
  • DEN win or tie.
 
SAN DIEGO CHARGERS
San Diego clinches AFC West Division with:
  • SD win.

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