NFL Playoff scenarios for Week 17

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With one week left the playoff picture is no clearer then it was a week ago. There is no shortage of teams who have a chance to make the playoffs but the number of spots left are few.

DENVER BRONCOS

Denver clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with: 

1) DEN win OR
2) NE loss

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

New England clinches a first-round bye with: 

1) NE win OR
2) CIN loss + IND loss

New England clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with:

1) NE win + DEN loss

CINCINNATI BENGALS

Cincinnati clinches first-round bye with:

1) CIN win + NE loss

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS

Indianapolis clinches first-round bye with:

1) IND win + NE loss + CIN loss

BALTIMORE RAVENS

Baltimore clinches a playoff spot with:

1) BAL win + SD loss OR
2) BAL win + MIA loss OR
3) PIT loss + SD loss + MIA loss

MIAMI DOLPHINS

Miami clinches a playoff spot with:

1) MIA win + BAL loss OR
2) MIA win + SD win

PITTSBURGH STEELERS

Pittsburgh clinches a playoff spot with:

1) PIT win + BAL loss + MIA loss + SD loss

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS

San Diego clinches a playoff spot with:

1) SD win + BAL loss + MIA loss

NFC
CLINCHED:

Seattle — playoff spot
Carolina — playoff spot
San Francisco — playoff spot

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

Seattle clinches NFC West and home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with:

1) SEA win OR
2) SF loss

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

New Orleans clinches a playoff spot with:

1) NO win OR
2) ARI loss

New Orleans clinches NFC South and a first-round bye with:

1) NO win + CAR loss

CAROLINA PANTHERS

Carolina clinches NFC South and first-round bye with:

1) CAR win OR
2) NO loss

Carolina clinches NFC South and home-field advantage with:

1) CAR win + SEA loss + SF win

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

San Francisco clinches NFC West and first-round bye with:

1) SF win + SEA loss

San Francisco clinches NFC West and home-field advantage with:

1) SF win + SEA loss + CAR loss

ARIZONA CARDINALS

Arizona clinches a playoff spot with:

1) ARI win + NO loss

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

Philadelphia clinches NFC East with:

1) PHI win/tie

DALLAS COWBOYS

Dallas clinches NFC East with:

1) DAL win

CHICAGO BEARS

Chicago clinches NFC North with:

1) CHI win/tie

GREEN BAY PACKERS

Green Bay clinches NFC North with:

1) GB win