Advertisement

NFL playoff scenarios entering Week 17

Ravens head coach John Harbaugh talks about injuries, Sunday's game time change and the defense's lack of quarterback pressure against the Colts. (Kevin Richardson / Baltimore Sun video)

WEEK 17

AFC

Advertisement

CLINCHED: New England - AFC East and first-round bye, Pittsburgh - AFC North and first-round bye, Jacksonville - AFC South, Kansas City - AFC West

NEW ENGLAND (12-3) vs. N.Y. Jets (5-10)

Clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with:

— Win, or

— Pittsburgh loss, or

— Tie and Pittsburgh tie

PITTSBURGH (12-3) vs. Cleveland (0-15)

Clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with:

— Win and New England loss or tie, or

— Tie and New England loss

BALTIMORE (9-6) vs. Cincinnati (6-9)

Clinches playoff berth with:

— Win or tie, or

— Buffalo loss or tie, or

Advertisement

— Tennessee loss or tie

TENNESSEE (8-7) vs. Jacksonville (10-5)

Clinches playoff berth with:

— Win, or

— Tie and Buffalo loss or tie and L.A. Chargers loss or tie, or

— Buffalo loss and L.A. Chargers loss

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (8-7) vs. Oakland (6-9)

Clinches playoff berth with:

— Win and Tennessee loss or tie and Buffalo loss or tie, or

— Win and Tennessee loss or tie and Baltimore win or tie, or

— Tie and Tennessee loss and Buffalo loss or tie

BUFFALO (8-7) at Miami (6-9)

Clinches playoff berth with:

— Win and Baltimore loss, or

— Win and L.A. Chargers loss or tie and Tennessee loss or tie, or

— Tie and L.A. Chargers loss and Tennessee loss

NFC

CLINCHED: Philadelphia - NFC East and home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs, Minnesota - NFC North, Los Angeles Rams - NFC West, New Orleans - playoff berth, Carolina - playoff berth

MINNESOTA VIKINGS (12-3) vs. Chicago (5-10)

Clinches first-round bye with:

— Win or tie, or

— Carolina loss or tie, or

— L.A. Rams or New Orleans win

NEW ORLEANS (11-4) at Tampa Bay (4-11)

Clinches NFC South with:

— Win, or

— Carolina loss, or

— Tie and Carolina tie

CAROLINA (11-4) at Atlanta (9-6)

Clinches NFC South with:

— Win and New Orleans loss or tie, or

— Tie and New Orleans loss

Clinches first-round bye with:

— Win and New Orleans loss or tie and Minnesota loss and L.A. Rams loss or tie

ATLANTA (9-6) vs. Carolina (11-4)

Clinches playoff berth with:

— Win, or

— Seattle loss, or

— Tie and Seattle tie

SEATTLE (9-6) vs. Arizona (7-8)

Clinches playoff berth with:

— Win and Atlanta loss or tie, or

— Tie and Atlanta loss

Advertisement
Advertisement