• Week 17 playoff scenarios

  • By ESPN.com staff | December 24, 2012 1:35:03 AM PST

PLAYOFF CLINCHINGS AFTER WEEK 16

Atlanta -- Home-field advantage
Indianapolis -- Playoff berth
Cincinnati -- Playoff berth
Baltimore -- Division title
Seattle -- Playoff berth

2012 NFL PLAYOFF SCENARIOS FOR WEEK 17

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HOUSTON TEXANS

Clinch home-field advantage with:

1. Houston win OR

2. Denver loss + New England loss

Clinch first-round bye with:

1. Denver loss OR

2. New England loss

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DENVER BRONCOS

Clinch home-field advantage with:

1. Denver win + Houston loss

Clinch first-round bye with:

1. Denver win OR

2. New England loss

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NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

Clinch home-field advantage with:

1. New England win + Denver loss + Houston loss

Clinch first-round bye with:

1. New England win + Houston loss OR

2. New England win + Denver loss

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CHICAGO BEARS

Clinch a playoff spot with:

1. Chicago win + Minnesota loss

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DALLAS COWBOYS

Clinch NFC East with:

1. Dallas win

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GREEN BAY PACKERS

Clinch first-round bye with:

1. Green Bay win OR

2. San Francisco loss + Seattle loss

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MINNESOTA VIKINGS

Clinch a playoff spot with:

1. Minnesota win OR

2. Chicago loss + Dallas loss + New York Giants loss

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NEW YORK GIANTS

Clinch a playoff spot with:

1. New York Giants win + Dallas loss + Minnesota loss + Chicago loss

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SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

Clinch NFC West division with:

1. San Francisco win or tie OR

2. Seattle loss or tie

Clinch first-round bye with:

1. San Francisco win + Green Bay loss

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SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

Clinch NFC West with:

1. Seattle win + San Francisco loss

Clinch first-round bye with:

1. Seattle win + San Francisco loss + Green Bay loss

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WASHINGTON REDSKINS

Clinch NFC East with:

1. Washington win or tie

Clinch a playoff spot with:

1. Minnesota loss + Chicago loss


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