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Week 17 playoff scenarios
December 24, 2012 1:35:03 AM PST
By ESPN.com staff

AFC Playoff Picture

NFC Playoff Picture

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

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

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

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

CHICAGO BEARS

Clinch a playoff spot with:

1. Chicago win + Minnesota loss

DALLAS COWBOYS

Clinch NFC East with:

1. Dallas win

GREEN BAY PACKERS

Clinch first-round bye with:

1. Green Bay win OR

2. San Francisco loss + Seattle loss

MINNESOTA VIKINGS

Clinch a playoff spot with:

1. Minnesota win OR

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

NEW YORK GIANTS

Clinch a playoff spot with:

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

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

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

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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