NFL playoff scenarios

dshirley@macon.comDecember 4, 2012 

NFC
Clinched: Atlanta, NFC South.

ATLANTA
Clinches first-round bye with:
— Win AND Chicago loss or tie AND Green Bay loss or tie, or
— Win AND San Francisco loss, or
— Tie AND Chicago loss AND Green Bay loss
Clinches home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with:
— Win AND Chicago loss or tie AND Green Bay loss or tie AND San Francisco loss

SAN FRANCISCO
Clinches playoff spot with:
— Win AND Dallas loss AND Minnesota loss AND Tampa Bay loss AND Washington loss AND St. Louis loss or tie, or
— Win AND Dallas loss AND Minnesota loss AND Tampa Bay loss AND Washington loss AND Seattle loss or tie

AFC
Clinched: Denver, AFC West; Houston, playoff spot; New England, AFC East.

HOUSTON
Clinches AFC South division with:
— Win AND Indianapolis loss or tie, or
— Tie AND Indianapolis loss
Clinches first-round bye with:
— Win AND Indianapolis loss or tie AND Baltimore loss or tie, or
— Win AND Indianapolis loss or tie AND Denver loss or tie
Clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with:
— Win AND Indianapolis loss or tie AND Baltimore loss AND Denver loss

BALTIMORE
Clinches AFC North division with:
— Baltimore win AND Pittsburgh loss AND Cincinnati loss
Clinches playoff spot with:
— Win AND Pittsburgh loss or tie, or
— Win AND Cincinnati loss or tie, or
— Tie AND Pittsburgh loss AND Cincinnati loss

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