Week 16 clinching scenarios

A number of teams are in position to punch their tickets to the playoffs in Week 16. Find out what they need to do.

NFC

CLINCHED:
New Orleans — South division and a first-round bye.
Minnesota — North division.
Arizona — West division.
Philadelphia — playoff spot.

ELIMINATED:
Detroit, St. Louis, Tampa Bay, Washington, Chicago, Seattle, Carolina, Atlanta, San Francisco.

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
New Orleans clinches home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs:

1) NO win or tie
2) MIN loss or tie

MINNESOTA VIKINGS
Minnesota clinches a first-round bye:

1) MIN win + PHI loss or tie
2) MIN tie + PHI loss

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
Philadelphia clinches East division:
1) PHI win + DAL loss or tie
2) PHI tie + DAL loss

GREEN BAY PACKERS
Green Bay clinches a playoff spot:
(IF NY GIANTS BEAT WASHINGTON)
1) GB win + NYG loss or tie
2) GB win + DAL loss
3) GB tie + NYG loss

(IF WASHINGTON BEATS NY GIANTS)
1) GB win or tie
2) NYG loss or tie

DALLAS COWBOYS
Dallas clinches a playoff spot:
(IF NY GIATS BEAT WASHINGTON)
1) DAL win + NYG loss or tie
2) DAL tie + NYG loss

(IF WASHINGTON BEATS NY GIANTS)
1) DAL win or tie
2) NYG loss or tie

AFC

CLINCHED:
Indianapolis — South division and home-field advantage.
San Diego — West division.

ELIMINATED:
Cleveland, Kansas City, Oakland, Buffalo.

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS
San Diego clinches a first-round bye:

1) SD win or tie
2) NE loss or tie

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
New England clinches East division:

1) NE win or tie
2) MIA loss or tie

CINCINNATI BENGALS
Cincinnati clinches North division:

1) CIN win
2) CIN tie + BAL loss or tie
3) BAL loss

Cincinnati clinches a playoff spot:

1) CIN tie
2) JAC loss or tie + NYJ loss or tie + HOU/MIA game ends in a tie

BALTIMORE RAVENS
Baltimore clinches a playoff spot:

1) BAL win + JAC loss or tie + NYJ loss or tie
2) BAL win + JAC loss or tie + DEN loss
3) BAL win + MIA loss or tie + NYJ loss or tie + DEN loss
4) BAL tie + NYJ loss + JAC loss + TEN loss or tie + HOU/MIA game ends in tie

DENVER BRONCOS
Denver clinches a playoff spot:

1) DEN win + JAC loss or tie + MIA loss or tie + NYJ loss or tie + PIT loss or tie

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