Published: December 27th, 2010 | Tags: NFL Playoffs, Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Ravens, Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, New York Giants, New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, Seattle Seahawks, St. Louis Rams
Here’s a look at the Week 17 playoff scenarios, even with two games left to be played in Week 16. Note: For a complete look at what the playoff slate would like like if the regular season ended today, check out the playoff picture.
Atlanta – playoff spot.
Chicago – NFC North division.
Philadelphia – NFC East division.
Carolina, Detroit, Washington, Dallas, Minnesota, Arizona,San Francisco.
Philadelphia has clinched NFC East division and still has a chance to earn a first-round bye and homefield advantage next week as of Monday.
Chicago has clinched NFC North division and still has a chance to earn a first-round bye and homefield advantage next week as of Monday.
Atlanta clinches NFC South and homefield advantage with a win or tie against New Orleans Monday night. If Atlanta loses tonight, it still has a chance to win the NFC South, a first-round bye and homefield advantage next week.
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
New Orleans clinches a playoff spot with a win or tie against Atlanta Monday night and still has a chance to win the NFC South, a first-round bye and homefield advantage next week. If New Orleans loses Monday night, it can still clinch a playoff spot next week with:
1) NO win or tie
2) NYG loss or tie + GB loss or tie
GREEN BAY PACKERS
Green Bay clinches a playoff spot:
1) GB win
2) GB tie + NYG loss or tie + TB loss or tie
3) NYG loss + TB loss
NEW YORK GIANTS
NY Giants clinch a playoff spot:
1) NYG win + GB loss or tie
2) NYG win + NO loses twice
3) NYG tie + GB loss + TB loss or tie
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
Tampa Bay clinches a playoff spot:
1) TB win + NO loss to ATL + NYG loss or tie
2) TB win + NO loss to ATL + GB loss or tie
3) TB win + NYG loss or tie + GB loss or tie
4) TB tie + NYG loss + GB loss
ST. LOUIS RAMS
St. Louis clinches NFC West division:
1) STL win or tie
Seattle clinches NFC West division:
1) SEA win
New England – AFC East division and homefield advantage.
NY Jets – playoff spot.
Pittsburgh – playoff spot.
Baltimore – playoff spot.
Kansas City – AFC West division.
Buffalo, Cincinnati, Denver, Cleveland, Houston, Miami, San Diego, Oakland, Tennessee.
Pittsburgh clinches AFC North division and a first-round bye:
1) PIT win
2) PIT tie + BAL loss or tie
3) BAL loss
Baltimore clinches AFC North division and a first-round bye:
1) BAL win + PIT loss or tie
2) BAL tie + PIT loss
Indianapolis clinches AFC South division:
1) IND win or tie
2) JAC loss or tie
Jacksonville clinches AFC South division:
1) JAC win + IND loss