Updated playoff scenarios

With the New Orleans Saints clinching a playoff berth Monday night, here’s an updated look at the Week 17 playoff scenarios. Note: For a complete look at what the playoff slate would like like if the regular season ended today, check out the playoff picture.

NFC

CLINCHED:
Atlanta – playoff spot.
Chicago – NFC North division.
Philadelphia – NFC East division.
New Orleans – playoff spot.

ELIMINATED:
Carolina, Detroit, Washington, Dallas, Minnesota, Arizona,San Francisco.

ATLANTA FALCONS
Atlanta clinches NFC South division:
1) ATL win or tie
2) NO loss or tie
Atlanta clinches a first-round bye:
1) NO loss or tie + CHI loss or tie
2) NO loss or tie + one PHI loss or tie
Atlanta clinches home-field advantage:
1) ATL win or tie
2) NO loss or tie + CHI loss or tie + one PHI loss or tie
3) NO loss or tie + CHI win + two PHI wins + ATL clinches strength of victory
tiebreaker over PHI

CHICAGO BEARS
Chicago clinches a first-round bye:
1) one PHI loss
2) CHI win
3) CHI tie + one PHI tie
Chicago clinches home-field advantage:
1) CHI win + ATL loss + NO loss or tie + one PHI loss or tie

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
Philadelphia clinches a first-round bye:
1) PHI wins twice + CHI loss or tie
Philadelphia clinches home-field advantage:
1) PHI wins twice + CHI loss or tie + ATL loss + NO loss or tie
2) PHI wins twice + ATL loss + NO loss or tie + PHI clinches at least a tie
in strength of victory tiebreaker over ATL

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
New Orleans clinches NFC South and home-field advantage:
1) NO win + ATL loss

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 tie + GB loss + TB loss or tie

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
Tampa Bay clinches a playoff spot:
1) TB win + NYG loss or tie + GB loss or tie
2) TB tie + NYG loss + GB loss

ST. LOUIS RAMS
St. Louis clinches NFC West division:
1) STL win or tie

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS
Seattle clinches NFC West division:
1) SEA win

AFC

CLINCHED:
New England – AFC East division and home-field advantage.
NY Jets – playoff spot.
Pittsburgh – playoff spot.
Baltimore – playoff spot.
Kansas City – AFC West division.

ELIMINATED:
Buffalo, Cincinnati, Denver, Cleveland, Houston, Miami, San Diego, Oakland, Tennessee.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS
Pittsburgh clinches AFC North division and a first-round bye:
1) PIT win
2) PIT tie + BAL loss or tie
3) BAL loss

BALTIMORE RAVENS
Baltimore clinches AFC North division and a first-round bye:
1) BAL win + PIT loss or tie
2) BAL tie + PIT loss

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS
Indianapolis clinches AFC South division:
1) IND win or tie
2) JAC loss or tie

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
Jacksonville clinches AFC South division:
1) JAC win + IND loss

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