Week 13 playoff scenarios

This time last week, there was plenty of buzz that the 49ers had a chance to become the first team in the NFL to clinch a playoff spot this season. A Thanksgiving night loss to the Ravens delayed that inevitability, and it also opens the door for the defending Super Bowl champion Packers to become the first team with an asterisk next to their names in this season’s standings.

Here are the playoff scenarios heading into Week 13:


ELIMINATED: Minnesota, St. Louis.

Green Bay clinches North Division title:
1) GB win + DET loss or tie
2) GB tie + CHI loss or tie + DET loss
3) CHI loss + DET loss

Green Bay clinches a playoff spot:
1) GB win
2) GB tie + CHI loss or tie
3) CHI loss
4) ATL loss
5) DET loss
6) NO loss + ATL tie

San Francisco clinches West Division title:
1) SF win or tie
2) SEA loss or tie + ARI loss or tie


ELIMINATED: Indianapolis

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