NFL Playoff Scenarios


Week 16
AFC

CLINCHED: New England: AFC East and first-round bye; Cincinnati: playoff berth.

NEW ENGLAND (at N.Y. Jets, Sunday)

Clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with:

— Win or

— Tie and Cincinnati loss or tie

CINCINNATI (at Denver, Monday)

Clinches AFC North with:

— Win or tie, or

— Pittsburgh loss or tie

Clinches first-round bye with:

— Win or tie

DENVER (vs. Cincinnati, Monday)

Clinches AFC West with:

— Win and Kansas City loss or tie, or

— Tie and Kansas City loss

Clinches playoff spot with:

— Win and N.Y. Jets or Pittsburgh loss or tie, or

— Tie and N.Y. Jets or Pittsburgh loss

HOUSTON (at Tennessee, Sunday)

Clinches AFC South with:

— Win and clinches strength of victory tiebreaker over Indianapolis, or

— Win and Indianapolis loss or tie, or

— Tie and Indianapolis loss

KANSAS CITY (vs. Cleveland, Sunday)

Clinches playoff spot with:

— Win and N.Y. Jets or Pittsburgh loss

PITTSBURGH (at Baltimore, Sunday)

Clinches playoff spot with:

— Win and N.Y. Jets loss

NFC

CLINCHED: Carolina: NFC South and first-round bye; Arizona: NFC West; Green Bay: playoff berth; Seattle: playoff berth.

CAROLINA (at Atlanta, Sunday)

Clinches home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with:

— Win or tie, or

— Arizona loss or tie

ARIZONA (vs. Green Bay, Sunday)

Clinches first-round bye with:

— Win or tie

GREEN BAY (at Arizona, Sunday)

Clinches NFC North with:

— Win and Minnesota loss or tie, or

— Tie and Minnesota loss

MINNESOTA (vs. N.Y. Giants, Sunday)

Clinches playoff spot with:

— Win or tie, or

— Atlanta loss or tie, or

— Seattle win or tie

WASHINGTON (at Philadelphia, Saturday)

Clinches NFC East with:

— Win, or

— Tie and N.Y. Giants loss

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