Week 17 NFL Playoff-Clinching Scenarios

     

AFC

CLINCHED:

  • Baltimore Ravens – AFC North division and homefield advantage throughout AFC playoffs
  • Houston Texans – AFC South division
  • Kansas City Chiefs – AFC West division
  • New England Patriots – AFC East division
  • Buffalo Bills – playoff berth

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (11-4) (vs. L.A. Chargers (5-10), 1:00 PM ET, CBS)

Kansas City clinches a first-round bye with:

  • 1. KC win + NE loss

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (12-3) (vs. Miami (4-11); 1:00 PM ET, CBS)

New England clinches a first-round bye with:

  • 1. NE win or tie OR
  • 2. KC loss or tie

OAKLAND RAIDERS (7-8) (at Denver (6-9); 4:25 PM ET, CBS)

Oakland clinches a playoff berth with:

  • 1. OAK win + PIT loss + TEN loss + IND win + OAK clinches strength-of-victory tiebreaker over PIT*

*OAK clinches strength-of-victory tiebreaker over PIT if ONE of the following teams win or tie: CHI, DET, LAC OR NE

PITTSBURGH STEELERS (8-7) (at Baltimore (13-2); 4:25 PM ET, CBS)

Pittsburgh clinches a playoff berth with:

  • 1. PIT win + TEN loss or tie OR
  • 2. PIT tie + TEN loss OR
  • 3. TEN loss + IND win + OAK loss or tie OR
  • 4. TEN loss + IND win + PIT ties OAK in strength-of-victory tiebreaker*

*PIT ties OAK in strength-of-victory tiebreaker if ALL of the following teams win:
MIN, GB, KC AND MIA

TENNESSEE TITANS (8-7) (at Houston (10-5); 4:25 PM ET, CBS)

Tennessee clinches a playoff berth with:

  • 1. TEN win OR
  • 2. TEN tie + PIT loss or tie OR
  • 3. PIT loss + IND loss or tie

NFC

CLINCHED:

  • Green Bay – NFC North division
  • New Orleans – NFC South division
  • Minnesota — playoff berth
  • San Francisco — playoff berth
  • Seattle — playoff berth

DALLAS COWBOYS (7-8) (vs. Washington (3-12); 4:25 PM ET, FOX)

Dallas clinches NFC East division with:

  • 1. DAL win + PHI loss

GREEN BAY PACKERS (12-3) (at Detroit (3-11-1); 1:00 PM ET, FOX)

Green Bay clinches a first-round bye with:

  • 1. GB win OR
  • 2. NO loss OR
  • 3. GB tie + SF loss OR
  • 4. GB tie + NO tie

Green Bay clinches homefield advantage throughout NFC playoffs with:

  • 1. GB win + SF loss or tie OR
  • 2. GB tie + SF loss + NO loss or tie

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (12-3) (at Carolina (5-10); 1:00 PM ET, FOX)

New Orleans clinches a first-round bye with:

  • 1. NO win + GB loss or tie OR
  • 2. NO win + SF loss or tie OR
  • 3. NO tie + GB loss OR
  • 4. NO tie + SF loss OR
  • 5. SF loss + GB win or tie

New Orleans clinches homefield advantage throughout NFC playoffs with:

  • 1. NO win + GB loss or tie + SF loss or tie OR
  • 2. NO tie + GB loss + SF loss

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (8-7) (at N.Y. Giants (4-11); 4:25 PM ET, FOX)

Philadelphia clinches NFC East division with:

  • 1. PHI win or tie OR
  • 2. DAL loss or tie

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (12-3) (at Seattle (11-4); 8:20 PM ET, NBC)

San Francisco clinches NFC West division title with:

  • 1. SF win or tie

San Francisco clinches a first-round bye with:

  • 1. SF win OR
  • 2. SF tie + GB loss or tie OR
  • 3. SF tie + NO loss or tie

San Francisco clinches homefield advantage throughout NFC playoffs with:

  • 1. SF win OR
  • 2. SF tie + GB loss or tie + NO loss or tie

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (11-4) (vs. San Francisco (12-3); 8:20 ET, NBC)

Seattle clinches NFC West division with:

  • 1. SEA win

Seattle clinches a first-round bye with:

  • 1. SEA win + GB loss

Seattle clinches homefield advantage throughout NFC playoffs with:

  • 1. SEA win + GB loss + NO loss

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