NFL Playoff Scenarios

Updated: December 8, 2012, 1:32 PM ET
Associated Press

AFC

Clinched: Denver, AFC West; Houston, playoff spot; New England, AFC East.

HOUSTON

Clinches AFC South division with:

- Win AND Indianapolis loss or tie, or

- Tie AND Indianapolis loss

Clinches first-round bye with:

- Win AND Indianapolis loss or tie AND Baltimore loss or tie

BALTIMORE

Clinches AFC North division with:

- Baltimore win AND Pittsburgh loss AND Cincinnati loss

Clinches playoff spot with:

- Win AND Pittsburgh loss or tie, or

- Win AND Cincinnati loss or tie, or

- Tie AND Pittsburgh loss AND Cincinnati loss

NFC

Clinched: Atlanta, NFC South.

ATLANTA

Clinches first-round bye with:

- Win AND Chicago loss or tie AND Green Bay loss or tie, or

- Win AND San Francisco loss, or

- Tie AND Chicago loss AND Green Bay loss

Clinches home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with:

- Win AND Chicago loss or tie AND Green Bay loss or tie AND San Francisco loss

SAN FRANCISCO

Clinches playoff spot with:

- Win AND Dallas loss AND Minnesota loss AND Tampa Bay loss AND Washington loss AND St. Louis loss or tie, or

- Win AND Dallas loss AND Minnesota loss AND Tampa Bay loss AND Washington loss AND Seattle loss or tie


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