2004 Playoff Push

See what the playoff picture would look like if the season ended today.

Originally Published: December 19, 2004
ESPN.com

Here's how the playoff race finished:

Clinching scenarios for Week 17

AFC playoff race NFC playoff race
Team W L T Div Conf Team W L T Div Conf
1.Steelers-* 15 1 0 5-1 11-1 1. Eagles-* 13 3 0 6-0 11-1
2.Patriots-z 14 2 0 5-1 10-2 2. Falcons-z 11 5 0 4-2 8-4
3. Colts-z 12 4 0 5-1 8-4 3. Packers-z 10 6 0 5-1 9-3
4. Chargers-z 12 4 0 5-1 9-3 4. Seattle-x 9 7 0 3-3 8-4
5. Jets-x 10 6 0 3-3 7-5 5. Rams-x 8 8 0 5-1 7-5
6. Broncos-x 10 6 0 3-3 7-5 6. Vikings-x 8 8 0 3-3 5-7

* -- clinched division and homefield advantage
z -- clinched division title
x -- clinched playoff berth

For a detailed explanation of tie-breaking procedures, click here.

Wild-card matchups

AFC
New York Jets at San Diego Chargers, Saturday, 8 ET
Denver Broncos at Indianapolis Colts, Sunday, 1 ET
First-round byes: Pittsburgh Steelers, New England Patriots

NFC
Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers, Sunday, 4:30 ET
St. Louis Rams at Seattle Seahawks, Saturday, 4:30 ET
First-round byes: Philadelphia Eagles, Atlanta Falcons

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