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NFL playoff scenarios

1/1/2006

Playoff clinching scenarios for Week 17.

AFC East
• The Patriots have clinched the AFC East.

AFC North
• The Bengals have clinched the AFC North.

• The Steelers have clinched a playoff berth.

AFC South
• The Colts have clinched the AFC South, a first-round bye and home-field advantage in the AFC.

• The Jaguars have clinched a playoff spot.

AFC West
• The Broncos have clinched the AFC West and a first-round bye.

NFC East
• The Giants have clinched the NFC East.

• The Redskins have clinched a playoff spot.

NFC South
• The Buccaneers have clinched the NFC South title.

• The Panthers have clinched a playoff spot.

NFC West
• The Seahawks have clinched the NFC West, a first-round bye and home-field advantage in the NFC.

The Texans, 49ers, Ravens, Browns, Packers, Saints, Jets, Raiders, Titans, Cardinals, Bills, Lions, Eagles, Rams, Dolphins, Chargers, Falcons, Vikings and Chiefs have been eliminated from playoff contention.