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2013 NFL Week 17: Playoff Scenarios

With one week remaining in the regular season, playoff spots and positions are still up for grabs. Here's a look at the playoff scenarios for the final week of the NFL 2013 regular season

After Week 16, all four AFC divisions have been decided, but the final AFC playoff spot is still to be determined.

The Denver Broncos, who defeated Houston 37-13, clinched the AFC West and a first-round bye. The New England Patriots, who defeated Baltimore 41-7, clinched the AFC East. The Cincinnati Bengals, who defeated Minnesota 42-14, clinched the AFC North. The Indianapolis Colts, who defeated Kansas City 23-7, had already clinched the AFC South.

In the NFC, all four divisions are up for grabs on the season's final Sunday.

The Carolina Panthers defeated New Orleans 17-13 and clinched a playoff berth. The Panthers join the Seattle Seahawks, who had already clinched a postseason berth.

AFC

Clinched:

Denver -- AFC West and first-round bye

New England -- AFC East

Cincinnati -- AFC North

Indianapolis -- AFC South

Kansas City -- playoff spot

DENVER BRONCOS (at Oakland Raiders)

Denver clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with:

1) Broncos win or tie OR

2) Patriotsloss or tie

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (vs. Buffalo Bills)

New England clinches a first-round bye with:

1) Patriots win or tie OR

2) Bengals loss or tie + Colts loss or tie

New England clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with:

1) Patriots win + Broncos loss

CINCINNATI BENGALS (vs. Baltimore Ravens)

Cincinnati clinches a first-round bye with:

1) Bengals win + Patriots loss

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (vs. Jacksonville Jaguars)

Indianapolis clinches a first-round bye with:

1) Colts win + Patriots loss + Bengals loss or tie

MIAMI DOLPHINS (vs. New York Jets)

Miami clinches a playoff spot with:

1) Dolphins win + Ravens loss or tie OR

2) Dolphins win + Chargers win OR

3) Dolphins tie + Ravens loss + Chargers loss or tie OR

4) Dolphins tie + Ravens tie + Chargers tie

BALTIMORE RAVENS (at Bengals)

Baltimore clinches a playoff spot with:

1) Ravens win + Chargers loss or tie OR

2) Ravens win + Dolphins loss or tie OR

3) Ravens tie + Dolphins loss + Chargers loss or tie OR

4) Ravens tie + Dolphins tie + Chargers loss OR

5) Dolphins loss + Chargers loss + PIT loss or tie

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS (vs. Kansas City Chiefs)

San Diego clinches a playoff spot with:

1) Chargers win + Dolphins loss or tie + Ravens loss or tie OR

2) Chargers tie + Dolphins loss + Ravens loss

PITTSBURGH STEELERS (vs. Cleveland Browns)

Pittsburgh clinches a playoff spot with:

1) Steelers win + Dolphins loss + Ravens loss + Chargers loss

 

NFC

CLINCHED:

Seattle -- playoff spot

Carolina -- playoff spot

San Francisco -- playoff spot

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (vs. St Louis Rams)

Seattle clinches NFC West division and home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with:

1) Seahawks win or tie OR

2) 49ers loss or tie

CAROLINA PANTHERS (at Atlanta Falcons)

Carolina clinches NFC South division and a first-round bye with:

1) Panthers win or tie OR

2) Saints loss or tie

Carolina clinches home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with:

1) Panthers win + Seahawks loss + 49ers win

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (at Dallas Cowboys)

Philadelphia clinches NFC East division with:

1) Eagles win or tie

CHICAGO BEARS (vs. Green Bay Packers)

Chicago clinches NFC North division with:

1) Bears win or tie

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (at Arizona Cardinals)

San Francisco clinches NFC West division and a first-round bye with:

1) 49ers win + Seahawks loss

San Francisco clinches NFC West division and home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with:

1) 49ers win + Seahawks loss + Panthers loss or tie

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (vs. Tampa Bay Bucanneers)

New Orleans clinches NFC South division and a first-round bye with:

1) Saints win + Panthers loss

New Orleans clinches a playoff spot with:

1) Saints win OR

2) Saints tie + Cardinals tie OR

3) Cardinals loss

ARIZONA CARDINALS (vs. San Francisco 49ers)

Arizona clinches a playoff spot with:

1) Cardinals win + Saints loss or tie OR

2) Cardinals tie + Saints loss

DALLAS COWBOYS (vs. Philadelphia Eagles)

Dallas clinches NFC East division with:

1) Cowboys win

GREEN BAY PACKERS (at Chicago Bears)

Green Bay clinches NFC North division with:

1) Packers win

 

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