NFL PLAYOFF SCENARIOS

PLAYOFF SCENARIOS AFC EAST
New England has clinched division.
AFC NORTH
Cincinnati has clinched division.
Pittsburgh can clinch playoff berth with:
1) PIT win or tie, OR
2) KC loss or tie, OR
3) SD win.
AFC SOUTH
Indianapolis has clinched homefield advantage. Jacksonville has clinched playoff berth. AFC WEST
Denver has clinched first-round bye. Kansas City can clinch playoff berth with:
1) KC win PIT loss SD loss or tie.

NFC EAST
Dallas can clinch playoff berth with:
1) DAL win WAS loss or tie, OR
2) DAL win CAR loss, OR
3) DAL win TB loss NYG loss NYG and DAL clinch strength of victory
tiebreaker over TB, OR
4) DAL tie WAS loss.
New York Giants have clinched playoff berth. New York Giants can clinch division title with:
1) NYG win or tie, OR
2) WAS loss or tie.
Washington can clinch division title with:
1) WAS win NYG loss.
Washington can clinch playoff berth with:
1) WAS win, OR
2) DAL loss, OR
3) WAS tie DAL tie.
NFC NORTH Chicago has clinched first-round bye. NFC SOUTH Carolina can clinch division with:
1) CAR win TB loss or tie, OR
2) CAR tie TB loss.
Carolina can clinch playoff berth with:
1) CAR win or tie, OR
2) DAL loss or tie, OR
3) WAS loss or tie. Tampa Bay can clinch division title with:
1) TB win, OR
2) CAR loss, OR
3) TB tie CAR tie.
Tampa Bay can clinch playoff berth with:
1) TB tie, OR
2) DAL loss or tie, OR
3) WAS loss or tie, OR
4) NYG win or tie, OR
5) TB clinches strength of victory tiebreaker over DAL or NYG.
NFC WEST Seattle has clinched homefield advantage. >p?Arizona, Atlanta, Baltimore, Buffalo, Cleveland, Detroit, Green Bay, Houston, Miami, Minnesota, New Orleans, N.Y. Jets, Oakland, Philadelphia, St. Louis, San Diego, San Francisco and Tennessee have been eliminated from playoff contention.

NFC PLAYOFF PICTURE
Here's a look at the playoff scenarios involving the Cowboys, if they beat St. Louis on Sunday.  DAL NYG WAS TB CAR Playoffs Reason W W W W W OUT Lost season series to Redskins. W W W W L IN (WC2) Won head-to-head with Panthers. W W W L L IN (WC2) Won head-to-head with Panthers. W W W L W OUT Swept by Redskins; TB beat Redskins W W L W W IN (WC2) Best Remaining Record in NFC W W L W L IN (WC1) 5th seed; Head-to-head win over Carolina W W L L L IN (WC1) 5th seed; Head-to-head win over Carolina W W L L W IN (WC) 5th or 6th seed, depending on strength of victory with TB W L W W W OUT Lose tiebreaker with Giants, division record W L W W L IN (WC2) 6th seed; Head-to-head win over Carolina W L W L L IN (WC2) 6th seed; Head-to-head win over Carolina W L L W W IN (WC2) Best Remaining Record in NFC. W L L W L IN (WC1) 5th seed; Head-to-head win over Carolina W L L L L IN (WC1) 5th seed; Head-to-head win over Carolina W L L L W IN (WC) 5th or 6th seed, depending on strength of victory with TB W L W L W ??? NYG, DAL both have to beat TB on strength of victory.

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