Week 17 Playoff Scenarios

If the Vikings win in Arizona Sunday, everything else doesn't much matter. Here are the playoff scenarios for Week 17 around the NFL.

2003 NFL playoff scenarios heading into Week 17:


AFC EAST

New England has clinched division title and first-round bye.

New England can clinch homefield advantage throughout playoffs with:

1) NE win or tie, OR

2) KC loss or tie



AFC NORTH

Baltimore can clinch division title with:

1) BAL win or tie, OR

2) CIN loss or tie

Baltimore is eliminated from playoff contention with a loss and a Cincinnati win

Cincinnati can clinch division title with:

1) CIN win + BAL loss

Cincinnati is eliminated from playoff contention with a loss or tie OR a Baltimore win or tie



AFC SOUTH

Indianapolis has clinched playoff berth.

Indianapolis can clinch division title with:

1) IND win, OR

2) TEN loss, OR

3) IND tie + TEN tie

Tennessee has clinched playoff berth.

Tennessee can clinch division title with:

1) TEN win or tie + IND loss


AFC WEST

Kansas City has clinched division title and first-round bye.

Kansas City can clinch homefield advantage throughout the playoffs with:

1) KC win + NE loss

Denver has clinched playoff berth and will play first-round game.



NFC EAST

Philadelphia has clinched playoff berth.

Philadelphia can clinch division title and first-round bye with:

1) PHI win or tie, OR

2) DAL loss or tie

Philadelphia can clinch homefield advantage throughout playoffs with:

1) PHI win + STL loss

Dallas has clinched playoff berth.

Dallas can clinch division title and first-round bye with:

1) DAL win + PHI loss



NFC NORTH

Minnesota can clinch division title with:

1) MIN win, OR

2) GB loss, OR

3) MIN tie + GB tie

Minnesota can clinch playoff berth with:

1) SEA loss, OR

2) MIN tie + SEA tie

Green Bay can clinch division title with:

1) GB win + MIN loss or tie, OR

2) GB tie + MIN loss

Green Bay can clinch playoff berth with:

1) SEA loss, OR

2) GB win + DAL win or tie, OR

3) GB win + DAL has better strength of victory than SEA, OR

4) GB win or tie + SEA tie



NFC SOUTH

Carolina has clinched division title.


NFC WEST

St. Louis has clinched division title and first-round bye.

St. Louis can clinch homefield advantage throughout the playoffs with:

1) STL win or tie, OR

2) PHI loss or tie

Seattle can clinch playoff berth with:

1) SEA win + MIN loss or tie, OR

2) SEA win + GB loss or tie, OR

3) SEA win + DAL loss + SEA has better strength of victory than DAL, OR

4) SEA tie + MIN loss, OR

5) SEA tie + GB loss



Arizona, Atlanta, Buffalo, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Houston, Jacksonville, Miami, New Orleans, N.Y. Giants, N.Y. Jets, Oakland, Pittsburgh, San Diego, San Francisco, Tampa Bay and Washington have been eliminated from playoff contention.

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