Week 17 Playoff Scenarios

Find out which teams have been eliminated and what those in contention have to have happen to get in.

2004 NFL PLAYOFF SCENARIOS


AFC EAST


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

Buffalo can clinch playoff berth with:

1) BUF win + NYJ loss, OR

2) BUF win + DEN loss or tie, OR

3) BUF tie + DEN loss.

New York Jets can clinch playoff berth with:

1) NYJ win or tie, OR

2) BUF loss or tie, OR

3) DEN loss or tie.


AFC NORTH

Pittsburgh has clinched division title and homefield advantage throughout the playoffs.

Baltimore can clinch playoff berth:

1) BAL win + BUF loss + DEN loss + JAX loss or tie.


AFC SOUTH

Indianapolis has clinched division title.

Jacksonville can clinch playoff berth with:

1) JAX win + BUF loss + DEN loss.


AFC WEST

San Diego has clinched division title.

Denver can clinch playoff berth with:

1) DEN win, OR

2) DEN tie + BUF loss or tie, OR

3) BUF loss + JAX loss or tie + BAL loss or tie.


NFC EAST

Philadelphia has clinched division title and homefield advantage throughout the playoffs.


NFC NORTH

Green Bay has clinched division title.

Minnesota can clinch playoff berth with:

1) MIN win or tie, OR

2) CAR loss or tie, OR

3) STL loss or tie.


NFC SOUTH

Atlanta has clinched division title and first-round bye.

Carolina can clinch playoff berth with:

1) CAR win + MIN loss, OR

2) CAR win + SEA win or tie, OR

3) CAR win or tie + STL loss or tie.

New Orleans clinches playoff berth with:

1) NO win + STL loss or tie, OR

2) NO win + SEA win or tie + MIN win or tie.


NFC WEST

Seattle has clinched playoff berth.

Seattle can clinch division title with:

1) SEA win or tie, OR

2) STL loss or tie.

St. Louis can clinch division with:

1) STL win + SEA loss.

St. Louis can clinch playoff berth with:

1) STL win + MIN loss, OR

2) STL win + NO/CAR game ends in tie.


Arizona, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Kansas City, Miami, NY Giants, Oakland, San Francisco, Tampa Bay, Tennessee and Washington have been eliminated from playoff contention.

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