NFL playoff scenarios

Get the final playoff scenarios for the teams in contention this weekend, including the Vikings.

2008 NFL PLAYOFF SCENARIOS

NFC


CLINCHED:
N.Y. Giants – NFC East and homefield advantage.
Arizona – NFC West.
Carolina – Playoff spot.
Atlanta – Playoff spot.

ELIMINATED: Detroit, Green Bay, New Orleans, St. Louis, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington.

DALLAS COWBOYS

Dallas clinches a playoff spot with:

1) DAL win OR
2) DAL tie + CHI loss or tie + TB loss OR
3) DAL tie + MIN loss or tie + TB loss OR
4) DAL tie + CHI loss + TB tie OR
5) DAL tie + MIN loss + TB tie.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

Philadelphia clinches a playoff spot with:

1) PHI win + TB loss + MIN loss OR
2) PHI win + TB loss + CHI loss.

ATLANTA FALCONS

Atlanta clinches NFC South Division and a first-round bye with:

ATL win + CAR loss.

CAROLINA PANTHERS

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

1) CAR win or tie OR
2) ATL loss or tie.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

Tampa Bay clinches a playoff spot with:

1) TB win + DAL loss or tie OR
2) TB tie + DAL loss + MIN loss or tie OR
3) TB tie + DAL loss + CHI loss or tie OR
4) TB tie + DAL tie + MIN tie + CHI win or tie OR
5) TB tie + DAL tie + CHI tie + MIN win or tie.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS

Minnesota clinches NFC North with:

1) MIN win OR
2) MIN tie + CHI loss or tie OR
3) CHI loss.

Minnesota clinches a playoff spot with:

MIN tie + DAL loss + TB loss.

CHICAGO BEARS

Chicago clinches NFC North Division with:

1) CHI win + MIN loss or tie OR
2) CHI tie + MIN loss.

Chicago clinches a playoff spot with:

1) CHI win + DAL loss or tie + TB loss or tie OR
2) CHI tie + DAL loss + TB loss.

AFC

CLINCHED:
Tennessee – AFC South and homefield advantage.
Pittsburgh – AFC North and first-round bye.
Indianapolis – Playoff spot

ELIMINATED: Buffalo, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Houston, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Oakland.

MIAMI DOLPHINS

Miami clinches AFC East Division with:

1) MIA win OR
2) MIA tie + NE loss or tie.

Miami clinches a playoff spot with:

MIA tie + BAL loss.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

New England clinches AFC East Division with:

1) NE win + MIA loss or tie OR
2) NE tie + MIA loss.

New England clinches playoff spot with:

1) NE win + BAL loss or tie OR
2) NE tie + BAL loss.

NEW YORK JETS

NY Jets clinch AFC East Division with:
NYJ win + NE loss.

NY Jets clinch playoff spot with: NYJ win + BAL loss.

BALTIMORE RAVENS

Baltimore clinches a playoff spot with:

1) BAL win OR
2) BAL tie + MIA loss or tie OR
3) BAL tie + NE loss or tie OR
4) NE loss.

DENVER BRONCOS

Denver clinches AFC West Division with:

DEN win or tie.

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS

San Diego clinches AFC West Division with:

SD win.


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