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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

NFL Playoff Push: What Teams Need to Clinch

 

NFL Playoff Push: A look at where teams stand with two weeks to go and what each team needs to make the playoffs or win their division....

AFC

SeedTeamDivisionRecord
1
 (y) Houston 
South12-2-0
2
 (y) Denver 
West11-3-0
3
 (y) New England 
East10-4-0
4
 (x) Baltimore 
North9-5-0
5
 Indianapolis 
South9-5-0
6
 Cincinnati 
North8-6-0
Still Alive
7
 Pittsburgh 
North7-7-0
9
 Miami
East6-8-0

x- clinched playoff berth
y- division winner


 Houston clinches a first-round bye with:
1) HOU win or tie OR
2) NE loss or tie OR
3) DEN loss
Houston clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with:
1) HOU win OR
2) HOU tie + DEN loss or tie OR
3) NE loss or tie + DEN loss

Denver clinches a first-round bye with:
1) DEN win + NE loss or tie OR
2) DEN tie + NE loss

Baltimore clinches AFC North division with:
1) BAL win OR
2) BAL tie + CIN loss or tie

Indianapolis clinches a playoff spot with:
1) IND win or tie OR
2) IND clinches strength of victory tiebreaker over CIN OR
3) PIT loss or tie

Cincinnati clinches a playoff spot with:
1) CIN win



NFC

SeedTeamDivisionRecord
1
 (y) Atlanta 
South12-2-0
2
 (x) San Francisco 
West10-3-1
3
 (y) Green Bay 
North10-4-0
4
 Washington 
East8-6-0
5
 Seattle 
West9-5-0
6
 Minnesota 
North8-6-0
Still Alive
7
 Chicago 
North8-6-0
8
 Dallas 
East8-6-0
9
 N.Y. Giants
East8-6-0
10
 St. Louis 
West6-7-1
11
 New Orleans 
South6-8-0

x- clinched playoff berth
y- division winner

NFC Overview:
Atlanta clinches a first-round bye with:
1) ATL win or tie OR
2) GB loss or tie OR
3) SF loss

 Atlanta clinches home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with:
1) ATL win OR
2) ATL tie + SF loss or tie OR
3) GB loss or tie + SF loss

 San Francisco clinches NFC West division with:
1) SF win or tie
San Francisco clinches a first-round bye with:
1) SF win + GB loss or tie OR
2) SF tie + GB loss

Washington clinches a playoff spot with:
1) WAS win + NYG loss + CHI loss + MIN loss

 Seattle clinches a playoff spot with:
1) SEA win OR
2) CHI loss + MIN loss + DAL loss or tie + WAS tie
3) SEA tie + NYG loss + CHI loss or tie OR
4) SEA tie + NYG loss + MIN loss or tie OR
5) SEA tie + CHI loss or tie + MIN loss or tie OR
6) SEA tie + DAL loss + WAS loss + CHI loss or tie OR
7) SEA tie + DAL loss + WAS loss + MIN loss or tie OR
8) CHI loss + MIN loss + WAS loss

 New York clinches a playoff spot with:
1) NYG win + CHI loss + MIN loss + DAL loss + WAS loss or tie OR
2) NYG win + CHI loss + MIN loss + WAS loss + DAL tie

Thanks to NFL.com for detailed scenarios

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