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2011 NFL PLAYOFF SCENARIOS FOR WEEK 16

AFC

CLINCHED: Houston Texans - AFC South

New England Patriots - AFC East

Baltimore Ravens - playoff spot

Pittsburgh Steelers - playoff spot

New England Patriots

New England clinches a first-round bye with:

1) NE win + HOU loss or tie OR

2) NE win + PIT loss or tie + BAL loss or tie OR

3) NE tie + HOU loss OR

4) NE tie + PIT loss + BAL loss

New England clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with:

1) NE win + HOU loss or tie + PIT loss or tie + BAL loss or tie

Baltimore Ravens

Baltimore clinches AFC North division with:

1) BAL win + PIT loss

Baltimore clinches a first-round bye with:

1) BAL win + PIT loss + HOU loss

Denver Broncos

Denver clinches AFC West division with:

1) DEN win + OAK loss or tie OR

2) DEN tie + OAK loss + SD loss or tie

Denver clinches a playoff spot with:

1) DEN win + NYJ loss + CIN loss + TEN loss or tie


NFC

CLINCHED: Green Bay Packers - NFC North and first-round bye

San Francisco 49ers - NFC West

New Orleans Saints - playoff spot

Green Bay Packers

Green Bay clinches home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with:

1) GB win or tie OR

2) SF loss or tie

San Francisco 49ers

San Francisco clinches a first-round bye with:

1) SF win + NO loss

New Orleans Saints

New Orleans clinches NFC South division with:

1) NO win or tie

Dallas Cowboys

Dallas clinches NFC East division with:

1) DAL win + NYG loss or tie OR

2) DAL tie + NYG loss

Atlanta Falcons

Atlanta clinches a playoff spot with:

1) ATL win or tie OR

2) DAL loss or tie + CHI loss or tie + ARI loss or tie OR

3) NYG loss or tie + CHI loss or tie + ARI loss or tie

Detroit Lions

Detroit clinches a playoff spot with:

1) DET win or tie OR

2) CHI loss or tie + ARI loss or tie + SEA loss or tie + DAL loss or tie OR

3) CHI loss or tie + ARI loss or tie + SEA loss or tie + NYG loss or tie OR

4) CHI loss or tie + ARI loss or tie + SEA loss or tie + ATL win or tie