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NFL playoff picture 2014: Clinching scenarios from around the league

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NFL Week 16 playoff clinching scenarios.

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Dolphins are all but eliminated from the NFL playoffs, but several teams are cabale of punching their tickets to the postseason tournament this weekend.

AFC

New England Patriots
(at New York Jets)
Clinched AFC East

Clinches top seed (home-field advantage0 with:

1. New England win and Denver loss

Clinches first-round bye with:

1. New England win OR

2. New England tie and Indianapolis loss or tie OR

3. Indianapolis loss and Cincinnati loss and Pittsburgh loss or tie and Baltimore loss or tie

Denver Broncos
(at Cincinnati)
Clinched AFC West

Clinches first-round bye with:

1. Denver win OR

2. Denver tie and Indianapolis loss or tie

Indianapolis Colts
(at Dallas)
Clinched AFC South - No scenarios this week)

Cincinnati Bengals
(vs. Denver)
AFC North Leader

Clinches AFC North with:

1. Cincinnati win and Pittsburgh loss and Baltimore loss or tie

Clinches playoff berth with:

1. Cincinnati win OR

2. Cincinnati tie and Baltimore loss OR

3. Cincinnati tie and Kansas City loss or tie and San Diego loss or tie OR

4. Kansas City loss and San Diego loss, and Buffalo loss or tie

Pittsburgh Steelers
(vs. Kansas City)
2nd AFC North

Clinches playoff berth with:

1. Pittburgh win

Baltimore Ravens
(at Houston)
3rd AFC North

Clinches playoff berth with:

1. Baltimore win and Pittsbugh loss and Cincinnati loss OR

2. Baltimore win and Kansas City loss or tie and San Diego loss or tie OR

3. Baltimore tie and Kansas City loss and San Diego loss and Buffalo loss or tie

NFC

Arizona Cardinals
(vs. Seattle)
Clinched playoff berth

Clinches NFC West with:

1. Arizona win

Detroit Lions
(at Chicago)
NFC North leader

Clinches NFC North with:

1. Detroit win and Green Bay loss

Clinches firs-round bye with:

1. Detroit win and Green Bay loss and Dallas loss

Clinches playoff berth with:

1. Detroit win OR

2. Detroit tie and Philadelphia loss or tie OR

3. Philadelphia loss

Dallas Cowboys
(vs Indianapolis)
NFC East leader

Clinches NFC East with:

1. Dallas win and Philadelphia loss or tie OR

2. Dallas tie and Philadelphia loss

Clinches playoff berth with:

1. Dallas win and Green Bay loss or tie and Detroit loss or tie (DAL does not clinch if GB and DET both tie)

Seattle Seahawks
(at Arizona)
2nd NFC West

Clinches playoff berth with:

1. Seattle win and Philadelphia loss or tie OR

2. Seattle win and Detroit loss or tie OR

3. Seattle win and Green Bay loss or tie OR

4. Seattle tie and Philadelphia tie OR

5. Seattle tie and Detroit loss and Green Bay loss OR

6. Philadelphia loss and Dallas win or tie

Green Bay Packers
(at Tampa Bay)
2nd NFC North

Clinches playoff berth with:

1. Green Bay win and Philadelphia loss or tie OR

2. Green Bay win and Dallas win or tie OR

3. Green Bay tie and Philadelphia loss OR

4. Green Bay tie and Philadelphia tie and Dallas win or tie OR

5. Philadelphia loss and Dallas win or tie

New Orleans Saints
(vs. Atlanta)
NFC South leaders

Clinches NFC South with:

1. New Orleans win and Carolina loss