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Cincinnati Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham (84) is

Cincinnati Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham (84) is congratulated by quarterback Andy Dalton (14) after Gresham's 2-yard touchdown reception during the first half of an NFL game against the Denver Broncos on Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. Photo Credit: AP / Michael Conroy

WEEK 17
AFC

CLINCHED: New England - AFC East and first-round bye; Denver - AFC West; Indianapolis - AFC South; Pittsburgh and Cincinnati - playoff berth.

NEW ENGLAND (vs. Buffalo)

— Clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs

DENVER (vs. Oakland)

Clinches first-round bye with:

— Win or tie, OR

— Cincinnati Loss, OR

— Cincinnati tie and Indianapolis win

CINCINNATI (at Pittsburgh)

— Clinched playoff spot

Clinches AFC North with:

— Win or tie

Clinches first-round bye with:

— Win and Denver loss or tie, OR

— Tie and Denver loss and Indianapolis loss or tie

PITTSBURGH (vs. Cincinnati)

Pittsburgh clinches AFC North with:

— Win

SAN DIEGO (at Kansas City)

Clinches playoff spot with:

— Win, OR

— Tie and Baltimore loss or tie

BALTIMORE (vs. Cleveland)

Clinches playoff spot with:

— Win and San Diego loss or tie, OR

— Tie and San Diego loss

KANSAS CITY (vs. San Diego)

Clinches playoff spot with:

— Win and Baltimore loss and Houston loss or tie

HoustonSTON (vs. Jacksonville)

Clinches playoff spot with:

— Win and Baltimore loss and San Diego loss

NFC

CLINCHED: Arizona - playoff berth; Seattle - playoff berth; Detroit - playoff berth; Green Bay - playoff berth; Dallas - NFC East.

DALLAS (at Washington)

Clinches home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with:

— Win and Arizona loss or tie and Detroit/Green Bay tie

Clinches first-round bye with:

— Win and Seattle loss or tie and Arizona loss or tie, OR

— Win and Detroit/Green Bay tie, OR

— Tie and Seattle loss and Arizona loss, OR

— Tie and Seattle tie and Arizona loss or tie and Detroit/Green Bay does not end in a tie

DETROIT (at Green Bay)

Clinches NFC North with:

— Win or tie

Clinches home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with:

— Win and Seattle loss or tie and Arizona loss or tie, OR

— Tie and Seattle loss and Arizona loss and Dallas loss or tie

Clinches first-round bye with:

— Win, OR

— Tie and Dallas loss or tie, OR

— Tie and Seattle loss and Arizona loss

GREEN BAY (vs. Detroit)

Clinches NFC North and first-round bye with:

— Win

Clinches home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with:

— Win and Seattle loss or tie

SEATTLE (vs. St. Louis)

Clinches NFC West with:

— Win OR

— Tie and Arizona loss or tie, OR

— Arizona loss

Clinches home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with:

— Win and Detroit/Green Bay game does not end in a tie, OR

— Win and Dallas loss or tie, OR

— Tie and Arizona loss or tie and Dallas loss or tie and Green Bay/Detroit tie

Clinches first-round bye with:

— Win, OR

— Tie and Arizona loss or tie and Dallas loss, OR

— Tie and Arizona loss or tie and Green Bay/Detroit tie

ARIZONA (at San Francisco)

Clinches NFC West with:

— Win and Seattle loss or tie, OR

— Tie and Seattle loss

Clinches home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with:

— Win and Seattle loss or tie and Green Bay loss or tie, OR

— Tie and Seattle loss and Dallas loss or tie and Green Bay/Detroit tie

Clinches first-round bye with:

— Win and Seattle loss or tie, OR

— Tie and Seattle loss and Dallas loss or tie, OR

— Tie and Seattle loss and Green Bay/Detroit tie

CAROLINA (at Atlanta)

Clinches NFC South with:

— Win or tie

ATLANTA (vs. Carolina)

Clinches NFC South with:

— Win

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