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NFL playoff scenarios for Week 17

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo warms up before

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo warms up before a game against the Philadelphia Eagles. (Dec. 24, 2011) Photo Credit: AP

The playoff permutations are almost endless heading into Week 17, so here's a look at the possibilities for all contending teams entering the final week of the regular season: 

AFC


CLINCHED: New England Patriots -- East Division and a first-round bye. 

Houston Texans -- South Division. 

Baltimore Ravens -- wild-card spot. 

Pittsburgh Steelers -- wild-card spot. 

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS 

New England clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs: 

1) NE win or tie 

2) BAL loss or tie + PIT loss or tie 

BALTIMORE RAVENS 

Baltimore clinches AFC North Division and a first-round bye: 

1) BAL win 

2) BAL tie + PIT loss or tie 

3) PIT loss 

Baltimore clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs: 

1) BAL win + NE loss 

PITTSBURGH STEELERS 

Pittsburgh clinches AFC North Division and a first-round bye: 

1) PIT win + BAL loss or tie 

2) PIT tie + BAL loss 

Pittsburgh clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs: 

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

DENVER BRONCOS 

Denver clinches AFC West Division: 

1) DEN win 

2) DEN tie + OAK loss or tie 

3) OAK loss 

OAKLAND RAIDERS 

Oakland clinches AFC West Division: 

1) OAK win + DEN loss or tie 

2) OAK tie + DEN loss 

Oakland clinches a wild-card spot: 

1) OAK win + CIN loss + TEN loss or tie 

2) OAK win + CIN loss + NYJ win 

CINCINNATI BENGALS 

Cincinnati clinches a wild-card spot: 

1) CIN win or tie 

2) NYJ loss or tie + OAK loss or tie 

3) NYJ loss or tie + DEN loss or tie 

NEW YORK JETS 

NY Jets clinch a wild-card spot: 

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

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

TENNESSEE TITANS 

Tennessee clinches a wild-card spot: 

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

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

3) TEN win + CIN loss + NYJ loss or tie + OAK win + DEN win 

NFC

CLINCHED: Green Bay Packers -- No. 1 seed in NFC 

San Francisco 49ers -- West Division 

New Orleans Saints – South Division 

Detroit Lions -- wild-card spot 

Atlanta Falcons -- wild-card spot 

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS 

San Francisco clinches a first-round bye: 

1) SF win 

2) SF tie + NO loss or tie 

3) NO loss 

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS 

New Orleans clinches a first-round bye: 

1) NO win + SF loss or tie 

2) NO tie + SF loss 

NEW YORK GIANTS 

NY Giants clinch NFC East Division: 

1) NYG win or tie 

DALLAS COWBOYS 

Dallas clinches NFC East Division: 

1) DAL win

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