NFL Playoff Scenarios

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Associated Press

Posted on December 5, 2012 at 11:02 AM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 5 at 11:06 AM

AFC

Clinched: Denver, AFC West; Houston, playoff spot; New England, AFC East.

HOUSTON

Clinches AFC South division with:

— Win AND Indianapolis loss or tie, or

— Tie AND Indianapolis loss

Clinches first-round bye with:

— Win AND Indianapolis loss or tie AND Baltimore loss or tie, or

— Win AND Indianapolis loss or tie AND Denver loss or tie

Clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with:

— Win AND Indianapolis loss or tie AND Baltimore loss AND Denver loss

BALTIMORE

Clinches AFC North division with:

— Baltimore win AND Pittsburgh loss AND Cincinnati loss

Clinches playoff spot with:

— Win AND Pittsburgh loss or tie, or

— Win AND Cincinnati loss or tie, or

— Tie AND Pittsburgh loss AND Cincinnati loss

NFC

Clinched: Atlanta, NFC South.

ATLANTA

Clinches first-round bye with:

— Win AND Chicago loss or tie AND Green Bay loss or tie, or

— Win AND San Francisco loss, or

— Tie AND Chicago loss AND Green Bay loss

Clinches home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with:

— Win AND Chicago loss or tie AND Green Bay loss or tie AND San Francisco loss

SAN FRANCISCO

Clinches playoff spot with:

— Win AND Dallas loss AND Minnesota loss AND Tampa Bay loss AND Washington loss AND St. Louis loss or tie, or

— Win AND Dallas loss AND Minnesota loss AND Tampa Bay loss AND Washington loss AND Seattle loss or tie

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