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2013 NFL playoff scenarios for Week 16

[Editor’s note: The NFL distributed this list of playoff scenarios for Week 16.]

AFC

CLINCHED: Denver – playoff spot
Indianapolis – AFC South
Kansas City – playoff spot

DENVER BRONCOS

Denver clinches AFC West division and a first-round bye with:

1) DEN win + KC loss

Denver clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with:

1) DEN win + KC loss + NE loss or tie

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

New England clinches AFC East division with:

1) NE win or tie OR

2) MIA loss or tie

New England clinches a first-round bye with:

1) NE win + CIN loss or tie + IND loss or tie OR

2) NE tie + CIN loss + IND loss

New England clinches a playoff spot with:

1) CIN loss or tie

CINCINNATI BENGALS

Cincinnati clinches AFC North division with:

1) CIN win + BAL loss or tie OR

2) CIN tie + BAL loss

Cincinnati clinches a playoff spot with:

1) CIN win + MIA loss or tie OR

2) CIN tie + MIA loss

BALTIMORE RAVENS

Baltimore clinches a playoff spot with:

1) BAL win + MIA loss + SD loss or tie

MIAMI DOLPHINS

Miami clinches a playoff spot with:

1) MIA win + BAL loss + CIN loss

NFC

CLINCHED: Seattle – playoff spot

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

Seattle clinches NFC West division and home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with:

1) SEA win or tie OR

2) SF loss or tie

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

New Orleans clinches NFC South division and a first-round bye with:

1) NO win

New Orleans clinches a playoff spot with:

1) ARI loss OR

2) NO tie + SF loss or tie OR

3) NO tie + ARI tie OR

4) SF loss + ARI tie

CAROLINA PANTHERS

Carolina clinches a playoff spot with:

1) CAR win OR

2) CAR tie + ARI loss OR

3) CAR tie + SF loss OR

4) ARI loss + SF loss

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

San Francisco clinches a playoff spot with:

1) SF win OR

2) ARI loss OR

3) SF tie + ARI tie

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

Philadelphia clinches NFC East division with:

1) PHI win + DAL loss or tie OR

2) PHI tie + DAL loss

CHICAGO BEARS

Chicago clinches NFC North division with:

1) CHI win + DET loss or tie + GB loss

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10 Responses to “2013 NFL playoff scenarios for Week 16”
  1. kperagine says: Dec 17, 2013 12:14 PM

    Its a bummer that the Cardinals probably won’t make the playoffs even though they are much better than every NFC East team…

  2. hepgopackgo says: Dec 17, 2013 12:20 PM

    Week 16 – Packers win.

    Week 17 – Packers beat Chicago

    In!

  3. thepftpoet says: Dec 17, 2013 12:24 PM

    Who do you think is the best team in the NFC north?

    Thumbs up for Bears
    Thumbs down for Packers

  4. birdzflyinhigh says: Dec 17, 2013 12:33 PM

    Except the cardinals are not better than the eagles.

  5. coachjohnharbaugh says: Dec 17, 2013 1:30 PM

    but .. but .. i thought the ravens had no chance to make the playoffs this year?

    what changed?

    #WINNING #tigerBLOOD

  6. c09f says: Dec 17, 2013 2:24 PM

    Who cares who is better between various teams? No one is going into Seattle and beating the Seahawks anyway.

  7. dontcensormebro says: Dec 17, 2013 4:38 PM

    Steelers didn’t look like pushovers last weekend. I could see them taking down the Packers.

  8. dolfan13 says: Dec 18, 2013 8:23 AM

    coachjohnharbaugh says: Dec 17, 2013 1:30 PM

    but .. but .. i thought the ravens had no chance to make the playoffs this year?

    what changed?
    —————————————————————
    They stopped losing to teams like the Browns & Bills; i.e. see Jets & Vikings wins.

    They were 4-6 just a month ago.

    Just be happy that they control their own destiny. Insolence is not a good look on you.

  9. swchiefsfanatic says: Dec 20, 2013 4:10 PM

    You know the Bengals don’t lose at home either, but do the crazies come out in full force to say how they “can’t be beaten at home” like all the idiot seahawks fans. Yeah you guys get loud. Sure it can cause opposing offenses some issues. However, as good as that D is there are offenses in the league that can pick it apart. Even in seattle. I wouldnt be suprised if SF doesn’t get ya.

  10. swchiefsfanatic says: Dec 20, 2013 4:14 PM

    Wouldnt it be cool if somehow Denver lost one of the last two and KC landed at #1. Then both sides of the playoffs would go through the loudest two stadiums in the league. Bet that would cause a new noise level competition. We are comming for that record sunday, hawk fans…

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