December 17, 2013
NFL updates playoff scenarios
The NFL has released its updated Week 16 playoff scenarios. These involve only what can happen this week, so you won't see any references to the Panthers clinching the NFC South because they wouldn't be able to do that until Week 17.
The Panthers' scenario is pretty simple this week: Win and they're in the playoffs.
If the Panthers lose to New Orleans, they can still clinch a playoff berth if San Francisco (vs. Atlanta) and Arizona (at Seattle) both lose.
CLINCHED: Seattle – playoff spot
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 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 clinches NFC East division with:
1) PHI win + DAL loss or tie OR
2) PHI tie + DAL loss
Chicago clinches NFC North division with:
1) CHI win + DET loss or tie + GB loss
CLINCHED: Denver – playoff spot; Indianapolis – AFC South; Kansas City – playoff spot
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 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 clinches a playoff spot with:
1) BAL win + MIA loss + SD loss or tie
Miami clinches a playoff spot with:
1) MIA win + BAL loss + CIN loss
Posted by Observer Sports on December 17, 2013 at 01:03 PM | Permalink
it would be awesome if new orleans somehow managed to lose both their games and everyone else won to where new orleans was out at 10-6. that would be icing on the cake.
chances are extremely high for playoffs since we hold tie breakers over NFC north teams and san francisco. only wild card potential that we don't is arizona but they play san francisco week 17 so they both can't win.
Posted by: charlottean | Dec 17, 2013 2:25:22 PM
Only way we miss playoffs is with 2 losses + Arizona wins either one of their 2.
Posted by: Charlottean2 | Dec 17, 2013 2:54:51 PM
Carolina will beat NO and lose to Atlanta. Then outside looking in. That type of year.
Posted by: par404 | Dec 17, 2013 4:50:43 PM
if carolina wins against NO , they will be in playoffs a least as wild card
Posted by: sudar2k | Dec 17, 2013 6:58:00 PM
6 game win streak...
Posted by: Bill | Dec 17, 2013 7:01:36 PM
Tell your mother to come back to bed
Posted by: Par404daddy | Dec 17, 2013 8:02:39 PM
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