NFL playoff scenarios

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NFL playoff scenarios

2012 NFL PLAYOFF SCENARIOS FOR WEEK 17

 

AFC

CLINCHED: New England – AFC East

                        Denver – AFC West

                        Houston – AFC South

                        Baltimore – AFC North

                        Indianapolis – playoff spot

                        Cincinnati – playoff spot        

HOUSTON TEXANS (at Indianapolis)

Houston clinches a first-round bye with:

1)     HOU win or tie OR

2)     NE loss or tie OR

3)     DEN loss

Houston clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with:

1)     HOU win OR

2)     HOU tie + DEN loss or tieOR

3)     NE loss or tie + DEN loss

DENVER BRONCOS (vs. Kansas City)

Denver clinches a first-round bye with:

1)     DEN win or tie OR

2)     NE loss or tie

Denver clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with:

1)     DEN win + HOU loss or tie OR

2)     DEN tie + HOU loss

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (vs. Miami)

New England clinches a first-round bye with:

1)     NE win + DEN loss OR

2)     NE win + HOU loss

New England clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with:

1)     NE win + DEN loss + HOU loss

 

NFC

CLINCHED: Atlanta – NFC South and home-field advantage

                        Green Bay – NFC North

                        San Francisco – playoff spot

                        Seattle – playoff spot

GREEN BAY (at Minnesota)

Green Bay clinches a first-round bye with:

1)     GB win OR

2)     GB tie + SF loss or tie OR

3)     SF loss + SEA loss or tie

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (vs. Arizona)

San Francisco clinches NFC West division with:

1)     SF win or tie OR

2)     SEA loss or tie

San Francisco clinches a first-round bye with:

1)     SF win + GB loss or tie OR

2)     SF tie + GB loss

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (vs. St. Louis)

Seattle clinches NFC West division with:

1)     SEA win + SF loss

Seattle clinches a first-round bye with:

1)     SEA win + SF loss + GB loss

WASHINGTON REDSKINS (vs. Dallas)

Washington clinches NFC East division with:

1)     WAS win or tie

Washington clinches a playoff spot with:

1)     CHI loss + MIN loss

DALLAS COWBOYS (at Washington)

Dallas clinches NFC East division with:

1)     DAL win

NEW YORK GIANTS (vs. Philadelphia)

New York clinches a playoff spot with:

1)     NYG win + DAL loss or tie + CHI loss + MIN loss

MINNESOTA VIKINGS (vs. Green Bay)

Minnesota clinches a playoff spot with:

1)     MIN win OR

2)     MIN tie + CHI loss or tie OR

3)     DAL loss or tie + NYG loss or tie + CHI loss

 CHICAGO BEARS (at Detroit)

Chicago clinches a playoff spot with:

1)     CHI win + MIN loss or tie OR

2)     CHI tie + MIN loss

Courtesy NFL media services

49ers 2017 UDFA tracker: Southern Miss QB reportedly agrees to terms

49ers 2017 UDFA tracker: Southern Miss QB reportedly agrees to terms

SANTA CLARA – The 49ers are reportedly adding a fourth quarterback to their 90-man roster.

Nick Mullens a four-year starter at Southern Mississippi, agreed to terms with the 49ers after the conclusion of the Saturday’s NFL draft, he told the Hattiesburg American.

As a senior, Mullens completed 65.5 percent of his passes for 3,272 yards with 24 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.

Mullens joins a quarterback group that includes starter Brian Hoyer, backup Matt Barkley and third-round draft pick C.J. Beathard.

Other reported 49ers free-agent agreements include:

--RB Matt Breida, Georgia Southern: In three seasons at Georgia Southern, Breida rushed for 3,740 yards and 37 touchdowns while averaging 6.9 yards a carry. (Tampa Bay Times)

--OL Erik Magnuson, Michigan: Magnuson (6-6, 305) was a first-team All-Big Ten performer who started every game at right tackle. He announced on Twitter that he has agreed to terms with the 49ers.

--WR Kendrick Bourne, Eastern Washington: He caught 211 passes for 3,130 yards and 27 touchdowns in his four-year career. Bourne (6-1, 203) had his best season as a senior, with 79 receptions for 1,201 yards and seven touchdowns. Eastern Washington announced Bourne’s three-year contract.

--OT Darrell Williams Jr., Western Kentucky: Williams (6-5, 315) started 41 games. He played his final two seasons at right tackle after moving from right guard. Western Kentucky announced the contract agreement with the 49ers.

--WR KD Cannon, Baylor: Cannon caught 195 passes for 3,113 and 27 touchdowns in his three-year career. He turned pro after a junior season in which he caught 87 passes for 1,215 yards and 13 touchdowns. He announced his contract agreement with the 49ers via Twitter.

--DB Lorenzo Jerome, Saint Francis (PA): Jerome, a Senior Bowl invite, was named first-team FCS All-American. He intercepted six passes in 2016 with 59 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss and 11 pass break-ups. He added a touchdown on a kickoff return. (Pittsburgh Post Gazette)

--LB Jimmie Gilbert, Colorado (Denver Post)

--OL J.P. Flynn, Montana (NEPatriotsdraft.com)

--DE Noble Nwachukwu, West Virginia (NEPatriotsdraft.com)

--TE Cole Hikutini, Louisville (NFL Network)

--LB Donavin Newsom, Missouri (Columbia Daily Tribune)

--WR Victor Bolden, Oregon State (Bolden via Twitter)

Lynch: TE McDonald to return to 49ers after being on trade block

Lynch: TE McDonald to return to 49ers after being on trade block

SANTA CLARA – The 49ers explored trade options for veteran tight end Vance McDonald during the three-day draft, but he is scheduled be back with the team when the club reports Monday for the fourth week of the offseason program.

“I think that’s the reality of new regimes coming, new schemes,” 49ers general manager John Lynch said Saturday at the conclusion the seven-round draft. “That’s not to say that he can’t fit into our scheme. Frankly, we received some interest from some other people, then we did explore some options throughout the league with Vance. Nothing ended up happening, so Vance will come back and have an opportunity to compete.”

Coach Kyle Shanahan said he called McDonald on Friday night to keep him updated on the team’s though process in pursuing trade options. McDonald was at his brother’s wedding, Shanahan said, so he left him a long voice message. McDonald responded Saturday morning with a text. Shanahan said the two men will speak on Monday in Santa Clara.

“We did take over a 2-14 team,” Shanahan said. “We don’t feel all the answers are here right now. We have a lot of work to do. We need to improve in any way possible. And we’re going to do that. We’re going to do that from an organizational standpoint. How can we improve the building? How can we improve the coaching staff? How can we improve the personnel department? How can we improve the players?

“Just from Vance’s text back, I think people understand that. I think it does make sense. I don’t think that’s something personal.”

Former 49ers general manager Trent Baalke signed off on a five-year contract extension for McDonald in December that consisted of a $7 million signing bonus. McDonald appeared in 11 games last season, catching 24 passes for 391 yards and four touchdowns. The 49ers acquired McDonald as a second-round draft pick 2013. In 48 career games, McDonald has 64 receptions for 866 yards and seven touchdowns.

The 49ers signed veteran tight end Logan Paulsen in the offseason. On Saturday, the 49ers selected Iowa tight end George Kittle in the fifth round of the draft. Kittle joins fellow tight ends McDonald, Garrett Celek, Paulsen, Blake Bell and Je’Ron Hamm on the 49ers’ 90-man roster.