Playoff scenarios for final week of NFL season

Playoff scenarios for final week of NFL season
December 29, 2013, 8:00 am
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Like the 49ers, Cam Newton and the Panthers are hoping for a Seattle loss for a chance at home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. (USATSI)

GAMES WITH PLAYOFF IMPLICATIONS
Carolina at Atlanta, 10 a.m.
Baltimore at Cincinnati, 10 a.m.
N.Y. Jets at Miami, 10 a.m.
Cleveland at Pittsburgh, 10 a.m.
Buffalo at New England, 10 a.m.
49ers at Arizona, 1:25 p.m.
St. Louis at Seattle, 1:25 p.m.
Green Bay at Chicago, 1:25 p.m.
Tampa Bay at New Orleans, 1:25 p.m.
Denver at Raiders, 1:25 p.m.
Kansas City at San Diego, 1:25 p.m.,
Philadelphia at Dallas, 5:30 p.m.

PLAYOFF SCENARIOS
NFC
Clinched
49ers - playoff spot
Seattle – playoff spot
Carolina – playoff spot

49ers (at Arz)
San Francisco clinches NFC West division and a first-round bye with:
1) SF win + SEA loss
San Francisco clinches NFC West division and home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with:
1) SF win + SEA loss + CAR loss or tie

Seattle Seahawks (vs. StL)
Seattle clinches NFC West division and home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with:
1) SEA win or tie OR
2) SF loss or tie

Arizona Cardinals (vs. 49ers)
Arizona clinches a playoff spot with:
1) ARI win + NO loss or tie OR
2) ARI tie + NO loss

Carolina Panthers (at Atl)
Carolina clinches NFC South division and a first-round bye with:
1) CAR win or tie OR
2) NO loss or tie
Carolina clinches home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with:
1) CAR win + SEA loss

Philadelphia Eagles (at Dal)
Philadelphia clinches NFC East division with:
1) PHI win or tie

Chicago Bears (vs. GB)
Chicago clinches NFC North division with:
1) CHI win or tie

New Orleans Saints (vs. TB)
New Orleans clinches NFC South division and a first-round bye with:
1) NO win + CAR loss
New Orleans clinches a playoff spot with:
1) NO win OR
2) NO tie + ARI loss or tie OR
3) ARI loss

Dallas Cowboys (vs. Phi)
Dallas clinches NFC East division with: 
1) DAL win

Green Bay Packers (at Chi)
Green Bay clinches NFC North division with:
1) GB win

AFC
Clinched
Denver – AFC West and first-round bye
New England – AFC East
Cincinnati – AFC North
Indianapolis – AFC South
Kansas City – playoff spot

Denver Broncos (at Oak)
Denver clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with:
1) DEN win or tie OR
2) NE loss or tie

New England Patriots (vs. Buf)
New England clinches a first-round bye with:
1) NE win or tie OR
2) CIN loss or tie + IND loss or tie
New England clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with:
1) NE win + DEN loss

Cincinnati Bengals (vs. Bal)
Cincinnati clinches a first-round bye with:
1) CIN win + NE loss

Indianapolis Colts (vs. Jax)
Indianapolis clinches a first-round bye with:
1) IND win + NE loss + CIN loss or tie

Miami Dolphins (vs. NYJ)
Miami clinches a playoff spot with:
1) MIA win + BAL loss or tie OR
2) MIA win + SD win OR
3) MIA tie + BAL loss + SD loss or tie OR
4) MIA tie + BAL tie + SD tie

Baltimore Ravens (at Cin)
Baltimore clinches a playoff spot with:
1) BAL win + SD loss or tie OR
2) BAL win + MIA loss or tie OR
3) BAL tie + MIA loss + SD loss or tie OR
4) BAL tie + MIA tie + SD loss OR
5) MIA loss + SD loss + PIT loss or tie

San Diego Chargers (vs. KC)
San Diego clinches a playoff spot with:
1) SD win + MIA loss or tie + BAL loss or tie OR
2) SD tie + MIA loss + BAL loss

Pittsburgh Steelers (vs. Cle)
Pittsburgh clinches a playoff spot with:
1) PIT win + MIA loss + BAL loss + SD loss

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