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Shakin' down the NFL....

DuCharme

Well-known member
...with one week to go. 8)

AFC EAST
Miami Dolphins -- Can clinch AFC East division with win or tie

Miami clinches first-round bye:

1) Win AND Pittsburgh loss or tie AND Oakland loss
2) Win AND Pittsburgh loss or tie AND Tennessee loss


Miami clinches playoff spot:

1) N.Y. Jets loss or tie AND Denver win
2) N.Y. Jets loss or tie AND Kansas City loss or tie
3) N.Y. Jets loss or tie AND Indianapolis loss

New England Patriots -- Can clinch AFC East division:

1) Win AND N.Y. Jets loss or tie

New England clinches playoff spot:

1) Win AND Cleveland loss or tie AND Denver loss or tie AND Kansas City win
2) Win AND Cleveland loss or tie AND Denver loss or tie AND San Diego loss or tie
3) Tie AND N.Y. Jets loss AND Cleveland loss AND Denver loss AND San Diego loss AND Kansas City loss or tie

New York Jets -- Can clinch AFC East division:

1) Win AND Miami loss

N.Y. Jets clinch playoff spot:

1) Win AND Cleveland loss or tie AND Denver win
2) Win AND Cleveland loss or tie AND Kansas City loss or tie
3) Tie AND New England loss or tie AND Cleveland loss AND Denver loss or tie AND Kansas City loss AND San Diego loss or tie

AFC NORTH
Pittsburgh Steelers -- Has clinched the AFC North title. Pittsburgh clinches home-field advantage:

1) Win AND Tennessee loss AND Oakland loss

Pittsburgh clinches first-round bye:

1) Win AND Tennessee loss
2) Win AND Oakland loss

Cleveland Browns -- Can clinch playoff spot:

1) Win AND Denver win AND N.Y. Jets win
2) Win AND Kansas City loss or tie AND N.Y. Jets win
3) Win AND Denver win AND Miami win or tie
4) Win AND Kansas City loss or tie AND Miami win or tie
5) Tie AND N.Y. Jets loss or tie AND New England loss or tie AND Denver loss or tie AND San Diego loss or tie AND Kansas City loss
6) New England loss AND N.Y. Jets loss AND Baltimore loss or tie AND Denver loss AND San Diego loss AND Kansas City loss

Baltimore Ravens -- Can clinch playoff spot:

1) Win AND New England loss AND N.Y. Jets loss AND Cleveland loss AND Denver loss AND San Diego loss AND Kansas City loss

AFC SOUTH
Tennessee Titans -- Has clinched AFC South title. Can clinch home-field advantage:

1) Win AND Oakland loss or tie
2) Tie AND Oakland loss
3) Pittsburgh loss or tie AND Miami win AND Oakland loss AND Tennessee wins on strength of victory tiebreaker over Miami and Oakland

NOTE: “Strength of victory” is the season-ending winning percentage of all the opponents a team has defeated.

Tennessee clinches first-round bye:

1) Win or tie
2) Miami loss AND Pittsburgh loss or tie
3) Oakland loss AND Miami win AND Tennessee wins strength of victory tiebreaker over Oakland and Miami

Indianapolis Colts -- Can clinch playoff spot:

1) Win or tie
2) New England loss or tie
3) N.Y. Jets win
4) Kansas City loss or tie
5) Denver win


Note: There are other scenarios in which Indianapolis can clinch a playoff berth if it is determined that after this week’s games they will own the strength of victory tiebreaker over the teams they are tied with.

AFC WEST
Oakland Raiders -- Has clinched AFC West title. Can clinch home-field advantage:

1) Win
2) Tie AND Tennessee loss or tie
3) Pittsburgh loss or tie AND Tennessee loss AND Miami loss
4) Pittsburgh loss or tie AND Tennessee loss AND Oakland wins strength of victory tiebreaker over Tennessee and Miami

Oakland clinches first-round bye:

1) Tie
2) Miami loss or tie AND Pittsburgh loss or tie
3) Miami loss or tie AND Tennessee loss
4) Tennessee loss AND Oakland wins strength of victory tiebreaker over Tennessee and Miami

Denver Broncos -- Can clinch playoff spot:

1) Win AND Cleveland loss or tie AND New England loss or tie AND N.Y. Jets loss or tie
2) Win AND Cleveland loss or tie AND Miami loss AND N.Y. Jets win
3) Tie AND New England loss or tie AND N.Y. Jets loss AND Cleveland loss AND Kansas City loss or tie AND San Diego loss or tie

Kansas City Chiefs -- Can clinch playoff spot:

1) Win AND Denver loss or tie AND New England loss or tie
2) Win AND Denver loss or tie AND N.Y. Jets loss or tie
3) Win AND Denver loss or tie AND Cleveland win
4) Tie AND New England loss AND N.Y. Jets loss or tie AND Cleveland loss or tie AND Denver loss AND San Diego loss

San Diego Chargers -- Can clinch playoff spot:

1) Win AND Denver loss or tie AND Kansas City loss or tie AND New England loss or tie AND N.Y. Jets loss or tie AND Cleveland loss or tie
2) Win AND Denver loss or tie AND Kansas City loss or tie AND Miami loss AND N.Y. Jets win AND Cleveland loss or tie
3) Tie AND Denver loss AND Kansas City loss AND New England loss AND N.Y. Jets loss AND Cleveland loss

NFC EAST
Philadelphia Eagles -- Has clinched NFC East title and a first-round bye. Can clinch home-field advantage:

1) Win
2) Tie AND Green Bay loss or tie
3) Green Bay loss

New York Giants -- Can clinch playoff spot:

1) Win
2) Tie AND New Orleans loss or tie
3) New Orleans loss

NFC NORTH
Green Bay Packers -- Has clinched NFC North title. Can clinch home-field advantage:

1) Win AND Philadelphia loss or tie
2) Tie AND Philadelphia loss

Green Bay clinches first-round bye:

1) Win or tie
2) Tampa Bay loss or tie

NFC SOUTH
Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Has clinched NFC South title. Can clinch first-round bye:

1) Win AND Green Bay loss

Atlanta Falcons -- Can clinch playoff spot:

1) Win or tie
2) N.Y. Giants loss or tie
3) New Orlean loss or tie

New Orleans Saints -- Can clinch playoff spot:

1) Win AND N.Y. Giants loss or tie
2) Win AND Atlanta loss
3) Tie AND N.Y. Giants loss

NFC WEST
San Francisco 49ers -- Has clinched NFC West title

The following teams have been officially eliminated from playoff contention:
Arizona, Buffalo, Carolina, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Jacksonville, Minnesota, St. Louis, Seattle and Washington
(Who woulda thunk it? Minnesota and St. Louis out!!)
 

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