NFL Week 17 Playoff Scenarios

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    PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 17: Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots looks on during the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on December 17, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***

    Week 17 of the NFL season will take place on New Year’s Eve. While eight of the 12 playoff berths have been clinched, there is still a lot that needs to be finalized this Sunday, the final day of the regular season. Here are the division standings, playoff standings and the Week 17 schedule. Below are the playoff scenarios for this week.

    NFL Week 17 Playoff Scenarios

    AFC

    New England Patriots 

    • The New England Patriots have clinched the AFC East and a first-round bye.
    • The Patriots clinch home-field advantage through the AFC playoffs with a win OR a Pittsburgh Steelers loss OR a Patriots tie and a Steelers tie.

    Pittsburgh Steelers 

    • The Steelers have clinched the AFC North and a first-round bye.
    • The Steelers clinch home-field advantage through the AFC playoffs with a win AND a Patriots loss or tie OR a Steelers tie and a Patriots loss.

    Jacksonville Jaguars

    • The Jacksonville Jaguars have clinched the AFC South and will be three number three seed regardless of anything that happens in Week 17.

    Kansas City Chiefs

    • The Kansas City Chiefs have clinched the AFC West and will be the number four seed regardless of anything that happens in Week 17.

    Baltimore Ravens

    The Baltimore Ravens clinch a playoff berth with a win or tie OR a Buffalo Bills loss or tie OR a Tennessee Titans loss or tie.

    Tennessee Titans

    • The Titans clinch a playoff berth with a win OR a tie AND Bills loss or tie AND a Los Angeles Chargers loss or tie OR Bills loss and Chargers loss

    Los Angeles Chargers

    • The Chargers clinch a playoff berth with a win AND Titans loss or tie AND Bills loss or tie OR a Chargers win AND Titans loss or tie AND Ravens win or tie OR a Chargers tie AND Titans loss AND Bills loss or tie

    Buffalo Bills

    • The Bills clinch a playoff berth with a win AND Ravens loss OR Bills win AND Chargers loss or tie AND Titans loss or tie OR Bills tie AND Chargers loss AND Titans loss

    NFC

    Philadelphia Eagles

    • The Philadelphia Eagles have already clinched the NFC East and home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs.

    Minnesota Vikings 

    • The Minnesota Vikings have clinched the NFC North.
    • The Vikings clinch a first-round bye with a win or tie OR a Carolina Panthers loss or tie OR New Orleans Saints win.

    New Orleans Saints 

    • The Saints have clinched a playoff berth.
    • The Saints clinch the NFC South with a win OR Panthers loss OR Saints tie AND Panthers tie.

    Carolina Panthers 

    • The Panthers have clinched a playoff berth.
    • The Panthers clinch the NFC South with a win AND Saints loss or tie OR a Panthers tie AND Saints loss.
    • The Panthers clinch a first-round bye with a win AND Saints loss or tie AND Vikings loss AND Los Angeles Rams loss or tie.

    Atlanta Falcons

    • The Atlanta Falcons clinch a playoff berth with a win OR a Seattle Seahawks loss OR a Falcons tie AND a Seattle Seahawks tie.

    Seattle Seahawks 

    • The Seahawks clinch a playoff berth with a win AND Falcons loss or tie OR a Seahawks tie AND Falcons loss.

    It should be an interesting final week of the regular season as the NFL gets set to head into the playoffs.

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