NFL Playoff Scenarios -- Week 17

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  1. JGrubbs

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    Here are the scenarios for teams that can clinch playoff berths in Week 17.

    AFC EAST DIVISION

    New England has clinched division title.

    AFC NORTH DIVISION

    Cincinnati has clinched division title.

    Pittsburgh can clinch playoff berth with:
    1) PIT win or tie OR
    2) KC loss or tie OR
    3) SD win

    AFC SOUTH DIVISION

    Indianapolis has clinched the division title and home-field advantage in the playoffs.

    Jacksonville has clinched playoff spot.

    AFC WEST DIVISION

    Denver has clinched division title and a first-round bye.

    Kansas City can clinch playoff berth with:
    1) KC win + PIT loss + SD loss or tie

    NFC EAST DIVISION

    N.Y. Giants have clinched playoff spot

    N.Y. Giants can clinch division title with:
    1) NYG win or tie OR
    2) WAS loss or tie

    Dallas can clinch playoff berth with:
    1) DAL win + WAS loss or tie OR
    2) DAL win + CAR loss OR
    3) DAL win + TB loss + NYG loss + NYG and DAL clinch strength of victory tiebreaker over TB OR
    4) DAL tie + WAS loss

    Washington can clinch division title with:
    1) WAS win + NYG loss

    Washington can clinch playoff berth with:
    1) WAS win OR
    2) DAL loss OR
    3) WAS tie + DAL tie


    NFC NORTH DIVISION

    Chicago has clinched division title and a first-round bye

    NFC SOUTH DIVISION

    Carolina can clinch division with:
    1) CAR win + TB loss or tie OR
    2) CAR tie + TB loss.

    Carolina can clinch playoff berth with:
    1) CAR win or tie OR
    2) DAL loss or tie OR
    3) WAS loss or tie.

    Tampa Bay can clinch division title with:
    1) TB win OR
    2) CAR loss OR
    3) TB tie + CAR tie.

    Tampa Bay can clinch playoff berth with:
    1) TB tie OR
    2) DAL loss or tie OR
    3) WAS loss or tie OR
    4) NYG win or tie OR
    5) TB clinches strength of victory tiebreaker over DAL or NYG.

    NFC WEST DIVISION

    Seattle has clinched division title and home-field advantage in the playoffs.

    Arizona, Atlanta, Baltimore, Buffalo, Cleveland, Detroit, Green Bay, Houston, Miami, Minnesota, New Orleans, N.Y. Jets, Oakland, Philadelphia, St. Louis, San Diego, San Francisco and Tennessee have been eliminated from playoff contention.

    Source: NFL News
     
  2. TomVols

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    Did you hear that the Chiefs' owner is going to re-propose adding more playoff teams? I'm sure it has nothing to do with the fact that his team could win ten games and be at home for the playoffs [​IMG]

    I know that when you have four team divisions, you're bound to have 8 win teams get into the playoffs by winning their divisions and a 9 win team who is second in another division gets left out. But everyone has their own playoff destiny in their own hands. I personally like the fact that it's hard to get into the NFL postseason, unlike the NBA where (I believe this is actually true) half the teams get in the playoffs.
     
  3. NateT

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    Watch what you say about my chiefs [​IMG]

    Actually, I think the chiefs have been proposing expanding the playoffs for sometime now. Perhaps as far back as 1997 (when they made them consistently).

    This new proposal is for 7 teams in each conference, causing only the #1 seed to get a bye. As one writer noted, it would give us 6 playoff games in about 36 hours of the first weekend.

    However, I, like you, enjoy that the playoffs are hard. Nothing like the NHL and NBA.
     
  4. TomVols

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    Thing is, under the new proposal, what about the team that is in the # 8 slot? They have something to gripe about. There will be no perfect system.

    How many ten win teams ended up missing the playoffs after-all?
     

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