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NFL Playoff Scenarios

December 24, 2012 by
Tony Romo and Dez Bryant have hooked up 46 times for 808 yards and 10 TD's over their last 7 games.  They will face RGIII and the Washington Redskins Sunday night for the NFC East title.

Tony Romo and Dez Bryant have hooked up 46 times for 808 yards and 10 TD’s over their last 7 games. They will face RGIII and the Washington Redskins Sunday night for the NFC East title.

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Once again the NFL has done it.  Or should I say, the Dallas Cowboys have done it.  With the New York Giants loss to the Baltimore Ravens, the Sunday Night Football game for week 17 will be the Dallas Cowboys at the Washington Redskins for the NFC East crown. This will be the second year in a row in which the Dallas Cowboys will be playing for their playoff lives in prime time.  Last year’s week 17 finale against the New York Giants was one of the most watched regular season games in NFL history.

In the AFC  the teams are all locked in, just seeding needs to play out.  As of now, here are the seeds:

1. Houston

2. Denver

3. New England

4. Baltimore

5. Indianapolis

6. Cincinnati

To make your life easier, here are the AFC playoff seeding scenarios:

HOUSTON TEXANS

Clinch home-field advantage with:

1. Houston win OR

2. Denver loss + New England loss

Clinch first-round bye with:

1. Denver loss OR

2. New England loss

DENVER BRONCOS

Clinch home-field advantage with:

1. Denver win + Houston loss

Clinch first-round bye with:

1. Denver win OR

2. New England loss

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

Clinch home-field advantage with:

1. New England win + Denver loss + Houston loss

Clinch first-round bye with:

1. New England win + Houston loss OR

2. New England win + Denver loss

The only certainty in the NFC is that the Atlanta Falcons are the #1 seed.  The rest of the seeding and the final two teams in need to be played out in week 17.  Atlanta, San Francisco, Seattle and Green Bay are all in.

1. Atlanta – clinched home field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs

2. Green Bay

3. San Francisco

4. Washington

5. Seattle

6. Minnesota

Here are the NFC’s scenarios:

CHICAGO BEARS

Clinch a playoff spot with:

1. Chicago win + Minnesota loss

DALLAS COWBOYS

Clinch NFC East with:

1. Dallas win

GREEN BAY PACKERS 

Clinch first-round bye with:

1. Green Bay win OR

2. San Francisco loss + Seattle loss

MINNESOTA VIKINGS

Clinch a playoff spot with:

1. Minnesota win OR

2. Chicago loss + Dallas loss + New York Giants loss

NEW YORK GIANTS

Clinch a playoff spot with:

1. New York Giants win + Dallas loss + Minnesota loss + Chicago loss

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS 

Clinch NFC West division with:

1. San Francisco win or tie OR

2. Seattle loss or tie

Clinch first-round bye with:

1. San Francisco win + Green Bay loss

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

Clinch NFC West with:

1. Seattle win + San Francisco loss

Clinch first-round bye with:

1. Seattle win + San Francisco loss + Green Bay loss

WASHINGTON REDSKINS

Clinch NFC East with:

1. Washington win or tie

Clinch a playoff spot with:

1. Minnesota loss + Chicago loss

 

 

 

    Comments

  • DAN


    Even in an unfortunate losing effort, it was obvious that Greg McElroy is a big step-up from Loser Sanchez.

    • Earl


      McElroy might fall in between Ken O’Brien and Ray Lucas. And that may be generous.

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