Week 16 NFL playoff clinching scenarios

By Nick Shook
NFL.com
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With two weeks left in the regular season, the playoff scenarios only deepen. Here’s the scenarios for the rest of Week 16.

NFC

 

CLINCHED: Dallas Cowboys — playoff berth, NFC East title, first-round playoff bye, home-field advantage in NFC playoffs; Seattle Seahawks — NFC West title; Atlanta Falcons — NFC South title; New York Giants — playoff berth
ELIMINATED: San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Arizona, Philadelphia, Carolina, New Orleans, Minnesota.

DETROIT LIONS
Detroit clinches a playoff berth:
1) DET win + TB loss or tie
2) DET tie + TB loss

AFC

 

CLINCHED: New England Patriots — AFC East title title and first-round bye; Oakland Raiders — playoff berth; Houston Texans — AFC South title; Pittsburgh Steelers — AFC North title; Kansas City Chiefs — playoff berth; Miami Dolphins — playoff berth
ELIMINATED: Cleveland, Jacksonville, NY Jets, San Diego, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Tennessee, Buffalo, Baltimore, Denver

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