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NFL Week 17 Playoff Picture Coming Into Focus, At Least In AFC

The Ravens won and are in. The Jets lost yet still got in. The Eagles clinched a spot as well, and they don't play until Tuesday night. The ever-evolving NFL playoff picture looks a little clearer today but for those that need a refresher course, here is a look at all the playoff scenarios heading into the final week of the season:

AFC

CLINCHED:

New England - AFC East and homefield advantage

Kansas City - AFC West

Baltimore - playoff spot

NY Jets - playoff spot

Pittsburgh - playoff spot

PITTSBURGH STEELERS

Pittsburgh clinches AFC North and a first-round bye with:

1) PIT win OR

2) PIT tie + BAL loss or tie OR

3) BAL loss

BALTIMORE RAVENS

Baltimore clinches AFC North and a first-round bye with:

1) BAL win + PIT loss or tie OR

2) BAL tie + PIT loss

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS

Indianapolis clinches AFC South with:

1) IND win or tie OR

2) JAX loss or tie

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

Jacksonville clinches AFC South with:

1) JAX win + IND loss

NFC

CLINCHED:

Chicago - NFC North

Philadelphia - NFC East

Atlanta - playoff spot

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

Philadelphia has clinched the NFC East and still has a chance to earn a first-round bye and homefield advantage next week as of today.

CHICAGO BEARS

Chicago has clinched the NFC North and still has a chance to earn a first-round bye and homefield advantage next week as of today.

ATLANTA FALCONS

Atlanta clinches the NFC South and homefield advantage with a win or tie against New Orleans tonight. If Atlanta loses tonight, it still has a chance to win the NFC South, a first-round bye and homefield advantage next week.

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

New Orleans clinches a playoff spot with a win or tie against Atlanta tonight and still has a chance to win the NFC South, a first-round bye and homefield advantage next week.

If New Orleans loses tonight, it can still clinch a playoff spot next week with:

1) NO win or tie OR

2) NYG loss or tie + GB loss or tie

GREEN BAY PACKERS

Green Bay clinches a playoff spot with:

1) GB win OR

2) GB tie + NYG loss or tie + TB loss or tie OR

3) NYG loss + TB loss

NEW YORK GIANTS

New York Giants clinch a playoff spot with:

1) NYG win + GB loss or tie OR

2) NYG win + NO loses twice OR

3) NYG tie + GB loss + TB loss or tie

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

Tampa Bay clinches a playoff spot with:

1) TB win + NO loss to ATL + NYG loss or tie OR

2) TB win + NO loss to ATL + GB loss or tie OR

3) TB win + NYG loss or tie + GB loss or tie OR

4) TB tie + NYG loss + GB loss

ST. LOUIS RAMS

St. Louis clinches NFC West with:

1) STL win or tie

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

Seattle clinches NFC West with:

1) SEA win

Ok, got all that?

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