NFL Playoffs: Standings and Week 17 Clinch Scenarios

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Here are the NFL Playoff scenarios entering Week 17:

AFC

CLINCHED:

Denver – AFC West and first-round bye
New England – AFC East
Cincinnati – AFC North
Indianapolis – AFC South
Kansas City – playoff spot

DENVER BRONCOS at Oakland Raiders

Denver clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with:

1) DEN win or tie OR

2) NE loss or tie

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS vs. Buffalo Bills 

New England clinches a first-round bye with:

1) NE win or tie OR

2) CIN loss or tie + IND loss or tie

New England clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with:

1) NE win + DEN loss

CINCINNATI BENGALS vs. Baltimore Ravens

Cincinnati clinches a first-round bye with:

1) CIN win + NE loss

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (vs. Jax)

Indianapolis clinches a first-round bye with:

1) IND win + NE loss + CIN loss or tie

MIAMI DOLPHINS vs. New York Jets

Miami clinches a playoff spot with:

1) MIA win + BAL loss or tie OR

2) MIA win + SD win OR

3) MIA tie + BAL loss + SD loss or tie OR

4) MIA tie + BAL tie + SD tie

BALTIMORE RAVENS at Cincinnati Bengals

Baltimore clinches a playoff spot with:

1) BAL win + SD loss or tie OR

2) BAL win + MIA loss or tie OR

3) BAL tie + MIA loss + SD loss or tie OR

4) BAL tie + MIA tie + SD loss OR

5) MIA loss + SD loss + PIT loss or tie

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS vs. Kansas City Chiefs

San Diego clinches a playoff spot with:

1) SD win + MIA loss or tie + BAL loss or tie OR

2) SD tie + MIA loss + BAL loss

PITTSBURGH STEELERS vs. Cleveland Browns

Pittsburgh clinches a playoff spot with:

1) PIT win + MIA loss + BAL loss + SD loss

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