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Updated NFL Playoff Picture

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    <span>Week 16 scenarios  

AFC

Clinched: Indianapolis (AFC South and home-field advantage), San Diego (AFC West, No. 2 seed and first-round bye), New England (AFC East), Cincinnati (AFC North).

Eliminated: Cleveland, Kansas City, Oakland, Buffalo, Tennessee.

Baltimore clinches a playoff spot:

1) BAL win

NY Jets clinch a playoff spot:

1) NYJ win

Denver clinches a playoff spot:

1) DEN win NYJ loss or tie BAL loss or tie

2) DEN win NYJ loss or tie PIT loss or tie

3) DEN win NYJ loss or tie HOU win

4) DEN win BAL loss or tie PIT loss or tie

5) DEN win BAL loss or tie HOU win

6) PIT loss BAL loss HOU loss JAC loss

7) PIT loss BAL loss HOU loss NYJ loss

8) PIT loss BAL loss JAC loss NYJ loss

9) PIT loss HOU loss JAC loss NYJ loss

10) MIA loss or tie NYJ loss BAL loss HOU loss JAC loss or tie

Pittsburgh clinches a playoff spot:

1) PIT win HOU loss or tie NYJ loss or tie

2) PIT win HOU loss or tie BAL loss or tie

3) PIT win NYJ loss or tie BAL loss or tie DEN loss or tie

Houston clinches a playoff spot:

1) HOU win NYJ loss or tie BAL loss or tie

2) HOU win NYJ loss or tie DEN loss or tie

3) HOU win BAL loss or tie DEN loss or tie

Jacksonville clinches a playoff spot:

1) JAC win PIT loss BAL loss DEN loss HOU loss

2) JAC win PIT loss BAL loss DEN loss NYJ loss

3) JAC win PIT loss BAL loss HOU loss NYJ loss

4) JAC win PIT loss DEN loss HOU loss NYJ loss

5) JAC win NYJ loss DEN loss HOU loss BAL loss

Miami clinches a playoff spot:

1) MIA win NYJ loss BAL loss HOU loss JAC loss or tie

NFC

Clinched: New Orleans (NFC South and first-round bye), Minnesota (NFC North), Arizona (NFC West), Philadelphia (playoff spot), Green Bay (playoff spot), Dallas (playoff spot).

Eliminated: Detroit, St. Louis, Tampa Bay, Washington, Chicago, Seattle, Carolina, Atlanta, San Francisco, New York Giants.

New Orleans Saints

New Orleans clinches home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs:

  1. Saints win or tie.

OR

  1. MIN loss or tie.
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