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Updated Playoff Picture

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    <span>              <span style="text-decoration: underline;">2009 NFL PLAYOFF SCENARIOS</span>                   

December 21, 2009
For Week 16

AFC

CLINCHED: Indianapolis – AFC South and homefield advantage throughout AFC playoffs
San Diego – AFC West

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS

San Diego clinches first-round bye with:

1) SD win or tie OR

2) NE loss or tie

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

New England clinches AFC East division title with:

1) NE win or tie OR

2) MIA loss or tie

CINCINNATI BENGALS

Cincinnati clinches AFC North division title with:

3) CIN win OR

4) CIN tie BAL loss or tie OR

3) BAL loss

Cincinnati clinches a playoff spot with:

3) CIN tie OR

4) JAC loss or tie NYJ loss or tie HOU/MIA game ends in a tie

BALTIMORE RAVENS

Baltimore clinches a playoff spot with:

1) BAL win JAC loss or tie NYJ loss or tie OR

2) BAL win JAC loss or tie DEN loss OR

3) BAL win MIA loss or tie NYJ loss or tie DEN loss OR

4) BAL tie NYJ loss JAC loss TEN loss or tie HOU/MIA game ends in a tie

DENVER BRONCOS

Denver clinches a playoff spot with:

• DEN win JAC loss or tie MIA loss or tie NYJ loss or tie PIT loss or tie

NFC

CLINCHED: New Orleans – NFC South and a first-round bye
Minnesota – NFC North
Arizona – NFC West
Philadelphia – Playoff spot

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

New Orleans clinches homefield advantage throughout NFC playoffs with:

1) NO win or tie OR

2) MIN loss or tie

MINNESOTA VIKINGS

Minnesota clinches first-round bye with:

1) MIN win PHI loss or tie OR

2) MIN tie PHI loss

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

Philadelphia clinches NFC East division title with:

1) PHI win DAL loss or tie OR

2) PHI tie DAL loss

GREEN BAY PACKERS

Green Bay clinches a playoff spot with:

If New York Giants beat Washington tonight

1) GB win NYG loss or tie OR

2) GB win DAL loss OR

3) GB tie NYG loss

If Washington beats New York Giants tonight

1) GB win or tie OR

2) NYG loss or tie

DALLAS COWBOYS

Dallas clinches a playoff spot with:

If New York Giants beat Washington tonight

1) DAL win NYG loss or tie OR

2) DAL tie NYG loss

If Washington beats New York Giants tonight

1) DAL win or tie OR

2) NYG loss or tie

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