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NFL playoff clinching scenarios for Cowboys, Packers, Ravens, others in Week 16

first_imgMORE: Updated NFL playoff pictureThree divisions already had been clinched entering Week 16, and two more were settled this week, as the Patriots and Texans became champions of the AFC East and AFC South, respectively.In addition, two teams that had not yet clinched playoff berths, the Vikings and Texans, did so in Week 16.Below are all the NFL playoff clinching scenarios for the six teams that had chances to stamp their postseason statuses in Week 16, followed by a complete playoff picture.NFL playoff clinching scenarios for Week 16Green Bay Packers (11-3)(at Vikings)Packers clinch NFC North title with:Packers win or tieDallas Cowboys (7-7)(at Eagles)Cowboys clinch NFC East title with:Cowboys winMinnesota Vikings (10-4)(vs. Packers)Vikings clinch playoff berth with:Vikings win or tie ORRams loss or tie(UPDATE: The Vikings clinched a playoff berth with the Rams’ loss to the 49ers on Saturday.)MORE: How Vikings can win NFC North over PackersBaltimore Ravens (12-2)(at Browns)Ravens clinch a first-round bye with:Ravens win or tie ORChiefs loss or tie ORPatriots lossRavens clinch home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with:Ravens win ORRavens tie AND Patriots loss or tie ORChiefs loss or tie AND Patriots loss(UPDATE: The Ravens clinched the No. 1 seed and home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs with their win over the Browns on Sunday.)New England Patriots (11-3)(vs. Bills)Patriots clinch AFC East with:Patriots win or tie(UPDATE: The Patriots clinched the AFC East with their win over the Bills on Saturday.)Patriots clinch a first-round bye with:Patriots win AND Chiefs loss or tie ORPatriots tie AND Chiefs lossHouston Texans (9-5)(at Buccaneers)Texans clinch AFC South title with:Texans win ORTexans tie AND Titans tie ORTitans loss(UPDATE: The Texans clinched the AFC South and a playoff berth with their win over the Buccaneers on Saturday.)Texans clinch playoff berth with: As has been the case over the last couple weeks, six teams again had NFL playoff clinching scenarios in play for Week 16, which began with three games on Saturday and runs through a Monday night game in Minnesota that’s crucial for the playoff picture.Eight teams entered Week 16 having already clinched NFL playoff berths, leaving four spots to be claimed over the final two weeks of the season. The seedings in both the AFC and NFC brackets were undetermined, but that changed in Week 16. The Ravens became the first team to lock themselves into a No. 1 seed, which gives them home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs. Texans tie AND Steelers tie ORSteelers lossMORE: How Steelers can earn AFC wild cardNFL playoff pictureAFCSeedTeamRecordClinched1.Baltimore Ravens13-2No. 1 seed; division; playoff berth2.New England Patriots12-3Division; playoff berth3.Kansas City Chiefs11-4Division; playoff berth4.Houston Texans10-5Division; playoff berth5.Buffalo Bills10-5No. 5 seed; playoff berth6.Tennessee Titans8-7-In the hunt: Steelers (8-7), Raiders (7-8)NFCSeedTeamRecordClinched1.San Francisco 49ers12-3Playoff berth2.New Orleans Saints12-3Division; playoff berth3.Green Bay Packers11-3Playoff berth4.Philadelphia Eagles8-7-5.Seattle Seahawks​11-4Playoff berth6.Minnesota Vikings10-4Playoff berthIn the hunt: Cowboys (7-8)last_img read more