Scenarios for NFL playoff possibilities

Dec. 27, 2013 at 12:02 AM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Here are the NFL playoff scenarios going into the final week of the 2013 NFL regular season:

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AFC teams in (division winners): Denver (12-3), New England (11-4), Cincinnati (10-5), Indianapolis (10-5)

AFC wild-card teams in: Kansas City (11-4)

Still possible for playoffs: Miami (8-7), Baltimore (8-7), San Diego (8-7), Pittsburgh (7-8)

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Denver --

Clinches home field throughout AFC playoffs with win or tie Sunday versus Oakland; or New England loss or tie versus Buffalo.

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New England --

Clinches home field throughout the AFC playoffs with win Sunday versus Buffalo and Denver loss versus Oakland.

Clinches first-round bye with win or tie Sunday versus Buffalo; or Cincinnati loss or tie versus Baltimore and Indianapolis loss or tie versus Jacksonville.

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Cincinnati --

Clinches first-round bye with win Sunday versus Baltimore and New England loss versus Buffalo.

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Indianapolis --

Clinches first-round bye with win Sunday versus Jacksonville, New England loss versus Buffalo and Cincinnati loss versus Baltimore.

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Miami --

Qualifies for playoffs with win Sunday versus New York Jets and Baltimore loss or tie versus Cincinnati;

or Miami win over New York Jets and San Diego win versus Kansas City;

or Miami tie versus New York Jets and Baltimore lose versus Cincinnati and San Diego tie or loss to Kansas City;

or Miami tie versus New York Jets, Baltimore tie versus Cincinnati and San Diego tie versus Kansas City.

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Baltimore --

Qualifies for the playoffs with win Sunday versus Cincinnati and San Diego loss to Kansas City;

or Baltimore win over Cincinnati and Miami loss or tie to New York Jets;

or Baltimore tie versus Cincinnati and Miami loss versus New York Jets and San Diego loss or tie versus Kansas City Chiefs;

or Baltimore tie versus Cincinnati and Miami tie versus New York Jets and San Diego loss versus Kansas City;

or Miami loss to New York Jets and San Diego loss to Kansas City and Pittsburgh loss or tie versus Cleveland.

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San Diego --

Qualifies for the playoffs with win Sunday over Kansas City, Miami loss or tie versus New York Jets and Baltimore loss or tie versus Cincinnati;

or San Diego tie versus Kansas City and Miami loss versus New York Jets and Baltimore versus Cincinnati.

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Pittsburgh --

Qualifies for playoffs with win Sunday versus Cleveland, Baltimore loss versus Cincinnati, Miami loss versus New York Jets and San Diego loss versus Kansas City.

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NFC teams in: Seattle (12-3), Carolina (11-4), San Francisco (11-4)

Still possible for playoffs: New Orleans (10-5), Arizona (10-5), Philadelphia (9-6), Chicago (8-7), Dallas (8-7), Green Bay (7-7-1).

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Seattle --

Clinches NFC West division title, first-round bye and home field throughout the NFC playoffs with win or tie Sunday versus St. Louis or San Francisco loss or tie versus Arizona.

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Carolina --

Clinches NFC South division title and first-round bye with win or tie Sunday versus Atlanta or New Orleans loss or tie versus Tampa Bay;

Clinches home field throughout NFC playoffs with win Sunday versus Atlanta, Seattle loss versus St. Louis and San Francisco win versus Arizona.

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San Francisco --

Clinches NFC West division title and home field throughout NFC playoffs with win Sunday versus Arizona, Seattle loss versus St. Louis and Carolina loss or tie versus Atlanta.

Clinches NFC West division title and first-round bye with win Sunday versus Arizona and Seattle loss versus St. Louis.

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New Orleans --

Clinches NFC South division title and first-round bye with win Sunday versus Tampa Bay and Carolina loss versus St. Louis;

Clinches playoff berth with win Sunday versus Tampa Bay;

or tie versus Tampa Bay and Arizona loss or tie versus San Francisco;

or Arizona loss versus San Francisco.

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Arizona --

Qualifies for the playoffs with win Sunday versus San Francisco and New Orleans loss or tie versus Tampa Bay;

or Arizona tie versus San Francisco and New Orleans loss versus Tampa Bay.

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Philadelphia --

Clinches NFC East division title with win or tie Sunday versus Dallas.

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Chicago --

Clinches NFC North division title with win or tie Sunday versus Green Bay.

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Dallas --

Clinches NFC East division title with win Sunday versus Philadelphia.

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Green Bay --

Clinches NFC North division title with win Sunday versus Chicago.

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