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Tuesday, December 20, 2011
All your playoff scenario needs

By Bill Williamson
ESPN.com

The playoff and elimination scenarios have evolved over the past couple of days.

Through the NFL (via ESPN Stats & Information), I wanted to pass along all the unofficial scenarios as they currently stand, all in one post. Print it out and keep it close to you Saturday as you watch every AFC West team try to get in or keep their playoff hopes alive. Here it goes:

Week 16 AFC WEST playoff-clinching scenarios:

Denver clinches AFC West Division:

1) DEN win + OAK loss or tie

2) DEN tie + OAK loss + SD loss or tie

Denver clinches a wild card spot:

1) DEN win + NYJ loss + CIN loss + TEN loss or tie

AFC West Week 16 playoff elimination scenarios

OAK eliminated from playoff spot with OAK loss + CIN win or tie

OAK eliminated from playoff spot with OAK loss + NYJ win or tie

OAK eliminated from playoff spot with OAK tie + CIN win + DEN win

OAK eliminated from playoff spot with OAK tie + NYJ win + DEN win

SD eliminated from playoff spot with SD loss + CIN win or tie

SD eliminated from playoff spot with SD loss + NYJ win or tie

SD eliminated from playoff spot with SD tie + CIN win + DEN win

SD eliminated from playoff spot with SD tie + NYJ win or tie + CIN win + DEN tie

SD eliminated from playoff spot with SD tie + NYJ win + DEN win

SD eliminated from playoff spot with SD tie + NYJ win + CIN tie + DEN tie

KC eliminated from playoff spot with KC loss or tie

KC eliminated from playoff spot with DEN win or tie

Complete AFC WEST clinching scenarios:

How Broncos Can Win AFC West:

1) DEN wins last 2 games

OR

2) DEN beats KC in Week 17

OR

3) DEN beats BUF in Week 16 AND OAK loses 1 of last 2 games

OR

4) OAK beats KC in Week 16 AND SD loses to DET in Week 16 AND SD beats OAK in Week 17

How Raiders Can Win AFC West:

1) OAK wins last 2 games AND DEN loses to KC in Week 17

How Chargers Can Win AFC West:

1) SD wins last 2 games AND DEN loses last 2 games

How Chiefs Can Win AFC West:

1) KC wins last 2 games AND DEN loses last 2 games AND SD loses 1 of last 2 games