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Sunday, December 22, 2013
2013 NFL Week 16 playoff scenarios

By ESPN.com staff

A look at the possible playoff-clinching scenarios entering Week 16 | Playoff Machine:

AFC

CLINCHED:
Denver -- AFC West division and a first-round bye
New England -- AFC East division
Indianapolis -- AFC South
Kansas City -- playoff spot
Cincinnati -- playoff spot

DENVER BRONCOS

Denver clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with:

1) DEN win + NE loss or tie

CINCINNATI BENGALS

Cincinnati clinches AFC North division with:

1) BAL loss or tie OR

BALTIMORE RAVENS

Baltimore clinches a playoff spot with:

1) BAL win + SD loss or tie


NFC

CLINCHED:
Seattle -- playoff spot
Carolina -- playoff spot

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

Seattle clinches NFC West division and home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with:

1) SEA win or tie OR
2) SF loss or tie

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

New Orleans clinches a playoff spot with:

1) ARI loss OR
2) SF loss + ARI tie

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

San Francisco clinches a playoff spot with:

1) SF win OR
2) ARI loss OR
3) SF tie + ARI tie

CHICAGO BEARS

Chicago clinches NFC North division with:

1) CHI win + DET loss or tie + GB loss