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Sunday, December 30, 2012
Week 17 playoff scenarios

By ESPN.com staff

2012 NFL PLAYOFF SCENARIOS FOR WEEK 17

HOUSTON TEXANS

Clinch home-field advantage with:

1. Denver loss + New England loss or tie

Clinch first-round bye with:

1. Denver loss OR

2. New England loss or tie

DENVER BRONCOS

Clinch home-field advantage with:

1. Denver win or tie

Clinch first-round bye with:

1. Denver win OR tie

2. New England loss or tie

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

Clinch home-field advantage with:

1. New England win + Denver loss

Clinch first-round bye with:

1. New England win

CHICAGO BEARS

Clinch a playoff spot with:

1. Minnesota loss or tie

DALLAS COWBOYS

Clinch NFC East with:

1. Dallas win

GREEN BAY PACKERS

Clinch first-round bye with:

1. Green Bay win OR

2. Green Bay tie + San Francisco loss or tie

3. San Francisco loss + Seattle loss or tie

MINNESOTA VIKINGS

Clinch a playoff spot with:

1. Minnesota win

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

Clinch NFC West division with:

1. San Francisco win or tie OR

2. Seattle loss or tie

Clinch first-round bye with:

1. San Francisco win + Green Bay loss or tie

2. San Francisco tie + Green Bay loss

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

Clinch NFC West with:

1. Seattle win + San Francisco loss

Clinch first-round bye with:

1. Seattle win + San Francisco loss + Green Bay loss

WASHINGTON REDSKINS

Clinch NFC East with:

1. Washington win or tie