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The real NFL playoff scenarios

Why'd they have to go and make things so complicated? But never fear, Dave Fleming makes the NFL's playoff scenarios look simple.

Updated: December 21, 2006, 5:01 PM ET
By David Fleming | Page 2

I am happy to report that the New York Giants have made the NFL playoffs.

Well, OK, fine -- if you want to get all freaky technical about it, a few simple and highly probable things all have to take place (simultaneously) before it's a done deal. It's easy to figure out, really. All you have to do is follow the NFL's bizarre Byzantine Playoff Sudoku Scenario chart that lists the circumstances required for each team in the league (except Cleveland and Detroit, of course) to make the playoffs.

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