By TPR Staff

With Week 17 of the 2012 NFL season just six days away, quite a few games will have playoff implications. While all but one of the divisions have been clinched, with the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins battling it out for the NFC East Championship in prime time next Sunday night, many other teams are still jockeying for position and a better seed.

We know all four AFC division winners, with the Houston Texans clinching the South, the Denver Broncos taking the West, the New England Patriots securing the East and the Baltimore Ravens emerging as winners of the North. We also know that the two wild card winners are the Indianapolis Colts and Cincinnati Bengals.

In the NFC, the Atlanta Falcons have won the South and the No. 1 seed, the Green Bay Packers have won the North, while the San Francisco 49ers lead the Seattle Seahawks in the West, even after being dismantled on the road last night. The Seahawks have clinched at least a wild card berth, leaving the other wild card spot up for grabs among five other teams entering play in Week 17 next Sunday.

Here is a look at all of the clinching playoff scenarios for all of the NFL teams still alive in playoff contention heading into Week 17 of the 2012 NFL season.

AFC Playoff Picture

W-L Division/Wild Card Status
1. *Texans 12-3 AFC South champion
2. *Broncos 12-3 AFC West champion
3. *Patriots 11-4 AFC East champion
4. *Ravens 10-5 AFC North champion
5. #Colts 10-5 Wild Card
6. #Bengals 9-6 Wild Card
* Clinched division
# Clinched playoff berth

NFC Playoff Picture

W-L Division/Wild Card Status
1. &Falcons 13-2 NFC South champion
2. #49ers 10-4-1 NFC West leader
3. *Packers 11-4 NFC North champion
4. Redskins 9-6 NFC East leader
5. #Seahawks 10-5 Wild Card
6. Vikings 9-6 Wild Card
7. Bears 9-6
8. Giants 8-7
9. Cowboys 8-7
& Clinched home-field advantage
* Clinched division
# Clinched playoff berth

PLAYOFF CLINCHINGS AFTER WEEK 16

Atlanta — Home-field advantage
Indianapolis — Playoff berth
Cincinnati — Playoff berth
Baltimore — Division title
Seattle — Playoff berth

2012 NFL PLAYOFF SCENARIOS FOR WEEK 17

HOUSTON TEXANS

Clinch home-field advantage with:

1. Houston win OR

2. Denver loss + New England loss

Clinch first-round bye with:

1. Denver loss OR

2. New England loss

DENVER BRONCOS

Clinch home-field advantage with:

1. Denver win + Houston loss

Clinch first-round bye with:

1. Denver win OR

2. New England loss

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

Clinch home-field advantage with:

1. New England win + Denver loss + Houston loss

Clinch first-round bye with:

1. New England win + Houston loss OR

2. New England win + Denver loss

CHICAGO BEARS

Clinch a playoff spot with:

1. Chicago win + Minnesota loss

DALLAS COWBOYS

Clinch NFC East with:

1. Dallas win

GREEN BAY PACKERS 

Clinch first-round bye with:

1. Green Bay win OR

2. San Francisco loss + Seattle loss

MINNESOTA VIKINGS

Clinch a playoff spot with:

1. Minnesota win OR

2. Chicago loss + Dallas loss + New York Giants loss

NEW YORK GIANTS

Clinch a playoff spot with:

1. New York Giants win + Dallas loss + Minnesota loss + Chicago loss

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

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

Clinch a playoff spot with:

1. Minnesota loss + Chicago loss

 

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