Posted December 24, 2013

NFC playoff scenarios for Week 17

NFL Playoffs
(Tom Hauck/Getty Images)

The Seattle Seahawks can clinch home-field advantage throughout the playoffs with a win. (Tom Hauck/Getty Images)

The San Francisco 49ers became the third NFC team to secure a playoff spot with their win over the Falcons. Here’s what is at stake for them — and the rest of the teams in the postseason mix — in Week 17:

Seattle Seahawks (12-3)
• Would clinch NFC West and home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs with a win or tie, or San Francisco loss or tie.

Carolina Panthers (11-4)
• Would clinch NFC South and a first-round bye with a win or tie, or a New Orleans loss or tie.
• Would clinch home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs with a win, Seattle loss and San Francisco win.

Philadelphia Eagles (9-6)
• Would clinch NFC East and the No. 3 seed with a win or tie.

Chicago Bears (8-7)
• Would clinch NFC North and the No. 4 seed with a win or tie.
• Would clinch NFC North and the No. 3 seed with a win, and Dallas win or tie.

San Francisco 49ers (11-4)
• Would clinch NFC West and a first-round bye with a win and Seattle loss.
• Would clinch West and home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs with a win, Seattle loss, and Carolina loss or tie.

New Orleans Saints (10-5)
• Would clinch a playoff spot with a win or a loss by Arizona, or a tie and an Arizona loss or tie.
• Would clinch NFC South and a first-round bye with a win and Carolina loss.

Arizona Cardinals (10-5)
• Would clinch a playoff spot with a win or tie and New Orleans loss.

Dallas Cowboys (8-7)
• Would clinch NFC East and the No. 4 seed with a win.
• Would clinch NFC East and the No. 3 seed with a win and Chicago loss.

Green Bay Packers (7-7-1)
• Would clinch NFC North and the No. 4 seed with a win.

13 comments
jeebs
jeebs

I think there is a mistake here it says:


Philly would clinch East w/ win or tie AND Dallas would clinch East w/ a win


or I'm just not getting it, lord knows it wouldn't be the first or last time for that.

ellobo199
ellobo199

We don't need dog killers in the playoffs. A plague on Tony Dungee.

PhillyPenn
PhillyPenn

Win or go home.  It's that way for the Eagles; except that the game is in Dallas so win or lose... they'll have to go home anyway.  :)   Merry Christmas!

ElvisHitler
ElvisHitler

Amazing that the Saints could miss the playoffs when just a couple weeks ago they were considered a superbowl favorite if they locked down homefield.

PeterWilliamLetheby
PeterWilliamLetheby

Bears DO NOT get 3 seed with win and Dallas tie. In that case, Philly would be 9-6-1 and Chicago 9-7. Sometimes these people out-think themselves.

KkK
KkK

Saints clinch playoff berth with a win and a loss by either SF or AZ :)

phillylover123
phillylover123

@jeebs no theres no mistake, philly is up a game on dallas and a tied would give them .5 lead

rickloganhaha
rickloganhaha

@PeterWilliamLetheby I thought so too. They also said Eagles get division and 3rd seed with a win or tie. Who are they tying if not the Cowboys?

RCH
RCH

@KkK  Saints win or AZ loses those are the only ways for the Saints. SF is already in. 

Realist
Realist

@KkK Actually, all the Saints need to do is win their game. It will be interesting though - the Saints, Seahawks, and 49ers/Cards games all start at the same time. Still a lot to settle.