• Playoff Scenarios for Week 16

    2011 NFL PLAYOFF SCENARIOS FOR WEEK 16

    AFC
    CLINCHED:
    Houston - AFC South
    New England - AFC East
    Baltimore - playoff spot
    Pittsburgh - playoff spot

    NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
    New England clinches a first-round bye with:
    1) NE win + HOU loss or tie OR
    2) NE win + PIT loss or tie + BAL loss or tie OR
    3) NE tie + HOU loss OR
    4) NE tie + PIT loss + BAL loss
    New England clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with:
    1) NE win + HOU loss or tie + PIT loss or tie + BAL loss or tie

    BALTIMORE RAVENS
    Baltimore clinches AFC North division with:
    1) BAL win + PIT loss
    Baltimore clinches a first-round bye with:
    1) BAL win + PIT loss + HOU loss

    DENVER BRONCOS
    Denver clinches AFC West division with:
    1) DEN win + OAK loss or tie OR
    2) DEN tie + OAK loss + SD loss or tie
    Denver clinches a playoff spot with:
    1) DEN win + NYJ loss + CIN loss + TEN loss or tie


    NFC
    CLINCHED:
    Green Bay - NFC North and first-round bye
    San Francisco - NFC West
    New Orleans - playoff spot

    GREEN BAY PACKERS
    Green Bay clinches home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with:
    1) GB win or tie OR
    2) SF loss or tie

    SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
    San Francisco clinches a first-round bye with:
    1) SF win + NO loss

    NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
    New Orleans clinches NFC South division with:
    1) NO win or tie

    DALLAS COWBOYS
    Dallas clinches NFC East division with:
    1) DAL win + NYG loss or tie OR
    2) DAL tie + NYG loss

    ATLANTA FALCONS
    Atlanta clinches a playoff spot with:
    1) ATL win or tie OR
    2) DAL loss or tie + CHI loss or tie + ARI loss or tie OR
    3) NYG loss or tie + CHI loss or tie + ARI loss or tie

    DETROIT LIONS
    Detroit clinches a playoff spot with:
    1) DET win or tie OR
    2) CHI loss or tie + ARI loss or tie + SEA loss or tie + DAL loss or tie OR
    3) CHI loss or tie + ARI loss or tie + SEA loss or tie + NYG loss or tie OR
    4) CHI loss or tie + ARI loss or tie + SEA loss or tie + ATL win or tie

    Comments 6 Comments
    1. wxwax's Avatar
      Philly have become my lost cause for the season. Saturday's game v Dallas is going to be must-see.
    1. Dave Lapham's Avatar
      Game 15 on week 16 of the NFL season and well over half of the teams in the league still have a heartbeat with respect to playoff qualification. Amazing.....Pete Rozelle has a big smile on his face somewhere. So many cities and fans are still totally engaged. It's a lot of fun. It is the time of year where you want to be catching fire, playing your best football. Just get in the one and done format with a lot of confidence. The Falcons seem to be peaking at the right time. If the Eagles get in somehow, no one will want to play them......very explosive.
    1. wxwax's Avatar
      Good point, Dave.
    1. darvon's Avatar
      @ Dave,

      Great point, to compare and contrast, the point in time when 50% of the D1A College teams are still in the hunt for the BCS Championship is somewhere around Spring Football.

      This year, you were down to 5 teams by late October.
    1. BuckeyeRidley's Avatar
      Thanks Andy; You're The Man & Are Cool With Me. This is going to be A VERY Fascinating & high profile next two weeks for the NFC East teams. Philly! New York! DALLAS! These markets will explode with any of them losing in Week 16. Let's Watch!
    1. hobbes27's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by darvon View Post
      @ Dave,

      Great point, to compare and contrast, the point in time when 50% of the D1A College teams are still in the hunt for the BCS Championship is somewhere around Spring Football.

      This year, you were down to 5 teams by late October.
      The one thing I will say in defense of college football, and believe me, I hate the BCS as much as anyone, is that college football tries to make a big deal out of winning the conference championship, by putting value into that. At least it means a lot more in college football than in any other sport. So your statement isn't exactly true.