Playoff Picture: Follow road to Super Bowl

BY foxsports • December 16, 2013

PLAYOFF SEEDING REMINDER:
Six teams in each conference make the playoffs, with the four division winners earning spots No. 1 through No. 4. The two teams with the best records from the remaining non-division winners earn wild-card berths.

NOTE -- For standings below:
*=clinched division and home-field advantage
x=clinched division and first-round bye
y=clinched division title
z=clinched playoff berth

NFC PLAYOFF SEEDING

Division leaders W-L Div. Conf.
1. Seahawks -- z 12-3 3-2 9-2
2. Panthers -- z 11-4 4-1 8-3
3. Eagles
9-6 3-2 8-3
4. Bears 8-7 2-3 4-7
Wild card W-L Div. Conf.
5. 49ers -- z 11-4 4-1 8-3
6. Saints 10-5 4-1 8-3
In the hunt W-L Div. Conf.
7. Cardinals 10-5 2-3 6-5
8. Cowboys 8-7 5-0 7-4
9. Packers 7-7-1 2-2-1 5-5-1

Clinching scenarios

1. Seahawks (vs. Rams)
• Clinch NFC West and No. 1 overall seed with win or tie OR 49ers loss or tie

2. Panthers (at Falcons)
• Clinch NFC South and No. 2 overall seed with win or tie OR Saints loss or tie
• Clinch NFC South and No. 1 overall seed with win AND Seahawks loss AND 49ers win

3. Eagles (at Cowboys)
• Clinch NFC East with win or tie vs. Cowboys

4. Bears (vs. Packers)
• Clinch NFC North with win or tie vs. Packers

5. 49ers (at Cardinals)
• Clinch NFC West and first-round bye with win AND Seahawks loss
• Clinch NFC West and No. 1 overall seed with win AND Seahawks loss AND Panthers loss or tie

6.Saints (vs. Buccaneers)
• Clinch NFC South and first-round bye with win AND Panthers loss
• Clinch playoff spot with OR win or tie AND Cardinals loss or tie OR Cardinals loss

7. Cardinals (vs. 49ers)
• Clinch playoff spot with win AND Saints loss or tie OR tie AND Saints loss

8. Cowboys (vs. Eagles)
• Clinch NFC East with win over Eagles

9. Packers (at Bears)
• Clinch NFC North with win over Bears

AFC PLAYOFF SEEDING

DIVISION LEADERS W-L Div. Conf.
1. Broncos -- x 12-3 4-1 8-3
2. Patriots -- y 11-4 3-2 8-3
3. Bengals -- y 10-5 2-3 7-4
4. Colts -- y 10-5 5-0 8-3
WILD CARD W-L Div. Conf.
5. Chiefs -- z 11-4 2-3 7-4
6. Dolphins 8-7 2-3 7-4
IN THE HUNT W-L Div. Conf.
7. Ravens 8-7 3-2 6-5
8. Chargers 8-7 3-2 5-6
9. Steelers 7-8 3-2 5-6

Clinching scenarios

1. Broncos (at Raiders)
• Clinch No. 1 overall seed with win or tie OR Patriots loss or tie

2. Patriots (vs. Bills)
• Clinch first-round bye with win or tie OR Bengals loss or tie AND Colts loss or tie
• Clinch No. 1 overall seed with win AND Broncos loss

3. Bengals (vs. Ravens)
• Clinch first-round bye with win AND Patriots loss

4. Colts (vs. Jaguars)
• Clinch first-round bye with win AND Patriots loss AND Bengals loss or tie

5. Chiefs (at Chargers)
• Have clinched the No. 5 seed

6. Dolphins (vs. Jets)
Clinch playoff spot with:
• Win AND Ravens loss or tie
• Win AND Chargers win
• Tie AND Ravens loss AND Chargers loss or tie
• Tie AND Ravens tie AND Chargers tie

7. Ravens (at Bengals)
Clinch playoff spot with:
• Win AND Chargers loss or tie
• Win AND Dolphins loss or tie
• Tie AND Dolphins loss AND Chargers loss or tie
• Tie AND Dolphins tie AND Chargers loss
• Dolphins loss AND Chargers loss AND Steelers loss or tie

8. Chargers (vs. Chiefs)
Clinch playoff spot with:
• Win AND Dolphins loss or tie AND Ravens loss or tie
• Tie AND Dolphins loss AND Ravens loss

9. Steelers (vs. Browns)
• Win AND Dolphins loss AND Ravens loss AND Chargers loss



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