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Every Playoff Scenario for Week 17

Week 17 often leaves NFL fans feeling lackluster at best, with many teams benching starters and/or jockeying for draft positions. Still, if the Jets-Packers last week taught us anything, it’s that two teams with nothing to play for can still churn out exhilarating football. While many fantasy football leagues have already been decided, there is still one last week for DFS picking and knowing what games are still competitive is crucial to cashing out big. Here’s a preview of the games that are still competitive for at least one team and what each (potential) playoff-bound team needs to move up in the seedings or at least stay alive for one more week.

Games Where 2 Teams are Competitive

Bears at Vikings (-4) | Over/Under: 40.5

Colts (-3) at Titans | Over/Under: 43.5

Games Where 1 Team is Competitive

49ers at Rams (-10) | Over/Under: 49

Chargers (-6.5) at Broncos | Over/Under: 41.5

Browns at Ravens (-6) | Over/Under: 41

Eagles (-6.5) at Redskins | Over/Under: 42

Raiders at Chiefs (-13.5) | Over/Under: 52.5

Jets at Patriots (-13.5) | Over/Under: 44.5

Bengals at Steelers (-14.5) | Over/Under: 45.5

Jaguars at Texans (-6.5) | Over/Under: 40

NFC Playoff Scenarios

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New Orleans Saints – NFC South division title and home-field advantage

Los Angeles Rams – NFC West division title

Chicago Bears – NFC North division title

Dallas Cowboys – NFC East division title

Seattle Seahawks – playoff berth

STILL TO BE DETERMINED

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LOS ANGELES RAMS (12-3) vs. San Francisco (4-11), Sunday, 4:25 PM ET, FOX

Los Angeles clinches a first-round bye with:

  1. LAR win or tie OR
  2. CHI loss or tie

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CHICAGO BEARS (11-4) at Minnesota (8-6-1), Sunday, 4:25 PM ET, FOX

Chicago clinches a first-round bye with:

  1. CHI win + LAR loss

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MINNESOTA VIKINGS (8-6-1) vs. Chicago (11-4), Sunday, 4:25 PM ET, FOX

Minnesota clinches a playoff berth with:

  1. MIN win or tie OR
  2. PHI loss or tie

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PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (8-7) at Washington (7-8), Sunday, 4:25 PM ET, FOX

Philadelphia clinches a playoff berth with:

  1. PHI win + MIN loss

AFC Playoff Scenarios

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Kansas City Chiefs – Playoff berth

Los Angeles Chargers – Playoff berth

New England Patriots – AFC East division title

Houston Texans – Playoff berth​

STILL TO BE DETERMINED

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KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (11-4) vs. Oakland (4-11), Sunday, 4:25 PM ET, CBS

Kansas City clinches AFC West division title and home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with:

  1. KC win OR
  2. KC tie + LAC loss or tie OR
  3. LAC loss + NE loss or tie + HOU loss or tie OR
  4. LAC loss + NE loss or tie + KC clinches at least a tie in strength of victory tiebreaker over HOU

Kansas City clinches AFC West division title and a first-round bye with:

  1. LAC loss + NE loss or tie OR
  2. LAC loss + HOU loss or tie
  3. LAC loss + KC clinches at least a tie in strength of victory tiebreaker over HOU

Kansas City clinches AFC West division title with:

  1. LAC loss OR
  2. KC tie + LAC tie

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NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (10-5) vs. New York Jets (4-11), Sunday, 1:00 PM ET, CBS

New England clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with:

  1. NE win + KC loss + LAC loss

New England clinches a first-round bye with:

  1. NE win OR
  2. NE tie + HOU loss or tie OR
  3. BAL loss or tie + HOU loss + TEN loss or tie

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HOUSTON TEXANS (10-5) vs. Jacksonville (5-10), Sunday, 1:00 PM ET, CBS

Houston clinches AFC South division title and home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with:

  1. HOU win + NE loss or tie + KC loss + LAC loss + HOU clinches a tie in strength of victory tiebreaker over KC

Houston clinches AFC South division title and a first-round bye with:

  1. HOU win + NE loss or tie OR
  2. HOU win + KC loss + LAC loss + HOU clinches a tie in strength of victory tiebreaker over KC OR
  3. HOU tie + NE loss OR
  4. IND-TEN tie + NE loss + BAL win + HOU clinches a tie in strength of victory tiebreaker over BAL

Houston clinches AFC South division title with:

  1. HOU win or tie OR
  2. IND-TEN tie

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BALTIMORE RAVENS (9-6) vs. Cleveland (7-7-1), Sunday, 4:25 PM ET, CBS

Baltimore clinches AFC North division title and a first-round bye with:

  1. BAL win + NE loss + HOU loss + IND-TEN does not end in a tie OR
  2. BAL win + NE loss + HOU loss + BAL clinches at least a tie in strength of victory tiebreaker over HOU

Baltimore clinches AFC North division title with:

  1. BAL win OR
  2. PIT loss OR
  3. BAL tie + PIT tie

Baltimore clinches a playoff berth with:

  1. BAL tie + IND-TEN tie

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LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (11-4) at Denver (6-9), Sunday, 4:25 PM ET, CBS

Los Angeles clinches AFC West division title and home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with:

  1. LAC win + KC loss or tie OR
  2. LAC tie + KC loss

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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (9-6) at Tennessee (9-6), Sunday night, 8:20 PM ET, NBC

Indianapolis clinches AFC South division title with:

  1. IND win + HOU loss

Indianapolis clinches a playoff berth with:

  1. IND win OR
  2. IND tie + PIT loss or tie OR
  3. IND tie + BAL loss

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TENNESSEE TITANS (9-6) vs. Indianapolis (9-6), Sunday night, 8:20 PM ET, NBC

Tennessee clinches AFC South division title and first-round bye with:

  1. TEN win + HOU loss + NE loss + BAL loss or tie

Tennessee clinches AFC South division title with:

  1. TEN win + HOU loss

Tennessee clinches a playoff berth with:

  1. TEN win

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PITTSBURGH STEELERS (8-6-1) vs. Cincinnati (6-9), Sunday, 4:25 PM ET, CBS

Pittsburgh clinches AFC North division title with:

  1. PIT win + BAL loss or tie OR
  2. PIT tie + BAL loss

Pittsburgh clinches a playoff berth with:

  1. PIT win + IND-TEN tie

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