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NFL playoff clinching scenarios for Week 17: Giants earn berth with win, reeling Dolphins may clinch



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The NFL still has 16 teams alive within the playoff race with two weeks to play, with six playoff spots still up for grabs. 4 playoff spots have been clinched within the NFC and 4 within the AFC, with multiple division titles — and residential playoff games — up for grabs.

The Philadelphia Eagles and Buffalo Bills are still the No. 1 seeds of their respective conferences with two games remaining. Philadelphia must win considered one of its final two games while Buffalo has to win out with the intention to lock up the highest seeds.

The Los Angeles Chargers can lock up a playoff spot prior to Week 17 with a win over the Indianapolis Colts Monday night, while the Latest York Giants are a victory away from looking up a playoff spot of their very own next week. 

Because the playoffs are starting to take shape, listed here are all of the clinching scenarios for Week 17:

Los Angeles Chargers

Week 16: Clinch playoff berth with Monday night win at Colts

Week 17 (if Chargers lose in Week 16): Can clinch a playoff berth with any of the next (excludes ties):

Buffalo Bills

Clinch No. 1 seed in AFC: Win AND Chiefs loss

Clinch AFC North: Win AND Ravens loss

Clinch playoff berth: Win AND Jets loss

Pittsburgh Steelers

Could be eliminated before taking the sphere Sunday night if: Chargers win Monday or in Week 17 AND the Dolphins win in Week 17

Philadelphia Eagles

Clinch No. 1 seed in NFC: Win OR losses by Cowboys, Vikings and 49ers

Clinch NFC South: Win vs. Panthers

Latest York Giants

Clinch playoff berth:

Washington Commanders

Can clinch a playoff spot or be eliminated in Week 17

  • Clinch: Win AND losses by Seahawks, Lions and Packers
  • Eliminated: Loss AND wins by Lions and Packers

Green Bay Packers 

Can go to the playoffs with:

  • Win final 2 games AND one Commanders loss OR Giants lose final two games
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