2014 NFL Playoff Picture for Week 17

Demarus Dye| BKD TV Insiders

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As we inch closer & closer to the 2015 NFL Postseason, BKD TV Presents the 2014 NFL Playoff Picture, this week we will be going into week 17, final week of the regular season. The Twist & Turns of the NFL is very unpredictable, just like this playoff race. Also we will have mentioned who won what divisions & what situations need to happen for each team. We thank ESPN & NFL.com for there help on this article. In parentheses is the wins, losses & in italic games still to play vs. teams in the playoff hunt) This Week Photos will be Playoff Position teams WR’s

[*] Clinched Homefield Advantage in Playoffs

[y] Clinched Division Title

[z] Clinched First-Round Bye

[x] Clinched Playoff Berth

AFC

* 1 New England Patriots 12-3(W: vs. Bengals, @ Bills, vs. Broncos, @ Colts, @ Chargers, vs. Dolphins. L: @ Dolphins, @ Chiefs.)

Patriots has clinched Home Field Advantage throughout the AFC Playoffs

Patriots Wide Receiver Julian Edelman

 

2 Denver Broncos 11-3(W: vs. Colts, vs. Chiefs & @ Chiefs,vs. Bills, vs. Dolphins, vs. Chargers & @ Chargers. L: @ Patriots, @ Bengals.)

Denver clinches a first-round bye with:
1) a win or tie
2) a Bengals loss
3) a Bengals tie plus Colts win

Broncos Wide Receiver Demaryius Thomas

 

Cincinnati Bengals 10-4-1(W: @ Ravens & vs. Ravens, @ Texans, @ Browns, vs. Broncos. L: @ Patriots, @ Colts, vs. Browns, vs. Steelers. Still to Come: @ Steelers)

Bengals clinch AFC North with a win or tie in Week 17.

Cincinnati clinches first-round bye with:
1) a win plus a Broncos loss or tie
2) a tie plus a Broncos loss and a Colts loss or tie

Bengals Wide Receiver AJ Green

 

 

Indianapolis Colts 10-5(W: vs. Ravens, @ Texans & @ vs. Texans, vs. Bengals, Browns. L: @ Broncos, @ Steelers, vs. Patriots.)

Colts are locked in to the 4th seed in the AFC Playoffs

Colts Wide Receiver Ty Hilton

 

xPittsburgh Steelers 10-5(W: vs. Browns, vs. Texans, vs. Colts, vs. Ravens, @ Bengals, vs. Chiefs. L: @ Ravens, @ Browns. Still to Come: vs. Bengals)

Steelers clinch AFC North with win.

Steelers Wide Receiver Antonio Brown

 

San Diego Chargers 9-6(W: @ Bills, @ Ravens. L: vs. Chiefs, @ Broncos & vs. Broncos, @ Dolphins,  vs. Patriots. Still to Play: @ Chiefs)

Chargers clinch playoff spot with:
1) a win
2) a tie plus a Ravens loss or tie

Chargers Wide Receiver Keenan Allen

 

In the Hunt:

Baltimore Ravens 9-6(W: vs. Steelers, @ Browns, @ Dolphins. L: vs. Bengals & @ Bengals, @ Colts, @ Steelers,vs. Chargers, @ Texans.)

Ravens clinch playoff spot with:
1) a win plus a Chargers loss or tie
2) a tie plus a Chargers loss

Houston Texans 8-7(W: vs. Bills, @ Browns, vs. Ravens. L: vs. Colts & @ Colts, @ Steelers, vs. Bengals.)

The Texans clinch a playoff spot with: a win plus a Ravens loss and a Chargers loss.

Kansas City Chiefs 8-7(W: @ Dolphins, vs. Patriots, @ Chargers, @ Bills. L: @ Broncos & vs. Broncos, @ Steelers. Still to Come: vs. Chargers)

The Chiefs clinch a playoff spot with: a win plus a Ravens loss and a Texans loss or tie.

 

Wild Cards Match-ups (if the Playoffs started now)

6 San Diego Chargers vs. 3 Cincinnati Bengals

5 Pittsburgh Steelers vs. 4 Indianapolis Colts

1 New England & 2 Denver has 1st Round Bye

 

NFC  $=NFC South Race only

x 1 Seattle Seahawks 11-4(W: vs. Packers, @ Panthers, vs. Cardinals & @ Cardinals, @ Eagles, @49ers & vs. 49ers. L: vs. Cowboys.)

The Seahawks clinch the NFC West with:
1) a win
2) a tie plus a Cardinals loss or tie
3) a Cardinals loss

The Seahawks clinch home-field advantage with:
1) a win plus Lions-Packers game does not end in a tie
2) a win plus a Cowboys loss or tie
3) a tie plus a Cardinals loss or tie, a Cowboys loss and a Lions-Packers tie

The Seahawks clinch a first-round bye with:
1) a win
2) a tie plus a Cardinals loss or tie and a Cowboys loss
3) a tie plus a Cardinals loss or tie and a Lions-Packers tie

Seahawks Wide Receiver Doug Baldwin

 

Detroit Lions 11-4(W: vs. Giants, vs. Packers, vs. Saints. L: @ Panthers, @ Cardinals. Still to Play: @ Packers)

The Lions clinch the NFC North with: a win or a tie.

The Lions clinch home-field advantage with:
1) a win plus a Seahawks loss or tie and a Cardinals loss or tie
2) a tie plus a Seahawks loss, a Cardinals loss and a Cowboys loss or tie

The Lions clinch a first-round bye with:
1) a win
2) a tie plus a Cowboys loss or tie
3) a tie plus a Seahawks loss and a Cardinals loss

Lions Wide Receiver Calvin Johnson

 

y 3 Dallas Cowboys 11-4(W: vs. Saints, @ Seahawks, @ Eagles. L: vs. 49ers, vs. Cardinals, vs. Eagles.)

The Cowboys clinch home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with: a win plus a Cardinals loss or tie and a Lions-Packers tie.

Dallas clinches a first-round bye with:
1) a win plus a Seahawks loss or tie plus a Cardinals loss or tie
2) a win plus a Lions-Packers tie
3) a tie plus a Seahawks loss and a Cardinals loss
4) a tie plus a Seahawks tie, a Cardinals loss or tie and Lions-Packers does not end in a tie

Cowboys Wide Receiver Dez Bryant

 

 

Carolina Panthers 6-8-1(W: vs. Lions, @ Saints. L: @ Packers, vs. Seahawks, vs. Saints, @ Eagles, vs. Falcons. Still to Play: @ Falcons)

The Panthers clinch NFC South with win over Falcons.

Panthers Wide Receiver Kelvin Benjamin

 

Green Bay Packers 11-4(W: vs. Panthers, vs. Eagles, vs. Falcons. L: @ Seahawks, @ Lions, @ Saints. Still to Play: vs. Lions)

The Packers clinch the NFC North and a first-round bye with a win. They clinch home-field with: a win and a Seahawks loss or tie.

Packers Wide Receiver Jordy Nelson

 

Arizona Cardinals 11-4(W: vs. Eagles, vs. Lions, @ Cowboys. L: @ Falcons, @ Seahawks & vs. Seahawks.)

The Cardinals clinch NFC West with:
1) a win plus a Seahawks loss or tie
2) a tie plus a Seahawks loss

The Cardinals clinch home-field advantage with:
1) a win plus a Seahawks loss or tie and a Packers loss or tie
2) a tie plus a Seahawks loss, a Cowboys loss or tie and a Packers-Lions tie

The Cardinals clinch a first-round bye with:
1) a win plus a Seahawks loss or tie
2) a tie plus a Seahawks loss and a Cowboys loss or tie
3) a tie plus a Seahawks loss and a Lions-Packers tie]

Cardinals Wide Receiver Larry Fitzgerald

 

 

In the Hunt:

$ Atlanta Falcons 6-9 (W: vs. Saints & @ Saints, @ Panthers, vs. Cardinals. L: @ Vikings, vs. Lions in London, @ Packers. Still to Play: vs. Panthers)

The Falcons clinch NFC South with win over Panthers.

 

Wild Cards Match-ups(if the Playoffs started now)

6 Arizona Cardinals vs. 3 Dallas Cowboys

5 Green Bay Packers vs. 4 Carolina Panthers

1 Seattle & 2 Detroit has 1st Round Bye

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