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Chart: NFL playoff picture

  • December 30, 2012 - 8:47 AM

PLAYOFF PICTURE

NFC

• Atlanta (13-2) has clinched the South title and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.

• Green Bay (11-4) has clinched the North and can clinch a first-round bye with a victory over the Vikings or a loss by San Francisco.

• San Francisco (10-4-1) has clinched a playoff spot. Can clinch the West title with a victory over Arizona or a Seattle loss to St. Louis. Can clinch a first-round bye with a victory and a Green Bay loss to the Vikings.

• Washington (9-6) can win the East by beating Dallas.

• Seattle (10-5) has clinched a wild-card spot; can clinch the West with a victory over the Rams and a San Francisco loss.

• The Vikings (9-6) can clinch a wild-card spot by beating the Packers on Sunday. The Vikings also can make the playoffs, with a loss, if Dallas, Chicago and the N.Y. Giants lose.

• Chicago (9-6) can make the playoffs with a victory at Detroit and a Vikings loss.

• Dallas (8-7) can win the East by beating Washington.

• The New York Giants (8-7) can make the playoffs with a victory against Philadelphia and losses by the Vikings, Dallas and Chicago.

AFC

The six-team field is set but not the matchups.

• Houston (12-3) is the South champ and can clinch No. 1 seed with a victory over Indianapolis or a loss by Denver.

• Denver (12-3) is the West champ and can clinch first-round bye with a victory or a New England loss; can clinch No. 1 seed with a victory and a Houston loss.

• New England (11-4) is the East champ and can clinch a first-round bye with a victory and a Denver loss. New England also can clinch No. 1 seed with a victory and losses by both Houston and Denver.

• Baltimore (10-5) is the North champ.

 Indianapolis (10-5) will be the No. 5 seed as a wild card.

• Cincinnati (9-6) will be the No. 6 seed as a wild card.

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