2016 NFL Playoff Picture For Week 17

by Demarus Dye|Fox Sports 1340am

 

As we inch closer & closer to the 2017 NFL Postseason, Fox Sports 1340am Presents the 2016 NFL Playoff Picture, this week as we head into week 17 the final week of the season. If the playoffs started today here are a few of the scenarios. (In parentheses is the wins, losses & in italic games still to play vs. teams in the playoff hunt). This Week we have each team that is in Top Running Back via picture. In the AFC all 6 spots are set, still, a little work to be done in the NFC

AFC:

New England Patriots 13-2; 10-1 Conference Record (Wins: vs. Dolphins, vs. Texans, @ Steelers. Losses: vs. Seahawks. Still to Play: @ Dolphins)

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Patriots Running Back LeGarrette Blount
  • New England has clinched the AFC East and clinch home-field advantage during the AFC Playoffs, will be the 1 seed

2 Oakland Raiders 11-3; 8-2 Conference Record (Wins: @ Buccaneers, vs. Broncos, vs. Texans, Losses: vs. Falcons, vs. Chiefs & @ Chiefs.)

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Raiders Running Back Latavius Murray
  • Oakland has clinched its first playoff berth since 2002. The Raiders will clinch the AFC West and a first-round bye with a win or ties the Broncos & or Chargers beats or ties the Chiefs
  • Case 2 also-Raiders beats the Broncos, and Dolphins beats the Patriots
  • Can either be the 2 seed or 5 seed in the AFC Playoffs

Pittsburgh Steelers 10-5; 8-3 Conference Record (Wins: @ Redskins, vs. Chiefs, vs. Giants. Losses:  @ Dolphins, vs. Patriots, @ Ravens, vs. Cowboys. )

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Steelers Running Back Le’Veon Bell
  • Pittsburgh has clinched the AFC North & are the 3 seed in the AFC Playoffs

Houston Texans 9-6; 7-4 Conference Record (Wins: vs. Chiefs, vs. Lions. Losses: @ Patriots, @ Raiders, @ Packers.)

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Texans Running Back Lamar Miller
  • Houston has clinched the AFC South & are the 4 seed in the AFC Playoffs

5 Kansas City Chiefs 11-4; 8-3 Conference Record (Wins: @ Raiders & vs. Raiders, at Falcons.  Losses: @Texans, @ Steelers, vs. Buccaneers. )

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Chiefs Running Back Spencer Ware
  • Kansas City has clinched a playoff berth. Can clinch AFC West with win @ the Chargers, and Broncos beats the Raiders
  • To stay in the 5 seed, the Chiefs beats or ties the Chargers & Patriots beats or ties the Dolphins

6 Miami Dolphins 10-5; 7-4 Conference Record(Wins: vs. Steelers, vs. Dolphins, vs. Cardinals.  Losses: @ Seahawks, @ Patriots, vs. Titans, @ Ravens. Still to Play: vs. @ Bills, vs. Patriots)

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Dolphins Running Back Jay Ajayi
  • Miami has clinched a playoff berth. To move to the 5 spot,  Dolphins beats the Patriots and Chargers beats the Chiefs

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

6 Miami Dolphins vs. 3 Pittsburgh Steelers

5 Kansas City Chiefs vs. 4 Houston Texans

1 New England & 2 Denver has 1st Round Bye

NFC:

Dallas Cowboys 13-2; 9-2 Conference Record(Wins: @ Redskins & vs. Redskins, @ Packers, @Steelers, vs. Lions.  Losses: vs. Giants & @ Giants.)

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Cowboys Running Back Ezekiel Elliott
  • The Cowboys has clinched the division, a first-round bye and home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs

Atlanta Falcons 10-5; 8-3 Conference Record(Wins: @ Raiders, vs. Packers, @Buccaneers.  Losses: @ Buccaneers, @ Seahawks, vs. Chiefs.)

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Falcons Running Back Devonta Freeman
  • Atlanta has clinched the NFC South & a playoff berth.
  • To Clinch a 1st Round Bye- Falcons beats the SaintsCase 2
    Falcons ties the Saints, and
    49ers beats or ties the Seahawks

    Case 3
    Packers beats or ties the Lions, and
    49ers beats the Seahawks

    Case 4
    Packers beats the Lions, and
    49ers ties the Seahawks

  • To just clinch the 3 spot-Case 1
    Falcons ties the SaintsCase 2
    Packers beats or ties the Lions

    Case 3
    49ers beats the Seahawks

Seattle Seahawks 9-5-1; 5-5-1 Conference Record(Wins: vs. Dolphins, vs. Falcons, @ Patriots. Losses: @ Buccaneers, @ Packers.)

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Seahawks Running Back Thomas Rawls
  • Seattle has clinched the NFC West. Can clinch the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye-
    Seahawks beats the 49ers, and
    Saints beats or ties the FalconsCase 2
    Seahawks ties the 49ers, and
    Saints beats the Falcons, and
    Lions ties the Packers
  • To just clinch the 3 spot-Case 1
    Seahawks beats the 49ersCase 2
    Seahawks ties the 49ers, and
    Lions ties the Packers

    Case 3
    Seahawks ties the 49ers, and
    Saints beats the Falcons, and
    Lions beats the Packers

Green Bay Packers 9-6; 7-4 Conference Record(Wins: vs. Lions, vs. Giants, vs. Texans, vs. Seahawks. Losses: vs. Cowboys, @ Falcons, vs. Redskins. Still to Play: @ Lions)

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Packers Running Back Ty Montgomery
  • The Packers have several ways to make the playoffs listed below:
  • For the NFC North, plus to clinch the 3 seed-
    Packers beats or ties the Lions, and
    49ers beats the SeahawksCase 2
    Packers beats the Lions, and
    49ers ties the Seahawks
  • For the NFC North(4 seed)- Packers beats or ties the Lions
  • For the 6 Seed-Case 1
    Giants beats the RedskinsCase 2
    Buccaneers beats the Panthers, and
    Redskins ties the Giants, and
    Seahawks beats or ties the 49ers

    Case 3
    Jaguars beats or ties the Colts, and
    Buccaneers beats the Panthers, and
    Redskins ties the Giants

    Case 4
    Eagles beats or ties the Cowboys, and
    Buccaneers beats the Panthers, and
    Redskins ties the Giants

    Case 5
    Buccaneers beats the Panthers, and
    Redskins ties the Giants, and
    Texans beats or ties the Titans

New York Giants 10-5; 6-4 Conference Record(Wins: @ Cowboys & vs. Cowboys, vs. Lions. Losses: vs. Redskins, @ Packers, @ Steelers. Still to Play: @ Redskins)

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Giants Running Back Rashad Jennings
  • Giants have clinched a playoff spot & will be the 5 seed in the NFC Playoffs

Detroit Lions 9-6; 7-4 Conference Record(Wins: vs. Redskins. Losses: @ Packers, @ Texans, @ Giants, @ Cowboys.  Still to Play: vs. Packers)

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Lions Running Back Theo Riddick
  • The Lions have several ways to make the playoffs listed below:
  • For the 2 seed(1st Round Bye & NFC North Title)
    Lions beats the Packers, and
    Saints beats the Falcons, and
    49ers beats or ties the Seahawks
  • For the 3 seed(along with the NFC North Title)
    Lions beats the Packers, and
    Saints beats the FalconsCase 2
    Lions beats the Packers, and
    Forty-Niners beats or ties the Seahawks
  • For the 4 seed- NFC North Title: Lions beats the Packers
  • 6 seed
    Lions ties the PackersCase 2
    Giants beats or ties the Redskins

In the Hunt:

Washington Redskins 8-6-1; 6-5 Conference Record(Wins: @ Giants, vs. Packers. Losses: vs. Steelers, vs. Cowboys & @ Cowboys, @ Lions. Still to Play: vs. Giants)

  • The Redskins can only get the 6 seed in the NFC Playoffs with these scenarios below-
    Redskins beats the Giants, and
    Lions beats the PackersCase 2
    Redskins beats the Giants, and
    Packers beats the Lions

    Case 3
    Redskins ties the Giants, and
    Lions beats the Packers, and
    Panthers beats or ties the Buccaneers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 8-7; 6-5 Conference Record(Wins: @ Falcons, @ Chiefs, vs. Seahawks. Losses: vs. Raiders, vs. Falcons, @ Cowboys.)

  • The Bucs can only get the 6 seed in the NFC Playoffs with these crazy scenarios below-
    Buccaneers beats the Panthers, and
    Colts beats the Jaguars, and
    Cowboys beats the Eagles, and
    Lions beats the Packers, and
    Redskins ties the Giants, and
    Titans beats the Texans, and
    49ers beats the Seahawks

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

6 Detroit Lions vs. 3 Seattle Seahawks

5 New York Giants vs. 4 Green Bay Packers

1 Dallas & 2 Atlanta has 1st Round Bye

 

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