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NFC Playoff Picture, Week 17: Playoff-Clinching Scenarios


Entering the final week of the 2017-18 NFL regular season, the Philadelphia Eagles, Minneota Vikings, Los Angeles Rams, New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers have all clinched playoff berths.

Philadelphia has locked up the top seed and homefield advantage throughout the postseason, but the remaining seeds are all up in the air.

There is also one Wild Card spot still up for grabs with the Atlanta Falcons and Seattle Seahawks vying for the final spot.

The Falcons are in control of their own destiny for the No. 6 seed, with a win in Week 17 securing their spot in the postseason. They can till make the postseason with a loss, if the Seahawks fall to the Arizona Cardinals.

How can your favorite NFC team clinch their position in the postseason? The playoff-clinching scenarios for Week 16 can be seen below, along with the current playoff picture, via NFL.com:

CLINCHED: Philadelphia — NFC East, home-field advantage and first-round bye; Minnesota — NFC North; L.A. Rams — NFC West; New Orleans — Playoff berth; Carolina — Playoff berth


Minnesota clinches a first-round bye:

1) MIN win or tie

2) CAR loss or tie

3) NO win

4) LA Rams win


New Orleans clinches NFC South:

1) NO win

2) CAR loss

3) NO tie + CAR tie


Carolina clinches NFC South:

1) CAR win + NO loss or tie

2) CAR tie + NO loss

Carolina clinches a first-round bye:

1) CAR win + NO loss or tie + MIN loss + LAR loss or tie


Atlanta clinches a playoff berth:

1) ATL win

2) SEA loss

3) ATL tie + SEA tie


Seattle clinches a playoff berth:

1) SEA win + ATL loss or tie

2) SEA tie + ATL loss

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