NFL Playoff Picture: Road to MetLife Stadium becomes clearer today

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

The Week 16 NFL schedule should bring some clarity to the NFL playoff picture. Which teams will continue on the Road to MetLife Stadium for Super Bowl 48, and which teams will be eliminated?

With two weeks left in the 2013 NFL season the road to Super Bowl 48 at MetLife Stadium still involves a tremendous amount of mystery, just the way the league likes it.

When play begins Sunday 19 of the NFL's 32 teams will still have a mathematical chance of making it to the playoffs.

"This is an amazing league," says Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaught whose team is in control in the AFC North. "Everybody is so close and that’s what makes it great."

Use this as your open thread to discuss today's non-New York Giants' games. Below is a look at your Week 16 playoff scenarios.

Week 16 NFL Playoff Scenarios

AFC

CLINCHED:
Denver - playoff spot
Indianapolis - AFC South
Kansas City - playoff spot

Denver Broncos
Denver clinches AFC West division and a first-round bye with:
1) DEN win + KC loss
Denver clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with:
1) DEN win + KC loss + NE loss or tie

New England Patriots
New England clinches AFC East division with:
1) NE win or tie OR
2) MIA loss or tie New England clinches a first-round bye with:
1) NE win + CIN loss or tie + IND loss or tie
OR
2) NE tie + CIN loss + IND loss New England clinches a playoff spot with:
1) CIN loss or tie

Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati clinches AFC North division with:
1) CIN win + BAL loss or tie
OR
2) CIN tie + BAL loss
Cincinnati clinches a playoff spot with:
1) CIN win + MIA loss or tie OR
2) CIN tie + MIA loss

Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore clinches a playoff spot with:
1) BAL win + MIA loss +SD loss or tie

Miami Dolphins

Miami clinches a playoff spot with:
1) MIA win + BAL loss + CIN loss

NFC

CLINCHED:
Seattle - playoff spot

Seattle Seahawks
Seattle clinches NFC West division and home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with:
1) SEA win or tie OR
2) SF loss or tie

New Orleans Saints
New Orleans clinches NFC South division and a first-round bye with:
1) NO win
New Orleans clinches a playoff spot with:
1) ARI loss OR
2) NO tie + SF loss or tie OR
3) NO tie + ARI tie OR
4) SF loss + ARI tie

Carolina Panthers
Carolina clinches a playoff spot with:
1) CAR win OR
2) CAR tie + ARI loss OR
3) CAR tie + SF loss OR
4) ARI loss + SF loss

San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco clinches a playoff spot with:
1) SF win OR
2) ARI loss OR
3) SF tie + ARI tie

Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia clinches NFC East division with:
1) PHI win + DAL loss or tie OR
2) PHI tie + DAL loss

Chicago Bears
Chicago clinches
NFC North division with:
1)CHI win + DET loss or tie + GB loss

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