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NFC playoff picture: Here are Giants’ Week 16 playoff scenarios

Win and they’re in

New York Giants v Tennessee Titans Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images

The New York Giants can clinch a playoff berth if they beat the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday night. That is the easy part to figure out. There are a bunch or ways the Giants can qualify for the playoffs without a victory in Week 16. Here, from the NFL, are the official scenarios.

New York clinches a playoff berth with:

  1. Giants win or tie OR
  2. Detroit Lions loss or tie OR
  3. Green Bay Packers loss or tie OR
  4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers loss or tie OR
  5. Atlanta Falcons loss

Yep. It would be a whole lot simpler if the Giants just go into Lincoln Financial Field and defeat the Eagles.

For what it’s worth, the Giants are still alive in the race for the NFC East title. Here is how the Dallas Cowboys can clinch the division title and home-field advantage in the playoffs.

  1. Dallas win or tie OR
  2. Giants loss or tie