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NFL Playoff Scenarios, Week 16: A Look At The NFC

A look at the 2011 NFL Playoff Picture as we get set for Week 16, this from the NFC perspective. A New York Giants loss combined a Dallas Cowboys victory over the Philadelphia Eagles knocks the Giants out of the playoffs.

CLINCHED
Green Bay – NFC North and first-round bye
San Francisco – NFC West
New Orleans – playoff spot

Green Bay Packers
Green Bay clinches home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with:
- GB win or tie OR
- SF loss or tie

San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco clinches a first-round bye with:
- SF win + NO loss

New Orleans Saints
New Orleans clinches NFC South division with:
- NO win or tie

Dallas Cowboys
Dallas clinches NFC East division with:
- DAL win + NYG loss or tie OR
- DAL tie + NYG loss

Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta clinches a playoff spot with:
- ATL win or tie OR
- DAL loss or tie + CHI loss or tie + ARI loss or tie OR
- NYG loss or tie + CHI loss or tie + ARI loss or tie

Detroit Lions
Detroit clinches a playoff spot with:
- DET win or tie OR
- CHI loss or tie + ARI loss or tie + SEA loss or tie + DAL loss or tie OR
- CHI loss or tie + ARI loss or tie + SEA loss or tie + NYG loss or tie OR
- CHI loss or tie + ARI loss or tie + SEA loss or tie + ATL win or tie