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NFL Playoff Seeding Scenarios Heading Into Final Day of Action

NFL playoff seeding scenarios for both conferences, heading into Sunday’s final day of regular-season games:

AFC

No. 1 seed and first-round bye

* New England (if it wins or ties; or if Oakland loses or ties).

* Oakland (if it wins and New England loses).

No. 2 seed and first-round bye

* Oakland (if it wins or ties and New England wins or ties; or if it loses but Kansas City loses too).

* New England (if it loses and Oakland wins).

* Kansas City (if it wins and Oakland loses).

No. 3 seed, and first-round playoff host

* Pittsburgh already has clinched this seed.

No. 4 seed, and first-round playoff host

* Houston already has clinched this seed.

No. 5 seed as wild card, at No. 4 next week

* Kansas City (if it wins and Oakland wins or ties).

* Miami (if it wins and Kansas City loses).

No. 6 seed as wild card, at No. 3 next week

* Miami (if it loses or ties; or if Kansas City wins or ties).

NFC

No. 1 seed and first-round bye

* Dallas already has clinched this seed.

No. 2 seed and first-round bye

* Atlanta (if it wins; or if it ties and Seattle loses or ties; or if it loses but either Seattle loses and Detroit loses or ties, or Seattle ties and Detroit loses).

* Seattle (if it wins and Atlanta loses or ties; or if it ties and Atlanta loses and Green Bay-at-Detroit ends in a tie).

* Detroit (if it wins and Seattle loses or ties and Atlanta loses).

No. 3 seed, and first-round playoff host

* Seattle (if it wins and Atlanta wins).

* Atlanta (if it loses or ties and Seattle wins and Detroit wins).

* Green Bay (if it wins and Seattle loses).

* Detroit (if it wins and either Seattle wins and Atlanta loses, or Seattle loses or ties and Atlanta wins).

No. 4 seed, and first-round playoff host

* Seattle (if it loses).

* Green Bay (if it wins and Seattle wins).

* Detroit (if it wins and Seattle and Atlanta both win).

* Atlanta (if it loses and Seattle and Detroit both win).

No. 5 seed as wild card, at No. 4 next week

* New York Giants already have clinched this seed.

No. 6 seed as wild card, at No. 3 next week

* Washington (if it wins).

* Detroit (if it loses and Washington loses).

* Green Bay (if it loses and Washington loses).

* Tampa Bay (if it wins and Detroit, San Francisco, Dallas, Tennessee and Indianapolis all win and Washington ties).

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