Falcons Could Clinch Playoff Spot This Week

Falcons Could Clinch Playoff Spot This Week

Jay Adams

Published November 27, 2012 at 2:02 PM

The Falcons are in great position to earn a playoff spot or clinch the NFC South title this week as they head into Thursday night’s game against the Saints.

Here’s how the Falcons can clinch by Sunday:

Falcons clinch the NFC South title with:
1. ATL win + Tampa Bay (at Denver, 4:05 p.m., Sunday) tie OR
2. ATL tie + Tampa Bay loss

Falcons clinch a playoff spot with:
1. ATL win + Seattle (vs. Chicago, 1 p.m., Sunday) loss or tie OR
2. ATL tie + Seattle loss + Minnesota loss

Here are the rest of the clinching scenarios for Week 13:

NFC
None

AFC
HOUSTON TEXANS
Houston clinches a playoff spot with:
1. HOU win or tie OR
2. MIA loss or tie + PIT loss or tie OR
3. MIA loss or tie + CIN loss or tie OR
4. PIT loss + CIN loss

BALTIMORE RAVENS
Baltimore clinches AFC North division with:
1. BAL win + CIN loss

Baltimore clinches a playoff spot with:
1. BAL win OR
2. BAL tie + CIN loss + MIA loss or tie

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
New England clinches AFC East division with:
1. NE win

DENVER BRONCOS
Denver clinches AFC West division with:
1. DEN win OR
2. DEN tie + SD loss or tie OR
3. SD loss

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