NFC Playoff Scenarios: Packers Can Secure Home Field Advantage In Week 16

Only three teams have clinched playoff spots in the NFC -- Green Bay Packers (NFC North title and first round bye), San Francisco 49ers (NFC West title) and New Orleans Saints (playoff spot). A lot more can happen in the NFC this weekend as six teams have a shot to either clinch a playoff spot or improve their seeding in the playoffs.

The Packers already have the NFC North wrapped up as well as a first round bye. They can clinch home field advantage throughout the playoffs simply by winning this weekend or with the 49ers losing.

The 49ers have already clinched the NFC West and they can secure a first round bye with a win plus a Saints loss. 

The Saints have clinched a playoff spot but they can secure the NFC South title simply by winning this weekend.

The Cowboys haven't clinched a playoff spot yet but they can do so in two ways: 1.) Win plus a Giants loss or tie; 2.) Tie plus a Giants loss.

The Falcons, like the Cowboys, aren't in the playoffs yet but they can clinch a spot in three ways: 1.) Win or tie this weekend; 2.) Cowboys loss or tie plus a Bears loss or tie plus a Cardinals loss or tie; 3.) Giants loss or tie plus Bears loss or tie plus Cardinals loss or tie.

The Lions have a shot at clinching a playoff spot this weekend in a number of ways: 1.) Win or tie; 2.) Bears loss or tie plus Cardinals loss or tie plus Seahawks loss or tie plus Cowboys loss or tie; 3.) Bears loss or tie plus Cardinals loss or tie plus Seahawks loss or tie plus Giants loss or tie; 4.) Bears loss or tie plus Cardinals loss or tie plus Seahawks loss or tie plus Falcons win or tie.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.