NFL playoff picture 2013: 49ers, Saints, others look to clinch

Chris Graythen

The season is winding to a close, making every game so important for a bevy of teams.

With only two weeks left in the NFL season, a multitude of teams are coming down the stretch looking to get into the postseason.

So far, the only teams that have clinched a playoff spot are the Denver Broncos, Indianapolis Colts, Kansas City Chiefs and Seattle Seahawks. Nobody else has punched their proverbial ticket, but many teams have a chance to this Sunday.

Let's take a look at the standings, starting with the AFC:

  1. Denver Broncos 11-3
  2. New England Patriots 10-4
  3. Cincinnati Bengals 9-5
  4. Indianapolis Colts 9-5
  5. Kansas City Chiefs 11-3
  6. Baltimore Ravens 8-6
  7. Miami Dolphins 8-6
  8. San Diego Chargers 7-7

Clinching scenarios:

  • Cincinnati can clinch the AFC North with a win and Baltimore loss.
  • Cincinnati can clinch playoff berth with win and Miami loss
  • New England can clinch AFC East with win or Miami loss
  • New England can clinch bye with win and Cincinnati loss and Indianapolis loss
  • Miami can clinch playoff spot with win and Baltimore loss and Cincinnati loss
  • Denver can clinch AFC West and bye with win and Kansas City loss
  • Baltimore can clinch playoff berth with win and Miami loss and San Diego loss

Now it's time to look at the NFC:

  1. Seattle Seahawks 12-2
  2. New Orleans Saints 10-4
  3. Philadelphia Eagles 8-6
  4. Chicago Bears 8-6
  5. Carolina Panthers 10-4
  6. San Francisco 49ers 10-4
  7. Arizona Cardinals 9-5
  8. Green Bay Packers 7-6-1
  9. Detroit Lions 7-7
  10. Dallas Cowboys 7-7

Clinching scenarios:

  • Philadelphia can clinch NFC East with win and Dallas loss
  • New Orleans can clinch bye with win
  • New Orleans can clinch playoff berth with Arizona loss
  • Chicago can clinch NFC North with Green Bay loss and Detroit loss
  • Carolina can clinch playoff berth with win
  • Carolina can clinch playoff berth with Arizona loss and San Francisco loss
  • San Francisco can clinch playoff berth with win or Arizona loss

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