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first_imgSeattle clinches a playoff berth with a win over Arizona and an Atlanta loss or tie. A loss by the Falcons and a Cardinals-Seahawks tie would also reserve a postseason spot for Seattle.Atlanta has the tiebreaker over Seattle because of a head-to-head victory in November.Here’s a look at the other NFL games with playoff implications on the line:NFCCLINCHED: Philadelphia – NFC East and first-round bye, Minnesota – NFC North, Los Angeles Rams – NFC West, New Orleans – playoff berth, Carolina – playoff berthPHILADELPHIA (12-2) (vs. Oakland (6-8), tonight; vs. Dallas (8-7), Sunday) IF PHILADELPHIA WINS VS. OAKLAND MONDAY:Clinches home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffsIF PHILADELPHIA LOSES VS. OAKLAND MONDAY:Clinches home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with:— Win, or— Minnesota loss, or— Tie and Minnesota tieMINNESOTA VIKINGS (12-3) (vs. Chicago (5-10), Sunday) IF PHILADELPHIA WINS VS. OAKLAND MONDAY:Clinches first-round bye with:— Win or tie, or— Carolina loss or tie, or— New Orleans winIF PHILADELPHIA LOSES VS. OAKLAND MONDAY:Clinches home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with:— Win and Philadelphia loss or tie, or — Tie and L.A. Chargers loss and Tennessee lossThe Associated Press contributed to this story. — Tie and Philadelphia lossClinches first-round bye with:— Win or tie, or— Carolina loss or tie, or— New Orleans winNEW ORLEANS (11-4) (at Tampa Bay (4-11), Sunday) Clinches NFC South with:— Win, or— Carolina loss, or— Tie and Carolina tieCAROLINA (11-4) (at Atlanta (9-6), Sunday) Clinches NFC South with:— Win and New Orleans loss or tie, or— Tie and New Orleans lossClinches first-round bye with:— Win and New Orleans loss or tie and Minnesota loss and L.A. Rams loss or tieATLANTA (9-6) (vs. Carolina (11-4), Sunday) Clinches playoff berth with:— Win, or— Seattle loss, or— Tie and Seattle tieAFCCLINCHED: New England – AFC East and first-round bye, Pittsburgh – AFC North, Jacksonville – AFC South, Kansas City – AFC WestNEW ENGLAND (12-3) (vs. N.Y. Jets (5-10), Sunday) IF PITTSBURGH WINS AT HOUSTON MONDAY:Clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with:— Win, or— Pittsburgh loss, or— Tie and Pittsburgh tieIF PITTSBURGH LOSES AT HOUSTON MONDAY:Clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffsPITTSBURGH (11-3) (at Houston (4-10), MONDAY; vs. Cleveland (0-15), Sunday) IF PITTSBURGH WINS AT HOUSTON MONDAY: 2 Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories center_img — Clinches first-round byeClinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with:— Win and New England loss or tie, or— Tie and New England lossIF PITTSBURGH LOSES AT HOUSTON MONDAYClinches first-round bye with:— Win or tie, or— Jacksonville loss or tieJACKSONVILLE (10-5) (at Tennessee (8-7), Sunday) IF PITTSBURGH LOSES AT HOUSTON MONDAY:Clinches first-round bye with:— Win and Pittsburgh lossBALTIMORE (9-6) (vs. Cincinnati (6-9), Sunday) Clinches playoff berth with:— Win or tie, or— Buffalo loss or tie, or— Tennessee loss or tieTENNESSEE (8-7) (vs. Jacksonville (10-5), Sunday) Clinches playoff berth with:— Win, or— Tie and Buffalo loss or tie and L.A. Chargers loss or tie, or— Buffalo loss and L.A. Chargers lossLOS ANGELES CHARGERS (8-7) (vs. Oakland (6-8), Sunday) Clinches playoff berth with:— Win and Tennessee loss or tie and Buffalo loss or tie, or— Win and Tennessee loss or tie and Baltimore win or tie, or— Tie and Tennessee loss and Buffalo loss or tieBUFFALO (8-7) (at Miami (6-9), Sunday) Clinches playoff berth with:— Win and Baltimore loss, or— Win and L.A. Chargers loss or tie and Tennessee loss or tie, or For the Arizona Cardinals, the 2017 finale marks a chance to play spoiler.There’s a whole lot to be spoiled for their Week 17 opponent, the Seattle Seahawks. The Cardinals’ NFC West rivals sit second in the division behind the Los Angeles Rams, and coming off a 21-12 win over the Dallas Cowboys, Seattle needs a victory to keep its playoff hopes alive.The rest of Seattle’s odds will be up to the Atlanta Falcons, who face the Carolina Panthers in the same 2:25 p.m. time slot as the Cardinals and Seahawks. Seattle Seahawks’ Michael Wilhoite (57), K.J. Wright (50) and Bobby Wagner (54) celebrate a pass by Dallas Cowboys’ Dak Prescott intercepted by Wright in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth) Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelolast_img

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