Now that we're entering the 13th week of the 2012 regular season, postseason implications are a hot topic, especially the league released playoff scenarios.
However first things first.
The Baltimore Ravens can clinch the AFC North with a win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, combined with a Cincinnati Bengals loss to the San Diego Chargers. Even if the Bengals win, Baltimore can clinch a postseason berth just by beating the Steelers. No matter. If the Bengals want a shot at the division, it forces a win every game scenario that Marvin Lewis preached last week.
Five teams can claim postseason berths this weekend, including four possibilities of teams clinching their respective divisions.
|Clinch AFC North||Win plus Cincinnati Bengals loss|
|Clinch Postseason Berth||Win|
|Baltimore tie plus Bengals loss plus Dolphins loss or tie|
|Clinch Postseason Berth||Win (or)|
|Dolphins or tie and Steelers loss or tie (or)|
|Dolphins or tie and Bengals loss or tie(or)|
|Steelers and Bengals loss|
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
|Clinch AFC East||Win|
|Clinch AFC West||Win (or)|
|Broncos tie plus Chargers loss (or)|
|Clinch NFC South||Win plus Buccaneers loss or tie (or)|
|Falcons tie plus Buccaneers loss|
|Clinch Postseason Berth||Win plus Seahawks loss or tie (or)|
|Falcons tie plus Seahawks and Vikings loss|