NFL Week 14 Playoff Scenarios: Baltimore Ravens Still In Control (But Not As Much)

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The Cincinnati Bengals won't clinch any spots for the 2012 playoffs just yet, but there are implications that involve them this weekend.

Despite having hit a little roadblock, the Baltimore Ravens can clinch the AFC North this weekend with a win, but need the Bengals and Steelers to lose to clinch the division. Ravens can also clinch a postseason berth with a win and a loss by either the Bengals or Steelers.

AFC

CLINCHED

New England AFC East
Denver AFC West
Houston Playoff Berth

BALTIMORE RAVENS

Clinch AFC North Win plus loss by Steelers AND Bengals
Clinch Postseason Berth Win plus Steelers loss or tie OR
Win plus Cincinnati Bengals loss or tie OR
Tie plus loss by Steelers AND Bengals

HOUSTON TEXANS

Clinches AFC South Win plus Colts loss (or tie) OR
Tie plus Colts loss
Clinches First-Round Bye Win plus losses (or ties) by Colts AND Ravens OR
Win plus losses (or ties) by Colts AND Broncos
Clinch Homefield Adv. Win plus losses (or ties) by Colts, Ravens and Broncos

NFC

CLINCHED

Atlanta NFC South

ATLANTA FALCONS

Clinches First-Round Bye Win plus losses (or tie) by Bears and Packers OR
Win plus losses (or tie) by 49ers OR
Tie plus losses by Bears and Packers
Clinch Homefield Adv. Win plus losses (or tie) by Bears and Packers and loss by 49ers.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

Clinches Playoff Berth Win plus losses by Cowboys, Vikings, Buccaneers, Redskins and loss (or tie) by Rams OR
Win plus losses by Cowboys, Vikings, Buccaneers, Redskins and loss (or tie) by Seahawks OR
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