The New Orleans Saints are the #1 seed in the NFC, but all other seeds and a few playoff spots will be determined in week 17.

Every team who's playoff seeding or playoff spot can also be impacted by another game is scheduled to play at the same time as the other team.

The NFL does this to avoid any team getting an advantage on Sunday.

In the NFC, the Saints are the #1 seed, and 4 other playoff spots have been claimed by the division winning Los Angeles Rams, Chicago Bears and Dallas Cowboys. The Seattle Seahawks have procured one of the two Wild Card spots, and the last WC spot will be claimed by either the Minnesota Vikings or Philadelphia Eagles.

The following is a rundown of all NFC playoff scenarios to be decided in week 17.

LOS ANGELES RAMS (12-3) vs. San Francisco (4-11), Sunday, 3:25 PM

Los Angeles clinches a first-round bye with:

  1. LAR win or tie OR
  2. CHI loss or tie

CHICAGO BEARS (11-4) at Minnesota (8-6-1), Sunday, 3:25 PM

Chicago clinches a first-round bye with:

  1. CHI win + LAR loss

MINNESOTA VIKINGS (8-6-1) vs. Chicago (11-4), Sunday, 3:25 PM

Minnesota clinches a playoff berth with:

  1. MIN win or tie OR
  2. PHI loss or tie

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (8-7) at Washington (7-8), Sunday, 3:25

Philadelphia clinches a playoff berth with:

  1. PHI win + MIN loss

 

In the AFC, only the New England Patriots have won their division. Other teams that already have a playoff spot are the Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers and Houston Texans.

The Baltimore Ravens, Pittsburgh Steelers, Tennessee Titans and Indianapolis Colts all enter week 17 with a chance to get into the playoffs and potentially win their division.

The following is a rundown of all AFC playoff scenarios to be decided in week 17.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (10-5) vs. New York Jets (4-11), Sunday, Noon

New England clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with:

  1. NE win + KC loss + LAC loss

New England clinches a first-round bye with:

  1. NE win OR
  2. NE tie + HOU loss or tie OR
  3. BAL loss or tie + HOU loss + TEN loss or tie

HOUSTON TEXANS (10-5) vs. Jacksonville (5-10), Sunday, Noon

Houston clinches AFC South division title and home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with:

  1. HOU win + NE loss or tie + KC loss + LAC loss + HOU clinches a tie in strength of victory tiebreaker over KC

Houston clinches AFC South division title and a first-round bye with:

  1. HOU win + NE loss or tie OR
  2. HOU win + KC loss + LAC loss + HOU clinches a tie in strength of victory tiebreaker over KC OR
  3. HOU tie + NE loss OR
  4. IND-TEN tie + NE loss + BAL win + HOU clinches a tie in strength of victory tiebreaker over BAL

Houston clinches AFC South division title with:

  1. HOU win or tie OR
  2. IND-TEN tie

BALTIMORE RAVENS (9-6) vs. Cleveland (7-7-1), Sunday, Noon

Baltimore clinches AFC North division title and a first-round bye with:

  1. BAL win + NE loss + HOU loss + IND-TEN does not end in a tie OR
  2. BAL win + NE loss + HOU loss + BAL clinches at least a tie in strength of victory tiebreaker over HOU

Baltimore clinches AFC North division title with:

  1. BAL win OR
  2. PIT loss OR
  3. BAL tie + PIT tie

Baltimore clinches a playoff berth with:

  1. BAL tie + IND-TEN tie

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (11-4) at Denver (6-9), Sunday, 3:25 PM

Los Angeles clinches AFC West division title and home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with:

  1. LAC win + KC loss or tie OR
  2. LAC tie + KC loss

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (9-6) at Tennessee (9-6), Sunday, 7:20 PM

Indianapolis clinches AFC South division title with:

  1. IND win + HOU loss

Indianapolis clinches a playoff berth with:

  1. IND win OR
  2. IND tie + PIT loss or tie OR
  3. IND tie + BAL loss

TENNESSEE TITANS (9-6) vs. Indianapolis (9-6), Sunday, 7:20 PM

Tennessee clinches AFC South division title and first-round bye with:

  1. TEN win + HOU loss + NE loss + BAL loss or tie

Tennessee clinches AFC South division title with:

  1. TEN win + HOU loss

Tennessee clinches a playoff berth with:

  1. TEN win

PITTSBURGH STEELERS (8-6-1) vs. Cincinnati (6-9), Sunday, 3:25 PM

Pittsburgh clinches AFC North division title with:

  1. PIT win + BAL loss or tie OR
  2. PIT tie + BAL loss

Pittsburgh clinches a playoff berth with:

  1. PIT win + IND-TEN tie