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Saints Faced with Opportunity to Clinch First Round Bye

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Tuesday, December 08, 2009 - 9:00 AM

The New Orleans Saints (12-0), who have already clinched the NFC South title, have positioned themselves to potentially clinch a first-round bye in the postseason this weekend when they travel to Atlanta (6-6) to face the Falcons on Sunday afternoon.


The Saints can clinch a first-round bye one-of-two ways:

1) New Orleans win or tie

or

2) DAL loss or tie + PHI loss or tie + ARI loss or tie

Here is a complete rundown of the NFL playoff picture heading into NFL regular season week 14:

2009 NFL PLAYOFF SCENARIOS

December 8, 2009

For Week 14

AFC

CLINCHED: Indianapolis AFC South

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS

Indianapolis clinches homefield advantage throughout AFC playoffs with:

1) IND win OR

2) IND tie + CIN loss + SD loss

Indianapolis clinches a first-round bye with:

1) IND tie OR

2) CIN loss or tie + SD loss OR

3) CIN loss + SD loss or tie

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS

San Diego clinches a playoff spot with:

1) SD win + BAL loss or tie + PIT loss or tie + NYJ loss or tie + MIA loss

or tie OR

2) SD win + BAL loss or tie + PIT loss or tie + NYJ loss or tie + NE loss or

tie OR

3) SD win + BAL loss or tie + PIT loss or tie + JAC tie + NE loss OR

4) SD tie + BAL loss + PIT loss + NYJ loss + MIA loss

CINCINNATI BENGALS

Cincinnati clinches AFC North division title with:

1) CIN win OR

2) CIN tie + BAL loss or tie + PIT loss or tie OR

3) BAL loss + PIT loss


NFC

CLINCHED: New Orleans NFC South

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

New Orleans clinches a first-round bye with:

1) NO win or tie OR

2) DAL loss or tie + PHI loss or tie + ARI loss or tie

MINNESOTA VIKINGS

Minnesota clinches NFC North division title with:

MIN win + GB loss

Minnesota clinches playoff spot:

1) MIN win OR

2) MIN tie + NYG loss

ARIZONA CARDINALS

Arizona clinches NFC West division title with:

ARI win

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Ack!! A first round bye would be awesome!!
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1st round bye and HFA so we can get the D healthy.
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