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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Week 17: Postseason Scenarios, Injuries and Game Picks

The final week of the regular season is upon us and there are still plenty of scenarios and milestones to be reached in today's games.

Playoff scenarios (Two playoff spots left unclaimed in NFC):

*Houston can clinch first round bye with a win or tie OR New England loss or tie OR Denver loss. They can clinch home-field advantage with a win OR tie+Denver loss or tie OR New England loss+Denver loss or tie.
*Denver can clinch first round bye with a win or tie OR New England loss or tie. They can clinch home-field advantage with a win+Houston loss or tie OR a tie+Houston loss.
*New England can clinch with a win+Denver loss OR a win+Houston loss. They can clinch home-field advantage with a win+losses from Denver and Houston.
*The winner of the Dallas/Washington primetime match-up takes the NFC East crown and the 4th seed in the NFC. If Dallas loses, they are eliminated from playoff contention, but if Washington loses they can still clinch the final wild card spot with loses from Minnesota and Chicago.
*San Francisco clinches the West with a win over Atlanta or a Seattle loss.
*Seattle clinches the West with a win and a loss from San Francisco. They can clinch a first-round bye with a win+SF loss+GB loss.
*Minnesota can clinch a playoff spot with a win OR a tie+Chicago loss OR Dallas loss or tie+New York loss or tie+Chicago loss.
*Chicago can clinch a playoff spot with a win+Minnesota loss or tie OR a tie+Minnesota loss.
*New York Giants can only clinch a playoff spot with a win+Minnesota loss+Chicago loss+Dallas loss.
Records/Milestones within Reach:
*Minnesota's Adrian Peterson is just 102 rushing yards shy of becoming just the 7th player in NFL history to rush for 2,000 yards in a single-season. He's also 208 yards away from breaking Eric Dickerson's single-season rushing record of 2,105 yards.
*One week after breaking Jerry Rice's single-season receiving yards record, Detroit's Calvin Johnson is 108 yards shy of becoming the first player in NFL history to break 2,000 receiving yards in a single-season.
*Houston's J.J. Watt (20.5 sacks) is 2.5 sacks shy of breaking Michael Strahan's single-season sack record of 22.5 sacks. San Francisco's Aldon Smith (19.5) is right behind him and just 3.5 sacks shy of the record.
*Seattle's quarterback Russell Wilson is one TD pass away from tying, and two away from breaking, Peyton Manning's rookie TD pass record of 26, set in 1998.

Week 17 Key Inactives:
Anquan Boldin, BAL
Brooks Reed, HOU
Brandon Weeden, CLE
Colt McCoy, CLE
Ray Lewis, BAL
Trent Richardson, CLE
Roddy White, ATL
Mike Wallace, PIT
Davone Bess, MIA
Carson Palmer, OAK
Greg McElroy, NYJ
Brian Urlacher, CHI
Game Picks:
Falcons over Bucs
Bills over Jets
Bengals over Ravens
Steelers over Browns
Bears over Lions
Jaguars over Titans
Eagles over Giants
Saints over Panthers
Colts over Texans
Vikings over Packers
Seahawks over Rams
Patriots over Dolphins
Broncos over Chiefs
Chargers over Raiders
Niners over Cardinals
Skins over Cowboys

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