|Notes and assumptions:|
NFC Division Tiebreakers after Week 16:
- No possibility of further tie games. GB doesn't appear on the chart, but can't be in a relevant tiebreaker even with another tie.
- Tiebreaker winners are as they would be if the teams were tied at the end of the season, NOT as if the season ended right now.
- Tiebreakers that don't affect playoff berths or seeding are ignored. (Example: any tiebreaker between PHI and NO, because PHI wins the NFC East at 10-6, and NO would not win the South.).
- Division ties are broken first. (Example: If NO, CAR, and SF all
finish 11-5, break the NO-CAR tie first. Then apply the tiebreaker
between SF and the NO-CAR winner.)
- If three or more teams are tied, apply that tiebreaker, not the two-team tiebreaker.
- Strength of victory is the combined winning percentage (essentially, the number of wins) of the teams a team has beaten. It has nothing to do with point totals.
- Locked berths: none.
- Clinched divisions: none.
- Clinched berths: SEA, CAR.
- Alive for division only: PHI, DAL, CHI, GB.
- Alive for division or wild card: NO, SF.
- Alive for wild card only: ARI.
- Eliminated: WAS, ATL, MIN, TB, STL, NYG, DET.
- The complete tiebreaker rules are here.
NFC Wild Card and Seeding Tiebreakers after Week 16:
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