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Packers clinch home-field advantage

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on December 25, 2011 – 10:30 pm

The Packers gave their fans a Christmas gift in the form of  home-field advantage throughout the playoffs, with a 35-21 win over the Chicago Bears on Sunday night.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers was the star of the game, throwing for five touchdowns before giving way to backup Matt Flynn in the fourth quarter. Rodgers has 45 touchdown passes this season and is five touchdown passes away from tying Tom Brady’s all-time single-season record of 50.

The win improved the Packers’ record to 14-1 with one regular-season game remaining, against the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field on New Year’s Day. The Packers will have a first-round playoff bye and then host a game in the divisional round of the NFC playoffs on either Jan. 14 or 15.

Chicago rushed for 199 yards and was led by running back Kahlil Bell’s 121 yards rushing. Quarterback Josh McCown was making his first start of the season and the Bears were successful in writing him out of the script until the Packers moved out to a 28-10 lead in the third quarter.

The Packers committed no turnovers and no penalties, and the Packers defense stiffened when the Bears moved into scoring territory, but 441 yards of offense by a Bears team that has been struggling to move the ball and score points since losing quarterback Jay Cutler, is a concern for a Packers defense that is ranked 31st in the league.

Jordy Nelson led the Packers with six catches for 115 yards and two touchdowns. James Jones also caught two touchdown passes; Jermichael Finley caught one.

Chicago dominated time of possession by more than 10 minutes, but the Packers made the big plays. It was a touchdown drive in the final two minutes of the first half that gave the Packers their first comfortable lead, 14-3 at halftime.

“Now we’re going to enjoy the rest of Christmas with our families,” Rodgers said after the game.

Stay tuned to packers.com as it updates its coverage of tonight’s game.


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Quick update on playoff scenarios

Posted by Ricky Zeller on December 25, 2011 – 3:58 pm

A look at the NFL’s playoff scenarios at this point before things get started here at Lambeau Field this evening:

NFC

CLINCHED:   

Green Bay Packers — North Division and first-round bye.

San Francisco 49ers — West Division.

New Orleans Saints — wild card spot.

Detroit Lions — wild card spot.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

San Francisco clinches a first-round bye:

1) SF win

2) SF tie + one NO loss or tie

3) one NO loss

San Francisco clinches home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs:

1) SF win + two GB losses

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

New Orleans clinches NFC South Division:

1) one NO win or tie

2) one ATL loss or tie

New Orleans clinches a first-round bye:

1) two NO wins + SF loss or tie

2) one NO win + one NO tie + SF loss

NEW YORK GIANTS

NY Giants clinch NFC East Division:

1) NYG win or tie

DALLAS COWBOYS

Dallas clinches NFC East Division:

1) DAL win

ATLANTA FALCONS

Atlanta clinches NFC South Division:

1) two ATL wins + two NO losses

Atlanta clinches a wild card spot:

1) one ATL win or tie

2) one CHI loss or tie

CHICAGO BEARS

Chicago clinches a wild card spot:

1)      two CHI wins + two ATL losses

AFC

CLINCHED:    New England Patriots — East Division and a first-round bye.

Houston Texans — South Division.

Baltimore Ravens — wild card spot.

Pittsburgh Steelers — wild card spot.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

New England clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs:

1) NE win or tie

2) BAL loss or tie + PIT loss or tie

BALTIMORE RAVENS

Baltimore clinches AFC North Division and a first-round bye:

1) BAL win

2) BAL tie + PIT loss or tie

3) PIT loss

Baltimore clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs:

1) BAL win + NE loss

PITTSBURGH STEELERS

Pittsburgh clinches AFC North Division and a first-round bye:

1) PIT win + BAL loss or tie

2) PIT tie + BAL loss

Pittsburgh clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs:

1) PIT win + BAL loss or tie + NE loss

DENVER BRONCOS

Denver clinches AFC West Division:

1) DEN win

2) DEN tie + OAK loss or tie

3) OAK loss

OAKLAND RAIDERS

Oakland clinches AFC West Division:

1) OAK win + DEN loss or tie

2) OAK tie + DEN loss

Oakland clinches a wild card spot:

1) OAK win + CIN loss + TEN loss or tie

2) OAK win + CIN loss + NYJ win

CINCINNATI BENGALS

Cincinnati clinches a wild card spot:

1) CIN win or tie

2) NYJ loss or tie + OAK loss or tie

3) NYJ loss or tie + DEN loss or tie

NEW YORK JETS

NY Jets clinch a wild card spot:

1) NYJ win + CIN loss + TEN loss or tie + OAK loss or tie

2) NYJ win + CIN loss + TEN loss or tie + DEN loss or tie

TENNESSEE TITANS

Tennessee clinches a wild card spot:

1) TEN win + CIN loss + NYJ win + OAK loss or tie

2) TEN win + CIN loss + NYJ win + DEN loss or tie

3) TEN win + CIN loss + NYJ loss or tie + OAK win + DEN win


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Week 16 NFL playoff scenarios

Posted by Duke Bobber on December 20, 2011 – 12:08 pm

NATIONAL FOOTBALL CONFERENCE

CLINCHED: Green Bay – NFC North and first-round bye
San Francisco – NFC West
New Orleans – playoff spot

GREEN BAY PACKERS
Green Bay clinches home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with:
1)    GB win or tie OR
2)    SF loss or tie

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
San Francisco clinches a first-round bye with:
1)    SF win + NO loss

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
New Orleans clinches NFC South division with:
1)    NO win or tie

DALLAS COWBOYS
Dallas clinches NFC East division with:
1)    DAL win + NYG loss or tie OR
2)    DAL tie + NYG loss

ATLANTA FALCONS
Atlanta clinches a playoff spot with:
1)    ATL win or tie OR
2)    DAL loss or tie + CHI loss or tie + ARI loss or tie OR
3)    NYG loss or tie + CHI loss or tie + ARI loss or tie

DETROIT LIONS
Detroit clinches a playoff spot with:
1)    DET win or tie OR
2)    CHI loss or tie + ARI loss or tie + SEA loss or tie + DAL loss or tie OR
3)    CHI loss or tie + ARI loss or tie + SEA loss or tie + NYG loss or tie OR
4)    CHI loss or tie + ARI loss or tie + SEA loss or tie + ATL win or tie

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AMERICAN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE

CLINCHED: Houston – AFC South
New England – AFC East
Baltimore – playoff spot
Pittsburgh – playoff spot

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
New England clinches a first-round bye with:
1)    NE win + HOU loss or tie OR
2)    NE win + PIT loss or tie + BAL loss or tie OR
3)    NE tie + HOU loss OR
4)    NE tie + PIT loss + BAL loss

New England clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with:
1)    NE win + HOU loss or tie + PIT loss or tie + BAL loss or tie

BALTIMORE RAVENS
Baltimore clinches AFC North division with:
1)    BAL win + PIT loss

Baltimore clinches a first-round bye with:
1)    BAL win + PIT loss + HOU loss

DENVER BRONCOS
Denver clinches AFC West division with:
1)    DEN win + OAK loss or tie OR
2)    DEN tie + OAK loss + SD loss or tie

Denver clinches a playoff spot with:
1)    DEN win + NYJ loss + CIN loss + TEN loss or tie


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