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Associated Press - December 15, 2009 12:14 PM ET

Clinched AFC South and homefield advantage throughout AFC playoffs.

San Diego

Clinches AFC West with:

1) A Denver loss.

2) A win or tie and a Denver tie.

Clinches a first-round bye with:

1) A win, Denver loss or tie and a New England loss or tie.

Clinches a playoff spot with:

1) A win or tie.

2) A loss or tie by New England, Baltimore and Miami.

3) A loss or tie by New England, Baltimore and N.Y. Jets.

4) A loss or tie by Miami, Baltimore and N.Y. Jets.

5) A loss or tie by Miami, N.Y. Jets and Jacksonville.

6) A loss or tie by Miami, Baltimore and Jacksonville.

7) A loss or tie by N.Y. Jets, Baltimore and Jacksonville.

Cincinnati

Clinches AFC North with:

1) A win.

2) A tie and a Baltimore loss or tie.

3) A Baltimore loss.

Clinches a playoff spot with:

1) A tie and losses by Miami, N.Y. Jets and Jacksonville.

NFC

New Orleans

Clinched NFC South and a first-round bye.

Clinches homefield advantage throughout NFC playoffs with:

1) A win and a Minnesota loss or tie.

2) A tie and a Minnesota loss.

Minnesota

Clinched a playoff spot

Clinches NFC North with:

1) A win.

2) A tie and a Green Bay loss or tie.

3) Green Bay loss.

Clinches first-round bye with:

1) A win and a Philadelphia loss or tie.

2) A tie and a Green Bay loss or tie and a Philadelphia loss.

Arizona

Clinches NFC West with:

1) A win and San Francisco loss or tie.

2) A tie and a San Francisco loss.

Philadelphia

Clinches a playoff spot with:

1) A win or tie and N.Y. Giants loss or tie

2) A win and a Dallas win or tie

Green Bay

Clinches a playoff spot with:

1) A win and a Dallas loss.

2) A win and a N.Y. Giants loss or tie.

3) A tie and a N.Y. Giants loss.

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