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Every relevant NFL playoff scenario for Week 17

Every relevant NFL playoff scenario for Week 17

It's Week 17 in the NFL, which means teams in both the AFC and NFC will be looking to wrap up certain positions in the playoff picture, home-field advantage in the first round and beyond and a postseason bye. 

Wondering what each franchise is playing for, and how they can secure it? Check out every relevant playoff scenario below:

ATLANTA FALCONS

   Atlanta clinches a first-round bye:

    1) ATL win

    2) ATL tie + SEA loss or tie

    3) SEA loss + DET loss or tie

    4) SEA tie + DET loss

  SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

   Seattle clinches a first-round bye:

    1) SEA win + ATL loss or tie

    2) SEA tie + ATL loss + GB/DET tie

  DETROIT LIONS

   Detroit clinches division title:

    1) DET win

   Detroit clinches a first-round bye:

    1) DET win + SEA loss or tie + ATL loss

   Detroit clinches a playoff berth:

    1) DET tie

    2) WAS loss or tie

  GREEN BAY PACKERS

   Green Bay clinches division title:

    1) GB win or tie

   Green Bay clinches a playoff berth:

    1) WAS loss

    2) WAS tie + TB win + GB clinches at least a tie in strength of victory

         tiebreaker over TB 

       (Note: GB clinches at least a tie in strength of victory tiebreaker over TB if one of the following teams win or tie: SEA, HOU, JAC, PHI)

  WASHINGTON REDSKINS

   Washington clinches a playoff berth:

    1) WAS win + GB-DET game does not end in a tie

    2) WAS tie + GB loss + TB loss or tie

  TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

   Tampa Bay clinches a playoff berth:

    1) TB win + WAS tie + GB loss + TB clinches strength of victory

        tiebreaker over GB

    (Note: TB clinches strength of victory tiebreaker over GB if all of the

      following teams win: TEN, IND, DAL and SF)

  NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

   New England clinches homefield advantage throughout AFC playoffs:

    1) NE win or tie

    2) OAK loss or tie

  OAKLAND RAIDERS

   Oakland clinches division title and a first-round bye:

    1) OAK win or tie

    2) KC loss or tie

   Oakland clinches homefield advantage throughout AFC playoffs:

    1) OAK win + NE loss

  KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

   Kansas City clinches division title and a first-round bye:

    1) KC wins + OAK loss

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Report: Trent Williams' dogs killed neighbor's dog

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Report: Trent Williams' dogs killed neighbor's dog

Trent Williams is defending his dogs after neighbors of a home registered to him in Missouri City, Texas say the Redskins' lineman's dogs brutally killed their dog.

The neighbor's dog, Sandy, according to reports, died after being mauled and dragged under an iron fence on their own property. 

According to Williams, the attack began after Sandy instigated conflict with one of Williams' smaller pets. Williams felt his dogs did nothing wrong and said the animals were defending the smaller dog, who is fighting for its life after $5,000 in medical bills. 

Williams told FOX 26 Houston that the situation was "dogs doing what dogs do."

In comments to local television stations, Sandy's owner's described how they found their dog.

"I found my dog halfway ripped apart, head and one leg on the other side of the fence, two of those stakes ripped through the body and one leg just dangling," said Jerry Flowers.

"They drug her head through the fence," Linda Flowers said. "Half of her body was through the wrought iron fence."

Animal control and local police are no longer investigating the incident according to ABC 13. Williams was not cited for the incident.

Williams is on the non-football injury list for the Washington Redskins after ending his holdout halfway through the season. 

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Once the Redskins Ironman, Ryan Kerrigan moved to injured reserve

Once the Redskins Ironman, Ryan Kerrigan moved to injured reserve

The Redskins moved outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan to the injured reserve after he injured his calf last week against Green Bay. He will miss the remainder of the season. 

Kerrigan had started every game for Washington since 2011 until just three weeks ago, one of the most impressive streaks in the NFL at 139 straight starts. 

He missed the Panthers game due to a concussion, was able to come back from the Packers game and then hurt his calf. 

After three straight seasons with double-digit sacks, Kerrigan’s numbers were down this year. He will finish the season with just 5.5 sacks after posting 37 over the last few years. 

Dexter Manley holds the Redskins franchise record with 91 sacks. After bringing down Aaron Rodgers last week in Green Bay before his injury, Kerrigan got to 90 sacks. 

If he comes back healthy in 2020, Kerrigan would look prime to break the franchise record. He will be in the last year of his contract, however, and will account for nearly $12 million against the salary cap.

Should Washington release Kerrigan, which was once unthinkable, it would carry no salary cap hit. 

To replace Kerrigan on the active roster the Redskins signed Caleb Wilson from the Cardinals practice squad.

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