By Aaron Wilson
The Baltimore Sun
8:59 AM PST, December 18, 2012
The Ravens have already clinched a berth in the playoffs, but they can still wear the AFC North crown despite three consecutive losses.
According to the NFL, the Ravens will clinch the division for the second straight year if they can defeat the New York Giants on Sunday.
Or they win the division with a tie combined with the Cincinnati Bengals losing or having a tie.
Here's the rest of the playoff outlook in the AFC and NFC.
The New England Patriots have clinched the AFC East, the Denver Broncos have clinched the AFC West and the Houston Texans have clinched the AFC South.
The Texans clinch a first-round bye with a win or a tie over the Minnesota Vikings or a Patriots loss or tie or a Broncos loss.
The Texans clinchhome-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs with a win, or by tying in combination with a Broncos loss or tie, or through a Patriots loss or tie combined with a Broncos loss.
For the Broncos, they clinch a first-round bye with a win over the Cleveland Browns combined with a Patriots loss or tie. Or they can do so through a tie with Cleveland along with a Patriots loss.
For the Indianapolis Colts, they clinch a playoff spot with a win over the Kansas Cty Chiefs or a tie.
Or if they clinch the strength of victory tiebreaker over the Cincinnati Bengals, or through a Steelers loss or tie.
The Bengals can clinch a playoff berth with a win over the Steelers.
In the NFC, the Atlanta Falcons have clinched the NFC South, the Green Bay Packers have clinched the NFC North and the San Francisco 49ers have clinched a playoff spot.
Here's the rest of the playoff scenarios, via the NFL:
ATLANTA FALCONS (at Detroit)
Atlanta clinches a first-round bye with:
1) ATL win or tie OR
2) GB loss or tie OR
3) SF loss
Atlanta clinches home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with:
1) ATL win OR
2) ATL tie + SF loss or tie OR
3) GB loss or tie + SF loss
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (at Seattle)
San Francisco clinches NFC West division with:
1) SF win or tie
San Francisco clinches a first-round bye with:
1) SF win + GB loss or tie OR
2) SF tie + GB loss
WASHINGTON REDSKINS (at Philadelphia)
Washington clinches a playoff spot with:
1) WAS win + NYG loss + CHI loss + MIN loss
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (vs. San Francisco)
Seattle clinches a playoff spot with:
1) SEA win OR
2) SEA tie + NYG loss + CHI loss or tie OR
3) SEA tie + NYG loss + MIN loss or tie OR
4) SEA tie + CHI loss or tie + MIN loss or tie OR
5) SEA tie + DAL loss + WAS loss + CHI loss or tie OR
6) SEA tie + DAL loss + WAS loss + MIN loss or tie OR
7) CHI loss + MIN loss + WAS loss OR
8) CHI loss + MIN loss + DAL loss or tie + WAS tie
NEW YORK GIANTS (at Baltimore)
New York clinches a playoff spot with:
1) NYG win + CHI loss + MIN loss + DAL loss + WAS loss or tie OR
2) NYG win + CHI loss + MIN loss + WAS loss + DAL tie