NEW YORK (Dec. 18, 2001) -- The following are the official playoff scenarios in each conference and division as determined by the NFL.

AFC EAST
Miami Dolphins: Can clinch playoff berth with:

1) Win
2) Tie plus Seattle loss

New England Patriots: Can clinch playoff berth with:

1) Win plus N.Y. Jets loss
2) Win plus Baltimore loss
3) Win plus Seattle loss or tie
4) Tie plus Seattle loss

AFC CENTRAL
Pittsburgh Steelers: Clinched AFC Central division title and can clinch a first-round bye with win plus Miami loss or tie.

AFC WEST
Oakland Raiders: Clinched AFC West division with win over San Diego.

NFC EAST
Philadelphia Eagles: Can clinch NFC East division title with:

1) Win or tie.
2) N.Y. Giants loss or tie.

NFC CENTRAL
Chicago Bears: Clinched NFC playoff berth.

Green Bay Packers: Can clinch playoff berth with:

1) Win or tie.
2) Tampa Bay loss plus Washington loss or tie plus N.Y. Giants loss or tie plus Atlanta loss or tie.

NFC WEST
St. Louis Rams: Clinched NFC playoff berth and can clinch NFC West title with a win plus San Francisco loss.

San Francisco *****: Clinched NFC playoff berth.

NOTE: With wins by St. Louis and San Francisco on Sunday, the eventual NFC West champion clinches a bye.

The following teams have been officially eliminated from playoff contention: Buffalo, Carolina, Cincinnati, Dallas, Detroit, Jacksonville, Kansas City and San Diego.