The Washington Times - December 18, 2012, 11:18AM

The Redskins would clinch a wild card berth this Sunday if:

They beat Philadelphia AND

SEE RELATED:


the New York Giants lose at Baltimore AND

Chicago loses at Arizona AND

Minnesota loses at Houston.

…that is according to the NFL, which announced playoff scenarios Tuesday morning. So a lot needs to go Washington’s way, but it is possible.

The Redskins cannot clinch the NFC East title this weekend. In all likelihood, the winner of the Redskins’ home game against Dallas on Dec. 30 would win the division.

Here are the NFC playoff scenarios in their entirety:

NFC

CLINCHED: Atlanta – NFC South

Green Bay – NFC North

San Francisco – playoff spot

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