By Times staff writer
© St. Petersburg Times, published December 19, 2000
They clinched playoff spot for third time in four seasons.
Saints clinched NFC West.
Packers eliminated from playoff contention.
Bucs win NFC Central and get a first-round bye if they beat the Packers on Sunday, the Vikings lose at the Colts and the Saints lose to or tie the Rams.
Bucs win NFC Central but host a first-round playoff game against the Rams or Lions if they beat the Packers, the Vikings lose and the Saints win.
Bucs become No. 1 wild-card team and host a first-round playoff game against the Eagles or Lions if they beat the Packers and the Vikings win or tie.
Bucs become No. 2 or 3 wild-card team and open the playoffs on the road with a loss or tie at the Packers.