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2019 NFL Playoff Scenarios for Week 16

A look at all the NFL playoff scenarios for NFL Week 16.



Baltimore Ravens – AFC North division

Kansas City Chiefs – AFC West division

Buffalo Bills – playoff berth

New England Patriots – playoff berth

BALTIMORE RAVENS (12-2) (at Cleveland (6-8), Sunday, 1:00 PM ET, CBS)

Baltimore clinches a first-round bye with:

  • BAL win or tie OR
  • KC loss or tie OR
  • NE loss

Baltimore clinches homefield advantage throughout AFC playoffs with:

  • BAL win OR
  • BAL tie + NE loss or tie OR
  • KC loss or tie + NE loss

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (11-3) (vs. Buffalo (10-4), Saturday, 4:30 PM ET, NFL Network)

New England clinches AFC East division with:

  • NE win or tie

New England clinches a first-round bye with:

  • NE win + KC loss or tie OR
  • NE tie + KC loss

HOUSTON TEXANS (9-5) (at Tampa Bay (7-7), Saturday, 1:00 PM ET, NFL Network)

Houston clinches AFC South division with:

  • HOU win OR
  • HOU tie + TEN tie OR
  • TEN loss

Houston clinches a playoff berth with:

  • HOU tie + PIT tie OR
  • PIT loss



New Orleans Saints – NFC South division

Green Bay Packers – playoff berth

San Francisco 49ers – playoff berth

Seattle Seahawks – playoff berth

GREEN BAY PACKERS (11-3) (at Minnesota (10-4), Monday, 8:15 PM ET, ESPN)

Green Bay clinches NFC North division with:

  • GB win or tie

DALLAS COWBOYS (7-7) (at Philadelphia (7-7), Sunday, 4:25 PM ET, FOX)

Dallas clinches NFC East division with:

  • DAL win

MINNESOTA VIKINGS (10-4) (vs. Green Bay (11-3), Monday, 8:15 PM ET, ESPN)

Minnesota clinches a playoff berth with:​

  • MIN win or tie OR
  • LAR loss or tie

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