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NFL Playoff Scenarios for Week 15

AFC

CLINCHED:
New England – AFC East

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (vs. Tennessee, Sunday)

*New England clinches a first-round bye with: *

  1. NE win + DEN loss OR
  1. NE win + CIN loss + DEN tie

CINCINNATI BENGALS (at San Francisco, Sunday)

Cincinnati clinches AFC North division with:

  1. CIN win or tie + PIT tie OR
  1. PIT loss

Cincinnati clinches a playoff spot with:

  1. CIN win OR
  1. NYJ loss OR
  1. KC loss OR
  1. CIN tie + KC tie OR
  1. CIN tie + NYJ tie

DENVER BRONCOS (at Pittsburgh, Sunday)

Denver clinches AFC West division with: 

  1. DEN win + KC loss or tie OR
  1. DEN tie + KC loss 

3. Denver clinches a playoff spot with:

4. DEN win  OR

  1. DEN tie + NYJ loss

NFC

CLINCHED:
Carolina – NFC South and a first-round bye
Arizona – playoff berth

CAROLINA PANTHERS (at New York Giants, Sunday)

Carolina clinches home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with:

1. CAR win + ARI loss or tie OR

2. CAR tie + ARI loss

ARIZONA CARDINALS (at Philadelphia, Sunday night)

Arizona clinches NFC West division with:

1. ARI win or tie OR

2. SEA loss or tie OR

3. ARI clinches strength of victory tiebreaker over SEA 

(Note: ARI clinches strength of victory tiebreaker over SEA in scenario 3 if all of the following occurs: CIN win, NO win, DAL loss, PIT loss)

*Arizona clinches a first-round bye with: *

1. ARI win + GB loss or tie OR

2. ARI tie + GB loss

GREEN BAY PACKERS (at Oakland, Sunday)

Green Bay clinches a playoff spot with:

1. GB win or tie OR

2. TB loss or tie + WAS loss or tie OR

3. TB loss or tie + NYG loss or tie

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (vs. Cleveland, Sunday)

Seattle clinches a playoff spot with: 

1. SEA win + TB loss or tie + NYG loss or tie OR

2. SEA win + TB loss or tie + WAS loss or tie OR

3. SEA win + TB loss or tie + ATL loss or tie + MIN loss + GB win or tie OR

4. SEA tie + TB loss + ATL loss or tie + NYG loss OR

5. SEA tie + TB loss + ATL loss or tie + WAS loss + PHI loss or tie

MINNESOTA VIKINGS (vs. Chicago, Sunday)

*Minnesota clinches a playoff spot with: *

1. MIN win + TB loss or tie + WAS loss or tie + ATL loss or tie OR

2. MIN win + TB loss or tie + WAS loss or tie + SEA loss or tie OR

3. MIN win + TB loss or tie + NYG loss or tie + ATL loss or tie OR

4. MIN win + TB loss or tie + NYG loss or tie + SEA loss or tie OR

5. MIN tie + TB loss + ATL loss or tie + PHI loss or tie + WAS loss OR

6. MIN tie + TB loss + ATL loss or tie + PHI loss or tie + NYG loss OR

7. MIN tie + TB loss + ATL loss or tie + WAS loss or tie + NYG loss or tie (as long as WAS and NYG both don't tie)

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