NFL Playoff Scenarios

WEEK 15
AFC
Denver Broncos (at San Diego)

Clinches AFC West division with:

– Win or tie

Clinches a first-round bye with:

– Win and Indianapolis loss and Cincinnati loss and Pittsburgh loss or tie OR

– Win and Indianapolis loss and Cincinnati loss and Denver clinches strength of victory tiebreaker over Pittsburgh

Clinches a playoff spot with:

– Miami loss or tie and Houston loss or tie and Cincinnati loss and Pittsburgh loss OR

– Miami loss or tie and Houston loss or tie and Baltimore loss and Cleveland loss or tie OR

– Miami loss or tie and Houston loss or tie and Baltimore loss and Pittsburgh win

New England (vs. Miami)

Clinches AFC East division with:

– Win or tie

Clinches a first-round bye with:

– Win and Indianapolis loss and Pittsburgh loss or tie and Cincinnati loss or tie OR

– Win and Indianapolis loss and Pittsburgh loss or tie and Denver loss

Clinches a playoff spot with:

– Buffalo loss or tie and Cincinnati loss and Pittsburgh loss and Baltimore loss and Houston loss or tie OR

– Buffalo loss or tie and Cincinnati loss and Pittsburgh loss and Kansas City loss or tie and San Diego loss OR

– Buffalo loss or tie and Houston loss or tie and Kansas City loss or tie and San Diego loss and Baltimore loss

Indianapolis (vs. Houston)

Clinches AFC South division with:

– Win or tie

NFC
Arizona (at St. Louis)

Clinches a playoff spot with:

– Win and Dallas/Philadelphia game does not end in a tie OR

– Win and Detroit loss and ARI clinches strength of victory tiebreaker over Green Bay OR

– Win and Detroit loss and Green Bay win or tie

Green Bay (at Buffalo)

Clinches a playoff spot with:

– Win and Dallas loss and Green Bay clinches strength of victory tiebreaker over Dallas


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