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2016 NFL PLAYOFF SCENARIOS FOR WEEK 15

 

AFC

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (11-2) (at Denver (8-5), Sunday)

New England clinches AFC East division with:

  1. NE win or tie OR
  2. MIA loss or tie

New England clinches a first-round bye with:

  1. NE win or tie OR
  2. MIA loss or tie + PIT loss or tie
  3. MIA loss or tie + KC win

 

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (10-3) (vs. Tennessee (7-6), Sunday)

Kansas City clinches a playoff berth with:

  1. KC win OR
  2. KC tie + MIA loss OR
  3. KC tie + DEN loss or tie OR
  4. DEN loss + BAL loss or tie OR
  5. DEN loss + PIT loss or tie

 

OAKLAND RAIDERS (10-3) (at San Diego (5-8), Sunday)

Oakland clinches a playoff berth with:

  1. OAK win OR
  2. OAK tie + MIA loss OR
  3. OAK tie + DEN loss OR
  4. OAK tie + MIA tie + DEN tie OR
  5. OAK tie + MIA tie + KC win OR
  6. MIA loss + PIT loss or tie + DEN loss OR
  7. MIA loss + PIT loss or tie + KC win or tie OR
  8. MIA loss + BAL loss or tie + DEN loss OR
  9. MIA loss + BAL loss or tie + KC win or tie

NFC

CLINCHED: Dallas – playoff berth

DALLAS COWBOYS (11-2) (vs. Tampa Bay (8-5), Sunday night)

Dallas clinches NFC East division and a first-round bye with:

  1. DAL win + NYG loss or tie OR
  2. DAL tie + NYG loss

Dallas clinches home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with:

  1. DAL win + NYG/DET tie

DETROIT LIONS (9-4) (at New York Giants (9-4), Sunday)

Detroit clinches NFC North division with:

  1. DET win + GB loss or tie OR
  2. DET tie + GB loss + MIN loss or tie

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (8-4-1) (vs. Los Angeles (4-9), Thursday night)

Seattle clinches NFC West division with:

  1. SEA win or tie OR

  2. AZ loss or tie

 

NEW YORK GIANTS (9-4) (vs. Detroit (9-4), Sunday)

New York clinches a playoff berth with:

  1. NYG win + WAS loss + MIN loss or tie + GB loss or tie

 

Credit: NFL Communications