NFL Week 15 Playoff Scenarios To Clinch

Scott Halleran

Eight NFL teams can clinch or improve their postseason seeding this weekend. Taking a look all of the NFL's clinching scenarios.

AFC

CLINCHED: Denver Broncos (postseason berth), Indianapolis Colts (AFC South)

DENVER BRONCOS

Denver can clinch the AFC West with:

  1. DEN win + KC loss

Denver can clinch a first-round bye with:

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

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

Kansas City clinches a playoff spot with

  1. KC win or tie OR
  2. MIA loss or tie OR
  3. BAL loss or tie

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

New England clinches the AFC East with

  1. NE win or tie

New England clinches a playoff spot with:

  1. BAL loss or tie

CINCINNATI BENGALS

Cincinnati clinches the AFC North with

  1. CIN win + BAL loss or tie OR
  2. CIN tie + BAL loss

Cincinnati clinches a playoff spot with:

  1. CIN win + MIA loss or tie OR
  2. CIN tie + MIA loss

NFC

CLINCHED: Seattle - Playoff spot

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

Seattle clinches the NFC West and a first-round bye:

  1. SEA win + SF loss or tie OR
  2. SEA tie + SF loss

Seattle clinches home-field advantage thought NFC playoffs

  1. SEA win + SF loss or tie + NO loss

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

New Orleans clinches a playoff spot with:

  1. NO win OR
  2. NO tie + ARI loss or tie OR
  3. NO tie + SF loss or tie OR
  4. ARI loss + DAL loss or tie OR
  5. ARI loss + PHI loss or tie OR
  6. SF loss + DAL loss or tie + ARI tie OR
  7. SF loss + PHI loss or tie + ARI tie

CAROLINA PANTHERS

Carolina clinches a playoff spot with:

  1. CAR win + ARI loss + SF loss + DAL loss or tie OR
  2. CAR win + ARI loss + SF loss + PHI loss or tie

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

San Francisco clinches a playoff spot with:

  1. SF win + ARI loss + DAL loss or tie OR
  2. SF win + ARI loss + PHI loss or tie
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