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Week 15 NFL Playoff Clinching Scenarios

NFL director of football communications Randall Liu posted the Week 15 NFL playoff scenariosĀ on Tuesday, so here’s a look at how some teams can secure playoff spots this week.

NFC

CLINCHED: Dallas Cowboys — playoff berth.
ELIMINATED: San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago.

DALLAS COWBOYS
Dallas clinches division title and a first-round bye:
1) DAL win + NYG loss or tie
2) DAL tie + NYG loss
Dallas clinches homefield advantage throughout NFC playoffs:
1) DAL win + NYG/DET tie

DETROIT LIONS
Detroit clinches division title:
1) DET win + GB loss or tie
2) DET tie + GB loss + MIN loss or tie

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS
Seattle clinches division title:
1) SEA win or tie
2) ARI loss or tie

NEW YORK GIANTS
NY Giants clinch a playoff berth:
1) NYG win + WAS loss + MIN loss or tie + GB loss or tie

AFC

CLINCHED: None
ELIMINATED: Cleveland, Jacksonville, NY Jets.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
New England clinches division title:
1) NE win or tie
2) MIA loss or tie
New England clinches a first-round bye:
1) NE win or tie
2) MIA loss or tie + PIT loss or tie
3) MIA loss or tie + KC win

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
Kansas City clinches a playoff berth:
1) KC win
2) KC tie + MIA loss 3) KC tie + DEN loss or tie
4) DEN loss + BAL loss or tie
5) DEN loss + PIT loss or tie

OAKLAND RAIDERS
Oakland clinches a playoff berth:
1) OAK win
2) OAK tie + MIA loss
3) OAK tie + DEN loss
4) OAK tie + MIA tie + DEN tie
5) OAK tie + MIA tie + KC win
6) MIA loss + PIT loss or tie + DEN loss
7) MIA loss + PIT loss or tie + KC win or tie
8) MIA loss + BAL loss or tie + DEN loss
9) MIA loss + BAL loss or tie + KC win or tie

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