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Week 15 Playoff Scenarios

Posted Dec 10, 2013

A look at the teams that can clinch playoff spots or improve their seed this week.

AFC

CLINCHED: Denver – playoff spot
Indianapolis – AFC South

DENVER BRONCOS

Denver clinches AFC West division with:

1) DEN win, plus KC loss

Denver clinches a first-round bye with:

1) DEN win, plus KC loss, plus 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 AFC East division with:

1) NE win or tie

New England clinches a playoff spot with:

1) BAL loss or tie

CINCINNATI BENGALS

Cincinnati clinches AFC North division with:

1) CIN win, plus BAL loss or tie OR

2) CIN tie, plus BAL loss

Cincinnati clinches a playoff spot with:

1) CIN win, plus MIA loss or tie OR

2) CIN tie, plus MIA loss

NFC

CLINCHED: Seattle – playoff spot

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

Seattle clinches NFC West division and a first-round bye with:

1) SEA win, plus SF loss or tie OR

2) SEA tie, plus SF loss

Seattle clinches home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with:

1) SEA win, plus SF loss or tie, plus NO loss

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

New Orleans clinches a playoff spot with:

1) NO win OR

2) NO tie, plus ARI loss or tie OR

3) NO tie, plus SF loss or tie OR

4) ARI loss, plus DAL loss or tie OR

5) ARI loss, plus PHI loss or tie OR

6) SF loss, plus DAL loss or tie, plus ARI tie OR

7) SF loss, plus PHI loss or tie, plus ARI tie

CAROLINA PANTHERS

Carolina clinches a playoff spot with:

1) CAR win, plus ARI loss, plus SF loss, plus DAL loss or tie OR

2) CAR win, plus ARI loss, plus SF loss, plus PHI loss or tie

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

San Francisco clinches a playoff spot with:

1) SF win, plus ARI loss, plus DAL loss or tie OR

2) SF win, plus ARI loss, plus PHI loss or tie