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Week 15 NFL Playoff Scenarios

Dec. 16, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA: Detailed view of an NFL logo on an end zone pylon during the game between the Arizona Cardinals against the Detroit Lions at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

With three playoff spots already clinched across the league, there are still nine more up for grabs. In the AFC, the Denver Broncos have guaranteed themselves a playoff berth, while the Indianapolis Colts have won the NFC South already. The Seattle Seahawks are representing the NFC as the only team to have a berth in the postseason.

At the conclusion of week 15, however, we could see six more teams join that list of postseason teams. Take a look at the possible scenarios.

 

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 + 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


SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

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

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

Seattle clinches home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with:

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

Topics: Carolina Panthers, Cincinnati Bengals, Kansas City Chiefs, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, NFL, Playoff Scenarios, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks

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