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NFL playoff scenarios for Week 14: Who can clinch?

Here are the NFL playoff scenarios as provided by the league for Week 14 games. It outlines what combinations of wins and losses would allow the teams listed to clinch division titles or playoff spots.

AFC

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (10-2) (at Miami (5-7), Monday night)

New England clinches AFC East division with:

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

PITTSBURGH STEELERS (10-2) (vs. Baltimore (7-5), Sunday night)

Pittsburgh clinches AFC North division with:

  1. PIT win or tie

Pittsburgh clinches a playoff berth with:

  1. BUF loss or tie

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (8-4) (vs. Seattle (8-4), Sunday)

Jacksonville clinches a playoff berth with:

  1. JAX win + BUF loss + MIA loss or tie + NYJ loss or tie + LAC loss or tie + OAK-KC game does not end in a tie

NFC

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (10-2) (at Los Angeles Rams (9-3), Sunday)

Philadelphia clinches NFC East division with:

  1. PHI win or tie  OR

​2. DAL loss or tie

MINNESOTA VIKINGS (10-2) (at Carolina (8-4), Sunday)

Minnesota clinches NFC North division with:

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

LOS ANGELES RAMS (9-3) (vs. Philadelphia (10-2), Sunday)

Los Angeles Rams clinch a playoff berth with:

1. LAR win + DET loss or tie + GB loss or tie + DAL loss or tie + CAR loss + ATL loss

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (9-3) (at Atlanta (7-5), Thursday night)

New Orleans clinches a playoff berth with:

  1. NO win + CAR loss or tie + DAL loss or tie  OR

2.    NO win + CAR loss + DET loss or tie  OR

3.    NO win + DET loss or tie + GB loss or tie  OR

4.    NO win + CAR loss + NO clinches strength of victory tiebreaker over DAL  OR

5.    NO win + CAR tie + NO clinches strength of victory tiebreaker over DAL and GB  OR

6.    NO win + CAR tie + GB loss or tie + NO clinches strength of victory tiebreaker over DAL

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