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NFL playoff scenarios for Week 15: Where everyone stands

Here are the NFL playoff scenarios as provided by the league for Week 15 games. It outlines what combinations of wins and losses would allow the teams listed to clinch division titles or playoff spots.

2017 NFL PLAYOFF SCENARIOS FOR WEEK 15

AFC

​CLINCHED: Pittsburgh – AFC North division title

PITTSBURGH STEELERS (11-2) (vs. New England (10-3), Sunday)

Pittsburgh clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with:​

  1. ​PIT win + JAX loss or tie​

Pittsburgh clinches a first-round bye with:

  1. PIT win  OR
  2. PIT tie + JAX loss

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (10-3) (at Pittsburgh (11-2), Sunday)

New England clinches AFC East division title with:

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

New England clinches a playoff berth with:

  1. ​BAL loss or tie

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (9-4) (vs. Houston (4-9), Sunday)

Jacksonville clinches a playoff berth with:

  1. JAX win  OR
  2. JAX tie + BUF loss or tie  OR
  3. JAX tie + BAL loss or tie  OR
  4. BUF loss + BAL loss  OR
  5. BAL loss + KC-LAC game does not end in tie

NFC

CLINCHED: Philadelphia – NFC East division title

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (11-2) (at New York Giants (2-11), Sunday)

Philadelphia clinches home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with:

  1. PHI win + MIN loss

Philadelphia clinches a first-round bye with:

  1. ​PHI win  OR
  2. ​PHI tie + LAR loss or tie + NO loss or tie + CAR loss or tie


MINNESOTA VIKINGS (10-3) (vs. Cincinnati (5-8), Sunday)

Minnesota clinches NFC North division title with:​

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

Minnesota clinches a playoff berth with:

  1. SEA loss + ATL loss + NO loss  OR
  2. SEA loss + ATL loss + CAR loss  OR
  3. SEA loss + ATL loss + DET loss or tie  OR
  4. SEA loss + ATL tie + NO loss + DET loss or tie  OR
  5. SEA loss + ATL tie + NO loss + CAR loss

LOS ANGELES RAMS (9-4) (at Seattle (8-5), Sunday)

Los Angeles Rams clinch a playoff berth with:

​LAR win + DET loss or tie + GB loss or tie + NO loss + ATL loss

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