NFL Postseason Clinching Scenarios

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The following are the clinching scenarios for WEEK 14:

AFC
Oakland

Clinches playoff berth with:
-Win AND MIA loss/tie OR
-Win AND DEN loss

New England
Clinches AFC East with:
-Win AND MIA loss/tie

Clinches first round bye with:
-Win AND MIA loss/tie AND PIT loss/tie

NFC
Dallas

Clinched a playoff berth in Week 13

Clinches NFC East with:
-Win

Clinches first round bye with:
-Win AND DET loss/tie OR
-Win and SEA loss

Clinches homefield advantage with:
-Win AND DET loss/tie AND SEA loss

Seattle
Clinches NFC West with:
-Win AND ARI loss/tie
 
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WEEK 15 scenarios:

AFC
New England

Clinches AFC East with:
-Win OR
-MIA loss/tie

Clinches first round bye with:
-Win OR
-MIA loss/tie AND PIT loss/tie OR
-MIA loss/tie AND KC win

Kansas City
Clinches playoff berth with
-Win OR
-DEN loss AND BAL loss/tie OR
-DEN loss AND PIT loss/tie

Oakland
Clinches playoff berth with
-Win OR
-MIA loss AND DEN loss AND PIT loss/tie OR
-MIA loss AND PIT loss/tie AND KC win/tie OR
-MIA loss AND DEN loss AND BAL loss/tie OR
-MIA loss AND BAL loss/tie AND KC win/tie

NFC
Dallas

Has clinched playoff berth

Clinches NFC East AND first round bye with
-Win AND NYG loss/tie

Detroit
Clinches NFC North with
-Win AND GB loss/tie

Seattle
Clinches NFC West with
-Win OR
-ARI loss

NY Giants
Clinches playoff berth with
-Win AND WAS loss AND GB loss/tie AND MIN loss/tie
 
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The weird thing is that Cincinnati can be eliminated from the Wild Card with a Denver win, but they still have a shot at the division if they keep winning. They lose any and they are done.
 
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WEEK 16 scenarios:

AFC
New England

Has clinched AFC East AND first round bye

Clinches home field advantage with
-Win AND OAK loss/tie

Oakland
Has clinched a playoff berth

Can clinch AFC West AND first round bye with
-Win AND KC loss/tie

Pittsburgh
Can clinch AFC North with
-Win

Houston
Can clinch AFC South with
-Win AND TEN loss

Kansas City
Can clinch playoff berth with
-Win/tie OR BAL loss/tie

Miami
Can clinch playoff berth with
-Win AND DEN loss/tie

NFC
Dallas

Has clinched a playoff berth

Can clinch NFC East AND first round bye AND home field advantage with
-Win/loss OR NYG loss/tie

Seattle
Has clinched NFC West

Can clinch a first round bye with
-Win AND DET loss AND ATL loss/tie

Detroit
Can clinch division title with
-Win AND GB loss/tie

Can clinch a playoff berth with
-Win AND TB loss/tie OR
-WAS loss/tie AND TB loss AND ATL win/tie

Atlanta
Can clinch NFC South with
-Win AND TB loss/tie

Can clinch playoff berth with
-Win AND ATL clinches strength of victory over DET OR
-Win/tie AND GB loss/tie OR
-Win AND DET loss/tie OR
-WAS loss/tie AND GB loss

NY Giants
Can clinch a playoff berth with
-Win/tie OR
-DET loss/tie OR
-GB loss/tie OR
-TB loss/tie OR
-ATL loss

Green Bay
Can clinch a playoff berth with
-Win AND WAS loss/tie AND TB loss AND ATL win/tie

Tampa Bay
Can clinch a playoff berth with
-Win AND GB loss AND DET loss AND WAS loss
 
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With the Steelers win over Baltimore today, they have clinched a Playoff spot, now with a win next week they go from a 5 or 6th spot to a top 3 spot. :clapping
 
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With the Steelers win over Baltimore today, they have clinched a Playoff spot, now with a win next week they go from a 5 or 6th spot to a top 3 spot. :clapping

They entered Week 16 as the 3 seed, and with today's win they clinched the AFC North. A win or a Houston loss next week locks the Steelers into the 3 seed. If the Steelers lose and the Texans win, the Steelers will fall to the 4 seed. Either way, they will host a home game on Wild Card weekend.
 
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They entered Week 16 as the 3 seed, and with today's win they clinched the AFC North. A win or a Houston loss next week locks the Steelers into the 3 seed. If the Steelers lose and the Texans win, the Steelers will fall to the 4 seed. Either way, they will host a home game on Wild Card weekend.
Thanks for the explanation !
 
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Steelers ain't losing next week. That game will be against the Cleveland Browns. Enough said right there.
 
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IF they do lose to the Browns, they don't deserve to get in.
There is a way the still deserve to get in ....
Theres a possibility that the Steelers don't play most of thier starters.

Can the Browns Starters beat the Steelers Back Ups ?

I look for Ben and Bell and Brown to play very little if at all.
 
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So from what I gather, the Redskins are in with a win? Correct?
 
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So from what I gather, the Redskins are in with a win? Correct?

Not quite. That tie in London hurt them. Believe it or not they get in if either Detroit or GB wins their game but not if they tie.
 
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Not quite. That tie in London hurt them. Believe it or not they get in if either Detroit or GB wins their game but not if they tie.
Forgot about the tie. As long as they don't tie and the Redskins win, they are in.
 
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Forgot about the tie. As long as they don't tie and the Redskins win, they are in.

Exactly, but it is a very strange scenario. I may be wrong, but I don't ever remember a Week 17 scenario where a team's postseason fate isn't either: A) win and in, B) win and hope another team(s) loses or C) hope another team(s) loses. The Redskins need a win and hope another game ends with a winner (which obviously an overwhelming majority does).
 

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