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2017 NFL Week 15 playoff scenarios

A look at the playoff-clinching scenarios in Week 15:

Playoff Machine | Standings

AFC

CLINCHED: Pittsburgh -- AFC North

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

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:

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