2010 NFL playoff scenarios for Week 15

Posted Dec. 16, 2010 @ 11:51 a.m.
Posted By PFW staff

AFC

CLINCHED: New England - playoff spot
 
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

New England clinches AFC East division and a first-round bye with:
 
1)    NE win + NYJ loss or tie OR

2)    NE tie + NYJ loss.
 
PITTSBURGH STEELERS

Pittsburgh clinches AFC North division with:
 
1)    PIT win + BAL loss + PIT clinches strength of victory tiebreaker over BAL.

Pittsburgh clinches a first-round bye with:
 
1)    PIT win + BAL loss + PIT clinches strength of victory tiebreaker over BAL and JAX OR

2)    PIT win + BAL loss + JAX loss or tie + PIT clinches strength of victory tiebreaker over BAL.
 
Pittsburgh clinches a playoff spot with:
 
1)    PIT win or tie OR

2)    IND loss or tie + SD loss or tie OR

3)    IND loss or tie + KC loss.
 
There are other scenarios in which the Steelers may clinch a playoff spot if they clinch the strength of victory tiebreaker over certain teams this weekend.
 
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

Jacksonville clinches AFC South division with:
 
1)    JAX win.
 
NEW YORK JETS

New York Jets clinch a playoff spot with:
 
1)    NYJ win + MIA loss or tie + IND loss or tie + KC loss OR

2)    NYJ win + MIA loss or tie + IND loss or tie + SD loss or tie OR

3)    NYJ tie + MIA loss + IND loss or tie + SD loss.
 
There are other scenarios in which the Jets may clinch a playoff spot if they clinch the strength of victory tiebreaker over certain teams this weekend.
 
BALTIMORE RAVENS

Baltimore clinches a playoff spot with:
 
1)    BAL win + IND loss or tie + SD loss or tie OR

2)    BAL win + IND loss or tie + MIA loss or tie + KC loss OR

3)    BAL tie + MIA loss or tie + SD loss + IND loss.
 
There are other scenarios in which the Ravens may clinch a playoff spot if they clinch the strength of victory tiebreaker over certain teams this weekend.
 
NFC

CLINCHED: None
 
ATLANTA FALCONS

Atlanta clinches a playoff spot with:
 
1)    ATL win or tie  OR

2)    NYG loss or tie OR

3)    CHI loss or tie OR

4)    GB loss or tie.

CHICAGO BEARS

Chicago clinches NFC North division with:
 
1)    CHI win + GB loss.

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

New Orleans clinches a playoff spot with:
 
1)    NO win + TB loss or tie + NYG loss or tie OR

2)    NO win + TB loss or tie + CHI loss or tie OR

3)    NO win + TB loss or tie + GB loss or tie OR

4)    NO tie + TB loss + GB loss OR

5)    NO tie + TB loss + NYG loss + CHI los.

NEW YORK GIANTS

New York Giants clinch a playoff spot with:
 
1)    NYG win + CHI loss + GB loss + TB loss + NYG clinch strength of victory tiebreaker over TB.