Playoff scenarios for Week 15

Posted Dec. 13, 2011 @ 12:13 p.m.
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Here are the NFL playoff scenarios for Week 15:

AFC

CLINCHED: Houston (AFC South).

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

New England clinches AFC East division with:

1)    NE win OR

2)    NE tie + NYJ loss or tie OR

3)    NYJ loss

New England clinches a playoff spot with:

1)    NE tie OR

2)    CIN loss or tie + OAK loss or tie + TEN loss or tie

BALTIMORE RAVENS

Baltimore clinches a playoff spot with:

1)    BAL win or tie OR

2)    NYJ loss + OAK loss or tie OR

3)    NYJ loss + TEN loss or tie OR

4)    OAK loss or tie + TEN loss or tie

PITTSBURGH STEELERS

Pittsburgh clinches a playoff spot with:

1)    PIT win or tie OR

2)    OAK loss or tie OR

3)    TEN loss or tie OR

4)    DEN loss OR

5)    NYJ loss

 

NFC

CLINCHED: Green Bay (NFC North and first-round bye); San Francisco (NFC West); New Orleans (playoff spot).

GREEN BAY PACKERS

Green Bay clinches home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with:

1)    GB win or tie OR

2)    SF loss or tie

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

New Orleans clinches NFC South division with:

1)    NO win + ATL loss or tie OR

2)    NO tie + ATL loss