NFL Playoff Scenarios - Week 16
NFL Playoff Scenarios - Week 16

With two week remaning in the NFL 2015 regular season, here's a look at the teams that can clinch a playoff berth this week. Plus a look at the current NFL playoff picture.

AFC Playoff Picture - Week 16

Seed Team Division Record
(Source: NFL) *Division Winner ^Playoff berth #First-round bye
1New England#East12-2-0
2Cincinnati^North11-3-0
3DenverWest10-4-0
4HoustonSouth7-7-0
5Kansas CityWest9-5-0
6PittsburghNorth9-5-0
Still Alive
7N.Y. JetsEast9-5-0
10IndianapolisSouth6-8-0
11JacksonvilleSouth5-9-0
Eliminated
8OaklandWest6-8-0
9BuffaloEast6-8-0
12MiamiEast5-9-0
13BaltimoreNorth4-10-0
14San DiegoWest4-10-0
15ClevelandNorth3-11-0
16TennesseeSouth3-11-0

 

NFC Playoff Picture - Week 16

Seed Team Division Record
(Source: NFL) *Division Winner ^Playoff berth #First-round bye
1Carolina#South14-0-0
2Arizona*West12-2-0
3Green Bay^North10-4-0
4WashingtonEast7-7-0
5Seattle^West9-5-0
6MinnesotaNorth9-5-0
Still Alive
7AtlantaSouth7-7-0
10PhiladelphiaEast6-8-0
11N.Y. GiantsEast6-8-0
Eliminated
8St. LouisWest6-8-0
9Tampa BaySouth6-8-0
12DetroitNorth5-9-0
13New OrleansSouth5-9-0
14ChicagoNorth5-9-0
15San FranciscoWest4-10-0
16DallasEast4-10-0

 

Here are the official Week 16 playoff clinching scenarios:

2015 NFL Playoff Scenarios For Week 16

AFC

Clinched:

New England (AFC East and a first-round bye)

Cincinnati (Playoff berth)

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (at New York Jets, Sunday)

New England clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with:

  1. NE win OR
  2. NE tie + CIN loss or tie

CINCINNATI BENGALS (at Denver, Monday)

Cincinnati clinches AFC North division with:

  1. CIN win or tie OR
  2. PIT loss or tie

Cincinnati clinches a first-round bye with:

  1. CIN win or tie/li>

DENVER BRONCOS (vs. Cincinnati, Monday)

Denver clinches AFC West division with:

  1. DEN win + KC loss or tie OR
  2. DEN tie + KC loss

Denver clinches a playoff spot with:

  1. DEN win + NYJ loss or tie OR
  2. DEN win + PIT loss or tie OR
  3. DEN tie + NYJ loss OR
  4. DEN tie + PIT loss

HOUSTON TEXANS (at Tennessee, Sunday)

Houston clinches AFC South division with:

  1. HOU win + HOU clinches strength of victory tiebreaker over IND OR
  2. HOU win + IND loss or tie OR
  3. HOU tie + IND loss

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (vs. Cleveland, Sunday)

Kansas City clinches a playoff spot with:

  1. KC win + NYJ loss OR
  2. KC win + PIT loss

PITTSBURGH STEELERS (at Baltimore, Sunday)

Pittsburgh clinches a playoff spot with:

  1. PIT win + NYJ loss

NFC

Clinched:

Carolina Panthers (NFC South and a first-round bye)

Arizona Cardinals (NFC West)

Green Bay (Playoff berth)

Seattle (Playoff berth)

CAROLINA PANTHERS (at Atlanta, Sunday)

Carolina clinches home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with:

  1. CAR win or tie OR
  2. ARI loss or tie‚Äč

ARIZONA CARDINALS (vs. Green Bay, Sunday)

Arizona clinches a first-round bye with:

  1. ARI win or tie

GREEN BAY PACKERS (at Arizona, Sunday)

Green Bay clinches NFC North division with:

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

MINNESOTA VIKINGS (vs. New York Giants, Sunday night)

Minnesota clinches a playoff spot with:

  1. MIN win or tie OR
  2. ATL loss or tie OR
  3. SEA win or tie

WASHINGTON (at Philadelphia, Saturday)

Washington clinches NFC East division with:

  1. WAS win OR
  2. WAS tie + NYG loss

 

NFL Football News & Analysis [...]

NFL Football: "NFL Playoff Scenarios - Week 16"