NFL playoff scenarios for Week 15

BY foxsports • December 15, 2010

2010 NFL playoff scenarios for Week 15

AFC

Clinched: New England — playoff spot

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

Patriots clinch AFC East title and a first-round bye with:

1. Patriots win + Jets loss or tie OR
2. Patriots tie + Jets loss

PITTSBURGH STEELERS

Steelers clinch AFC North title with:

1. Steelers win + Ravens loss + Steelers clinch strength of victory tiebreaker over Ravens

Steelers clinch a first-round bye with:

1. Steelers win + Ravens loss + Steelers clinches strength of victory tiebreaker over Ravens and Jaguars OR
2. Steelers win + Ravens loss + Jaguars loss or tie + Steelers clinches strength of victory tiebreaker over Ravens

Steelers clinch a playoff spot with:

1. Steelers win or tie OR
2. Colts loss or tie + Chiefs 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

Jaguars clinch AFC South title with:

1. Jaguars win

NEW YORK JETS

 Jets clinch a playoff spot with:

1. Jets win + Dolphins loss or tie + Colts loss or tie + Chiefs loss OR

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

Ravens clinch a playoff spot with:

1. Ravens win + Colts loss or tie + Dolphins loss or tie + Chiefs 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

Falcons clinch a playoff spot with:

1. Falcons win or tie OR
2. Giants loss or tie OR
3. Bears loss or tie OR
4. Packers loss or tie

CHICAGO BEARS

Bears clinch NFC North division with:

1. Bears win + Packers loss

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

Saints clinch a playoff spot with:

1. Saints win + Buccaneers loss or tie + Giants loss or tie OR
2. Saints win + Buccaneers loss or tie +  loss or tie OR
3. Saints win + Buccaneers loss or tie + Packers loss or tie OR
4. Saints tie + Buccaneers loss + Packers loss OR
5. Saints tie + Buccaneers loss + Giants loss + Bears loss

NEW YORK GIANTS

Giants clinch a playoff spot with:

1. Giants win + Bears loss + Packers loss + Buccaneers loss + Giants clinch strength of victory tiebreaker over Buccaneers



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