2016 NFL PLAYOFF SCENARIOS FOR WEEK 15

It’s that time agin, the time of year where all the crazy possibilities of post season hopefuls come into play. Here’s a breakdown of what certain teams need to have happen in order to get into the show:
AFC
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (11-2) (at Denver (8-5), Sunday)
New England clinches AFC East division with:
NE win or tie OR
MIA loss or tie

New England clinches a first-round bye with:
NE win or tie OR
MIA loss or tie + PIT loss or tie
MIA loss or tie + KC win

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (10-3) (vs. Tennessee (7-6), Sunday)
Kansas City clinches a playoff berth with:
KC win OR
KC tie + MIA loss OR
KC tie + DEN loss or tie OR
DEN loss + BAL loss or tie OR
DEN loss + PIT loss or tie

OAKLAND RAIDERS (10-3) (at San Diego (5-8), Sunday)
Oakland clinches a playoff berth with:
OAK win OR
OAK tie + MIA loss OR
OAK tie + DEN loss OR
OAK tie + MIA tie + DEN tie OR
OAK tie + MIA tie + KC win OR
MIA loss + PIT loss or tie + DEN loss OR
MIA loss + PIT loss or tie + KC win or tie OR
MIA loss + BAL loss or tie + DEN loss OR
MIA loss + BAL loss or tie + KC win or tie

NFC
CLINCHED: Dallas – playoff berth
DALLAS COWBOYS (11-2) (vs. Tampa Bay (8-5), Sunday night)
Dallas clinches NFC East division and a first-round bye with:
DAL win + NYG loss or tie OR
DAL tie + NYG loss

Dallas clinches home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with:

DAL win + NYG/DET tie
DETROIT LIONS (9-4) (at New York Giants (9-4), Sunday)
Detroit clinches NFC North division with:
DET win + GB loss or tie OR
DET tie + GB loss + MIN loss or tie
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (8-4-1) (vs. Los Angeles (4-9), Thursday night)

Seattle clinches NFC West division with:
SEA win or tie OR

AZ loss or tie

NEW YORK GIANTS (9-4) (vs. Detroit (9-4), Sunday)
New York clinches a playoff berth with:
NYG win + WAS loss + MIN loss or tie + GB loss or tie

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