Week 14 NFL Playoff Scenarios




NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (10-2) (vs. Baltimore (7-5), Monday night)

New England clinches AFC East division with:

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

New England clinches a first-round bye with:

  1. NE win + MIA loss or tie + PIT loss or tie

OAKLAND RAIDERS (10-2) (at Kansas City (9-3), Thursday night)

Oakland clinches a playoff berth with:

  1. OAK win + MIA loss or tie OR
  2. OAK win + DEN loss OR
  3. OAK tie + MIA loss + BAL loss or tie OR
  4. OAK tie + MIA loss + PIT loss or tie


CLINCHED: Dallas – playoff berth

DALLAS COWBOYS (11-1) (at New York Giants (8-4), Sunday night)
Dallas clinches NFC East division with:

  1. DAL win

Dallas clinches a first-round bye with:

  1. DAL win + DET loss or tie OR
  2. DAL win + SEA loss

Dallas clinches home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with:
1. DAL win + DET loss or tie + SEA loss

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (8-3-1) (at Green Bay (6-6), Sunday)
Seattle clinches NFC West division with:

  1. SEA win + AZ loss or tie OR
  2. SEA tie + AZ loss

Source:  NFL Media

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