NFL playoff scenarios: Week 15

WEEK 15 PLAYOFF PICTURE:


NFC

CLINCHED: Atlanta Falcons -- South Division.

ELIMINATED: Philadelphia, Carolina, Arizona, Detroit.

ATLANTA FALCONS

Atlanta clinches a first-round bye:

1) ATL win + GB loss or tie

2) ATL win + SF loss

3) ATL tie + GB loss

Atlanta clinches homefield advantage:

1) ATL win + GB loss or tie + SF loss

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

San Francisco clinches NFC West Division:

1) SF win + SEA loss

San Francisco clinches a playoff berth:

1) SF win

2) SF tie + DAL loss or tie + WAS loss or tie + MIN loss or tie

3) SF tie + DAL loss or tie + WAS loss or tie + GB-CHI does not end in tie

4) SF tie + DAL loss or tie + MIN loss or tie + CHI loss

5) SF tie + NYG loss + MIN loss or tie + CHI loss

6) MIN loss + DAL loss + WAS loss + SEA loss or tie

GREEN BAY PACKERS

Green Bay clinches NFC North Division:

1) GB win

Green Bay clinches a playoff berth:

1) GB tie + DAL loss + WAS loss + STL-MIN tie

2) GB tie + DAL loss + WAS loss + MIN loss + SF win or tie

3) GB tie + DAL loss + WAS loss + MIN loss + SEA does not tie

AFC

CLINCHED: New England Patriots -- East Division.

Denver Broncos -- West Division.

Houston Texans -- playoff berth.

ELIMINATED: Kansas City, Oakland, Jacksonville, Tennessee.

HOUSTON TEXANS

Houston clinches AFC South Division:

1) HOU win

Houston clinches a first-round bye:

1) HOU win + NE loss or tie + DEN loss

BALTIMORE RAVENS

Baltimore clinches AFC North Division:

1) BAL win

2) BAL tie + PIT loss or tie + CIN loss or tie

3) PIT loss + CIN loss

Baltimore clinches a playoff berth:

1) BAL tie

2) CIN loss or tie

3) PIT loss or tie

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS

Indianapolis clinches a playoff berth:

1) IND win

2) IND tie + CIN loss or tie

3) IND tie + PIT loss or tie

4) IND tie + BAL win

5) NYJ loss or tie + CIN loss