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2015 playoff scenarios for Week 17

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AFC

CLINCHED

New England -- AFC East and a first-round bye
Cincinnati -- AFC North
Houston -- AFC South
Denver -- playoff berth
Kansas City -- playoff berth
Pittsburgh -- playoff berth

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (at Miami)

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

1. DEN loss or tie

DENVER BRONCOS (vs. San Diego)

Denver clinches AFC West division with:

1. DEN win or tie OR

2. KC loss or tie

Denver clinches a first-round bye with:

1. DEN win OR

2. DEN tie

Denver clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs:

1. DEN win + NE loss

CINCINNATI BENGALS (vs. Baltimore)

Cincinnati clinches a first-round bye with:

1. CIN win + DEN loss or tie OR

2. DEN loss + KC win

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (vs. Oakland)

Kansas City clinches AFC West division with:

1. KC win + DEN loss

PITTSBURGH STEELERS (at Cleveland)

Pittsburgh clinched a playoff spot with win over CLE and NYJ loss to BUF

HOUSTON TEXANS (vs. Jacksonville)

Houston clinched AFC South division with NO win over ATL

NFC

CLINCHED

Carolina -- NFC South and a first-round bye
Arizona -- NFC West and a first-round bye
Washington -- NFC East
Green Bay -- playoff berth
Minnesota -- playoff berth
Seattle -- playoff berth

CAROLINA PANTHERS (vs. Tampa Bay)

Carolina clinches home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with:

1. CAR win or tie OR

2. ARI loss or tie

ARIZONA CARDINALS (vs. Seattle)

Arizona clinches home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with:

1. ARI win + CAR loss

GREEN BAY PACKERS (vs. Minnesota, Sunday night)

Green Bay clinches NFC North division with:

1. GB win or tie

MINNESOTA VIKINGS (at Green Bay, Sunday night)

Minnesota clinches NFC North division with:

1. MIN win

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