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Possible Playoff Scenarios for Week 18 in the NFL

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AFC

CLINCHED:

  • Baltimore Ravens (13-3) – AFC North division title, No. 1 seed, lone first-round bye and homefield advantage
  • Kansas City Chiefs (10-6) – AFC West division title
  • Cleveland Browns (11-5) – playoff berth
  • Miami Dolphins (11-5) – playoff berth 

BUFFALO BILLS (10-6) at Miami (11-5); Sunday, 8:20 p.m. ET, NBC​

Buffalo clinches AFC East division title with:

  1. BUF win

Buffalo clinches playoff berth with:

  1. BUF tie OR
  2. PIT loss or tie OR
  3. JAX loss or tie OR
  4. HOU-IND tie

HOUSTON TEXANS (9-7) at Indianapolis (9-7); Saturday, 8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN/ABC

Houston clinches AFC South division title with:

  1. HOU win + JAX loss or tie

Houston clinches playoff berth with:

  1. HOU win OR
  2. HOU tie + JAX loss + PIT loss or tie

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (9-7) vs. Houston (9-7); Saturday, 8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN/ABC

Indianapolis clinches AFC South division title with:

  1. IND win + JAX loss or tie OR
  2. IND tie + JAX loss

Indianapolis clinches playoff berth with:

  1. IND win OR
  2. IND tie + PIT loss or tie

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (9-7) at Tennessee (5-11); Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS

Jacksonville clinches AFC South division title with:

  1. JAX win OR
  2. JAX tie + IND-HOU tie

Jacksonville clinches playoff berth with:

  1. JAX tie + PIT loss or tie OR
  2. PIT loss + DEN loss or tie + HOU-IND doesn’t end in tie

MIAMI DOLPHINS (11-5) vs. Buffalo (10-6); Sunday, 8:20 p.m. ET, NBC

Miami clinches AFC East division title with:

  1. MIA win or tie

PITTSBURGH STEELERS (9-7) at Baltimore (13-3); Saturday, 4:30 p.m. ET, ESPN/ABC

Pittsburgh clinches playoff berth with:

  1. PIT win + BUF loss OR
  2. PIT win + JAX loss or tie OR
  3. PIT win + HOU-IND tie OR
  4. PIT tie + JAX loss + HOU-IND doesn’t end in tie OR
  5. JAX loss + DEN win + HOU-IND doesn’t end in tie

NFC

CLINCHED:

  • San Francisco 49ers (12-4) – NFC West division title, No. 1 seed, lone first-round bye and homefield advantage
  • Detroit Lions (11-5) – NFC North division title     
  • Dallas Cowboys (11-5) – playoff berth
  • Los Angeles Rams (9-7) – playoff berth
  • Philadelphia Eagles (11-5) – playoff berth

ATLANTA FALCONS (7-9) at New Orleans (8-8); Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS

Atlanta clinches NFC South division title with:

  1. ATL win + TB loss

DALLAS COWBOYS (11-5) at Washington (4-12); Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, FOX

Dallas clinches NFC East division title with:

  1. DAL win OR
  2. DAL tie + PHI tie OR
  3. PHI loss

GREEN BAY PACKERS (8-8) vs. Chicago (7-9); Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS

Green Bay clinches playoff berth with:

  1. GB win OR
  2. GB tie + SEA loss or tie + NO loss or tie OR
  3. GB tie + SEA loss + TB loss OR
  4. GB tie + SEA tie + TB loss or tie OR
  5. MIN loss or tie + SEA loss + TB loss OR
  6. MIN loss or tie + SEA loss + NO loss

MINNESOTA VIKINGS (7-9) at Detroit (11-5); Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX

Minnesota clinches playoff berth with:

  1. MIN win + GB loss + SEA loss + TB loss OR
  2. MIN win + GB loss + SEA loss + NO loss 

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (8-8) vs. Atlanta (7-9); Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS

New Orleans clinches NFC South division title with:

  1. NO win + TB loss or tie OR
  2. NO tie + TB loss

New Orleans clinches playoff berth with:

  1. NO win + SEA loss or tie + GB loss or tie OR
  2. NO tie + SEA loss + GB loss

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (11-5) at N.Y. Giants (5-11); Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS

Philadelphia clinches NFC East division title with:

  1. PHI win + DAL loss or tie OR
  2. PHI tie + DAL loss

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (8-8) at Arizona (4-12); Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, FOX

Seattle clinches playoff berth with:

  1. SEA win + GB loss or tie OR
  2. SEA tie + GB loss + TB loss or tie OR
  3. SEA tie + GB loss + NO loss or tie 

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (8-8) at Carolina (2-14); Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX

Tampa Bay clinches NFC South division title with:

  1. TB win OR
  2. TB tie + NO loss or tie

Tampa Bay clinches playoff berth with:

  1. TB tie + SEA loss + GB loss or tie

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