2018 NFL Playoff Scenarios for Week 15

The Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints have won division titles and the Kansas City Chiefs are in the playoffs.

2018 NFL PLAYOFF SCENARIOS FOR WEEK 15

NFC

CLINCHED: Los Angeles Rams – NFC West division title

               New Orleans Saints – NFC South division title    

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (11-2) (at Carolina (6-7), Monday night, 8:15 PM ET, ESPN)

New Orleans clinches a first-round bye with:

  1. NO win + CHI loss or tie OR

  2. NO tie + CHI loss

LOS ANGELES RAMS (11-2) (vs. Philadelphia (6-7), Sunday night, 8:20 PM ET, NBC)

Los Angeles clinches a first-round bye with:

  1. LAR win + CHI loss or tie OR

  2. LAR tie + CHI loss

CHICAGO BEARS (9-4) (vs. Green Bay (5-7-1), Sunday, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)

Chicago clinches NFC North division title with:

  1. CHI win OR

  2. MIN loss OR

  3. CHI tie + MIN tie

Chicago clinches a playoff berth with:

  1. CHI tie OR

  2. WAS loss or tie

DALLAS COWBOYS (8-5) (at Indianapolis (7-6), Sunday, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)

Dallas clinches NFC East division title with:

  1. DAL win OR

  2. DAL tie + PHI loss or tie + WAS loss or tie OR

  3. PHI loss + WAS loss

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (8-5) (at San Francisco (3-10), Sunday, 4:05 PM ET, FOX)

Seattle clinches a playoff berth with:

  1. SEA win OR

  2. SEA tie + MIN loss + CAR loss or tie OR

  3. SEA tie + MIN loss + PHI loss or tie + WAS loss or tie OR

  4. SEA tie + CAR loss or tie + PHI loss or tie + WAS loss or tie

AFC

CLINCHED: Kansas City Chiefs – Playoff berth

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (11-2) (vs. Los Angeles Chargers (10-3), Thursday night, 8:20 PM ET, FOX/NFL Network/Amazon)

Kansas City clinches AFC West division title and a first-round bye with:

  1. KC win

Kansas City clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with:

  1. KC win + NE loss or tie

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (9-4) (at Pittsburgh (7-5-1), Sunday, 4:25 PM ET, CBS)

New England clinches AFC East division title with:

  1. NE win + MIA loss or tie OR

  2. NE tie + MIA loss

New England clinches a playoff berth with:

  1. NE win + TEN loss or tie OR

  2. NE tie + BAL loss + TEN loss + IND loss or tie

HOUSTON TEXANS (9-4) (at New York Jets (4-9), Saturday, 4:30 PM ET, NFL Network)

Houston clinches AFC South division title with:

  1. HOU win + IND loss or tie + TEN loss or tie OR

  2. HOU tie + IND loss + TEN loss

Houston clinches a playoff berth with:

  1. HOU win + MIA loss or tie + PIT loss OR

  2. HOU win + MIA loss or tie + BAL loss or tie OR

  3. HOU tie + IND loss or tie + BAL loss + MIA loss OR

  4. HOU tie + IND loss or tie + PIT loss + BAL loss + MIA tie OR

  5. HOU tie + IND loss or tie + PIT loss + BAL win + MIA loss OR

  6. HOU tie + TEN loss or tie + BAL loss + MIA loss OR

  7. HOU tie + TEN loss or tie + PIT loss + BAL loss + MIA tie OR

  8. HOU tie + TEN loss or tie + PIT loss + BAL win + MIA loss

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (10-3) (at Kansas City (11-2), Thursday night, 8:20 PM ET, FOX/NFL Network/Amazon)

Los Angeles clinches a playoff berth with:

  1. LAC win or tie OR

  2. MIA loss or tie + PIT loss OR

  3. MIA loss or tie + BAL loss or tie OR

  4. MIA loss or tie + IND loss or tie + TEN loss or tie OR

  5. PIT loss + IND loss or tie + TEN loss or tie OR

  6. BAL loss or tie + IND loss or tie + TEN loss or tie

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