Week 15 playoff scenarios

[Editor’s note: The NFL distributed these Week 15 playoff scenarios on December 10, 2013.]

2013 NFL PLAYOFF SCENARIOS FOR WEEK 15

AFC

CLINCHED: Denver – playoff spot
Indianapolis – AFC South

DENVER BRONCOS

Denver clinches AFC West division with:

1) DEN win + KC loss

Denver clinches a first-round bye with:

1) DEN win + KC loss + CIN loss or tie

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

Kansas City clinches a playoff spot with:

1) KC win or tie OR

2) MIA loss or tie OR

3) BAL loss or tie

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

New England clinches AFC East division with:

1) NE win or tie

New England clinches a playoff spot with:

1) BAL loss or tie

CINCINNATI BENGALS

Cincinnati clinches AFC North division with:
1) CIN win + BAL loss or tie OR

2) CIN tie + BAL loss

Cincinnati clinches a playoff spot with:

1) CIN win + MIA loss or tie OR

2) CIN tie + MIA loss

NFC

CLINCHED: Seattle – playoff spot

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

Seattle clinches NFC West division and a first-round bye with:

1) SEA win + SF loss or tie OR

2) SEA tie + SF loss

Seattle clinches home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with:

1) SEA win + SF loss or tie + NO loss

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

New Orleans clinches a playoff spot with:

1) NO win OR

2) NO tie + ARI loss or tie OR

3) NO tie + SF loss or tie OR

4) ARI loss + DAL loss or tie OR

5) ARI loss + PHI loss or tie OR

6) SF loss + DAL loss or tie + ARI tie OR

7) SF loss + PHI loss or tie + ARI tie

CAROLINA PANTHERS

Carolina clinches a playoff spot with:

1) CAR win + ARI loss + SF loss + DAL loss or tie OR

2) CAR win + ARI loss + SF loss + PHI loss or tie

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

San Francisco clinches a playoff spot with:

1) SF win + ARI loss + DAL loss or tie OR

2) SF win + ARI loss + PHI loss or tie