Inside The Bills

Around the league in Week 15

Posted by on December 10, 2014 – 5:04 pm

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With the regular season winding down, here’s a look at how the playoff picture can develop in Week 15. The Broncos (West), Colts (South) and Patriots (East) are among the teams that can clinch AFC division titles, while the Packers and Cardinals can lock up postseason berths in the NFC.

AFC

CLINCHED: None
ELIMINATED: Oakland, Jacksonville, Tennessee, NY Jets

DENVER BRONCOS

Denver clinches AFC West division:
1. DEN win or tie
Denver clinches a first-round bye:
1. DEN win + IND loss + CIN loss + PIT loss or tie
2. DEN win + IND loss + CIN loss + DEN clinches strength of victory tiebreaker over PIT
Denver clinches a playoff spot:
1. MIA loss or tie + HOU loss or tie + CIN loss + PIT loss
2. MIA loss or tie + HOU loss or tie + BAL loss + CLE loss or tie
3. MIA loss or tie + HOU loss or tie + BAL loss + PIT win

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

New England clinches AFC East division:
1. NE win or tie
New England clinches a first round bye:
1. NE win + IND loss + PIT loss or tie + CIN loss or tie
2. NE win + IND loss + PIT loss or tie + DEN loss
New England clinches a playoff spot:
1. BUF loss or tie + CIN loss + PIT loss + BAL loss + HOU loss or tie
2. BUF loss or tie + CIN loss + PIT loss + KC loss or tie + SD loss
3. BUF loss or tie + HOU loss or tie + KC loss or tie + SD loss + BAL loss

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS

Indianapolis clinches AFC South division:
1. IND win or tie

NFC

CLINCHED: None
ELIMINATED: Giants, Redskins, Bears, Buccaneers

ARIZONA CARDINALS

Arizona clinches a playoff spot:
1. ARI win + DAL/PHI game does not end in a tie
2. ARI win + DET loss + ARI clinches strength of victory tiebreaker over GB
3. ARI win + DET loss + GB win or tie

GREEN BAY PACKERS

Green Bay clinches a playoff spot:
1. GB win + DAL loss + GB clinches strength of victory tiebreaker over DAL


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