2011 NFL Playoff Scenarios For Week 15

We told you about the Pittsburgh Steelers playoff clinching scenarios for week 15 earlier in the day, but the Steelers are not the only team that has a possibility of clinching a playoff spot in week 15. The New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens can join the Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, San Francisco 49ers and New Orleans Saints as playoff clinching teams this week.

The Packers have already clinched the NFC North and the 49ers can clinch the NFC West. The Packers have a shot at clinching home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs this week while the Saints can clinch the NFC South.

Below are all the week 15 playoff scenarios:

AFC
CLINCHED: Houston – AFC South

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
New England clinches AFC East division with:
1) NE win OR
2) NE tie + NYJ loss or tie OR
3) NYJ loss
New England clinches a playoff spot with:
1) NE tie OR
2) CIN loss or tie + OAK loss or tie + TEN loss or tie

BALTIMORE RAVENS
Baltimore clinches a playoff spot with:
1) BAL win or tie OR
2) NYJ loss + OAK loss or tie OR
3) NYJ loss + TEN loss or tie OR
4) OAK loss or tie + TEN loss or tie

PITTSBURGH STEELERS
Pittsburgh clinches a playoff spot with:
1) PIT win or tie OR
2) OAK loss or tie OR
3) TEN loss or tie OR
4) DEN loss OR
5) NYJ loss

NFC
CLINCHED: Green Bay – NFC North and first-round bye
San Francisco – NFC West
New Orleans – playoff spot

GREEN BAY PACKERS
Green Bay clinches home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with:
1) GB win or tie OR
2) SF loss or tie

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
New Orleans clinches NFC South division with:
1) NO win + ATL loss or tie OR
2) NO tie + ATL loss

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