Week 15 clinching scenarios

The Indianapolis Colts have clinched home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs. Meanwhile, two teams hoping to challenge the Colts in the AFC playoffs look to earn their postseason spots this week. Here are the AFC’s playoff scenarios heading into Week 15:

AFC

CLINCHED: Indianapolis – AFC South and home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS
San Diego clinches AFC West division title with:

1) DEN loss OR
2) SD win or tie + DEN tie

San Diego clinches a first-round bye with:

1) SD win + DEN loss or tie + NE loss or tie

San Diego clinches a playoff spot with:

1) SD win or tie OR
2) NE loss or tie + BAL loss or tie + MIA loss or tie OR
3) NE loss or tie + BAL loss or tie + NYJ loss or tie OR
4) MIA loss or tie + NYJ loss or tie + BAL loss or tie OR
5) MIA loss or tie + NYJ loss or tie + JAC loss or tie OR
6) MIA loss or tie + BAL loss or tie + JAC loss or tie OR
7) NYJ loss or tie + BAL loss or tie + JAC loss or tie

CINCINNATI BENGALS
Cincinnati clinches AFC North division title with:

1) CIN win OR
2) CIN tie + BAL loss or tie OR
3) BAL loss

Cincinnati clinches a playoff spot with:

1) CIN tie + MIA loss + NYJ loss + JAC loss

NFC

CLINCHED: New Orleans – NFC South and a first-round bye
Minnesota – playoff spot

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
New Orleans clinches home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with:

1) NO win + MIN loss or tie OR
2) NO tie + MIN loss

MINNESOTA VIKINGS
Minnesota clinches NFC North division title with:

1) MIN win OR
2) MIN tie + GB loss or tie OR
3) GB loss

Minnesota clinches a first-round bye with:

1) MIN win + PHI loss or tie OR
2) MIN tie + GB loss or tie + PHI loss

ARIZONA CARDINALS
Arizona clinches NFC West division title with:

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

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
Philadelphia clinches a playoff spot with:

1) PHI win or tie + NYG loss or tie OR
2) PHI win + DAL win or tie

GREEN BAY PACKERS
Green Bay clinches a playoff spot with:

1) GB win + DAL loss OR
2) GB win + NYG loss or tie OR
3) GB tie + NYG loss

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