Week 14 playoff-clinching scenarios

You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure out which teams can clinch playoff spots this weekend and what needs to be done for that to happen. All you need to do is check out this handy guide.

And, of course, don’t forget to check out NFL.com’s Playoff Picture page, which tells you what would happen if the season ended today.

AFC

CLINCHED: None

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

New England clinches a playoff spot with:

1) NE win or tie OR

2) MIA loss or tie + JAC loss or tie OR

There are other scenarios in which New England may clinch a playoff spot if they clinch the strength of victory tiebreaker over certain teams this weekend.

NEW YORK JETS

New York Jets clinch a playoff spot with:

1) NYJ win + SD loss or tie + JAC loss or tie OR

PITTSBURGH STEELERS

Pittsburgh clinches a playoff spot with:

1) PIT win + JAC loss or tie + NE win or tie + MIA loss or tie OR

There are other scenarios in which Pittsburgh may clinch a playoff spot if they clinch the strength of victory tiebreaker over certain teams this weekend.

NFC

CLINCHED: None

ATLANTA FALCONS

Atlanta clinches a playoff spot with:

1) ATL win + NYG loss + PHI loss OR

2) ATL win + NYG loss + GB loss OR

3) ATL win + PHI loss + GB loss OR

4) ATL tie + NYG loss + PHI loss + GB loss + TB loss or tie

There are other scenarios in which Atlanta can clinch a playoff spot if any of the games involving NYG, PHI or GB ends in a tie.

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