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Sport NFL playoff picture as Week 15 begins: Ravens clinch AFC North, can get home field Sunday

10:00  13 december  2019
10:00  13 december  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

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Here's how the NFL playoff picture looks with Week 15 underway:

AFC

y-1. Baltimore Ravens (12-2): AFC North champions. Beat Jets on Thursday to clinch division. If Patriots or Chiefs lose Sunday, Ravens get a bye, too. If both New England and Kansas City stumble, home-field advantage belongs to Baltimore.

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2. New England Patriots (10-3): AFC East leader. Chiefs snapped their 21-game home winning streak, further crippling Pats' chances to claim top seed and foiling bid to create breathing room from Buffalo in division. Still, win in Cincinnati on Sunday, and Pats head to playoffs for 11th straight year.

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y-3. Kansas City Chiefs (9-4): AFC West champions. Wrapped up division for fourth consecutive year. Another lapse by Patriots would give K.C. opportunity to notch a first-round bye before hosting a playoff game at Arrowhead.

4. Houston Texans (8-5): AFC South leader. Texans currently own tiebreaker for division lead over Tennessee (8-5) but must play scalding Titans twice in final three weeks, the first matchup Sunday in Nashville. A loss could leave Houston outside playoff field.

5. Buffalo Bills (9-4): Wild card No. 1. They travel to Pittsburgh to face another potential playoff team. Beat the Steelers, and Bills are returning to playoffs for second time in three years.

6. Pittsburgh Steelers (8-5): Wild card No. 2. They presently own a tiebreaker over Titans (8-5) by virtue of a slightly better conference record, but it's a tenuous spot with Bills coming to Heinz Field.

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NFC

1. San Francisco 49ers (11-2): NFC West leader. Wild win in New Orleans affords them potentially crucial tiebreaker over Saints while also boosting Niners back into division lead. Beating Falcons on Sunday secures postseason berth.

2. Green Bay Packers (10-3): NFC North leader. Host surging Bears (7-6) in final regular-season game this year at Lambeau. A victory coupled with a Rams loss clinches spot for Pack.

y-3. New Orleans Saints (10-3): NFC South champions. Can move back into position for a bye by beating Colts on Monday night if Green Bay trips Sunday.

4. Dallas Cowboys (6-7): NFC East leader. As lackluster as their collective fate appears, Dallas still controls it. Cowboys head to Philadelphia in Week 16 and will go as first-place team by first beating Rams on Sunday.

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NFL Week 15 playoff picture , scenarios, key games and projected playoff bracket. Only 20 teams remain in NFL playoff contention entering Week 15 , the fewest at this point in the season since 2005, and a number of teams could see their postseason hopes go up in smoke this weekend.

Here's how the NFL playoff picture looks after Week 15 's games. AFC 1. y-New England Patriots They escaped Pittsburgh with their 15 th division title in 17 seasons and a clear path to home - field 2. y-Pittsburgh Steelers (11-3): AFC North champion. After a gut-wrenching loss, they're now facing the

5. Seattle Seahawks (10-3): Wild card No. 1. Loss to Rams dropped them from second seed to fifth and prospect of no playoff game at CenturyLink Field. Can basically clinch berth by winning paired with loss by Vikings, Packers or Rams.

6. Minnesota Vikings (9-4): Wild card No. 2. Need to beat Chargers to maintain cushion over Rams (8-5) and Bears (7-6).

x — clinched berth

y — clinched division

z — clinched first-round bye

zz — clinched home-field advantage

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