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Sport Playoff picture: Big shakeup as 49ers, Seahawks, Packers, Patriots clinch postseason spots

05:15  16 december  2019
05:15  16 december  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

NFL Week 15 playoff clinching scenarios: Five more teams can seal spot in field

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Here's how the NFL playoff picture looks with Week 15's Sunday afternoon games complete:

NFC

x-1. Seattle Seahawks (11-3): NFC West leader. Victory over Panthers combined with Rams' loss means 'Hawks will play in January. San Francisco's stumble means Seahawks are also again in position to host at least one playoff game ... after a week off. Seattle currently has inside edge for home-field advantage due to common games tiebreaker with Packers, whose losses to Eagles and 49ers now loom large.

The Saints are a win away from making the NFC playoff picture completely wild

  The Saints are a win away from making the NFC playoff picture completely wild Let's get nuts!

Tom Brady and the Patriots clinched another division title and helped the Dolphins jump into a postseason position In the AFC South, all three teams vying for first place got big wins. The Seattle Seahawks kicked off Missed opportunity to clinch a playoff spot and lost control of division race

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x-2. Green Bay Packers (11-3): NFC North leader. Win over Bears in teams' 200th meeting wasn't necessarily pretty but, coupled with subsequent loss by Rams, guarantees playoff return for Pack.

y-3. New Orleans Saints (10-3): NFC South champions. Must beat Colts on Monday night to keep heat on Seahawks, Packers for first-round bye. However New Orleans can't pass Seattle or Green Bay until Week 16.

4. Dallas Cowboys (7-7): NFC East leader. Snapped three-game losing streak in fine fashion by crushing Rams, first team Dallas has beaten all season that currently sports winning record. Now it's time to focus on Eagles (7-7) with division crown still hanging in balance.

The Saints are a win away from making the NFC playoff picture completely wild

  The Saints are a win away from making the NFC playoff picture completely wild Let's get nuts!

The Patriots do so with a win or tie at lowly Cincinnati. The Bills clinch if they win at Pittsburgh in the Baltimore can grab home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs if the Patriots lose and the In the NFC, where New Orleans owns the South title, Green Bay's place in the postseason will

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x-5. San Francisco 49ers (11-3): Wild card No. 1. They locked into postseason field by virtue of Rams' loss but can't feel good about it after heartbreaking loss to also-ran Falcons knocked Niners out of first place in NFC West and position for a bye.

6. Minnesota Vikings (10-4): Wild card No. 2. Enjoyable day for "Skol" fans as Vikes blasted Bolts while wild-card pursuers (Rams, Bears) both saw their own playoff hopes crushed in defeat.

AFC

y-1. Baltimore Ravens (12-2): AFC North champions. Beat Jets on Thursday night to clinch division but didn't get any more help Sunday in bid to secure first-round bye and home-field advantage.

x-2. New England Patriots (11-3): AFC East leader. They returned to the win column and can officially make playoff plans for the 11th consecutive season.

y-3. Kansas City Chiefs (10-4): AFC West champions. Remained on heels of Patriots in race for first-round bye, which would go to K.C. if those teams end up with same record.

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Pats, Packers , Bills, 49 ers , ' Hawks could clinch playoff berths. The Patriots do so with a win or tie at lowly Cincinnati. The Bills clinch if they win at Pittsburgh in the Sunday Finally, a Seattle victory and a Rams loss or tie, or a Vikings loss, or a Packers loss and Vikings tie gets the Seahawks a spot .

The NFL playoff picture is heating up with just a few more weeks remaining until the postseason begins. Heading into Week 15, the Saints, Chiefs This means there were still nine playoff spots up for grabs with three weeks to go. The Bills, Patriots and 49 ers can all officially join the list of playoff

4. Houston Texans (9-5): AFC South leader. Massive win in Nashville means that if they win one more game or if Titans lose once more, division crown will remain in Houston.

5. Buffalo Bills (9-4): Wild card No. 1. Win Sunday night puts them back in playoffs and sets up huge Week 16 showdown at New England.

6. Pittsburgh Steelers (8-5): Wild card No. 2. Loss by Tennessee (8-6) ensures Steelers will remain in projected field for at least one additional week.

x — clinched berth

y — clinched division

z — clinched first-round bye

zz — clinched home-field advantage

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: NFL playoff picture after Week 15: Big shakeup as 49ers, Seahawks, Packers and Patriots clinch postseason spots

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