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NFL Playoffs: Week 16 Qualifying Scenarios

6 of the 14 places in the playoffs have already been taken, and the noose is tightening for the contenders for the last folding seats. In this week 16, four new teams can validate their ticket for the playoffs.

In addition, the Bills and the Eagles can win their respective divisions, and thus ensure the advantage of the field at least for their first game, see more. Here are the different qualifying scenarios.

AFC Conference

QUALIFIED

Kansas City Chiefs – AFC West winners
Buffalo Bills – playoffs

BALTIMORE RAVENS (9-5) (vs. Atlanta (5-9))

Baltimore qualifies for the playoffs if:

1) BAL wins + Dolphins lose or draw + Patriots lose or draw OR
2) BAL wins + Dolphins lose or draw + Jets lose or draw OR
3) BAL wins + Patriots lose or draw + Jets lose or draw OR
4) BAL draw + Patriots lose + Jets lose OR
5) BAL draw + Patriots lose + Dolphins lose + Chargers win OR
6) BAL draw + Patriots lose + Dolphins lose + Jets draw OR
7) BAL draw + Patriots lose + Jets draw + Chargers win OR
8) BAL draw + Patriots draw + Jets lose + Dolphins lose OR
9) BAL draw + Patriots draw + Jets draw + Dolphins lose + Chargers win OR
10) Patriots lose + Jets lose + Browns lose or draw + Raiders lose or draw + Titans lose or draw + Chargers win

BUFFALO BILLS (11-3) (@Chicago (3-11))

Buffalo wins the AFC East if:

1) BUF win or draw OR
2) Dolphins lose or draw

CINCINATI BENGALS (10-4) (@New England (7-7))

Cincinnati qualifies for the playoffs if:

1) CIN wins or draws OR
2) Jets lose or draw

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (8-6) (@Indianapolis (4-9-1))

The Chargers qualify for the playoffs if:

1) LAC wins + Raiders win or draw + Patriots lose + Jets lose OR
2) LAC win + Raiders win or draw + Patriots lose + Jets draw + Dolphins lose OR
3) LAC win + Raiders win or draw + Patriots draw + Jets lose + Dolphins lose

NFC Conference

QUALIFIED

Minnesota Vikings – NFC North winners
San Francisco 49ers – NFC West winners
Philadelphia Eagles – playoffs
Dallas Cowboys – playoffs

NEW YORK GIANTS (8-5-1) (@Minnesota (11-3))

The Giants qualify for the playoffs if:

1) NYG wins + Commanders loses + Lions loses OR
2) NYG wins + Commanders loses + Seahawks loses OR
3) NYG wins + Lions lose + Seahawks lose

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (13-1) (@Dallas (10-4))

Philadelphia wins the NFC East if:

1) PHI wins or draws

Philadelphia secures first place in the NFC, home field advantage in the playoffs and rest week if:

1) PHI wins OR
2) PHI draw + Vikings lose or draw

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