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Tuesday, December 13, 2011
2011 NFL Week 15 playoff scenarios

By ESPN.com staff

Courtesy of the NFL, here are the 2011 NFL Week 15 playoff scenarios.

AFC

Clinched: Houston Texans

New England Patriots -- New England clinches AFC East division with:
1) NE win OR

2) NE tie + NYJ loss or tie OR

3) NYJ loss

New England clinches a playoff spot with:
1) NE tie OR

2) CIN loss or tie + OAK loss or tie + TEN loss or tie

Baltimore Ravens -- Baltimore clinches a playoff spot with:
1) BAL win or tie OR

2) NYJ loss + OAK loss or tie OR

3) NYJ loss + TEN loss or tie OR

4) OAK loss or tie + TEN loss or tie

Pittsburgh Steelers -- Pittsburgh clinches a playoff spot with:
1) PIT win or tie OR

2) OAK loss or tie OR

3) TEN loss or tie OR

4) DEN loss OR

5) NYJ loss

NFC

Clinched: Green Bay Packers (NFC North and first-round bye); San Francisco 49ers (NFC West); New Orleans Saints (playoff spot).

Green Bay Packers -- Green Bay clinches home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with:
1) GB win or tie OR

2) SF loss or tie

New Orleans Saints -- New Orleans clinches NFC South division with:
1) NO win + ATL loss or tie OR

2) NO tie + ATL loss