Week 14 NFL playoff and elimination scenarios: Time to start filling out the field – Washington Post

The Vikings could punch their playoff ticket on Sunday. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

We’re through Week 13 of the NFL regular season and we’ve yet to see a team clinch a playoff spot. That seems likely to change after Week 14. Here’s where everyone stands.

Thanks to Joe Ferreira and NFL Playoff Scenarios for doing what they do.

Current AFC playoff field

1. Steelers 10-2

2. Patriots 10-2

3. Titans 8-4

4. Chiefs 6-6

5. Jaguars 8-4

6. Ravens 7-5

Still alive: Every other AFC team except the eliminated Browns.


Patriots: Will clinch the AFC East with a win/tie against the Dolphins or a Bills loss/tie to the Colts.

Steelers: Will clinch the AFC North with a win/tie against the Ravens. Will clinch a playoff berth with a Bills loss/tie to the Colts.

Jaguars: Will clinch a playoff berth with a win over the Seahawks combined with losses/ties by the Bills, Dolphins, Jets and Chargers, plus the Chiefs-Raiders game not ending in a tie.


Bengals: There are three somewhat-complicated ways in which Cincinnati can be eliminated, and all three begin with the Bengals losing to the Bears and the Ravens beating the Steelers. Click here for further details.

Texans: There are nine combinations that will result in Houston being eliminated from the playoffs. Seven of them begin with the Texans losing to the 49ers, and the other two involve a tie. NFL Playoff Scenarios breaks down what else needs to happen here.

Colts: Indianapolis will be eliminated with a loss/tie against the Bills, or a Ravens win/tie, or a Dolphins win, or a Bengals win, or a Dolphins tie/Chargers win/Raiders-Chiefs tie.

Broncos: First things first, the Broncos will be eliminated with a loss/tie against the Jets. Denver also is

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