NFL 2020 The scenarios to qualify for the postseason in this day of the NFL
CFour weeks remain in the regular season of the NFL And the postseason fight is red-hot this final month of the season.
Teams that perhaps in another season would be out at this point still have options, since the league expanded to 14 teams for the postseason, in addition to the fact that the threat of the coronavirus remains latent and, under the contingency plan that the league has There could be up to 16 franchises in the Playoffs if the schedule is not finished.
At the moment, there are already 4 teams eliminated in the American Conference (Jets, Chargers, Bengals and Jaguars) and, despite how bad the East Division has been, there are no eliminated in the NFC.
And there are already two qualified teams, one per conference: the Chiefs in the AFC and the Saints in the NFC, because the Steelers, the last team undefeated and who lost only on Tuesday, has yet to secure his spot because the Browns are two games away in the AL North.
But Pittsburgh is one of three teams that can secure their ticket this week, even when two measure each other.
Pittsburgh (11-1) travels to Buffalo to face the Bills on Sunday night and can secure his spot and the division title.
Pittsburgh secures its place in the Playoffs if it wins. Still losing, he would come in if the Raiders, Titans or Dolphins also lose.
The Steelers can also clinch the division crown if they beat the Bills and on Monday, Cleveland loses to Baltimore.
Buffalo is close to having back-to-back postseason appearances since 1998 and 1999. They still can’t secure their first AFC East title since 1995, but they can secure a playoff spot. The formula involves 5 teams:
- Bills win over Pittsburgh
- Baltimore defeat in Cleveland on Monday
- Miami’s loss to the Chiefs
- Loss of the Raiders to the Colts
- Patriots loss to Rams on Thursday
Green Bay (9-3) is in a similar situation to Pittsburgh, to be able to secure a ticket to the postseason and also the division title.
The The Packers enter the Playoffs if they win on their visit to the Lions and Arizona doesn’t win against the Giants, or if they win and the Rams don’t win against the Patriots on Thursday. You can also get in if they and the Seahawks win, in addition to other combinations that involve ties.
The ‘cheese heads’ clinch division title if they win at Detroit and Minnesota lose and Tampa Bay.
The two teams already qualified have their tickets, but not the divisional crown, but that may change this week.
Kansas City would win the AFC West with a win or if the Raiders don’t win against Indianapolis.
New Orleans can win the NFC South with a win, or with Tampa Bay not winning against the Vikings, or if they both tie.