NFL 2020 Clinching Scenarios Week 15 Chiefs, Saints and Saints can secure the divisional title
LThe NFL postseason begins to take shape. 4 of the 14 tickets to the Playoffs already have an owner: Packers and Saints in the National Conference, Chiefs and Steelers in the American Conference, to which can be added five more teams in week 15In addition to the fact that the three already qualified can secure division titles and even the locality.
The Patriots’ 11-year reign of terror in the AFC East is about to end. After losing to the Rams and the victory of the Bills ante PittsburghNew England can no longer win its division, so it remains to be seen if Buffalo or Miami win the AFC East.
Buffalo has a two-game lead at the moment (9-3 vs. 8-5, plus they won the first game), so would secure the divisional title if he wins in Denver. Still losing, one Miami loss to the Patriots it would serve them, or tie in both parties.
Even if you don’t have any of these combinations to win the AFC East, the Bills would enter the Playoffs in consecutive years for the first time since 1998-1999 if Baltimore lost, or if you combine a Buffalo tie with the Ravens not winning.
The Titans lead the AFC South, but they are tied 9-4 with the Colts, so he’s aiming for the division title to be defined until the end. But Tennessee could already secure its postseason ticket in three different ways.
- Victoria vs Detroit + derrota de Baltimore vs Jacksonville
- Victoria vs Detroit + Raiders no gana vs Chargers + derrota de Miami vs Patriots + victoria de Browns vs Giants
- Victory vs Detroit + Raiders does not win vs Chargers + Miami vs Patriots loss + Cleveland or Tennessee surpass Miami on the strength of victory criteria
The Rams are one and a half feet in the postseason. They lead the NFC West with 9-4, same mark as Seattle, but with the victory in the duel they held in week 10.
The divisional title will have to wait at least a week, But what Los Angeles may already have in hand is the ticket to the postseason, which seems within reach as they go against the Jets and their 0-13. The route is easy: win or draw against the Jets, or draw in Chicago vs. Minnesota.
As we already mentioned, the Seahawks are second in their division, but they can at least secure a wild-card spot in the NFC this week. The route is identical to that of the Rams: with a win, or with a draw between Bears and Vikings.
Everything indicates that in the 20 ‘complete’ seasons of Tom Brady, only 2002 will be the only one in which he has not reached the Playoffs. The Bucs are a stone’s throw from the postseason, though it looks like they’ll have to wait another week to secure their ticket as they require a draw.
- Victory vs Atlanta + tie between Chicago and Minnesota
New Orleans has a 2-1 / 2-game lead in the NFC South, going 10-3 and won both games this year against Tampa, which is 8-5. They would need to lose the remaining three and for the Bucs to win the last three to lose the divisional crown, which they could secure this Sunday in three different ways.
- Winning against Kansas City
- Tampa Bay defeat Atlanta
- Draw between Saints-Chiefs + draw Bucs-Falcons
The Chiefs, along with Green Bay, are the only teams that have already secured their division title. Kansas City could even secure the AFC’s No. 1 seed, which leads to the local and the only week off, as early as this week. The formula calls for a Cincinnati win, so it’ll probably take another week:
- Victory vs Saints + Steelers vs Bengals loss + Buffalo not winning in Denver
The Steelers, despite their two losses in a rowThey are nowhere near securing the AFC North title, a product of sweeping the two games against the Ravens and having won the first game against the Browns.
They would win the division if they win Monday at Cincinnati, or if the Browns lose Sunday night to the Giants, or if there is a tie in both games.