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Playoff Clinching Scenarios

How the Bills can clinch a 2023 NFL Playoff spot | Week 18

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The Buffalo Bills have a chance to not only clinch a playoff spot this week, they also have a chance to win the AFC East.

Here are the five scenarios that will earn the Bills a trip to the postseason. 

Buffalo clinches AFC East division title with:

  1. BUF win over MIA

Buffalo clinches playoff berth with:

  1. BUF tie OR
  2. PIT loss or tie OR
  3. JAX loss or tie OR
  4. HOU-IND tie

If the Bills beat the Dolphins on Sunday to win the division, they will also earn the No. 2 seed in the AFC and host whoever the No. 7 seed is in the Wild Card round. 

If the Bills are not able to beat Miami, then they'll need one of the following to secure a playoff berth: a tie or loss by the Steelers, a tie or loss from the Jaguars, OR a tie in the Texans-Colts matchup.

The Bills-Dolphins matchup is in primetime for Week 18 on Sunday Night Football and is the final regular season game of the year.  The highly-anticipated showdown will air on NBC with kickoff set for 8:20 p.m.

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