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How the Buffalo Bills can clinch a playoff spot in Week 15


The NFL announced the following scenario for the Buffalo Bills to clinch their second playoff berth in three seasons. Here's what needs to happen.

BUFFALO BILLS (9-4) (at Pittsburgh (8-5), Sunday, 8:20 PM ET, NBC)

Buffalo clinches playoff berth with:

  1. BUF win

Here are the other possible clinching scenarios for the AFC teams.



Baltimore Ravens – playoff berth 

Kansas City Chiefs – AFC West Division

BALTIMORE RAVENS (11-2) (vs. N.Y. Jets (5-8), Thursday, 8:20 PM ET, FOX/NFLN/Amazon)

Baltimore clinches AFC North division title with:

  1.  BAL win or tie OR
  2.  PIT loss or tie

Baltimore clinches a first-round bye with:

  1.    BAL win + NE loss OR
  2.    BAL win + KC loss or tie OR
  3.   BAL tie + KC loss

Baltimore clinches homefield advantage throughout AFC playoffs with:

1)    BAL win + NE loss + KC loss or tie

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (10-3) (at Cincinnati (1-12), Sunday, 1:00 PM ET, CBS)

New England clinches playoff berth with:

  1. NE win or tie

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