NFL Playoff Picture: Standings And Clinching Scenarios In Week 15

Ashish Priyadarshi
|Published 20/12/2020

The NFL Playoff Picture is heading into the stretch run as we approach Week 15. A couple of Saturday games have set the stage for what is to come on Sunday.

Here is the current NFL Playoff Picture:

As of right now this is how the playoff picture looks (taking into account the Saturday Games). We can now look at how some other teams are in prime position to clinch their spot in the playoffs in the Sunday slot.

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NFL Playoff Picture:

1. Tennessee Titans: 9-4

The Titans have one key scenario by which they can guarantee a playoff berth. A win outright would clinch the playoffs for them as the Raiders lost to the Chargers.

Additionally, there are other scenarios which involve the Ravens or the Dolphins losing but they do not need to look at those scenarios now since Las Vegas lost anyway. Win and you’re in for the Titans here.

The Titans matchup against the Lions in Week 15 and should be favorites to win.

2. Los Angeles Rams: 9-4

For the Rams, the formula is simple. A win or tie against the overmatched Jets will push them into the playoffs for sure.

Also, if the Bears and Vikings game ends in a tie, then the Rams will earn a playoff spot as well.

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3. Seattle Seahawks: 9-4

The Seahawks have pretty much the same clinching scenario as the Rams. A win or a tie against Washington or a Bears-Vikings tie outright will guarantee the playoffs for them.

Seattle currently stands second place in the NFC West and a win and a Rams loss would push them back to number one.

4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 8-5

Brady and Co. also have a shot to make the playoffs in Week 15. And well what do you know, they have nearly the same scenario as the Rams and Seahawks.

If they beat Atlanta (no ties) or if the Bears and Vikings tie, the Bucs will make their first postseason appearance since the 2007 season.

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Ashish Priyadarshi

Ashish Priyadarshi

Ashish Priyadarshi is The SportsRush's content manager and editor. Ashish freelanced for 1 year in the NFL division before taking on an editorial role in the company. He then tacked on managing content while adding on a writing role in the NBA division. Ashish has been closely following the NFL and NBA since the 2012 season when the Patriots lost the Super Bowl and Derrick Rose was at the height of his powers. Since then, Ashish has focused on honing his knowledge for both leagues in, even writing crossover pieces. In his free time, Ashish is an avid basketball player, he loves to watch movies and TV shows, immersing himself in the cinematic world. Ashish studies computer science and data science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and would love to mesh his love for sports with his technical skills.

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