Five NFL teams can clinch playoff berths with wins in Week 16
The NFL's playoff field has been slow to develop this season with just four teams qualified through 15 weeks. But the tournament field could more than double this weekend when five teams can clinch a berth simply by winnings.
Among the teams that can punch their playoff teams simply with a win:
Baltimore Ravens (10-4)
New Orleans Saints (10-4)
New York Giants (9-5)
New York Jets (10-4)
Philadelphia Eagles (10-4, can also clinch NFC East with a win)
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Five NFL teams can clinch playoff berths with wins in Week 16 - The Huddle: Football News from the NFL - USATODAY.com
Here is also well detailed playoff scenarios provided by neworleanssaints.com.
If the playoffs started today, the New Orleans Saints would be the fifth seed in the NFC bracket and would travel to face the fourth seed the St. Louis Rams in the first round.
*If the Saints win one of their remaining two games (at Falcons on Dec. 27 and vs. Buccaneers on Jan. 2) they clinch a playoff spot.
*If the Buccaneers lose their road game against the Seahawks on Dec. 26, the Saints clinch a playoff spot.
*If the Buccaneers win out and the Saints fall in their final two games (putting both teams at 10-6), Tampa Bay would get a playoff spot over New Orleans. However, the Saints and Buccaneers can both make the playoffs at 10-6 in two scenarios:
1. If the Giants lose their final two games (at Packers on Dec. 26 and at Redskins on Jan. 2) and the Packers fall at home to the Bears on Jan. 2, those outcomes would put the Giants and Packers both at 9-7.
2. If the Giants win their final two games and the Eagles fall in their remaining two contests (vs. Vikings on Dec. 26 and vs. Cowboys on Jan. 2). That outcome would put the Eagles and Saints tied at 10-6 and the Saints would own a better NFC record, giving them the playoff birth.
*If the Saints win their final two contests and the Falcons also lose their season finale against the Panthers on Jan. 2, New Orleans would be the NFC's top seed.
*If the Saints split their final two games, they will be the fifth seed and face the No. 4 seed, which will be the NFC West winner.
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Baltimore clinched. Won 20-10 in Cleveland)
Jets did NOT. Lost in Chicago 34-38)
Giants are losing early; 0-14 in Green Bay.
Bucs losing 3-7 early at home to Seattle.
Scatch that. Bucs now lead on another short field drive.
And the Giants have woken up and on the board at 7 to 14
Ha Ha Ha the Chargers are done.
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