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Thinking Ahead: Ravens' Playoff Scenarios

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Baltimore clinches a playoff spot with:
1) BAL win + IND loss or tie + SD loss or tie OR
2) BAL win + IND loss or tie + MIA loss or tie + KC loss OR
3) BAL tie + MIA loss or tie + SD loss + IND loss
There are other scenarios in which the Ravens may clinch a playoff spot if they clinch the strength of victory tiebreaker over certain teams this weekend.

Check out the details, including charts and graphs for what it will take to make the post season on SB Nation.

(See the entire league's playoff scenarios after the 'Jump')

2010 NFL PLAYOFF SCENARIOS FOR WEEK 15

AFC

CLINCHED: New England – playoff spot

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

New England clinches AFC East division and a first-round bye with:

1) NE win + NYJ loss or tie OR

2) NE tie + NYJ loss

PITTSBURGH STEELERS

Pittsburgh clinches AFC North division with:

1) PIT win + BAL loss + PIT clinches strength of victory tiebreaker over BAL

Pittsburgh clinches a first-round bye with:

1) PIT win + BAL loss + PIT clinches strength of victory tiebreaker over BAL and JAX OR
2) PIT win + BAL loss + JAX loss or tie + PIT clinches strength of victory tiebreaker over BAL

Pittsburgh clinches a playoff spot with:

1) PIT win or tie OR
2) IND loss or tie + SD loss or tie OR
3) IND loss or tie + KC loss

There are other scenarios in which the Steelers may clinch a playoff spot if they clinch the strength of victory tiebreaker over certain teams this weekend.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

Jacksonville clinches AFC South division with:

1) JAX win

NEW YORK JETS

New York Jets clinch a playoff spot with:

1) NYJ win + MIA loss or tie + IND loss or tie + KC loss OR

2) NYJ win + MIA loss or tie + IND loss or tie + SD loss or tie OR

3) NYJ tie + MIA loss + IND loss or tie + SD loss

There are other scenarios in which the Jets may clinch a playoff spot if they clinch the strength of victory tiebreaker over certain teams this weekend.

BALTIMORE RAVENS

Baltimore clinches a playoff spot with:

1) BAL win + IND loss or tie + SD loss or tie OR

2) BAL win + IND loss or tie + MIA loss or tie + KC loss OR

3) BAL tie + MIA loss or tie + SD loss + IND loss

There are other scenarios in which the Ravens may clinch a playoff spot if they clinch the strength of victory tiebreaker over certain teams this weekend.


NFC

CLINCHED: None

ATLANTA FALCONS

Atlanta clinches a playoff spot with:

1) ATL win or tie OR

2) NYG loss or tie OR

3) CHI loss or tie OR

4) GB loss or tie

CHICAGO BEARS

Chicago clinches NFC North division with:

1) CHI win + GB loss

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
New Orleans clinches a playoff spot with:

1) NO win + TB loss or tie + NYG loss or tie OR

2) NO win + TB loss or tie + CHI loss or tie OR

3) NO win + TB loss or tie + GB loss or tie OR

4) NO tie + TB loss + GB loss OR

5) NO tie + TB loss + NYG loss + CHI loss

NEW YORK GIANTS
New York Giants clinch a playoff spot with:

1) NYG win + CHI loss + GB loss + TB loss + NYG clinch strength of victory tiebreaker over TB