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The 7 teams who can be eliminated from playoff contention in Week 15

Six teams have been eliminated from the playoff picture, and seven more can be eliminated in Week 15. We break down the scenarios.

Jordan Evans #50 of the Cincinnati Bengals sacks Andy Dalton #14 of the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth quarter at Paul Brown Stadium on December 13, 2020 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

The NFL is headed into the final three weeks of the 2020 regular season, and four teams have clinched playoff berths. The Chiefs and Packers have clinched their divisional titles and the Saints and Steelers have clinched a wild card berth. This weekend, four more teams can clinch a playoff berth.

We have already seen the Jets, Jaguars, Bengals, Chargers, Texans, and Falcons eliminated from playoff contention. This coming Sunday, we could see as many as seven more teams eliminated. Scenarios below come courtesy of NFLPlayoffScenarios.com. We are not including those with just a tie involved.

Dallas Cowboys

A loss OR Washington win and Cardinals win or tie

The Cowboys are a 3.5-point home underdog against the 49ers. Washington is a 5.5-point home underdog to the Seahawks and the Cardinals are 6.5-point home favorites against the Eagles.

Philadelphia Eagles

A loss and Washington win

The Eagles are a 6.5-point road underdog against the Cardinals and Washington is a 5.5-point home underdog to the Seahawks.

Detroit Lions

A loss and a win by one of Cardinals, Vikings, or Bears

The Lions are a 10.5-point road underdog against the Titans. The Cardinals are 6.5-point home favorites against the Eagles and the the Vikings are 3.5-point home favorites against the Bears. A tie is possible for Vikings vs. Bears, but this effectively means if the Lions lose, they’re out of the playoff picture.

Carolina Panthers

A loss/tie or Cardinals win/tie

The Panthers are 8.5-point road underdogs against the Packers and the Cardinals are 6.5-point home favorites against the Eagles.

San Francisco 49ers

A loss and Cardinals win/tie

The 49ers are 3.5-point road favorites against the Cowboys and the Cardinals are 6.5-point home favorites against the Eagles.

New England Patriots

A loss

The Patriots are a 2-point road underdog against the Dolphins.

Denver Broncos

A loss/tie, or a win/tie by one of the Dolphins, Ravens, or Raiders

The Broncos are 6.5-point home underdogs against the Bills. The Dolphins are 2.5-point home favorites against the Patriots, the Ravens are 13.5-point home favorites against the Jaguars, and the Raiders are 3.5-point home favorites against the Chargers.