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