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Ravens lead playoff clinching scenarios for Week 15

The NFL season is coming down the final stretch, which means we have a host of playoff clinching scenarios this week. We break down the clinching scenarios in Week 15.

Lamar Jackson of the Baltimore Ravens drops back to throw a pass during the fourth quarter against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field on December 8, 2019 in Orchard Park, New York. Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images

The NFL heads into Week 15 this week, and the playoff field is starting to fill up. The New Orleans Saints clinched the NFC South with a win in Week 13. This past weekend, the Baltimore Ravens and Kansas City Chiefs secured their spots in the playoff field.

As Week 15 dawns, we have five teams with a chance to clinch a playoff berth. Additionally, the Ravens could lock up their division, a first round bye, AND home field advantage. The NFC does not have anybody quite set to run away with things. The San Francisco 49ers are 11-2, and yet can only secure at least a wild card berth with a win on Sunday. They are likely going to be going to the wire with the Seattle Seahawks to secure the NFC West and potentially the No. 1 seed in the playoffs.

Here is the full list of clinching scenarios for Week 15, courtesy of media executive Joe Ferreira. The NFL will confirm the full rundown of scenarios later in the day on Tuesday.

San Francisco 49ers

Clinches playoff berth:

  1. SF win or tie
  2. LAR loss or tie
  3. MIN loss + GB loss

Seattle Seahawks

Clinches playoff berth:

  1. SEA win + MIN loss
  2. SEA win + GB loss + MIN tie
  3. SEA win + LAR loss or tie
  4. SEA tie + LAR loss

Green Bay Packers

Clinches playoff berth:

  1. GB win + LAR loss or tie
  2. GB tie + LAR loss

Baltimore Ravens

Clinches division title:

  1. BAL win or tie
  2. PIT loss or tie

Clinches first round bye:

  1. BAL win + NE loss
  2. BAL win + KC loss or tie
  3. BAL tie + KC loss

Clinches home field throughout playoffs:

  1. BAL win + NE loss + KC loss or tie

New England Patriots

Clinches playoff berth:

  1. NE win or tie

Buffalo Bills

Clinches playoff berth:

  1. BUF win