NFL Magic Numbers

Updated: April 17, 2015 11:56pm PDT

#Number of wins needed to guarantee at least a tie with the team currently at this seed (refer to tiebreakers)

«Team has secured a spot higher than the team currently at this seed

Team has secured at least a tie with the team currently at this seed (refer to tiebreakers)

NCTeam does not control their own destiny for securing this seed

Team has been eliminated from securing this seed

± Tiebreaking procedures

NFL Tiebreakers

Two-Team Tiebreaker:

  1. Division winner
  2. Better record in head-to-head games
  3. Higher winning percentage within division (if teams are in the same division)
  4. Higher winning percentage in conference games
  5. Higher winning percentage against playoff teams in own conference
  6. Higher winning percentage against playoff teams in opposite conference
  7. Higher point differential between points scored and points allowed

Three-Team Tiebreaker:

  1. Division winner
  2. Best head-to-head winning percentage among all teams tied
  3. Highest winning percentage within division (if teams are in the same division)
  4. Highest winning percentage in conference games
  5. Highest winning percentage against playoff teams in own conference
  6. Highest point differential between points scored and points allowed

Clinching & Elimination scenarios for Week

NFL playoff scenarios were calculated by NFLPlayoffScenarios and their weekly Reddit thread.

AFC Standings

W L T Win % Conf                
 NE 12 4 0 .750 9–3–0   « « « « « «
 DEN 12 4 0 .750 10–2–0   « « « « « «
 PIT 11 5 0 .687 9–3–0   « « « «
 IND 11 5 0 .687 9–3–0   « « « «
 CIN 10 5 1 .656 7–5–0   « «
 BAL 10 6 0 .625 6–6–0   « «
 HOU 9 7 0 .562 8–4–0  
 KC 9 7 0 .562 7–5–0  
 SD 9 7 0 .562 6–6–0
 BUF 9 7 0 .562 5–7–0
 MIA 8 8 0 .500 6–6–0
 CLE 7 9 0 .437 4–8–0
 NYJ 4 12 0 .250 4–8–0
 JAX 3 13 0 .187 2–10–0
 OAK 3 13 0 .187 2–10–0
 TEN 2 14 0 .125 2–10–0

NFC Standings

W L T Win % Conf                
 SEA 12 4 0 .750 10–2–0   « « « « «
 GB 12 4 0 .750 9–3–0   « « « « «
 DAL 12 4 0 .750 8–4–0   « « « « «
 CAR 7 8 1 .468 6–6–0  
 ARI 11 5 0 .687 8–4–0 «   « «
 DET 11 5 0 .687 9–3–0 «   « «
 PHI 10 6 0 .625 6–6–0 «   «
 SF 8 8 0 .500 7–5–0 «  
 NO 7 9 0 .437 6–6–0
 MIN 7 9 0 .437 6–6–0
 NYG 6 10 0 .375 4–8–0
 ATL 6 10 0 .375 6–6–0
 STL 6 10 0 .375 4–8–0
 CHI 5 11 0 .312 4–8–0
 WAS 4 12 0 .250 2–10–0
 TB 2 14 0 .125 1–11–0