Playoff Magic

Magic Numbers and clinching scenarios for your favorite teams

Baltimore Ravens

The Baltimore Ravens will clinch the AFC North with either of the following scenarios:

  • An win vs. the New York Jets
  • A Pittsburgh Steelers loss vs. the Buffalo Bills
The Baltimore Ravens will clinch a first-round bye with any of the following scenarios:
  • An win vs. the New York Jets AND a New England Patriots loss vs. the Cincinnati Bengals
  • An win vs. the New York Jets AND a Kansas City Chiefs loss or tie vs. the Denver Broncos
  • An tie vs. the New York Jets AND a Kansas City Chiefs loss vs. the Denver Broncos
The Baltimore Ravens will clinch the #1 seed in the AFC, and home-field advantage, with ALL of the following:
  • An win vs. the New York Jets
  • A New England Patriots loss vs. the Cincinnati Bengals
  • A Kansas City Chiefs loss or tie vs. the Denver Broncos

The Ravens have already clinched a playoff spot, and will be one of the following seeds: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Buffalo Bills

The Buffalo Bills will clinch a playoff spot with:

  • An win vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers

The Bills can still be eliminated from the playoffs.

The Bills are still alive for the following seeds: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Green Bay Packers

The Green Bay Packers will clinch a playoff spot with either of the following scenarios:

  • An win vs. the Chicago Bears AND a Los Angeles Rams loss or tie vs. the Dallas Cowboys
  • An tie vs. the Chicago Bears AND a Los Angeles Rams loss vs. the Dallas Cowboys

The Packers are still alive for the following seeds: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6

New England Patriots

The New England Patriots will clinch a playoff spot with:

  • An win vs. the Cincinnati Bengals

The Patriots can still be eliminated from the playoffs.

The Patriots are still alive for the following seeds: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

San Francisco 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers will clinch a playoff spot with either of the following scenarios:

  • An win or tie vs. the Atlanta Falcons
  • A Los Angeles Rams loss or tie vs. the Dallas Cowboys
  • A Green Bay Packers loss vs. the Chicago Bears AND a Minnesota Vikings loss vs. the Los Angeles Chargers

The 49ers are still alive for the following seeds: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6

Seattle Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks will clinch a playoff spot with either of the following scenarios:

  • A win vs. the Carolina Panthers AND a Los Angeles Rams loss or tie vs. the Dallas Cowboys
  • A tie vs. the Carolina Panthers AND a Los Angeles Rams loss vs. the Dallas Cowboys
  • A win vs. the Carolina Panthers AND a Minnesota Vikings loss vs. the Los Angeles Chargers
  • A win vs. the Carolina Panthers AND a Minnesota Vikings tie vs. the Los Angeles Chargers AND a Green Bay Packers loss vs. the Chicago Bears

The Seahawks are still alive for the following seeds: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6

Chicago Bears

The Chicago Bears will be eliminated from the playoffs with any of the following scenarios:

  • A loss vs. the Green Bay Packers AND a Minnesota Vikings win or tie vs. the Los Angeles Chargers
  • A tie vs. the Green Bay Packers AND a Minnesota Vikings win vs. the Los Angeles Chargers
  • A loss vs. the Green Bay Packers AND a Los Angeles Rams win vs. the Dallas Cowboys

The Bears are still alive for the following seeds: 3, 5, 6

Cleveland Browns

The Cleveland Browns will be eliminated from the playoffs with any of the following scenarios:

  • A loss vs. the Arizona Cardinals AND a Pittsburgh Steelers win or tie vs. the Buffalo Bills
  • A tie vs. the Arizona Cardinals AND a Pittsburgh Steelers win vs. the Buffalo Bills
  • A loss vs. the Arizona Cardinals AND a Tennessee Titans / Houston Texans tie

Denver Broncos

The Denver Broncos will be eliminated from the playoffs with any of the following scenarios:

  • A loss vs. the Kansas City Chiefs
  • A Pittsburgh Steelers win vs. the Buffalo Bills
  • A Tennessee Titans / Houston Texans tie

Indianapolis Colts

The Indianapolis Colts will be eliminated from the playoffs with either of the following scenarios:

  • A loss vs. the New Orleans Saints
  • A tie vs. the New Orleans Saints AND a Pittsburgh Steelers win or tie vs. the Buffalo Bills

Oakland Raiders

The Oakland Raiders will be eliminated from the playoffs with any of the following scenarios:

  • A loss vs. the Jacksonville Jaguars AND a Pittsburgh Steelers win or tie vs. the Buffalo Bills
  • A tie vs. the Jacksonville Jaguars AND a Pittsburgh Steelers win vs. the Buffalo Bills
  • A loss vs. the Jacksonville Jaguars AND a Tennessee Titans / Houston Texans tie