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NFL Playoffs: AFC playoff clinching scenarios for Week 14 - Bengals, Patriots, Broncos

Three AFC teams can clinch a postseason berth, and even their division, in Week 14 of the NFL season.

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The 2015 NFL season has reached the four-weeks-to-go mark, with teams positioning themselves for the postseason. As we reach Week 14's Sunday games, three AFC teams can clinch a playoff berth, or even their division, if things break their way.

Here are the playoff scenarios for the AFC in Week 14:

Cincinnati Bengals (vs. Pittsburgh Steelers)

Clinch AFC North with win.

Clinch playoff spot with New York Jets loss OR Kansas City Chiefs loss.

New England Patriots (at Houston Texans)

Clinch AFC East with:

  • Win AND tie in strength of victory tiebreak with New York Jets OR
  • Win AND New York Jets loss or tie OR
  • Tie AND New York Jets loss OR
  • Tie AND New York Jets tie AND tie in strength of victory tiebreak with New York Jets OR
  • New York Jets loss AND tie in strength of victory tiebreak with New York Jets

Clinch playoff spot with:

  • Win OR
  • Pittsburgh Steelers loss OR
  • New York Jets loss OR
  • Tie AND Kansas City Chiefs loss OR
  • Tie AND Pittsburgh Steelers loss OR
  • Tie AND New York Jets tie

Denver Broncos

Clinch AFC West with:

  • Win AND Kansas City Chiefs loss or tie OR
  • Tie AND Kansas City Chiefs loss

Clinch playoff berth with:

  • Win AND New York Jets loss or tie OR
  • Win AND Pittsburgh Steelers loss or tie OR
  • Tie AND New York Jets loss OR
  • Tie AND Pittsburgh Steelers loss