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NFL playoff picture: Week 16 live updates, standings and clinching scenarios (Updated through Monday night)

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<div> <figure> <img alt="Los Angeles Chargers v Indianapolis Colts" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/XItdhaOWvLTH-m0wtSomVbUrchg=/0x2:6766x4513/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/71785473/1452611556.15.jpg"> <figcaption>Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images</figcaption> </figure> <p>We keep track of the live NFL playoff standings throughout Week 16.</p> <p id="OfQi19">The Week 16 schedule is underway for the 2022 NFL season. The season is winding down with the playoffs looming and teams trying to get into contention for a berth in the postseason tournament. Every game seemingly has playoff implications right now, whether it is allowing a team to claim their division title, move into a wild card spot, or be eliminated from contention this year.</p> <p id="XvblSt">Throughout Week 16, we will update the playoff standings with the results of the most recent games. We will keep track of who can clinch what spot in the postseason, which teams have seen their 2022 hopes dashed, and who will stay alive into Week 17.</p> <p id="jq7kZ1">Coming into Week 16, the <a href="https://www.sbnation.com/nfl-playoff-picture">AFC playoff picture</a> had the <a href="https://www.buffalorumblings.com/">Buffalo Bills</a> in the top-seeded spot, leading the AFC East, and guaranteed at least a spot in the playoffs. The <a href="https://www.arrowheadpride.com/">Kansas City Chiefs</a>, tied with the Bills at 11-3, have already claimed the AFC West and are now playing to move ahead of Buffalo in the seeding. The <a href="https://www.cincyjungle.com/">Cincinnati Bengals</a> held the third seed as the AFC North leader while the <a href="https://www.musiccitymiracles.com/">Tennessee Titans</a> entered the week as the fourth seed and the leader of the AFC South. The <a href="https://www.baltimorebeatdown.com/">Baltimore Ravens</a>, <a href="https://www.boltsfromtheblue.com/">Los Angeles Chargers</a>, and <a href="https://www.thephinsider.com/">Miami Dolphins</a> made up the three wild card spots to start the week.</p> <p id="I7IOxE">On the other side of the bracket, the NFC playoff picture started with the <a href="https://www.bleedinggreennation.com/">Philadelphia Eagles</a> in the top spot as the NFC East leader, having claimed a playoff spot this year and potentially securing the number one seed by the end of the week. The <a href="https://www.dailynorseman.com/">Minnesota Vikings</a> and <a href="https://www.ninersnation.com/">San Francisco 49ers</a>, second and third in the bracket, have won the NFC North and NFC West, respectively, while the <a href="https://www.bucsnation.com/">Tampa Bay Buccaneers</a> remain the fourth seed as the NFC South leader. The <a href="https://www.bloggingtheboys.com/">Dallas Cowboys</a>, who have clinched a playoff berth, are the top wild card teams entering the week and are attempting to track down the Eagles starting with a key head-to-head matchup this weekend. The <a href="https://www.bigblueview.com/">New York Giants</a> and Washington Commanders round out the wild card spot, giving the NFC East four playoff teams as of the start of the week.</p> <p id="kqXodU">How will everything look at the end of the week? Our live standings below will keep you up to date.</p> <h3 id="zAoNig">Week 16 Schedule</h3> <h4 id="Do988W">Finals</h4> <p id="HHp6sb"><a href="https://www.bigcatcountry.com/"><strong>Jacksonville Jaguars</strong></a> 19 - 3 <a href="https://www.ganggreennation.com/?_gl=1*1ujn46c*_ga*NzIzNzYxNjQ2LjE2NjkyMTY3MTc.*_ga_2M5GYNY1YS*MTY3MTc2NTkwNi40ODkuMS4xNjcxNzY3MzQyLjIwLjAuMA..&_ga=2.180593127.1725303707.1671763189-723761646.1669216717"><strong>New York Jets</strong></a><br><a href="https://www.thefalcoholic.com/"><strong>Atlanta Falcons</strong></a> 9 - 17 <a href="https://www.baltimorebeatdown.com/"><strong>Baltimore Ravens</strong></a><br><a href="https://www.prideofdetroit.com/"><strong>Detroit Lions</strong></a> 23 - 37 <a href="https://www.catscratchreader.com/?_gl=1*1ujn46c*_ga*NzIzNzYxNjQ2LjE2NjkyMTY3MTc.*_ga_2M5GYNY1YS*MTY3MTc2NTkwNi40ODkuMS4xNjcxNzY3MzQyLjIwLjAuMA..&_ga=2.180593127.1725303707.1671763189-723761646.1669216717"><strong>Carolina Panthers</strong></a><br><a href="https://www.buffalorumblings.com/"><strong>Buffalo Bills</strong></a> 35 - 13 <a href="https://www.windycitygridiron.com/"><strong>Chicago Bears</strong></a><br><a href="https://www.canalstreetchronicles.com/"><strong>New Orleans Saints</strong></a> 17 - 10 <a href="https://www.dawgsbynature.com/"><strong>Cleveland Browns</strong></a><br><a href="https://www.fieldgulls.com/"><strong>Seattle Seahawks</strong></a> 10 - 24 <a href="https://www.arrowheadpride.com/"><strong>Kansas City Chiefs</strong></a><br><a href="https://www.bigblueview.com/"><strong>New York Giants</strong></a> 24 - 27 <a href="https://www.dailynorseman.com/"><strong>Minnesota Vikings</strong></a><br><a href="https://www.cincyjungle.com/"><strong>Cincinnati Bengals</strong></a> 22 - 18 <a href="https://www.patspulpit.com/"><strong>New England Patriots</strong></a><br><a href="https://www.battleredblog.com/"><strong>Houston Texans</strong></a> 19 - 14 <a href="https://www.musiccitymiracles.com/"><strong>Tennessee Titans</strong></a><br><a href="http://hogshaven.com/"><strong>Washington Commanders</strong></a> 20 - 37 <a href="https://www.ninersnation.com/"><strong>San Francisco 49ers</strong></a><br><a href="https://www.bleedinggreennation.com/"><strong>Philadelphia Eagles</strong></a> 34 - 40 <a href="https://www.bloggingtheboys.com/"><strong>Dallas Cowboys</strong></a><br><a href="https://www.silverandblackpride.com/"><strong>Las Vegas Raiders</strong></a> 10 - 13 <a href="https://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com/"><strong>Pittsburgh Steelers</strong></a><br><a href="https://www.acmepackingcompany.com/"><strong>Green Bay Packers</strong></a> 26 - 20 <a href="https://www.thephinsider.com/"><strong>Miami Dolphins</strong></a><br><a href="https://www.milehighreport.com/"><strong>Denver Broncos</strong></a> 14 - 51 <a href="https://www.turfshowtimes.com/"><strong>Los Angeles Rams</strong></a><br><a href="https://www.bucsnation.com/"><strong>Tampa Bay Buccaneers</strong></a> 19 - 16 <a href="https://www.revengeofthebirds.com/"><strong>Arizona Cardinals</strong></a> (OT)<br><a href="https://www.boltsfromtheblue.com/"><strong>Los Angeles Chargers</strong></a> 20 - 3 <a href="https://www.stampedeblue.com/"><strong>Indianapolis Colts</strong></a></p> <hr class="p-entry-hr" id="J6K3N1"> <h3 id="zZe4i2"> <a href="https://www.sbnation.com/nfl-playoff-picture">AFC Playoff Picture</a> (through Week 16)</h3> <h4 id="C3kpeF">Week 16 Clinching Scenarios:</h4> <p id="SFzBfA"><a href="https://www.baltimorebeatdown.com/"><strong>Baltimore Ravens</strong></a><strong> - Clinched playoff berth</strong><br>Clinch playoff berth with:</p> <ul> <li id="qnAKKz"> <strong>Ravens win</strong> and <strong>Dolphins</strong><strong> loss/tie</strong> and <strong>Patriots loss/tie</strong> OR</li> <li id="xzy0Lg"> <strong>Ravens win</strong> and <strong>Dolphins loss/tie </strong>and <strong>Jets loss/tie</strong> OR</li> <li id="9Thawj"> <strong>Ravens win</strong> and <strong>Patriots loss/tie</strong> and <strong>Jets loss/tie </strong>OR</li> <li id="kkPABg"> <s>Ravens tie</s> and <strong>Patriots loss </strong>and <strong>Jets loss</strong> OR</li> <li id="VRLstb"> <s>Ravens tie</s> and <strong>Patriots loss </strong>and <strong>Dolphins loss</strong> and <a href="https://www.boltsfromtheblue.com/"><strong>Chargers</strong></a><strong> win</strong> OR</li> <li id="bAQnzV"> <s>Ravens tie</s> and <strong>Patriots loss </strong>and <strong>Dolphins loss </strong>and <s>Jets tie</s> OR</li> <li id="6KOOFu"> <s>Ravens tie</s> and <strong>Patriots loss </strong>and <s>Jets tie</s> and <strong>Chargers win </strong>OR</li> <li id="UcZdft"> <s>Ravens tie</s> and <s>Patriots tie</s> and <strong>Jets loss</strong> and <strong>Dolphins loss </strong>OR</li> <li id="b8leYi"> <s>Ravens tie</s> and <s>Patriots tie</s> and <s>Jets tie</s> and <strong>Dolphins loss </strong>and <strong>Chargers win </strong>OR</li> <li id="ENVCW0"> <strong>Patriots loss</strong> and <strong>Jets loss</strong> and <strong>Browns</strong><strong> loss/tie</strong> and Raiders loss/tie and <strong>Titans loss/tie</strong> and Chargers win</li> </ul> <p id="Xqnx9r"><a href="https://www.buffalorumblings.com/"><strong>Buffalo Bills</strong></a> <strong>- Clinched division title</strong><br>Clinch AFC East division title with:</p> <ul> <li id="517MQg"> <strong>Bills win</strong> OR</li> <li id="GEZOzx"><strong>Dolphins loss/tie</strong></li> </ul> <p id="tOUAXj"><a href="https://www.cincyjungle.com/"><strong>Cincinnati Bengals</strong></a><strong> - Clinched playoff berth</strong><br>Clinch playoff berth with:</p> <ul> <li id="s1W8bw"> <strong>Bengals win/tie</strong> OR</li> <li id="1lCXQV"><strong>Jets loss/tie</strong></li> </ul> <p id="b7hCiY"><strong>Los Angeles Chargers - Clinched playoff berth</strong><br>Clinch playoff berth with:</p> <ul> <li id="HLLT2V"> <strong>Chargers win</strong> and <strong>Raiders loss/tie</strong> and <strong>Patriots loss</strong> and <strong>Jets loss</strong> OR</li> <li id="4XkJAw"> <strong>Chargers win</strong> and <strong>Raiders loss/tie</strong> and <strong>Patriots loss</strong> and <s>Jets tie</s> and <strong>Dolphins loss</strong> OR</li> <li id="fT75Rm"> <strong>Chargers win</strong> and <strong>Radiers loss/tie</strong> and <s>Patriots tie</s><strong> </strong>and <strong>Jets loss</strong> and <strong>Dolphins loss</strong> </li> </ul> <h4 id="gSz9LR"><strong>Standings:</strong></h4> <p id="xy3uuE">1 - <a href="https://www.buffalorumblings.com/"><strong>Buffalo Bills</strong></a> (12-3, AFC East champion)+<br>2 - <a href="https://www.arrowheadpride.com/"><strong>Kansas City Chiefs</strong></a> (12-3, AFC West champion)+<br>3 - <a href="https://www.cincyjungle.com/"><strong>Cincinnati Bengals</strong></a> (11-4, AFC North leader)^<br>4 - <a href="https://www.bigcatcountry.com/"><strong>Jacksonville Jaguars</strong></a> (7-8, AFC South leader)<br>5 - <a href="https://www.baltimorebeatdown.com/"><strong>Baltimore Ravens</strong></a> (10-5, Wild Card 1)^<br>6 - <a href="https://www.boltsfromtheblue.com/"><strong>Los Angeles Chargers</strong></a> (9-6, Wild Card 2)^<br>7 - <a href="https://www.thephinsider.com/"><strong>Miami Dolphins</strong></a> (8-7, Wild Card 3)</p> <p id="J6eKrc"><strong>In the hunt</strong><br><a href="https://www.patspulpit.com/"><strong>New England Patriots</strong></a> (7-8)<br><a href="https://www.ganggreennation.com/"><strong>New York Jets</strong></a> (7-8)<br><a href="https://www.musiccitymiracles.com/"><strong>Tennessee Titans</strong></a> (7-8)<br><a href="https://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com/"><strong>Pittsburgh Steelers</strong></a> (7-8)<br><a href="https://www.silverandblackpride.com/"><strong>Las Vegas Raiders</strong></a> (6-9)</p> <p id="L1kuLH"><strong>Eliminated</strong><br><a href="https://www.dawgsbynature.com/"><strong>Cleveland Browns</strong></a> (6-9)<br><a href="https://www.stampedeblue.com/"><strong>Indianapolis Colts</strong></a> (4-10-1)*<br><a href="https://www.milehighreport.com/"><strong>Denver Broncos</strong></a> (4-11)<br><a href="https://www.battleredblog.com/"><strong>Houston Texans</strong></a> (2-12-1)</p> <p id="98IlaX"><em>*Still to play</em><br><em>^Clinched playoff berth</em><br>+<em>Clinched division title</em></p> <h4 id="BEtXDM">Week 16 Elimination Scenarios:</h4> <p id="Nz9WdZ"><a href="https://www.dawgsbynature.com/"><strong>Cleveland Browns</strong></a><strong> </strong><strong>- Eliminated</strong><br>Eliminated with:</p> <ul> <li id="0M0iYn"> <strong>Browns loss</strong> OR</li> <li id="FG6toX"> <s>Browns tie</s> and <strong>Chargers</strong><strong> win/tie</strong> and <s>Dolphins</s><s> win/tie</s> OR</li> <li id="eBbdDC"> <s>Browns tie </s>and <strong>Chargers win/tie</strong> and <s>Jets win/tie</s> OR</li> <li id="2yg69y"> <s>Browns tie </s>and <strong>Chargers win/tie</strong> and <s>Patriots win/tie</s> OR</li> <li id="IGr8GP"> <strong>Ravens win/tie</strong> and <strong>Chargers win</strong> and <s>Dolphins win</s> </li> </ul> <p id="sntwJB"><a href="https://www.stampedeblue.com/"><strong>Indianapolis Colts</strong></a><strong> - Eliminated</strong><br>Eliminated with:</p> <ul> <li id="3e720w"> <strong>Colts loss/tie</strong> OR</li> <li id="0tP3lX"> <strong>Jaguars win/tie</strong> OR</li> <li id="XDvhbT"><s>Titans win/tie</s></li> </ul> <p id="iUhVBu"><a href="https://www.silverandblackpride.com/"><strong>Las Vegas Raiders</strong></a><strong> - Cannot be eliminated</strong><br>Eliminated with:</p> <ul> <li id="J9f6UO"> <strong>Raiders loss</strong> and <strong>Chargers win/tie</strong> and <s>Dolphins win/tie</s> OR</li> <li id="EGsEMq"> <strong>Raiders loss </strong>and <strong>Chargers win/tie</strong> and <s>Jets win/tie</s> OR</li> <li id="tc3XrX"> <strong>Raiders loss </strong>and <strong>Chargers win/tie</strong> and <s>Patriots win/tie</s> OR</li> <li id="xHxb7b"> <s>Raiders tie</s> and <strong>Chargers win</strong> and <s>Dolphins win</s> OR</li> <li id="1kIT8x"> <s>Raiders tie</s> and <strong>Chargers win</strong> and <s>Patriots win</s> and <s>Dolphins tie</s> </li> </ul> <p id="o7gGBZ"><a href="https://www.ganggreennation.com/"><strong>New York Jets</strong></a> <strong>- Cannot be eliminated</strong><br>Eliminated with:</p> <ul> <li id="c7Nbmm"> <strong>Jets loss</strong> and <strong>Chargers win</strong> and <s>Patriots win</s> and <s>Dolphins win</s> and <strong>Ravens win/tie</strong> OR</li> <li id="j4XMzZ"> <strong>Jets loss</strong> and <strong>Chargers win</strong> and <s>Patriots win</s> and <s>Dolphins win</s> and <s>Browns win/tie</s> </li> </ul> <p id="chmtmx"><a href="https://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com/"><strong>Pittsburgh Steelers</strong></a><strong> - Cannot be eliminated</strong><br>Eliminated with:</p> <ul> <li id="m99uFi"> <s>Steelers loss</s> OR</li> <li id="76NG1o"> <s>Steelers tie</s> and <strong>Chargers win/tie</strong> and <s>Dolphins win/tie</s> OR</li> <li id="aFfvqQ"> <s>Steelers tie</s> and <strong>Chargers win/tie</strong> and <s>Patriots win/tie</s> OR</li> <li id="x9vKAk"> <s>Steelers tie</s> and <strong>Chargers win/tie</strong> and <s>Jets win/tie</s> OR</li> <li id="q82dtB">Chargers win and <s>Dolphins win</s> OR</li> <li id="aDpm0K">Chargers win and <s>Patriots win</s> and <s>Dolphins tie</s> OR</li> <li id="THRLRB">Chargers win and <s>Jets win</s> and <s>Dolphins tie</s> OR</li> <li id="EmmtUE">Chargers win and <s>Patriots win</s> and <s>Jets win</s> </li> </ul> <hr class="p-entry-hr" id="9RnWOl"> <h3 id="rIiSVY"> <a href="https://www.sbnation.com/nfl-playoff-picture">NFC Playoff Picture</a> (through Week 16)</h3> <h4 id="Ec00xN">Week 16 Clinching Scenarios:</h4> <p id="lh89Tx"><a href="https://www.bigblueview.com/"><strong>New York Giants</strong></a> <strong>- Cannot clinch playoff berth</strong><br>Clinch playoff berth with:</p> <ul> <li id="fIk95i"> <s>Giants win</s> and <strong>Commanders loss</strong> and <strong>Lions loss</strong> OR</li> <li id="GQMzTT"> <s>Giants win</s> and <strong>Commanders loss</strong> and <strong>Seahawks</strong><strong> loss</strong> OR</li> <li id="e4mABs"> <s>Giants win</s> and <strong>Lions loss</strong> and <strong>Seahawks loss</strong> </li> </ul> <p id="NEPjuh"><a href="https://www.bleedinggreennation.com/"><strong>Philadelphia Eagles</strong></a><strong> - Cannot clinch division title nor number one seed</strong><br>Clinch NFC East division title with:</p> <ul><li id="qRofJh"><s>Eagles win/tie</s></li></ul> <p id="bZyLbd">Clinch homefield advantage and playoff bye with:</p> <ul> <li id="HctpFu"> <s>Eagles win</s> OR</li> <li id="JH1w7R"> <s>Eagles tie</s> and <s>Vikings loss/tie</s> </li> </ul> <h4 id="vk8D7f"><strong>Standings:</strong></h4> <p id="D2H2BA">1 - <a href="https://www.bleedinggreennation.com/"><strong>Philadelphia Eagles</strong></a> (13-2, NFC East leader)^<br>2 - <a href="https://www.dailynorseman.com/"><strong>Minnesota Vikings</strong></a> (12-3, NFC North champion)+<br>3 - <a href="https://www.ninersnation.com/"><strong>San Francisco 49ers</strong></a> (11-4, NFC West champion)+<br>4 - <a href="https://www.bucsnation.com/"><strong>Tampa Bay Buccaneers</strong></a> (7-8, NFC South leader)<br>5 - <a href="https://www.bloggingtheboys.com/"><strong>Dallas Cowboys</strong></a> (11-4, Wild Card 1)^<br>6 - <a href="https://www.bigblueview.com/"><strong>New York Giants</strong></a> (8-6-1, Wild Card 2)<br>7 - <a href="http://hogshaven.com/"><strong>Washington Commanders</strong></a> (7-7-1, Wild Card 3)</p> <p id="AOvw59"><strong>In the hunt</strong><br><a href="https://www.fieldgulls.com/"><strong>Seattle Seahawks</strong></a> (7-8)<br><a href="https://www.prideofdetroit.com/"><strong>Detroit Lions</strong></a> (7-8)<br><a href="https://www.acmepackingcompany.com/"><strong>Green Bay Packers</strong></a> (7-8)<br><a href="https://www.catscratchreader.com/"><strong>Carolina Panthers</strong></a> (6-9)<br><a href="https://www.canalstreetchronicles.com/"><strong>New Orleans Saints</strong></a> (6-9)</p> <p id="dkEc4v"><strong>Eliminated</strong><br><a href="https://www.turfshowtimes.com/"><strong>Los Angeles Rams</strong></a> (5-10)<br><a href="https://www.thefalcoholic.com/"><strong>Atlanta Falcons</strong></a> (5-10)<br><a href="https://www.revengeofthebirds.com/"><strong>Arizona Cardinals</strong></a> (4-11)<br><a href="https://www.windycitygridiron.com/"><strong>Chicago Bears</strong></a> (3-12)</p> <p id="0QOjU0"><em>*Still to play</em><br><em>^Clinched playoff berth</em><br>+<em>Clinched division title</em></p> <h4 id="rhkwgq">Week 16 Elimination Scenarios:</h4> <p id="TtjkOA"><a href="https://www.thefalcoholic.com/"><strong>Atlanta Falcons</strong></a> <strong>- Eliminated</strong><br>Eliminated with:</p> <ul> <li id="hCdhk2"> <strong>Falcons loss</strong> and <strong>Buccaneers win</strong> OR</li> <li id="83Qrz3"> <strong>Falcons loss</strong> and <s>Buccaneers tie</s> and <strong>Panthers win</strong> OR</li> <li id="sf4IgR"> <strong>Falcons loss</strong> and <s>Buccaneers tie</s> and <s>Panthers tie</s> and <strong>Saints win</strong> OR</li> <li id="DWe35c"> <strong>Falcons loss</strong> and <strong>Panthers win</strong> and <strong>Saints win</strong> </li> </ul> <p id="QAqBXM"><a href="https://www.acmepackingcompany.com/"><strong>Green Bay Packers</strong></a> <strong>- Cannot be eliminated</strong><br>Eliminated with:</p> <ul><li id="aWX5C0"> <s>Packers loss</s> and <s>Commanders w</s>in</li></ul> <p id="x3p7y8"><a href="https://www.canalstreetchronicles.com/"><strong>New Orleans Saints </strong></a><strong>- Cannot be eliminated</strong><br>Eliminated with:</p> <ul><li id="7a5meZ"> <s>Saints loss</s> and <strong>Buccaneers win</strong> </li></ul> <p id="YBI8el"></p> </div>
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By: Kevin Nogle

Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images

We keep track of the live NFL playoff standings throughout Week 16.

The Week 16 schedule is underway for the 2022 NFL season. The season is winding down with the playoffs looming and teams trying to get into contention for a berth in the postseason tournament. Every game seemingly has playoff implications right now, whether it is allowing a team to claim their division title, move into a wild card spot, or be eliminated from contention this year.

Throughout Week 16, we will update the playoff standings with the results of the most recent games. We will keep track of who can clinch what spot in the postseason, which teams have seen their 2022 hopes dashed, and who will stay alive into Week 17.

Coming into Week 16, the AFC playoff picture had the Buffalo Bills in the top-seeded spot, leading the AFC East, and guaranteed at least a spot in the playoffs. The Kansas City Chiefs, tied with the Bills at 11-3, have already claimed the AFC West and are now playing to move ahead of Buffalo in the seeding. The Cincinnati Bengals held the third seed as the AFC North leader while the Tennessee Titans entered the week as the fourth seed and the leader of the AFC South. The Baltimore Ravens, Los Angeles Chargers, and Miami Dolphins made up the three wild card spots to start the week.

On the other side of the bracket, the NFC playoff picture started with the Philadelphia Eagles in the top spot as the NFC East leader, having claimed a playoff spot this year and potentially securing the number one seed by the end of the week. The Minnesota Vikings and San Francisco 49ers, second and third in the bracket, have won the NFC North and NFC West, respectively, while the Tampa Bay Buccaneers remain the fourth seed as the NFC South leader. The Dallas Cowboys, who have clinched a playoff berth, are the top wild card teams entering the week and are attempting to track down the Eagles starting with a key head-to-head matchup this weekend. The New York Giants and Washington Commanders round out the wild card spot, giving the NFC East four playoff teams as of the start of the week.

How will everything look at the end of the week? Our live standings below will keep you up to date.

Week 16 Schedule

Finals

Jacksonville Jaguars 19 – 3 New York Jets
Atlanta Falcons 9 – 17 Baltimore Ravens
Detroit Lions 23 – 37 Carolina Panthers
Buffalo Bills 35 – 13 Chicago Bears
New Orleans Saints 17 – 10 Cleveland Browns
Seattle Seahawks 10 – 24 Kansas City Chiefs
New York Giants 24 – 27 Minnesota Vikings
Cincinnati Bengals 22 – 18 New England Patriots
Houston Texans 19 – 14 Tennessee Titans
Washington Commanders 20 – 37 San Francisco 49ers
Philadelphia Eagles 34 – 40 Dallas Cowboys
Las Vegas Raiders 10 – 13 Pittsburgh Steelers
Green Bay Packers 26 – 20 Miami Dolphins
Denver Broncos 14 – 51 Los Angeles Rams
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 19 – 16 Arizona Cardinals (OT)
Los Angeles Chargers 20 – 3 Indianapolis Colts


AFC Playoff Picture (through Week 16)

Week 16 Clinching Scenarios:

Baltimore Ravens – Clinched playoff berth
Clinch playoff berth with:

  • Ravens win and Dolphins loss/tie and Patriots loss/tie OR
  • Ravens win and Dolphins loss/tie and Jets loss/tie OR
  • Ravens win and Patriots loss/tie and Jets loss/tie OR
  • Ravens tie and Patriots loss and Jets loss OR
  • Ravens tie and Patriots loss and Dolphins loss and Chargers win OR
  • Ravens tie and Patriots loss and Dolphins loss and Jets tie OR
  • Ravens tie and Patriots loss and Jets tie and Chargers win OR
  • Ravens tie and Patriots tie and Jets loss and Dolphins loss OR
  • Ravens tie and Patriots tie and Jets tie and Dolphins loss and Chargers win OR
  • Patriots loss and Jets loss and Browns loss/tie and Raiders loss/tie and Titans loss/tie and Chargers win

Buffalo Bills – Clinched division title
Clinch AFC East division title with:

  • Bills win OR
  • Dolphins loss/tie

Cincinnati Bengals – Clinched playoff berth
Clinch playoff berth with:

  • Bengals win/tie OR
  • Jets loss/tie

Los Angeles Chargers – Clinched playoff berth
Clinch playoff berth with:

  • Chargers win and Raiders loss/tie and Patriots loss and Jets loss OR
  • Chargers win and Raiders loss/tie and Patriots loss and Jets tie and Dolphins loss OR
  • Chargers win and Radiers loss/tie and Patriots tie and Jets loss and Dolphins loss

Standings:

1 – Buffalo Bills (12-3, AFC East champion)+
2 – Kansas City Chiefs (12-3, AFC West champion)+
3 – Cincinnati Bengals (11-4, AFC North leader)^
4 – Jacksonville Jaguars (7-8, AFC South leader)
5 – Baltimore Ravens (10-5, Wild Card 1)^
6 – Los Angeles Chargers (9-6, Wild Card 2)^
7 – Miami Dolphins (8-7, Wild Card 3)

In the hunt
New England Patriots (7-8)
New York Jets (7-8)
Tennessee Titans (7-8)
Pittsburgh Steelers (7-8)
Las Vegas Raiders (6-9)

Eliminated
Cleveland Browns (6-9)
Indianapolis Colts (4-10-1)*
Denver Broncos (4-11)
Houston Texans (2-12-1)

*Still to play
^Clinched playoff berth
+Clinched division title

Week 16 Elimination Scenarios:

Cleveland Browns – Eliminated
Eliminated with:

  • Browns loss OR
  • Browns tie and Chargers win/tie and Dolphins win/tie OR
  • Browns tie and Chargers win/tie and Jets win/tie OR
  • Browns tie and Chargers win/tie and Patriots win/tie OR
  • Ravens win/tie and Chargers win and Dolphins win

Indianapolis Colts – Eliminated
Eliminated with:

  • Colts loss/tie OR
  • Jaguars win/tie OR
  • Titans win/tie

Las Vegas Raiders – Cannot be eliminated
Eliminated with:

  • Raiders loss and Chargers win/tie and Dolphins win/tie OR
  • Raiders loss and Chargers win/tie and Jets win/tie OR
  • Raiders loss and Chargers win/tie and Patriots win/tie OR
  • Raiders tie and Chargers win and Dolphins win OR
  • Raiders tie and Chargers win and Patriots win and Dolphins tie

New York Jets – Cannot be eliminated
Eliminated with:

  • Jets loss and Chargers win and Patriots win and Dolphins win and Ravens win/tie OR
  • Jets loss and Chargers win and Patriots win and Dolphins win and Browns win/tie

Pittsburgh Steelers – Cannot be eliminated
Eliminated with:

  • Steelers loss OR
  • Steelers tie and Chargers win/tie and Dolphins win/tie OR
  • Steelers tie and Chargers win/tie and Patriots win/tie OR
  • Steelers tie and Chargers win/tie and Jets win/tie OR
  • Chargers win and Dolphins win OR
  • Chargers win and Patriots win and Dolphins tie OR
  • Chargers win and Jets win and Dolphins tie OR
  • Chargers win and Patriots win and Jets win

NFC Playoff Picture (through Week 16)

Week 16 Clinching Scenarios:

New York Giants – Cannot clinch playoff berth
Clinch playoff berth with:

  • Giants win and Commanders loss and Lions loss OR
  • Giants win and Commanders loss and Seahawks loss OR
  • Giants win and Lions loss and Seahawks loss

Philadelphia Eagles – Cannot clinch division title nor number one seed
Clinch NFC East division title with:

  • Eagles win/tie

Clinch homefield advantage and playoff bye with:

  • Eagles win OR
  • Eagles tie and Vikings loss/tie

Standings:

1 – Philadelphia Eagles (13-2, NFC East leader)^
2 – Minnesota Vikings (12-3, NFC North champion)+
3 – San Francisco 49ers (11-4, NFC West champion)+
4 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-8, NFC South leader)
5 – Dallas Cowboys (11-4, Wild Card 1)^
6 – New York Giants (8-6-1, Wild Card 2)
7 – Washington Commanders (7-7-1, Wild Card 3)

In the hunt
Seattle Seahawks (7-8)
Detroit Lions (7-8)
Green Bay Packers (7-8)
Carolina Panthers (6-9)
New Orleans Saints (6-9)

Eliminated
Los Angeles Rams (5-10)
Atlanta Falcons (5-10)
Arizona Cardinals (4-11)
Chicago Bears (3-12)

*Still to play
^Clinched playoff berth
+Clinched division title

Week 16 Elimination Scenarios:

Atlanta Falcons – Eliminated
Eliminated with:

  • Falcons loss and Buccaneers win OR
  • Falcons loss and Buccaneers tie and Panthers win OR
  • Falcons loss and Buccaneers tie and Panthers tie and Saints win OR
  • Falcons loss and Panthers win and Saints win

Green Bay Packers – Cannot be eliminated
Eliminated with:

  • Packers loss and Commanders win

New Orleans Saints – Cannot be eliminated
Eliminated with:

  • Saints loss and Buccaneers win

Originally posted on The Phinsider