For the most part, the teams that had NFL playoff clinching scenarios in play for Week 15 based on the current playoff picture are the same teams that had chances to earn postseason berths or division titles last week.

The Ravens, for example, clinched a playoff berth last week and won the AFC North title with their victory over the Jets on Thursday, but they had more clinching scenarios in front of them Sunday, when they had opportunities to clinch a first-round bye in the playoffs based on other results. The Patriots, Bills, 49ers and Seahawks failed to clinch playoff berths last week despite the scenarios that were in play, but all four had chances again in Week 15.

MORE: Current NFL playoff picture

The Packers, meanwhile, were presented their first chance to clinch a playoff berth this season, although their clinching scenario required some help from another NFC contender.

Below are all the NFL playoff clinching scenarios for the six teams that had chances to stamp their postseason status in Week 15, followed by a complete playoff picture.

NFL playoff clinching scenarios for Week 15

Green Bay Packers (11-3)

(vs. Bears)

Packers clinch playoff berth with:

  1. Packers win AND Rams loss or tie OR
  2. Packers tie AND Rams loss

(UPDATE: The Packers clinched a playoff berth with their win over the Bears and the Rams’ loss to the Cowboys on Sunday.)

San Francisco 49ers​ (11-3)

(vs. Falcons)

49ers clinch playoff berth with:

  1. 49ers win or tie OR
  2. Rams loss or tie OR
  3. Vikings loss AND Packers loss

(UPDATE: The 49ers clinched a playoff berth with the Rams’ loss to the Cowboys on Sunday.)

Seattle Seahawks (11-3)

(at Panthers)

Seahawks clinch playoff berth with:

  1. Seahawks win AND Rams loss or tie OR
  2. Seahawks win AND Vikings loss OR
  3. Seahawks win AND Packers loss AND Vikings tie OR
  4. Seahawks tie AND Rams loss

(UPDATE: The Seahawks clinched a playoff berth with their win over the Panthers and the Rams’ loss to the Cowboys on Sunday.)

Baltimore Ravens (12-2)

(vs. Jets)

Ravens clinch first-round bye in playoffs with:

  1. Ravens win AND Patriots loss OR
  2. Ravens win AND Chiefs loss or tie OR
  3. Ravens tie AND Chiefs loss

Ravens clinch AFC North title with:

  1. Ravens win or tie OR
  2. Steelers loss or tie

(UPDATE: The Ravens clinched the AFC North with their win over the Jets on Thursday.)

New England Patriots (11-3)

(at Bengals)

Patriots clinch playoff berth with:

  1. Patriots win or tie

(UPDATE: The Patriots clinched a playoff berth with their win over the Bengals on Sunday.)

Buffalo Bills (10-4)

(at Steelers)

Bills clinch playoff berth with:

  1. Bills win

(UPDATE: The Bills clinched a playoff berth with their win over the Steelers on Sunday.)

NFL playoff picture

Seed Team Record Clinched
1. Baltimore Ravens 12-2 Division; playoff berth
2. New England Patriots 11-3 Playoff berth
3. Kansas City Chiefs 10-4 Division; playoff berth
4. Houston Texans 9-5
5. Buffalo Bills 10-4 Playoff berth
6. Pittsburgh Steelers 8-6

In the hunt: Titans (8-6), Colts (6-7), Browns (6-8), Raiders (6-8)

Seed Team Record Clinched
1. Seattle Seahawks 11-3 Playoff berth
2. Green Bay Packers 11-3 Playoff berth
3. New Orleans Saints 10-3 Division; playoff berth
4. Dallas Cowboys 7-7
5. San Francisco 49ers 11-3 Playoff berth
6. Minnesota Vikings 10-4

In the hunt: Rams (8-6), Eagles (7-7)

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