2014 NFL Playoff Picture for Week 16

Demarus Dye| BKD TV Insiders

As we inch closer & closer to the 2015 NFL Postseason, BKD TV Presents the 2014 NFL Playoff Picture, this week we will be going into week 16. The Twist & Turns of the NFL is very unpredictable, just like this playoff race. Also we will have mentioned who won what divisions & what situations need to happen for each team. Denver, New England and Indianapolis all clinched division titles with victories Sunday, while Arizona earned a playoff berth without even playing. We thank ESPN & NFL.com for there help on this article. In parentheses is the wins, losses & in italic games still to play vs. teams in the playoff hunt) This Week Photos will be Playoff Position teams TE’s

y= Clinched Division Title

x= Clinched Playoff Berth


1 New England Patriots 11-3(W: vs. Bengals, @ Bills, vs. Broncos, @ Colts, @ Chargers, vs. Dolphins. L: @ Dolphins, @ Chiefs. Still to Play: vs. Bills)

New England clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with a win and a Denver loss.

New England clinches a first-round bye with a win or losses by the Colts, Bengals, Steelers and Ravens.

Patriots Tight End Rob Gronkowski


2 Denver Broncos 11-3(W: vs. Colts, vs. Chiefs & @ Chiefs,vs. Bills, vs. Dolphins, vs. Chargers & @ Chargers. L: @ Patriots. Still to Play: @ Bengals)

Denver clinches a first-round bye with a win.

Broncos Tight End Julius Thomas


y 3 Indianapolis Colts 10-4(W: vs. Ravens, @ Texans & @ vs. Texans, vs. Bengals, Browns. L: @ Broncos, @ Steelers, vs. Patriots.)

Colts Tight End Dwayne Allen


Cincinnati Bengals 9-4-1(W: @ Ravens & vs. Ravens, @ Texans, @ Browns. L: @ Patriots, @ Colts, vs. Browns, vs. Steelers. Still to Come: @ Steelers, vs. Broncos)

Cincinnati clinches the AFC North with a win, a Pittsburgh loss and a Baltimore loss.

Cincinnati clinches a playoff spot with a win or losses by the Chiefs, Chargers and Bills.

Bengals Tight End Jermaine Gresham


Pittsburgh Steelers 9-5(W: vs. Browns, vs. Texans, vs. Colts, vs. Ravens, @ Bengals. L: @ Ravens, @ Browns. Still to Come: vs. Bengals, vs. Chiefs)

Pittsburgh clinches a playoff spot with a win.

Steelers Tight End Heath Miller


Baltimore Ravens 9-5(W: vs. Steelers, @ Browns, @ Dolphins. L: vs. Bengals & @ Bengals, @ Colts, @ Steelers, vs. Chargers. Still to Play: @ Texans, vs. Browns)

Baltimore clinches a playoff spot with a win and losses by the Steelers and Bengals, or losses by the Chiefs and Chargers.

Ravens Tight End Owen Daniels


In the Hunt:

Kansas City Chiefs 8-6(W: @ Dolphins, vs. Patriots, @ Chargers, @ Bills. L: @ Broncos & vs. Broncos. Still to Come: @ Steelers, vs. Chargers)

San Diego Chargers 8-6(W: @ Bills, @ Ravens. L: vs. Chiefs, @ Broncos & vs. Broncos, @ Dolphins,  vs. Patriots. Still to Play: @ Chiefs)

Buffalo Bills 8-6(W: vs. Dolphins, vs. Browns, . L: vs. Chargers, @ Texans, vs. Patriots, vs. Chiefs, @ Dolphins, @ Broncos. Still to Play: @ Patriots)

Houston Texans 7-7(W: vs. Bills, @ Browns. L: vs. Colts & @ Colts, @ Steelers, vs. Bengals. Still to Play:  vs. Ravens)

Miami Dolphins 7-7(W: vs. Patriots, vs. Chargers, vs. Bills. L: @ Bills, vs. Chiefs, @ Broncos, vs. Ravens, @ Patriots.)

Cleveland Browns 7-7(W: vs. Steelers, @ Bengals. L: @ Steelers, vs. Ravens, vs. Texans, @ Bills, vs. Colts, vs. Bengals. Still to Play: @ Ravens)

Wild Cards Match-ups (if the Playoffs started now)

6 Baltimore Ravens vs. 3 Indianapolis Colts

5 Pittsburgh Steelers vs. 4 Cincinnati Bengals

1 New England & 2 Denver has 1st Round Bye

NFC *=NFC South Race only

1 Arizona Cardinals 11-3(W: vs. Eagles, vs. Lions, @ Cowboys. L: @ Falcons, @ Seahawks. Still to Play: vs. Seahawks)

Arizona clinches NFC West and home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with a win.

Cardinals Tight End John Carlson


Detroit Lions 10-4(W: vs. Giants, vs. Packers, vs. Saints. L: @ Panthers, @ Cardinals. Still to Play: @ Packers)

Detroit clinches NFC North with a win and a Packers loss.

Detroit clinches a first-round bye with a win, a Packers loss and a Cowboys loss.

Detroit clinches a playoff spot with a win or an Eagles loss.

Lions Tight End Brandon Pettigrew


Dallas Cowboys 10-4(W: vs. Saints, @ Seahawks, @ Eagles. L: vs. 49ers, vs. Cardinals, vs. Eagles.)

Dallas clinches NFC East with a win and an Eagles loss.

Dallas clinches a playoff spot with a win and losses by the Packers and Lions.

Cowboys Tight End Jason Witten


New Orleans Saints 6-8(W:  vs. Packers, @ Panthers. L: @ Cowboys, @ Falcons, @ Lions, vs. 49ers, vs. Panthers. Still to Play: vs. Falcons)

New Orleans clinches the NFC South with a win and a Panthers loss.

Saints Tight End Jimmy Graham


Seattle Seahawks 10-4(W: vs. Packers, @ Panthers, vs. Cardinals,  @ Eagles, @49ers & vs. 49ers. L: vs. Cowboys. Still to Play:@ Cardinals)

Seattle clinches a playoff spot with a win and a loss by either the Eagles, the Lions or the Packers. Seattle also clinches a playoff spot if the Eagles lose and the Cowboys win.

Seahawks Tight End Luke Wilson


Green Bay Packers 10-4(W: vs. Panthers, vs. Eagles, vs. Falcons. L: @ Seahawks, @ Lions, @ Saints. Still to Play: vs. Lions)

Green Bay clinches a playoff spot with a win and either an Eagles loss or a Cowboys win. If the Eagles lose and the Cowboys win, Green Bay clinches a playoff spot even with a loss.

Packers Tight End Andrew Quarless


In the Hunt:

Philadelphia Eagles 9-5(W: vs. Panthers, @ Cowboys. L: @ 49ers, @ Cardinals, @ Packers, vs. Seahawks, vs. Cowboys.)

Carolina Panthers 5-8-1(W: vs. Lions, @ Saints. L: @ Packers, vs. Seahawks, vs. Saints, @ Eagles, vs. Falcons. Still to Play: @ Falcons)

Atlanta Falcons 5-9(W: vs. Saints, @ Panthers, vs. Cardinals. L: @ Vikings, vs. Lions in London, @ Packers. Still to Play: vs. Panthers, @ Saints)

Wild Cards Match-ups(if the Playoffs started now)

6 Green Bay Packers vs. 3 Dallas Cowboys

5 Seattle Seahawks vs. 4 New Orleans Saints

1 Arizona & 2 Detroit has 1st Round Bye


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