NFL playoff picture and clinching scenarios Week 14 – Updated with Sunday afternoon games

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Our 2022 NFL playoff picture tracker is updated through the Week 14 Sunday Night Football game.

The 2022 NFL season is on to Week 14 of the 18-week schedule, with the AFC and NFC playoff picture starting to take shape. While no teams clinched a playoff berth in Week 13, there are three teams that can earn their spots in the postseason this weekend. We do have two teams already eliminated from contention, while three more could join them on the outside of the playoff picture by the end of the week.

The Week 14 schedule begins with the Buffalo Bills holding the top spot in the AFC and the AFC East, while the AFC West-leading Kansas City Chiefs are in the second position. The AFC division leaders are rounded out with the Baltimore Ravens in the third position as the AFC North leaders and the Tennessee Titans in the fourth spot and leading the AFC South. The three AFC Wild Card teams at the start of the week are the Cincinnati Bengals, the Miami Dolphins, and the New York Jets respectively in the fifth-, sixth-, and seventh-seed positions.

On the NFC side of the bracket, the Philadelphia Eagles continue to pace the conference and hold the NFC East lead. The Minnesota Vikings are the second seed with their NFC North lead, followed by the NFC West-leading San Francisco 49ers and the NFC South-leading Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Dallas Cowboys lead the Wild Card teams in the NFC followed by the New York Giants in the sixth spot and the Seattle Seahawks in the seventh position.

Following the conclusion of the Sunday Night Football game, we have live and updated playoff picture in Week 14.

Week 14 Schedule and Results

Final
Las Vegas Raiders 16 – 17 Los Angeles Rams
New York Jets 12 – 20 Buffalo Bills
Cleveland Browns 10 – 23 Cincinnati Bengals
Houston Texans 23 – 27 Dallas Cowboys
Minnesota Vikings 23 – 34 Detroit Lions
Philadelphia Eagles 48 – 22 New York Giants
Baltimore Ravens 16 – 14 Pittsburgh Steelers
Jacksonville Jaguars 36 – 22 Tennessee Titans
Kansas City Chiefs 34 – 28 Denver Broncos
Carolina Panthers 30 – 24 Seattle Seahawks
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7 – 35 San Francisco 49ers
Miami Dolphins 17 – 23 Los Angeles Chargers

Schedule
New England Patriots at Arizona Cardinals, 8:15 p.m. ET Monday


AFC Playoff Picture (through Week 14 Sunday Night Football)

Clinching Scenarios:

Kansas City Chiefs – Cannot clinch

  • Clinch AFC West division title with Chiefs win and Chargers loss

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

In the hunt
New York Jets (7-6)
New England Patriots (6-6)*
Jacksonville Jaguars (5-8)
Las Vegas Raiders (5-8)
Cleveland Browns (5-8)
Pittsburgh Steelers (5-8)
Indianapolis Colts (4-8-1)

Eliminated
Denver Broncos (3-10)
Houston Texans (1-11-1)

*Still to play in Week 14

Elimination Scenarios

Denver Broncos – Eliminated from playoffs

  • Eliminated from playoffs with Broncos loss OR Broncos tie and Jets win/tie OR Jets win and Ravens win/tie and Bengals win/tie OR Jets win and Ravens win/tie and Patriots win

NFC Playoff Picture (through Week 14 Sunday Night Football)

Clinching Scenarios:

Minnesota Vikings – Cannot clinch

  • Clinch NFC North division title with Vikings win/tie

Philadelphia Eagles – Clinched playoff berth

  • Clinch playoff berth with Eagles win/tie OR 49ers loss and Seahawks loss

1 – Philadelphia Eagles (12-1, NFC East leader) – Cliched playoff berth
2 – Minnesota Vikings (10-3, NFC North leader)
3 – San Francisco 49ers (9-4, NFC West leader)
4 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-7, NFC South leader)
5 – Dallas Cowboys (10-3, Wild Card 1)
6 – Washington Commanders (7-5-1, Wild Card 2)
7 – New York Giants (7-5-1, Wild Card 3)

In the hunt
Seattle Seahawks (7-6)
Detroit Lions (6-7)
Green Bay Packers (5-8)
Carolina Panthers (5-8)
Atlanta Falcons (5-8)
Arizona Cardinals (4-8)*
New Orleans Saints (4-9)
Los Angeles Rams (4-9)

Eliminated
Chicago Bears (3-10)

*Still to play in Week 14

Elimination Scenarios

Arizona Cardinals – Cannot be eliminated

  • Eliminated from playoffs with Cardinals loss and Seahawks win and Giants win/tie

Los Angeles Rams – Cannot be eliminated

  • Eliminated from playoffs with Seahawks win and Giants win

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