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NFL Playoff Scenarios: Broncos Can Clinch AFC West In Week 16

The NFL has released the playoff scenarios entering Week 16 and the Denver Broncos can wrap up the AFC West title in a couple of different ways. Oddly enough, the Kansas City Chiefs could help them win it.

The Broncos can clinch the AFC West crown if they beat the Buffalo Bills this weekend and the Oakland Raiders lose or tie (to the Chiefs). They can also get in with a tie plus a Raiders loss plus a San Diego Chargers loss or tie. The Broncos can clinch a playoff spot by beating the Bills this weekend plus the New York Jets and Cincinnati Bengals losing and the Tennessee Titans losing or tying.

For the Chiefs playoff scenario, it's all about the Broncos-Bills game. If Denver wins that one, then it's over. But if Buffalo can somehow snap their losing streak, then the Chiefs could be alive.

The Chiefs playoff scenario, as we all know by now:

  • Chiefs need to beat the Raiders this weekend and the Broncos in the season finale;
  • Bills need to beat the Broncos this weekend;
  • Chargers need to lose one of their two final games (Lions and Raiders, both on the road).

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