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NFL playoff scenarios: How Chiefs can clinch this week

The Kansas City Chiefs can clinch a playoff spot this weekend simply by beating the Titans. That’s the easiest way but there are other ways too.

How the Chiefs can clinch:

  1. Chiefs win
  2. Chiefs tie + Miami loss
  3. Chiefs tie + Denver loss or tie
  4. Denver loss + Baltimore loss or tie
  5. Denver loss + Pittsburgh loss or tie

So the Chiefs don't even have to win to clinch this weekend. The Chiefs bigger goal is an AFC West title and a first round bye. They're still on track to do that as long as they don't screw up before Oakland does. Any divisional ties the Chiefs are looking good with tiebreakers. It seems pretty unlikely the Chiefs would be able to overtake New England for the top AFC seed but we will see. That's why they play the games.

The Patriots can clinch a division title and first round bye this weekend while the Raiders can clinch a playoff berth.

Here are all the clinching scenarios from the NFL:

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