The NFL just released all playoff-clinching scenarios for Week 13, and the Broncos have three ways of locking up the AFC West on Sunday.
A win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High would put the Broncos in the playoffs and cement a second consecutive AFC West title. A San Diego loss would do the same, as would a Denver tie plus a San Diego tie.
Currently, Denver holds a four-game lead in the division — plus the tiebreaker over San Diego, having swept the Chargers — with five games remaining in the regular season.
Regardless, the Broncos aren’t looking ahead.
“We don’t want to worry about all that as much as we want to worry about the Tampa Bay Bucs in all three phases,” Head Coach John Fox said Monday. “That’ll be the mantra when we gather the team back up on Wednesday.”
Below are the other playoff-clinching scenarios for the rest of the NFL this week:
Houston clinches a playoff spot with:
1) HOU win or tie OR
2) MIA loss or tie + PIT loss or tie OR
3) MIA loss or tie + CIN loss or tie OR
4) PIT loss + CIN loss
Baltimore clinches AFC North division with:
1) BAL win + CIN loss
Baltimore clinches a playoff spot with:
1) BAL win OR
2) BAL tie + CIN loss + MIA loss or tie
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New England clinches AFC East division with:
1) NE win
Atlanta clinches NFC South division with:
1) ATL win + TB loss or tie OR
2) ATL tie + TB loss
Atlanta clinches a playoff spot with:
1) ATL win + SEA loss or tie OR
2) ATL tie + SEA loss + MIN loss