February 29, 2024


The 2023 NFL season is entering the final stretch of the regular season and several teams are nearing a potential playoff berth this week. 

The Philadelphia Eagles will travel to Dallas for an NFC East showdown against the Cowboys on Sunday night following a brutal beat down by the San Francisco 49ers the previous week. The race for the no. 1 seed in the NFC continues to tighten as the Niners take on the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday afternoon 

Christian McCaffrey reacts to touchdown

Christian McCaffrey #23 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates after a touchdown during the second quarter in the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on December 03, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)

Read below to see how the AFC and NFC stack up heading into Week 14, and how some teams can clinch a playoff berth, via the NFL. 

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Playoff clinching scenarios 

Dallas clinches playoff berth if:

1. DAL win + MIN loss or tie + GB loss or tie + SEA loss + TB loss or tie + DET win or tie + LAR loss or tie (as long as GB and MIN both don’t tie) OR

2. DAL win + MIN loss or tie + GB loss or tie + SEA loss + TB loss or tie + DET win or tie + NO loss or tie (as long as GB and MIN both don’t tie) OR

3. DAL win + MIN loss or tie + GB loss or tie + SEA loss + TB tie + DET win or tie (as long as GB and MIN both don’t tie)

Philadelphia clinches playoff berth if:

1. PHI win + SEA loss or tie OR

2. PHI win + LAR loss or tie OR

3. PHI win + GB loss or tie + MIN loss or tie OR

4. PHI win + GB loss or tie + DET loss OR

5. PHI tie + LAR loss + SEA loss OR

6. PHI tie + LAR loss + MIN loss or tie OR

7. PHI tie + LAR loss + GB loss or tie OR

8. PHI tie + SEA loss + MIN loss or tie OR

9. PHI tie + SEA loss + GB loss or tie OR

10. PHI tie + MIN loss + GB loss

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San Francisco clinches playoff berth if:

1. SF win + GB loss OR

2. SF win + MIN loss OR

3. SF win + GB tie + MIN tie

ELIMINATED 

Bryce Young vs Titans

Bryce Young #9 of the Carolina Panthers looks on during the second half of the game against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on November 26, 2023 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

The Carolina Panthers became the first team eliminated from playoff contention after falling to 1-11 following a loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 

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STANDINGS 

AFC

1. Miami Dolphins 

Record: 9-3, 1st in the AFC East

Remaining schedule: Titans, Jets, Cowboys, at Ravens, Bills

2. Baltimore Ravens

Record: 9-3, 1st in the AFC North

Remaining schedule: Rams, at Jaguars, at 49ers, Dolphins, Steelers

3. Kansas City Chiefs 

Record: 8-4, 1st in the AFC West

Remaining schedule: Bills, at Patriots, Raiders, Bengals, at Chargers

4. Jacksonville Jaguars 

Record: 8-4, 1st in the AFC South 

Remaining schedule: at Browns, Ravens, at Buccaneers, Panthers, at Titans

5. Cleveland Browns

Record: 7-5, 2nd in the AFC North

Remaining Schedule: Jaguars, Bears, at Texans, Jets, at Bengals 

6. Indianapolis Colts

Record: 7-5, 2nd in the AFC South 

Remaining schedule: at Bengals, Steelers, at Falcons, Raiders, Texans

7. Houston Texans

Record: 7-5, 3rd in the AFC South 

Remaining schedule: at Jets, at Titans, Browns, Titans, at Colts

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NFC

Jalen Hurts looks to pass

Jalen Hurts #1 of the Philadelphia Eagles warms up prior to an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills at Lincoln Financial Field on November 26, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Kevin Sabitus/Getty Images)

1. Philadelphia Eagles 

Record: 10-2, 1st in the NFC East 

Remaining schedule: at Cowboys, at Seahawks, Giants, Cardinals, at Giants, 

2. San Francisco 49ers

Record: 9-3, 1st in the NFC West 

Remaining schedule: Seahawks, at Cardinals, Ravens, at Commanders, Rams

3. Detroit Lions

Record: 9-3, 1st in the NFC North

Remaining schedule: at Bears, Broncos, at Vikings, at Cowboys, Vikings 

4. Atlanta Falcons

Record: 6-6, 1st in the NFC South 

Remaining schedule: Buccaneers, at Panthers, Colts, at Bears, at Saints

5. Dallas Cowboys

Record: 9-3, 2nd in the NFC East

Remaining schedule: Eagles, at Bills, at Dolphins, Lions, at Commanders

6. Minnesota Vikings 

Record: 6-6, 2nd in the NFC North

Remaining schedule: at Raiders, at Bengals, Lions, Packers, at Lions

7. Green Bay Packers

Record: 6-6, 3rd in the NFC North

Remaining schedule: at Giants, Buccaneers, at Panthers, at Vikings, Bears

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