2022 NFL Playoff Picture Week 15: Standings, clinching scenarios ahead of tonight’s Giants vs Commanders on SNF

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Week 15 on Sunday Night Football features a crucial NFC East matchup tonight between Daniel Jones and the New York Giants (7-5-1) take on Taylor Heinicke and the Washington Commanders (7-5-1) at FedEx Field in Summerfield, Maryland. Live coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. ET with Football Night in America on NBC and Peacock.

December is here and Week 15 means that we’re officially thinking about the NFL playoff picture, and who will be in contention for a spot in Super Bowl LVII in Glendale, Arizona, this February. Here’s how things stand in the playoff picture heading into the weekend:

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Where do the Giants and Commanders stand in the 2022 NFL Playoff Picture ahead of Week 15?

The winner of Sunday night’s game will earn the head-to-head advantage over their division rival if both teams finish with the same record.

New York Giants:

Jones and the New York Giants (7-5-1) are currently in the 7th playoff spot after last week’s 48-22 loss against the Philadelphia Eagles. The team has 1-4-1 record in the last 6 games and is seeking a win to stay in playoff position and make its first postseason appearance since 2016. The Giants are led by first-year head coach Brian Daboll who spent the last four seasons as the Bills’ offensive coordinator. With 7 wins on the season, Daboll has already helped the Giants surpass their win total from each of the past 5 seasons.

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Washington Commanders:

Heinicke and the Washington Commanders (7-5-1) currently sit 6th in playoff position and are looking to make their first postseason appearance since 2020. The team was on a bye in Week 14 but their most recent game ended in a tie against the Giants at MetLife Stadium in Week 13. Washington has a 6-1-1 record over the last 8 games with Heinicke as the starter in 7 of those. The Commanders’ defense has been solid ranking in the league’s top-10 in points allowed and in the NFL’s top 5 in yards per game.

 

See below for the 2022 NFL playoff clinching scenarios and standings for Week 15 as well as additional information on how to watch and live stream this week’s exciting Giants vs Commanders match-up.

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2022 NFL Playoff Clinching Scenarios for Week 15:

Buffalo Bills (10-3) vs. Miami Dolphins (8-5) – Saturday, December 17 (8:15PM ET)

The Buffalo Bills can clinch a playoff berth this Saturday with the following:

  • A win against the Dolphins

OR

  • A tie against the Dolphins AND an LA Chargers loss against the Packers on Monday (8:15 PM ET)

OR

  • A tie against the Dolphins AND a NY Jets loss against the Lions on Sunday (1:00 PM ET) AND a Patriots loss against the Raiders on Sunday (4:05 PM)

OR

  • A tie against the Dolphins AND a NY Jets loss against the Lions AND a Patriots tie against the Raiders AND an LA Chargers tie against the Packers

Kansas City Chiefs (10-3) vs Houston Texans (1-11-1) – Sunday, December 18 (1:00 PM ET)

The Kansas City Chiefs can clinch the AFC West division title with the following:

  • A win against the Houston Texans on Sunday

OR

  • An LA Chargers loss against the Packers

OR

  • A tie against the Houston Texans AND an LA Chargers tie against the Packers

Dallas Cowboys (10-3) vs Jacksonville Jaguars (5-8) – Sunday, December 18 (1:00 PM ET)

The Dallas Cowboys can clinch a playoff berth with the following:

  • A win against the Jaguars on Sunday

OR

OR

  • A tie against the Jaguars AND a Seattle Seahawks loss/tie against the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday (8:15 PM)

OR

  • A Seahawks loss AND a Lions loss/tie against the Jets

OR

  • A Seahawks loss AND a Commanders loss against the Giants

Minnesota Vikings (10-3) vs Indianapolis Colts (4-8-1) – Saturday, December 17 (1:00 PM ET)

The Minnesota Vikings can clinch the NFC North division title with the following:

  • A win or tie against the Colts on Saturday

OR

  • A Lions loss/tie against the Jets

San Francisco 49ers (9-4) vs Seattle Seahawks  (7-6) – Thursday, December 15 (8:15 PM ET)

The San Francisco 49ers clinched the NFC West division title with a 21-13 win over the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday night.

 

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AFC Standings – Week 15

*x- indicates a clinched playoff berth

*yx- indicates a division title

  1. Buffalo Bills (10-3)
  2. Kansas City Chiefs (10-3)
  3. Baltimore Ravens (9-4)
  4. Tennessee Titans (7-6)
  5. Cincinnati Bengals (9-4)
  6. Miami Dolphins (8-5)
  7. New England Patriots (7-6)

In the Hunt:
Los Angeles Chargers (7-6)
New York Jets (7-6)
Jacksonville Jaguars (5-8)

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NFC Standings – Week 15

  1. x-Philadelphia Eagles (12-1)
  2. Minnesota Vikings (10-3)
  3. *yx-San Francisco 49ers (10-4)
  4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-7)
  5. Dallas Cowboys (10-3)
  6. Washington Commanders (7-5-1)
  7. New York Giants (7-5-1)

In the Hunt:
Seattle Seahawks (7-7)
Detroit Lions (6-7)
Green Bay Packers (5-8)

Which teams have been eliminated from playoff contention?

The Bears (3-10), Texans (1-11-1), and Broncos (3-10) have all been eliminated from playoff contention.


How to watch the NY Giants vs Washington Commanders:

  • Where: FedEx Field in Summerfield, Maryland
  • When: Sunday, December 18
  • Start Time: 8:20 p.m. ET; live coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. ET with Football Night In America
  • TV Channel: NBC
  • Stream liveWatch live on Peacock or with the NBC Sports App

What time is kickoff for the NY Giants vs Washington Commanders game?

Kickoff is at 8:20 p.m. ET.

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2023 NFL Playoffs AFC, NFC Championship Round Schedule: Dates, start times, how to watch/live stream info for today’s games

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The 2023 NFL Playoffs have been filled with nothing short of excitement! The action continues this week with the Championship Round on Sunday, January 29. First, at 3:00 PM ET Brock Purdy and the San Francisco 49ers will head to Lincoln Financial Field to take on Jalen Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles. Then at 6:30 PM ET Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals take on Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.

See below for the full AFC, NFC Championship Round schedule as well as additional information on how to watch each game.

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Conference Championship Round Schedule:

Sunday, January 29

NFC Championship Game:

San Francisco 49ers vs Philadelphia Eagles – 3:00 p.m. ET on Fox

  • Where: Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

AFC Championship Game:

Cincinnati Bengals vs Kansas City Chiefs – 6:30 p.m. ET on CBS

  • Where: Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri

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2023 Divisional Round Scores and Recap:

Jaguars (4) vs Chiefs (1)

Giants (6) vs Eagles (1)

Bengals (3) vs Bills (2

Cowboys (5) vs 49ers (2)


What 4 teams are in the NFL playoffs?

The San Francisco 49ers, Cincinnati Bengals, Philadelphia Eagles, and Kansas City Chiefs.

Which teams have been eliminated from the 2023 NFL Playoffs?

The Seattle Seahawks, Miami Dolphins, Minnesota Vikings, Los Angeles Chargers, Baltimore Ravens, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Giants, Buffalo Bills and Dallas Cowboys have all been eliminated from the 2023 NFL playoffs.

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NFL Super Bowl History:

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What NFL games are on today? TV, kickoff, live stream for today’s AFC, NFC Championship games

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The 2023 NFL Playoff action continues this weekend with two Conference Championship games this afternoon. The action kicks off at 3:00 p.m. ET as Brock Purdy and the San Francisco 49ers will make the trek to Lincoln Financial Field to take on Jalen Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles. Then at 6:30 PM ET Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals will go head-to-head with Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.

See below for additional information on how to watch/live stream today’s games as well as the latest NFL playoff scores, schedules, and bracket.

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What NFL games are on today?

Sunday, January 29

NFC Championship Game:

San Francisco 49ers vs Philadelphia Eagles – 3:00 p.m. ET on Fox

  • Where: Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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AFC Championship Game:

Cincinnati Bengals vs Kansas City Chiefs – 6:30 p.m. ET on CBS

  • Where: Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri

NFL Super Bowl History:

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When is Super Bowl LVII?

  • Date: Sunday, February 12
  • Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
  • TV Network: Fox

2023 NFL Playoff Bracket:


2023 NFL Playoff Scores:

Wild Card Weekend Scores and Recap:

Seahawks (7) vs 49ers (2)

Chargers (5) vs Jaguars (4)

Dolphins (7) vs Bills (2) 

Giants (6) vs Vikings (3) 

Ravens (6) vs Bengals (3) 

Cowboys (5) vs Buccaneers (4) 

2023 Divisional Round Scores and Recap:

Jaguars (4) vs Chiefs (1)

Giants (6) vs Eagles (1)

Bengals (3) vs Bills (2

Cowboys (5) vs 49ers (2)

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