NFL Power Rankings: Week 15

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Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll and quarterback Russell Wilson (3) stand on the field during a fourth quarter timeout against the Cleveland Browns at CenturyLink Field. Seattle defeated Cleveland, 30-13. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

The Bonified Locks

Six of the seven teams in this group have officially clinched playoff spots. The seventh team, Denver, can clinch with a win or if any number of other teams lose. This group could be much larger next week.

(14-0). Previous: . Carolina Panthers. 1. team. 87. Carolina has clinched a first round bye. The only question that remains is whether they can finish the regular season undefeated.

Arizona Cardinals. 2. team. 32. At 12-2, Arizona has clinched the NFC West and are just a win away from clinching the other first round bye.. (12-2). Previous:

47. The Patriots have also clinched a first round bye and are cruising while other teams in the AFC are starting to fall off a bit.. (12-2). Previous: . New England Patriots. 3. team

Green Bay Packers. 4. team. 49. The Packers have a one game lead over Minnesota, but they’ve clinched a playoff spot. Another win means they host a playoff game.. (10-4). Previous:

56. The Bengals are definitely in the playoffs, but they need one more win to clinch the division. It’s not impossible for Pittsburgh to swoop in and take it.. (11-3). Previous: . Cincinnati Bengals. 5. team

36. Seattle clinched a playoff spot this week with their win over Cleveland. They’ll have to make their playoff run on the road this year though.. (9-5). Previous: . Seattle Seahawks. 6. team

7. team. 45. Denver was a lock two weeks ago. After two losses, and two more wins from the Chiefs, the Broncos could be out of the playoffs all together if they don’t win one of their next two.. (10-4). Previous: . Denver Broncos

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