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Week 15 of Sunday Night Football features a crucial NFC East matchup tonight Daniel Jones and the New York Giants (7-5-1) take over 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 we’re officially thinking about the NFL playoff picture and who will be competing for a spot in Super Bowl LVII this February in Glendale, Arizona. Here’s how things stand in the playoff picture ahead of 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 have the head-to-head advantage over their division rival if both teams finish on the same record.
New York Giants:
Jones and the New York Giants (7-5-1) are currently seventh in the playoffs after last week’s 48-22 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. The team has a 1-4-1 record in their last 6 games and is aiming for a win to stay in the playoffs and make the postseason for the first time since 2016. The Giants are led by a first-year head coach Brian Daboll who has spent the last four seasons as the Bills’ offensive coordinator. With 7 wins this season, Daboll has already helped the Giants surpass their overall wins from each of the last 5 seasons.
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Heinicke and the Washington Commanders (7-5-1) are currently 6th in the playoffs and are looking to make their first postseason appearance since 2020. The team had a bye in Week 14, but their last game ended in a tie against the Giants at MetLife Stadium in Week 13. Washington has a 6-1-1 record in its last 8 games with Heinicke as a starter in 7 of those. The Commanders’ defense was solid in the top 10 in the league in points allowed and in the NFL’s top 5 in yards per game.
Below is the NFL playoff clinching scenarios and rankings for Week 15, along with additional information on how to watch and live stream this week’s exciting match between the Giants and Commanders.
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2022 NFL Playoff Clinching Scenarios for Week 15:
Buffalo Bills (10-3) vs. Miami Dolphins (8-5) – Saturday, December 17 (8:15 p.m. ET)
The Buffalo Bills can secure a playoff berth this Saturday with the following games:
- A win against the Dolphins
- A tie against the dolphins AND an LA Chargers loss to the Packers on Monday (8:15 p.m. ET)
- A tie against the dolphins AND a NY Jets loss to the Lions on Sunday (1:00 p.m. ET) AND a Patriots loss to the Raiders on Sunday (4:05 p.m.)
- A tie against the dolphins AND a NY Jets loss to the Lions AND a Patriots draw against the Raiders AND a draw by the LA Chargers against the Packers
Kansas City Chiefs (10-3) vs. Houston Texans (1-11-1) – Sunday, December 18 (1:00 p.m. ET)
The Kansas City Chiefs can win the AFC West Division title with:
- A win against the Houston Texans on Sunday
- An LA Chargers loss to the Packers
- A tie against the Houston Texans AND a draw by the LA Chargers against the Packers
Dallas Cowboys (10-3) vs. Jacksonville Jaguars (5-8) – Sunday, December 18 (1:00 p.m. ET)
The Dallas Cowboys can earn a playoff berth by:
- A win against the Jaguars on Sunday
- A draw against the Jaguars AND a Seattle Seahawks loss/tie vs. San Francisco 49ers on Thursday (8:15 p.m.)
- A Seahawks loss AND a Lions loss/tie against the Jets
- A Seahawks loss AND a Commanders loss to the Giants
Minnesota Vikings (10-3) vs. Indianapolis Colts (4-8-1) – Saturday, December 17 (1:00 p.m. ET)
The Minnesota Vikings can win the NFC North Division title with:
- A win or draw against the Colts on Saturday
- A Lions loss/tie against the Jets
San Francisco 49ers (9-4) vs. Seattle Seahawks (7-6) – Thursday, December 15 (8:15 p.m. ET)
The San Francisco 49ers clinched the NFC West Division title Thursday night with a 21-13 win over the Seattle Seahawks.
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AFC Ranking – Week 15
*x- indicates a secured place in the playoffs
*yx- indicates a department title
- Buffalo Beaks (10-3)
- Kansas City Chiefs (10-3)
- Baltimore Ravens (9-4)
- Tennessee Titans (7-6)
- Cincinnati Bengals (9-4)
- Miami Dolphins (8-5)
- New England Patriots (7-6)
On the hunt:
Chargers from Los Angeles (7-6)
New York Jets (7-6)
Jacksonville Jaguars (5-8)
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NFC Leaderboard – Week 15
- x-Philadelphia Eagles (12-1)
- Minnesota Vikings (10-3)
- *yx-San Francisco 49ers (10-4)
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-7)
- Dallas Cowboys (10-3)
- Washington Commanders (7-5-1)
- New York Giants (7-5-1)
On the hunt:
Seattle Seahawks (7-7)
Detroit Lions (6-7)
Green Bay Packers (5-8)
Which teams are eliminated from the playoffs?
The Bears (3-10), Texans (1-11-1), and Broncos (3-10) are all eliminated from the playoffs.
- From where: FedEx field in Summerfield, Maryland
- When: Sunday 18 December
- start time: 8:20 p.m. ET; Live coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. ET with Football Night In America
- TV channel: ABC
- stream live: Watch live on Peacock or with the NBC Sports app
When is the NY Giants vs. Washington Commanders game kick-off?
Kickoff is at 8:20 p.m. ET.
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