Playoff Scenarios

AFC NORTH&nbsp; <p> Pittsburgh can clinch the division with:&nbsp;</p> <p> 1)&nbsp;&nbsp; PIT win or tie&nbsp;</p> <p> 2)&nbsp; BAL/CLE game ends in a tie.</p>

AFC EAST

Miami can clinch the division with:

1)     MIA win + NE loss or tie

2)     MIA tie + NE loss.

Miami can clinch a playoff berth with:

1)     MIA win + IND loss

2)     MIA win + DEN loss or tie + SD loss or tie.


AFC SOUTH

Tennessee can clinch the division with:

1)     TEN win + IND loss.

Tennessee can clinch home field advantage throughout the playoffs with:

1)     TEN win + IND loss + MIA loss + NE loss or tie + PIT loss + OAK loss 

Tennessee can clinch a playoff spot with:


 1)  TEN win, OR

 2)  MIA win or tie + NE loss + DEN loss + CLE/BAL game ends in a tie.
 

Indianapolis can clinch a playoff spot with:

1)     IND win + MIA loss or tie

2)     IND win + NE loss or tie

3)     IND win + DEN loss or tie

4)     MIA win or tie + NE loss + DEN loss

5)     MIA win or tie + NE loss + SD loss + OAK loss

6)     MIA win or tie + SD loss + DEN loss + BAL loss or tie.


AFC WEST
 

Oakland can clinch the division with:

1)     OAK win + SD loss or tie

2)     OAK tie + SD loss.

Oakland can clinch a first-round bye with:

1)     OAK win + SD loss or tie + MIA loss + PIT loss + TEN loss + IND loss 

Oakland can clinch a playoff spot with:

1)     OAK win + MIA loss or tie

2)     OAK win + NE loss or tie

3)     OAK win + TEN loss

4)     OAK win + IND loss.

8-6 TEAMS:

  1. Broncos 8-6 win wild-card tiebreaker over Chargers due to record in common games

  2. Broncos 8-6 win wild-card tiebreaker over Patriots due to head-to-head.

  3. Chargers 8-6 win wild-card tiebreaker over Patriots due to head-to-head.

7-7 TEAMS:

  1. Jets 7-7 win tiebreaker over Bills due to head-to-head.

  2. Ravens 7-7 win tiebreaker over Chiefs, Jets and Browns due to conference record.

  3. Chiefs 7-7  win wild-card tiebreaker over Jets and Browns due to head-to-head sweep.

  4. Jets 7-7  win wild-card tiebreaker over Browns due to head-to-head.

  5. Browns 7-7  win wild-card tiebreaker over Bills due to conference record.

AFC PLAYOFF
Team W-L-T Div. Conf. Remaining opp.

1. Oakland Raiders 9-5 2-2 7-3 DEN, KC
2. Tennessee Titans 9-5 4-0 7-3 @JAX, @HOU
3. Miami Dolphins 9-5 2-3 7-4 @MIN, @NE
4. Pittsburgh Steelers 8-5-1 5-0 7-4 @TB, BAL
Wild-card teams
5. Indianapolis Colts 9-5 3-2 7-4 NYG, JAX
6. Denver Broncos 8-6 3-2 5-6 @OAK, ARI
Still alive
7. San Diego Chargers 8-6 3-2 6-5 @KC, SEA
8. New England Patriots 8-6 3-1 5-5 NYJ, MIA
9. Baltimore Ravens 7-7 3-1 7-3 CLE, @PIT
10. Kansas City Chiefs 7-7 1-3 5-5 SD, @OAK
11. New York Jets 7-7 3-2 5-6 @NE, GB
12. Cleveland Browns 7-7 2-3 6-5 @BAL, ATL
13. Buffalo Bills 7-7 2-4 4-7 @GB, CIN
14. Jacksonville Jaguars 6-8 1-3 4-6 TEN, @IND

Sources: NFL, CNN, ESPN, and Fox Sports

 

 

 

 


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