Hey everyone, before you all say this is stupid and that we have no chance at the playoffs, let me say it. This is pretty useless, but as long as we are mathematically alive, we should take a look. I went through the NFL Playoffs Machine on ESPN.com and checked. Here's what needs to happen.
- We must win our final three games. We'll be favored in the first two (Buf, Det) and while the last game is against the Patriots, it's very possible they could have the AFC #1 seed wrapped up, so they may rest some players for parts or all of that game.
- The Jets must lose week 17 to the Bills and at least one other game. Because of the tiebreaker scenarios, even if they lost the next two weeks (Pit, Chi) but beat the Bills, they'd finish ahead of us.
- The Chargers must lose one game. They are also 7-6 and if they win out, they would win a tiebreaker against us via conference record. If they don't lsoe, we would need the Chiefs to lose one, maybe two games. Basically, we don't want the Chiefs AND Chargers to win out.
There might be another scenario based on if Baltimore loses tonight but for now, the above is pretty much what needs to happen.