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Playoff scenarios: Three weeks left


Even though we are playing in slow motion on offense and like swiss cheese on defense, thanks to the crappy AFC West, we still have a decent shot at the playoffs. Here is first the divisional breakdown, followed by some wildcard scenarios.

Divisional: Right now Denver leads Oakland by a game, and San Diego by two.

If Oakland wins out, they win the division as long as... Denver loses to KC or any two games (doesn't matter which ones)

If Oakland beats Detroit, KC and loses to SD, they win the division as long as... Denver loses out, and San Diego splits their games against BAL and DET.

If Oakland beats Detroit, loses to KC, and beats SD, they win the division as long as... Denver loses out.

If Oakland loses to Detroit, and beats KC and SD, they win the division as long as... Denver loses to either NE/BUF and KC.

Wild Card: Since Pittsburgh/Baltimore have the 5 seed locked up, I am only talking in terms of the 6 seed. Right now the Jets are leading the pack at 8-5 with Oakland, Tennessee, Cincinnati all behind by 1 game.

If Oakland wins out, they sneak into the 6th spot as long as... New York and Tennessee lose one more game each.

If Oakland loses to Detroit, and beats KC and SD, they sneak into the 6th spot as long as... New York loses any 2 games, Cincinnati loses any 1 game, and Tennessee loses 1 game.

If Oakland beats Detroit, and splits KC/SD, they sneak into the 6th spot as long as... New York loses their remaining 3 games, Cincinnati loses two games or just loses to BAL, and Tennessee loses 2 games.

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