That would be extremely crazy if the Pats get left out of the playoffs at 11-5 but the Chargers make it at 8-8. Better yet the wild card game could be 12-4 Indy at 8-8 SD. If that happens the NFL may want to make some changes to address the issue. I remember in 2004 BOTH the Vikings and Rams qualified for the playoffs at 8-8. Oddly enough both of those teams won their wild card games (Vikes over Pack, Rams over Seahawks). At least those teams didn't make the playoffs in place of a team with an actual 'playoff record'.