#1 Seed + AFC East Patriots clinch with either... 1. One win (@ Bills, vs Dolphins) OR 1. One Jets loss (vs Dolphins, vs Bills) How are the Jets still alive for the AFC East? If the Patriots were to lose out and the Jets were to win out, both teams would be 12-4. The Jets would have a 4-2 divison record and the Patriots would have a 3-3 divison record. The Jets would win this tiebreaker and in turn the division. Steelers/Ravens Neither team can take the #1 seed from the Patriots. The best both teams can finish is 12-4 and the worst the Patriots can finish is 12-4. Patriots own the head-to-head tiebreaker against both teams if that were to happen. AFC North/West Winners AFC South winner can finish at 10-6 at best, AFC West winner can finish at 11-5 at best. Patriots already have 12 wins.