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  1. AzPatsFan

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    If you beleive that he best five teams in football, at the quarter pole check, are in alphabetic order the Bears, Broncos, Chargers, Colts and Patriots.

    If the Patriots end up withe third best record in the AFC behind the Broncos/Chargers do they get a Playoff bye? In other words, can a wildcard ever get a bye?
     
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    No. Only the top two division winners get bye's. Last year Jacksonville had a better record than NE and had to travel for a playoff game. WC teams get very little in terms of positives for the playoffs.
     
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    Here's a link to Wiki, that's correct as far as I know.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NFL_playoffs
     
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    The higher one finishes in the seeding generally the better.
    If we beat the broncos last year we would have hosted the Steelers...
    and I think everyone knows how that would have worked out for us...
     
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    You had me going there you ******:D
     
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    If they have the 3rd best record in the AFC, that doesn't mean they're a wildcard team.

    "Wildcard" teams are selected from the pool of non-division winning teams - the top two records advance to the playoffs.

    For example, last year:

    Seeding:

    1 - Colts (South winner, 1st best record in AFC)
    2 - Broncos (West winner, 2nd best record in AFC)
    3 - Bengals (North winner, 4th best record AFC)
    4 - Patriots (East winner, 6th best record in AFC)

    5 - Jaguars (South runner-up, 3rd best record in AFC)
    6 - Steelers (North runner-up, 5th best record in AFC)

    Wildcard Weekend:

    #5 Jaguars @ #4 Patriots

    #6 Steelers @ #3 Bengals

    Bye: #1 Colts, #2 Broncos

    Divisional Weekend:

    #4 Patriots @ #2 Broncos

    #6 Steelers
    @ #1 Colts

    Championship Weekend:

    #6 Steelers @ #2 Broncos
     
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    Yes...No... Yes they Pats would get a bye...No wildcards never get byes...
     
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    No, the only way the Pats would get a bye with the 3rd best record in the AFC is if the top 2 teams were in the same division.
     
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    The last time I looked the Chargers and Broncos were in the same division..which WAS the original question..

    "If the Patriots end up withe third best record in the AFC behind the Broncos/Chargers do they get a Playoff bye? In other words, can a wildcard ever get a bye?"......

    The question was not stated correctly which was confusiong....originally..Yes they have to be in the same division of course...
     
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