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  1. MrTibbs

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    Can someone explain the AFC playoff situation? I understand that if the Patriots win out and the Bengals lose at Kansas City(which they will) that the Patriots get the #3 seed. With that said who will the Patriots play? Are the Chiefs still alive in the race? Will the Steelers have to lose to Detriot for the Chiefs to get in? That won't happen anyhow the Steelers will roll over the Lions.
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    For the Chiefs to get in, both PITT and SD must lose.

    The number 3 seed will play PITT.

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    What does San Diego have to do with it?

    They've already been eliminated.


    The Chiefs need a win over the Bengals and a Pittsburgh loss to the Lions to get the #6 seed.

    If that happened, the Chiefs and Steelers would have 10-6 record, but the Chiefs would win the tiebreaker with a 9-3 conference record (versus Pitt's 7-5).


    Here's the current seeding:

    1 - Colts - 13-2 - clinched AFC South and homefield advantage throughout - can't lose #1 seed

    2 - Broncos - 12-3 - clinhced AFC West - can't lose #2 seed

    3 - Bengals - 11-4 - clinched AFC North - can lose #3 seed with NE win over NYJ and MIA, as well as a CIN loss in KC

    4 - Patriots - 9-5 - clinched AFC East - can win #3 seed with NE win over NYJ and MIA, as well as CIN loss in KC

    5 - Jaguars - 11-4 - clinched #5 seed

    6 - Steelers - 10-5 - can lose #6 seed with KC win over CIN and PIT loss to DET

    Non-eliminated teams still in the running:

    7 - Chiefs - 9-6 - can win #6 seed with KC win over CIN and PIT loss to DET


    WILD-CARD WEEKEND
    Saturday, January 7: No. 5 Jaguars at No. 4 Patriots
    Sunday, January 8: No. 6 Steelers at No. 3 Bengals

    *The Patriots would host either the #6 Steelers or #6 Chiefs on Sunday, January 8th if they win the #3 seed*

    DIVISIONAL ROUND
    Saturday, January 14: TBD at No. 2 Broncos
    Sunday, January 15: TBD at No. 1 Colts

    *The #1 Colts play the lower-seeded winner of the Wild Card Round*

    CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
    Sunday, Jan. 22: TBD

    *Higher-seeded winner from Divisional Round hosts*

    SUPER BOWL XL
    Sunday, Feb. 5: Ford Field, Detroit, MI
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    Wrong. If the Pats get the #3 seed and win in the first round, they go to Denver in the second round regardless. The winner of the other game goes to Indy regardless.

    If the Pats get the #4 seed and win in the first round, they go to Denver only if Pitt or KC upsets Cinci in the first round. If Cinci wins, the Pats go to Indy in the second round.
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    KC also needs San Diego to lose, due to tie breaking scenarios.
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    No, the tiebreaker after head-to-head (Chiefs and Steelers haven't played this year) for wildcards is conference record, and KC has already clinched a better one over Pittsburgh. (8-3 v. 7-5)
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    Just what I read at ESPN.

    although Chargers have been eliminated, if they win vs. Broncos and they, the Chiefs and the Steelers all finish at 10-6, you would break division ties first. Chargers would win tiebreaker vs. Chiefs based on common opponents (8-4 vs 7-5) and that would eliminate the Chiefs. They would then go to tiebreaker vs. Steelers, which Pittsburgh would win based on its head-to-head win vs. Chargers)
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    pats1,

    Is that schedule set?
    I'm hoping the Pats will play on Jan. 7, I have plans that are hard to change for the 8th.

    Thanks, TPL.
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    Yep, the higher-seeded host plays on Sunday.
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    Good point. I forget SD is eliminated solely beacuse they can't win the division, and they can't beat Pitt out for the Wild Card spot. I forgot that SD could still challenge KC record-wise.
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    AFC North
    • The Bengals have clinched the AFC North.

    • The Steelers can clinch a playoff spot with:
    1. A win
    2. A Chiefs loss or tie
    3. A Chargers win (note: although Chargers have been eliminated, if they win vs. Broncos and they, the Chiefs and the Steelers all finish at 10-6, you would break division ties first. Chargers would win tiebreaker vs. Chiefs based on common opponents (8-4 vs 7-5) and that would eliminate the Chiefs. They would then go to tiebreaker vs. Steelers, which Pittsburgh would win based on its head-to-head win vs. Chargers)

    AFC West

    • The Broncos have clinched the AFC West and a first-round bye. • The Chiefs can clinch a playoff spot with:
    1. A win and a Steelers loss and a Chargers loss or tie.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2232165
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    Thanks.
    I quess I want the 4th seed then, so I can watch on Saturday Jan. 7th (Hopefully they'll have a Sat. night game in the snow and cold).
    The later Sunday game would be okay though.
    We'll see.
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