By now, we all know what has to happen if we win out, go 11-5 and what the help needed is for us to get in. This thread is about 10-6.......... Can anybody figure how "strength of Victory" tiebreaker will play out?? If we lose to AZ and beat Buffalo, we're 10-6. IF - Balt BEATS Dallas but LOSES to Jax, they are 10-6. That sets up this scenario: There's one final possibility here, albeit a very confusing one: If the Patriots lose to the Cardinals and beat the Bills and if the Ravens beat the Cowboys and lose to the Jaguars, New England and Baltimore would have the same record (10-6), and the same record within the conference (7-5) -- which is the first tiebreaker in a wild card scenario since the teams did not face each other this season. Complicating matters is that, if our math is right, they would also be tied in the next tiebreaker -- record against common opponents. So that means it could come down to strength of victory. Also, 10-6 could get us in as follows: If New England loses to either the Cardinals or the Bills, they need Baltimore to drop both of its remaining games. The Patriots would need this nifty little scenario to win the East: Dolphins lose to Chiefs AND Jets lose to Seattle AND Jets-Dolphins game ends in a tie. Like those odds?