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  1. PatsFaninAZ

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    So, if Tennessee had beaten us yesterday, who would have gone into the playoffs between KC and Tennessee?

    I assume either way we would have had the Jets.
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    Tennessee would have been in - so they said on TV anyway.
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    Tenn would have been in over Kansas City as they held the tie breaker over them (don't know what that was). The three improbable things they needed to happen (loss by Bengals, Jax and Denver) did, but they couldn't come up with a win themselves. I can't help thinking that if they didn't come out all trash-talky and c o c ky, the Pats wouldn't have been so determined to kick their arses, and they may have been in.
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    If Tennessee won, they would have joined the Chefs and the Broncos at 9 -7. The Broncos would have claimed the last playoff spot, based on conference record (8-4). The Chefs got in over the Broncos because they were two teams tied in the same division; after head-to-head is considered, divisional (not conference) record is utilized to determine the better team.
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    I think this is wrong. They do the divisional tiebreaker first on Denver and Kansas City, which eliminates Denver, and then Tennessee would have gone over KC.
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    No. It is a three-way tie. Divisional records are renderred moot. From NFL.com:

    TO BREAK A TIE FOR THE WILD-CARD TEAM

    If it is necessary to break ties to determine the two Wild-Card clubs from each conference, the following steps will be taken.
    1. If the tied clubs are from the same division, apply division tie breaker.
    2. If the tied clubs are from different divisions, apply the following steps.

    Two Clubs
    1. Head-to-head, if applicable.
    2. Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the conference.


    The tied clubs (KC, Den, Tenn) are not from the same division, therefore conference record is used.
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    Except this is a 3-way tie.

    Three or More Clubs
    (Note: If two clubs remain tied after third or other clubs are eliminated, tie breaker reverts to step 1 of applicable two-club format.)
    1. Apply division tie breaker to eliminate all but the highest ranked club in each division prior to proceeding to step 2. The original seeding within a division upon application of the division tie breaker remains the same for all subsequent applications of the procedure that are necessary to identify the two Wild-Card participants.
    2. Head-to-head sweep. (Applicable only if one club has defeated each of the others or if one club has lost to each of the others.)
    3. Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the conference.
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    fupp me!!! wrong all these years! my bad.
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    Anyone care to write a software program for this?
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