New England Patriots Playoff PictureThe Patriots playoff picture table presents the probabilities that the Patriots will win each playoff spot.www.playoffstatus.com
Interesting that this data says the Patriots don't control their destiny for the playoffs. Meaning there's a scenario where the Patriots go 4-0 to finish the season with an 11-6 record and miss the playoffs. I looked on the playoff machine and a 4-0 finish for both the Patriots and Chargers gives the edge to the Patriots so I can't see what other scenario keeps them out
The Chargers beating the dolphins last week was possibly monumentally bad for us, unless it leads to the fins collapsing and us getting in over them. Before that game there wouldn’t have been any tiebreak scenarios with lac getting in over us i can see. But That win gave lac the tiebreaker over miami and in most scenarios miami has the tiebreaker over us. So in a 3 way tie with those 2 , even if we finish 11-6 or 10-7, wed be out unless Cincinnati loses 3-4 games(not happening). The only way it wouldn’t is if we finish with a better division record than miami which most likely requires us beating mia AND Buffalo or Miami losing to Buffalo, us, and the jets. Otherwise if we tie miami in division record it goes to common opponents where Miami has us.
weirdly at the same time, we can just finish 9-8 and get in with 2 more losses by nyj and lac…. As long as miami isn’t also 9-8 (unless all 3 of their subsequent losses are the afce games which would get us in).