NFL Semana 17 What each team needs to make the postseason
La American Conference He already has three teams clinching their postseason ticket by winning their divisions. The Chiefs took the West and already secured the home and only bye week in this new 14-team Playoff format, the Bills the East and the Steelers the North.
Chargers, Raiders, Bengals, Texans, Jaguars, Patriots y Jets are eliminated, leaving five teams in search of four tickets: Titans y Colts the AFC South fight each other, but also the wild card spots with Dolphins, Browns y Ravens.
- Kansas City Chiefs (14-1, locality assured)
- Buffalo Bills (12-3, AFC East champion)
- Pittsburgh Steelers (12-3, AFC North champion)
- Tennessee Titans (10-5, líder AFC Sur)
- Miami Dolphins (10-5)
- Baltimore Ravens (10-5)
- Cleveland Browns (10-5)
- Indianapolis Colts (10-5)
The Chiefs have already claimed to have the best record in the AFC, so they will have the No. 1 seed and the only bye in the conference.
Buffalo won their first division title since 1995 and they may be the second or third seeded.
They would be # 2 if: beat Miami last week. Both Bills and Steelers go 12-3, but Buffalo won the common match, which is the first tiebreaker. It can also be if both Pittsburgh and Buffalo lose in Week 17.
They would be # 3 if: they don’t beat Miami and the Steelers win Cleveland.
Pittsburgh rallied from three straight losses for win against the Colts, tracing a 17-point lead, and securing the AFC North. They could be the 2nd or 3rd of the conference, but it aims to be third since rescheduling for the coronavirus left them without a rest week, by canceling his game against Tennessee at the last minute and scheduling it for what would be his bye week, so Mike Tomlin could choose to save his starters last week against Cleveland.
They would be # 2 if: win in Cleveland AND the Bills lose to Miami
They would be # 3 if: if Buffalo wins, that would render the Steelers’ result irrelevant. In case both teams lose, Pittsburgh would be # 3.
The Titans have a better record in the AFC South than the Colts (5-0 vs 4-1), so equaling or improving the Indianapolis result they are inside, be it victory for both, defeat for both, or victory for Tennessee and defeat for the Colts. Whatever happens, they cannot move up from fourth place in the AFC.
All formulas go through losing and other teams losing.
Would # 5 be yes:everyone loses except Indianapolis.
They would be # 6 if:Indianapolis wins AND only wins one between Cleveland, Miami and Baltimore.
They would be # 7 if: (1) Tennessee AND Miami are the only losers (2) Tennessee AND Baltimore are the only losers
They would be eliminated if:there is one of two combinations (1) that they are the only team of the four involved to lose, or (2) to lose AND the Browns lose to Pittsburgh.
The Dolphins are currently fifth, leading all teams that are 10-5 by reason of having best brand within the AFC than the rest of the competitors, in addition to the fact that Cleveland was previously ruled out for having been swept by the Ravens in their two season games.
They depend on themselves and only in 3 of the 32 combinations are they left out.
Would # 5 be yes: (1) win, (2) if everyone loses, (3) Tennessee is the only team to win
They would be # 6 if: (1) Baltimore is the only team to win, (2) Cleveland is the only team to win, (3) Indianapolis is the only team to win, (4) Tennessee and Cleveland are the only team to win, (5) Tennessee and Indianapolis are the only ones to win.
They would be # 7 if: one of these six combinations occurs (1) loss AND loss of Indianapolis, (2) loss + losses of Ravens AND Titans, (3) loss + loss of Ravens, (4) loss + losses of Colts AND Titans, (5) loss + losses of Titans and Browns, (6) loss + losses of Colts and Browns
They are eliminated if: (1) they are the only one of the five teams to lose, or (2) they lose AND Cleveland also loses, or (3) if they lose AND Tennessee also loses.
At the moment they are sixth, with 10-5, and can be in any of the three places. They secure their place by winning, but if they lose they need the Browns or Colts to lose.
Would # 5 be yes:one of eight combinations arises. They all require Miami to lose and their victory. If Cleveland wins, they need the Titans and / or Colts to win as well so that the tiebreaker is between three teams and thus they beat the Browns.
They would be # 6 if: (1) all win or all lose, (2) win AND lose one between Miami, Cleveland and Tennessee, (3) Cleveland, Miami and Tennessee lose, regardless of their result, (4) Cleveland and Indianapolis lose, (5) Cleveland and Tennessee lose
They would be # 7 if: lose AND Cleveland or Indianapolis lose.
Are eliminated if: (1) they are the only team to lose, (2) they lose AND Miami loses, (3) they lose AND Tennessee loses, (4) they lose AND Miami loses AND Tennessee loses
Cleveland is the The most dry postseason franchise, without playing in the playoffs since 2002. 2020 is just the second season since their reincarnation in 1999 that they have double-digit victories (10-5 at the moment), which is worth them to be seventh for now, as they lose the division tiebreaker with Baltimore and beat Indianapolis their direct duel. His playoff berth is guaranteed whether they win or the Colts lose.
Would # 5 be yes: four options. They all require winning AND Miami losing AND Baltimore losing.
They would be # 6 if: (1) win AND only one between Miami or Baltimore loses, (2) lose AND Miami lose AND Colts lose
They would be # 7 if: (1) Everyone wins, (2) Everyone loses, (3) Indianapolis is the only one to lose, (4) Indianapolis AND Browns lose, (5) Miami or Tennessee lose AND lose.
Are eliminated if: lose AND Colts win
The only team that does not control its destiny and needs help. Losing in week 1 to Jacksonville is happening to themto the Colts, since they have the same record as Tennessee, 10-5, and they divided their particular series, so the criterion of brand within division and that setback against the Jaguars sinks them.
That is why to win the AFC South they need win and Tennessee won’t win in Houston. If they did, they would be fourth no matter what. They can make the playoffs as wild cards, but they need help.
Would # 5 be yes: only if they win AND Tennessee is the only other team to win
They would be # 6 if: if they win AND Tennessee wins AND they lose two of the other three
They would be # 7 if: They win AND only lose Miami OR Cleveland OR Baltimore
Are eliminated if: (1) lose, (2) all win