I was looking at our remaining schedule, and by the looks of things, we could win the division with a 9-7 record.
Say we split the series with San Deigo and then win the rest of our games. We'd be at 9-7 with a 4-2 division record and a head to head tie with SD. They lose one game to us and lose their other game to Indianapolis, making their final record 9-7 but they've already lost two division games putting them at 3-3. We win out. The Chiefs would lose one more game to us and one game to the Chargers and I imagine at least one to either Tennessee or the Raiders, putting them at 9-7, but with a division record of either 1-5 or 2-4. We win out. The Raiders have a tougher schedule ahead. They lose to the Steelers, the Colts, the Chargers and the Broncos. Assuming they win out over Miami, Jacksonville, and the Chiefs, they still end up at 8-8. We win out.
Just looking for a little optimism in these trying times.