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Playoffs???

Well, it’s time to talk playoffs, as in who is in the hunt and what is going on right now, and what happens with tie breakers? Take a look at the chart below to see the 5-teams that are currently tied with the same record. (Denver is in Bold because we are technically leading the division right now with a superior division record, Cincinnati is in bold because they are leading #6 seed right now by way of a better conference record)

TEAM

RECORD

CONFERENCE

RECORD

WINS (AFC)

LOSSES (AFC)

REMAINING AFC OPPONENTS

DENVER

BRONCOS

7-5

6-3

CINCY MIA OAK K.C. NYJ S.D.

OAK TENN S.D.

N.E.

BUF

K.C.

OAKLAND

RAIDERS

7-5

5-5

DEN NYJ HOU CLE S.D.

BUF N.E. K.C DEN

MIA

K.C.

S.D.

TENNESSEE

TITANS

7-5

5-4

BAL DEN CLE IND BUF

JAX PITT HOU CINCY

IND

JAX

HOU

NEW YORK JETS

7-5

5-5

JAX MIA S.D. BUF BUF

OAK BAL N.E.

N.E DEN

K.C.

MIA

CINCINNATI

BENGALS

7-5

6-4

CLE BUF JAX IND TEN CLE

DEN PIT BAL

PIT

HOU

BAL

If you want to see the tiebreaking procedures in their entirety, please go here.

But to break it down briefly, if the Broncos tied for the division, the following procedures would follow:

1) Head to head

2) Division percentage

3) Common games percentage

4) Conference percentage

5) 5-12 are hard to get to, but like I said check out the link if you want to see them.

Now, it gets trickier for wildcard teams. Assuming that either Baltimore or Pittsburgh will maintain their lead on the first wild card slot, the tie breaking between two teams would go as follows:

1) If they are in the same division, use the division tiebreakers

2) If they are from different divisions, use the following steps:

1) Head to head

2) Conference percentage

3) Common games percentage (minimum of 4)

4) Strength of victory

5) Strength of schedule

6) 6-11 hard to get to

Now there is a possibility that three or more teams can be tied for that last wildcard spot, here is how that would be broken:

1) Use the division tiebreaker to eliminate teams in the same division until only one team per division is left, then continue to step 2.

2) Head to head sweep (only if one team has defeated the teams remaining)

3) Conference percentage

4) Common games percentage

5) Strength of victory

6) Strength of schedule

7) Blah

I hope that answers some questions, I know I had a few with the cluster at 7-5. Bottom line, here is the most important thing, win the division and let the other teams fight out the wildcard. Oakland the next two weeks has to face both G.B. and Detroit, while we have the Bears and Patriots. Gonna be tough both ways.

Finally thinking ahead, IF we win the division, we will most likely be the #4 seed and face the #5 seed in the wild card round. That team would most likely be Pittsburgh or Cincinnati. If we took the #6 seed, we would face the #3 seed which could be any combination of N.E., Pittsburgh/Baltimore, or Houston. That would be cool to face Gary Kubiak and the Texans!

So let’s get the conversation going, what do you think will happen for our Broncos and the other teams at 7-5 when it is all said and done?

Go Broncos!!!

This is a Fan-Created Comment on MileHighReport.com. The opinion here is not necessarily shared by the editorial staff of MHR

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