Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgherIt looks like we can also get in if Jets win but the Texans and Ravens both lose. In that scenario, the Jets would get the 5th seed, and we would get the 6th seed over the Broncos, even if they win (which I expect them to do, playing at home vs. the Chiefs).Originally Posted by frankthetank1ok thanks ruthless that makes a lot of sense. i wasnt sure if we had to root for more than the jets and texans losing. funny to root for the pats two weeks in a row. if either the texans or jets win we are screwed. i like our chances though. both the jets and texans have tough games. i was worried if our playoff hopes hinged on the ravens or broncos losing because we would be screwed if that were the caseOriginally Posted by RuthlessBurgherIf Houston and the Jets lose, it doesn't matter what happens with the Ravens and Broncos. But if Houston or the Jets win, then we need the Ravens and Broncos to lose (and since they are playing Oakland and K.C., respectively, that is not bloody likely).Originally Posted by frankthetank1so basically houston and the jets have to lose. does it matter a whole lot if the ravens and broncos win next weekend? i thought head to head wins trumps afc record? if we finish the same as denver we should be ahead of them. imo head to head wins should count before afc record does. all this is so confusing and depressing. i hate having to watch so many other scores just to see if the steelers make the playoffs. does anyone think the pats or bengals will be playing for much next week? they are probably playing for the 3rd and 4th seed, but i could see both those teams resting players which sucks
Head-to-head does count before conference record when determining who wins a tiebreaker between two teams. However, you can't use head-to-head to determine tiebreakers between three or more teams that have not all played each other (for example, we haven't played the Texans or Jets this season, so if either of those two teams are tied with us and the Broncos, our head-to-head win against Denver is essentially meaningless...which is why we need to root for New England and Cincinnati, regardless of how painful that might be).
So if we win at 1:00 and New England beats Houston at 1:00, then the Ravens lose out in Oakland at 4:15, then we will not have to worry about the outcome of the primetime Sunday night game. That would be a relief.
(A Raider win over the Ravens is not out of the realm of possibility, by the way...cross country trips are never easy and the Raiders beat the Eagles, Steelers, Bengals, and Broncos this season so far, so they are not necessarily the pushover that people make them out to be).
Who would of thunk it Steelers fans pulling for Charlie Frye, to win a game