Here's how I have it figured out:
all win their division.
Our competition for the 2 remaining wildcard spots come from:
Buff(4-6) w/ ind, jax, st. louis, sea, mia and nyj remaining
Miami(4-6) w/ sea, ne, sf, jax, buff and ne remaining
Cincy(4-5) w/ kc, oak, sd, dal, phi, pit and balt remaining
Indy (6-3) w/ ne, buff, det, tenn, hou, kc and hou remaining
Tenn (4-6) w/ jax, hou, ind, nyj, gb and jax remaining
San Diego (4-5) w/ den, bal, cin, pit, car, nyj and oak remaining
I highlighted the games that I believe these teams will lose to and underlined the teams that I think could go either way.
Buffalo best case scenario 8-8, predict 7-9
Miami best case scenario 7-9, predict 6-10
Cincy best case scenario 9-7, predict 8-8
Indy best case scenario 10-6, predict 9-7
Tennessee best case scenario 7-9, predict 6-10
San Diego best case scenario 8-8, predict 8-8
Pittsburgh needs to find a way to win 3 games between, balt, cle, balt, sd, dallas and cle. They could possibly even get in at 8-8 if they beat the right teams(cincy, sd) I think that even if Ben is out for the remainder of the regualr season, this team can still make the playoffs. Ben coming back healthy from the shoulder, and any lingering injuries he may already have, might make the playoff run interesting. To be honest, I'm not overly concerned about going on the road to play any of the projected playoff teams.