NFL Playoff Simulator Will Make Your Monday

Reason number 1,468,579 why playoffs are better than the BCS — because just about every game in the final weekend implicates the playoffs in some form or fashion. Welcome to the NFL’s week 17 where fully 14 of the 16 games matter to some degree or the other. For those of you who follow me on Twitter, you already know how addictive I find Yahoo’s Playoff Generator. Here’s the link for you to entertain yourself if you happen to be working this fine Monday morning.

If every favorite in the AFC mix wins — Titans, Ravens, Raiders, Broncos, and Dolphins — the Titans make the playoffs.

Here are the three Titan playoff scenarios courtesy of the league office:

1) TEN win + CIN loss + NYJ win + OAK loss or tie

2) TEN win + CIN loss + NYJ win + DEN loss or tie

3) TEN win + CIN loss + NYJ loss or tie + OAK win + DEN win
 
 
And if you thought that was confusing, take a gander at how much uncertainty there still is with the AFC playoff picture. (The NFC is pretty much set except for the NFC East.)
 
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

New England clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs:

1) NE win or tie

2) BAL loss or tie + PIT loss or tie

BALTIMORE RAVENS

Baltimore clinches AFC North Division and a first-round bye:

1) BAL win

2) BAL tie + PIT loss or tie

3) PIT loss

Baltimore clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs:

1) BAL win + NE loss

PITTSBURGH STEELERS

Pittsburgh clinches AFC North Division and a first-round bye:

1) PIT win + BAL loss or tie

2) PIT tie + BAL loss

Pittsburgh clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs:

1) PIT win + BAL loss or tie + NE loss

DENVER BRONCOS

Denver clinches AFC West Division:

1) DEN win

2) DEN tie + OAK loss or tie

3) OAK loss

OAKLAND RAIDERS

Oakland clinches AFC West Division:

1) OAK win + DEN loss or tie

2) OAK tie + DEN loss

Oakland clinches a wild-card spot:

1) OAK win + CIN loss + TEN loss or tie

2) OAK win + CIN loss + NYJ win

CINCINNATI BENGALS

Cincinnati clinches a wild card spot:

1) CIN win or tie

2) NYJ loss or tie + OAK loss or tie

3) NYJ loss or tie + DEN loss or tie

NEW YORK JETS

NY Jets clinch a wild card spot:

1) NYJ win + CIN loss + TEN loss or tie + OAK loss or tie

2) NYJ win + CIN loss + TEN loss or tie + DEN loss or tie

 

 
 
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