NFL: AFC Playoff Picture 2018

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  1. Blackhawkswincup

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    Current Playoff Picture

    Kansas City Chiefs 9-1 (W)
    Pittsburgh Steelers 6-2-1 (N)
    New England Patriots 7-3 (E)
    Houston Texans 6-3 (S)

    Los Angeles Chargers 7-2 (WC1)
    Cincinatti Bengals 5-4 (WC2)

    Chiefs + Steelers would have 1st round bye's
    Bengals @ Patriots and Chargers @ Texans would be current Wildcard matchups

    In the Hunt
    Tennessee Titans 5-4 (S)
    Miami Dolphins 5-5 (E)
    Baltimore Ravens 4-5 (E)
    Indianapolis Colts 4-5 (S)

    On Life Support
    Cleveland Browns 3-6-1 (N)
    Jacksonville Jaguars 3-6 (S)
    Denver Broncos 3-6 (W)
    Buffalo Bills 3-7 (E)
    New York Jets 3-7 (E)
    Oakland Raiders 1-8 (W)
     
  2. justafan22

    justafan22 Registered User

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    Pretty boring picture, aside from the 6th seed race.
    Jostling for the bye is a decent storyline but not that gripping since I can see Pittsburgh going into KC and winning again

    9 wins is likely to get that seed, so any of those 4 teams + Cincy could make it
     
  3. b1e9a8r5s

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    The 6th seed in the AFC is going to be a sacrificial lamb in the playoffs.
     
  4. OmniCube

    OmniCube Kefka did it for the lulz

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    No one does sacrificial lamb in the playoffs like the Bengals.
     
  5. Il Mediano

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    lol , I like how the Raiders were included.
     
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    OP put the Ravens in the wrong division.
     
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    Only need to finish 7-0, hope the three five win teams collapse and win two or fewer games to finish the season and climb 10 teams in the process to claim the last wild card spot.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Especially if New England slips and loses their annual first-round bye.

    Patriots/Bengals? Katie bar the door.
     
  9. Reality Check

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    I'll predict it now that Kansas City gets homefield throughout the AFC playoffs but won't reach the Super Bowl.

    I'm not ruling out the Titans to win the South either. Which means the Bungles are out and either Houston or Tennessee is the sixth seed.
     
  10. MahomesIsGod

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    Think the Colts could make a push.

    Their schedule is pretty light. They don’t play a single legitimate contender. Two games against the Titans, too. Those games will be huge.
     
  11. justafan22

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    I think Pittsburgh can beat them again at Arrowhead
     
  12. Habsawce

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    Bob Sutton agrees. However, Pittsburgh has been playing against check down Charlie's of the past. P. Mahomes II makes whatever happened before irrelevant.

    I think the bigger test is the Chargers who have a legitimate defense and a run game that KC will have a real issue with. Just depends on if Rivers throws a billion picks like he always seems to do against the Chiefs.
     
  13. Blitzkrug

    Blitzkrug Bae over Bay

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    AFC is a trash heap per usual.

    KC is 9-1 but they have a huge weakness on defense, the Pats are the Pats, Pittsburgh will likely find a way to shoot themselves in the foot and lol at the Texans being taken seriously until they actually win something.

    LA is the real team to watch in this mess. Sneaky good that could likely hang with any of the top 4 seeds.
     
  14. Blackhawkswincup

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    So the Steelers will find a way to shoot self in foot and yet your propping up the Chargers? Chargers/Rivers history says they will disappoint when it matters most
     
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    I mean the chiefs have done that too.

    There's really good chance one of those 3 teams is in the AFC title game this year
     
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    My Colts look to be making a push. Up big on the Titans thus far today as well.
     
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    Big win for the Texans today
     
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    The Steelers winning puts them firmly in control of the AFC North. WC2 could get interesting with the Ravens, Bengals, Chargers, Colts, Titans, and Dolphins all being 5-5.
     
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    So is the 4th seed.
     
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    IMO the Chargers would run Houston out of the building
     
  21. justafan22

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    Chiefs

    Steelers

    Patriots

    Texans

    Chargers

    Colts are my 6 right now to go into the playoffs
     
  22. Blackhawkswincup

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    Ditto.
     
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    Ravens now the 6th seed in the AFC and with a 6-3 conference record they are sitting in a good spot based on that.

    Games @ KC and @ LAC on their schedule look very difficult though. So that probably brings them to 7 losses.

    And vs CLE in week 17 will not be a picnic. It would make the Browns' DECADE to end the Ravens season that day.

    Colts have: @ JAX, @ HOU, vs DAL, vs NYG, @ TEN. They should be able to win 3 of those games but I don't know if they can get to 4. They already have 4 AFC losses.

    Broncos are back in it at 5-6 and look at this schedule, they should get to 9 at least but their 3-5 conference record is a big issue.

     

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