We're not going 10-6. "Realistically" our best case is 9-7 (I happen to think 8-8). If you're thinking playoffs, you really should be looking at ways to get in with 7 losses.
The best way that works for us is a head to head tie with the Colts, or a three way tie with Pitt and another team. Doesn't look like Pitt will get to 7 losses. Lets give them the #5 seed at 10-6. Maybe the Colts lose 7 with a rookie at QB. The problem is, head to head goes away against the Colts if there's another 9-7 team. We need to keep our eyes on teams like Cincy and Buffalo.
It will be tough to get in at 9-7, but it's certainly on the table.
For the record, we need to hope Buffalo beats the Colts on Sunday to make them 4-4 in the AFC like we would be if we beat NE.
If so ... Jets 5-6 / Buffalo 5-6 / Indy 6-5 / Cincy 6-5.
If we wake up Monday with that scenario, a 4-1 finish would give us a decent shot.
Last edited by truthbtold; 11-19-2012 at 09:51 PM.