NFL playoff mess in the AFC, WTF?!

While sports isn’t always tops on our list of fun things to do here at Cuppacafe

(unless popping the top of of alcoholic beverages count as a sport)

we do like to follow the mess that ends up the week before all the playoff sports are chosen.

This is that golden week, where many teams will vie for just a few wildcard slots. Teams that shouldn’t even be considered for a playoff run are still in the hunt. (Yes, it sounds suspiciously like the National Hockey League, but I digress…)

So, almost more for my benefit than yours, here are the teams vying for a slot in the American Conference of the National Football League, and what has to happen to keep them from watching the rest of the season from their couches…

Baltimore Ravens

Baltimore clinches a playoff spot:

1) BAL win

New York Jets

NY Jets clinch a playoff spot:

1) NYJ win

Denver Broncos

Denver clinches a playoff spot:

1) DEN win + NYJ loss or tie + BAL loss or tie

2) DEN win + NYJ loss or tie + PIT loss or tie

3) DEN win + NYJ loss or tie + HOU win

4) DEN win + BAL loss or tie + PIT loss or tie

5) DEN win + BAL loss or tie + HOU win

6) PIT loss + BAL loss + HOU loss + JAC loss

7) PIT loss + BAL loss + HOU loss + NYJ loss

8) PIT loss + BAL loss + JAC loss + NYJ loss

9) PIT loss + HOU loss + JAC loss + NYJ loss

10) MIA loss or tie + NYJ loss + BAL loss + HOU loss + JAC loss or tie

Pittsburgh Steelers

Pittsburgh clinches a playoff spot:

1) PIT win + HOU loss or tie + NYJ loss or tie

2) PIT win + HOU loss or tie + BAL loss or tie

3) PIT win + NYJ loss or tie + BAL loss or tie + DEN loss or tie

Houston Texans

Houston clinches a playoff spot:

1) HOU win + NYJ loss or tie + BAL loss or tie

2) HOU win + NYJ loss or tie + DEN loss or tie

3) HOU win + BAL loss or tie + DEN loss or tie

Jacksonville Jaguars

Jacksonville clinches a playoff spot:

1) JAC win + PIT loss + BAL loss + DEN loss + HOU loss

2) JAC win + PIT loss + BAL loss + DEN loss + NYJ loss

3) JAC win + PIT loss + BAL loss + HOU loss + NYJ loss

4) JAC win + PIT loss + DEN loss + HOU loss + NYJ loss

5) JAC win + NYJ loss + DEN loss + HOU loss + BAL loss

Miami Dolphins

Miami clinches a playoff spot:

1) MIA win + NYJ loss + BAL loss + HOU loss + JAC loss or tie

Good luck!

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