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Bills playoff status flickering

Posted by Chris Brown on December 18, 2016 – 10:11 pm

The Bills can thank the Patriots win over Denver for keeping them alive for another week in the playoff race. At this point Buffalo sits in 11th place in the AFC at 7-7 after their win over Cleveland. Here’s what could eliminate the Bills next week even if they beat the Dolphins.

A win by Baltimore (8-6) this weekend would eliminate the Bills from staying in contention for the final Wild Card spot no matter what the Bills do on Saturday against Miami.

They already cannot catch Kansas City at 10-4 on the year, the current holders of the first Wild Card position. If Baltimore improved to 9-6 in Week 16, the worst they could do is 9-7, which is also the best the Bills can do. The Ravens have the head-to-head tiebreaker on Buffalo.

Now of course the Ravens can still move ahead of the Steelers for the AFC North title. They play each other this week, but in that case Baltimore and Pittsburgh would simply flip roles and it would be the Steelers pushing the Bills out of any possible Wild Card position by virtue of their head to head tiebreaker with Buffalo.

 


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