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ESPN Playoff Machine time!


It's the most wonderful time of the year:

http://espn.go.com/nfl/playoffs/machine

Been spending some time with scenarios. Starting with what should be a worst case, It looks like 9-7 will more than likely earn a 4 seed. But even 8-8 would be a fairly likely AFCN title.

If we hold serve at home and win just one of our remaining road games (@San Diego or @Pittsburgh) the possibility of a 2 seed and a first round bye is a very real possibility, if not a probability. Either way, 11-5 should be good for no worse than a 3 seed. And that is HUGE. The 4 seed will face (almost definitely) either KC or Denver, and even a win in that game would just mean a trip to one of those stadiums for the divisional round. A 3 seed would see a home WC game against any number of mediocre also-rans who might scrape into the 6 seed in a top heavy conference. Currently my math is giving that honor to the Dolphins, and I don't see us losing to them again at home.

Bottom line, the win against the Patriots was huge and a win against the Colts would be just as big, possibly giving us a very realistic shot at playing for the AFC championship.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Cincy Jungle's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Cincy Jungle's writers or editors.

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