View Full Version : what if Patriots, dolphins and jets all finish 10-6?

12-17-2008, 11:04 PM
What happens if they all finish 10-6? I'm sure it's been discussed here before, but I don't remember. So what if they all finish 10-6, it's likely.

12-18-2008, 12:24 AM
It depends if we beat the jets or not if we were to lose the the Chiefs and the Jets were to win this week and we beat them week 17 then we would still hold the tie bracker

12-18-2008, 12:35 AM
Winner of the Jets/Dolphins game is the division winner.

12-18-2008, 08:46 AM
Patriots have to win out and the Fins and Jets lose a game each if they want to win the division

Pats have to win out and hope the Ravens lose one if they want a wildcard.

12-18-2008, 11:48 AM
The Simple Plan

Dolphins: They win the AFC East by beating Kansas City and the Jets.

Jets: They win the division by beating Seattle and the Dolphins.

Patriots: Their path to winning the division -- beat Arizona and Buffalo, hope the Jets or the Dolphins lose this week, then hope that whoever loses this week wins the season finale between those two.
Headache Time

If the Dolphins lose to Kansas City and beat the Jets: They finish at 10-6 with a division record of 4-2 and a conference record of 7-5. Even if Indianapolis loses its two remaining games, the Colts will have an 8-4 conference record. So unless Baltimore loses both its remaining games (at Dallas, vs. Jacksonville), the wild card will be lost. That leaves the AFC East. The Dolphins will have split with the Jets, have the same division record, same conference record, but a better record against common opponents (9-3 vs. 7-5, at best). So they will need to hope New England loses at least the season finale to Buffalo to drop the Patriots to 10-6, at best, with a 3-3 division record, giving the Dolphins the AFC East on the division-record tiebreaker.

If the Dolphins beat Kansas City but lose to the Jets: They finish at 10-6 with a division record of 3-3 and a conference record of 7-5. Under this scenario, again, they would need to hope Baltimore loses both remaining games to have a wild-card chance. As for the AFC East, the Dolphins wouldn't win the division. They would be, at best, in a tie with the Jets and would lose the first tiebreaker on head-to-head competition after the Jets' season-series sweep.

If the Dolphins lose to Kansas City and the Jets: The kitchen is closed.