The dilemma that faces Chiefs coach Andy Reid this week is not an unfamiliar one. In fact, several…
Playoff tiebreakers change in AFC
Baltimore must win and have San Diego lose or tie; or win and have Miami lose or tie; or tie and have Miami and San Diego lose; or tie and have Miami tie and San Diego lose; or have Miami, San Diego and Pittsburgh (7-8) lose.
The Chargers must win and get losses or ties by Miami and Baltimore, or tie, with losses by Miami and Baltimore.
Pittsburgh must win at home against Cleveland (4-11) and have the other three lose.
The division titles already are decided, with Denver (12-3) taking the AFC West, New England (11-4) the East, Indianapolis (10-5) the South, and Cincinnati (10-5) the North.
In the NFC, no division is clinched. Seattle (12-3) leads the West, Carolina (11-4) the South, Philadelphia (9-6) the East, and Chicago (8-7) the North. The Seahawks and Panthers own playoff berths, and both will take their divisions with wins Sunday: Seattle at home against St. Louis (7-8) and Carolina at Atlanta.
Philadelphia plays at Dallas (8-7) for the East crown on Sunday. Chicago hosts Green Bay (7-7-1) for the North title.
San Francisco and New Orleans are the front-runners for the wild cards.
Can the Chargers sneak into the playoffs? Discuss inside the message boards.
SDBoltReport.com Recommended Stories
Week 8: Super Sleepers
Every week, Fantasy Football Expert Jeb Gorham digs in his list of rankings to find the best sleepers for deeper formats. Consider giving these players a chance, but be aware of the risk! Tampa Bay…Read More
Watch: Sailfish Goes Psycho!
Check out this classic video of Dan Larson battling an acrobatic sailfish on a trip to the world-famous Tropic Star Lodge in Panama.Read More
BOMBS AWAY: ISIS BEFORE AND AFTER AIRSTRIKE
Photographer Bulent Kilic captured these amazing images of ISIS members who were on the very wrong end of an allied bombing in Turkey.Read More
TBT: Pumpkin Carving With A Handgun
While many hunters are focused on pursuing big game in late October, it’s also time to make sure you’re ready for Halloween, and specifically trick-or-treaters. In this throwback Thursday video,…Read More
Sullivan weighs seriousness of concussions
John Sullivan has suffered five concussions in his seven-year career, but he doesn’t believe his future is “in doubt.” He weighs the severity of the concussions against the number of them.Read More