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.
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