Saturday, December 24, 2011

Simple AFC Tiebreaker Chart, 2011, After Week 16

Notes and assumptions:
  1. No possibility of tie games.
  2. Tiebreakers are as they would be at the end of the season, NOT as of right now.
  3. Tiebreakers that don't affect playoff berths or seeding are ignored.
  4. Division ties are broken first. (Example: If NE, BAL, and PIT all finish 12-4, break the BAL-PIT tie first. Then apply the tiebreaker between NE and the BAL-PIT winner.).
  5. If three or more teams are tied, apply that tiebreaker, not the two-team tiebreaker.
  6. Strength-of-victory is the combined winning percentage of the teams a team has beaten. It has nothing to do with point totals.
  7. Locked berths: HOU (#3).
  8. Clinched divisions: NE (first round bye).
  9. Clinched berths: PIT, BAL.
  10. Eliminated: IND, JAX, CLE, MIA, BUF, KC, SD.
  11. The complete tiebreaker rules are here.
AFC Tiebreakers after Saturday games of Week 16:
Tied TeamsRecordExtra conditionWinnerWhy?
BAL-PITBALhead-to-head sweep
DEN-OAK DENcommon opponents
DEN-OAK-SD8-8
DENcommon opponents





Wild Card & Seeding:
NE-BAL12-4BALstrength-of-victory
NE-PIT12-4PIThead-to-head
NYJ-CIN9-7
NYJconference record
BAL-HOU11-5BALhead-to-head
CIN-TEN9-7CINhead-to-head
CIN-OAK9-7 OAKconference record
NYJ-CIN-TEN9-7
TENCIN eliminated on conference record;
common opponents
NYJ-CIN-OAK9-7
OAKCIN eliminated on conference record;
head-to-head
CIN-TEN-OAK9-7TENCIN eliminated on conference record;
common opponents
NYJ-CIN-TEN-OAK9-7
OAKCIN eliminated on conference record;
strength-of-victory

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Comments on "Simple AFC Tiebreaker Chart, 2011, After Week 16"

 

Blogger mdeva said ... (8:12 AM, December 27, 2011) : 

For completeness, you might include Den-SD tiebreaker.

 

Blogger mdeva said ... (8:18 AM, December 27, 2011) : 

Ooops, my bad - they can't tie alone.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:13 AM, January 10, 2012) : 

i am doing research on pre-week 17 possibilties before watching my tivo of week 17 redzone and of the playoffs.

i don't understand why the
NYJ-TEN-OAK tiebreaker is missing?

i also don't understand what you mean by "CIN eliminated on conference record; strenght of schedule".

according to the nfl tie-breaking rules, you need to be eliminated by only one of the items. what do you mean by the semi-colon followed by "strenght of schedule"?

 

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