Sunday, December 22, 2013

Dolphins Have 5 Ways To Make The Playoffs

The first rule of thumb is that if we lose to the Jets at 1 PM then we are out of the playoffs.

Beyond that happening, let's start with Baltimore since they have the tie breaker over us.

If Baltimore beats home standing Cincinnati at 1 PM which will be tough because Cincinnati can still improve their seeding with NE who doesn't play until 4:25 PM..

1) Both Miami and San Diego must win to create three way tie and we win 6 seed due to better conference record. San Diego hosts KC at  4:25 and KC is locked into the 5 seed.

If Baltimore loses to Cincinnati:

2) Win and we are in

3) Tie with Jets coupled with a San Diego loss or tie to KC

If Baltimore ties Cincinnati:

4) Win and we are in

5) And Dolphins Tie Jets then San Diego must tie KC

We do win any 3 way tie breaker with Baltimore and San Diego only, which would be due to better conference record.

Phins Up!!!

Carl Leone
Dolfan since 12/25/1971

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You forgot, 6. We lose, Ravens lose, Chargers lose, and Steelers lose.


Ravens get tie breaker in that scenario, Sol. In that case Jets would be 8-8 too. The first rule to eliminate any ties is with teams within a division. The Jets would eliminate us with a better division record. Then Ravens won spot with best conference record.