Week 17 AFC playoff picture
6:17 p.m. Looks like the seeding is in place with Denver up big and New England leading. If it holds here are the seeds:
2. New England
5. Kansas City
6. San Diego/Pittsburgh
Also worth nothing Kansas City-San Diego headed to overtime.
5:23 p.m. Denver is comfortably ahead and that means the Broncos will be the #1 seed. Kansas City is putting up a stronger fight than most expected with the starters getting a rest. This is good news for Pittsburgh.
3:07 p.m. That's it for Baltimore. Cincinnati can clinch a first round bye with a New England loss. As for the #6 seed if San Diego wins the Chargers are in, if they lose the Steelers are in.
3:03 p.m. Miami has lost to New York. It's looking like the final wild card spot will come down to either Pittsburgh or San Diego.
Update 2:58 p.m. The post-Festivus miracle continues for Pittsburgh with the 20-7 win over Cleveland and Baltimore and Miami losing.
In Need of a Festivus Miracle
Pittsburgh Steelers (7-8) Everything went right for the Steelers last week. Now they need a win and losses to Baltimore, Miami and San Diego to reach the playoffs.
San Diego Chargers (8-7) The Chargers won't win any tiebreakers so they need a win and losses to Baltimore and Miami.
In Need of Help
Baltimore Ravens (8-7) It's amazing that none if the wild card hopefuls are in the "win and you're in" position. They all need help. In Baltimore's case they need a win and either a Miami loss or a San Diego loss. Baltimore also clinches the wild card with a loss if Pittsburgh, Miami and San Diego all lose as well. The Ravens hold the tiebreaker over Miami and San Diego but lose the three way tiebreaker.
Miami Dolphins (8-7) The Dolphins need a win and either a Baltimore loss or a San Diego win. Miami holds the tiebreaker over San Diego and they win the three way tiebreaker but they lose the head-to-head tiebreaker with Baltimore.
Kansas City Chiefs (11-4) Kansas City has clinched a wild card berth and will be the #5 seed.
Indianapolis Colts (10-5) Indianapolis gets the #2 seed and a first round bye with a win, a New England loss and a Cincinnati loss.
Cincinnati Bengals (10-5) Cincinnati clinches the #2 seed and a first round bye with a win and a New England loss. If everything stays the same the Bengals will be the #3 seed thanks to the head-to-head win over the Colts.
New England Patriots (11-4) The Patriots wrap up the #2 seed with a win or losses to both Cincinnati and Indianapolis. New England clinches home field advantage throughout with a win and a Denver loss.
Denver Broncos (12-3) Denver has clinched a first round bye. The Broncos get home field advantage throughout with a win or a New England loss.