Now it is time to study the details of NFL tie-breaker rules. I believe this is basically what must happen:
- Jets must lose at least one of their final two games (at MIA, OAK)
- Bengals must lose their remaining three games (at IND tonight, at DEN, Steelers)
- Jaguars must lose their final two games (NE, at KC)
- Steelers must win their final two games (BAL, at CIN)
If for some reason all of the above occurs and the Steelers slip into the postseason, people around the NFL are going to be upset.