Ravens, AFC playoff scenarios for final week of regular season
By By Aaron Wilson
The Baltimore Sun|
Dec 23, 2013 | 5:11 PM
The NFL has released a full list of playoff scenarios for the Ravens and the rest of the league heading into the final week of the regular season.
Here's a look at the potential scenarios in the AFC, starting with the Ravens (8-7) heading into their regular-season finale on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals (10-5) at Paul Brown Stadium.
The Ravens clinch a playoff berth if they win combined with a loss by the San Diego Chargers loss or tie to the Kansas City Chiefs or a Ravens win combined with a Miami Dolphins loss or tie to the New York Jets.
The Ravens also qualify with a tie against the Bengals combined with a Dolphins loss or a Chargers loss or tie.
The Ravens would also make the playoffs if they tie the Bengals combined with a Dolphins tie plus a Chargers loss or a Dolphins loss plus a Chargers loss plus a loss or tie by the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Dolphins clinch a playoff spot with a win plus a Ravens loss or tie; or a Dolphins win plus a Chargers win; or a Dolphins tie plus a Ravens loss plus a Chargers loss or tie; or a Dolphins tie plus a Ravens tie plus a Chargers tie.
The Chargers clinch a playoff spot with a win over the Kansas City Chiefs plus a Dolphins loss or tie plus a Ravens loss or tie; or a Chargers tie plus a Dolphins loss plus a Ravens loss.
The Pittsburgh Steelers clinch a playoff spot with a win over the Cleveland Browns plus a Dolphins loss plus a Ravens loss plus a Chargers loss.