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December 3, 2010, 07:28 PM
Here's how I see it.

The Jets/Pats and Steelers/Ravens games will decide things.



1) Jets or Pats (whomever wins Monday night)

2) Ravens or Steelers (whomever wins Sunday night)

3) Indy (easier schedule than the Jags)

4) San Diego (Doing their late season thing again)

5) Jets or Pats (whomever lost Monday night)

6) Ravens or Steelers (whomever lost Sunday night)


Which means in the WC round San Diego hosts the AFC AFCE runner up and Indy hosts the AFCN runner up.
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December 3, 2010  07:51 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Ravens over Steelers..............................................

We'll see.

But I think two teams get in from both the AFCN and AFCE, leaving only the champ from the AFCS and AFCW.

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December 3, 2010  08:19 PM ET

I'm just seeing the numbers for the teams in the north and the east.

The Jets and Pats each only have 2 losses. After this Monday, one of them will have three but i don't see many more than that.

In the North both the Steelers and Ravens have three loses and after Sunday one will have four but, again, I don't see a whole lot more.

I think the #1 seed will be 14-2 or there abouts.

#2 will be 13-3 or there abouts.

#3 Colts

#4 San Diego

I think #'s 5 and 6 will have better records than either #3 or #4.

I just see the AFCE runner up with a record of 12-4 and the AFCN runner up with 11-5. That would lock out anyone else from the south or west.

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December 5, 2010  12:29 PM ET

Bump the spammers off the front page

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December 5, 2010  06:37 PM ET

bump

December 6, 2010  01:13 AM ET

With the Steelers "returning the favor" to the Ravens tonight, the Jets-Pats game takes on another perspective......IF the Jets win and then lose to the Steelers in 2 weeks, and the Steelers otherwise "run the table" for the season....I believe they will have the #1 seed for the playoffs (unless the head-to-head record takes preference to conference record).....anyway, pretty amazing nonetheless for a team predicted to not even make the playoffs, due to their franchise-QB missing the first 4 games..........

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December 6, 2010  09:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

With the Steelers "returning the favor" to the Ravens tonight, the Jets-Pats game takes on another perspective......IF the Jets win and then lose to the Steelers in 2 weeks, and the Steelers otherwise "run the table" for the season....I believe they will have the #1 seed for the playoffs (unless the head-to-head record takes preference to conference record).....anyway, pretty amazing nonetheless for a team predicted to not even make the playoffs, due to their franchise-QB missing the first 4 games..........

I think what they've done is already amazing for just that reason. Try that with any other team and watch what happens. Sit Tom Brady for the first four games, for example, and see if they're 3-1.

No one would have blamed the Steelers for going 1-3 or 2-2 with Ben out but they fought and managed 3-1...to be sitting at 9-3 at this point and in position to get a week off come postseason is more than I could have hoped for.

December 6, 2010  01:21 PM ET
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Ravens over Steelers..............................................

Not this time!! :)

December 23, 2010  11:11 AM ET

We'll know more after this weekend but it looks like this:

1) Pats (OK, that's a lock)

2) Steelers

3) Colts

4) Chiefs

5) Ravens (They own the head to head tiebreaker over the Jets. Remember week 1?)

6) Jets

Which means in the WC round:

The Jets are on the road in Indy while the Ravens take on the Chiefs.

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