NFL Playoff Scenarios 2014: Breaking Down Final Spots Up for Grabs

December 28, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Only eight teams are secure in their playoff destiny as we enter the final week of the NFL season. There are four spots remaining and 10 teams in the mix. 
So Week 17, usually a boring week filled with backups and players playing for their contracts, will end up being the most exciting week of the season.
There are a myriad of potential scenarios, some of them a bit complicated. Have no fear, though. Below we'll look at every potential playoff scenario, before breaking down the final spots up for grabs.
AFC Wild Card
So the AFC Wild Card is incredibly complicated. No team has earned a "win and in" scenario. Every team is reliant on someone else.
It's going to be tough for San Diego and Pittsburgh to make the playoffs. Pittsburgh needs a win and a lot of help. With so much on the line for Miami and Baltimore, it's hard to imagine both of them losing. The same goes for San Diego. They are both at a significant disadvantage.
The team with the...

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