The Colts have nearly locked up the one seed, so now’s the time to remind you all about our dream order for finish for the AFC:
This would force the Pats to play Pitt, and @SD. It would force the Chargers to play the Pats. Obviously, you could flip the Pats and Chargers and it would be nearly as good. It would likely give Indy a second round game with the Bengals or Broncos. Most importantly, it means Indy likely would only have to face one of the Steelers/Pats/Chargers combo.
Ravens at Packers
I don’t think the Ravens are that great a team, but I’d just as soon have them out of the playoffs
Oakland at Pittsburgh
If the Steelers don’t make the playoffs, I won’t cry
Texans at Jaguars
This game likely won’t matter, but I’d rather the Jags lose their next two games so as to not have any real hope when Indy comes to town in a couple of weeks.
Patriots at Dolphins
It’s distasteful, but I think we have to pull for the Pats to finish 12-4. I’d much rather them wind up in the two or three seed than in the four. That means they have to win out. I’ll hate myself just a little, but here’s hoping they pull it out.
Broncos at Chiefs
As a general rule, I’m rooting against all playoff contenders (Broncos, Jags, Steelers, and Ravens). The Broncos will be equally desperate next week regardless of what happens today, so I’d rather they lose.