Week 17 Cheat Sheet: What gets the Buffalo Bills into the 2017 Playoffs

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What gets the Bills in the 2017 playoffs:

  • win over Miami, AND:
    •  loss to Cincinnati
    • OR, a  loss/tie to Jacksonville AND a ​​​​​​​ loss/tie to Oakland.
  • ​​​​​​​ tie with Miami, AND:
    •  loss to Jacksonville AND a ​​​​​​​ loss to Oakland.

There is no scenario where the Bills can get into the playoffs with a loss to Miami and an 8-8 record.

There is no scenario where the Bills can get in at 9-7 without help from at least one team.

Here are all the different scenarios:

  • If , , , and are all 9-7, the Bills get IN.

 

  • If , , and  are all 9-7, the Bills get IN.

 

  • If , , and  are all 9-7, the Bills get IN.

 

  • If  and  are the only ones tied at 9-7, the Bills get IN.

 

  • If , , and  are all 9-7, the Bills are OUT.

 

  • If  and  are the only ones tied at 9-7, the Bills are OUT.

 

  • If  and  are the only ones tied at 9-7, the Bills are OUT.

 

  • If the , and  are all 8-8, the Bills are OUT.

 

  • If the , and  are all 8-8, the Bills are OUT.

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**All playoff scenarios were done using the ESPN Playoff Machine

Twitter: @JoeBuscaglia

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