If Cincy wins, are the Broncos in?
This tie breaker thing is becoming very confusing, so I decided to throw another wrench in the thing.
I'm looking at the standings, and it appears that if Cincy wins, the Broncos are in, even with a loss.
If there are a bunch of teams at 9-7 it has been said that the Chiefs hold the advantage over the Broncos because of the division record. Which I don't think makes much sense. A division record to settle a conference playoff spot doesn't make sense, but that's how it is. So the logic is that if the Broncos fall to 9-7, and the Cheifs win, the Chiefs get the first spot over the Broncos. And if Cincy wins, they would get that spot over the Chiefs, meaning that the Chiefs would get the second spot over the Broncos, leaving the Broncos out.
But the way I see it, head-to-head is the first tie breaker. So if all of these teams are lumped together, the Chiefs are knocked out because they lost to Cincy, and that would give the Broncos the playoff spot because they would have the best conference record out of the remaining team.
I don't know, maybe I'm right here, or maybe there is something that I'm missing.
Ah, just go out and beat the damn Niners.