Originally Posted by 400HZ
You obviously can't go by head to head matchups if it's a 3+ way tie.
Then why can they go by a divisional records when there are teams from different divisions?
The way it's been explained, they look at the top possible playoff spot, then eliminate teams based on the tie breakers. The Chiefs eliminate the Broncos because of a better division record. When they get one team, they start the process over for the next playoff spot (that's if both playoff spots are up for grabs).
The way I see it, head-to-head is the first tie breaker. So in the group of teams, Cincy eliminates KC for the top playoff spot because of the head-to-head match up. Out of the remaining teams the Broncos would be the leader because they have the best conference record and would not have lost to any of the other teams.