Dec 9, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills wide receiver Steve Johnson (13) runs around St. Louis Rams cornerback Cortland Finnegan (31) during the second half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Rams beat the Bills 15-12. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Playoffs Still Mathematically Possible

With a loss last week the Bills have all but sealed their deal to make the playoffs as in it won’t happen.  The sad part at this point is that they are still mathematically in contention for a playoff spot but need a lot of help.  For this to happen, the Bills need help from three teams.  Two of the teams are the same from last week.  Both Pittsburgh and the Bengals lost which is what Buffalo needed.  Buffalo, right now, needs the Bengals to finish 8-8, only winning one of their last 3 games which include Philly, Pittsburgh, and Baltimore.  The Steelers cannot win a game.  They need to lose out.  The rest of their season looks like Dallas, Bengals, and Cleveland.  The other team is the Chargers.  The Chargers have to only lose one of their last three games.  The rest of their schedule is as follows; Carolina, Jets, Oakland.  The only tough obstacle here is the Steelers losing out.  Although, it is still possible for the Bills to make the playoffs at 8-8, the likelihood is that it probably won’t happen, but at this point there is still a small glimmer of hope.  So, teams to look at this week are the Bengals to lose to Philly, The Steelers to lose to Dallas, and the Chargers to lose to Carolina.  A Bengals loss and Chargers loss will only leave one team in the way for the Bills, that being the Steelers.  This is of course if they win out.

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