Standings entering week 9

      NFCNFC                                 AFCAFC
1 SEASEA (6-1) 1 PITPIT (7-0)
2 TBTB (6-2) 2 KCKC (7-1)
3 GBGB (5-2) 3 BUFBUF (6-2)
4 PHIPHI (3-4-1) 4 TENTEN (5-2)5
5 NONO (5-2)1 5 BALBAL (5-2)6
6 ARIARI (5-2) 6 INDIND (5-2)
7 LARLAR (5-3)2 7 CLECLE (5-3)
8 CHICHI (5-3) 8 LVLV (4-3)7
9 SFSF (4-4) 9 MIAMIA (4-3)
10 DETDET (3-4) 10 DENDEN (3-4)
11 CARCAR (3-5) 11 CINCIN (2-5-1)
12 WASWAS (2-5)3 12 LACLAC (2-5)8
13 MINMIN (2-5) 13 NENE (2-5)
14 DALDAL (2-6)4 14 HOUHOU (1-6)9
15 ATLATL (2-6) 15 JAXJAX (1-6)
16 NYGNYG (1-7) 16 NYJNYJ (0-8)

1 NO wins the tiebreak over ARI on conference record (4-1 vs 4-2).
2 LAR wins the tiebreak over CHI on head-to-head.
3 WAS wins the tiebreak over MIN on conference record (2-3 vs 1-3).
4 DAL wins the tiebreak over ATL on head-to-head.
5 TEN wins the tiebreak over IND on division record (2-0 vs 0-1).
6 BAL wins the tiebreak over IND on conference record (3-2 vs 2-2).
7 LV wins the tiebreak over MIA on strength of victory (20-11 vs 10-21).
8 LAC wins the tiebreak over NE on conference record (2-2 vs 2-3).
9 HOU wins the tiebreak over JAX on head-to-head (1-0).


Elimination Scenarios

NYJNYJ is knocked out of AFC East title contention with:
         1) NYJNYJ loss + BUFBUF win

Possible Seeds

All teams can still get all seeds. Even NYJNYJ can get the 1 seed.


Team Control

The seed that a team controls is the worst seed that team could get if they win out. These are often mutually exclusive because it is impossible for teams that play each other in future weeks to both win out.

Teams that control the 1 seed:
SEASEA PITPIT

Teams that control the 2 seed:
KCKC

Teams that control the 3 seed:
GBGB CHICHI NONO TBTB ARIARI LARLAR INDIND

Teams that control the 4 seed:
PHIPHI WASWAS BUFBUF TENTEN

Teams that control the 5 seed:
BALBAL

Teams that control the 6 seed:
MIAMIA LVLV

Teams that control the 7 seed:
SFSF CLECLE

Teams that could win out and still miss the playoffs:
DALDAL NYGNYG DETDET MINMIN CARCAR ATLATL
NENE NYJNYJ CINCIN HOUHOU JAXJAX DENDEN LACLAC


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