49ers Forever wrote: For KC to get home field, NE would have to lose to Jacksonville, the Jets, or Buffalo, and KC would have to beat Detroit, Minnesota, and Chicago.
Not exactly. Cheifs have two AFC losses, NE only has one. CHiefs have no more AFC games (what a scheduling quirk!) so....lets assume for a second that NE loses to the Bills, they finish 13-3, 10-2 in the AFC
Then assume that KC loses @ Minnesota, and beats the other two patsies, they finish 13-3, also 10-2 in the AFC.
#3 is common opponents, if NE loses vs. BUFF then both teams are 4-1 against common opponents.
So, tie breakers, #1, #2, and #3 are all tied still (H2H, AFC, common opp.)....#4 is strength of vitory.
Right now, NE has a % of .552 and KC is .385 I believe, and that wont improve much playing who they play.
SO NE would have homefield based on a #4 tiebreaker
How is that for controversey!
Now if KC wins out and NE loses one its a moot point...I hope they will...Minnesota will be tough but we have won in BALT, GB, so KC should have an ugly W.