If instead of a tie, what happens if both teams are granted a week 17 win but if Buf/KC remain tied for one seed after week 18, you flip a coin for the bye ?
If there is a three-way tie among BUF, KC, and CIN at 13-4 (ie, CIN beats Baltimore, BUF loses to NE, and KC loses to LV), then I guess you could do a ‘Friday Night Lights’ style coin flip where three teams flip a coin and the first team to have the outlier heads or tails would win the bye. They’d be making all of this up as they go, of course.
Since the Bengals were leading 7-3, if they are awarded a win and the Bills are awarded a tie instead of a loss, where would that put things for this weekend?
Entering Week 18, your scenario would put KC in the driver’s seat for HFA with a 13-3 record, with BUF (12-3-1) in second and CIN (12-4) in third. CIN would own the tiebreakers with both BUF and KC, and BUF would own the tiebreaker with KC. This means that:
- CIN would get HFA if CIN wins, KC loses, and BUF loses or ties.
- BUF would get HFA if BUF wins and KC loses or ties, or if BUF ties, KC loses, and CIN loses or ties.
- KC would get HFA if KC wins, or if KC ties and BUF loses or ties.