What’s the Deal?

December 27, 2009 |

At 11:12 pm (according to my microwave clock) Al Michaels just said “if the Ravens win at Oakland, they’re in.” However, CBSsports.com and nfl.com both say that Denver and the Jets control their own destiny. Which is it?

The AFC playoff picture is as complex as we’ve ever seen, but considering the Monday Night game (Bears/Vikings) is an NFC match-up, as is tonights Dallas/Washington game, the AFC playoff picture, heading into week 17, has been set since about 7:20. The fact that four hours later the NFL hasn’t clearly laid out the scenerios for next week is a gaffe we don’t often see this league make.