Scenario #3- Denver/KC tie at 11-5. KC Wins division. Jets get #5 seed. Bengals win out and get #1 seed. Patriots lose last game and get #2 seed.
This scenario is similar to the last one, only with a change at the top. The Bengals win their final two games while NE
Dec 22, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals middle linebacker Rey Maualuga (58) tackles Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson (22) in the second half at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals won 37-28. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
loses and get the #2 seed.
Again, this would play out like the last one, only we’d play the Bengals in the Divisional Round. Although a few things would need to happen in order for this to work, this scenario could possibly lead to a matchup with the Jets in the AFC Championship game.
I can’t recall a season in which two Wild Card teams faced each other for a Conference Championship, but in a season in which parity has reigned supreme, I wouldn’t put past the idea of that happening next month.