EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 27: Ryan Fitzpatrick #14 of the Buffalo Bills passes against the New York Jets during their pre season game on November 27, 2011 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
We discussed the possible scenarios for the Buffalo Bills to make the playoffs earlier this week. While they weren't pretty, they still exist. As such, we'll continue to talk about which teams to root for in an effort to make it possible for the Bills to make the playoffs.
Buffalo Bills over San Diego Chargers
In most of the scenarios, Buffalo needs to win out. This one's sort of obvious.
Cleveland Browns over Pittsburgh Steelers
Indianapolis Colts over Baltimore Ravens
For the Bills to back-door into a Wild Card spot, they need either the Ravens or Steelers to lose all of their remaining games. The Steelers play tonight on NFL Network, while the Ravens are an early game (CBS) on Sunday.
Washington Redskins over New England Patriots
Kansas City Chiefs over New York Jets
The Bills can still win the AFC East, believe it or not, but they need some help from teams like the Chiefs and Redskins. New England needs to lose out, while the Jets must go 1-3 or worse.
Houston Texans over Cincinnati Bengals
Of all the playoff scenarios, the Bengals dropping off their early season pace is the best bet. They have a tough remaining schedule beginning with the Texans this weekend.
New Orleans Saints over Tennessee Titans
Green Bay Packers over Oakland Raiders
Chicago Bears over Denver Broncos
The Titans, Raiders, and Broncos are all ahead of Buffalo currently. The Bills need losses from all three of them at some point if they have any shot of making the playoffs.
If Buffalo loses and Cincinnati, Tennessee, or New York wins, the Bills' playoff chances are over. That's the only way the Bills will be eliminated this week.