Hopefully get you a little head start for your post Matt. With about half the games falling the way I was hoping, I had to look closer into this. The Bills didn't move up in their playoff ranking but take out tie-breakers, and the Bills are now only 1 game out from the 6th seed. Who would have thought?! Of course, the Bills need to do their part by winning. But hey, there's hope as shown below:
Where we're at after week 12:
6 Pittsburgh 5 / 6 *Balt, *Mia, Cin, GB, *Cle
7 Baltimore 5 / 6 *Pit, Min, Det, NE, Cin
8 San Diego 5 / 6 Cin, NYG, Den, *Oak, KC
9 NY Jets 5 / 6 *Mia, *Oak, Car, *Cle, *Mia
10 Miami 5 / 6 *NYJ, *Pit, NE, *Buf, *NYJ
11 Tennessee 5 / 6 Ind, Den, AZ, Jax, Hou
12 Oakland 4 / 7 Dal, *NYJ, KC, *SD, Den
13 Cleveland 4 / 7 Jax, NE, Chi, *NYJ, *Pit
14 Buffalo 4 / 7 Atl, TB, Jax, *Mia, NE
Week 13 Matchups:
Steelers @ Ravens: Winner goes to 6-6, loser to 5-7. Bills have the head-to-head win against the Ravens so I'd rather see the Steelers drop this game. Would still need 1 more loss from each team but better than the Steelers needing to lose 2 of their remaining 4 games for the Bills to have a shot.
Dolphins @ Jets: Winner goes to 6-6, loser to 5-7. Dolphins win is ideal for the Bills here as it puts them in control of their own destiny over both the Jets and Dolphins (Better Div Record than Jets if Bills win out/Win head to head vs Dolphins if Bills win out).
Falcons @ Bills: Bills win brings them to 5-7.
What's all that mean? As long as the Bills win against the Falcons, there will be at least 2 fewer teams with a better record than the Bills, and there could be as few as 2 of these teams with a better record. Still need help and still consider it a long-shot the Bills find a way to win out, but that's why they play the games.