After this weekend the AFC’s playoff picture is clear. All of the division leaders have a 2 game advantage with 6 games left to play. For practical purposes the current division leaders are all but guaranteed of making the playoffs. For any of the division leaders to fail now will require a pretty epic collapse and the contenders to win out as well. Then you have the Chargers at 7-3, behind the 9-1 Chiefs, who have a 2 game advantage over the remaining WC contenders. Again barring an epic collapse, which the Chargers have been known to do, that gives them a pretty solid lock on the first wildcard. After that you have five teams at 5-5. The Dolphins, Ravens, Bengals, Colts, and Titans locked in a life or death struggle for the remaining WC slot. You also have the Broncos at 4-6 but because they have to leap frog 5 other teams their chances are almost certainly over. So what does this mean for the Phins? 1) 4-2 is the minimum for a shot at the last WC slot. It wouldn’t surprise me if 5-1 ends up being the mark. 2) Head to Head record is going to be incredibly important in solving the anticipated logjam if 9-7 qualifies you for the WC spot. 3) The colts game becomes our defacto superbowl because we have no other opportunity to gain a tiebreaker in head to head matchups in the rest of the season.