Originally Posted by Fred
No. Our tiebreaker with the Patriots will be our game against the ... Patriots. Jets game has zero tiebreaker effect for the Texans against Patriots, Bills, Dolphins, Broncos, or Ravens. The Jets are helpful as a tiebreaker against other AFC teams, especially Steelers and Chargers (common opponent).
conference record is ahead of common games when seeding teams with the same record.
In a three way tie, say Ravens Pats Texans, it is seeded according to conference record unless there a sweep in head-2-head.
So AFC record is VERY important.