The Browns sit at 9-4 and in the 5th spot (1st wild card). They face the Giants and Jets over the next two weeks...then the Steelers. As it stands, the Steelers will NEED that win...can the Browns take them? Here are the current scenarios for the Browns
Browns run the table (12-4)
Lock the #5 seed
Can take the AFCN if the Steelers lose out
Browns lose 1 (11-5)
There are currently 8 teams that can finish with 11 wins or more...meaning the Browns can still MISS THE PLAYOFFS at 11-5.
Titans (9-4) - remaining games (Lions, @ GB, @ Texans)
Colts (9-4) - remaining games (Texans, @ Steelers, Jaguars)
Ravens (8-5) - remaining games (Jags, Giants, @ Bengals)
Dolphins (8-5) - remaining games (Pats, @ Raiders, @ Bills)
If the Ravens, Colts and Dolphins win out, the Browns are OUT!!!
If the Browns lose 2, they are likely out.