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Chargers playoff scenarios 2013: San Diego Chargers stay alive in AFC with win

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Chargers playoff scenarios for 2013 are pretty complex now. The 2013 San Diego Chargers playoff scenarios are still applicable, though, thanks to an important win over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday (Dec. 22). The 26-13 victory helped bring the team into a three-way tie for the second wild card slot with the Baltimore Ravens and Miami Dolphins. This is where things start to get very interesting.

49ers Postseason Outlook

In a three-way tie, San Diego ends up losing the overall tie-breakers to Miami for that No. 6 seed. If the team ties with Baltimore, they will also lose the tie-breakers with the Ravens. This sets up an intriguing situation where fans need to have the results of three Week 17 games fall in their favor to make it into the AFC postseason.

For everything to work out, the Cincinnati Bengals need to beat Baltimore in a 10 a.m. PT game, Miami needs to lose to the New York Jets in another 10 a.m. PT game, and then Philip Rivers has to lead his team past the Kansas City Chiefs at 1:25 p.m. PT. The game will be played at home, so it's a small glimmer of hope and fans will already know whether there is still a chance at the postseason based on the results of the early games.

These 2013 San Diego Chargers playoff scenarios might seem tough to achieve, but the team is still alive and could potentially be the third one from the AFC West to clinch a spot in the 2014 AFC Playoffs.

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AFC Postseason Standings

49ers Postseason Outlook

Cardinals Postseason Outlook

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