The NFL playoff picture is still not set as Week 18 arrives for the first time ever.
The AFC in particular has some chaos both in terms of seeding and the finish line.
A list of teams can still get the top seed, while the last two Wild Card slots are also up for grabs.
That got the NFL to place the Los Angeles Chargers and Las Vegas Raiders in prime time on Sunday night.
The winner is in.
But there is also another scenario that arises if the Jacksonville Jaguars beat the Indianapolis Colts earlier in the day.
That would mean the Chargers and Raiders would both come in if they made a draw.
Could they just kneel the ball the entire match and both clear the off-season?
NFL insider Ian Rapoport spoke of the lack of confidence in such a scenario.
“How do we know they will?”
– Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 5, 2022
Rapoport claims he spoke to a member of one of the teams and immediately got a reply that there is no way to know if both sides would keep the deal.
A funny scenario that will not happen
Rapoport’s source gives a good point.
The Chargers and Raiders are rivals and it would be hard to trust that the game’s final game would not be a fake knee resulting in a touchdown.
But let’s be realistic here too.
Both teams are not just going to play for a draw.
It would be an embarrassment and would only lead to ridicule.
What do @KyleBrandt think of the scenario where the Chargers and Raiders stand right on Sunday and both get to the playoffs?
“We want chaos.” pic.twitter.com/aGNvr33IPX
– Good morning football (@gmfb) January 5, 2022
The NFL would also have a freakout if the game began with the teams kneeling the ball.
This whole scenario disappears if the Colts take care of business against the Jaguars.
But if they do not, Twitter should be a wild place in anticipation of the first snap between the Chargers and the Raiders.
A Derek Carr kneeling down would break the internet.