If Brees takes team to playoffs, he SHOULD win MVP. The stats will be there without question. However, the media loves a combination of stats and regular season success. Don't know if they would give the MVP to a wildcard team over a division winner, but Brees would have done what no other QB has done before. It would be a crime if he doesn't get it. But after witnessing Rodgers win it last year over Brees, it makes me think the final standings are more important.
At this point, the Texans would likely get a first round bye. However, if Indy runs the table, or even loses just one more, they could still win their division because they get to play the Texans TWICE. That would likely give them a bye, but not necessarily first seed.
New England also still gets a shot at the Texans. They can lose one more as well but they have the head-to-head tie breaker over Indy, so New England would get the higher seed.
It will all depend on the final standings. Whoever finishes with the higher seed in the AFC will win it IMO. Unless of course Brees pulls of a miracle. Gonna be fun to watch.
This post was edited on 11/23 at 10:54 pm