# Can a team in the NFL make the playoffs with only three wins?

It's impossible for all the teams in a division to have losing records in their divisional games--every time someone loses a game, someone else in the division wins it. But the home team could win every game, and everyone would be 3-3 in divisional play. But as far as I can tell there's no reason why the teams in this unhappy division couldn't lose all ten of their other games. Is this true--is it mathematically possible for a three win team to go to the playoffs?

Naturally, this question is motivated by the fact that there's serious talk of a six win team representing the NFC South.

• For this unlikely scenario to be resolved, it likely would be the fifth tie breaker to break the logjam. - Strength of victory. nfl.com/standings/tiebreakingprocedures Nov 19 '14 at 18:40
• If you include ties, a team could make the playoffs with even fewer than 3 wins. It's very unlikely, but in theory a division could have all four teams end up at 0-10-6, and one would have to make the playoffs. Nov 24 '14 at 15:02