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Old 01-04-2011, 12:16 AM
 
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Because they had fewer total wins than the Chiefs.

Sweeping the Division is nice, but it's only 6 wins.
Devils advocate here.

The Raiders had an undefeated division record, the same conference record than the Chiefs and the Raiders beat them twice. Seems like they should rep their division, not the Chiefs.

The NFL puts so much emphasis on winning the division but brings in a bunch of non common opponents outside of the entire conference to decide a division. Seems weird to me.
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Old 01-04-2011, 03:45 AM
 
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Devils advocate here.

The Raiders had an undefeated division record, the same conference record than the Chiefs and the Raiders beat them twice. Seems like they should rep their division, not the Chiefs.

The NFL puts so much emphasis on winning the division but brings in a bunch of non common opponents outside of the entire conference to decide a division. Seems weird to me.
Cmon now...common sense dictates you have to be competitive outside your division also.
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Old 01-04-2011, 05:25 AM
 
Location: Hernando, FL
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Let this be a lesson for all those that want a playoff system in college football.
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Old 01-04-2011, 05:32 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I don't think the NFL should do anything drastic based off this happening one year. If it continues for any prolonged period of time, then perhaps some changes should be made.

One would think the NFC West would begin to improve as early as next year, though.
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Old 01-04-2011, 07:18 AM
 
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Cmon now...common sense dictates you have to be competitive outside your division also.
Like the Seahawks compared to Giants? Or the Bucs? Both had better records outside of their division as well as better overall records than the seahawks yet both will be sitting at home this weekend.

Seems if the NFL puts so much emphasis on overall records then that should be their playoff seed as well.

I've never paid that close attention to NFL system but looking at some of the standings and records it doesn't seem the NFL has that great of a system.
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Old 01-04-2011, 11:36 AM
 
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The NFL like college football is a businesss. Thus it does not want for a entire part of teh country to be left out;just part of businesss. the same as the college football BCS was made to imporve but still make more money.Never forget that it is a business.
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Old 01-09-2011, 06:12 AM
 
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how ridiculous now?
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Old 01-09-2011, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Missouri
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Could a 7-9 team get hot and win the Super Bowl?
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Old 01-09-2011, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Cook County
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Let this be a lesson for all those that want a playoff system in college football.
Huh? I could point at every year in college football and say "let this be a lesson for those who don't want a playoff system." Yet you are trying to use an unprecedented event in the NFL (literally, never happened in the history of the league before) as an example to prove this point?
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Old 01-09-2011, 03:15 PM
 
Location: The 719
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...An amendment needs to be made now...
Yeah, that amend would be for you starting this thread to begin with.

The Seahawks are 1-0 in the playoffs now. Some would say that they didn't deserve home field over the Saints, but hey. They are a division leader and that's the way it goes in the NFL.

At very least, it makes for more exciting football. Would you have rather seen the Saints crush the Seahawks in New Orleans? I, for one, am glad to have seen the game as it was yesterday.
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