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Old 11-23-2012, 10:12 AM
 
Location: NJ
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It should be the top 6 teams from each conference with the best record that advance to the playoffs. It was disgusting watching the 7-9 Seahawks win their division and get in while teams with three more wins were assed out.

On a similar note, I also think that having almost half of a teams schedule against division foes every year is also stupid. It severely hampers the room on the schedule for some seriously interesting matchups with many other teams. They should play their three division foes just once a year, and rotate the home/away locations yearly for those three games.
This sounds like a plan on how to make the NFL boring and less watchable.
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:41 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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If the Giants and Cowgirls both finish 8-8 ...does it come down to some sort of tie-breakers?

It's a shame somebody will probably get in from the NFC East at 8-8.

The Cowboys will finish with 9 or 10 losses so it's no chance of that happening. Also the skins are now in the picture and will finish with 8 or more wins

The Giants have about 4 losses coming up

Packers..loss

Saints....loss

Falcons..loss

Ravens...loss


Skins 9-7
Giants-8-8
Cowboys-6-10
Eagles-4-12
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:58 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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If the Giants and Cowgirls both finish 8-8 ...does it come down to some sort of tie-breakers?

It's a shame somebody will probably get in from the NFC East at 8-8.

NFL Tie-Breaking Procedures
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Old 11-23-2012, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Southern Willamette Valley, Oregon
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This sounds like a plan on how to make the NFL boring and less watchable.
How do you figure? I'm interested to know why you feel that way. I've had several people rep me so far and say they like the idea. Why do you feel it would make the season more boring and less watchable?
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Old 11-23-2012, 10:20 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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How do you figure? I'm interested to know why you feel that way. I've had several people rep me so far and say they like the idea. Why do you feel it would make the season more boring and less watchable?

For me, inter-division rivalries are what's fun and exciting -- KC-Oakland, Bears-Packers, Ravens-Steelers, etc
Playing the inter-division rivals only once per season dilutes this.
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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I do like the setup with the divisions and wild cards and the scheduling. Except for 2 games, each team within their division has the same schedule. Win your games, especially the division games, and everything else will take care of itself.
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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It should be the top 6 teams from each conference with the best record that advance to the playoffs. It was disgusting watching the 7-9 Seahawks win their division and get in while teams with three more wins were assed out.

On a similar note, I also think that having almost half of a teams schedule against division foes every year is also stupid. It severely hampers the room on the schedule for some seriously interesting matchups with many other teams. They should play their three division foes just once a year, and rotate the home/away locations yearly for those three games.
Records can mean squat in the playoffs. That same 7-9 Seattle team beat the 11-5 Saints in the first round of the playoffs while a 10-6 Green Bay team beat the best team in the conference, the 13-3 Falcons. The 11-5 Jets beat a 14-2 Patriots team.

Like everyone said, the 9-7 Giants knocked off the 15-1 Packers and 13-3 49ers last year on the way to a Super Bowl win.

In 2009 a 9-7 Jets team knocked off the 13-3 Chargers.

In 2008 a 9-6-1 Eagles team knocked off 12-4 Giants. The 9-7 Cardinals beat the 11-5 Falcons and the 12-4 Panthers on the way to the Super Bowl.

In 2007 the undefeated Patriots lost the Super Bowl to the 10-6 Giants.

This stuff happens every single year in the playoffs and that's why people love it. Even the underdog has a chance to win. The phrase "any given Sunday" is because in any game, any team can win. We see it all the time and the playoffs amp it up even more. I, personally, think the playoff system is fine as it is. Had that 7-9 Seattle team been blown out at home in the wildcard game, I may think differently. But after thinking it was ridiculous that a 7-9 team made they playoffs, they played a very entertaining game and won. That was enough to shut me up.
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