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Old 11-08-2013, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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The funny thing about this is if the Cowboys beat New Orleans Sunday Night, which btw, I doubt they will, they are only a 1/2 game back of New Orleans for the number 2 seed in the NFC.
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Old 11-09-2013, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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I think it's pretty safe to say that an East team will NOT be getting a Wildcard (someone will have to finish like 6-1/7-0 to even get in that discussion) and I think it's pretty safe to say that BOTH San Francisco & Seattle will be getting playoff spots (much like a team in the East, one of them will have to finish like 1-6/2-5 to even be taken out of consideration). So that leaves New Orleans, Philadelphia, Washington, Giants, Cowboys, Lions, Bears, Packers, & Panthers all fighting for 2 spots. Out of the remaining schedules among teams in contention, I say the Bears have the easiest schedule left. Yes, they do have 4 road games remaining, but those 4 are: Minnesota, St. Louis, Cleveland & Philadelphia, and have home games against the Lions, Ravens, Cowboys, and Packers. Carolina has by far the toughest schedule left among those teams in contention: @ San Fran, home vs. the Patriots, still 2 games against the Saints, and a trip to the Georgia Dome to play the Falcons. I want them to do well, but I think they'll fall out of the race by Thanksgiving playing the Niners & Patriots back to back weeks.
Here are my picks: 1) Seattle-NFC West champion
2) New Orleans- NFC South champion
3) Detroit Lions-NFC North champion
4) New York Giants-NFC East champion (someone has to win that division, why not the Giants??)
5) San Francisco-Wildcard #1
6) Chicago Bears-Wildcard #2
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Old 11-11-2013, 10:10 AM
Status: "Beach time!" (set 19 days ago)
 
Location: Fredericksburg/Virginia Beach, VA
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With another week's action in the books, the NFC playoff picture saw a little movement:

1. Seahawks: 10-1

2. Saints: 7-2

3. Lions: 6-3

4. Cowboys: 5-5

5. Panthers: 6-3

6. 49ers: 6-3

These teams are still in the hunt:

Cardinals: 5-4

Bears: 5-4

Packers: 5-4

Eagles: 5-5

Out of the teams that are still in the hunt, one must conclude the Eagles have the best shot at getting into the playoffs because they are in a tie for 1st place in their division. Also, the Lions solidified for now their spot in the playoff seeding while sending the Bears into the "outside looking in" camp. Lastly the Panthers moved up over the 49ers, who slid from the fifth seed to the sixth seed after the Panthers beat them 10-9 yesterday.

The shuffling is not over, either. Still lots to come!
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Old 11-11-2013, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Wouldn't you like to know?
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Originally Posted by iknowftbll View Post
With another week's action in the books, the NFC playoff picture saw a little movement:

1. Seahawks: 10-1

2. Saints: 7-2

3. Lions: 6-3

4. Cowboys: 5-5

5. Panthers: 6-3

6. 49ers: 6-3

These teams are still in the hunt:

Cardinals: 5-4

Bears: 5-4

Packers: 5-4

Eagles: 5-5

Out of the teams that are still in the hunt, one must conclude the Eagles have the best shot at getting into the playoffs because they are in a tie for 1st place in their division. Also, the Lions solidified for now their spot in the playoff seeding while sending the Bears into the "outside looking in" camp. Lastly the Panthers moved up over the 49ers, who slid from the fifth seed to the sixth seed after the Panthers beat them 10-9 yesterday.

The shuffling is not over, either. Still lots to come!
Have to correct you again. How could you not put the Giants (or Redskins) in there when they are only 1 game out of first and still have a bunch of division games left? (its not like they are 3 or 4 out...)

Just because they come from a lousy division doesn't mean they are not "in the hunt"...
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Old 11-11-2013, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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Originally Posted by iknowftbll View Post
With another week's action in the books, the NFC playoff picture saw a little movement:

1. Seahawks: 10-1

2. Saints: 7-2

3. Lions: 6-3

4. Cowboys: 5-5

5. Panthers: 6-3

6. 49ers: 6-3

These teams are still in the hunt:

Cardinals: 5-4

Bears: 5-4

Packers: 5-4

Eagles: 5-5

Out of the teams that are still in the hunt, one must conclude the Eagles have the best shot at getting into the playoffs because they are in a tie for 1st place in their division. Also, the Lions solidified for now their spot in the playoff seeding while sending the Bears into the "outside looking in" camp. Lastly the Panthers moved up over the 49ers, who slid from the fifth seed to the sixth seed after the Panthers beat them 10-9 yesterday.

The shuffling is not over, either. Still lots to come!
The Saints @ Seahawks game is getting bigger by the week. After that the Seahawks visit SF.

An interesting read... Russell Wilson's Seattle Seahawks must solve key issues - NFL.com

Only 1 NFC top seed out of the last 6 years has made the Super Bowl (2009 NO)... I think this years #5 or #6 seed to make a run will be Carolina or SF... assuming they don't win the West.
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Old 11-11-2013, 11:24 AM
Status: "Beach time!" (set 19 days ago)
 
Location: Fredericksburg/Virginia Beach, VA
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Have to correct you again. How could you not put the Giants (or Redskins) in there when they are only 1 game out of first and still have a bunch of division games left? (its not like they are 3 or 4 out...)

Just because they come from a lousy division doesn't mean they are not "in the hunt"...
No, you don't. "Correcting" assumes I've given inaccurate information, which I have not. I have not given the complete picture, but I do not claim to have given the complete picture. Just because I don't mention a team does not mean I do not consider them in the hunt. It's not like I've covered EVERY aspect of the NFC playoff picture EXCEPT the Giants and Redskins. Technically the only team in the NFC eliminated from playoff contention is the Bucs. Why not "correct" me and add some comments about the 2-7 Vikings and Falcons? You're not correcting anything. You're just adding to what is already given.
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Old 11-11-2013, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Northwest Peninsula
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Originally Posted by iknowftbll View Post
With another week's action in the books, the NFC playoff picture saw a little movement:

1. Seahawks: 10-1

2. Saints: 7-2

3. Lions: 6-3

4. Cowboys: 5-5

5. Panthers: 6-3

6. 49ers: 6-3

These teams are still in the hunt:

Cardinals: 5-4

Bears: 5-4

Packers: 5-4

Eagles: 5-5

Out of the teams that are still in the hunt, one must conclude the Eagles have the best shot at getting into the playoffs because they are in a tie for 1st place in their division. Also, the Lions solidified for now their spot in the playoff seeding while sending the Bears into the "outside looking in" camp. Lastly the Panthers moved up over the 49ers, who slid from the fifth seed to the sixth seed after the Panthers beat them 10-9 yesterday.

The shuffling is not over, either. Still lots to come!
Don't get ahead of yourself....Seattle is 9-1..... but in total control as of right now for home field advantage.
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Old 11-11-2013, 12:05 PM
Status: "Beach time!" (set 19 days ago)
 
Location: Fredericksburg/Virginia Beach, VA
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Don't get ahead of yourself....Seattle is 9-1..... but in total control as of right now for home field advantage.
Thanks for the catch. I'm not sure why I said 10-1. I was even looking at an official source when I posted this and still got it wrong!
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Old 11-11-2013, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Wouldn't you like to know?
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No, you don't. "Correcting" assumes I've given inaccurate information, which I have not. I have not given the complete picture, but I do not claim to have given the complete picture. Just because I don't mention a team does not mean I do not consider them in the hunt. It's not like I've covered EVERY aspect of the NFC playoff picture EXCEPT the Giants and Redskins. Technically the only team in the NFC eliminated from playoff contention is the Bucs. Why not "correct" me and add some comments about the 2-7 Vikings and Falcons? You're not correcting anything. You're just adding to what is already given.
Ok, you said it best...its incomplete. All I'm saying is that a team like the Giants are just as much in the hunt as someone like the Bears....obviously they are moreso in the hunt than the vikings and falcons...

Just curious why you list all the NFC North teams over the NFC East teams that are in it just as much...? Was it an oversight or something else?
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Old 11-11-2013, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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With Cutler injured again, Rodgers no return date according to Drs., (AR says he is close wants to play the Lions), I think Eagles should be higher. I'm not giving up on the Packers but their playoffs hopes are slim, I think unless they win games without Aaron.
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