U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Sports > Pro Football
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 11-30-2013, 05:45 AM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD/Washington DC
3,451 posts, read 8,155,580 times
Reputation: 2346

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by CouponJack View Post
Your forgetting the panthers who can win out...they would be 2 games back.

Unlikely to happen but possible
Seattle beat Carolina in Week 1, so the Seahawks functionally have a one game extra lead on the Panthers.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 11-30-2013, 06:36 AM
 
Location: Wouldn't you like to know?
9,114 posts, read 15,676,091 times
Reputation: 3695
great point! yes, that's true...

wow, looking at seattle's schedule and its pretty tough down the stretch...

should be an interesting last 5 games...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-30-2013, 07:48 AM
 
52 posts, read 57,625 times
Reputation: 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by YAZ View Post
They're not out yet. Even though that tie with Minnesota hurts, the Lions and Bears need to win most of their games the rest of the way.

Lions still have Philly, Baltimore, Giants & a road game vs. the Vikings.

All tough games, and ending the season with a 1-3 record isn't a stretch to the imagination for Detroit fans.

Detroit's loss to Tampa could haunt them later.

Bears & Packers in the regular season finale......could decide who stays home for the playoffs.

You're right about the Lions and Bears needing to go something like 3-1 (for the Lions), or 4-1 (Bears) the rest of the way, but I think the Packers' coach is right: GB needs to win the rest of its games to have a chance. They need to go 4-0 just to get to 9-6-1. They aren't playing great teams the rest of the way, but Dallas, NYG, Pittsburgh, and Chicago are decent, fringe playoff teams with good talent at offensive skill positions, so going 4-0 won't be that easy.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-30-2013, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
11,723 posts, read 11,552,037 times
Reputation: 12484
Many fans are so fed up with GB they say rest Rodgers and go for a better draft pick. They have been in the playoffs the last whatever (I'm not sure) so they never pick near the top.

They asked AR on his radio show if he would sit if they are out of the picture. He wants to play, no doubt about it. I hate to say it doesn't matter, but with both lines playing the way they are, win 4 in a row??? Doubt it, seriously doubt it.

They don't have a back up center, without the regular guy in, it affects the run game big time. TJ can play center but he isn't a great center, then he's away from his position. A mess, they are in a real mess, no adequate backup plans.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-30-2013, 12:33 PM
Status: "Beach time!" (set 24 days ago)
 
Location: Fredericksburg/Virginia Beach, VA
10,686 posts, read 11,093,104 times
Reputation: 13955
Quote:
Originally Posted by susancruzs View Post
Many fans are so fed up with GB they say rest Rodgers and go for a better draft pick. They have been in the playoffs the last whatever (I'm not sure) so they never pick near the top.

They asked AR on his radio show if he would sit if they are out of the picture. He wants to play, no doubt about it. I hate to say it doesn't matter, but with both lines playing the way they are, win 4 in a row??? Doubt it, seriously doubt it.

They don't have a back up center, without the regular guy in, it affects the run game big time. TJ can play center but he isn't a great center, then he's away from his position. A mess, they are in a real mess, no adequate backup plans.
You'll never get a team to fold for a draft pick, though. A lot of the guys on that team won't be part of the team's future plans, so what is in it for them to fold? So the team has a better shot at a rookie to replace them? I did think the Colts were tanking games to grab Luck. It sort of appears that way with a 10-6 finish and an 11-5 finish with a 2-14 wedged in between. But a team like Green Bay is still not out of it. It's a long shot at this point, but I don't see them writing in any games for a higher draft pick.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-30-2013, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
11,723 posts, read 11,552,037 times
Reputation: 12484
You're right, hard to tell about teams. Lions were in the playoffs, 2011 then went 4-12 last year, how do they do that? Schwartz has been an up and down kind of guy.

I can't see McCarthy/Packers not playing Rodgers if he can play and they are not out yet, hanging by a very slim thread. Only a few teams are mathematically eliminated, right?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-30-2013, 04:06 PM
 
52 posts, read 57,625 times
Reputation: 24
The Packers are a very good team with Rodgers. Great players obscure the weaknesses of their teams, and Rodgers is a great player. The o-line problems are worrisome, to be sure, but Rodgers limits the o-line's weakness by being great. And I say this as a Bears fan.

I'd be inclined to sit him, but the Lions and Bears are not dominant and can falter moving forward. The Packers have to go 4-0 the rest of the way to get to a very pedestrian 9-6-1, but that can still be enough if the Bears and Lions fail to reach 10 wins. If one of those teams gets to 10, the Packers are out.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-10-2013, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
21,328 posts, read 21,900,953 times
Reputation: 33512
one of the scenario generators available...make your picks for each of the remaining 3 weeks, seems likely that the first round may have 3 of the four hosts facing teams with better records.

2013 NFL Playoff Machine - Simulate Matchups and Scenarios - ESPN
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-10-2013, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
11,723 posts, read 11,552,037 times
Reputation: 12484
Thanks but way too complicated for my poor brain! I'll just wait and see what happens. A writer at the Packers website said even if the Packers lose this weekend, they still won't be out of it. I don't get that possible scenario I would think one more loss and they are done.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-10-2013, 01:38 PM
 
2,366 posts, read 2,129,123 times
Reputation: 1752
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ghengis View Post
one of the scenario generators available...make your picks for each of the remaining 3 weeks, seems likely that the first round may have 3 of the four hosts facing teams with better records.

2013 NFL Playoff Machine - Simulate Matchups and Scenarios - ESPN
NFC
1) Seattle 14-2
2) New Orleans 13-3
3) Philadelphia 11-5
4) Detroit 9-7
5) San Francisco 12-4
6) Carolina 11-5

Seems reasonable to me.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Sports > Pro Football
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top