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Old 12-10-2013, 01:42 PM
Status: "Beach time!" (set 28 days ago)
 
Location: Fredericksburg/Virginia Beach, VA
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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.
It's actually a lot of fun. And not complicated at all. You already do picks weekly, and all you do on the playoff generator is make the weekly picks through the end of the season. I pick the teams I think will win, but then I start playing around with it until I can find the most bizarre combination of playoff teams. For example, today I had 6 teams in the NFC reaching 11-5: Saints, Eagles, Cardinals, 49ers, Seahawks, and Panthers. In this scenario the Panthers were out of the playoffs and the 10-6 Lions were in. That combination is probably not going to happen, but it's fun to think of!
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Old 12-22-2013, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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What are the chances that Arizona wins 11 games and still misses the playoffs? I think it's highly likely....
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Old 12-22-2013, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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What are the chances that Arizona wins 11 games and still misses the playoffs? I think it's highly likely....
It definitely is. It's happened twice before.... (1985 Broncos, 2008 Patriots)

If NO wins at home over TB they are in... a loss opens the door for AZ who must win at home over SF.

What are the chances the Seahawks lose the #1 seed? That could also happen with a SF win over ATL tomorrow, a SF win over AZ on Sunday and a SEA loss to STL.

The Seahawks would drop to #5.

Either way, it's hard to call the Seahawks the best team in the NFC at this point. I'd rank CAR, SF and AZ above them due to Seattle's weak offense, ineffectiveness in the red zone and because they continue to beat themselves with penalties. The defense had how many picks today? 4? The offense didn't do anything. There's going to be a lot of good defenses in the playoffs (CAR, SF, possibly AZ)... another performance like today and it's one and done for Seattle.
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Old 12-22-2013, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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And a team from the NFC North gets in with 8 or 9 wins this year. Of course, a 7-9 team has been in the playoffs, too and teams with 10-6 have missed. Has an 11-5 team missed the playoffs before???
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Old 12-22-2013, 09:20 PM
Status: "Beach time!" (set 28 days ago)
 
Location: Fredericksburg/Virginia Beach, VA
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Considering the Bears being dismantled by the Eagles tonight, the Packers' loss is essentially a minor setback. The Bears retain the NFC North lead at 8-7, but the Packers are just half a game back at 7-7-1. Winner takes the division when these two play next week.

The Eagles-Cowboys is another winner-take-all contest next week. The league couldn't have drawn it up this good if they tried!

(Oh, wait. They did.)
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Old 12-22-2013, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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Has an 11-5 team missed the playoffs before???
Read my post before yours...

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Old 12-22-2013, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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I'm sure the Eagles/Cowboys will be the night game if there is one. Packers fans think they'll be at night, I'm thinking it will be the 2nd game, not night.
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Old 12-22-2013, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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So, no matter what happens in the Niners/Falcons game tomorrow night, the winner of the Niners/Cards gets in and the only way the loser gets in is via a Saints loss to the Bucs??
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Old 12-22-2013, 10:59 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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So, no matter what happens in the Niners/Falcons game tomorrow night, the winner of the Niners/Cards gets in and the only way the loser gets in is via a Saints loss to the Bucs??
Chip72 posted a condensed version that makes a lot more sense than my post... LOL

Last edited by Kees; 12-22-2013 at 11:29 PM.. Reason: ... fixed the confusion
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Old 12-22-2013, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD/Washington DC
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The Saints, 49ers, and Cardinals all played one another this season and the 49ers and Cardinals are in the same division, so the tiebreakers between those teams would come down to head-to-head results and division record respectively. The Saints beat both the 49ers and Cardinals, and the 49ers will win the tiebreaker over the Cardinals even if they lose to them next week because they won the first matchup and are guaranteed to have a better division record.

The 49ers can clinch a playoff spot with a win in either of their last two games. The only way the Cardinals get in is if they win their final game (against San Francisco) and either the 49ers lose to Atlanta or the Saints lose to Tampa Bay.
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