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Old 12-08-2014, 11:01 PM
 
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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Not as exciting as the AFC, where 4 of the 6 spots are pretty much sewn up, just a matter of who wins the joke that is the NFC South and the second Wildcard after Seattle/Arizona. As things stand now:

1) Cardinals (10-3)
2) Packers (10-3)
3) Eagles (9-4)
4) Falcons (5-8 )
5) Seahawks (9-5)
6) Lions (9-5)
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In the hunt (in order of seeding if all 16 teams made the playoffs):

7) Cowboys (9-4)
8) Niners (7-6)
10) Rams* (6-7)
11) Saints (5-8)
13 Panthers (4-8-1)
9) Vikings* (6-7), 12) Bears (5-8), 14) Giants (4-9), 15) Redskins (3-10), 16) Bucs (2-11) are all officially eliminated from the playoffs.

* The Rams would win tiebreakers over both the Niners & Seahawks if all three, or two of the 3 finish tied at 9-7; likewise in the North the Lions would win any tiebreaker over the Vikings if they both finished tied at 9-7 (that's all according to the playoff machine), so that's how the Rams are still alive and the Vikings aren't even though the Rams lost head-to-head. As usual, the Falcons, Saints & Panthers have all been eliminated from Wildcard discussion, but all 3 are still alive for the South crown, that's why all 3 are still in the hunt.

How I'd see it at years end:
1) Packers (13-3). Sweep remaining games: @ Bills, @ Bucs, vs. Lions
2) Seahawks (12-4). Sweep remaining 3 games: vs. Niners & Rams @ Cards
3) Eagles (11-5). Win vs. Cowboys @ Redskins, lose @ Giants
4) Falcons (7-9). Win vs. Steelers & Panthers, lose @ Saints
5) Cardinals (11-5). Lose @ Rams, vs. Seahawks, win @ Niners
6) Lions (11-5). Beat Vikings & Bears lose @ Packers
Just missing the cut would be 10-6 Cowboys: Beat Redskins, lose to Colts & Eagles.
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Old 12-09-2014, 12:31 AM
 
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Try again. Seattle and Detroit are 9-4.

I agree with your predictions, except Falcons get in at 8-8 I think. I also think Seahawks are looking good to win the division, but it'll come down to the rematch in Arizona.
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Old 12-09-2014, 06:22 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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The NFC West teams have the toughest schedule left... You never really know for sure with those divisional games.

As far as the Packers/Lions race, I think the Lions are more likely to slip up along the way. They finish with three divisional games, whereas Green Bay only has one.

Bills have a seriously legit D, but they are allergic to scoring points on offense. I expect Green Bay to win the turnover battle once again in Buffalo and Tampa Bay.

Then the Lions will have to leave the pen in week 17 to face the Packers, who are 7-0 at home.

We all saw Swiss Cheese on defense last night, as Julio hauled in just shy of 97,000 yards receiving against Green Bay... But if they can secure a week off and gather themselves before the bg games begin, they will make a deep run.

That offensive line is sick and you just cannot allow Rodgers that much time.
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Old 12-09-2014, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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I'm actually really interested in who the Falcons/Saints/Panthers will host. It'll be the better of the 2 wildcard teams who likely just misses winning their division.

I'd love a repeat of the Seahawks playing & losing in Atlanta in the playoffs.
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Old 12-09-2014, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Not as exciting as the AFC, where 4 of the 6 spots are pretty much sewn up, just a matter of who wins the joke that is the NFC South and the second Wildcard after Seattle/Arizona. As things stand now:

1) Cardinals (10-3)
2) Packers (10-3)
3) Eagles (9-4)
4) Falcons (5-8 )
5) Seahawks (9-5)
6) Lions (9-5)
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In the hunt (in order of seeding if all 16 teams made the playoffs):

7) Cowboys (9-4)
8) Niners (7-6)
10) Rams* (6-7)
11) Saints (5-8)
13 Panthers (4-8-1)
9) Vikings* (6-7), 12) Bears (5-8), 14) Giants (4-9), 15) Redskins (3-10), 16) Bucs (2-11) are all officially eliminated from the playoffs.

* The Rams would win tiebreakers over both the Niners & Seahawks if all three, or two of the 3 finish tied at 9-7; likewise in the North the Lions would win any tiebreaker over the Vikings if they both finished tied at 9-7 (that's all according to the playoff machine), so that's how the Rams are still alive and the Vikings aren't even though the Rams lost head-to-head. As usual, the Falcons, Saints & Panthers have all been eliminated from Wildcard discussion, but all 3 are still alive for the South crown, that's why all 3 are still in the hunt.
Vikings aren't eliminated, yet

Charting the Vikings' path to the playoffs(!) - Minnesota Vikings Blog - ESPN
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Old 12-09-2014, 07:48 PM
 
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I did the playoff machine and came up with the following:

1) Green Bay (13-3)-win out; They win a difficult road game at Buffalo and an easy one at Tampa Bay and close out the season with a win against the Lions.

2) Seattle (12-4)-win out; Seahawks are back and will defeat their divisional foes-49ers, Cardinals, and Rams-to earn a bye week.

3) Philadelphia (12-4)-win out; I think the Eagles should cruise past Cowboys, Redskins, and Giants.

4) New Orleans (8-8)-win out; While everyone else seems to be going with the Falcons, I still believe in the Saints. I think they can win at Soldier Field on Monday night and then take care of the Falcons and Bucs to get the NFC South crown.

5) Arizona (11-5)-I think they'll lose to the Rams and Seahawks before defeating my pathetic 49ers.

6) Detroit (11-5)-They should be able to beat Vikings and Bears. The Packers will present a problem unless they have a bye week clinched by then.

Notably absent is the Dallas Cowboys. I predict that they'll lose the rest of their games and will go 9-7 because I loathe them.
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Old 12-11-2014, 09:35 PM
FBJ
 
Location: Tall Building down by the river
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Congratulations to the Arizona Cardinals for clinching a playoff spot tonight and getting the number 1 seed at 11-3 in the NFC!!!!


Now I can breathe easy
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Old 12-12-2014, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Congratulations to the Arizona Cardinals for clinching a playoff spot tonight and getting the number 1 seed at 11-3 in the NFC!!!!


Now I can breathe easy

??? sometimes i think you do this on purpose.
The Cardinals have NOT CLINCHED anything yet!
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Old 12-12-2014, 09:23 AM
FBJ
 
Location: Tall Building down by the river
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??? sometimes i think you do this on purpose.
The Cardinals have NOT CLINCHED anything yet!


I found that out last night. I thought I heard the nfl network say a win and they clinch. But I found out they do clinch on sunday if the cowboys/eagles game don't end in a tie
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Old 12-12-2014, 09:27 AM
 
Location: The 719
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I think the Rams are 6-8 and thus eliminated.
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