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#1 jj42883

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 12:21 PM

As of 12/24/2012 (through Week 16 Sunday games)

Playoff Standings

x: Clinched a playoff spot
y: Clinched division title
z: Clinched first round bye
*: Clinched homefield

Division:
1. Atlanta (13-2) xyz*
2. Green Bay (11-4) xy
3. San Francisco (10-4-1) x
4. Washington (9-6)

Wild Card:
5. Seattle (10-5) x
6. Minnesota (9-6)
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In the Hunt:
7. Chicago (9-6)
8. Dallas (8-7)
9. NY Giants (8-7)

Eliminated:
10. St Louis (7-7-1)
11. New Orleans (7-8)
12 Tampa Bay (6-9)
13. Carolina (6-9)
14. Arizona (5-10)
15. Detroit (4-11)
16. Philadelphia (4-11)

Week 17 Scenarios:

Atlanta has clinched the South & the #1 seed.

Green Bay has clinched the North and can finish with either the #2 or #3 seed.
GB can clinch a first-round bye (#2 seed) with:
1) GB win OR
2) GB tie + SF loss or tie OR
3) SF loss + SEA loss or tie

San Francisco has clinched a playoff spot and can finish with the #2, #3 or #5 seed.
SF can clinch the NFC West division (#2 or #3 seed) with:
1) SF win or tie OR
2) SEA loss or tie
SF can clinch a first-round bye (#2 seed) with:
1) SF win + GB loss or tie OR
2) SF tie + GB loss

Seattle has clinched a playoff spot and can finish with the #2, #3 or #5 seed.
SEA can clinch the NFC West division (#2 or #3 seed) with:
1) SEA win + SF loss
SEA can clinch a first-round bye (#2 seed) with:
1) SEA win + SF loss + GB loss

Washington can finish with either the #4 seed, #6 seed or elimination.
WAS can clinch the NFC East division (#4 seed) with:
1) WAS win or tie
WAS clinches a playoff berth (#4 or #6 seed):
1) CHI loss + MIN loss

Dallas can finish with either the #4 seed or elimination.
DAL can clinch the NFC East division (and the #4 seed) with:
1) DAL win

New York can finish with either the #6 seed or elimination.
NYG can clinch a playoff berth (#6 seed) with:
1) NYG win + DAL loss or tie + CHI loss + MIN loss

Minnesota can finish with either the #6 seed or elimination.
MIN can clinch a playoff berth with:
1) MIN win OR
2) MIN tie + CHI loss or tie OR
3) DAL loss or tie + NYG loss or tie + CHI loss

Chicago can finish with either the #6 seed or elimination.
CHI can clinch a playoff berth with:
1) CHI win + MIN loss or tie OR
2) CHI tie + MIN loss

Playoff scenarios courtesy of www.cbssports.com/nfl/standings/playoffrace

1st Round Playoff Matchups:
BYE: Atlanta & Green Bay
Game 1: Minnesota @ San Francisco
Game 2: Seattle @ Washington


Generate your own playoff scenarios with the ESPN Playoff Machine.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 01:06 PM

I think that tie pretty much screwed the 9'ers chances of getting a bye. They already hold the head-to-head tiebreaker over Green Bay but it's pretty much irrelevent now unless the Packers also tie. They get a head-to-head at home against the Bears, but again it's basically a meaningless tiebreaker. They have to stay ahead of Green Bay in the loss column and at the same time pass the Bears and stay ahead. Their road to a first round bye would have been infinitely easier had they beat the Rams yesterday.

Rams, Eagles, Redskins and Panthers are toast. Arizona is on life support.

The Lions are pretty much done too. Minnesota swpet them so they hold the tiebreaker, and I doubt they catch the Bears/Pack.

The Saints have a shot at the wild card if they can stay on a roll. They can afford to slip up once more, but that's about it.

Dallas is in play for the division title.

Tampa Bay and Minnesota will compete for the wild card with Seattle. Minny is at a disadvantage because both Seatte and Tampa have beat them. They do have an outside shot at the division.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 01:32 PM

Rams are better than the Eagles. Good god.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 01:42 PM

Imagine if Saints go to the SB...Lol

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:49 PM

Saints are an interesting team. Sproles being out has forced them to use Chris Ivory who has brought a touch of power running to their team. If they can keep that up that's going to help out Brees and their defense. Next week they play Oakland. Lets say they win that and get to .500. After that they have (in this order) 49ers, @Falcons, @Giants. That three game stretch will probably seal their fate for better or worse. If they come out of that 3 game stretch 2-1 or 3-0 then look out.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 08:22 PM

Imagine if Saints go to the SB...Lol

They fix any part of that defense lookout, they got something going now like Denver!!! go Saints make some noise..

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 09:11 AM

I think that tie pretty much screwed the 9'ers chances of getting a bye. They already hold the head-to-head tiebreaker over Green Bay but it's pretty much irrelevent now unless the Packers also tie. They get a head-to-head at home against the Bears, but again it's basically a meaningless tiebreaker. They have to stay ahead of Green Bay in the loss column and at the same time pass the Bears and stay ahead. Their road to a first round bye would have been infinitely easier had they beat the Rams yesterday.

Rams, Eagles, Redskins and Panthers are toast. Arizona is on life support.

The Lions are pretty much done too. Minnesota swpet them so they hold the tiebreaker, and I doubt they catch the Bears/Pack.

The Saints have a shot at the wild card if they can stay on a roll. They can afford to slip up once more, but that's about it.

Dallas is in play for the division title.

Tampa Bay and Minnesota will compete for the wild card with Seattle. Minny is at a disadvantage because both Seatte and Tampa have beat them. They do have an outside shot at the division.


I agree with most everything you have said, but will take it a little further.

Rams, Eagles, Redskins, Panthers, & Lions are done.

Arizona is all but done and needs to upset the Falcons in Atlanta this weekend to have a shot. If they can somehow pull out that win they have some easier games following and can go on a roll... but if/when they lose to Atlanta they get moved over to the 'DONE' column.

Dallas is only alive in the division and need to pull it together and hope for the Giants to slide some more.

New Orleans are rolling and should pull to .500 next week with a win over Oakland. But they have games against the 49ers, Falcons, Giants & Bucs (teams all currently ahead of them) after that. It will be a tough road but if they have a real shot at a wildcard but will need some of the teams above them to slide.

Tampa Bay has a slightly easier road than the Saints as only 3 of their 7 remaining games are against teams with winning records.

Minnesota is going to fall fast. After their bye this week they have to play the Bears twice, the Packers twice and play the Texans in Houston. The only easy game comes against the Rams. Say goodbye to the Vikings.

Seattle SHOULD be able to pull out 10 wins. That will probably be enough to get them in...though there could be 10-win teams left out.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 09:18 AM

I think there is going to be at least one 10-win team that is out in the NFC, while the winner of the NFC East backs in at 9-7 or 8-8.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 10:23 AM

Sweet! We only have 8 teams to pass for the wildcard!!

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 09:35 PM

That Carolina/Philly game on the NFL Network in a few weeks is going to be awful television.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 07:58 AM

I hope the saints make it to the suber bow.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:54 AM

Updated through Week 11 Sunday games. There were no seeding changes, but SF can switch positions with Chicago with a win tonight.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:54 AM

Need the Eagles to bank a few meaningless wins now..can't allow the new regime to have that great of a draft pick..

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:20 AM

The 49ers win has reshuffled the deck a bit, moving up to #2 to get control of a bye. Chicago and Green Bay are now tied in the division and the Bears drop from #2 to the #5 wildcard spot due to their loss to the Pack. Green Bay is now ahead in the North and in the #3 seed.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:53 AM

Here's how I think it's going to look come January:

Chi@NYG
NO@GB

bye:
#1-Atlanta
#2-SF

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 10:09 AM

updated through Sunday for Week 12. Here's a quick recap:
  • Chicago & Green Bay switched seeds again, with the Bears again atop the North.
  • The last wildcard is still pretty wide open.
  • The door on the NFC East is closing for the Cowboys/Redskins (not that it was ever really opened that wide for them).

And tonight the battle for last place in the NFC.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 10:18 AM

Here's how I think it's going to look come January:

Chi@NYG
NO@GB

bye:
#1-Atlanta
#2-SF


Stupid rich36..Saints will be all but finished if they lose this Thursday in Atlanta...Not sure who gets that last WC spot right now..Could still be Washington...

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 12:21 PM

Most of the candidates for the final wild card spot have brutal schedules down the stretch:


New Orleans: @ ATL, @ NYG, vs. TB, @ DAL, vs. CAR

Tampa Bay: @DEN, vs. PHI, @ NO, vs. STL, @ ATL

Minnesota: @ GB, vs. CHI, @ STL, @ HOU, vs. GB

Seattle: @ CHI, vs. CAR, @ BUF, vs. SF, vs. STL

Washington: vs. NYG, vs. BAL, @ CLE, @ PHI, vs. DAL


Ouch for the Vikings. If they come out of that stretch better than 2-3 I'll be surprised.

Seattle seems to have the easiest road, but they are potentially losing both of their starting CB's.

It's still pretty wide open. I won't be surprised if the 6th seed is 8-8. Some of these 6-loss teams can still afford to drop one more and still be alive.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 12:42 PM

Its weird that its late November and im hearing "Redskins" and "Playoffs" in the same sentence.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 12:52 PM

Its weird that its late November and im hearing "Redskins" and "Playoffs" in the same sentence.


Hate to admit it, but get used to it..I think the next 3 years, the East will be between the Giants and Redskins as both Dallas and Philly rebuild..

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 01:27 PM

Its weird that its late November and im hearing "Redskins" and "Playoffs" in the same sentence.


RG3 has/is been worth all 3 1st rounders and 1 2nd rounder IMO. He has brought that offense, that city, that team, and fanbase back-to life IMO. If Luck wasnt having a great year also, I would have to say RG3 is a lock for R.O.Y. and even mention him as a MVP. He wont win the MVP this year and doesnt deserve to, but I think he should defentially be in the top 10 in voting IMO

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:26 AM

updated with week 13 playoff scenarios. Atlanta can clinch a playoff spot and possibly the division this week.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:48 AM

We're number 1!

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:25 PM

We're number 1!

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 08:25 AM

Atlanta is one step closer to the clinching a playoff spot and New Orleans is one step closer to starting their offseason after last night. The Saints now have to beat the Giants next week in NY to have any chance at a wildcard. If they can manage that, they have three easier games (Tampa, Dallas, Carolina) to finish the season and could get the #6 spot with 9-7. But after the beatings they took in the last two weeks they are looking like they are done.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 08:35 AM

Atlanta is one step closer to the clinching a playoff spot and New Orleans is one step closer to starting their offseason after last night. The Saints now have to beat the Giants next week in NY to have any chance at a wildcard. If they can manage that, they have three easier games (Tampa, Dallas, Carolina) to finish the season and could get the #6 spot with 9-7. But after the beatings they took in the last two weeks they are looking like they are done.


The Saint game is the one i worry about from a NYG perspective..Brees is undefeated vs them...they are just an awful matchup for the Giants...

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 09:48 AM

The Saint game is the one i worry about from a NYG perspective..Brees is undefeated vs them...they are just an awful matchup for the Giants...


I remember that one game a few years back on Christmas Eve at the Meadowlands when the Giants didn't run a single offensive play in Saints territory until the 4th quarter or something like that. Sometimes a team just has another team's number.

But I think it will be a good game this time around. New Orleans needs to go undefeated the rest of the way, and even then it might not be enough. I think the Giants can beat them.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 09:53 AM

I remember that one game a few years back on Christmas Eve at the Meadowlands when the Giants didn't run a single offensive play in Saints territory until the 4th quarter or something like that. Sometimes a team just has another team's number.

But I think it will be a good game this time around. New Orleans needs to go undefeated the rest of the way, and even then it might not be enough. I think the Giants can beat them.


I was at that game...Christmas Eve.."Fire Coughlin" chants all over the place..Windy as hell that day...Eli couldn't throw beyond 20 yards it seemed...

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 09:54 AM

I was at that game...Christmas Eve.."Fire Coughlin" chants all over the place..Windy as hell that day...Eli couldn't throw beyond 20 yards it seemed...


I remember hearing those chants on TV :lol:

Pretty sure that was the year that the Eagles played Dallas on Christmas Day... the Jeff Garcia year.

That was a lot more fun than now. <_<

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:00 PM

I remember hearing those chants on TV :lol:

Pretty sure that was the year that the Eagles played Dallas on Christmas Day... the Jeff Garcia year.

That was a lot more fun than now. <_<


Yep..2006...