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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; BEST OF THE MEDIOCRE Times-Picayune, Dec. 26 The scenarios for the 7-8 teams in the NFC to make the playoffs (in order of current seeding): GIANTS (at Redskins) In with a win, or if all five teams at 7-8 lose, ...

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Old 12-26-2006, 07:23 AM   #1
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Best of the Mediocre (NFC Playoff Scenarios)

BEST OF THE MEDIOCRE

Times-Picayune, Dec. 26


The scenarios for the 7-8 teams in the NFC to make the playoffs (in order of current seeding):




GIANTS (at Redskins)

In with a win, or if all five teams at 7-8 lose, the Giants would make the playoffs at 7-9.



PACKERS (at Bears)

In with a win and a New York loss. Only other scenario in which the Packers would not qualify is if they are in a two-team tie with St. Louis. In that case, they are eliminated virtue of a 23-20 loss to the Rams on Oct. 8.



PANTHERS (vs. Saints)

In with a win and a New York and Green Bay loss.




RAMS (at Vikings)

In with a win and if all other 7-8 teams lose, unless Green Bay is the only other winner.




FALCONS (at Eagles)

In with a win and if all other 7-8 teams lose, unless St. Louis is the only winner. The Falcons beat the Rams head-to-head virtue of a better strength of victory in the conference.




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Old 12-26-2006, 02:51 PM   #2
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RE: Best of the Mediocre (NFC Playoff Scenarios)

Check out this website, do the math.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NFL_playoffs
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Old 12-26-2006, 03:15 PM   #3
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Does it look like we could face the Eagles at home for the Divisional Round?
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Old 12-26-2006, 04:50 PM   #4
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RE: Best of the Mediocre (NFC Playoff Scenarios)

The Green Bay scenario isn't exactly correct.

Green Bay is currently behind the Giants. This is based on the common opponents tiebreaker. However if Green Bay beats Chicago on Sunday evening, then the common opponents records of both the Giants and the Packers would be 1-5 moving both teams down the tiebreaker list to strength of victory. A win over Chicago (currently a 13-2 team) would move the Packers ahead of the Giants in the SoV category.

So if the Packers win, they are in no matter what the Giants do. Only that scenario with the Rams can keep them out.

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Old 12-27-2006, 10:02 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by reggiedude
Does it look like we could face the Eagles at home for the Divisional Round?
Pretty much. I'm actually wondering if I want to see philly clinch their division.......since a #3 spot (assuming the win on wildcard weekend) would send them to New Orleans for Round 2.

Whereas, if Philly stumbled against Atlanta...and Dallas got their division, then Dallas is #3.

I can't really bring myself to pull for Atlanta though......under no circumstances do I want to see them in the playoffs, as slim a chance as it may be for them. We'll see how it works out.
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Re: RE: Best of the Mediocre (NFC Playoff Scenarios)

Originally Posted by SaintFanInATLHELL
The Green Bay scenario isn't exactly correct.

Green Bay is currently behind the Giants. This is based on the common opponents tiebreaker. However if Green Bay beats Chicago on Sunday evening, then the common opponents records of both the Giants and the Packers would be 1-5 moving both teams down the tiebreaker list to strength of victory. A win over Chicago (currently a 13-2 team) would move the Packers ahead of the Giants in the SoV category.

So if the Packers win, they are in no matter what the Giants do. Only that scenario with the Rams can keep them out.

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I think this is first time I've actually quoted myself.

I have new information. The win over Chicago isn't sufficient to get the Packers over the hump in the SoV category. Actually the Giants are way ahead of the Pack in SoV. I found a Giants press release here:

http://www.giants.com/news/press_rel...story_id=24211

That outlines everything that needs to happen for the Packers to win in SoV:

**Packers clinch strength of victory tiebreaker over NY Giants if all of the following occur: ARI win, DET win, MIA win, MIN win, SF win, CAR loss, HOU loss, TB loss.
So the simplest way to state it is that the Giants are almost virtually in if they win Saturday. They'll have a long long day of scoreboard watching. But if any of the above games go the other way, then the Pack is out. Notwithstanding the fact that the Pack would still need to win in Chicago for them to even have a chance.

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