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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by bpd691 If the second tiebreaker is common opponents, didn't the Falcons loose to Pittsburgh? We destroyed Pittsburgh! It's the third tiebreaker. After head to head and division record but before conference record. Not a bad argument since ...

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Old 12-08-2010, 07:19 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by bpd691 View Post
If the second tiebreaker is common opponents, didn't the Falcons loose to Pittsburgh? We destroyed Pittsburgh!
It's the third tiebreaker. After head to head and division record but before conference record. Not a bad argument since two teams in a division has 12 common opponents each year.

All it really takes is one loss of the 'clowns against the Panthers in either of the two tries to send them down the tubes. Here are the scenarios:

1) Saints win out, 'clowns only lose to Saints.
'Clowns win the division:
Overall Record: 13-3 each
Head to head record: 1-1 each
Division record: 5-1 each (one loss to each other)
Common opponents: 'clowns 11-1 (loss to Pittsburg) Saints 10-2 (loss to Browns and Cards)

2)Saints Win out, 'clowns lose one to Panthers or Seattle:
Saints win the division:
Overall Record: Saints 13-3 'Clowns 12-4

3) Saints lose to Baltimore, win others, 'clowns lose one to Panthers
Saints win the division:
Overall Record: 12-4 each
Head to Head: 1-1
Division Record: Saints 5-1 'Clowns 4-2

4) Saints lose to Baltimore, win others, 'clowns lose one to Seattle
Saints win the division:
Overall Record: 12-4 each
Head to Head: 1-1
Division Record: 5-1 each
Common opponents: 10-2 each
Conference Record: Saints 10-2 'Clowns 9-3

5) Saints lose to Rams, win others, 'clowns lose one to Panthers
Saints win the division:
Overall record: 12-4 each
Head to Head: 1-1
Division Record: Saints 5-1 Clowns 4-2

6) Saints lose to Rams, win others, 'clowns lose one to Seattle
'Clowns win the division
Overall record: 12-4 each
Head to Head: 1-1
Division Record: 5-1 each
Common opponents: 'Clowns 10-2, Saints 9-3

So the bottom line is that the Baltimore game is probably the single game we can afford to drop. Division, Common, or Conference losses (TB, Rams, 'Clowns) sends the whole ship down the tubes. OTOH the Panthers are our best buds for the moment. Maybe they will "Rise UP!" (I hate that commercial!)

Here are the tiebreakers:

NFL Tie-Breaking Procedures

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Old 12-08-2010, 07:25 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by Memnoch_TP View Post
Yes, they did. BUT they beat both the Cardinals and the Browns, so they hold that tiebreaker. We beat one team that beat them, they beat two teams that beat us.

I believe their other loss was to Chicago, whom we don't play in the regular season.
Philly, not Chicago. Their NFC North partner for the year was the Packers while we got the Vikings. That's the non shared opponent in that division. In the East the 'clowns got Philly (who they lost to) while we got Dallas.

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Old 12-09-2010, 12:19 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by SaintFanInATLHELL View Post
Philly, not Chicago. Their NFC North partner for the year was the Packers while we got the Vikings. That's the non shared opponent in that division. In the East the 'clowns got Philly (who they lost to) while we got Dallas.

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Thanks, I wasn't sure and I was too lazy to look it up.
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Old 12-09-2010, 09:50 AM   #24
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Old 12-09-2010, 01:19 PM   #25
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Great post you are correct. A falcons loss to the panthers either time would allow us to lose to either Baltimore or St Louis provided we win
all of the other games. However the below scenerio is incorrect
the Saints would have a 9 -3 common opponents record if the falcons
lose to Seattle and we lose to Baltimore.

4) Saints lose to Baltimore, win others, 'clowns lose one to Seattle
Saints win the division:
Overall Record: 12-4 each
Head to Head: 1-1
Division Record: 5-1 each
Common opponents: 10-2 each
Conference Record: Saints 10-2 'Clowns 9-3
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Old 12-09-2010, 01:33 PM   #26
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i believe we get into the playoffs and the magical mojo will get us to the promise land. the clowns have more luck (officials) than they have sense so if we win out or not its pretty much locked were in. and like some post before chances of getting there is better not at the no#1 seed.
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Old 12-12-2010, 01:02 PM   #27
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OMG...Carolina looks HORRIBLE! I can't believe people were counting on them to beat the dirty birds. Lol.
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Old 12-12-2010, 01:05 PM   #28
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For the record, I knew Carolina wouldn't stand a chance against Fatlanta.

I wanted to root for them, but I knew it would be a huge waste of energy. Let's just hope the Failcants choke the last three games.
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Old 12-12-2010, 01:11 PM   #29
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Agreed. Only possible loss (other than us) for ATL is Seattle.

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Old 12-12-2010, 01:16 PM   #30
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I think it'll take a miracle now.

First off, we have to win all of our remaining games. Thats a tough stretch with St Louis, @ Baltimore, @ Atlanta, and Tampa Bay.

3-1 would be impressive versus that schedule

Atlanta plays Carolina twice, Seattle and New Orleans

I just can not see them going 2-2 with that schedule.

Lets face it, we're a probably a wildcard.

But, it'll be fun becoming only the 3rd team to win a Superbowl as a wildcard, and beating Atlanta in the playoffs is gonna be euphoric.
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