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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; At the halfway point at 3-5, there are 5 locks for spots: Green Bay Chicago San Fran Giants Atlanta That leaves 1 spot. There are 5 teams above the Saints: Minny - 5-4 (CHI * 2, GB *2, Houston) Projected ...

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Old 11-06-2012, 07:53 AM   #1
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Only One Playoff Spot Available

At the halfway point at 3-5, there are 5 locks for spots:

Green Bay
Chicago
San Fran
Giants
Atlanta

That leaves 1 spot.

There are 5 teams above the Saints:

Minny - 5-4 (CHI * 2, GB *2, Houston) Projected 7-9
Seattle - 5-4 (CHI, SF) Projected 10-6
Detroit - 4-4 (GB *2, ATL, CHI) Projected 8-8
TB - 4-4 (ATL *2, NO, Denver) Projected 8-8
AZ - 4-5 (ATL, CHI, SF) Projected 8-8

Looking at the schedule, ours is not the toughest, but it is close.

ATL Possible loss
@OAK win
SF Possible loss
@ATL Probable loss
@NY Probable loss
TB win
@DAL possible loss
CAR (if history is any indicator) probable loss

so 5-11. Even turning possible losses into wins, 9-7. if we go 10-6, we'd have to have 5 or fewer losses in conference, and we stand at 3. we'd lose the common opponents because Seattle beat GB and CAR.

Odds? (That Chiefs loss is looking awfully expensive now)

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KC is AFC... Did you mean the Redskins?
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:16 AM   #3
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While every loss hurts, the Chiefs loss was a gimme. We were never in the opener against the Skins. Being 4-4 with a two game cushion in losses for 10-6 is not as favorable as being 3-5. and only one loss cushion.

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Looking at our schedule, if our offense gets red hot, we could scorch any of those teams with ease and grab the spot. The real question is if the Giants switch over the juggernaut mode by the time we get to them. (Of course, I could still just be high from last night's game.)

In other news, I want next week's Atlanta game so bad it hurts. That would be so sweet.
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While every loss hurts, the Chiefs loss was a gimme. We were never in the opener against the Skins. Being 4-4 with a two game cushion in losses for 10-6 is not as favorable as being 3-5. and only one loss cushion.

Odds?
I am not even going to begin to try and guess at odds and justify them LOL... Ill just say not favorable... Soooo not favorable.
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:28 AM   #6
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Roger Goodell: "Mission Complete"
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Roger Goodell: "Mission Complete"
Lol. The coaching staff totally ignoring the NFL when they told them to stop the bounty program two years earlier had absolutely nothing to do with it!.................just stop.................Really

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Enjoy the regular season while you can, The Falcons will be watching the Superbowl from home like the rest of us
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One game at a time.
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:08 PM   #10
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And that one game is Atlanta, in the Dome...Sunday!! Cannot Freaking wait! And, I'd be willing to bet the Failclowns are already peeing in their pants. You know damn good and well they don't want to face us....
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