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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Idk if anyone saw it but we are still in the hunt for the 6th seed 1st we need to win out then we need massive help Week 16: Chi loss, Min loss, Sea win, nyg loss Week 17: NYG ...

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Old 12-16-2012, 07:19 PM   #1
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slim chances but still chances

Idk if anyone saw it but we are still in the hunt for the 6th seed

1st we need to win out then we need massive help
Week 16: Chi loss, Min loss, Sea win, nyg loss
Week 17: NYG loss, Dal loss, Stl loss, Min loss, Chi loss, nyg loss

Is it worth it, is it possible that is the question but the chance is there.
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:27 PM   #2
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Re: slim chances but still chances

We need help. Lots and lots of help.
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:30 PM   #3
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Re: slim chances but still chances

Alive for another week as I posted elsewhere, but we need ELEVEN games to go right for us in the next two weeks and we only control the outcome of two of them...



Week 16:

Saints over Cowboys
Eagles over Redskins
Cardinals over Bears
Ravens over Giants
Texans over Vikings

Week 17:

Saints over Panthers
Lions over Bears
Packers over Vikings
Eagles over Giants
Redskins over Cowboys


Plus Rams lose 1 game to Bucs or Seahawks
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:35 PM   #4
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It could happen.
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:40 PM   #5
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Re: slim chances but still chances

Slim but at least we're still relevant.
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:37 PM   #6
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Re: slim chances but still chances

Originally Posted by dueceloose View Post
Idk if anyone saw it but we are still in the hunt for the 6th seed

1st we need to win out then we need massive help
Week 16: Chi loss, Min loss, Sea win, nyg loss
Week 17: NYG loss, Dal loss, Stl loss, Min loss, Chi loss, nyg loss

Is it worth it, is it possible that is the question but the chance is there.
I did my analysis before I saw this posting, and you are very close to being correct. (It seems that you have NYG losing twice in week 17 ) STL only needs to lose to either TB or SEA, so their loss could come in week 16 or 17.

So (presuming we only count one of the losses for NYG in week 17) your analysis shows there is 1 chance in 2^8 (256) scenarios. My analysis shows 3 chances in 2^9 (512), which is 50% better! (LOL!)
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:39 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by arsaint View Post
Alive for another week as I posted elsewhere, but we need ELEVEN games to go right for us in the next two weeks and we only control the outcome of two of them...



Week 16:

Saints over Cowboys
Eagles over Redskins
Cardinals over Bears
Ravens over Giants
Texans over Vikings

Week 17:

Saints over Panthers
Lions over Bears
Packers over Vikings
Eagles over Giants
Redskins over Cowboys


Plus Rams lose 1 game to Bucs or Seahawks
This does not jibe with my analysis. The Eagles do not have to beat the Redskins - so the Saints' chances are 2x the odds of your scenario - 3/2048 instead of 3/4096. (LOL!)
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:08 PM   #8
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Re: slim chances but still chances

You are correct - I missed that one. Eagles don't HAVE to beat the Redskins in Week 16.

We only need to hit a 10 team parlay instead of 11.

Wonder what odds Vegas would give us on that???

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Old 12-17-2012, 03:54 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by arsaint View Post
You are correct - I missed that one. Eagles don't HAVE to beat the Redskins in Week 16.

We only need to hit a 10 team parlay instead of 11.

Wonder what odds Vegas would give us on that???
Actually it's a 9 game parlay with a pick'em double.

Interestingly, one time when I was out in Nevada (late November 1991), I did a 14 game parley (only 28 teams and no bye week back then), with the point spread. Something like $5 to pay off $14K. I was 12 for 12 for the Sunday day games. But then of course, I took the Saints in the Sunday night game and lost (to the Falcons), and ending up losing the Monday night game as well.
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:01 AM   #10
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"Week 17: NYG loss, Dal loss, Stl loss, Min loss, Chi loss, nyg loss"

I'm not sure how the Giants are going to lose twice in Week 17, but if they do and it helps the Saints make the playoffs, I am all for it!
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