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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; OK - here's an exhaustive look at where we will land in the playoffs. More than you every wanted to know... #1 seed Two opportunities still for #1 seed, but both would require Seattle collapse. a) Saints win out to ...

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Old 12-10-2013, 04:37 PM   #1
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Playoff scenarios (bring some aspirin)

OK - here's an exhaustive look at where we will land in the playoffs. More than you every wanted to know...



#1 seed

Two opportunities still for #1 seed, but both would require Seattle collapse.

a) Saints win out to finish 13-3, Seattle loses 2 of 3 (@NYG, ARZ, STL) to finish 12-4

b) Saints win any two of three remaining games and finish 12-4. Seattle loses out to finish 11-5



#2 seed

a) Saints win out. This happens and #2 is as low as we go.

b) Saints win any two of the three remaining games. This happens and #2 is as low as we go.

c) Saints beat only the Panthers. Eagles lose any 1 game (@MIN, CHI, @DAL)

d) Saints beat only Bucs OR Rams. Panthers lose 1 game (NYJ or @ATL). Eagles lose any 1 game (@MIN, CHI, @DAL)

f) Saints finishes 0-3. Seattle finishes 0-3. Dallas wins out to win East at 10-6. Eagles lose to Cowboys and either Bears or Vikings to finish 1-2. Panthers lose to NYJ and @ATL to finish 1-2.



#3 seed

Only way this happens is if the Saints finish 1-2 with the only win against Carolina and the Eagles win out and finish 11-5, beating Saints on NFC record tiebreaker (10-2 vs 9-3). Eagles would then be #2 seed.



#4 seed

Supposedly there is a less than 1% chance that Saints could be #4 seed, but I can't find it. Must use common opponents or strength of schedule tiebreakers that CURRENTLY favor the Saints, but could change...



#5 seed

Only way this happens is if the Saints finish 0-3, the Bears beat the Eagles in week 16, and the 49ers lose two of their last three games (@TB, ATL, @Arz)



#6 seed

Only way for the Saints to be the #6 seed is for the Saints to finish 0-3 and for the Bears to beat the Eagles in Week 16.




MISSING THE PLAYOFFS


There is ONE scenario for the Saints to miss out completely on the playoffs and it involves:

a) Saints lose out
b) Panthers beat either Jets or Falcons, in addition to Saints
c) Cowboys win out and wins NFC East
d) Eagles beat the Bears and Vikings. We would lose out on #6 to them due to NFC record (9-3 vs 8-4).
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Old 12-10-2013, 04:40 PM   #2
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Re: Playoff scenarios (bring some aspirin)

My head is spinning. Here is an interesting fact though:

"One of the most surprising parts of this NFL season is that the four teams with the worst records in the league ó Houston, Atlanta, Washington and Minnesota ó were all in the playoffs last season. Fans of three of those teams at least have the ability to daydream about what their teams can do with next yearís first-round pick. Fans in Washington donít even have the draft to console them as they trudge through a miserable December."

Washington-Atlanta a big game for NFL draft order | ProFootballTalk
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Old 12-10-2013, 04:50 PM   #3
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No playoffs would take some serious bad luck. I would even say our chances of Seattle losing two are better than no playoffs. If the Cowboys win out that means Obamacare is working flawlessly and Arial Sharone popped out of the coma.
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c) Cowboys win out and wins NFC East
bwhahahahaha!

yea, that'll happen.
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they should let jacksonville, atlanta, houston and washington play some college teams.
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Old 12-10-2013, 08:14 PM   #6
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Re: Playoff scenarios (bring some aspirin)

win thats all
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Old 12-10-2013, 09:46 PM   #7
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I cant wait for you to reveal the plan once we get in.... I actually am liking the 2 seed... With San Fran dragging up the 6....
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c) Cowboys win out and wins NFC East

bwhahahahaha!

yea, that'll happen.
LMAO, that's exactly what I was thinking.

Sooooo, if the Cowboys lose one game we're in the playoffs? That's funny right there.
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Old 12-10-2013, 10:44 PM   #9
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Re: Playoff scenarios (bring some aspirin)

We also have a chance of seaturds losing first playoff game which would give us homefield throughout playoffs(assuming we're #2 seed).
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Originally Posted by Mr.Riaton View Post
We also have a chance of seaturds losing first playoff game which would give us homefield throughout playoffs(assuming we're #2 seed).
I can see Carolina or SF upsetting them in the Divisional round
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