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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by ScottF here's the 'huge possibility' we lose both, and: Arizona beats both SF and Sea OR Bears and Lions both win out so not huge so much, more like highly unlikely, as again, it starts with lose ...

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Old 12-17-2013, 11:28 AM   #21
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Re: Missing the playoffs is becoming a huge possibility now

Originally Posted by ScottF View Post
here's the 'huge possibility'
we lose both, and:

Arizona beats both SF and Sea
OR Bears and Lions both win out

so not huge so much, more like highly unlikely, as again, it starts with lose both
I don't think it is even that easy.

The Lions can't catch us now since they lost. The Bears/Packers play a game so one of them have another loss.

The Packers can't catch us and we have tie breaker on the Bears.

We also have the tie breaker on both the 40Whiners and Cardinals.

So, can someone explain to me why we haven't clinched a spot yet? My brain hurts.
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Old 12-17-2013, 11:35 AM   #22
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I don't think it is even that easy.

The Lions can't catch us now since they lost. The Bears/Packers play a game so one of them have another loss.

The Packers can't catch us and we have tie breaker on the Bears.

We also have the tie breaker on both the 40Whiners and Cardinals.

So, can someone explain to me why we haven't clinched a spot yet? My brain hurts.
The Cards are only 1 game back, so they could pass us with 2 wins if we lose two.

And keep in mind, Carolina loses the tie breaker to the Cards, so if Carolina loses two, the Cards could bump them from the wildcard.
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Old 12-17-2013, 11:50 AM   #23
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The Cards are only 1 game back, so they could pass us with 2 wins if we lose two.
Bingo. Of course that would require the 40Whiners to beat the Falcons. Then 3 NFC West teams in the playoffs. Wow.
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Old 12-17-2013, 11:59 AM   #24
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Bingo. Of course that would require the 40Whiners to beat the Falcons. Then 3 NFC West teams in the playoffs. Wow.
But the Cards and 49ers play each other, so one of those teams will be 11-5. If we win one of our next two the Cards can't catch us, but they can knock out the 49ers.

Seems like all the teams in the hunt play each other

NO- 10-4 (plays CAR and TB)
CAR 10-4 (plays NO and ATL)
SF 10-4 (plays ATL and AZ)
AZ 9-5 (plays SF and SEA)

NO has tie breakers over AZ and SF, so one win and one of them is out.

CAR can be bumped out at 10-6 if AZ finishes 10-6 and SF at 11-5.

We get bumped only by losing our last two, and AZ wins their last two.
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Old 12-17-2013, 12:01 PM   #25
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Re: Missing the playoffs is becoming a huge possibility now

This site explains it all pretty well. The sky would have to fall for us to miss the playoffs

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Old 12-17-2013, 12:17 PM   #26
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Of course nobody cares about the 10 positive threads I've made but the minute I mention something negative that's a possibility people jump all over me like I'm not a fan. What a great way to treat a fellow fan. Good job.
I apologize if 3 out of this 25 got lost in the weeds. You are probably correct though there are about 10 positive threads in this 12 pages (282 threads).
http://blackandgold.com/search.php?searchid=99136

Catch being that the title is positive but you end the post on a negative note.
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Old 12-17-2013, 12:28 PM   #27
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Re: Missing the playoffs is becoming a huge possibility now

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Of course nobody cares about the 10 positive threads I've made but the minute I mention something negative that's a possibility people jump all over me like I'm not a fan. What a great way to treat a fellow fan. Good job.

I'd like to say "I feel your pain," but I OWN my pessimism proudly. I earned every emotional scar in the 47 years in which I've been a Saints fan. That gives me carte blanche to rip on Pollyana's and the genetically misinformed.

I suggest you not imitate the current version of the Saints and NUT UP.
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Old 12-17-2013, 12:41 PM   #28
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Re: Missing the playoffs is becoming a huge possibility now

Once you saw the thread title, did anyone need to look to see who posted it?
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Old 12-17-2013, 12:51 PM   #29
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I'd like to say "I feel your pain," but I OWN my pessimism proudly. I earned every emotional scar in the 47 years in which I've been a Saints fan. That gives me carte blanche to rip on Pollyana's and the genetically misinformed.

I suggest you not imitate the current version of the Saints and NUT UP.
'Ripping' the misinformed and being the misinformed are two different things
The OP calls a 4% possibility 'huge'. Being factually inaccurate is not exactly the same as saying C.Brown has to go.
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