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Old 12-18-2013, 03:39 PM   #1
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Talking heads all in arms NOW at the potential for several wild cards with better records than division winners and having to travel.

Boo freaking hoo for them...

With controversy looming, NFL must reconsider playoff structure - NFL.com


I don't remember this outcry ( other than Saints fans ) when we were 4 games + a head-head tiebreaker over Seattle and had to go there.
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Old 12-18-2013, 03:41 PM   #2
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just another "Brett Favre, didn't make the playoffs because the Saints beat them with a field goal" rule.
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Old 12-18-2013, 03:45 PM   #3
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I like the current format. Let's not turn the NFL into a yawner like the NBA.
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I stopped reading at Brian Billick
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Old 12-18-2013, 04:02 PM   #5
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"For the record, this phenomenon has occurred in 15 wild-card games since 2002."

In other words, 15 games in ten years = this happens 37.5% of the time. Such a new controversy, LOL.
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Old 12-18-2013, 04:16 PM   #6
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I remember back 1985 the Broncos went 11-5 and missed the playoffs. Yeah, so some 9-7 teams went instead. So what? It happens.
Seahawks fell into the playoffs a few years back and beat US. We weren't up to the task and didn't win that day. That's the nature of competition.

We have this beautiful playoff system and they want to mess with that?
If they mess with the playoff structure anymore it's just going to mess up the game. We have a balanced structure. Surprised Goodell doesn't want to move to an NHL playoff where like 85% of the league gets in.... it's a great way to dilute the regular season games into nothingness.
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Old 12-18-2013, 04:24 PM   #7
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Not only that, but the Seahawks had a losing record that year. Something resembling a tackle and Lynch gets stopped short.

If you've been in the game long enough, you see some controversies coming from a ways off.
hahahhahaahaahaaaaaa, "Except for the the 15 teams we've already seen this happen to."
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Old 12-18-2013, 04:57 PM   #9
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I'm 100% for a rule change. No, 15 out of 40 is not a 'phenomenon', just a fact that shows the system is flawed. (and it will happen in 3 of 4 this year)

My biggest consideration: One team already had the benefit of playing a softer schedule, and still couldn't get more wins than a WC team?

Look at SF vs Philly. Niners have a 2 game lead over the Eagles, and play in a division where the collective record is 37-19. The NFC East is 23-33
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Nothing to see here, move along, folks...

Nice share, however.

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