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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; The good news is that it's between us and Carolina. We're 1.5 games back. The Saints have the most complete team in the division and, aside from Byrd, are relatively healthy. Seattle will beat Carolina next week. We're at home, ...

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The good news is that it's between us and Carolina. We're 1.5 games back. The Saints have the most complete team in the division and, aside from Byrd, are relatively healthy.

Seattle will beat Carolina next week. We're at home, and aside from the last 3 series yesterday, the Saints played well. It's an "if" for sure, but a win over GB with a Carolina loss puts us in a great spot heading to Carolina to take the lead.

Their O-line is beat up and a win over GB would help give us the confidence to beat Carolina. Carolina has serious potential to go 0-3 over the next 3 games.

It's time for us to get going, get hot, and get fully healthy for a November/December push. We ain't out of it by a long shot. 4 division games to go.


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Saints lose. Carolina wins. Bucs win. Falclowns lose.
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How exactly does the tie that Carolina has, figure into things? It would suck if that somehow ends up screwing up the Saints. Does it count as half a win? If the Panthers go 9-6-1 and the Saints go 9-7, who wins the division there? I still haven't wrapped my head around all this yet.
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How exactly does the tie that Carolina has, figure into things? It would suck if that somehow ends up screwing up the Saints. Does it count as half a win? If the Panthers go 9-6-1 and the Saints go 9-7, who wins the division there? I still haven't wrapped my head around all this yet.
Carolina wins the division in that scenario.
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Not going to happen with Drew Favre ending games with back breaking picks and a defense that plays for 3 quarters and falls apart at the end.
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How exactly does the tie that Carolina has, figure into things? It would suck if that somehow ends up screwing up the Saints. Does it count as half a win? If the Panthers go 9-6-1 and the Saints go 9-7, who wins the division there? I still haven't wrapped my head around all this yet.
They go by win %. A tie simply doesn't figure into the %

Saints finish 9-7, Carolina 9-6-1, Carolina wins it
Saints finish 9-7, Carolina 8-7-1, Saints win it
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I know NO TEAM that we can beat decisively right now. We cannot CLOSE the DEAL.
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Originally Posted by SaintsBro View Post
How exactly does the tie that Carolina has, figure into things? It would suck if that somehow ends up screwing up the Saints. Does it count as half a win? If the Panthers go 9-6-1 and the Saints go 9-7, who wins the division there? I still haven't wrapped my head around all this yet.
It's half a win, half a loss. In the above scenario the panthers would have 6.5 losses and the Saints 7. Works in their favor.

Of course the opposite is true too. Saints are 9-7, panthers are 8-7-1, then they have 7.5 losses to our 7...

But the simplest thing is to beat them twice starting a week from Thursday.

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i have a question. the way they're playing (right now) do we really want them to go into the playoffs?
YES! Always! No question!
here's my point of view. right now we're like 0-7 on the road, so even if we win the division (by default) we'll more than likely have to go on the road to play someone like, seattle, or greenbay. during that time of the season dealing with the outdoor elements i'm gonna be honest who dats, i dont want them to go to the playoffs just to get beat down or for them to lose like we did yesterday. maybe its the backlash of yesterday's loss but hey the way they lost yesterday is totatlly unacceptible. 2 td lead with 5 mins left and you lose. i know a lot of you all have this optimism but to be honest with yall i dont. i'm a fan as you can see by my bio. i'm gonna root for them till the fat lady sings, but that loss yesterday really really stings.
Doesn't matter how you get in. You have to be in the playoffs to have a chance. teams like the 7-9 Seahawks and the 9-7 Giants had success in the playoffs.

Look, I know there's no reason to believe that these Saints will be any better at the end of this season than they are now. With 6 games behind us, the team does reflect their record.

But the only shot at winning the lottery is to have a ticket. And no matter what, it's always better to be one of the 12 teams at the end of season with a ticket than one of the 20 that don't.

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