Originally Posted by ScipioCowboy
This is actually a continuation of a discussion I was having in another thread so let me explain my reasoning here:
There are currently three teams with 6-5 records -- Minnesota, Seattle, and Tampa Bay. Minnesota plays at Green Bay next week. Seattle plays at Chicago. And Tampa Bay plays at Denver. There's a very good chance they will all lose because they're playing superior opponents on the road. Meanwhile, the Cowboys play a poor Eagles team at home. The Cowboys should be favored.
It's very possible all these teams, including the Cowboys, will be tied at 6-6 for the final wildcard berth. The Cowboys win the tiebreaker against the Bucs, but lose it against the Seahawks.
The Seahawks are about to lose both starting corners to suspension. The Bucs rank 30th in total defense and dead last in pass defense. The Vikings must play the Packers twice, the Bears, and the Texans over their last five games.
[View Full Quote]Are you telling me that, if all these teams were 6-6 at the end of next week, the Cowboys wouldn't have at least as good a chance at making the playoffs as any one of them?
Actually if we win this weekend and all those teams lose we'll be ahead of them. Tiebreakers don't matter head to head with one team in a 4 way tie. But we would have the better NFC record at 5-5. Minny would be 4-5, Tampa 3-6, Seahawks 4-5. The only problem is the Redskins who are playing the Giants. Do we want them to win or lose. if they lose they are 5-7 if they win they are 6-6 with a 6-4 conference record but that brings the Giants one game closer to us. That's the dilemma in all this, the freaking Redskins.