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2012 NFC Playoff Race - who we need to win this weekend

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by sunbum, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. sunbum

    sunbum Active Member

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    I believe of the games this weekend, these are the outcomes we need in order to best position our run for the playoffs - division or wildcard:

    WEEK 11 GAMES

    1PMs
    - Arizona @ Atlanta: not huge implications but with Atlanta appearing to be running away with it, I see it best they win to keep Arizona out of the WC race.

    - Cleveland @ Dallas: pretty obvious

    - Green Bay @ Detroit: we could find ourselves battling GB for a WC

    - Philly @ Washington: kind of a wash but am picking Philly being we just beat them

    - Tampa Bay @ Carolina: TB is ahead of us for a WC slot

    4PMs

    - Jets @ Rams: not big implication but better to keep Panthers down and out

    - Saints @ Oakland: Saints are currently ahead of us in the WC race

    NFC PLAYOFF STANDINGS - WEEK 11

    National Football Conference
    CONF RK NFC W L T PCT DIV CONF SOS SOV REASON
    1 Atlanta 8 1 0 .889 1-1-0 4-1-0 .370 .361 NFC South Champ
    2 Chicago 7 2 0 .778 1-1-0 4-1-0 .470 .383 NFC North Champ
    3 San Fran 6 2 1 .722 2-0-1 4-2-1 .500 .482 NFC West Champ
    4 NY Giants 6 4 0 .600 2-2-0 5-2-0 .439 .417 NFC East Champ

    5 Green Bay 6 3 0 .667 1-0-0 4-2-0 .561 .509
    6 Seattle 6 4 0 .600 0-3-0 4-4-0 .495 .491 Wins tie break over Minnesota based on head-to-head win percentage.
    7 Minnesota 6 4 0 .600 2-0-0 4-3-0 .473 .427
    8 Tampa Bay 5 4 0 .556 1-1-0 2-4-0 .398 .348
    9 New Orleans 4 5 0 .444 2-1-0 3-3-0 .469 .556 Wins tie break over Dallas based on strength of victory. Wins tie break over Detroit and Arizona based on best win percentage in conference games.
    10 Dallas 4 5 0 .444 2-1-0 4-4-0 .595 .432 Wins tie break over Detroit and Arizona based on best win percentage in conference games.
    11 Detroit 4 5 0 .444 0-3-0 3-4-0 .506 .365 Wins tie break over Arizona based on best win percentage in conference games.
    12 Arizona 4 5 0 .444 1-2-0 2-4-0 .529 .500
    13 St. Louis 3 5 1 .389 2-0-1 3-3-1 .560 .464
    14 Philadelphia 3 6 0 .333 1-1-0 1-5-0 .549 .536 Wins tie break over Washington based on best win percentage in division games.
    15 Washington 3 6 0 .333 0-1-0 3-4-0 .536 .536
    16 Carolina 2 7 0 .222 1-2-0 2-6-0 .590 .389
  2. mldardy

    mldardy Well-Known Member

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    Agree with everything except wanted Detroit over GB. I want GB to win. There are two many NFC teams at 4-5 right now and with a Detroit loss couple with a Cowboy win we can separate ourselves from that mess. With a Detroit win we are fighting with not only them but Green Bay. Green Bay is either going to win their division or get the wild card anyway so getting Detroit out of the way will be better for us.
  3. GloryDaysRBack

    GloryDaysRBack Well-Known Member

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    The GB Det game has a lot of angles to it

    If GB wins the division we will be battling Chi for a WC spot..which isn't good bc they beat us

    However, the loser of that battle is likely the 5 seed and if we do get into the playoffs we would like be the 4 seed and that would likely be our opponent.

    Sign me up for Chicago in round 1
  4. VACowboy

    VACowboy Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Go Iggles.

    Rule #1: NEVER root for the Skins.
  5. Apollo Creed

    Apollo Creed Stackin and Processin, Well

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    League of parity indeed.

    Can't believe New Orleans and Tampa are ahead of us given how they started their seasons.

    Tampa will get exposed in the long run but as long as Brees is healthy the Saints will be a factor.

    Our best bet is winning the division outright because I foresee a log jam for the wildcard spots at the end of the year and it coming down to tiebreakers.
  6. dez_for_prez

    dez_for_prez Active Member

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    I would love a 2nd shot at the Bears. Mostly because my in laws are big Bears fans.
  7. Boys122

    Boys122 Well-Known Member

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    What about the Seattle game, we need them to lose a few more?
  8. sunbum

    sunbum Active Member

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    Seattle, Minny, Giants and Tennessee have their bye week

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