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Apart from Week 17, the two most important games are WAS @ PHI and DAL @ NYG

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Red Dragon, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. Red Dragon

    Red Dragon Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure some person is going to make a smarmy cliche comment such as "The most important game is the next one on the schedule." Let them.


    But two very important games to watch are Cowboys @ Giants and Redskins @ Eagles.


    Why?


    Because, if the Cowboys win just one more division game, and the Eagles lose just one more division game, then the Cowboys will be guaranteed to hold tiebreaker advantage over the Eagles no matter what, even if Dallas loses to Philadelphia in Week 17.

    Currently, the Cowboys are 3-0 in the NFC East. The Eagles are 2-2.

    With another division win, the Cowboys would improve to 4-0 and could no longer possibly do any worse than 4-2 in the division. The Eagles, with another division loss, would fall to 2-3 and could no longer possibly finish any better than 3-3.

    Thus, Dallas would be assured of tiebreaker advantage in any situation - even if the Cowboys lose to the Eagles in Week 17.


    This is huge. This would mean that the Eagles would be forced to remain one game ahead of the Cowboys no matter what, in order to avoid being overtaken by the tiebreaker. With the Eagles already one game behind the Cowboys right now, that would be a tall task.


    It also means that in this situation, the Cowboys could clinch the division title even before Week 17, if they are 8-7 and Philadelphia is 7-8 by that point. (Or, if they are 9-6 and the Eagles are 8-7, but you get my point.)
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  2. movaughn88

    movaughn88 Active Member

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    I like your thinking here and you're certainly right, but methinks with Vick banged up and USC boy thrown into the fray, I'm a lot more worried about RG3 turning a corner or the Giants doing something that makes everyone tear this board to pieces. Eagles are probably the worst in the division.
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  3. Red Dragon

    Red Dragon Well-Known Member

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    True. I'd more or less counted out the Redskins and Giants after they were 1-4 and 0-6, respectively, but NFC East teams have a way of defying trends.
  4. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    i'd add packers @ giants. if the giants win that game, they'll be a game out when they face us in a month.
  5. Zman5

    Zman5 Well-Known Member

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    Both the Deadskins and the Giants went on a long winning streaks to win the division recently. It's a big psychological advantage they have on their sides. They believe they can do it because they've done it recently.

    It's too bad we couldn't take advantage of their bad starts and shut the door on them early.
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  6. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler Zone Supporter

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    Philly is all but done. They are more of a mess than Wash. RGkneeless is not an NFL QB if he can't run much. The team to watch is NY, they are the competition at this point IMO. We can't lose to them after the bye.
  7. Staubacher

    Staubacher Well-Known Member

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    Giants are gonna lose 9 or 10 at least, even if they beat us. Besides GB they have SEA, DET, SD and WASH twice. No way they win most of those.

    We need 9 wins to win division, maybe 8. Sad we're reduced to this but hey
  8. Pessimist_cowboy

    Pessimist_cowboy Well-Known Member

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    the giants are going to be 5-11
  9. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    give me your 5 wins....

    vs Minnesota
    @ N.O.
    @ NYG
    vs Oakland
    @ Bears
    vs Green Bay
    @ WSH
    vs Eagles
  10. Pessimist_cowboy

    Pessimist_cowboy Well-Known Member

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    minn, @nyg , oak , GB, eagles
  11. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    i'm skeptical they beat the giants and very skeptical they sweep all the home games. they will drop a turd along the way. it's the cowboy way.
  12. Staubacher

    Staubacher Well-Known Member

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    Well 4 might do it, but we can get to 5:

    Minn
    Oak
    2 of the 3 Divisional
    That leaves one vs either NO, GB, CHI

    Doable. 8-8 or 9-7 is better than anyone else in the division will do
  13. Pessimist_cowboy

    Pessimist_cowboy Well-Known Member

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    who isnt skeptical but its my prediction.
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  14. Staubacher

    Staubacher Well-Known Member

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    Haven't we dropped a few turds already? I'm tired of flushing
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  15. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    i agree with this part. i don't see this anemic offense keeping up with NO or GB. Chicago will have to be the game we steal.
  16. BanditHiro

    BanditHiro Well-Known Member

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    you are overrating the giants way to much...they have way to many tough games left and their offense has yet to look good enough to complement their defense and win some of the shootouts they will be having very soon.
  17. Staubacher

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    They have two ugly wins vs the pathetic Vikings and Eagles. I'm not sure they beat Oakland next week but they probably will. Then a loss to GB and us and they're filling their draft board.
  18. Staubacher

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    We kept up w Denver, so there's that. I actually think the NO game will be closer than expected. We'll probably blow it though.
  19. Beast_from_East

    Beast_from_East Well-Known Member

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    Minnesota..............................if we lose to freaking Ponder or whoever they got at QB, we are done...................win

    New Orleans.........................HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA, they are going to beat us like a rented mule. .........................loss

    New York...........................In New York, I think we lose this game. The Giants are not going to turn it over 6 times again and we won by a FG when they did................loss

    Oakland..................The turkey day game should be an Win, Oakland is nothing special on the road.................win

    Bears.....................Dont see us going into Soldier's Field and coming out with a W...............................loss

    Green Bay....................HAAAAAAAAAAAAA, this is going to be another whooping..............................loss

    Washington...............We historically almost never sweep the Skins and this is a road division game as well....................loss

    Eagles....................I think we can take them since their QBs all suck................win


    So I got the team at 7-9 right now. Is that going to be enough to win the division? I guess we shall see.
  20. Zman5

    Zman5 Well-Known Member

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    I don't think we will win 5 games from that list.
    I see us beating Min, Oakland, Eagles, and maybe NY.

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