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NFC EAST - Division Tie Breaker

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by Michael88Irvin, Dec 8, 2005.

  1. Michael88Irvin

    Michael88Irvin New Member

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    I have seen many threads indicating that if tied w/ the New York Giants and having the same division record, we would most likely beat the Giants based on conference record... however there is a 'common games' tie breaker that takes priority over conference record (see below).

    To analyze this, the following are common games + results (not including division games, as they would be equal at this point):

    Opponent Dallas NYG
    San Diego W L
    Arizona W W
    Denver L W (lucky)
    San Francisco W W
    Seattle L L
    Oakland L ?
    St Louis ? W
    KC ? ?
    3-3 4-2

    If this is correct, we must beat both KC and St Louis, and KC and Oakland must beat them for us to win the division via this tie-breaker, or if they split, THEN it goes to conference record - IN WHICH CASE, we would have to beat BOTH Carolina AND ST Louis (as the NYG are done w/ non-div conference games), or else it moves to (drum roll) 'Strength of Victory' :eek:
    not sure where we stand on that one :confused:

    Easiest Division win: we need PHILLY and WASHINGTON to beat them... :bang2:

    TO BREAK A TIE WITHIN A DIVISION
    If, at the end of the regular season, two or more clubs in the same division finish with identical won-lost-tied percentages, the following steps will be taken until a champion is determined.

    Two Clubs
    1. Head-to-head (best won-lost-tied percentage in games between the clubs).
    2. Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the division.
    3. Best won-lost-tied percentage in common games.
    4. Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the conference.
    5. Strength of victory.
    6. Strength of schedule.
  2. The30YardSlant

    The30YardSlant Benched

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    Tiebreakers go in this order:

    1: head to head
    2: division record
    3: conference record

    One of those will solve it
  3. dargonking999

    dargonking999 DKRandom

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    according to NFL.com, it is as MI88 stated above: confernce record comes after common games.




    TO BREAK A TIE WITHIN A DIVISION
    If, at the end of the regular season, two or more clubs in the same division finish with identical won-lost-tied percentages, the following steps will be taken until a champion is determined. Two Clubs
    1. Head-to-head (best won-lost-tied percentage in games between the clubs).
    2. Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the division.
    3. Best won-lost-tied percentage in common games.
    4. Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the conference.
    5. Strength of victory.
    6. Strength of schedule.
    7. Best combined ranking among conference teams in points scored and points allowed.
    8. Best combined ranking among all teams in points scored and points allowed.
    9. Best net points in common games.
    10. Best net points in all games.
    11. Best net touchdowns in all games.


    http://www.nfl.com/standings/tiebreakers
  4. NorTex

    NorTex Member

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    NOT correct.
  5. NorTex

    NorTex Member

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    Cowboys are 3-2 in the Division...one more division game to play.
    Giants are 3-1...two more division games to play.
  6. Michael88Irvin

    Michael88Irvin New Member

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    For the common games tie breaker to matter... the Division record would have to be a tie as well... otherwise, it ends at the Division record tie-breaker.

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