9-7 now wins the division for us no matter what

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by TWOK11, Dec 1, 2019.

  1. TWOK11

    TWOK11 Well-Known Member

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    With the Eagles loss today, the best they can hope for is to win out and go 9-7. However, even if they do that by beating us, if we also finish 9-7 by winning our other 3 we would win the common opponents tiebreaker. If we beat them and both finish 8-8 we win by virtue of sweeping the season series. There is no scenario where Dallas goes 9-7 and doesn’t win the division now. We MUST finish 8-8 or worse and, even then, would win the division if we beat Philly unless we lose out otherwise.

    In other words, the Eagles now have no say at all in who wins the division. Even if they beat us, they have to win out and us lose another game.
     
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  2. DakPresgoat

    DakPresgoat Well-Known Member

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    Eagles didn’t lose yet.
     
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  3. TWOK11

    TWOK11 Well-Known Member

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    It’s over unless Philly gets an onside kick
     
  4. DakPresgoat

    DakPresgoat Well-Known Member

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    That’s true.

    thank you for the rest of your post though.

    I didn’t realize the common opponent tiebreaker was back in play.


    I would love nothing more than for the cowboys to win the next 2 games so that the eagles game isn’t must win.
     
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  5. Direwolf63

    Direwolf63 RXP

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    So?
     
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  6. DuncanIso

    DuncanIso Well-Known Member

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    #trapGame for the eagles
     
  7. PAPPYDOG

    PAPPYDOG "It was a catchable pass" Zone Supporter

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    Eagles couldn't beat a college team at this point!
    Div winners by default!
     
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  8. MikeB80

    MikeB80 Well-Known Member

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    How would dallas win the common opponents?

    Philly beat Chicago, GB, Buffalo and the jets.
    Dallas lost to GB, Buffalo, The jets.

    Both lost to minnesota, new england.

    Dallas beat detroit philly lost to detroit so common opponents is in Philly's favor.
     
  9. TwelfthStar

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    And never say never. Atlanta recovered TWO (technically three since the first one had to be re-done due to an offsides penalty) on Thursday after our game. Still lost, but still impressive.
    Anyway, Go Dolphins! Beat the Eagles.
     
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  10. TWOK11

    TWOK11 Well-Known Member

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    If we win the next two, we clinch the division if Philly loses again. Even if they win the next two then beat us in that scenario, all we have to do is beat Washington to win the division.
     
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  11. TheSkaven

    TheSkaven Last Man Standing Zone Supporter

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    I don’t think you are right about rbis. They beat the Bills, Bears, I think they hold the common opponent tiebreaker.
     
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  12. DakPresgoat

    DakPresgoat Well-Known Member

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    Under his scenario the cowboys pick up a win against the bears.

    to lose to the eagles, but be 9-7 and win the division. The cowboys need to beat the bears.

    cowboys lose to the bears but beat eagles. The
    Cowboys win based on record.
     
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  13. Direwolf63

    Direwolf63 RXP

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    The 8th or 9th best team in the conference will win the division.

    Just to get slammed by the Seahawks or Vikings or Packers.

    Big deal.

    We need a new coach.......today
     
  14. PAPPYDOG

    PAPPYDOG "It was a catchable pass" Zone Supporter

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    Need to call my travel agent and book my flights for Miami!!!!
     
  15. Noclaf

    Noclaf Well-Known Member

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    What a trash division rofl, none of these team should be in the playoffs
     
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  16. Cowboysheelsreds053

    Cowboysheelsreds053 Well-Known Member

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    The fat lady has sung and is now at the buffet table.
     
  17. Playmaker3128

    Playmaker3128 Well-Known Member

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    Eagles are begging us to win the division.... and we can’t take it.

    With the eagles loss today we could theoretically lose these next two games an then beat the eagles and we’d have the tiebreak.

    best scenario for us is eagles lose one more and we win next two.

    I for one don’t want it to come down to week 16
     
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  18. TheSkaven

    TheSkaven Last Man Standing Zone Supporter

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    Here are the common opponents, ignoring the division (assume both are 5-1 and split the series)

    Falcons (Cowboys)
    Lions (Cowboys)
    Packers (Eagles)
    Jets (Eagles - ug this one kills me)
    Vikings (neither)
    Bills (Eagles)
    Bears (TBD)
    Patriots (neither)
    Dolphins (Cowboys)

    So yes, if the Cowboys beat the Bears then they only need one more game to get in.
     
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  19. Jake

    Jake Curmudgeon

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    ESPN's playoff machine disagrees with you.
     
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  20. ScipioCowboy

    ScipioCowboy More than meets the eye.

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    Thats crazy.
     

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