2013 Playoff Preview

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  1. The Richuation

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    NFL Tiebreaking Procedures
    The six postseason participants from each conference are seeded as follows:
    1. The division champion with the best record.
    2. The division champion with the second-best record.
    3. The division champion with the third-best record.
    4. The division champion with the fourth-best record.
    5. The Wild Card club with the best record.
    6. The Wild Card club with the second-best record.
    The following procedures will be used to break standings ties for postseason playoffs and to determine regular-season schedules.

    NOTE: Tie games count as one-half win and one-half loss for both clubs.

    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.
    12. Coin toss
    Three or More Clubs
    (Note: If two clubs remain tied after third or other clubs are eliminated during any step, tie breaker reverts to step 1 of the two-club format).
    1. Head-to-head (best won-lost-tied percentage in games among 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.
    12. Coin toss
    TO BREAK A TIE FOR THE WILD-CARD TEAM
    If it is necessary to break ties to determine the two Wild-Card clubs from each conference, the following steps will be taken.
    1. If the tied clubs are from the same division, apply division tie breaker.
    2. If the tied clubs are from different divisions, apply the following steps.
    Two Clubs
    1. Head-to-head, if applicable.
    2. Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the conference.
    3. Best won-lost-tied percentage in common games, minimum of four.
    4. Strength of victory.
    5. Strength of schedule.
    6. Best combined ranking among conference teams in points scored and points allowed.
    7. Best combined ranking among all teams in points scored and points allowed.
    8. Best net points in conference games.
    9. Best net points in all games.
    10. Best net touchdowns in all games.
    11. Coin toss.
    Three or More Clubs
    (Note: If two clubs remain tied after third or other clubs are eliminated, tie breaker reverts to step 1 of applicable two-club format.)
    1. Apply division tie breaker to eliminate all but the highest ranked club in each division prior to proceeding to step 2. The original seeding within a division upon application of the division tie breaker remains the same for all subsequent applications of the procedure that are necessary to identify the two Wild-Card participants.
    2. Head-to-head sweep. (Applicable only if one club has defeated each of the others or if one club has lost to each of the others.)
    3. Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the conference.
    4. Best won-lost-tied percentage in common games, minimum of four.
    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 conference games.
    10. Best net points in all games.
    11. Best net touchdowns in all games.
    12. Coin toss
    When the first Wild-Card team has been identified, the procedure is repeated to name the second Wild-Card, i.e., eliminate all but the highest-ranked club in each division prior to proceeding to step 2. In situations where three or more teams from the same division are involved in the procedure, the original seeding of the teams remains the same for subsequent applications of the tie breaker if the top-ranked team in that division qualifies for a Wild-Card berth.

    OTHER TIE-BREAKING PROCEDURES
    1. Only one club advances to the playoffs in any tie-breaking step. Remaining tied clubs revert to the first step of the applicable division or Wild Card tie-breakers. As an example, if two clubs remain tied in any tie-breaker step after all other clubs have been eliminated, the procedure reverts to Step 1 of the two-club format to determine the winner. When one club wins the tiebreaker, all other clubs revert to Step 1 of the applicable two-club or three-club format.
    2. In comparing records against common opponents among tied teams, the best won-lost-tied percentage is the deciding factor, since teams may have played an unequal number of games.
    3. To determine home-field priority among division-titlists, apply Wild Card tie-breakers.
    4. To determine home-field priority for Wild Card qualifiers, apply division tie-breakers (if teams are from the same division) or Wild Card tiebreakers (if teams are from different divisions).
    5. To determine the best combined ranking among conference teams in points scored and points allowed, add a team's position in the two categories, and the lowest score wins. For example, if Team A is first in points scored and second in points allowed, its combined ranking is "3." If Team B is third in points scored and first in points allowed, its combined ranking is "4." Team A then wins the tiebreaker. If two teams are tied for a position, both teams are awarded the ranking as if they held it solely. For example, if Team A and Team B are tied for first in points scored, each team is assigned a ranking of "1" in that category, and if Team C is third, its ranking will still be "3."
    TIE-BREAKING PROCEDURE FOR SELECTION MEETING
    1. Clubs not participating in the playoffs shall select in the first through 20th positions in reverse standings order.
    2. The Super Bowl winner is last and Super Bowl loser is next-to-last.
    3. The losers of the Conference Championship games shall select 29th and 30th based on won-lost-tied percentage.
    4. The losers of the Divisional playoff games shall select 25th through 28th based on won-lost-tied percentage.
    5. The losers of the Wild Card games shall select 21st through 24th based on won-lost-tied percentage.
    If ties exist in any grouping except (2) above, such ties shall be broken by strength-of-schedule. If any ties cannot be broken by strength-of-schedule, the divisional or conference tie-breakers, if applicable, shall be applied. Any ties that still exist shall be broken by a coin flip.
     
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  2. The Richuation

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    Sorry for the delay... and the NFC is such a mess, disregard the 7-10 rankings as they are not in order.
     
  4. DirtSouthDan

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    Looks like it will come down to the last week in the NFC race!
     
  5. The Richuation

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    Arizona vs San Fran this week is a big one... basically an early playoff game.
     
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    My season ends with the Saints vs Lions. Could be a preview of the NFC championship game if all the pieces fall together for me.
     
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    The NFC playoff picture is PRETTY TIGHT!!

    NFC North -
    Lions 13-2 #1 Seed Given
    NFC South -
    Panthers - 9-6
    Saints - 9-6
    NFC West -
    Cardinals - 9-6
    Seahawks - 9 -5 - 1
    NFC West -
    Giants - 9 - 5 -1

    In the hunt: Not too sure of ranking order
    Cowboys - 8 - 7
    49ers - 8 - 7
    Falcons -8 - 7

    Lions 13-2 #1 Seed Given

    Seattle plays 49ers
    Cardinals play Rams
    Saints play Lions
    Panthers play Bucs

    To guarantee a spot:
    Cardinals need win and loss by Seattle
    Seattle needs a win or a loss by Cardinals
    Saints win and Panthers loss
    Panthers win and a Saints loss
    Panthers and Saints both lose, who knows??
    Atlanta wins and Panthers/Saints both lose - who knows
    Cowboys win and need help from other 8-7 teams to lose
    49ers win and need help from other 8-7 teams to lose

    For the #2 Seed:
    Giants need Seahawks to lose
    Seahawks need Giants to lose
    If Seahawks/Giants end up with same record - who knows

    VERY INTERESTING SITUATION AT THE LEAST!!!!
     
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    Yeah I lost week 16 to the Titans in a crazy finish that I really kind of got screwed on but he definitely earned it in the end. Now that loss has thrown a whole wrench in the conferences payoff picture.
     
  9. The Richuation

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    If Seattle wins, I get the #2 spot, regardless of the Saints outcome. :eek:
     
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    Updated through WEEK 16 results
     
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    But what would the tie breaker be if we both win. We had the mysterious computer game tie and would have the same record. But hey let's just do this:
    You lose and I win so we don't make things anymore fuzzy than they already are. LOL

    NFC East WLT PCT HOME ROAD DIV CONF PF PA DIFF STRK
    New York Giants(BigTyme21) 9 5 1 0.600 6-2-0 3-3-1 4-1-0 7-3-1 480 360 120 W3

    NFC West WLT PCT HOME ROAD DIV CON FPF PA DIFF STRK

    Seattle Seahawks (The Richuation) 9 5 1 0.600 4-2-1 3-3-0 4-1-0 7-3-1 419 293 126 W2

    Our stats almost match up identically. I scored more on offense but your defense gave up less points. Very interesting young padawan. LOL
     
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  12. The Richuation

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    Oh shit you're right... Common opponents?
     
  13. Black Republican

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    Seems the same wrong playoff tie breakers are in place in Madden... That's why I think it was the Broncos got in last year over the Chiefs.

    1) Regular season record
    2) Conference record
    3) Points scored

    Given that, The Giants "should" get EA edge if everyone wins. BUT the CPU has other plans as seen in the picture.

    playoffs.jpg
     
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    according to Madden logic a tie is worst than a L ... :confused:
     
  15. mmorgan184

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    Man this sucks. I had to take 2 sim losses and 1 against the CPU because I was too busy with finals. I should have the #2 seed locked up.
     
  16. Brandon S.

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    isnt it
    1, regular season record
    2. div record
    3. conf record

    ???
     
  17. The Richuation

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    The tie breakers are in the first post
     
  18. Black Republican

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    For Madden or the NFL?
     
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    If Madden used NFL tie breaking rules the Chiefs would have been in over the Broncos AND the Broncos would have played me rather than the Raiders. It's been bugged for years. As in right now it's showing a 6 loss NFC team having first round bye over two 9-5-1 teams.
     
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    Nfl
     
  21. Black Republican

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    I hope you both win, I wanna see how the seeding goes.
     
  22. The Richuation

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    I guess I don't see the errors here... Are we saying that this doesn't look correct?
     

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    Saints should be in over the Panthers if we finish with the same overall record.
     
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    You are... This picture is showing the wildcard playoffs. The top two seeds in each conference arent showing in this picture.
     
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    Oh crap I totally misread that.
     

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