2015 NFC Playoff Race

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  1. JSimms

    JSimms TLY Season 1 Champs!

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    2015 NFC Playoff Race
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    Current Playoff Seeding (through Week 13):
    1. (11-1) Minnesota Vikings - The Vikings currently hold the 1 seed in the NFC, primarily due to their defense - #1 in Total Yards Allowed, Passing Yards Allowed, Scoring, and 4th in Rushing Yards Allowed. QB Sam Bradford has been efficient, and AP is on a record pace as he leads the league in rushing yards & TD's. Big game this week versus a tough Colts squad.
    2. (10-2) Seattle Seahawks - Like the Vikings, the Hawks have dominated on the defensive side of the ball. They've forced an amazing 49 turnovers on defense through 12 games, including 39 INT's. There have been talks of QB Russell Wilson not being re-signed in the off-season, and it may be affecting his play. He's only completing 54% of his passes, and his 17 to 13 TD-to-INT ratio leaves much to be desired. If the Hawks are going to make a run, they may need more out of the 23rd-ranked offense.
    3. (9-3) Tampa Bay Buccaneers - The Bucs have made an impressive turnaround under 1st-year head coach J. Jason, and they currently lead what many believe to be the toughest division in TLY. Doug Martin has been a beast this season, rushing for 1,466 yards & 20 TD's to go with a 7.2 YPC. The D can stop the run (4th in the league), but struggles versus the pass (27th). They've lost 2 of their last 3 though, and still have to face the Falcons twice in the final 4 weeks.
    4. (6-6) Washington Redskins - Once a powerhouse in TLY, the Skins have followed up a disappointing 9-7 campaign in 2014 with just a .500 record after 12 games in 2015. However, the entire NFC East is playing poorly this season, and .500 is good enough for a 1-game lead in the division. The problems for this team are all on the defensive side of the ball, as they rank 28th in Total D, 31st in Pass D, & 27th in Scoring D. Big divisional game this week versus the Cowboys, who sit just a game back at 5-7 and have already beaten the Skins once this season.
    5. (9-3) New Orleans Saints - A record of 9-3 will only get you 2nd place in your own division when you play in the NFC South. The Saints have lost to the Bucs twice this season; their only other loss coming from the 11-1 Vikings. QB Drew Brees is putting on a show in what many believe will be his final season - a QBR of 128.4, 3,587 yds, 37 TD, & 13 INT. He's completing over 73% of his passes this season. The Saints have a tough road ahead of them - Panthers, Chiefs, Raiders, & Falcons left on their schedule.
    6. (7-5) St. Louis Rams - The Rams have won 5 of 6, and find themselves the last team in the playoffs if they were to start today. They hope to get QB Teddy Bridgewater back in Week 15, and have leaned on their running game since he's been out. HB's Isaiah Pead & rookie HB Orleans Darwa have combined for 1,495 yds & 16 TD's through 12 games.
    Still in the Hunt:
    • (7-5) Atlanta Falcons
    • (6-6) Carolina Panthers
    • (5-7) Philadelphia Eagles
    • (5-7) Dallas Cowboys
    • (4-8) New York Giants
    Not Mathematically Eliminated:
    • (4-8) San Francisco 49ers
    • (4-8) Green Bay Packers
    • (4-8) Arizona Cardinals

     
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  2. KnightNoles

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    Halfway Through Week 15

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    Vikings and Seahawks are on a collision course to battle for the #1 seed in Week 17
    Buccaneers and Saints battling for the #3 and the loser will end up with the 5th seed.
    Redskins all but locked up the NFC East and 4th seed.
    Barring anything else happening, the Rams will take the 6th seed.
     
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  3. Ghost

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    Win out and I'm in!
     
  4. KnightNoles

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    Something drastic would have to happen for you not to get the 6th seed. The only other one I see could be the Eagles. After that top 6, everything falls off.
     
  5. Ghost

    Ghost Before the rollieee!

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    Ant is right behind me at 8-5
     
  6. Matrix Monkey

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    Looking forward to getting my ass handed to me by the Vikings in the playoffs again.
     
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  7. KnightNoles

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    Dang it, I missed them because of the Saints/Bucs records
     
  8. dakota7

    dakota7 Former Blue Chip Recruit

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    Stop Peterson and play otherwise flawlessly and you'll have a shot. ;)
     
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  9. antcap24

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    This is where we stand today.


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    -Vikings clinch #1 seed and home field advantage with a win verse Seattle in week 17 matchup. If they lose they will automatically be the #2 seed.

    -Seahawks clinch #1 seed and home field advantage with a win verse Minnesota in week 17 matchup. If they lose they still remain #2 seed with a bye in the playoffs due to their superior conference record to a potential 13-3 Saints team.

    -Saints clinch the NFC South and #3 seed with a win verse either their week #16 opponent (CPU) Raiders or week #17 opponent Falcons.

    - Redskins have clinched the NFC East and #4 seed. Even if they lose their week 17 matchup to the Bengals , they own tiebreakers over the Giants with a superior conference record as their head to head and division record would be equal.

    -Rams clinch #5 seed with a win verse Buffalo in their week 17 matchup -or-
    -Rams clinch a #5 seed with a Falcons AND Buccaneers loss in week 17. -or-
    -Rams clinch a #6 seed with a Buccaneers loss in week 17. (They hold the head to head tiebreaker) -or-
    -Rams clinch a #6 seed with a Falcons loss in week 17. (They hold the conference tiebreaker).

    -Buccaneers clinch a #5 seed with a win and a Rams AND Falcons loss in week 17.
    -Buccaneers clinch a #6 seed with a win and a Falcons or Rams loss in week 17.
    -Buccaneers will not make the playoffs with a win and a Falcons win AND Rams win in week 17.
    -Buccaneers do not control their own destiny as Rams have head to head tiebreaker and Falcons have head to head tiebreaker over them.

    -Falcons clinch #5 seed with win and Rams loss in week 17.
    -Falcons clinch #6 seed with win in week 17 matchup against the Saints.
    -Falcons clinch #6 seed with Buccaneers loss to Denver in week 17.

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  10. Ghost

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    Week 17 will be a big week for a number of teams
     
  11. KnightNoles

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    Week 17 should be fun
     
  12. LSUTRUTH

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    Week 17 in the NFC is a huge one. Week 17 in the afc is boring our field is basically set with minor seeding taking place.
     
  13. Matrix Monkey

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    Saints down the Raiders and solidify the #3 seed.
     
  14. KnightNoles

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    Seahawks claw their way past the Vikings 17-14, lock up home-field throughout NFC playoffs. Two special teams TDs, one for each team but pretty much the Vikings defense kept their lock on the Seahawks as they showed the #1 defense. The Seahawks #2 ranked D forced the turnovers to keep the Vikings from scoring a few times when they were driving but didn't force a punt all game.

    A crucial call in the fourth with about 2:00 to go, the Vikings faced a 4th and 1-2 from their own 45-50 and AP came up short as Earl Thomas made the stop. Seattle then was able to work the ball and setup a FG as time expired to escape with the victory.

    Good game JSimms I know that left a bitter taste in your mouth
     
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  15. JSimms

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    Although the loss didn't mean much from a playoff standpoint (we were getting a bye regardless), this L was definitely a tough one to swallow. 3 Lost Fumbles, 2 red zone turnovers...we moved the ball well on a very tough D, and our D played lights out. Had a 14-point lead in the 1st, but made two costly head coaching decisions - 1) going for points with less than a minute left in the 1st half (lead to a sack fumble, and eventually a TD for Seattle), and 2) going for it on 4th down on my own 45 in a tie game with less than 2 minutes to play. I had actually lined up to run out the clock, call TO and punt....but saw an opening in the D and thought AP could pick up 2 yds for the first down. The way my D was playing, I should've punted the ball and we probably would've been headed for OT.

    Great game KnightNoles; looking forward to a potential playoff rematch!
     
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  16. Matrix Monkey

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    How did you create turnovers? I don't I've ever gotten one against JSimms, haha.
     
  17. antcap24

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    You gotta bait him with a Landon Collins ball hawk...lol
     
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  19. LSUTRUTH

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    you just have to have a laggy game. He will play poorly
     
  20. KnightNoles

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    2015 NFC Playoff Teams

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    WILDCARD

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    NFC South Rivalry reborn in the playoffs with the teams splitting the regular season. Saints 35 Falcons 25 and Falcons 38 Saints 28. Falcons are a hot team, as they won 4 in a row to get in. The Saints won 7 in a row before dropping the finale against the Falcons. Familiar foes, so which will be able to execute better than the other and win the chess match.

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    Another hot wildcard team, the Rams will travel to Landover to take on the Skins. St. Louis, the winner of 7 straight look to stay hot and with Teddy Bridgewater back under center, could put together a run. Washington, winner of 4 straight won the NFC East and look to play solid ball and keep this a low scoring game, ball control is the name for the game this week.

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    Falcons 28 Saints 24
    Redskins 34 Rams 24
     
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  22. antcap24

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    Itll be interesting in the Saints Falcons matchup as we just played each other last week. Both having a fresh mind of the other players style that we'll see if that benefits the offenses or defenses.
     

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