NFC Playoff picture - Standings & Predictions

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  1. biggcoug65

    biggcoug65 49er for Life

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    Here is the NFC Playoff Picture as of the end of week 12:

    1. New Orleans Saints (11-0)
    2. Chicago Bears (8-3)
    3. Washington Redskins (8-3)
    4. San Francisco 49ers (6-5)
    5. Atlanta Falcons (7-4)
    6. Detroit Lions (7-4)

    1. The Saints are running away with this, and with the head-to-head win over the Bears, they hold a lofty advantage in the race for home field advantage throughout the NFC.

    2. The Bears currently hold the tiebreaker over the Redskins due to Conference win %

    3. The Falcons hold the tiebreak over the Lions due to beating them in their head-to-head matchup earlier in the season.

    Other teams still in the race (not in order):
    New York Giants (6-5)
    Arizona Cardinals (5-5-1)
    Green Bay Packers (5-6)
    St. Louis Rams (5-6)
    Dallas Cowboys (5-6)
    Seattle Seahawks (4-7) still in the NFC West division race

    The standings will be updated after every advance, and feel free to drop in opinions to the posts and state your predictions for the upcoming playoffs!

    Have fun with it!
     
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  2. Big D

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    The NFC West is interesting like usual. 2 games separate the top 3 teams, and even the Rams aren't out of it yet. I expect Chicago to break away with the #2 seed and first round bye over CPU-Washington. The real battle of for that final playoff spot.
     
  3. HAL9100

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    Just noticed this; the Saints have clinched a playoff spot. The Giants are the only team outside of the top 6 that can tie the Saints and the Saints beat them head-to-head. So the Saints hold the tiebreaker over them.
     
  4. biggcoug65

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    they have not yet clinched a playoff spot...
     
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    Yes, they have. The first tie-breaker for the wildcard is who won head-to-head and the Saints beat the Giants.

    Edit: Unless you're saying that the Redskins and Giants both end up 11-5 and the Giants win the division making the Redskins the team that the Saints are matched up with.
     
  6. biggcoug65

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    As of the end of week 13, this is how things shake up in the NFC:

    1. New Orleans Saints (12-0) - clinched a playoff spot, magic number is 1 for home field advantage throughout and the divison
    2. Chicago Bears (9-3) - magic number is 2 for a playoff birth, and 3 for the division
    3. Washington Redskins (8-4) - magic number for playoffs/division is 3
    4. Arizona Cardinals (6-5-1) - magic number for playoffs/division is 4
    5. Atlanta Falcons (8-4) - magic number for playoffs is 3
    6. Detroit Lions (7-5) - magic number for a plyoff spot is 4

    The only change from last time was in the NFC West, where the Cardinals have taken a 0.5 game lead over the Rams and 49ers. If the Saints win their next game and clinch home field advantage throughout the playoffs, will they rest their starters come week 15, or will they push for the undefeated season?

    Teams still in the playoff race:
    New York Giants (6-6)
    St. Louis Rams (6-6)
    San Francisco 49ers (6-6)
    Green Bay Packers (6-6)
     
  7. Big D

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    Anybody who knows my history will know the answer to that question.

     
  8. biggcoug65

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    As of the end of Week 14, here is the NFC Playoff Picture:

    1. New Orleans Saints (13-0) clinched home field advantage throughout the NFC Playoffs
    2. Chicago Bears (9-4) magic number is 1 for playoffs and 2 for the division
    3. Washington Redskins (8-5) magic number is still 3 for playoffs/division
    4. St. Louis Rams (7-6) magic number is 4 for playoffs/division
    5. Atlanta Falcons (9-4) magic number is 2 for playoffs
    6. Detroit Lions (8-5) magic number is 3 for playoffs

    Teams still in the race:
    San Francisco 49ers (7-6)
    New York Giants (7-6)
    Arizona Cardinals (6-6-1)
    Green Bay Packers (6-7)
    Philadelphia Eagles (6-7)

    Well, as the experts thought, the New Orleans Saints locked up home field advantage...the Rams currently hold the tie break over the 49ers as they beat them head-to-head, but they play again the last week of the season, which could very easily decide who goes into the playoffs from the NFC West. It is going to be interesting to see who gets the Wild Card spots as the Falcons hold the 5 spot by 2 games and the Lions are up 1 game for the 6th and final spot.
     
  9. biggcoug65

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    As of the end of week 15, here's how things stand:

    1. New Orleans Saints (14-0) home field advantage throughout the playoffs, the question is can they do what New England couldn't in 2007 and match the '72 Dolphins undefeated season
    2. Chicago Bears (10-4) magic number is 1
    3. Washington Redskins (9-5) magic number is 2
    4. St. Louis Rams (8-6) magic number is 2
    5. Atlanta Falcons (10-4) clinched a playoff spot
    6. Detroit Lions (9-5) magic number is 1

    Teams still in the race:
    San Francisco 49ers (7-7)
    Green Bay Packers (7-7)
    New York Giants (7-7)

    The only spot available is where the Detroit Lions stand, and they would have to lose both of their remaining games and another team would have to win out in order to tie and force them to go to a tie breaker.
     
  10. Big D

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    Yeah NFC looks pretty much locked up. Playoffs here we come!
     
  11. SteamboatReb

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    Chargers vs. Lions is essentially a playoff game. Heck, all of mine have been for the last four game weeks.
     
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  12. BigSmooth33

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    Sorry to shatter your dreams SteamboatReb...

    And on that note, the Lions have clinched.
     
  13. biggcoug65

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    As of the end of week 16, here's how things stand:

    1. New Orleans Saints (15-0) clinched home field
    2. Chicago Bears (11-4) clinched #2
    3. Washington Redskins (9-6) clinched division
    4. St. Louis Rams (8-7) magic number is 1
    5. Atlanta Falcons (10-5) clinched Wild Card spot
    6. Detroit Lions (10-5) clinched Wild Card spot

    teams still in it:
    San Francisco 49ers (7-8) play the Rams week 17 for the Division (I believe). If the 49ers win, they will have split the season series and the 49ers would have the better Conference record and they would have the same Division record

    Atlanta holds the tie breaker over the Lions for the 5th seed
    Chicago would hold the tie breaker over the Lions as they have the better Conference record
    The Rams would be the 3 seed if they win and the Redskins lose as they beat the Skins head-to-head
     
  14. BigSmooth33

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    So I'm locked at #6 huh??? Bring on the Skins?
     
  15. biggcoug65

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    No, you are not locked at 6...if I lose and you win, you would be the 5th seed...If I win, I should be the 5th seed no matter your outcome.
     

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