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  1. 40yrpatsfan

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    I don't think our chances of winning the division are good, but we have a great chance at the wild card. I don't see Dallas losing at home against the Ravens this weekend, which gives us the 6th seed assuming we win out.

    The seeds are shaping up this way:
    1- Tenn
    2- Pitt
    3- NYJ or Mia
    4- Denver
    5- Indy
    6- NE

    Round 1: #1 & 2 get the first week off. #6 would ordinarily play #3, but I think they re-arrange things so as not to have division opponents in round 1. So we'd be at Denver. Definitely a winnable game, though that place is a house of horrors for us. We should win it. In the same round, Indy would have no problem with either the Jets or Phins.

    Round 2: So then we would be the lowest seed playing the top seed - Tennessee. Indy would be at Pitt. I like our matchup with Tenn, because they don't throw the ball well. I could see us winning that game if our current players are reasonably healthy. Pitt and Indy would be a good match, a tossup, but let's say Pitt wins.

    AFCC: at Pitt. The way I look at it is that we dominated that 1st half of the Pitt game last month and would have won if Moss doesn't drop a couple of balls. So we can compete with the Steelers, which is all I can ask of this team. Despite our flaws, we have a shot.
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    Fixed this for you. :D
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    JEST@Patriots after the 2006 season says hi. :)
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    The bolded is incorrect; as the #6 seed Pats would play the #3 which would be the winner of the AFC East. This actually works out well for the Pats and might almost be better than winning the East and playing the Ravens in Foxboro (though obv. nothing trumps a home playoff game).

    Also, as I've been saying for a few weeks, the season would be worthwhile if the Pats went into NY in Round 1 and ended the Jets season. Anything after that would be gravy.
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    until we are scheduled for that first playoff game i will be nervous
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    Watch the Pats and Colts meet in the AFCCG.
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    #12 Jersey

    If Steelers and Colts both win out, Pittsburgh gets #1, Colts get #2, and Tennesse bumps down to #5. Alot can still happen.
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    ridiculous dream scenario

    patriots end jets season in meadowlands
    steelers season at heinz
    colts season at lucasoil

    *homer gargling sound*
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    i hate the colts
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    oh and wow. it just hit me that if the dolphins and pats win out, and the ravens lose on saturday night, the pats will go right back into miami.

    oh. boy. i'm not sure there would be survivors in that game.
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    how so???

    ..........
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    No Jersey Selected

    Like the man said... "I like our chances". :)
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    Nope, Tennessee has clinched the division, best Colts can do is #5.
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    At all cost until the AFC-C-Game we want to avoid Pittsburgh. I think they will be the Number 1 seed Tennessee Stinks! I would love for us to get a shot at Tennessee in Round 2 if we make it past the First Round. Tennessee in Round 2 is easy picking for any AFC foe. They will be known as the weakest High Seed in years.
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    Dimly in tha back of my mind, I sort of remember some rule to prevent same division clubs meeting in the WC round ofthe playoffs.

    Does anyone else recall such a contingency plan by the League? If we make the playoffs, that would mean the House of Horrors at Mile High.

    Of course if Baltimore loses @ Dallas, I'll take any seeding.
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    I am with you AZ let the Colts go to Mile High...they had better success there.
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    I think that was the old rule when there were no byes and 4 teams in the playoffs........
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    Pitt will beat Tenn and be the #1 seed.
    IF we get the 6th seed then we have to play jets/fins and past that pitts.
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    i dont get the rearrange part...
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    That was my recollection too, that they avoided wild card matchups involving teams in the same division. But maybe that got changed at some point.

    I'd rather play the Jets or Miami, especially Miami, than be at Denver. Then we'd play at Tenn, assuming they hang on to 1st seed, then at Pitt. That's our best hope. We want Tennessee to be the #1 seed.
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    Wishful thinking for Tennessee to be #1 Seed that passing game they are sporting stands no chance against any AFC rival. Also i expect Pittsburgh to tear them a new one next week in Nashville. Pittsburgh with that Defense will be the Number 1 Seed.
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    First and always, the Pats. If they can't win then the AFC over the NFC.

    Of all the current AFC playoff entrants, I think the Pittsburg Steelers are the best team to represent the AFC in the SuperBowl. (If they only had a modicum of Offense.) Besides they play football the way it should be played; tough gritty Defense, and some efficient Offense, not some prissy Colts type offensive show. :singing:
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    That applies in baseball (where the division winner and wildcard of same division can't meet in the first round) but not football.
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    dont make any predictions just yet. after week 16 then the picture will clear up more
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    I think you are right.
    In 1997 the Pats won the division and played the Dolphins in the first round.
    The last game of the regular season was at Miami.
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    That's probably where I was confused - it's in baseball. So then I'd like to see Miami win the AFC East, and we go to Miami for the wild card game. That game would almost be a gimme.
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    i want us 2 win the division and crush miami at home and get sum revenge for that week 3 loss. who's with me?
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    No TN has the division even if the Colts win out.
    Colts win against Jax they can not budge from the 5th seed.
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    I guess I'm superstitious enough that this thread makes me nervous...BUT...

    Another poster pointed out that Divsion rivals can play in the Wildcard round. Nothing would make me happier than having the Pats eliminate the Jets on their own home field OTHER than the Jets not making the playoffs at all while the Pats squeak in on the Wildcard....
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    I was playing with the Yahoo play off simulator and I liked this one (only because the Colts are out of the playoffs).
    Pats win out 6th seed
    Phins win out 3rd seed
    Ravens win out 5th seed
    Colts lose out, home for the holidays
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