First round bye on the line next week ?

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  1. SVN

    SVN Hall of Fame Poster

    Am i right? if we beat the steelers we clinch the bye and if the colts lose we get homefield throught ? I guess BB will ride this on the team all week.
  2. BelichickFan

    BelichickFan B.O. = Fugazi Supporter

    #12 Jersey

    Yes you are right.

    The big thing from last night for me is it virtually clinched the #1 seed. To lose it, Pitt or Indy would have to win out and we'd have to lose 3 out of 4. Staying undefeated is nice but virtually locking in the #1 seed was the key for me.
  3. Patsfan1280

    Patsfan1280 Rookie

    You are correct. Win equals a 1st round bye, Win + Indy Loss equals HFA throughout
  4. Mack Herron

    Mack Herron In the Starting Line-Up

    #24 Jersey

    Most excellent point. Now if BB can get rid of those imposters and find the REAL Patriots (who can tackle and catch) we'll be all set.
  5. Seacoast Fan

    Seacoast Fan Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    #75 Jersey

    Agreed. In fact, not that I would mind goign 19-0, but the whole undefeated thing is getting out of hand. This is not an original thought (I have an allergic reaction to those, so I tend to avoid them), but one of the problems now is that, playing a team like Baltimore, the game laast night was one way -probably the only way - they could redeem their lousy season, whereas for the Pats, its another game on teh road against a losing team after clinching the division. Football is an emotional game and a set up like that puts us at a distinct disadvantage, I don't care how good a coach and motivator BB is. If we were to lose even one game, that is much less of an issue. I am not advocating it, just saying....
  6. Boston Jay

    Boston Jay 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    These next four games are very important for Indy and Pitt.

    Indy has 4 AFC opponents coming up. Pitt has 3.

    Indy: @BAL, @OAK, vs HOU, vs TEN
    Pitt: @ NE, vs JAX, @STL, @BAL

    An AFC loss by Indy would be a huge boost for Pitt if Pitt can beat NE. Vaults them to #2 if I'm doing this right.
  7. Seacoast Fan

    Seacoast Fan Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    not necesarily an easy four game stretch for either Indy or Pitt, especially if Baltimore can play them tough like last night...probably wont happen, but it might.
  8. alamo

    alamo praedica numerum! Supporter

    No, you are wrong that it is "on the line". They could lose and still get HFA relatively easily. "On the line" implies they lose HFA if they lose the game... it's not a must-win, and thus has less urgency than a must-win.
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2007
  9. godef

    godef In the Starting Line-Up

    Sounds right... beating the Steelers would give us 4 games on them with 3 games left. Indy would still be in the hunt if they win, but we would have to lose all 3 remaining games to lose the #1 seed.
  10. godef

    godef In the Starting Line-Up

    Are the Ravens going to give Indy a game like they gave us, or will they fall back to their usual uninspired lameness?
  11. SVN

    SVN Hall of Fame Poster

    ravens will get drilled by the colts IMO
  12. wes83

    wes83 Rookie

    Do you guys think,if the Pats clinched HFA next week they'll go for a perfect season or do they rest their starters in last two games?

    A Pats Fan from Germany
  13. gomezcat

    gomezcat It's SIR Moderator to you Staff Member Supporter

    Personally I would rest them. I would hate to see the Pats lose someone like Brady, because he was hit in a pretty meaningless game.
  14. jarnhestur

    jarnhestur On the Roster

    With a first round bye, I don't think you'll see much resting unless someone's banged up. I expect the Patriots to play out as they have been. If the undefeated season is still on the line against the Giants, I think you'll see the whole team for the whole game. One week off is a good amount, two is too much, in my opinion.
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