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Herald says the Pats can't clinch the division next week....they're wrong

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  1. PATRIOTSFANINPA

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    IIAC The Pats can clinch the division title next weekend with a win over the Dolphins.

    Even if the Pats lose their last 4 games and the Phins win their last 4,that would mean both teams would be 9-7 and its down to tiebreakers and NE would win that tiebreaker by better division record.

    The Pats have already eliminated the Bills and Jets by sweeping them both.

    I believe the Herald is misinformed and clueless as always

    http://www.bostonherald.com/blogs/s...-wont-clinch-the-division-next-week-in-miami/

    A win next week and its on to trying to secure down the 2nd or 3rd seed,the 4th is at worst case.
     
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    that column had to be a Borges ghost writeup
     
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    isn't the first tiebreaker head to head? the dolphins would win that if they win out by beating the pats twice
     
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    Tomase, of course. Whom Pete Sheppard still insists is quality journalist.
     
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    OP said the Patriots clinch if they beat the Dolphins. So if they beat them, they can't be swept by them...
     
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    If the Patriots beat the Dolphins next week then the Dolphins cannot sweep the season series
     
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    Did you see what I said?

    If the Pats win next week they win the division because the best the Dolphins could do is go 1-1 in head to head match ups with NE

    A win next week clinches the division
     
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    Someone gets it :cool:
     
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    my bad...yes if pats win next week, afc east race is over
     
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    Tomase. A name the conjurs murderous emotions.

    The Prick
     
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    That's pretty amazing. Remember when the Pats were 3-3 and people were fretting? Then, just like that (well, it took a six-game winning streak, but it feels like it happened very quickly), the Pats can clinch the division.
     
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    BB knows what time it is. Our boys will be jacked up to take the division next week, and a playoff berth, and like the billionth time he has been here that we win the division. He knows. He will bring it. And since we are working with a long week off, I would not want to be the Dolphins next week.
     
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    It's kind of cool to root for a team where double-digit winning streaks are commonplace... sure, when you're 3-3 you say "Hmmm maybe a six-game winning streak will get us where we want to be," and not be quite so sure about it all...

    But in retrospect, a Pats fan gets to say, "meh, six game winning streak... that's pretty much the minimum for a Pats team... call me when it hits 20."
     
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    Within the next 15 days the Pats actually could be in line for the #1 seed and HFA if the following happens and all seem possible......

    Next week ...The Pats beat the Dolphins
    The Ravens lose to the Steelers
    The Texans get upset at Tennessee (Titans are playing better now)

    The Following week ....

    The Ravens lose to RGIII and the Redskins at FedEx Field
    The Pats beat the Texans on MNF

    If all those happen,the Pats control their own destiny for HFA

    Roethlisberger will return for the Ravens game and its rare when either team sweeps the other so I give Pittsburgh a solid shot to keep their playoff hopes alive and win at Baltimore who is due for a home loss.....the Ravens also struggle on the road and the following week are playing against a hot rookie QB and a team with playoff hopes playing at home,that game won't be easy

    The Titans beating the Texans is a longshot but Locker has played very well since returning and since Reed is now injured for Houston,it could mean a big day for CJ2K
     
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    By my calculations (based on basic tiebreakers). The following can happen Sunday

    Patriots clinch AFC East with win
    Houston clinches playoff spot with a win or New England win
    Ravens clinch AFC North with a win
    Broncos clinch AFC West with a win
    Falcons clinch NFC South with a win and a TB loss
    49ers clinch NFC West with a win and a Sea loss
     
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    I believe a Houston win and a Colts loss also clinches the title for the Texans as they can't do worse than 11-5 and the Colts would have 11-5 at best but lose on division wins.
     
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    Patriots win division in easiest division in NFL shocker!!
     
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    AFC West is worse.

    Not to mention the AFC East is 3-0 against that division.
     
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    No. Colts and Texans have 2 games left to play each other. Thus if they finish 11-5 each Colts would have the H2H tiebreaker

    But I did forget to add Ravens clinch AFC North with a win and a Cincy loss.
     
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