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  1. thenepatsrule

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    #12 Jersey

    I am sorry if this is a silly question, but quite frankly I am confused . Right now Hou and Den are at 12-3 and Pats are at 11-4 so if either Hou or Den (lets say Hou) loses a game and we win then we would have a record of 12-4 same like Hou
    so Den would be 1 seed 13-3
    Pats would be 2 seed 12-4
    Hou would be 3 seed 12-4 (since we beat them)

    Am i right??

    The reason i am confused is i heard on ESPN that both HOU and DEN need to lose for the Pats to secure a bye.............
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    yes you are right..we hold tie breaker over denver and houston..so if 1 loses and we win..we are ahead of them and have a bye
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    #12 Jersey

    See this is what i thought, thanks for clarifying that . I dont know why Trey Wingo and others on ESPN keep saying that both DEN and HOU need to lose for use to secure a bye
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    #12 Jersey


    Thanks :) :rocker::rocker:
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    #95 Jersey

    maybe they meant to say #1 seed
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    #12 Jersey

    hmmmmm....... i am pretty sure he said "to secure a bye week"......... but what you say makes sense too thanks
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    Pats also need to win to secure the #3 seed. Because if Baltimore wins and Pats lose. Pats fall to #4
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    #12 Jersey

    agree with what is stated above. also wanted to add that if the pats win (12-4), broncos lose (12-4) and texans lose (12-4), all 3 teams would have the same record but in a three way tie the tiebreaker is the team with the best conference record (pats).
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    That is not why the Pats would win the tiebreak. Pats would actually win it on the 1st tiebreaker. They went 2-0 against them and the others went 1-1 and 0-2
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    #12 Jersey

    among the 3,
    Pats went 2-0
    Houston 1-1
    Denver 0-2, losing both to us and to the Texans
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    First 3 way tie breaker is head to head if one team has beaten both of the others.
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    No Jersey Selected

    Because they are moronic idiots, and anyone who listens to them not only doesn't learn anything but actually comes away dumber?
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    not sure about dumber but I sure was dumbfounded when i heard him say what he said :D
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    So true

    What other profession pays well, is light work, and you don't have to have anything resembling superior knowhow in your field (politics excepted)?

    P.S. thanks cavtroop for the summary!
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    I've noticed a lot of commentators saying 'bye' when they mean 'Home Field Advantage and a bye.'
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    #12 Jersey

    I know it's a VERY long shot.... but imagine the Broncos and the Texans both lose.... Aside from the fact we get the number 1, but the donkeys are now #3, and will need to go on a roadtrip to Foxboro.... Manning's favorite place in January :D
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    #12 Jersey

    If the OL can play well against the Miami front seven, and we win of course, and as long as either the Texans or Broncos lose and we get the #2 seed, I'll be happy.
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    #32 Jersey

    If both Denver and Houston lose, NE secures the # 1 seed - home field and bye.

    If either Denver or Houston loses NE gets the # 2 seed - bye
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