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  1. Disco Volante

    Disco Volante Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    If...

    Patriots win final 2 games (vs Cardinals, @ Bills)

    AFC East Division Title with...

    1A) One Jets loss (@ Seahawks, vs Dolphins)
    AND
    1B) One Dolphins loss (@ Chiefs, @ Jets)

    OR
    2) Dolphins @ Jets game ends in tie

    Wild-Card Berth with...

    1) One Ravens loss (@ Cowboys, vs Jaguars)

    OR
    2) Colts lose out (@ Jaguars, vs Titans)
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    If...

    Patriots lose 1 game (vs Cardinals, @ Bills)

    AFC East Division Title with...

    1A) Jets lose @ Seahawks
    AND
    1B) Dolphins lose @ Chiefs
    AND
    1C) Dolphins @ Jets game ends in tie

    Wild-Card Berth with...

    1) Ravens lose out (@ Cowboys, vs Jaguars)
     
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    I think the Jets are going DOWN against Seattle.
     
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    Could happen, then we have to root for them against Miami :D

    Ravens could easily lose one of those last two, my gut says we get in if we win out.
     
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    Thanks for the update, I was just trying to figure this all out. I gotta say not the biggest fan of this whole rooting for other teams today. C'mom Dallas this saturday night...
     
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    I wouldn't count out the Chiefs for beating the Dolphins, they have been awful all season, but no one likes a trip to Arrowhead.
     
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    Jets are playing AT Seattle.
     
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    wowwe need some help, but we will find a way!!
     
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    Favre will cry because of how loud Seattle is and they have played poorly the last couple weeks.
     
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    To simplify, for the Patriots to have a realistic chance at winning the AFC East, at least one of the two teams between the Jets and Dolphins must lose next week. If both win next week, the Patriots could only win the division with a Jets/Dolphins tie in Week 17 (very, VERY unlikely).

    Seahawks playing some inspired football, and the Chiefs are tough at Arrowhead, so hopefully we have ourselves a miraculous Week 16, an antithesis of early afternoon Week 15.
     
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    wait 4 WC, wouldnt NYJ or MIA need 2 lose a game 2???
     
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    You forgot "Patriots win out, Jets and Dolphins tie."

    I say Jets lose next week then beat Miami, and I think the cowboys can take Baltimore Saturday night as well.
     
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    On a bright note, the Cardinals didn't look so good today. Here's hoping it's bitter cold next week.
     
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    They play each other the last week. One will lose.
     
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    Baltimore @ Dallas Saturday night, it's like our first playoff game almost.

    How great would it be to have Balti lose, then going into Sunday's game with AZ the Pats would know they control their own destiny.
     
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    They play week 17 so one has to lose unless they tie in which case we win the division.
     
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    Pats at Miami afc playoff game jan 3rd...

    I think the Ravens lose to the Cowboys.. Its Dallas last game at Texas Stadium, no way they lose that game...

    The Colts could be intriguing if they lose to the Jags, and then the Titans decide to show up against them.. Who knows..

    I think the Jets and Dolphins best chance of losing 1 more game were this week.. Miami wins out and wins the division..

    I think we end up playing in Miami in the playoffs..
     
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    Basically we're all Jaguars fans going forward. I could easily see them being quite feisty in these last two weeks.

    I'm still looking most closely to the Ravens-Cowboys game next Sunday night. I consider that game our best chance to get in.

    We're also cheering for the Steelers to beat the Titans next week, which will mean that the Titans would have something to play for in Week 17 against the Colts.
     
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    the chiefs looked pretty good agaisnt denver and the chargers, so maybe the dophins might loose to them.
     
  19. Disco Volante

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    Was aware of, but just wanted to keep the most realistic scenarios, will add though.

    Also, I'm adding the scenarios if we happen to lose one more game.
     
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    if the colts loose to the jags and loose to the titans, that would be awesome.
     
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