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  1. ctpatsfan77

    ctpatsfan77 PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    FWIW, the AFC would look something like this:

    1. IND (5-0, feh)
    2. NE (4-1)*
    3. BAL (4-1)* v. 6. CIN (3-1)**
    4. SD (3-1) v. 5. DEN (3-1)**

    [*,** These might be reversed; I don't feel like figuring out the tiebreakers right now. :)]

    Simple question: how much change do you expect to see between now and Week 17?
     
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    SamBam39 Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    there's simply no telling.
    it's way to early.
    injuries. tough schedules. teams evolving.
    how bout you wait a few weeks ?
     
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    Yes. Fixed it.
     
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    I'm pretty sure Baltimore beat at least one NFC team, and their loss is of course within the conference. So the Pats "have" the tiebreaker.
     
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    Denver will have a 1st round bye again this year. Did you see them vs. the Ravens? What a defense. They have been absolutely dominant.
     
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    Yea Denver defensively looks great. Their Downfall will be Plummer.
     
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    They probably won't get the bye- they have 7 tough matchups left:

    SD, at SD, at PIT, at KC, CIN, IND, SEA

    Against any explosive offense Denver is vulnerable, so the Charger, Bengal, Colt and Seahawk games are going to be tough. I see them going 12-4, winning the West, but finishing 3rd behind us and Jacksonville (their schedule is easier than Indy's).
     
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    If you thought he looked bad in the slop, imagine him playing during a NE snow-shower in the playoffs or on a bitter evening a la Titans playoff game.

    Oh boy I can't wait :)
     
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    If the playoffs started today . . .

    The warm weather and dome teams would have a tremendous advantage since it's only October.
     
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    I'm in the It's Too Early camp on this one, but it'd be nice if we could move ahead of Indy on that list by the time that it actually counts.
     
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    Not that it really matters; the schedule is typically unbalanced after only 5 weeks. But the Pats have a better conference record that Baltimore (4-1 vs 3-1), so the Pats would be seeded 2nd.

    Denver has a better conference record than San Diego (3-0 vs 3-1) and would thus be the 4th seed.

    Cincinnati and San Diego have equal conference records at 3-1. The next criterion would be common opponents, Pittsburgh, whom they both beat. Like I say, this gets pointless after only the 5th week. Lets just call Cincinnati and San Diego the wild card teams.

    The NFC is even more kludgy...

    1. Chic 5-0
    2. Phil - NO - SL all 4-1
    5. Atla - Seat both 3-1

    On top of having equal conference records, Phil, NO and SL all have equal 1-0 records against common opponents (Green Bay).

    Atla and Seat tie for the wildcard at 3-1 league and conference records, and are 1-0 against common opponents (Arizona).

    So really, "if the playoffs started today..." really is a meaningless concept, at least in determining seedings and pairings.

    BTW, the NFC leads the AFC 9-6.
     

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