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  1. TheGodInAGreyHoodie

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    We would be a wild card.

    Tenn & Pit would get a bye.

    We would be at Buffalo (or Toronto)
    Indy would go to Denver.

    That is the standings as of today.
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    Re: If the playoffs were this weekend....

    That and five dollars will get you a Latte at Starbucks... ;)
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    Re: If the playoffs were this weekend....

    Starbucks had dropped its prices. :confused:

    From many of the posts I have seen here, one would think our shot at making the playoffs is nil. I figured we were a game back until, I actually looked it up. AS OF RIGHT NOW, THE PATRIOTS ARE A PLAYOFF TEAM.
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    Re: If the playoffs were this weekend....

    Your optimism sickens me. :p
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    Re: If the playoffs were this weekend....

    thanks for that great piece of info
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    Re: If the playoffs were this weekend....

    The playoff starts today scenarios after six weeks in football is pretty useless. I bet if you looked at the playoff teams last year after the sixth week compared to who actually made the playoffs, there were probably a decent number of teams that made the playoffs after week six that didn't even come close.
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    Re: If the playoffs were this weekend....

    While thats probably true. My point was you don't start writing off seasons when you are a half game up on the wild card race and one game back on the div.
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    Re: If the playoffs were this weekend....

    SD and KC.....
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    Re: If the playoffs were this weekend....

    But.... but....


    Matt Cassel!
    Dean Pees
    Josh McDaniels!
    Matt Light!
    Nick Kaczur!
    Laurence Maroney!
    Ben Watson!
    Billy Yates!
    Richard Seymour!
    Deltha O'Neal!
    Ellis Hobbs!
    Tedy Bruschi!
    Mike Vrabel!
    AdT!
    James Sanders!
    Rodney Harrison!
    !$#@%!#@$%$ Hanson!
    Matt Cassel! (Yes, he must be listed twice)

    This team must surely be about 6-7 games out even though they've only played 5 games.....
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    Re: If the playoffs were this weekend....

    I went back and looked. After week 6,

    NEP led the AFCE 6-0, they went on to win the AFCE.
    Pitt led the AFCN, they went on to win the AFCN
    Indy led the AFCS ....
    Chargers the AFCW ..... (barely both Denver and SD were 3-3, but the Chargers had won the tie breakers)
    The 5th AFC seed was JAX, they ended the season as the 5th seed.
    The 6th AFC seed was either Tenn or the Ravens both were 4-2 and I am not sure who would have one the tie breaker at that time. If it was Tenn, then the AFC after week 6 exactly mirrored the AFC at the end of the season.

    Cowboys led the NFCE .....
    Greenbay .... NFCN....
    Bucs ... NCFS....
    Seahawks.... NFCW....

    The two wild card teams were the Carolina Panthers and New York Giants. NYG did get a wild card spot, but the Panthers did not the Redskins got the other one.

    So all and all. The way the playoff race looked after week 6 last year was pretty close to how it was at the end of the season.
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    Re: If the playoffs were this weekend....

    To be fair, even though I was being a smartass with my earlier post, the Patriots have one fewer game played than many of the other teams, which gives them a half-game edge over the 3-3 teams.
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    Re: If the playoffs were this weekend....

    Umm.... I think you meant to write....

    the Patriots have one fewer game played than many of the other teams, which gives them a half-game disadvantage vs. the 4-2 teams.
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    Re: If the playoffs were this weekend....

    There are no 4-2 teams in the AFC other than Denver, who'd be in as a division winner. There are, however, two 3-3 teams who are behind the 3-3 Jets, Patriots and Colts by that 1/2 game.

    I understand your point (optimism). It just doesn't apply here because I was strictly talking raw numbers and the 4-2 issue doesn't enter the picture.
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    Re: If the playoffs were this weekend....

    We all understand your point: The Pats are not nearly as bad off as the doomsayers are crying about.

    The fact that we are a playoff team means that we have a better record than most AFC teams.

    What you are missing is the will and deetermination of those who live for gloom.

    You will get a lot of responses from people who cannot accept that we are better than most teams, and will say things, like YEAH BUT.

    YEAH BUT the season is young

    YEAH BUT the situation can change

    YEAH BUT it is no guarantee

    YEAH BUT whatever

    These are the same people, of course, who would scream from the rooftops if we had a losing record. ... Come to think of it, they are screaming from the rooftops now.

    Their message is clear: Give up on the season.

    (When we do make the playoffs, they will say YEAH BUT we havent won the superbowl, and if we do not, they will to a man say SEE< I TOLD YOU WE SHOULD HAVE GIVEN UP ON THE SEASON.

    These people do not enjoy football. They enjoy associating with a winner, and cannot abide anything less than perfection or their egos take a hit.

    It was a nice try at logic, but hopeless in the face of determined pessimism.
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    Re: If the playoffs were this weekend....

    Great post. I think I disagree with the 'enjoy associating with a winner' part though. At least for all of the naysayers.
    I think its more a case of having an outlet for the frustration in their lives. If the Pats win, they find some joy, if they lose, or don't win perfectly, all of the frustration in their lives can be aimed at the Pats. I think a lot of people who are failures in life want to hold a sports team to an unbelievably high standard (i.e. one they wish they possessed themselves.) The posts about lack of effort, the players not trying, or the indiginity of losing IMO are all cases of transfering their own failures to the sports team. For example if I am failing in my job, and I watch the Patriots lose a game and decide that they lost because they didnt care, and there was a total lack of effort, I feel better about my own failure. I think that is a driving force in the naysayers: My life sucks, so I need to take it out on someone, and this Ian dude created a nice safe place for me to come and do it.
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    Re: If the playoffs were this weekend....

    Haven't you been paying attention? The posters on this board have ruled. This team will be lucky to win 8 games, they suck at everything.
    How dare you bring something as ridiculously irrelevant as won-loss record into the discussion.

    We all know that even though the Pats have a better record than most teams, they are worse than all but only the 3 they have beaten.
    If we played all 31 teams we would be 3-28, we are only 3-2 because of the luck of the draw.
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