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  1. TheBostonStraggler

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    As Playoff Week 1 appears right now:

    Pitt @ Den (Heavily favored Pitt)
    Tenn @ Hou (Heavily Favored Hou)

    Shapes up nicely for the Patriots:
    Hou @ NE (Hou is a struggling team with an inexperienced QB)
    Pitt @ Balt

    I believe Pitt @ Balt is ideal in terms of an equally tough game for both. They beat the hell out of each other and then the winner has to come to NE (assuming we can beat Hou).

    **** Obviously this is pending the outcome of the second half of several games*****
     
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    Re: Palyoff Scenario Shaping Up Nicely

    Tenn won today, no?

    And Houston would be heavily favored?
     
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    We have no chance of playing Houston in round 2. IF Houston wins next week they will play @ Balt/Pitt for sure.
     
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    With your scenario, Patriots would get the #5 seeded Pittsburgh not the #3 seeded Houston. If Houston loses, we get the #6 seed. Right?
     
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    Re: Palyoff Scenario Shaping Up Nicely

    I guess we will have to see what the line is until this disagreement is settled. However, Hou had nothing whatsoever to play for. I would be surprised if the tale of the tape showed starters playing the whole game (didn't watch the game).
     
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    If Pitt and Houston win, it would be
    Pitt (5) at NE (1)
    Hou (3) at Bmore (2)

    Not the other way around.
     
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    Titans aren't getting in unless Raiders and Broncos both win, which is looking unlikely. Will be Houston/Bengals
     
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    We will play the 6 if they win or the 4/5 winner if the 6 loses. We cannot play the 3 until the AFCC game under any circumstances.
     
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    Urrgghhh! Thanks for straightening out my error. You are correct (way too much NYE cheer last night). Bummer. I guess go Tenn! :)
     
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    so we want OAK to win the West, to be tougher out for steelers

    and we want the #6 seed to beat houston, so we face them instead
     
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    Umm.. Houston is the higher seed over Pitt. If Pitt and Houston both won, the Pats would be playing Pitt, not Houston..

    Also, I doubt that Houston will be heavily favored. A lot will depend on the health of TJ Yates.
     
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    If Houston wins against Cin/Tenn we get the winner of Pitt/AFC West. The only way we'll see Houston is if both teams make the AFCCG.
     
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    Houston has no bearing on the Titans.

    The Bengals need to win to make it in. Otherwise, the Titans are in. The Raiders and Broncos are only relevant to the Titans if BOTH win. And, that doesn't look to be happening..
     
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    My error, my apologies. The likely Playoff scenario is definitely not optimal.

    For a more optimal playoff scenario, I guess we can also hope that Denver finds a way to beat Pitt in the Mile High air. If Big Ben is ailing that becomes a far more possible scenario.
     
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    That's not true according to what they just said on the Cincy/Balt game. Per them, if Oakland loses, Cincy is in no matter what.
     
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    If either the Broncos or Raiders lose, Bengals are automatically in.
     
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    As I understand it, for the Titans to win the tiebreaker with the Bengals, they need the Raiders and the Broncos to both win.
     
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    I'm one error away from an error hat trick. Posting with a hangover a bad combination.
    The good news is I like Cincy's chances @ Hou a lot more than Tenn.
     
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    We are home until we are beaten or head out to Indy, so send whoever you want, we will be ready to play.
    I don't care what happens in next weeks games.
     
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    Who makes it if Cincy, Denver and Oakland all lose? Wouldnt Cincy still make it?
     
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