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I think at least 2 of 3 teams could lose this weekend (Jets, Dolphins, Ravens)

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    The Jets,Dolphins and Ravens - I can certainly see at least 2 of these 3 teams lose this weekend

    All of these teams are on the road and all are against either teams that still have fight in them and all in stadiums known to be very tough to win in and are all loud stadiums with fans very rowdy

    Jets certainly will have a challenge as NE found out its not easy to win in the upper northwest and Branch has burned the Jets secondary many times before when he was here

    Miami has to go to one of the most hostile and tough places to win in arrowhead stadium where the Chiefs rarily lose 2 in a row there,The Chiefs will be pumped up and ready to try and forget about last weeks meltdown in the 4th quarter not to mention Herm is playing for his coaching future which is certainly in doubt

    The Ravens have the toughest task of them all,Not only are they going into play Dallas who is still very much alive in the NFC playoff hunt but they are the last visiting team to play in the old stadium,Games like this are usually very sentimental to the home teams players,coaches and fans and Dallas surely will be very emotional to make this game something for fans to remember - Remember NEs last game at Schaefer and the Colts last game at the RCA Dome - Both home teams won and were obviously full of emotion and both had a good memory of the final game played there.

    That being said,If NE does not get past the Cards sunday this is all for naught but I truly believe that at least of of these 3 teams which are standing in our way of making the playoffs will lose this sunday and I think NE will win their own game in a shootout decided late in the 4th quarter.

    Baltimore is the most likely of these 3 teams to lose this weekend IMO,followed by the Jets and the Dolphins seem to have the easiest of all 3 but even they may be in for a good fight.

    Lets hope for at least 2 of them to lose - Its a good possibility for what I see here.
     
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    Re: I think at least 2 of 3 teams could lose this weekend (Jets,Dolphins,Ravens)

    It'd be great to win the division but if I had to pick only one team to lose this week I'd choose the Ravens. If only one of the Jets or Dolphins lose then that has to be the team that wins in week 17 and statistically speaking that's a tall order.
     
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    Re: I think at least 2 of 3 teams could lose this weekend (Jets,Dolphins,Ravens)

    No doubt a #6 seed is far easier to obtain in this scenerio then a division title would be

    You just have to figure that the Dolphins will NOT win their last 2,While they have been a great story of worst to pretty good in 1 year,I think they are still relatively young and inexperienced and will fall to earth in at least 1 of these next two,In fact I would bet on it - Miami will NOT finish 11-5 but still have the easiest game (on paper) of all 3 this weekend
     
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    Re: I think at least 2 of 3 teams could lose this weekend (Jets,Dolphins,Ravens)

    I agree the Ravens are the team to watch and luckily that is a Saturday night game for all to cheer for the Boys. But I would not rule out the Jets falling in Seattle...another long trip..they are what 0-3 on the west trips?? It's a loud stadium an dthis is Holmgren's last. It looks like Wallace is playing strong and I would not at all be surprised if they fall. THAT would be really good and more likely to lose than the Fins. Arrowhead is a tough place to play, but the Chiefs fell apart and that could be their fatal blow. If they somehow get it together they could knock the Fins for a loop...which would be very interesting in a last game against the Jets. Here, they willbe rooting for teh Bills an dhoping to win an dtake the division. Could be very interesting last week. But I agree very possible two go down.
     
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    Re: I think at least 2 of 3 teams could lose this weekend (Jets,Dolphins,Ravens)

    Don't forget the Colts tonight. Jags are nasty in spite of their record.
    They are no longer a lock for #5 with Tenn. blowing it last weekend.
    Everyone assumed that the last game of the season would be a Colts win, but now the Titans might have to try and win that game.
    For me if only the Colts and Ravens lost I would be happy.
     
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    I think all three will loose :)
     
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    The only one of the three that I think you can say has a great chance of winning this weekend is the Dolphins. The Jets are declining fast and can't win on the West Coast no matter the competition. The Cowboys are playing well and are in must win mode making it difficult for the Ravens. The best you can hope for with the Dolphins is that they are looking past the Chiefs at the Jets and the Chiefs pull a major upset.
     
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    Could happen.... except for the Herm-factor.
     
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    Re: I think at least 2 of 3 teams could lose this weekend (Jets,Dolphins,Ravens)

    Given that the Dolphins and Jets are about equal, it's a 50-50 chance that whoever wins this week loses next week. This time next week, whoever wins has won and has no significance to the probability. It'll simply be 50-50 next week if one and only one of them loses and if you consider them to be equal.

    That said, of course the Ravens are the team we most want to lose. It doesn't help win the division but that, alone, gets us control of our own destiny.

    I fully expect Dallas to beat Baltimore. I also expect Seattle to beat The Jest and Miami to beat KC but the latter two are as unpredictable as most NFL games.
     
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    I just hope we capitalize on whatever happens. I can see why the coach preaches "focus on your job".

    That said: Colts, Jets, Fish and Ravens are ALL losing this weekend. And after that embarrassment of the Bills last weekend, maybe they'll roll over for us as revenge... hehe
     
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    I have to wonder about Dallas beating Baltimore. I watched the NFL Replay of the Cowboys/Giants game last night and Romo took a beating. Hopefully he has no ill-effects from that. Hahaha, am I rooting for the health of another teams player? Gotta love the "scramble to the playoffs"!

    Still, how awesome would that be for all 3 teams to lose, and the Pats win of course. Hmmm, is it too late to change my mind for what I asked Santa for christmas?
     
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    Re: I think at least 2 of 3 teams could lose this weekend (Jets,Dolphins,Ravens)

    Right, if the Colts win tonight then we need to root for Pittsburgh to beat Tennessee to make Tennessee's last game meaningful. If Tennessee beat's Pittsburgh they will probably lay down the last week as they owe Dungy and his clowns a free entrance into the playoffs from the fiasco that ended last year.
     
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    Re: I think at least 2 of 3 teams could lose this weekend (Jets,Dolphins,Ravens)

    I don't think I understand this one. What do the Colts have to do with it again?
     
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    Re: I think at least 2 of 3 teams could lose this weekend (Jets,Dolphins,Ravens)

    We can also get in if we win out and the Colts lose out as they're only 1 game ahead of us right now. If they lose tonight then we would need them to lose to Tennessee - for which we would need Tennessee to need the game for which we need Pittsburgh to beat them this weekend.
     
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    It's more likely that Jacksonville, Seattle, and Kansas City will pack it in for the season than show up week 16.
     
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    Nightmare scenario: Ravens, Jets, Dolphins, and Patriots all lose this weekend.
     
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    Re: I think at least 2 of 3 teams could lose this weekend (Jets,Dolphins,Ravens)

    Backwards. If the Colts lose we root for Pitt to beat Tenn. If the Colts win tonight it doesn't matter, cause then we can't catch the Colts.
     
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    Re: I think at least 2 of 3 teams could lose this weekend (Jets,Dolphins,Ravens)

    Yeah, sorry.
     
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    If that happens the Pats are toast even if all the others lose as well,right?
     
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    I don't think so. The Pats would still have a shot if they won in Buffalo and Baltimore lost against Jacksonville the final week of the season. The Pats would get the second Wild Card in that scenario. The Pats and the winner between Dolphins and the Jets would be 10-6 and the loser and Baltimore would be 9-7. The winner of the Dolphins/Jets game would win the division and the Pats would be the second Wild Card (assuming Indy wins at least one of the next two).
     
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