Well, fans of 30 teams have to start thinking about the first big event of next year, the NFL draft. And because New England's pick is getting taken away, the winner of the Super Bowl has no impact on the draft order. Either way, New York is picking 31st (last) in the first round. Thanks to http://www.nfl.com/draft/story?id=09000d5d805a3a57 for providing help. I like to list SOS in terms of total games, rather than the decimal that most sites give. If you need to have that number, take my SOS and divide it by 256.
Re: Atlanta/Kansas City/Oakland. The NFL.com article says that Oakland will pick ahead of Kansas City due to divisional tiebreakers. So that Atlanta and Oakland will have a coin-flip. If Atlanta wins, they pick 3rd, Oakland picks 4th, and Kansas City picks 5th. If Oakland wins (and picks 3rd), then Atlanta and Oakland will have a coin-flip to see who picks 4th.
1 Miami 1-15 2 St. Louis 3-13 3t Atlanta 4-12, 132 3t Kansas City 4-12, 132 (see note) 3t Oakland 4-12, 132 6 New York Jets 4-12, 134 7 San Francisco 5-11, 119 New England 8 Baltimore 5-11, 132 9 Cincinnati 7-9, 118 10 New Orleans 7-9, 123 11 Buffalo 7-9, 132, won conference tiebreaker 12 Denver 7-9, 132, lost conference tiebreaker 13 Carolina 7-9, 134 14 Chicago 7-9, 139, won divisional tiebreaker 15 Detroit 7-9, 139, lost divisional tiebreaker 16 Arizona 8-8, 111 17 Minnesota 8-8, 129 18 Houston 8-8, 132 19 Philadelphia 8-8, 144 20 Tampa Bay 9-7, lost in wild-card round, 120 21 Washington 9-7, lost in wild-card round, 142 22 Cleveland 10-6, missed playoffs Dallas 23 Pittsburgh 10-6, lost in wild-card round, 116 24 Tennessee 10-6, lost in wild-card round, 128 25 Seattle 10-6, lost in divisional round 26 Jacksonville 11-5, lost in divisional round 27 San Diego 11-5, lost in championship round 28 Dallas 13-3, lost in divisional round, 127 29 Indianapolis 13-3, lost in divisional round, 132 San Francisco 30 Green Bay 13-3, lost in championship round 31 New York Giants 10-6, Super Bowl New England
By the way, Seattle and Cleveland end up with the two lowest SOS, while Philadelphia and Washington end up with the two highest SOS.
Originally posted by Mr. BoffoRe: Atlanta/Kansas City/Oakland. The NFL.com article says that Kansas City will pick ahead of Oakland due to divisional tiebreakers. So I guess that means that Atlanta and Kansas City will have a coin-flip. If Atlanta wins, they pick 3rd, Kansas City picks 4th, and Oakland picks 5th. If Kansas City wins (and picks 3rd), then Atlanta and Oakland will have a coin-flip to see who picks 4th.
Not quite right,
Atlanta and Oakland will have a coin flip for the 3rd slot. If Atlanta wins they pick 3rd, the Raiders 4th and KC 5th. If the Raiders win they will pick 3rd, and Atlanta and KC will have another coin toss for the 4th pick.
Originally posted by NFL.com articleAtlanta, Kansas City, and Oakland had the same strength-of-schedule in the 2007 season. Since Kansas City finished third in the AFC West Division and the Raiders fourth (the tie was broken on the basis of record in common games), the Raiders will draft ahead of the Chiefs. Atlanta and Oakland will flip a coin for the third position at the NFL Combine in February. If Atlanta wins, the Falcons will draft third, the Raiders fourth, and the Chiefs fifth. If the Raiders win the coin flip, they will draft third, and the Falcons and Chiefs will flip a coin to determine the fourth and fifth positions.
I am praying Cleveland maintains their draft position so they can get the best O-Lineman available without having to worry about getting a hyped-up skill player. Larry Johnson ought to run roughshod over the Brownies this week. *sigh*.