PLAYOFF SEEDINGS AFC 1 San Diego 12-2 AFC West Champions 2 Indianapolis 11-3 AFC South Champions 3 Baltimore 11-3 AFC North Champions 4 New England 10-4 AFC East leaders 5 Denver 8-6 6 Cincinnati 8-6 7 Jacksonville 8-6 8 N.Y. Jets 8-6 9 Buffalo 7-7 10 Pittsburgh 7-7 11 Tennessee 7-7 12 Kansas City 7-7 13 Miami 6-8 14 Houston 4-10 15 Cleveland 4-10 16 Oakland 2-12
NFC 1 Chicago 12-2 NFC North Champions 2 New Orleans 9-5 NFC South Champions 3 Dallas 9-5 NFC East leaders 4 Seattle 8-6 NFC West leaders 5 Philadelphia 8-6 6 N.Y. Giants 7-7 7 Atlanta 7-7 8 Green Bay 6-8 9 Minnesota 6-8 10 San Francisco 6-8 11 Carolina 6-8 12 St. Louis 6-8 13 Washington 5-9 14 Arizona 4-10 15 Tampa Bay 3-11 16 Detroit 2-12
AFC Playoffs: Byes: San Diego, Indianapolis First-round match-ups: Cincinnati at Baltimore, Denver at New England
NFC Playoffs: Byes: Chicago, New Orleans First-round match-ups: N.Y. Giants at Dallas, Philadelphia at Seattle
DRAFT ORDER 1 Detroit 2-12 / .531 2 Oakland 2-12 / .536 3 Tampa Bay 3-11 / .549 4 Arizona 4-10 / .496 5 Houston 4-10 / .527 Cleveland 4-10 / .527 7 Washington 5-9 / .513 8 St. Louis 6-8 / .455 9 Minnesota 6-8 / .473 10 San Francisco 6-8 / .482 11 Carolina 6-8 / .487 12 Green Bay 6-8 / .500 13 Miami 6-8 / .536 14 Atlanta 7-7 / .451 15 Kansas City 7-7 / .500 16 Pittsburgh 7-7 / .509 17 Buffalo 7-7 / .567 18 Tennessee 7-7 / .576 19 N.Y. Jets 8-6 / .482 20 Jacksonville 8-6 / .527
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ProFootballTalk.com speculates on the following games being moved:
Originally posted by PFT1. Steelers at Bengals: Prior published reports indicated that this game was tentatively earmarked for the shift to Sunday night. This one has the best chance to be a playoff game for a playoff spot.
2. Falcons at Eagles: If Atlanta wins at home against the Panthers and the Eagles lose to the Cowboys, this one could be another "win and you're in, lose and you snooze" game.
3. 49ers at Broncos: The Niners can still steal the NFC West, and the Broncos are in the thick of the Wild Card race. The only problem with this one is that, if the Seahawks lose to San Diego on Sunday (and if the 49ers beat Arizona), Seattle can wrap up the division by beating the Bucs in a December 31 early game.
4. Packers at Bears: The Lord Favre farewell game (unless he comes back for 2007) could also have playoff implications for the Packers. However, the game also could be completely meaningless based on the outcome of the day's earlier matchups.
I hope it isn't the Packers game. I really don't want to battle the extra alcohol that would be flowing at Soldier Field if it's a late start on New Year's Eve!
If the game meant everything for the Packers and nothing for the Bears, would the Bears lay down in order to get the weakest team possible into the playoffs, or would they play hard to knock the Packers out? The Lions/Raiders race is really starting to tighten up, especially with Detroit playing Chicago/Dallas and Oakland playing Chiefs/Jets, the weakness of schedule could flip. A few weeks ago it seemed that Chargers/Seahawks would be the late doubleheader game sent to most of the country, but, I'd be shocked if everyone outside Seattle and San Diego didn't get Bengals/Broncos this Sunday in the late game. Elimination games for this weekend:
Vikings/Packers: With the Giants in free fall and the Falcons coach close to pulling a Chuck Fairbanks, the winner has a shot at 7-8 to get in at an 8-8 tie-breaker due to their putrid records against the AFC, which means solid records against the NFC.
Bengals/Broncos: Winner gets to 9, loser can only get to 9 with a win in the last week and would lose a head-to-head tie-breaker.
Titans/Bills: Loser is done, winner has a shot to get to 9-7 and rolling the dice on tie-breakers.
Ravens/Steelers: Not an elimination game for both teams, but Steelers need win to stay alive, Ravens need win to stay in the hunt for a bye.
Patriots/Jaguars: Again, not elimination for both, but Jaguars need win to get to 9, Patriots need win to clinch division and playoff spot.
Saints/Giants: Saints need win for home field race, Giants need win to show they aren't collapsing for the 3rd time in 4 years.
Eagles/Cowboys: Winner has clean shot at division title.
Panthers/Falcons: I think Carolina is still alive since they can get to 8 but that is there only sign of life. Do the Falcons quit on a coach who appears to have quit?
Chargers/Seahawks: Home field for Chargers, survival for Seahawks.
Due to the putrid nature of the NFC and the Wild Card of the AFC possibly being at 9, there are 9 out of 16 games this weekend with playoff implications for both teams. Can't ask for much more on a X-Mas weekend.
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Originally posted by redsoxnationIf the game meant everything for the Packers and nothing for the Bears, would the Bears lay down in order to get the weakest team possible into the playoffs, or would they play hard to knock the Packers out?
Not so much a question of the Bears laying down, but resting a ton of starters since they've already clinched home field. Still don't see any way GB wins that one.
(edited by Cactus Adam on 19.12.06 1048)
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Dallas gets the NFC East title, and the Giants, Falcons and Eagles are in a 3-way tie for 2 wild card slots. In a 3-way tiebreak, with two teams in the same division, you first break the divisional tie, and Philadelphia would finish 5-1 with the Giants at 4-2. That eliminates New York, and a head-to-head tiebreak would determine the 5 and 6 seeds between Philadelphia and Atlanta. In this situation, Atlanta would be the 5 and Philly the 6.
If things play out after this week, and this scenario is still in effect, I'd think Eagles-Falcons would be the good bet for the Sunday night game the final week.
I suppose you could even look at something like Bills-Ravens for the Sunday nighter, if the Bills keep up their hot streak and the Ravens still have a shot at homefield throughout the AFC. That's a longshot though.
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