AFC 1. Indianapolis (8-0) AFC South leaders 2. Cincinnati (7-2) AFC North leaders 3. Denver (6-2) AFC West leaders 4. New England (4-4) AFC East leaders 5. Pittsburgh (6-2) Wild card 6. Jacksonville (5-3) Wild card 7. Kansas City (5-3) 8. San Diego (5-4) 9. Buffalo (3-5) 10. Oakland (3-5) 11. Miami (3-5) 12. Cleveland (3-5) 13. Baltimore (2-6) 14. N.Y. Jets (2-6) 15. Tennessee (2-7) 16. Houston (1-7)
NFC 1. Seattle (6-2) NFC West leaders 2. N.Y. Giants (6-2) NFC East leaders 3. Atlanta (6-2) NFC South leaders 4. Chicago (5-3) NFC North leaders 5. Carolina (6-2) Wild card 6. Washington (5-3) Wild card 7. Dallas (5-3) 8. Tampa Bay (5-3) 9. St. Louis (4-4) 10. Philadelphia (4-4) 11. Minnesota (3-5) 12. Detroit (3-5) 13. Arizona (2-6) 14. San Francisco (2-6) 15. New Orleans (2-7) 16. Green Bay (1-7)
Wild Card Matchups: AFC: Jacksonville at Denver, Pittsburgh at New England NFC: Washington at Atlanta, Carolina at Chicago
I don't suppose I could pester someone to explain the math used to calculate the mess that is the NFC right now, save Chicago?
It would figure that both Philly and NE would go 4-4 after the Super Bowl, but NE would still be in playoff contention while Philly is slowly drifting away. As much as NE had quite the hellish schedule thus far, they've been lucky that the floor has fallen out of their conference. KC and TB look like the closest thing to challenges they face the rest of the season, so it looks like, despite all their injuries, they have a good shot to run the table the rest of the way. I can only hope that when NE does make the playoffs, they'll face either an angry Steelers team or the Colts at home to finally knock them out, but of course, having done the job last night, I expect them to march into Indy and destroy them there.
If Philly's going to stand a chance, they HAVE to beat Dallas at home. Not only must they avenge their earlier beating, but they need to prove they don't need TO and with their road record this season every home game is ultra important. If Dallas beats them Monday, Philly is done. As it is, the wild card race in the NFC is going to be insane.
Originally posted by EddieBurkettI don't suppose I could pester someone to explain the math used to calculate the mess that is the NFC right now, save Chicago?
For NFC South: ATLANTA and CAROLINA have not played, so ATLANTA wins on divisonal record. (ATL 1-0 vs. CAR 1-1)
For #1 seed: SEATTLE and N.Y GIANTS over ATLANTA via conference record. (SEA 5-1, NYG 5-1, ATL 3-1) SEATTLE and N.Y. GIANTS have four common opponents (Arizona, Washington, St. Louis, Dallas). SEATTLE's record in those games is 4-1, N.Y. GIANTS is 3-1. SEATTLE is the #1 seed, N.Y. GIANTS #2.
For #6 seed: WASHINGTON def. DALLAS on 9/19. WASHINGTON beats TAMPA BAY on conference record (5-1 vs. 3-2) for #6. DALLAS beats TAMPA BAY on conference record (4-2 vs. 3-2) for #7.
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Did anyone catch the Monday Night opening chat with Al and John, where Madden talks about "having the beat the man in order to be the man"?
I can't believe 4-4 gets you first place in your division, but as a Pats fan, I'll take it. I have to. Will this team win two games in a row this season? We've had win-lose-win-lose-win-lose...... so far.
So then, what do you do if the Giants end up going 12-4 next year and make it to the NFC Championship game? Keeping a guy on for the express purpose of firing him a year later can have wrinkles, ya know? Just wondering.