Dear God the Chiefs are approaching Oakland Raiders 2006 level bad offense. And the D isn't doing much better, especially against the run (I do like the rookie corners). At least they have a great punter, which is vital for this team.
When are coaches going to stop with the calling timeout right before a last second field goal attempt? The Raiders would have won in regulation, but had to go nearly the whole OT because they did that.
Okay, the Chiefs are officially the worst team in Missouri again. Was Linehan THAT bad!?
I hereby adopt the Buffalo Bills as my team to root for this year, if only because they have MLB Kawika Mitchell, a guy I liked on the Chiefs. After watching 6 games with Pat Thomas at MLB, I hope that the Chiefs front office realizes how stupid they are.
Holy crap this might be the Cardinals year (to win the NFC West and get bounced in the Wild Card round)!
I realize that the Bears scored some points on special teams yesterday, but I thought the Vikes D was supposed to be reallty good.
Maybe the Chiefs can sign Rex Grossman next year and he and Brodie Croyle can have a contest to see who gets hurt the fastest.
Will the real Saints please stand up? Carolina too. And the Colts?
I have a bad feeling about the Titans. I feel as if I've seen this movie before. Oh yeah, they are the 90s Chiefs reborn! Great D, but do they have the O to win in the playoffs? By the way, did you realize I'm completely bitter and disgusted with the Chiefs right now!?
Why should you be bitter, as your coach plays to win the game. The positive side: The worse they do, the better the chance they decide to make a run at Cowher. With a very difficult schedule coming up, it is not a good time for the 'bad' Giants to start to make an appearance. I thought they had disappeared after the playoff run last year, but they have been making an appearance the last few weeks. Problem for Tennessee is if Vince Young tries to destroy the team. I'm actually hoping the Titans stay unbeaten for a while so we get unbeaten Titans vs. winless Lions on Thanksgiving. If that doesn't happen, combined with the Seahawks vs. Cowboys, it really makes it look like a craptacular Thanksgiving afternoon. I'm guessing it was the coach with the Rams, and if the Cardinals ever remember they are the Cardinals, the Rams might have a shot at the division.
Originally posted by redsoxnationWhy should you be bitter, as your coach plays to win the game. The positive side: The worse they do, the better the chance they decide to make a run at Cowher.
The worst thing is that he made the famous "You play to win the game" speech, but then down 27-0 in the in the mid 4th quarter he goes for a field goal on 4th and goal to make sure they didn't get shut out. I know there was no real chance they would come back, but you have to at least try to score the TD if you "play to win the game".
YES to Cowher. But the real problem is the front office. Carl Peterson and his buddies have to go.
I changed my mind. I won't do Common Opponents unless they actually have 4 common opponents.
NFL PLAYOFF SEEDINGS AFTER WEEK 7 LAST WEEK'S SEEDING IN PARENTHESIS NFC 1 (1) NY Giants (5-1) 2 (2) Tampa Bay (5-2). Won divisional tiebreaker with Carolina with a head-to-head win. 3 (3) Arizona (4-2) 4 (10) Chicago (4-3). Won divisional tiebreaker with Green Bay with a better Strength of Victory (9-16). They actually have 5 common opponents so far (Minnesota, Detroit, Indianapolis, Atlanta, and Tampa Bay), but wouldn't you know it? They both went 3-2 against them. 5 (5) Washington (5-2). Won tiebreaker with Carolina with a better conference record (4-2). 6 (7) Carolina (5-2). Lost divisional tiebreaker with Tampa Bay with a head-to-head loss. Lost tiebreaker with Washington with a worse conference record (3-2). 7 (8) Atlanta (4-2) 8 (6) Dallas (4-3). Won tiebreaker with Green Bay with a head-to-head win. 9 (4) Green Bay (4-3). Lost divisional tiebreaker with Chicago with a worse Strength of Victory (7-18). Lost tiebreaker with Dallas with a head-to-head loss. 10 (12) Philadelphia (3-3) 11 (11) Minnesota (3-4). Won tiebreaker with New Orleans with a head-to-head win. 12 (9) New Orleans (3-4). Lost tiebreaker with Minnesota with a head-to-head loss. 13 (15) St. Louis (2-4) 14 (13) San Francisco (2-5) 15 (14) Seattle (1-5) 16 (16) Detroit (0-6)
AFC 1 (1) Tennesee (6-0) 2 (2) Pittsburgh (5-1). Won tiebreaker with Buffalo with a better conference record (5-0). 3 (3) Buffalo (5-1). Won tiebreaker with Pittsburgh with a worse conference record (3-0). 4 (4) Denver (4-3) 5 (6) New England (4-2) 6 (9) Jacksonville (3-3). Won divisional tiebreaker with Indianapolis with a head-to-head win. Won tiebreaker with NY Jets with a better conference record (3-3). Won tiebreaker with Baltimore with a better Strength of Victory (9-10). 7 (5) Indianapolis (3-3). Lost divisional tiebreaker with Jacksonville with a head-to-head loss. Won tiebreakers with Baltimore and NY Jets with a better conference record (2-1). 8 (11) Baltimore (3-3). Lost tiebreaker with Jacksonville with a worse Strength of Victory (4-15). Lost tiebreaker with Indianapolis and won tiebreaker with NY Jets based on conference record (3-3). 9 (7) NY Jets (3-3). Lost tiebreakers with Jacksonville, Indianapolis, and Baltimore with a worse conference record (2-3). 10 (8) San Diego (3-4) 11 (10) Miami (2-4). Won tiebreakers with Cleveland and Houston with a better conference record (2-3). Won tiebreaker with Oakland with a better Strength of Victory (7-6). 12 (13) Oakland (2-4). Lost tiebreaker with Miami with a worse Strength of Victory (4-8). Won tiebreakers with Cleveland and Houston with a better conference record (2-3). 13 (12) Cleveland (2-4). Lost tiebreakers with Miami and Oakland and won tiebreaker with Houston based on conference record (1-2). 14 (15) Houston (2-4). Lost tiebreakers with Miami, Oakland, and Cleveland with a worse conference record (1-4). 15 (14) Kansas City (1-5) 16 (16) Cincinnati (0-7)
Originally posted by ZeruelBuffalo is 2nd, and Pittsburgh is 3rd.
The tiebreaker is best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the conference. 1.000 = 1.000 no matter how many different wins they have.
They only have 1 common game, Jacksonville (both beat them), so that's skipped. Next is Strength of Victory.
Buffalo beat teams that have a combined 11-20. Pittsburgh beat teams that have a combined 10-21.
Buffalo wins the tiebreaker.
I'm going to have to stick with what I've got. I tend to follow the spirit of the rule, and possibly not the technicalities. At the end of the year, when the NFL will actually run any ties, they all will have 12 conference games and it won't matter. However, at this time Pittsburgh is two games better in the conference than Buffalo, and I think they deserve to be rewarded for that.
But at least I fixed Green Bay/Chicago before you saw it!
If you are going to pick a schizoid Oakland team (like CalzoneLad) picking them the week that they play an awful Denver team with a demoralized quarterback who misses the playcaller who helped him (excel is probably not the right word.)