In a nod to JayJayDean, here is the playoff seedings for the top 10 teams in each conference. The bottom six for each conference is not in any order, other than record, then conference record. Doing detailed tie-breakers at this point in the season would be silly.
I have added how many games back the bottom 10 teams are from the last wild card slot.
EDIT: I lied. The Denver loss moved them down to third, the Bengals move up into 12th.
AFC 1. New England Patriots 6-0 AFC East Leader 2. Pittsburgh Steelers 5-1 (4-1 in AFC) AFC North Leader 3. Jacksonville Jaguars 5-2 (5-2 in AFC) AFC South Leader 4. Denver Broncos 5-2 (3-2 in AFC) AFC West Leader 5. New York Jets 5-1 Wildcard 6. Indianapolis Colts 4-2 (3-2 in AFC, 12-16 (.429) SoV) Wildcard
7. Baltimore Ravens 4-2 (3-2 in AFC 9-14 (.391) SoV) (1 GB due to tie breaker) 8. San Diego Chargers 4-3 (0.5 GB)
Wildcard Weekend #6 Colts @ #3 Jags #5 Jets @ #4 Broncos Divisional games #3 Jags or Winner of Jets-Broncos @ #2 Steelers Winner of Jets-Broncos or #6 Colts @ #1 Patriots
NFC 1. Philadelphia Eagles 6-0 NFC East Leader 2. Minnesota Vikings 5-1 NFC North Leader 3. Atlanta Falcons 5-2 NFC South Leader 4. St. Louis Rams 4-3 NFC West Leader 5. Detroit Lions 4-2 (Beat Giants HtH) Wildcard 6. New York Giants 4-2 (Lost to Lions HtH) Wildcard
7. Seattle Seahawks 3-3 (1 GB) 8. Green Bay Packers 3-4 (3-2 in NFC) (1.5 GB) 9. New Orleans Saints 3-4 (2-4 in NFC) (1.5 GB)
10. Arizona Cardinals 2-4 (2-3 in NFC) (2 GB) 11. Dallas Cowboys 2-4 (1-3 in NFC) (2 GB) 12. Washington Redskins 2-4 (Lost to Cowboys HtH) (2 GB) 13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2-5 (2.5 GB)
14. Chicago Bears 1-5, 1-5 in NFC (3 GB) 15. San Francisco 49ers 1-5, 1-4 in NFC (3 GB) 16. Carolina Panthers 1-5, 0-3 in NFC (3 GB)
Wildcard Weekend #6 Giants @ #3 Falcons #5 Lions @ #4 Rams Divisional games #3 Falcons or Winner of Lions-Rams @ #2 Vikings Winner of Lions-Rams or #6 Giants @ #1 Eagles
Originally posted by ZeruelDivisional games #3 Broncos or Winner of Jets-Jags @ #2 Steelers #6 Colts or Loser of Jets-Jags @ #1 Patriots Divisional games #3 Falcons or Winner of Lions-Rams @ #2 Vikings #6 Giants or Loser of Lions-Rams @ #1 Eagles
While I think it would be great if the Lions made the playoffs AND have a possible second chance should they lose the wild card game, I don't think the loser of either the Jets-Jags or Lions-Rams would advance to the divisional games.
Doh! Just like my coding, it's always one simple mistake that fucks me over.
Who would have thought that, after having great teams last year, that the following would happen after week 6: Dallas, KC & TN would have 2 wins. And Carolina & Miami, without Ricky, would have just a win.
I hope Emmitt has a few more 100 yard games. What a crazy just over a third of a season so far.
Seems like both conferences have two surprisingly good teams (Pittsburgh & Jacksonville in the AFC, Detroit & NY in the NFC) and two astonishingly shitty ones (come on down Miami and Tennessee, Carolina and Dallas).
The others with surprisingly bad records thus far like KC and Tampa strike me as being still able to turn things round if they start getting a few breaks. But then the way things are with parity these days most teams could claim that to some extent
I'll be amazed if either the Giants or the Lions can hold on to a playoff spot. It would take a special sort of shittiness for Seattle to 'keep up' their current form for much longer.
The sheer ineptitude of the Skins surprises me too. I thought they'd go 8-8 or 9-7 at least this year, but it seems like it might take Gibbs a bit longer to sort things out down there. Not that thats a bad thing mind.
I TOTALLY forgot I did that. Of course, the whole reason I was doing it was to keep typing "1. New England", but there hardly seems any point now.
EDIT: Reading Dave's post reminded me of the MNF promo during last night's game.
AL: Next week we've got the Dolphins visiting the Jets, but the FOLLOWING week, we've got Daunte Culpepper and the Vikings taking on Peyton Manning and the Colts. JOHN: THAT's one of those "cha-ching" games...just start totaling up the points now. AL: Isn't that the truth.
They sound SO excited for next week's game.
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Originally posted by JayJayDeanThey sound SO excited for next week's game.
I wouldn't be if I were them either. Geeze, even Dolphins fans can't be very excited. You win and you lose draft position, you lose and well, you lose some more. Now the next week, with Peyton and Daunte~! Go MaddenBus.
Please keep my beloved Donkeys off MNF if they have to play a road game. They usually suck & embarass me and I just can't take it anymore. Thank you.
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I don't know why--and I do realize it's only one loss--but my excitement for the Broncos this season was killed dead after Monday night. Hopefully things start to pick back up after Sunday, as I'm trying to score some tickets to the Broncos/Texans game.
It really was a week of upsets this past week. Cincy defeating Denver, Miami over St.Louis, Jacksonville over Indy, KC blowing out Atlanta has to be considered a minor upset at least and Phily almost lost to Cleveland... Oh yeah, a few weeks ago I said Seahawk fans have nothing to worry about. After losing to the Cardinals, start worrying!
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Seeing that, and remembering all the buzz about how the Titans/Packers game was the end of the road for one of the teams is kinda surprising. The Titans, are in a worse spot than that Packers, who have a better seed as of right now in their respective conference. I guess anymore, you can't tell how the NFL will shake out until about week 12-13.
I thought we were out of it...but I think we'll play well in November/December, and maybe slip in as a Wild Card, if not come back and win the division...it's been done before.
I really don't think losing 12-0 in the snow in New England, then losing by ten to the NFC's best team last night really constitutes the "typical Miami choke" come December. They lost to two VERY good teams...that's it, that's all.