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10-15-2012, 08:29 AM
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Playoff Picture

If can we have a draft thread, we can have a playoff picture thread.

As it currently stands:

http://www.nfl.com/playoffs/playoff-picture

Who's definitely out?

In the AFC, we can probably count out the Jags, Browns and Chiefs, with the Raiders on life support. The Browns and Chiefs already have 5 losses and aside from some flashes here and there, haven't shown they can play consistent 60 minute football more than once. The Jags have looked pretty lifeless in most of their games, and their only win is over Indianapolis. Tennessee probably saved their season with the win over Pittsburgh. The real contenders are tough to pick out. Is Miami/NYJ/Buffalo for real? Is the loser of the West going to be good enough to still make it in? Loser of the North?

In the NFC, only the Panthers feel out. Even New Orleans at 1-4 still seem like they can make a push with that potent offense. Ultimately we're looking at a very strong conference. The West could get 2-3 teams in, so could the North and maybe, through unlikely, the East. No team looks unbeatable, with Atlanta even struggling to win against some not very good teams.

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10-15-2012, 09:12 AM
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The only thing that tells me right now is the AFC is hot garbage.


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AFC looks like this:

Houston
Baltimore (even losing more ppl on defense, their offense is still playing well enough they'll be there)

Those are the only 2 teams worth a damn in the entire conference, which is sad

Winner of East (likely New England) and winner of the West (San Diego? Denver)

And then 2 of the bunch of underachieving teams (and Miami? How the hell is Miami in the picture right now? Because all the teams supposed to compete for this spot [Pittsburgh, Denver/SD, Buffalo, Jets, Titans, Bengals] all are playing awful.)

You could probably take the top 2 NFC teams that miss and they would be better than the steaming pile of Wild Card options in the AFC.

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AFC looks like this:

Houston
Baltimore (even losing more ppl on defense, their offense is still playing well enough they'll be there)

Those are the only 2 teams worth a damn in the entire conference, which is sad

Winner of East (likely New England) and winner of the West (San Diego? Denver)

And then 2 of the bunch of underachieving teams (and Miami? How the hell is Miami in the picture right now? Because all the teams supposed to compete for this spot [Pittsburgh, Denver/SD, Buffalo, Jets, Titans, Bengals] all are playing awful.)

You could probably take the top 2 NFC teams that miss and they would be better than the steaming pile of Wild Card options in the AFC.
I don't know how you distinguish Baltimore from New England. Especially without Lewis, Webb, Suggs and Ngata.

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10-15-2012, 11:13 AM
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I don't know how you distinguish Baltimore from New England. Especially without Lewis, Webb, Suggs and Ngata.
Baltimore already has 2 more wins, and the tiebreak. That's a pretty substantial lead.

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Baltimore already has 2 more wins, and the tiebreak. That's a pretty substantial lead.
Not when you're playing uninspired football and now being without 4 of your best defensive players for extended periods of time.

I was more pointing at the "worth a damn" comment anyways.

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11-02-2012, 11:16 AM
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Current playoff picture

NFC
#1 seed = Atl (7-0)
#2 seed = Chi (6-1)
#3 Seed = NYG (6-2)
#4 Seed = SF (6-2)
WC #1 = GB (5-3)
WC #2 = Min (5-3)

On outside looking in
Ari (4-4)
Sea (4-4)
Det (3-4)
TB (3-4)
Phi (3-4)
Dal (3-4)

AFC
#1 seed = Hou (6-1)
#2 seed = Bal (5-2)
#3 seed = NE (5-3)
#4 seed = Den (4-3)
WC #1 = Mia (4-3)
WC #2 = Indy (4-3)

On outside looking in
Pit (4-3)
SD (4-4)
Oak (3-4)
Buf (3-4)
Cin (3-4)

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11-02-2012, 12:10 PM
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Baltimore might fall into the wild card spots.

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My best guess is that the top 5 in both Conferences make it in and then the Seahawks take the Vikings spot, and the Steelers take the Colts spot. Only division leadership changes are the Packers over the Bears and the Steelers over the Ravens.

1. 49ers
2. Falcons
3. Giants
4. Packers
5. Bears
6. Seahawks

1. Texans
2. Patriots
3. Broncos
4. Steelers
5. Ravens
6. Dolphins

What the hell, playoff predictions as well:

Giants > Seahwaks
Packers > Bears
Broncos > Dolphins
Steelers > Ravens

49ers > Packers
Giants > Falcons
Texans > Steelers
Broncos > Patriots

49ers > Giants
Broncos > Texans

49ers > Broncos


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11-02-2012, 01:36 PM
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I have no idea who takes the 6th spot in the NFC. None.

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Not when you're playing uninspired football and now being without 4 of your best defensive players for extended periods of time.

I was more pointing at the "worth a damn" comment anyways.
I actually would not be surprised to see Baltimore utterly collapse and miss the post-season all together.

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Was watching local news yesterday and they had Fletcher on talking about playoff hopes

The Redskins have no playoff hopes

Why are you saying to the media that this team has playoff hopes when they can't defend and trail in their division

Technically they are still alive but I find it hard to believe they will get more than 7 wins

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11-02-2012, 03:45 PM
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Current playoff picture

NFC
#1 seed = Atl (7-0)
#2 seed = Chi (6-1)
#3 Seed = NYG (6-2)
#4 Seed = SF (6-2)
WC #1 = GB (5-3)
WC #2 = Min (5-3)

On outside looking in
Ari (4-4)
Sea (4-4)
Det (3-4)
TB (3-4)
Phi (3-4)
Dal (3-4)
First off, I think the NFC is by far the stronger conference. Teams in the AFC will get wins by beating each other up, but the quality and power is in the NFC. I'm not even going to bother to figure the AFC because it is so much more fluid than the NFC.

In the NFC I am not sold on Atlanta. They haven't shown me anything in the Matty Ice era to make me believe they can do it. I can see them losing to someone they have no business losing to, then the Giants, and falling as far as the third or fourth seed on tiebreakers.

That said, the East (NYG), South (ATL), and West (SF) should hold as they currently are. If not, it's a choke job. The North will be GB or CHI. While I am not sold on Atlanta, any of the others listed can win the conference and go to the Super Bowl -- and the adage is a champion is a champion until dethroned, so that makes the Giants the default favorite.

Who is the No. 6 seed? I think it is Seattle. Minnesota is there right now but they are inconsistent, plus have four games with CHI/GB left. I can't see the Vikings holding up. Meanwhile, if the Seahawks beat the Vikings this Sunday, the two toughest games they have left are the Bears on the road and the Niners at home. Even if you call those two losses, that's a 10-6 season and gets them in.

All the other teams in the hunt? Arizona is fading. Detroit won't survive the North. Tampa Bay is a no. I'm really not sold on any NFC East team behind the Giants. I feel the No. 6 seed is Seattle's to lose.

So anyway, to wrap this all up, here's how I see the NFC seeds winding up:

1. New York Giants
2. San Francisco
3. Atlanta
4. Green Bay
5. Chicago
6. Seattle

And the Giants will be the bona fide No. 1 seed by having beaten each of the other division champions in the regular season, so the table is set for a repeat.

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Baltimore might fall into the wild card spots.
As always, it will come down to the 2 head to head matches between the Steelers & Ravens. Steelers really need to sweep them this season.

This week's Colts/Dolphins game has huge tiebreak ramifications for possible 5th/6th AFC playoff spot.

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I have no idea who takes the 6th spot in the NFC. None.

Lions at the expense of Vikings.

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Lions at the expense of Vikings.
The lions are not making it
2 teams from the west 2 from the north 1 east and south

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Bears have a 6 game winning streak and have no seperation with rest of NFC North

Brutal division to play in

Bears 7-1
Packers 6-3
Vikes 5-4
Lions 4-4

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I say the second Packers/Bears game will decide who gets a first round bye, and who starts on the road in the playoffs.

The 2nd NFC spot will be one of Detroit or Seattle

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Final NFC WC spot coming down to SEA, DET and TB is what I see. Vikings need a miracle with their schedule (FIVE games vs CHI, GB and HOU, ouch).

Lions victory over SEA last week could be the difference.

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Next week's SNF: Houston @ Chicago. That should be a very good test for both teams

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Next week's SNF: Houston @ Chicago. That should be a very good test for both teams
Hopefully the Bears play well ,, Last thing I want to hear is the media saying Bears are phony and not a threat

Texans are still called contender even after getting humiliated at home by Packers

If Bears lose I expect there will be no such rope given

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Next week's SNF: Houston @ Chicago. That should be a very good test for both teams
The next two weeks for Chicago also includes San Francisco on MNF.

We'll find out a LOT about Chicago in these next two games. After that, the most serious game is Green Bay, and the Bears already lost to them once. That one might be needed to win the division.

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The next two weeks for Chicago also includes San Francisco on MNF.

We'll find out a LOT about Chicago in these next two games. After that, the most serious game is Green Bay, and the Bears already lost to them once. That one might be needed to win the division.
Not worried about the defense. I am scared ****less about the Chicago offense, though.

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Watt plays LE for Houston correct? If so then it's Watt vs. Carimi...yikes.

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Watt plays LE for Houston correct? If so then it's Watt vs. Carimi...yikes.
Line Spaeth up as a FB the entire game to chip block Watt all night.

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