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And it really doesn't matter who the Giants are playing, if Eli plays well they win, if he doesn't they lose. Last Sunday was the exception when Wilson did all the damage.
They obliterated the Packers a few weeks ago, and lost a game against the Redskins where they outplayed them. They're playing solid offensive football, and the past few weeks show that Eli is back in his groove, which as has just been said is the most important indicator of Giants success. And yes, I fully expect them to beat Atlanta.
The scenario I am not looking forward to is when Seattle gets in over Washington b/c they have a "ref win" after that abortion of a call by the replacement refs in the GB game.
that's been there and discussed all year though. Around here, Polley and Sheehan will be non-stop about it, but it won't be big nationally. Hopefully.
Playing with the generator, its actually really hard to come up with a likely scenario in which Seattle wins a tiebreaker and beats out the Skins for the 6 seed.
That Bengals-Ravens game is going to have a lot of people's attention.
If the Skins win out, they are almost certainly making the playoffs.
If the Skins, Bears and Seahawks tie for the 2 wild cards, the Skins are in.
If they finish 9-7 and lose to Dallas, the likeliest scenario is that Dallas is also 9-7 and wins that tiebreaker.
If they finish 9-7 and beat Dallas, then it depends on who they lose to as to whether they beat the Seahawks in a tiebreaker.
So really, the only way they get screwed is in a scenario in which:
- Seattle wins out
- Washington wins out
- Chicago wins out
- Green Bay goes 2-1
- Giants win out
- San Francisco goes at least 1-2
I'm counting on it getting flexed if not protected.
No protections in Week 17.
Got it, now that I look at the schedule better odds for Skins/'Boys to get flexed certainly. Will be a tough call to make 12 days in advance not knowing outcome of Bengals/Steelers game.
Week 17 is flexed only 6 days in advance to ensure that NBC gets a "win and you're in" game.
Go away, KA!
Would be surprised if Cowboys @ Redskins isn't flexed in week 17. Much larger national draw than Ravens @ Bengals
Thanks, that insures Muddy is correct in post above. Even with Bengals win over Steelers, if RGIII is healthy, no way NBC doesn't want him.
Unless the Skins lose one of their next 2 and are eliminated before Week 17 I don't see how they aren't the SNF game. Even in that scenario they probably are the SNF game if Dallas is in a "win and you're in" situation.
If WAS / CHI / NYG all win out, and SEA loses @BUF and wins their two remaking conference games, they tie at 10-6 / 8-4 NFC, and SEA wins on record vs common opponents and WAS misses the playoffs.
Playoffstatus.com says WAS is <1% to miss the playoffs if they win out. They would only need one loss from NYG/CHI/SEA in one of 8 combined remaining games (not including SEA@BUF). Even if those teams were 70% favorites in each game (which is not even close), there would be less than 6% chance they win all 8.
Also, WAS apparently have >60% chance to make the playoffs if they finish 9-7.
I think the Jets recent signing of Braylon Edwards clearly makes them Super Bowl favorites...
I'm hoping the Bears lose out so we can get rid of Lovie, but I'm afraid we go 2-1 with wins over Detroit and Arizona and back into the playoffs and keep him.
FWIW, the FO playoff predictor has the Ravens at 100% to make the playoffs after this weekend. 73% to be the #4 seed.
The only way the Ravens miss the playoffs is a Steeler/Bengals tie which is like .5% of happening.
I know it's been mentioned already earlier in the thread but without the Fail Mary game or whatever you want to call it Green Bay is the 2 right now and Washington would be the 6 (I saw that today somewhere today, is that right with the tiebreakers?). Sweet going NFL, could impact like 4-5 teams playoff scenarios because of that embarrassment.
Yes, if the Packers had beaten Seattle, we'd currently be in playoff position, since we'd be 6-4 in-conference and they'd be 5-5.
eamhokie94: Is your name Nazi in pig Latin?
the giants are currently 9th place in nfc, seattle is 5th, minn is 6th, chicago 7th, dallas 8th. the giants play none of the 4 teams ahead of them, yet nbc just said if they win out, they are guaranteed at least wild card spot.????????????
If the Giants win out they will have a better record than the Redskins/Cowboys loser and they will have the conference record tie breaker over both Minnesota and Chicago even if both of them win out.
Yea, I see their conference record gives them edge. Just dont understand why they dont own the 6th spot now then. Espn has 20 tie breakers slotting the teams. But its really conference record that does it in the end. Flawed mathmatics somewhere
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