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WEEK 15 AFC & NFC UPDATED AFTER 1pm Games

Posted on: December 19, 2010 5:14 pm
 

Here is what has happened after early games this Sunday:

- Atlanta clinched playoff spot due to NYG loss (how did the Giants lose that game?)
- Arizona, Houston and Miami are now ELIMINATED from playoff contention
- PIT can no longer clinch division or 1st round bye
- Largely due to IND win over JAC:
    - JAC can no longer clinch division
    - NYJ can no longer clinch playoff spot
    - BAL can no longer clinch playoff spot
- Due to their losses, NYG and N.O. can no longer clinch playoff spots


WEEK 15 PLAYOFF PICTURE (Updated after 1pm ET games):

  AFC

  CLINCHED:    New England - playoff spot.
  ELIMINATED:  Buffalo, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, Houston, Miami

 NEW ENGLAND Patriots
  New England clinches AFC East division and a first-round bye:
   1) NE win + NYJ loss or tie
   2) NE tie + NYJ loss

 PITTSBURGH Steelers
  Pittsburgh clinches a playoff spot:
   1) PIT win or tie
 There are other scenarios in which Pittsburgh may clinch a playoff spot if
 it clinches the strength of victory tiebreaker over certain teams this weekend.

 NFC

  CLINCHED:    Atlanta - playoff spot
  ELIMINATED:  Arizona, Carolina, Detroit, Washington, Dallas, Minnesota.
 
 ATLANTA Falcons
  Atlanta has clinched a playoff spot (due to NYG loss)
 
 CHICAGO Bears
  Chicago clinches NFC North division:
   1) CHI win + GB loss

Comments

Since: Dec 28, 2009
Posted on: December 20, 2010 8:51 pm
 

WEEK 15 AFC & NFC UPDATED AFTER 1pm Games







Favre is playing tonight


Right now  Bears are 4-0 in their Division     If  they beat the Vikings they will hold the tiebreaker with GB even if Bears lose that game with GB


so, GB has to winout and Bears need to lose out in order for GB to win the Division


I know that answers only part of you question






Since: Dec 16, 2007
Posted on: December 20, 2010 8:49 pm
 

WEEK 15 AFC & NFC UPDATED AFTER 1pm Games

I don't usually do this, as I typically leave it to Joe and the rest of you, but this is what I have for the week 16 scenarios:

PHI clinches NFC East with:
- Win OR
- Tie + NYG loss/tie OR
- NYG loss
PHI clinches a playoff berth with:
- Win/tie OR
- NYG loss OR
- TB loss/tie

NYG clinches a playoff berth with:
- Win

If CHI wins Monday night:
CHI clinches a bye week with:
- CHI win + PHI loss + NYG loss/tie

If CHI ties Monday night:
CHI clinches a playoff berth and NFC North with:
- Win/tie OR
- GB loss/tie

If CHI loses Monday night:
CHI clinches a playoff berth and NFC North with:
- Win + GB loss/tie OR
- Tie + GB loss


ATL clinches NFC South and 1 seed with:
- Win/tie

NO clinches a playoff berth with:
- Win/tie OR
- TB loss/tie


NE clinches AFC South and 1 seed with:
- Win/tie OR
- NYJ loss/tie

NYJ clinches playoff berth with:
- Win/tie OR
- JAC loss/tie OR
- IND loss/tie

PIT clinches AFC North and the 2 seed with:
- Win + BAL loss

BAL clinches a playoff berth with:
- Win/tie OR
- KC loss + IND loss/tie OR
- KC loss + JAC loss/tie OR
- SD loss/tie + IND loss/tie OR
- SD loss/tie + JAC loss/tie

KC clinches AFC West with:
- Win + SD loss/tie OR
- Tie + SD loss




Since: Dec 28, 2009
Posted on: December 20, 2010 7:40 pm
 

WEEK 15 AFC & NFC UPDATED AFTER 1pm Games






You have some good points


Howwever Green Bay playing both teams is too wicked    


Make a matrix and review each combo


remember   If Bears win tonight they win the division   


so Bears beat Minn, they can still lose to Green Bay



Since: Dec 3, 2007
Posted on: December 20, 2010 7:39 pm
 

WEEK 15 AFC & NFC UPDATED AFTER 1pm Games

Now that we have the possibility of a team with a losing record making the playoffs, I'm trying to search past NFL records, but the only season I can find where teams made the playoffs with a losing record was the strike shortened season of 1982, where CLE and DET were 4-5 and made the playoffs.  If anyone can find a team in a non-strike year that made the playoffs with a losing record, I would like to know.<br /><br />If both STL ans SEA lose this coming weekend, that'll guarantee a 7-9 or 6-9-1 team making the playoffs.  Will this be a fisrt in a non-strike season?




Since: Dec 28, 2009
Posted on: December 20, 2010 7:22 pm
 

WEEK 15 AFC & NFC UPDATED AFTER 1pm Games



The whole season is a train wreck


Fire Coughlin    Get rid of Manning    





Then Green Bay drives off a bridge     
; NONE OF THESE TEAMS DESERVE TO GO TO THE PLAYOFFS    &nb
sp;  



THEY DESERVE TO BE SEMTENCED TO HARD LABOR


.....................UNTIL AUGUST



Since: Dec 20, 2010
Posted on: December 20, 2010 3:29 pm
 

WEEK 15 AFC & NFC UPDATED AFTER 1pm Games

Can anyone confirm this:

Also, if the Vikings beat the Bears tonight, the Giants would get into the postseason with a victory in either of their final two games. The reason for that is the Packers would win the NFC North with a victory over Chicago in Week 17. That would drop the Bears and Giants to 10-6, with the Giants’ victory over Chicago in Week 4 being the tiebreaker. In the event of a multi-team tiebreaker, the Giants would get in ahead of Chicago because of a better conference record.



Since: Dec 27, 2006
Posted on: December 20, 2010 2:47 pm
 

WEEK 15 AFC & NFC UPDATED AFTER 1pm Games

Lensaova,

The long list also makes it easier to cross out during the week-end>Smile
Regards



Since: Dec 20, 2010
Posted on: December 20, 2010 2:46 pm
 

WEEK 15 AFC & NFC UPDATED AFTER 1pm Games

Ok..here is something interesting. If STL beats SF in the early game, SF is done. Then SEA plays TB in the late game. This game is now completely meaningless for SEA and has no bearing on their playoff positioning or chances to win their division. It would pretty much be a 'warmup' game for them. Why should they even bother to try in this one and risk injury etc?



Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: December 20, 2010 1:39 pm
 

WEEK 15 AFC & NFC UPDATED AFTER 1pm Games

nflrules:

Thanks for the info!   I figured you would have access to that data.   Very interesting as I suspected.   It's 1963 all over again!



Since: Dec 16, 2007
Posted on: December 20, 2010 1:18 pm
 

WEEK 15 AFC & NFC UPDATED AFTER 1pm Games

davidmac:

I have to say that I agree with you regarding KC.  My guess on how I missed that is that I forgot to ever look at KC (seeing as how I had an error with regard to KC's controlled seed).  I was working on the seeds during the GB/NE game, and since the result had a significant impact on seeds, and the result was in the air until the end.  Because of that, I ended up jumping around with regard to which teams I was working on, and I must have totally overlooked KC.  Thank you for pointing out my error, I will correct it, and will post my corrected version once the new blog entry has been placed.


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