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Week 17 NFC Playoff Scenarios (prior to PHI-MIN)

Posted on: December 28, 2010 11:40 am
 

WEEK 17 PLAYOFF PICTURE (prior to PHI-MIN Week 16 game):

 NFC

  CLINCHED:    Atlanta - playoff spot.
               Chicago - NFC North division.
               Philadelphia - NFC East division.
               New Orleans - playoff spot.
  ELIMINATED:  Carolina, Detroit, Washington, Dallas, Minnesota, Arizona,
               San Francisco.

 ATLANTA Falcons
  Atlanta clinches NFC South division:
   1) ATL win or tie
   2) NO loss or tie
  Atlanta clinches a first-round bye:
   1) NO loss or tie + CHI loss or tie
   2) NO loss or tie + one PHI loss or tie
  Atlanta clinches homefield advantage:
   1) ATL win or tie
   2) NO loss or tie + CHI loss or tie + one PHI loss or tie
   3) NO loss or tie + CHI win + two PHI wins + ATL clinches strength of victory
       tiebreaker over PHI (see NOTE below)
[NOTE:  This is a three-way strength of victory (SOV) tiebreaker between Atlanta, Chicago and Philadelphia that Chicago cannot win. Atlanta wins SOV tiebreaker unless NYG, SF, IND, and PIT all win; if all four win, Philadelphia ties Atlanta on SOV and, since Chicago drops out of tiebreaker, scenario reverts to Step 1 of two-way tiebreaker and Philadelphia wins over Atlanta based on head-to-head victory.]

 CHICAGO Bears
  Chicago clinches a first-round bye:
   1) one PHI loss
   2) CHI win
   3) CHI tie + one PHI tie
  Chicago clinches homefield advantage:
   1) CHI win + ATL loss + NO loss or tie + one PHI loss or tie

 PHILADELPHIA Eagles
  Philadelphia clinches a first-round bye:
   1) PHI wins twice + CHI loss or tie
  Philadelphia clinches homefield advantage:
   1) PHI wins twice + CHI loss or tie + ATL loss + NO loss or tie
   2) PHI wins twice + ATL loss + NO loss or tie + PHI clinches at least a tie
       in strength of victory tiebreaker over ATL (see NOTE below)
[NOTE:  This is a three-way strength of victory (SOV) tiebreaker between Atlanta, Chicago and Philadelphia that Chicago cannot win. Atlanta wins SOV tiebreaker unless NYG, SF, IND, and PIT all win; if all four win, Philadelphia ties Atlanta on SOV and, since Chicago drops out of tiebreaker, scenario reverts to Step 1 of two-way tiebreaker and Philadelphia wins over Atlanta based on head-to-head victory.]

 NEW ORLEANS Saints
  New Orleans clinches NFC South and homefield advantage:
   1) NO win + ATL loss

 GREEN BAY Packers
  Green Bay clinches a playoff spot:
   1) GB win
   2) GB tie + NYG loss or tie + TB loss or tie
   3) NYG loss + TB loss

 NEW YORK Giants
  NY Giants clinch a playoff spot:
   1) NYG win + GB loss or tie
   2) NYG tie + GB loss + TB loss or tie

 TAMPA BAY Buccaneers
  Tampa Bay clinches a playoff spot:
   1) TB win + NYG loss or tie + GB loss or tie
   2) TB tie + NYG loss + GB loss

 ST. LOUIS Rams
  St. Louis clinches NFC West division:
   1) STL win or tie

 SEATTLE Seahawks
  Seattle clinches NFC West division:
   1) SEA win

Comments

Since: Dec 18, 2008
Posted on: December 30, 2010 5:45 pm
 

Week 17 NFC Playoff Scenarios (prior to PHI-MIN)

Chili, if the Packers-Bears game was Sunday night, then there would be a possibility for the Packers to clinch a wildcard before their game begins (if Giants and Bucs lost). Too much of a risk for the network.



Since: Dec 28, 2009
Posted on: December 29, 2010 12:42 pm
 

Week 17 NFC Playoff Scenarios (prior to PHI-MIN)



Joe

Is there a way one can email the Competition Committee?



I would like to send them my ideas.


I'm not sure if that is a sign of my complete insanity or not.



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Since: Dec 28, 2009
Posted on: December 29, 2010 12:17 pm
 

Go To 4 Divisions





The NFC West winner will host either NO or ATL




WHAT a laugh     




The problem is 8 Divisions is too many ----     I believe we should go to 4 Divisions, and fix the "natural rivalries" situation - by putting natural rivals in the same Division



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Since: Dec 3, 2007
Posted on: December 29, 2010 12:13 pm
 

Week 17 NFC Playoff Scenarios (prior to PHI-MIN)

Here are a few things we can determine for possible wild card round matchups for the NFC playoffs:

The NFC West winner will host either NO or ATL
PHIL will host either GB, TB, or NYG.



Since: Dec 28, 2009
Posted on: December 29, 2010 12:13 pm
 

Week 17 NFC Playoff Scenarios (prior to PHI-MIN)



Agn


I still think NBC should have taken the Green Bay-Bears game for the Sunday night game


The wildcard is on the line


In terms of markets, the Chicago market is there PLUS if the Giants win, the New York market cares about the game.    How bad is that???


I think the fans would rather watch both games, rather than have the games on at the same time



One note on "teams caring" - a few years ago 2007 or 2008 it seemed like most of the teams that had to win to keep their chances alive ended up losing  -  it was a horrible display.


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Since: Dec 3, 2007
Posted on: December 29, 2010 12:01 pm
 

Week 17 NFC Playoff Scenarios (prior to PHI-MIN)

chisox1984

There's no chance NO can get the #2 seed.  IF NO wins the AFC South, NO gets the #1 seed based on better conference record than CHI.



Since: Dec 29, 2010
Posted on: December 29, 2010 11:53 am
 

Week 17 NFC Playoff Scenarios (prior to PHI-MIN)

Chisox,   

I think that scenario they had was before the Phi-Min game....New Orleans can only be the 1 seed or the 5 seed.





Since: Dec 28, 2009
Posted on: December 29, 2010 11:42 am
 

Week 17 NFC Playoff Scenarios (prior to PHI-MIN)



Chisox


Greetings to the SouthSide



Here is the scenario for the Bears to be the #1 seed


  Chicago clinches homefield advantage:
   1) CHI win + ATL loss + NO loss or tie + one PHI loss or tie



Isnt that what you are looking for?



Since: Dec 29, 2010
Posted on: December 29, 2010 11:32 am
 

Week 17 NFC Playoff Scenarios (prior to PHI-MIN)

(After PHI-MIN)


NFC Playoff Picture:



The above site states there's a very small chance of New Orleans getting the 2 seed, but I can't see how.  Any ideas?



Since: Dec 27, 2006
Posted on: December 29, 2010 8:05 am
 

Week 17 NFC Playoff Scenarios (prior to PHI-MIN)

nflrules,

I'm guessing that (prior to PHI loss) it was a rarity that 4 teams were still vying for HFA on the last week-end.
Now, with only 3 teams, I'm sure that is not so rare.

Fox must be wishing that they had foreseen MIN loss, and flexed another game to 4:00, 'cause the PHI-DALL game is now absolutely meaningless.


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