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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sloppy28 wrote:
Colts: 9-4 - Could have won
Redskins: 7-6 - Could have won
Packers: 8-4 - Could have won


I'm not denying that. Sure we could've won them, but how about giving those teams some credit too? Sometimes things just don't go your way.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Klomp wrote:
Sloppy28 wrote:
Colts: 9-4 - Could have won
Redskins: 7-6 - Could have won
Packers: 8-4 - Could have won


I'm not denying that. Sure we could've won them, but how about giving those teams some credit too? Sometimes things just don't go your way.


Yes, at the same time, the Vikings could have been blown out in each of those games as well like the Tampa game. I dont think anyone is taking away credit from those teams by simply saying that the Vikings could have won that game. That shouldnt be interpreted as a slight against the other team, every one of those games was decided by a small handful of plays that made the difference.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Remaining games:

Seahawks - (@ BUF, SF, STL)

Bears - (GB, @ AZ, DET)

Vikings - (@ STL, @ HOU, GB)

Redskins - (@CLE, @ PHI, DAL)


The Seahawks have a very favorable schedule and are a wild card lock in my mind. They should win in Buffalo and get two home game to close the year. Seattle has an outside shot of winning the division.

The Bears are really falling apart right now. I dont expect them to win in GB and I wouldnt be surprised if Detroit wins. Chicago should win in Arizona.

The Vikings will have to get over there road struggles. The Rams and Packers are must win games. The Texans is probably must win, there is probably not a good shot of making the playoffs at 9-7.

The Redskins schedule looks difficult and with Griffen's health, it might not be favorable. The Browns are playing better, the Eagles have found some life with Foles + tough divisional game, and they close against the Cowboys who could be playing for pride more than anything against a divisional opponent.

Realistically, the playoffs are probably not likely. However, Chicago and Washington are hurting right now but Chicago has one game on the Vikings and Washington has that tie breaker advantage. Basically, the Bears likely need to lose out. The Redskins can only win one more game. The Vikings need to win two of three.

However, lets assume Washington finishes with 8 wins, the Bears 9 wins and the Vikings 9 wins. The Bears lose to the Lions and Packers, the Vikings beat the Packers. Who gets the tie breaker between MN and CHI?
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However, lets assume Washington finishes with 8 wins, the Bears 9 wins and the Vikings 9 wins. The Bears lose to the Lions and Packers, the Vikings beat the Packers. Who gets the tie breaker between MN and CHI?


The Vikings would have the better division record in that scenario
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However, lets assume Washington finishes with 8 wins, the Bears 9 wins and the Vikings 9 wins. The Bears lose to the Lions and Packers, the Vikings beat the Packers. Who gets the tie breaker between MN and CHI?


The Vikings would have the better division record in that scenario


This scenario might not be completely far fetched.

The Bears, with all there injuries, should lose to the Packers and probably the Lions.

The Vikings need to beat the Rams, and if the Packers have the division wrapped up and have nothing to compete for week 17 (say #1 and #2 seeds are finalized), they could be resting starters.

The Redskins, with an ailing RGIII, need to lose 2/3 with 2 division games and a game in CLE.

Basically, MN needs to finish better than Washington but they can tie with Chicago if certain things go right.

So the Texan game might not even be must win if they get the help they need and beat the Rams and Packers.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So we need to win and root for the Packers next week.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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So we need to win and root for the Packers next week.


Yeppers. Also a Washington loss or two would be grand and with the RG3 knee sprain I expect him to have to sit in the pocket and make more throws instead of running if he even is able to go vs Cleveland.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dallas is 7-6 also, we have to pay attention them too.
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Dallas is 7-6 also, we have to pay attention them too.


I forgot about them. I thought they were 6-7 for some reason.

Here are tehre next three:

Steeelers
Saints
at Redskins

Since the Vikes didnt play Dallas, what is the tie breaker then. Hopefully the Steelers and Saints can take care of Dallas and Dallas can take care of Washington. That would put Dallas at 8-8.
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Dallas is 7-6 also, we have to pay attention them too.


I always forget thier still around. I keep thinking they're 5-8 for some reason. That being said Dallas doesn't concern me too much. Jason Garrett isn't a good enough coach to get the Boys to the playoffs.
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Our conference record is tied right now at 4-4, if we stay tied there then it goes to common opponents.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

vikingsrule wrote:
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However, lets assume Washington finishes with 8 wins, the Bears 9 wins and the Vikings 9 wins. The Bears lose to the Lions and Packers, the Vikings beat the Packers. Who gets the tie breaker between MN and CHI?


The Vikings would have the better division record in that scenario


This scenario might not be completely far fetched.

The Bears, with all there injuries, should lose to the Packers and probably the Lions.

The Vikings need to beat the Rams, and if the Packers have the division wrapped up and have nothing to compete for week 17 (say #1 and #2 seeds are finalized), they could be resting starters.

The Redskins, with an ailing RGIII, need to lose 2/3 with 2 division games and a game in CLE.

Basically, MN needs to finish better than Washington but they can tie with Chicago if certain things go right.

So the Texan game might not even be must win if they get the help they need and beat the Rams and Packers.


I did a whole worst case for them, best case for us to make the playoffs scenario on the previous page guys. Shows what games these teams have left and who would need to lose what games.

Also, might the Texans only play a half a game against us then pull starters to rest? I think they might. If so, that is definitely winnable.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Best case scenario to get into the playoffs.....

Packers: Lose vs Detroit, Win @ Chicago, W vs Tennessee, Lose @ Minnesota. Record 10-6
Bears: Lose vs Green Bay, Lose @ Arizona, Lose @ Detroit. Record 8-8
Cowboys: Lose vs Pittsburgh, Lose vs New Orleans, Win @Washington. Record 8-8
Redskins: Lose @Cleavland, Win @Philadelphia, Lose vs Dallas. Record 8-8
Minnesota: Win @ St. Louis, Lose @ Houston, Win vs Green Bay. Record 9-7

Playoff bound!

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rpmwr19 wrote:

Seattle and Tampa Bay are also ahead of us.


I'm assuming Seattle gets the first Wildcard and we would get the second based off of this. Tampa is now a game behind, but I will do them also...

Bucs: Lose @ New Orleans, Win vs St. Louis, Win @ Atlanta. Record 8-8

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sloppy28 wrote:
Sloppy28 wrote:
rpmwr19 wrote:

Seattle and Tampa Bay are also ahead of us.


I'm assuming Seattle gets the first Wildcard and we would get the second based off of this. Tampa is now a game behind, but I will do them also...

Bucs: Lose @ New Orleans, Win vs St. Louis, Win @ Atlanta. Record 8-8

I did edit my post before you posted this. I realized that the Bucs were a game behind us, but in your scenario (Vikes 9-7) the Bucs would also have to lose one game.

Which you have them doing, just clarifying.
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