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Dalton


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:19 pm    Post subject: #2 AFC Playoff Seed Reply with quote

How do the Patriots currently have the #2 seed? The Ravens beat them head to head and have the same record.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:21 pm    Post subject: Re: #2 AFC Playoff Seed Reply with quote

Dalton wrote:
How do the Patriots currently have the #2 seed? The Ravens beat them head to head and have the same record.


3 way tie between Pats/Broncos/Ravens. First tiebreaker is conference record, and since the Patriots have the best of the three teams, they get the #2 seed. It's extremely unlikely that the season will finish with all three teams having the same record, but that's how it stands today.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:26 pm    Post subject: Re: #2 AFC Playoff Seed Reply with quote

dhunt2402 wrote:
Dalton wrote:
How do the Patriots currently have the #2 seed? The Ravens beat them head to head and have the same record.


3 way tie between Pats/Broncos/Ravens. First tiebreaker is conference record, and since the Patriots have the best of the three teams, they get the #2 seed. It's extremely unlikely that the season will finish with all three teams having the same record, but that's how it stands today.


Oh, wow! I would have definitely thought that the first tie breaker would be head to head match-ups. Not that I'm complaining! The Patriots control their own destiny to a first round bye. Not losing to the Texans or the 49ers is going to be really tough, but we all know they have the potential to pull it off.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:30 pm    Post subject: Re: #2 AFC Playoff Seed Reply with quote

dhunt2402 wrote:
Dalton wrote:
How do the Patriots currently have the #2 seed? The Ravens beat them head to head and have the same record.


3 way tie between Pats/Broncos/Ravens. First tiebreaker is conference record, and since the Patriots have the best of the three teams, they get the #2 seed. It's extremely unlikely that the season will finish with all three teams having the same record, but that's how it stands today.


No, conference records is the 4th tiebreaker.

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Head-to-head (best won-lost-tied percentage in games among the clubs).
Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the division.
Best won-lost-tied percentage in common games.
Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the conference.
Strength of victory.
Strength of schedule.
Best combined ranking among conference teams in points scored and points allowed.
Best combined ranking among all teams in points scored and points allowed.
Best net points in common games.
Best net points in all games.
Best net touchdowns in all games.
Coin toss


Technically head to head is always the 1st tiebreaker, so if Baltimore beats Denver and all 3 teams end 12-4, Baltimore gets the 2 seed.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:31 pm    Post subject: Re: #2 AFC Playoff Seed Reply with quote

dhunt2402 wrote:
Dalton wrote:
How do the Patriots currently have the #2 seed? The Ravens beat them head to head and have the same record.


3 way tie between Pats/Broncos/Ravens. First tiebreaker is conference record, and since the Patriots have the best of the three teams, they get the #2 seed. It's extremely unlikely that the season will finish with all three teams having the same record, but that's how it stands today.


Actually, first tiebreaker is a sweep of the tied teams. If Baltimore were to lose to Denver and all three teams ended up at 12-4, Baltimore would own the tiebreaker, no matter what.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:36 pm    Post subject: Re: #2 AFC Playoff Seed Reply with quote

kaz wrote:
dhunt2402 wrote:
Dalton wrote:
How do the Patriots currently have the #2 seed? The Ravens beat them head to head and have the same record.


3 way tie between Pats/Broncos/Ravens. First tiebreaker is conference record, and since the Patriots have the best of the three teams, they get the #2 seed. It's extremely unlikely that the season will finish with all three teams having the same record, but that's how it stands today.


Actually, first tiebreaker is a sweep of the tied teams. If Baltimore were to lose to Denver and all three teams ended up at 12-4, Baltimore would own the tiebreaker, no matter what.


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If Baltimore loses to Denver, and all 3 teams end 12-4 the Pats get the #2 seed
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:37 pm    Post subject: Re: #2 AFC Playoff Seed Reply with quote

Dalton wrote:
The Patriots control their own destiny to a first round bye.


Not true.

The Pats could win the rest of their games and still not get a bye.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:10 am    Post subject: Re: #2 AFC Playoff Seed Reply with quote

mcmurtry86 wrote:
kaz wrote:
dhunt2402 wrote:
Dalton wrote:
How do the Patriots currently have the #2 seed? The Ravens beat them head to head and have the same record.


3 way tie between Pats/Broncos/Ravens. First tiebreaker is conference record, and since the Patriots have the best of the three teams, they get the #2 seed. It's extremely unlikely that the season will finish with all three teams having the same record, but that's how it stands today.


Actually, first tiebreaker is a sweep of the tied teams. If Baltimore were to lose to Denver and all three teams ended up at 12-4, Baltimore would own the tiebreaker, no matter what.


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If Baltimore loses to Denver, and all 3 teams end 12-4 the Pats get the #2 seed


My bad, meant beats Denver.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

as beat up as the pats are, I feel getting that bye is super important. I do not mind the road games (although I prefer them at home). I just want them to get that week off.
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