Playoff Implication Game Thread

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  1. Gunny

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    Jets won, doesn't help
    Jags lost (duh), helps.

    Arizona are coming back against Denver, if Denver loses they goto 7 - 7 and we jump on top of them due to better division record.

    Need the Bengals to lose tonight to be one game behind.

    Kansas also need to lose which would drop them in a division game and at 7 - 7 with us.

    Pittsburgh are below us on the rankings.
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  2. RyansTitans

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    so what ur saying is.... if we win next week... and lets say denver loses today. im watching the game rite now and its kinda unlikely... there about to score... and jacksonville loses next week against New England... then what? are we the 6th seed? or do we need KC to lose to?
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    This will be easier once tomorrows game is done.

    For arguements sake, lets say that Denver win and the Bengals lose and KC lose (based on likelihood scenarios).

    That means

    Denver
    Bengals
    Jets

    are all 8 - 6

    So we are a game behind them.

    If we manage to get an equal record with them then:

    The Jets own the tiebreaker on us.
    Bengals have a 4 - 1 division record so far they'd be on top of us.
    Denver we will be on top of due to better division record.

    Bengals and Broncos play each other next week, so we have to hope Broncos and Bengals lose this week, we win next week and then the Broncos beat the Bengals.

    That confused me...
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    Basically we need the Bengals to lose out. And the Jets to lose out. And the Jags to lose one game.

    Then we'd make it if we win out.

    So it is still unlikely.
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    thanks for putting it in perspective..

    I'd like to see these again after this week's results.
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    I could be totally wrong.

    We may manage if the Bengal lose to Pittsburgh, depends on the next tie breaker which I think is similar opponents, which means I think we win.
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  7. ezeblazin

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    Division record does not matter for non-division teams. Conference records are what matters. We only have tie-breakers over KC, and Jax.
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  8. OILERTATTOO

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    Here are how the tiebreakers work.....

    TO BREAK A TIE FOR THE WILD-CARD TEAM
    If it is necessary to break ties to determine the two Wild-Card clubs from each conference, the following steps will be taken.
    1. If the tied clubs are from the same division, apply division tie breaker.
    2. If the tied clubs are from different divisions, apply the following steps.

    Two Clubs
    1. Head-to-head, if applicable.
    2. Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the conference.
    3. Best won-lost-tied percentage in common games, minimum of four.
    4. Strength of victory.
    5. Strength of schedule.
    6. Best combined ranking among conference teams in points scored and points allowed.
    7. Best combined ranking among all teams in points scored and points allowed.
    8. Best net points in conference games.
    9. Best net points in all games.
    10. Best net touchdowns in all games.
    11. Coin toss.

    Three or More Clubs
    (Note: If two clubs remain tied after third or other clubs are eliminated, tie breaker reverts to step 1 of applicable two-club format.)
    1. Apply division tie breaker to eliminate all but the highest ranked club in each division prior to proceeding to step 2. The original seeding within a division upon application of the division tie breaker remains the same for all subsequent applications of the procedure that are necessary to identify the two Wild-Card participants.
    2. Head-to-head sweep. (Applicable only if one club has defeated each of the others or if one club has lost to each of the others.)
    3. Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the conference.
    4. Best won-lost-tied percentage in common games, minimum of four.
    5. Strength of victory.
    6. Strength of schedule.
    7. Best combined ranking among conference teams in points scored and points allowed.
    8. Best combined ranking among all teams in points scored and points allowed.
    9. Best net points in conference games.
    10. Best net points in all games.
    11. Best net touchdowns in all games.
    12. Coin toss

    http://www.nfl.com/standings/tiebreakers

    Lets just hope that the Titans win out.

    It is pretty safe to assume that if there is a log jam for the 6th seed at 9-7 that the tie breaker will be for three or more teams.

    Later
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  10. ezeblazin

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    kind of confusing, but going by that, I guess our easiest path to the playoffs would be if we tie with a bunch of teams
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