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    Playoff Scenario

    So here's the most likely path to the playoffs for us. I think every single one of these would be the predicted outcome except of course us winning our last two games. The Panthers are favored over GB, but I still think GB is going to win.

    Week 15
    - Lions beat Bears (oh my)
    - Packers beat Panthers

    - Rams beat Seahawks
    - Cowboys beat Raiders
    - Falcons beat Buccs

    Week 16
    - Vikings beat Packers, Packers are out
    - Panthers beat Buccs
    - Lions beat Bengals
    - Saints beat Falcons
    - Cowboys beat Seahawks, Seahawks are out

    Week17
    - Packers beat Lions, Lions are out
    - Panthers - Falcons game outcome irrelevant to us but determines which of them is in
    - Cowboys beat Eagles
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    Quote Originally Posted by lostxn View Post
    So here's the most likely path to the playoffs for us. I think every single one of these would be the predicted outcome except of course us winning our last two games. The Panthers are favored over GB, but I still think GB is going to win.

    Week 15
    - Lions beat Bears (oh my)
    - Packers beat Panthers

    - Cowboys beat Raiders
    - Falcons beat Buccs

    Week 16
    - Vikings beat Packers, Packers are out
    - Panthers beat Buccs
    - Rams beat Seahawks
    - Lions beat Bengals
    - Saints beat Falcons
    - Cowboys beat Seahawks, Seahawks are out

    Week17
    - Packers beat Lions, Lions are out
    - Panthers - Falcons game outcome irrelevant to us but determines which of them is in
    - Cowboys beat Eagles
    Could happen. Although I donít understand the double entry of the Seahawks in week 16.
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    One thing to keep in mind is that a lot of teams are bunched up. That actually plays in our favor.

    Because although we lose the head to head tiebreaker with at least two teams, if there are more than 2 teams tied head to head gets ignored (unless all tied teams played each other).

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    Quote Originally Posted by lostxn View Post
    Week 16
    - Vikings beat Packers, Packers are out
    - Panthers beat Buccs
    - Rams beat Seahawks
    - Lions beat Bengals
    - Saints beat Falcons
    - Cowboys beat Seahawks, Seahawks are out
    Man, the Seahawks are going to be busy on this weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Genghis Khan View Post
    One thing to keep in mind is that a lot of teams are bunched up. That actually plays in our favor.

    Because although we lose the head to head tiebreaker with at least two teams, if there are more than 2 teams tied head to head gets ignored (unless all tied teams played each other).
    Even if all teams play each other, head to head can still get thrown out. An example would be; we beat the Seahawks, Seahawks beat the Falcons, Falcons beat us. In that scenario, it goes to the second stage of tiebreaker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lostxn View Post
    So here's the most likely path to the playoffs for us. I think every single one of these would be the predicted outcome except of course us winning our last two games. The Panthers are favored over GB, but I still think GB is going to win.

    Week 15
    - Lions beat Bears (oh my)
    - Packers beat Panthers

    - Cowboys beat Raiders
    - Falcons beat Buccs

    Week 16
    - Vikings beat Packers, Packers are out
    - Panthers beat Buccs
    - Rams beat Seahawks
    - Lions beat Bengals
    - Saints beat Falcons
    - Cowboys beat Seahawks, Seahawks are out

    Week17
    - Packers beat Lions, Lions are out
    - Panthers - Falcons game outcome irrelevant to us but determines which of them is in
    - Cowboys beat Eagles
    Pretty sure that under this scenario we need the Panthers to win at the Falcons for us to get in.

    Playing around with the playoff machine it seems that the only realistic way that Panthers/Falcons game is irrelevant at the end of the year is if the Packers beat the Panthers, then they lose to the Vikings, while Detroit loses somewhere along the way.

    Basically, unless the Bucs can somehow beat the Falcons, or unless that scenario I just laid out with the Packers plays out, we need the Panthers to be playing for something in that last game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iamtdg View Post
    Bears over Lions NOPE
    Panthers over Packers
    Jets over Saints NOPE
    Rams over Seahawks
    Buccaneers over Falcons NOPE

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    The key right now are really the Falcons.

    Green Bay and Detroit both need to lose one but that seems like a pretty safe proposition, what we really need is for Atlanta to lose either at the Panthers or at the Bucs. I feel like they're a lock to lose at New Orleans but we need a solid from the Bucs, or for the Panthers to still be playing for something Week 17.

    What would really thread the needle just right would be if the Packers can beat the Panthers then lose to the Vikings.

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