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NFL Week 17 Thread: Kyle Orton's Chance of a Lifetime?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Michael_ Gee, Dec 24, 2013.

  1. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Eagles-Cowboys will dominate 99.9 percent of NFL pregame blah this week. Why isn't America gripped by the incandescent drama of the fight for the AFC sixth seed?
  2. Uncle Frosty

    Uncle Frosty Member

    Murrica's Team!!!
  3. According to one account of the AFC playoff race, based on the point spreads and percentage of wins, it's the Dolphins spot to lose. The Fins have a 66 percent chance of making the playoffs.
    The Steelers? Two percent.
  4. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Bears-Packers will be an interesting one too, I think it will be a close game if Rodgers plays or not.

    Words I don't utter too often... Go Rams!
  5. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    I almost wish the Saints would go ahead and lose to the Bucs at home and put me out of my misery. It's not like they're going to win a road game in the playoffs anyway, let alone three straight.

    I've been a fan all my life, but this team is no fun to watch. They totally lack toughness, on every level.
  6. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Interesting that for that sixth spot in the AFC, four teams are alive and none of them controls their destiny. They mostly need to win and have other things happen.
  7. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    According to NFL.com, none of those teams have a win-and-in path.

    So if all three win -- San Diego, Miami, Baltimore -- who gets in?
  8. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I think Baltimore has to lose for the Chargers to get in...
  9. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Dolphins based on conference record. Miami would be 8-4, Baltimore 7-5, San Diego 6-6.
  10. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    OK yeah now I see that. BUT if Miami wins and Baltimore wins and San Diego loses, Baltimore gets in.

    And if all three lose and Pittsburgh wins, I guess Mike Tomlin and the defense get another chance to try to kill somebody.
  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I've always been stumped by that. Payton is a great coach and Brees is, by most counts a gritty, tough player and I don't understand why they are such a different team on the road.
  12. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    It has to be 100 percent mental, because they suck on the road in other domes, too.
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