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Week 17 NFL: The seeding thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Mr. Sunshine, Dec 29, 2015.

  1. Mr. Sunshine

    Mr. Sunshine Well-Known Member

    Homefield advantage remains up for grabs in both conferences, with Carolina (14-1) leading but Arizona (13-2) still in play in the NFC and New England controlling its destiny in the AFC but Denver still in the mix.

    The late start for Panthers-Bucs makes things interesting because the Cardinals are playing at the same time. The Patriots can lock up the top seed with an early win over the Dolphins, and Bengals-Ravens is early as well. The Broncos still have the most scenarios in play with the Chiefs in the division mix as well, and KC faces Oakland in a late afternoon game while Denver is hosting San Diego.

    Basically, neither conference likely will be figured out before 7 p.m. Sunday.
  2. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    The Redskins can rest their starters with a playoff berth already clinched. This is apparently real life. Amazing.
  3. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    Interesting scenario in Green Bay, where the winner takes the division title but likely gets a harder matchup (winner gets Seahawks, loser gets Redskins).
  4. Mr. Sunshine

    Mr. Sunshine Well-Known Member

    Yep. Of all the teams still vying for playoff spots, the Redskins are the only one with a meaningless game this week.

    McCoy starts, right?
  5. Mr. Sunshine

    Mr. Sunshine Well-Known Member

    Seahawks can't get fifth seed?
  6. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    The Bills hosting the Jets this weekend is beyond ironic.
  7. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member


    Looks like Seattle gets the 5 and the Redskins if they and the Vikings win. Any other combination and they're the 6.

    This may have been posted on the week 16 thread, but here's what needs to happen for the Colts to sneak in:

    Colts beat Titans
    Jags beat Texans
    Bills beat Jets
    Dolphins beat Pats
    Ravens beat Bengals
    Falcons beat Saints (guessing this is for some sort of strength of schedule tiebreaker)
    Raiders beat Chiefs
    Broncos beat Chargers
    Steelers beat Browns
  8. Mr. Sunshine

    Mr. Sunshine Well-Known Member

    Yeah, Seattle beat Minnesota but lost to Green Bay. Of course, if they lose against Arizona, then it doesn't matter.
  9. Mr. Sunshine

    Mr. Sunshine Well-Known Member

    Hey, they already got the Denver win they needed! 10 percent down! BTW, who is QBing the Colts this week?
  10. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    I think the Falcons-Saints game is for something called strength of victory, which is the sixth tiebreaker. Houston actually could have clinched the AFC South last night if Cincinnati had won, based off of it.

    On a side note, I wonder what that nine-team parlay would pay out?
  11. Mr. Sunshine

    Mr. Sunshine Well-Known Member

    The last thing anyone wants is for Ryan to crow about ending the Jets' season after doing a terrible job for most of the past 16 weeks.
  12. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    This is exactly the opposite of what it really is.

    Seattle gets the 5 seed if they and the Packers win. Seattle gets the 6 seed if they and the Vikings win.

    The Seahawks and the North runner-up would be 10-6, and the Seahawks win the tiebreaker against the Vikings and lose it against the Packers.

    If the Seahawks lose earlier in the day, the winner of the SNF matchup gets the 3 seed and a matchup with Seattle, and the loser gets the 5 seed and a visit to the Redskins. Pretty sure I'd want to lose in that scenario.
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