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Old 12-24-2007, 09:54 AM   #1
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Default What advantage is there to 3rd seed over 4th?

I'm just curious, as the intricacies of the playoff seeding process are like some sort of kryptonite to me. It looks like it mostly just affects who we play against? Is that correct?

So why do we want to be 3rd seed instead of 4th, and will it help us in any way?
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Old 12-24-2007, 10:01 AM   #2
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Default Re: What advantage is there to 3rd seed over 4th?

umm both are bad... we either end up playing the colts at RCA or patriots at a freezing gillette... you pick.
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Old 12-24-2007, 11:46 AM   #3
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Default Re: What advantage is there to 3rd seed over 4th?

The 3rd seed would pit us agasint either the Browns or Titans in the Wildcard. The 4th seed would pit us agasint the Jags. IF it happens we get the 3rd seed and win, we would play Indy in the second round and the Jags (if they win the wildcard round) would play New England in the second round.

That seems like a much better playoff scenario picture to me then if we were the 4th seed and played the Jags in the wildcard and if we won go on to play New England in the second round. When we played the Jags and Pats in consecutive weeks in the season the outcome wasnt good...

Hope this helps ya out.
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Old 12-24-2007, 11:48 AM   #4
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Default Re: What advantage is there to 3rd seed over 4th?

If both the #3 and #4 seeds advance to the next round then #1 plays #4 and #2 plays #3. You can argue that your #1 seed should be the best team so you would want to play the #2 seed. Also, if something goes crazy in the playoffs like the #1 and #2 seeds losing (I know, remote chance) you would want to be the #3 seed and get homefield for the AFC championship game.
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Old 12-24-2007, 12:56 PM   #5
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Default Re: What advantage is there to 3rd seed over 4th?

There is none except the wildcard team we play and the team that they/we play after that game. I would like to avoid the Jags and Pats as much as possible!
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Oh man do I want to meet, greet, and BEAT the titans in the playoffs! Any of you guys remember back in what, '01 or '02 when we met up with the titans and got hit with that BOGUS roughing the kicker call on dwayne washington?? then after the game nedney tells reporters he thinks hes going to take up acting after his football career is over.... my friend (huge titan friend) almost lost his life after that one.

i'm licking my chops at another chance at those guys. not to mention that vince-ben tandem on the field would be nothing but lights-out entertainment
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Default Re: What advantage is there to 3rd seed over 4th?

To me the most significant advantage is that IF in fact both the Steelers and San Diego win the wild card and divisional games we would host the AFC championship game.

Other than this possibility it does not matter to me how it goes. Of course I would like to be the team that beats the Patriots this year as I hope some one does because I have had enough of them , period.
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I'd much rather go to Indy if we win and Avoid Jacksonville for as long as possible.
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Default Re: What advantage is there to 3rd seed over 4th?

even if the pats beat the jags in the 2nd round.. you know damn well the jags are going to smack the pats up a bit. they play a lot like us too.. so there would be some decent game film to watch if we were to somehow make the afccg too. the #3 seed is definitely the way to go.
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Old 12-24-2007, 01:53 PM   #10
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Oh man do I want to meet, greet, and BEAT the titans in the playoffs! Any of you guys remember back in what, '01 or '02 when we met up with the titans and got hit with that BOGUS roughing the kicker call on dwayne washington?? then after the game nedney tells reporters he thinks hes going to take up acting after his football career is over.... my friend (huge titan friend) almost lost his life after that one.

i'm licking my chops at another chance at those guys. not to mention that vince-ben tandem on the field would be nothing but lights-out entertainment
Yep, I still get ticked thinking about that game.
Nedney pulled a Dennis Rodman flop on that one and then had the gall to brag about it afterwards.
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