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Old 12-12-2011, 09:39 PM   #1
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Default Playoff seeding: Tiebreaker related

I was fooling around with that playoff simulator on the espn website and came across something that seemed strange to me.

Basically I had the steelers, texans, and patriots winning out and with baltimore dropping one at san diego to give the steelers the division. I thought with that scenario it would give us a 2 seed and first round bye with Houston getting the 1 seed based on head to head victories.

But instead it had the patriots as the 1 seed, the texans as the 2nd seed and the steelers as the 3rd seed. The tiebreaker explanation pointed out the the Patriots earned the 1 seed because it had the best AFC conference record and the texans with a 2 seed with a win over the steelers.

Why would the head to head meeting between the Steelers and Patriots be nullified and not have a direct measure on the seedings? Sorry I'm a little confused why the win over the pats has no bearings on the conference seedings.
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Old 12-12-2011, 09:47 PM   #2
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3 team tie takes out head to head if those 3 teams didn't face each other (Pats and Texans never played each other)

It goes to conference record for a 3way tie and the Steelers have 3 AFC losses, the Pats have only 2 (lost to the Giants in their other loss)\


Now if only the Pats and Steelers have a 13-3 tie, the Steelers will be number one seed based on head to head.
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Old 12-12-2011, 09:50 PM   #3
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Default Re: Playoff seeding: Tiebreaker related

^this unfortunately

that's why the Ravens loss sucked badly. After beating the Pats we had one heck of an opportunity and couldn't close the deal

that's why when people are hoping for us to win out and the Ravens to lose, they need to realize that not only do we have to hope for the Ravens to lose one, but for the Texans to lose one as well.

We don't control our destiny in terms of home field.
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^this unfortunately

that's why the Ravens loss sucked badly. After beating the Pats we had one heck of an opportunity and couldn't close the deal

that's why when people are hoping for us to win out and the Ravens to lose, they need to realize that not only do we have to hope for the Ravens to lose one, but for the Texans to lose one as well.

We don't control our destiny in terms of home field.

bungles choking against a 3rd string QB didn't help either cause the Texans look like they will finish 13-3 now.


The Ravens loss was a joke. Probably costs us a number one seed. Disappointing but there's still some football to play.
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Bungles couldn't hang with the big boys this year. You had to believe we would never be so lucky as to have a division opponent help us out with playoff seedings on the line. We typically aren't a team that benefits from other teams losing. That would be the Jets - who are so freaking lucky its unreal. Some how, some way, they are gonna creep in this year yet again - 3 years in a row because the AFC West can never put two teams in the playoffs - EVER lol
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Old 12-12-2011, 10:11 PM   #6
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Default Re: Playoff seeding: Tiebreaker related

Houston last 3 games

CAR
at IND
TENN

NE last 3 games
at DEN
MIA
BUF


Doesn't look good for us on getting a bye even if Ravens lose and we win out.

You want to be a 3 seed and play the Jets or a 5 seed playing at Denver? I think the Denver game would be easier (although I'd worry about our OL holding up against DEN pass rush)
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What if Tebowmania takes down pretty boy Brady? The it's a number two seed right?
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What if Tebowmania takes down pretty boy Brady? The it's a number two seed right?
only if the ravens lose a game also
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Actually, i hink the broncos match up well against the pats. They do the three needed to stop Brady, rush very well to flush him from the pocket, above avg def backfield and LBs for coverage, and a very good running game. To beat the pats you need to make brady move, jam his pass catchers and keep him off the field. This may be closer than most think and if the broncos are within 2 score going into the fourth quarter it is anyones game.
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It is still possible for the rats to lose and tenn has been playing better so really the last few games can play out many different ways.
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