NFL Week 17 Thread: Have fun seeing 20 teams for the last time

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  1. Rick52

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    Coverage maps

    scenarios, assuming no ties:

    Seattle wins the NFC West & the #1 seed with a win OR an Arizona loss. If neither happens, Arizona wins both. The team that doesn't win the division is likely the #5 seed.

    The winner of the Detroit / Green Bay game (hint: its Green Bay), wins the NFC North and the #2 seed. The loser is likely stuck with the #6 seed.

    Dallas is stuck with the #3 seed.

    The winner of the Atlanta / Carolina game will win the NFC South and will be the second team this decade to make the postseason as a losing-record division champion.

    New England has clinched the AFC #1 seed.

    Denver hasn't clinched the #2 seed yet but they can with either a win or a loss by Cincinnati.

    Indianapolis is, I'm fairly sure, stuck as the #4 seed.

    The winner of the Cincinnati / Pittsburgh game tonight wins the AFC North. Pittsburgh would be the #3 seed if they win, Cincinnati could be the #3 or the #2 seed with a Denver loss as well. The loser would be the #5 seed.

    The final AFC spot comes down to four teams:
    • It goes to San Diego if they beat Kansas City
    • If Kansas City wins, Baltimore gets it if they beat Cleveland
    • If Kansas City and Cleveland win, Houston gets it if they beat Jacksonville
    • If Kansas City, Cleveland, and Jacksonville all win (good luck with that), Kansas City steals the final spot

    ...and of note, Tampa Bay 'wins' next years' top pick in the draft if they lose to New Orleans. If they win, Tennessee would get if they lose to Indianapolis. If they both win, then I don't know.
     
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  2. Tubby23

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    Hoping for a Raiders upset to finish the season, it's not going to happen but one can hope.
     
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    If Dallas is stuck with the #3 spot, why are they playing Romo and Murray?
     
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    Don't let them cool off.
     
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    I figured it out, if Seattle and Dallas win, then Dallas should get the number 2 spot because Dallas beat Seattle earlier this year. There's probably some sort of tie breaker stuff regarding the Detroit-Green Bay game, but Dallas didn't play either of them this year so I have no idea what it is.

    Point is, they're playing for the first round bye.
     
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  6. Joseph Stalin

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    lol game keeps going like this and they may as well sit them anyway.
     
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    I think either way they would be playing them.
     
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    I think that's what they're trying to do. Only reason to go for a on-side kick with a 20-7 lead in the second quarter is to get the score up quicker so they can bench their important players.
     
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    Patriots may as well have not played Brady as well.
     
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    Tampa Bay don't want that first draft pick.
     
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    Seattle, Dallas, and the NFC North winner would all be 12-4, and thus would require a three-team tiebreaker first to determine would gets the #1 seed; Seattle would win that tiebreaker regardless.

    From there, Dallas would be matched up against the NFC North winner for the #2 seed, and would lose the tiebreaker against both Green Bay and Detroit due, I think, because Dallas has a worse conference winner.

    Now I will say that I was incorrect in some of my scenarios: you are correct in that Dallas could still get the #2 seed, but only if both Arizona AND Seattle lose - this is regardless of what happens in their own game against Washington (and subsequently, makes starting Romo/etc more of a rust prevention/making Washington look bad again). They'd lose the #1 spot to the NFC North winner.

    Also, Arizona can only get the #1 seed with a win, Seattle loss AND a Detroit win because they beat the Lions; they'd lose to Green Bay in tiebreakers for the top spot.
     
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    So once Seattle wins none of it really matters
     
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    How the hell do you own a tiebreaker against a team that beat you.
     
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    because neither Dallas nor Seattle has played either Green Bay or Detroit, the three-team tiebreaker between the former two and one of the latter two can't use head-to-head

    edit: subsequently, a Lions/Packers tie would give Dallas that tiebreaker over Seattle, and the #1 seed; but that's not going to happen
     
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    Jimmy G in, T.Brady esquire out
     
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    This whole tiebreaker stuff is confusing. However, I figured Dallas didn't have a chance at the #1 spot for some reason, but that #2 spot isn't out of question.
     
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    JJ Watt may have won the Texans the game right there.
     
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    All I have seen from the Chargers on Redzone is sh*t play after sh*t play
     
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    looks like the Ravens are gonna be the one of the four to get the AFC's last spot

    ...they were the one I wanted the least to get it :\
     
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    So, um... J.J. Watt for MVP?

    Edit: http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/12088267/jj-watt-houston-texans-sets-nfl-record-second-20-sack-season?ex_cid=sportscenterFB

    Add on to the fact that they didn't have any sort of consistency at QB and still finished the season over .500.
     
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  21. Joseph Stalin

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    I guess even the Lions can get lucky here and there.
     
  22. Joseph Stalin

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    Well there goes the season.
     
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    On the positive side, lol falcons
     
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    Sure, the Lions needed another gift after Rodgers went down. Why not.
     
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    Just wanna share this because I love it.
     
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    and here you were worried

    enjoy the 1st round bye

    I'll just sit here and get ready for the Lions to hand Tony Romo like his 2nd ever playoff win next week
     
  28. Joseph Stalin

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    Tony Romo deserves it so you should be proud for helping a great player.
     
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    Last time a team didn't complete a season with 13+ wins was 2002. Which incidentally was the last time the Raiders had a winning season.
     
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    not trying to overreact to anything but im very tempted to frame this picture and put it on my wall