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SLO Texan
11-16-2006, 07:46 PM
Which 3-6 team has the best chance to go to the postseason?

Right now there are 6 of them with 5 of them being in the AFC.
This is intersting to me because I think it shows the amount of competition that is present in the AFC compared to the NFC.
It also provides these 3-6 teams all with a chance to make a second half run and possibly be 10-6 by the end of the season.
The :homer: in me wants to say the Texans and believe me I do have complete faith in our boys to try their hardest to make it......But it's just not likely.
So for my pick I went with.......The Steelers!!!
Not just b/c they won the Superbowl last year but b/c thay still have 5 divisional games to play. They dont play in the easiest div. but if they can win all of those games they will have a 5-1 div. record which with a 9-7 or 10-6 record would easily put them in the 2nd wild card spot.
What do you guys think?

mexican_texan
11-16-2006, 07:49 PM
The Texans. Improving D. Improving O. 3-3 in the last six games.

kastofsna
11-16-2006, 08:05 PM
miami is the best 3-6 team. but they don't have the best shot.

bah007
11-16-2006, 08:10 PM
miami is the best 3-6 team. but they don't have the best shot.

I would agree with that statement.

They have the most talent, I think (except maybe the Steelers).

But they just find ways to lose.

TexansLucky13
11-16-2006, 08:24 PM
None of the 3-6 teams will make the playoffs.





Except for the Texans!

:redtowel:

run-david-run
11-16-2006, 08:24 PM
I would agree with that statement.

They have the most talent, I think (except maybe the Steelers).

But they just find ways to lose.

Are you serious? Joey Harrington with a crappy O-line and inconsitent receivers. Hell, we beat them coming off that terrible game against the Redskins

bah007
11-16-2006, 08:28 PM
Are you serious? Joey Harrington with a crappy O-line and inconsitent receivers. Hell, we beat them coming off that terrible game against the Redskins

Most of their talent is on defense.

No doubt in my mind that their D would be suffocating if they even had a competent offense on their team.

They do have bad QBs & a horrible O-line.

But they do have some talent on offense. Good TE, decent RB, and Wes Welker is one of the most underrated players in the league.

kastofsna
11-16-2006, 09:14 PM
miami's o-line has been amazing the past two games. not bad against chicago and KC. no pressure on harrington at ALL. huge holes in the running game.

Bullpen Drew
11-16-2006, 09:17 PM
How about none??

TEXANS84
11-16-2006, 09:45 PM
I'm FAR FROM A HOMER...but I think that the Texans actually do have a "CHANCE" to make it. We've OWNED the Jags and the Titans


Um, did you not notice that the Texans have only won 2 games against the Titans in the history of the franchise?

Not to spoil your thunder, but c'mon. Lets be realistic here. With the same swagger that we talk to Jag fans, is the same swagger that Titan fans talk to us.

Bullpen Drew
11-16-2006, 09:54 PM
Yeah!! Man that was a fun discussion! Thanks for your input.:sarcasm:

Damn I should find something better to do than hang out in this useless thread....I might instead go stand in line for a PS3! :lightbulb:

edo783
11-16-2006, 10:16 PM
Aren't the Squeelers 3-6? If so, that would be a logical pick.

Sarg01
11-16-2006, 11:26 PM
Playoff seeding only uses divisional records in a tie within the division. Conference record is the primary tie-breaker.

You can see who will have the best conference record at any given spot by checking to see who has the WORST NFC record. Since total wins = AFC wins + NFC wins; and tiebreakers only apply when total wins are equal, every NFC win = 1 less AFC win.

The current order of AFC record tiebreaks (earlier on the list is more likely to own tiebreak):

Texans (0-4 vs. NFC)
Broncos (0-1 vs. NFC)
Bengals (1-2 vs. NFC)
Browns (1-2 vs. NFC)
Raiders (1-2 vs. NFC)
Bills (2-2 vs. NFC)
Steelers (1-1 vs. NFC)
Dolphins (1-1 vs. NFC)
Titans (1-1 vs. NFC)
Ravens (2-1 vs. NFC)
Jacksonville (2-1 vs. NFC)
Patriots (1-0 vs. NFC)
Jets (1-0 vs. NFC)
Colts (2-0 vs. NFC)
Chargers (2-0 vs. NFC)
Chiefs (4-0 vs. NFC) - they're screwed

Thus, mathematically speaking, the answer to the most likely 3-6 team to make the playoffs is: the Texans

Sarg01
11-17-2006, 12:10 AM
So are you saying that since we would have beaten more AFC teams than NFC that is why we would win the tie?

Yes. Since we got swept by the NFC this year, every win we have has to be an AFC win. We will have the highest possible AFC record for whatever our final position is. The concern, of course, is putting 9 or 10 wins together to be in a spot where the tiebreak matters.

Huge
11-17-2006, 06:33 AM
Pittsburgh

They play in a weaker division than the other 3-6 teams.

kastofsna
11-17-2006, 07:24 AM
Pittsburgh

They play in a weaker division than the other 3-6 teams.
well, i'd say miami plays in a weaker division.

wicked_wayz
11-17-2006, 07:24 AM
Pittsburgh

They play in a weaker division than the other 3-6 teams.

weaker division?????? aren't they with the ravens, cincin and browns(they beat the falcons) i wouldn't call this a weak division.......i reckon our division(apart from the colts) is the weakest

wicked_wayz
11-17-2006, 07:27 AM
miami's o-line has been amazing the past two games. not bad against chicago and KC. no pressure on harrington at ALL. huge holes in the running game.

i was glad the miami beat the bears

if it aint the texans winning the superbowl then i rather it be any afc team.......afc teams all the way baby:redtowel:

Titan "Tack" Fan
11-17-2006, 11:09 AM
Well, the answer isn't the Titans.

But in our defense we did lose to the Colts by one point and the Ravens by one point. Arguably the two best team in the AFC.

...and we also got our as**es handed to us by Jax, Dallas, and SD.

It's confusing over here in Titan country I tell you. We don't know what to think.

EDIT: I just realized it says "best 3-6 team" and we aren't 3-6. Oh well I will keep my post up.

hollywood_texan
11-17-2006, 12:34 PM
I don't think a team with a 3-6 record in the AFC at this time will make the playoffs.

Main reason they would have to win 7 straight. Furthermore, they would need a lot help because 10-6 probably isn't going to make the cut for elimination or tie-breakers.

For discussion purposes, at best, a 3-6 team is looking for a Wild Card birth.

The way San Diego and Denver are playing, one will the division and the other will get a Wild Card berth. So, that leaves one spot left for the rest.

Probably the Jets or Chiefs will lock up that last spot with Cincinnati coming in strong to make things complicated.

Sarg01
11-17-2006, 01:52 PM
Main reason they would have to win 7 straight. Furthermore, they would need a lot help because 10-6 probably isn't going to make the cut for elimination or tie-breakers.


Obviously winning 6 or 7 games out of 7 is a tough road for any of the 3-6 teams.

That being said, I'm not convinced any of the 5-4 teams will win 5 out of their remaining 7 games this year. The Jets have a shot - but the Texans get a chance to spoil that.

KC's got Denver, SD, Baltimore (can you say ouch?) and J-ville.
Jax has NYGiants, Colts, Patriots and ends the year in KC. Even the trip to Miami might be bad with their anemic offense.

Double Barrel
11-17-2006, 02:31 PM
IF any 3-6 team were to make a run, I'd say that the Steelers have the best shot. They're the defending champs, so they'd most likely have the heart to pull it off if it could be done.

OrangeCountyTexansFan
11-17-2006, 03:00 PM
I'd have to say the Steelers too.
But with Kubiak at the helm, we may be looking at playoffs next year if we reload on offense a little in the off-season. At least that is what I'm hoping for.
:texan:

Huge
11-18-2006, 12:13 PM
weaker division?????? aren't they with the ravens, cincin and browns(they beat the falcons) i wouldn't call this a weak division.......i reckon our division(apart from the colts) is the weakest
Apart from the Colts!?!?!?

Jacksonville beat Philly.
Tennessee beat Washington.

So they must be good teams based on a single victory...right?

Bamaborn-Texasbred
11-18-2006, 12:26 PM
Texans have as good a shot as any of them - slim. It makes these next few games interesting though.