I almost made this thread last week, however I didn't want to jinx the team and then everyone blame me for a historic collapse.
Now that they have clinched a spot, we can discuss this.
I've been playing on the old playoff machine over on ESPN.com
(For those who want to make their own scenario)
Now, we can lose to NE next week, and still get the #1 seed, as long as we beat Indy twice and the Vikings. That would put our record at 14-2.
Of course, if we beat NE next week, and then beat Indy the week after, we will clinch the #1 seed. Believe it or not, we could still go in as a WC team. Since Indy just won their game, if we were to beat NE and then lose our last three games, two of which are against Indy, we would finish with a record of 12-4. Indy would not only have the same record, but they would also have the tie-breaker over us.
If we beat NE and Minnesota, then we will clinch.
We can lose to NE, but still clinch a bye if we beat Indy once and meat Minnesota.
So for all of those thinking we would rest our players in the last week, doesn't look like that. Depending on how this Patriots game turns out, that last game would be very important for us.
What do y'all think our chances for the #1 seed are?
Indy is pesky. Minnesota could play a trap. and New England is always good this time of year.
These last 4 games could either put us in the drivers seat, or make us road warriors for the playoffs.