ESPN Playoff Predictor. Texans #3 seed

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  1. gtexan02

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    THe reason that ESPNs is not free like yahoos:
    I'm happy to translate any info that people without an insider account are interested in
     
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    I was arguing (in another thread) about the 49ers "sudden turnaround" & saying that it won't last..... it seldom does. Remember the Rams got off to a great start last year... then fizzed away. several other teams over time.

    So I was saying the 49ers weren't going to win 10 games & may not win their division.

    Then I looked at their schedule. They are 5-1 now, their remaining schedule is:

    • Browns - W -
    • Skins - W -
    • Giants - L -
    • Cardinals -W -
    • Ravens - L -
    • Rams - W -
    • Cardinals - W -
    • Steelers - L -
    • SeaHawks - W -
    • Rams - W -

    If Frank Gore stays healthy, there's really no reason to believe they won't win out. They've got a chance in every one of those games unless they get in a shoot-out with Alex Smith pulling the trigger.

    Maybe the Cardinals get it together by then.

    Maybe Bradford & Lloyd get it together.

    But right now, It's hard to see them not winning 12 games. Especially since I think they'll beat the Steelers, since they won't be making the play-offs this year (Super Bowl slump).

    But that all depends on Frank Gore staying healthy.
     
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    I know it's very early, but if we do get a home playoff game I wonder how the tickets will be sold? Do season ticket holders get first dibs at buying tickets or will it be open to everyone? I assume PSL holders will have highest priority.
     
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    SF's success depends on Alex Smith not being Alex Smith.


    ....as far as our #3, sounds about right if we win the division. Don't want to play Pittsburgh though, considering they've already picked it up pretty nicely since their sketchy start.
     
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    On that site, if you select "defensive rank" they have the Jags winning the didvison...:heh:
     
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    Like a weatherman trying to predict weather 30+ days out, it's too early for them to putting up playoff models like this.

    I'd say with 4 or 5 games left to play, a person can begin calculating things.

    Right now, the "weather patterns" are not firmed up and can change based on a lot of factors. I didn't expect us to obliterate the Titans in their house. I didn't expect the ravens to blow a game to Jax in their empty Tarpvill stadium with a so-so rookie QB named Gabbert.

    I just think it's too soon. Week 9, and on from there, seems to be when I think you can even have an inkling of who is good and who was pretending thus far. And i bet with 4 games left, you can put some really solid analytics into the playoff models. Just my $0.02....

    But yeah, it would be interesting to see what info they pour in there and how it crunches the numbers. Weather, trends in how your team fares in the road, how you fare vs. an opponent historically, injury numbers, current trends in your offense and defense. And it all can triangulate to show you a fairly decent "odds" on your chances. I dig it. Keep us filled in.
     


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    Just noticed that the AFC North teams have Def rankings 1-4.
     
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    Even the Bungles??? :mariopalm:
     
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    PSL and season ticket holders get first dibs, and are actually required to purchase tickets. Then, I'm assuming, it opens up to the general public.
     
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    AFC north is playing the NFC West & AFC South so....
     
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    Just a quick, totally off topic note:

    For those of you without ESPN Insider, don't pay the $7 a month or $3 a month or whatever they charge for it. If you subscribe to teh magazine, you can frequently get it for <$5 a year. It comes with free Insider Access. If anyone is interested, let me know and I can PM you if I see another deal come up
     
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    Houston:89.7% to make the playoffs and 7.2% to win Super Bowl. I'm quite sure the Texans have never been mentioned anywhere near 7.2% chance to win the Super Bowl after week 7.
     
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    Here's the legalease from the PSL agreement.

     
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    Man, a 12-4 record would blow my freakin' mind.

    Seriously, that's only 1 loss for the rest of the season?!

    Heck, 10-6 is doable and that would be a major natural high as a Texans fan.

    I don't even want to daydream these thoughts. It's been so long that I can't help but daydream, though!

    :texflag:
     
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    I bet they've got more hits on their site because of that "calculator" than anything else they put up in the last three months combined... which is the point.
    I hear ya.... but we're talking about it & that's all it's meant to do.
     
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    Take it a step further: clinching #1 seed in AFC on Thursday night, primetime against the Colts in Indy.:[​IMG]
     
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    The by week coming late may now be an advantage going into playoffs. Then if we get another week between end of season and first playoff game? That would heal a bunch of injuries.
     

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