Who to cheer for this week?

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  1. gtexan02

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    Who do we need to cheer for in order to make the playoffs?

    If based on the season so far I had to choose Division winners, I'd pick:

    Buffalo
    Pittsburgh
    Tennessee
    Denver

    Meaning that there are 2 wild card spots up for grabs. In order to win those, we need the following teams to win:

    NY Jets at Buffalo - Buffalo

    Detroit at Chicago - Doesn't matter

    Jacksonville at Cincinnati - Cincinnati

    Baltimore at Cleveland - Cleveland

    Green Bay at Tennessee - Green Bay. Technically a Tennessee win would be better because it would influence our SOS more, but I refuse to cheer for Tennessee

    Arizona at St. Louis - Doesn't matter

    Houston at Minnesota - Houston

    Tampa Bay at Kansas City - Doesn't matter

    Miami at Denver -Denver

    Atlanta at Oakland - Oakland. If we don't consider them a threat at the WC, having them win gives us a better SOS

    Dallas at NY Giants - NY Giants

    Philadelphia at Seattle - Doesn't matter

    New England at Indianapolis - New England

    Pittsburgh at Washington - Pittsburgh. If we assume they are going to win the division, this gives us a better SOS

    Does that seem right?
     
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    Other than this, yes.
     
  3. Yankee_In_TX

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    I didn't know that - SOS is an actual tie breaker in the NFL?
     
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    SOS would be the last thing considered to break a tie. First would be head-to-head, and then record against common opponents.
     
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    Just a heads-up:

    Rest of the tiebreaker procedures: NFL.com Tiebreak Procedures
     
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    I guess that will teach me not to post from the hip. Nice find.
     


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    Looks right to me.
     
  10. Blazing Arrow

    Blazing Arrow Work'n da grill

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    The Texans need some division wins to have a chance or I guess a team in the AFC that has a chance to lose a division game. The 1-2 in division with Jags, Titans and Colts still to play does not look promising.
     
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  12. 3rd and Inches

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    Wassup 3rd and Inches?? Been a while since you've been around.
     
  14. Blazing Arrow

    Blazing Arrow Work'n da grill

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    Hey I'm not the one that just overlooked #2 and bolded #6 ...

    Just making sure you understood Bill.
     
  15. Texan_Bill

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    Nice effort, but FAIL.

    I bolded # 6 for someone who wasn't aware that SoS was factor into tiebreakers...
     
  16. Blazing Arrow

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    just looking out for you ... I know most Texans fans never have to worry about football in January. :tiphat:
     
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    who to cheer for this week ? .... any team outside the division (especially those we play or have played) and any team the Cowpies play. (and the Rockets)

    Who to hope for absolute suckage from ? Any team in the division not named the Texans .... and we have to Calvin on the Cowpie'ss and Maverick's.
     

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