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#1 Chaos

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 08:19 PM

There is an article up on Yahoo now about how the Patriots could actually miss the playoffs with an 11-5 record, and that no team has done that since the 1985 Denver Broncos. I have been under the impression all last week and this week that we, too, could go 11-5 and miss the playoffs, but we are not mentioned in the article.

Then, for sh*ts and giggles, I checked NFL.com, and they show us as having clinched a playoff spot in their standings (denoted by the -x).

What did I miss? I thought we needed an ATL or DAL loss last Sunday in addition to our win? We got neither. Have we really clinched a playoff spot, regardless of our last two games?

http://sports.yahoo....ov=ap&type=lgns

#2 panthersphan

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 08:22 PM

I also heard Chris Berman say on Monday night that we clinched a playoff spot...damn these people have no clue about our team...

#3 Malt Liquor

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 08:25 PM

I also heard Chris Berman say on Monday night that we clinched a playoff spot...damn these people have no clue about our team...


They will once we get our Lombardi:party: !

GO PANTHERS!!!!!!

#4 dksmith17

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 08:26 PM

I dont see an x by our name:

http://www.nfl.com/standings

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 08:27 PM

Atlanta, Dallas, and Tampa Bay have to win the rest of their games and the Panthers lose their last 2 games to miss the playoffs. I find this pretty unlikely.

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 08:27 PM

I also saw stats of us with the second place in the AFC playoff picture today as well. :D

Dumb fuks.

#7 grateflday

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 08:27 PM

The Panthers have NOT clinche a playoff spot. If the Panthers lose their last two, and Atlanta, the Bucs, and Cowboys win their last two then the Panthers are out. Just one lose by either of those three teams then the Panthers are at least in as a wildcard.

#8 KillerKat

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 08:29 PM

I think the best records from 8 NFC teams and 8 AFC teams should be in the playoffs. That way a team wont get in with a worse record than another simply cause theyre the division leader.

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 08:32 PM

Wow isn't Eagles getting a tie is gay

#10 Chaos

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 08:46 PM

I dont see an x by our name:

http://www.nfl.com/standings


Sorry, should have been more specific. I clicked on the link for Playoff Picture under the Headlines section of the main page.

Here's the link:

http://www.nfl.com/n...ts&confirm=true

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 08:53 PM

I think the best records from 8 NFC teams and 8 AFC teams should be in the playoffs. That way a team wont get in with a worse record than another simply cause theyre the division leader.


then we mite as well not have divisions, just conferences

#12 WildBill559

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 09:05 PM

Sorry, should have been more specific. I clicked on the link for Playoff Picture under the Headlines section of the main page.

Here's the link:

http://www.nfl.com/n...ts&confirm=true


Ahh, if the season ended today.

#13 Chaos

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 09:11 PM

Oh, okay. That threw me off because all other teams with an indicator have truly clinched. Also, the playoff bracket at the bottom is definitely based on "if the season ended today" but clinching should only be shown if it has happened. Hell, at least the Yahoo article is wrong - I get some vindication! However, I wish we were already in.

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 09:35 PM

Wow isn't Eagles getting a tie is gay


It's better than a loss......it's worth 1/2 win in case of a tie-breaker.

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 09:37 PM

Wow isn't Eagles getting a tie is gay


McNabb should have learned the rules


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