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We still control our destiny for #2 seed

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Click here to see the playoff machine show us that if we win out we still get the 2 seed. 

 

Here is the rules for breaking a tie for two teams in the same division:

https://www.nfl.com/standings/tiebreakingprocedures

Conference W/L does not take hold until the 4th tie breaker

 

 

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TO BREAK A TIE WITHIN A DIVISION

If, at the end of the regular season, two or more clubs in the same division finish with identical won-lost-tied percentages, the following steps will be taken until a champion is determined.

Two Clubs

  1. Head-to-head (best won-lost-tied percentage in games between the clubs).
  2. Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the division.
  3. Best won-lost-tied percentage in common games.
  4. Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the conference.
  5. Strength of victory.
  6. Strength of schedule.
  7. Best combined ranking among conference teams in points scored and points allowed.
  8. Best combined ranking among all teams in points scored and points allowed.
  9. Best net points in common games.
  10. Best net points in all games.
  11. Best net touchdowns in all games.
  12. Coin toss

 

 

So as long as we handle are business the panthers will have gone 11-1 against common opponents with the Saints while the Saints will be 10-2 against common opponents.

I wanted to post this because even I was thinking we lost the tiebreaker due to losing all of our games in conference whilst the Saints have dropped one of their games to the Patriots in the AFC.

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Good stuff, I was under the wrong impression that conference record was before that. Thanks for posting.

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If we win out and Eagles somehow lose today we actually wouldn't have a bad shot at the 1 seed. Would be a similar way to get the 1 seed to how the Seahawks got it in '14 after starting kind of slow like us this year. Eagles have a tough schedule going forward.

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this really makes our games against the vikings and saints even bigger.

if the panthers win every game from here on out and the saints lose to just us, we'd be tied, but we'd be the number 2 seed. if we win every game except the vikings, then that would put the saints ahead of us, since they also lost to the vikings and would keep our common opponents record at the same 10-2.

 

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Just now, Saca312 said:

this really makes our games against the vikings and saints even bigger.

if the panthers win every game from here on out and the saints lose to just us, we'd be tied, but we'd be the number 2 seed. if we win every game except the vikings, then that would put the saints ahead of us, since they also lost to the vikings and would keep our common opponents record at the same 10-2.

 

If the Rams win out could they have the tiebreaker over us?

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4 minutes ago, thomas96 said:

If the Rams win out could they have the tiebreaker over us?

hmmm. i think so.

we'd win the division for sure though if that's the case if we win out.

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So we have to win out just to make the last wildcard spot?!?

 

If we win out how do we not win the division?

If we win out except Saints or falcons what happens

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Just now, Saca312 said:

hmmm. i think so.

we'd win the division for sure though if that's the case if we win out.

I don't think they'll win out though. Hopefully they beat the Aints but even outside of that they have a toughish schedule. Seahawks could win out too, could that give them the 2 seed over us?

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Just now, thomas96 said:

I don't think they'll win out though. Hopefully they beat the Aints but even outside of that they have a toughish schedule. Seahawks could win out too, could that give them the 2 seed over us?

yes. that would. they have a better conference record than us.

sucks really. our loss to the bears hurts even more.

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Just now, Saca312 said:

yes. that would. they have a better conference record than us.

sucks really. our loss to the bears hurts even more.

Hopefully we just win out. The rest will take care of itself. Unlikely multiple teams go 13-3 or better so if we do, we have a damn good shot at a bye.

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