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Carolina Panthers What will it take for Rivera to Save his Job?

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It wasn't the point I was trying to make and I could be wrong, but for argument's sake...

CHI goes 16-0 clenches division
NYG go 15-1, clench division (split games with DAL)
SF goes 15-1 clenches division
ATL goes 15-1 clenches division

DAL goes 15-1 (split games with NYG but loses tiebreaker)
SEA goes 15-1 (split games with SF but loses tiebreakers)

We finish 15-1 but lose the wildcard spot to tiebreakers


It's impossible. Has to be at least 5 15-1 teams besides the Panthers. Can't come from NFCW bc they play NFCS and Panthers have to split series w/ division winner for only loss. That means the 4 15-1 teams come from NFCE & NFCN, but since they play each other it is literally impossible.

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Lol if he gets us in the playoffs the dude is staying. Lmao at you who think otherwise

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JR makes the call and he kept Hurney for 10 long years. Why does everyone think Ron will be fired if we dont make the playoffs?

Hurney went to 2 NFCCG and a Superbowl...few teams can claim such in that sort of window.

Richardson almost let Ron go after this last year....made a big production of allowing him to stay. So that is the main reason that slaps you in the face

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It wasn't the point I was trying to make and I could be wrong, but for argument's sake...

 

CHI  goes 16-0 clenches division

NYG go 15-1, clench division (split games with DAL)

SF goes 15-1 clenches division

ATL goes 15-1 clenches division

 

DAL goes 15-1 (split games with NYG but loses tiebreaker)

SEA goes 15-1 (split games with SF but loses tiebreakers)

 

We finish 15-1 but lose the wildcard spot to tiebreakers

 

Yeah, I guess you ARE right.

 

Or, Panthers could go 15 - 1 and before the playoffs start the meteor hits.

 

Probably more plausible.

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It wasn't the point I was trying to make and I could be wrong, but for argument's sake...

 

CHI  goes 16-0 clenches division

NYG go 15-1, clench division (split games with DAL)

SF goes 15-1 clenches division

ATL goes 15-1 clenches division

 

DAL goes 15-1 (split games with NYG but loses tiebreaker)

SEA goes 15-1 (split games with SF but loses tiebreakers)

 

We finish 15-1 but lose the wildcard spot to tiebreakers

But dont we play 3 of these teams? (Sea, SF, ATL) .  If SF and SEA split with each other for their 1 loss each and we split with Atl for a loss each.  Then either Car, SF, or Sea will have more than one loss correct?

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10-6 or playoffs in my opinion.  10-6 and no playoffs isn't marginal growth like we've shown the past 2 years.  It's substantial growth.  However, if we go 10-6 based on talent alone and there's still boneheaded blunders and stupid decisions leading to those 6 losses I say he should still get fired.

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I think he is going to stay our record is going to be 11-5 with  playoffs ......... I think lot of the other conference are going to be more balanced this year vs last.

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Setting the bar at playoffs or you're fired isn't well thought out.

We could technically go 15-1 and miss the playoffs. It is possible. Who would call for a coach to be fired if it was a freak scenario of us going 11-5 and not getting in? Not me.

 

The odds of a team at 10-6 or 11-5 missing the playoffs is remote. It does happen but only a handful of times in the past few decades.

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He just needs a winning season and to beat Atlanta at home.

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I think a playoff birth would secure him. Anything else and his year performance will be under review.

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But dont we play 3 of these teams? (Sea, SF, ATL) . If SF and SEA split with each other for their 1 loss each and we split with Atl for a loss each. Then either Car, SF, or Sea will have more than one loss correct?

I just picked random teams for my example. But as someone pointed out, the divisions play each other so maybe 15-1 and missing the playoffs isn't possible. 14-2 probably is.

My point was we could realistically be 10-6 and miss the playoffs. It happened just last year. I wouldn't want Rivera gone If that happens.
We continue to have the hardest nfl schedule and would have improved every year. I want the bar at 10-6 he stays, 8-8 he's gone, 9-7 we look at other factors to make the decision.

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But dont we play 3 of these teams? (Sea, SF, ATL) .  If SF and SEA split with each other for their 1 loss each and we split with Atl for a loss each.  Then either Car, SF, or Sea will have more than one loss correct?

 

Every NFC team plays

6 games in division

4 games against an AFC division

4 games against an NFC division

1 game against a team in the remaining NFC divisions with the same finishing spot the previous year.

 

So 15-1 is impossible. Based on this I don't think 14-2 is possible either but 13-3 would be.

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