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The Egg wrote:Remaining opponents...I'm pulling for Baltimore to get the last AFC wildcard. It's a shame the Colts can't get in as well; I think they're better than Houston despite the record.
JustAnEngineer wrote:They won't know if they're playing for that spot, at least not for sure. Just to highlight how unlikely it is, here's what needs to happen for the Browns to make the playoffs:It’s still very unlikely, but imagine the drama if the Cleveland Browns and the Baltimore Ravens end up playing for the last playoff spot in the final week of the season.
UberGerbil wrote:superjawes wrote:Browns fansThat's right...after having all the other pieces fall into place, the Browns can ONLY make the playoffs if two OTHER teams tie. (Teams playing for the same playoff spot and led by First-Year coaches with "play to win" attitudes.)
The Egg wrote:Seattle's homefield advantage is nearly as big as New Orleans. No way I'd be picking KC there, especially after the Seahawks were just humiliated.
My picks would be Tennessee, Cleveland, Indy
UberGerbil wrote:The Browns are now 5-2 under interim head coach Gregg "Bountygate" Williams and first-time play caller Freddie "Couldn't beat Florida in the SEC" Kitchens, but their 7-7-1 overall record won't get them into the playoffs.superjawes wrote:Browns fansAfter having all the other pieces fall into place, the Browns can ONLY make the playoffs if two OTHER teams tie.
TheEmrys wrote:For once, the last game of the season will be pretty meaningful for quite a few teams. Still love how the AFC West is still up for grabs with a first round bye on the line.
The Egg wrote:I think the Saints will still play to win, and like I said, some of those 3rd stringers could use easy experience. I won't pick New England because I hate that team, and I'm not going to pick Houston when the Jaguars can be such a perfect spoiler. The Steelers are a mess right now, so I wouldn't count on them to beat the Bengals. The Broncos beat the Chargers in Week 11, and this game is at Mile High.Erm....why pick the Saints (who will probably be playing 3rd stringers), when there's so many other easy choices? New England and Houston will be playing for a bye, so they should be very motivated. KC will be playing for homefield (and the division too). The Steelers can still win the division if Baltimore loses, and the Chargers can still steal the division as well. Since all the meaningful games are scheduled for the 4:15ET slot, nobody will be able to adjust based on results (unless it's a blowout).
superjawes wrote:In hindsight...yeah, I want to take the Chiefs. Not sure why I left them off to begin with.
Shobai wrote:That's how I'd read that, also, although I guess they didn't get "stomped" .
MileageMayVary wrote:Holy cow, that Browns@Ravens game was way too close!
The Egg wrote:MileageMayVary wrote:Holy cow, that Browns@Ravens game was way too close!
I had a feeling it would be. The Browns are a team on the rise. Only game that surprised me was Dallas, who had absolutely nothing to play for. Well, that, and the Packers getting shut out by Detroit. I’m starting to wonder if the Bears should have laid down so they could play the Vikings again next week. I can’t believe how uninspired that team played in a win-or-die game.
Congrats to superjawes Lucky Charms on defeating the Flaming Thumbtacks. I expect them to win next week at Houston as well.