January 1st Will Decide The Division (1 Viewer)

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I have a feeling it will be decided on January 1st when the Saints travel to Atlanta. Hope 2017 starts off right.
 

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would much rather have the division wrapped up before that but hey, pimp slapping the failclowns in their house for the division championship is cool with me. Kinda let them dream of a title and then smash their souls.
 

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For now I can't even look that far. Falcons are sitting at 6 wins which looks like they might have the division wrapped up if they keep playing well like this. At that point we would be looking at a wild card.

But all that talk is absurd right now. I just want our young team to get healthy and continue to mature and develop.
 

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Falcons schedule is as rough as ours. Maybe the division will be well in hand.

But I know a game like that would be fun to see.
 

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I hate the falclowns as much as anyone, IMHO there will be no contest for the division winner. Like I said this is just IMHO
 

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I have a feeling it will be decided on January 1st when the Saints travel to Atlanta. Hope 2017 starts off right.
It will be decided on Nov 6th if we lose to the 9ers. When you have 4 losses at week 7, every game is a must win. I'm hoping for a nice, long win streak. We haven't had one in a long time.
 

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Falcons are sitting at 6 wins which looks like they might have the division wrapped up if they keep playing well like this.
The 6 wins are meaningless right now. The losses are what you need to look at. They have 3, we have 4, and we still play them again. They also already have a division loss to the Bucs. If we both win out and we beat them that puts us ahead in the tiebreaker even though our records would be the same.
 

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The 6 wins are meaningless right now. The losses are what you need to look at. They have 3, we have 4, and we still play them again. They also already have a division loss to the Bucs. If we both win out and we beat them that puts us ahead in the tiebreaker even though our records would be the same.
Those wins are not meaningless. They literally have double the wins we have right now and that is all that matters.

Like I said I want to see our guys continue to improve. If they do that, wins will come and everything will take care of itself.
 

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I have a feeling it will be decided on January 1st when the Saints travel to Atlanta. Hope 2017 starts off right.
Awesome, I get to watch a Saints vs Failclowns game on my birthday. I hadn't realized that. Normally just get to watch college bowl games on my b'day. This will be a special treat, if we win.
 

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Surely you can't be serious. ...there is no way that's going to happen....our starters won't even be playing in that game. ..they will be resting for the playoffs
 

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Surely you can't be serious. ...there is no way that's going to happen....our starters won't even be playing in that game. ..they will be resting for the playoffs
You are not going to win out and when you lost to SD and Seattle you lost HFA. You are looking at a 3 or 4 seed if you win division(that is if I am talking to a clown fan).
 

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The schedule is what we have going for us. I feel one of two things need to happen, winning this week and against Denver or winning one and sweeping Carolina. We also need to beat Detroit week 13(that will be a win if TB wins against Chicago, a loss otherwise. Let's hope Cutler does not stay hot at TB.)

If we are 5-5, we have two winnable home games, especially against the rams as we have a trend where we are 2-0 at home against other NFC division every year since 2012 and only 1-1 once since 2009, when we ended the 1-1 rut in 2010.

We could be 7-5 and then have the bucs twice in three weeks which bodes well for us to get at least a win. If we split with the bucs we are 8-7 before Atlanta. If we sweep Carolina, we will sweep TB and be 9-6 or 10-5 before Atlanta.

Now Atlanta probably beats Philadelphia to go into the bye 7-3. But after that....

Arizona......Arizona will be on back to back road games and have Ryan's number. Arizona will likely lose at Minnesota the week before. Arizona has gone 4-0 against the NFC divisions last two years. If they beat us, they beat Atlanta. As 3-1 seems like the record they will have....since 2012:
1-3
3-1
4-0
4-0
They were 2-2 in 11, but I think they are 1-3 or 3-1. Now the combine road record with them and SF at Carolina and Atlanta:
1-3
2-2
4-0
3-1
Arizona and SF have already lost to Carolina. They are not going a combined 0-4. Also falcons have a interesting pattern since 2012 in their record against the NFC:
4-0
1-3
0-4
4-0
They already lost to Seattle and have not gone 3-1 against the other division since 2004. They are going 2-2 or 0-4. They could beat LA and one of the home games perhaps but I'm giving them a L here or week 15 against the qb that's owned them in Kaepernick. Also, them and Carolina at home against other division combined has been 2-2, 2-2, 2-2, 4-0.....not going 4-0 here and 2-2 has been a constant. They actually also have not gone 3-1 since 2005. So maybe they lose both home games?

Now we have KC.......KC has gone 4-0 against the NFC in 06, 10, and 13. They also have had no stability year to year. since 2010 they've had a different record each year in a descending order:
4-0
3-1
1-3
4-0
2-2
1-3
And they already are 1-0. If they lose at Carolina then they will lose at Atlanta. But if they lose to TB same thing could happen with Atlanta. Bucs have gone 1-1 on the road against the AFC every other year so they will win in either KC or SD. Atlanta has had this record against the AFC since 2012:
4-0
1-3
0-4
3-1
You could say they are due 4-0 but they just lost to SD so maybe they are not capable of 4-0 against the currently better conference. So that said, I could see 2-2 with them losing to KC. Also, them and Carolina at home combined since 2012 against the AFC:
3-1
2-2
1-3
3-1
....and 2-2 makes a lot of sense here. Carolina probably beats SD week 14 but it's not a given with how Rivers is playing. But they could go to 1-3(or 0-4). KC and SD on the road in that same time period:
1-3
3-1
1-3
0-4
.......2-2 does not make sense at all here. 3-1 does make sense. Even 4-0. So I'm giving Atlanta a loss here.

@LA. This was already elaborated about potentially but this game could be the death nail here. Now Seattle and LA at home combined against the other NFC division since 2012:
2-2
4-0
1-3
3-1
.....This is cut and dry and they have skipped numbers twice. They are 3-1 or 4-0. Given that it's hard to win out west for a QB, I would think that Atlanta and Carolina will have trouble. Buffalo won in LA but Buffalo also ran the ball and played good defense. You have to play defense to beat the rams and Gurley. We'll see they really should be 4-0 honestly. And LA's record against the other NFC division speaks for itself:
0-4
2-2
1-3
1-3
Now the highest they could go in 2013 was 2-2. But they've gotten better since and the run game is better. Could they lose to Carolina or Atlanta? Possibly. They will beat Carolina because of this, Carolina's overall record against other division since 2012:
2-2
2-2
2-2
4-0
.....and in 2011, 1-3. They have not even gone 3-1 since 2008. 4-0 was a fluke and odd spike. They will lose the remaining two NFC West games. Now, here is Carolina and Atlanta's record combined on the road:
4-0
1-3
0-4
4-0
.....Odd, and it would appear 0-4 or 2-2(because 3-1 has not happened since 2008). 4-0 is the highest, 0-4 is the lowest, they have gone back and forth from 1-3 to 4-0, 4-0 to 1-3, 1-3 to 0-4, 0-4 to 4-0. If this continues, 0-4 makes sense since it is possible to go 0-4 agaisnt Seattle and LA on the road. This one is the make or break game for Atlanta.

So if Atlanta loses to LA they will have three losses and be at 6 losses. If they lose even two, they will have five losses. They should lose at Carolina. If they don't then they will beat us(odd number division pattern). That means they and not us go 5-1 in division. They could possibly be at 7 losses before playing us.

Some other things to note based on teams both have played......
Oakland....we lost they won but we gave it away where they didn't but was closer with them all game and was just holding them off.
SD.........we won, they lost and some give and take here with us taking a road game each and losing at home.
Seattlle.....we won, they lost.

We lost to KC......and I think they lose to them. They won at Denver and I think(or hope) we win that. So really we are equal and also defensive play has been the same or in our favor against these three teams. We allowed less points to Seattle than they did. We got more turnovers against SD than they did. We didn't score more points against Oakland but we also allowed the same amount of TDs.

The one thing that would not be going in our favor though? The third place curse. So it's coming down to what we do these next three weeks. We must go 2-1, not 1-2 or even worse 0-3.
 

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