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Haven't seen it yet, so here is my feeble attempt, corrections welcome.

Chicago 7-1 at NY Giants 6-2: Because we play the Giants later this season, you have to pull for them. If they beat Chicago, then that gives us a better chance to lock home field throughout the playoffs when we play them since we don’t go head to head with Chicago (Best case scenario). It very unlikely that the Bears will finish less than 11-5, 13-3 is more like it with their schedule, so we need them to lose against the few good teams remaining on their schedule because they will get a 1 or 2 seed going in to the playoffs. The Giants have a more difficult schedule than the Bears, but are likely to take their division. I think that when we play them, both teams have a good chance at being 10-4 or 9-5. This assumes the Saints will continue to win the games they need to win maintaining control of the NFC South. But the Giants/Saints game will definitely have playoff implications for both teams, we hope it’s for top seeding but may be to keep wildcard hopes alive.

St. Louis 4-4 at Seattle 5-3: We need the Rams to pull the upset. Seattle’s schedule looks easier than Chicago’s after this week, so they will be contenders for Home Field advantage if they win. The Rams look to be fighting for a wildcard spot, and have an easy schedule as well. With their schedules, I see both of these teams making the playoffs, so a split in the division games will go a long way to helping the Saints.

Cleveland 2-6 at Atlanta 5-3: Always pull against the Foulcons. Repeat it with me: Always pull against the Foulcons. They will be playing for a spot, whether it’s a wildcard or the division depends on our game with them in a couple of weeks. If we beat them then they will be playing Carolina for the 2 spot in the South. If we split then we will be playing Carolina for the 2 spot.

Washington 3-5 at Philly 4-4: Philly needs to lose this one; they have the easier schedule (not by much) and are more dangerous in the playoff hunt than the Skins, who have an impossible schedule for a playoff hunt (the NFC east is loaded anyway so we need them all to split their division games).

Green Bay 3-5 at Minnesota 4-4: Pull for the Packers, we beat ‘em and Minny has a better conference record with a wildcard chance. (Again I can’t stress this enough) We basically need splits in every division from here on out to help our chances if we drop any more than two or three the rest of the way.

Tampa 2-6 at Carolina 4-4: Tampa can help everybody out with a win in this one.

San Francisco 3-5 at Detroit 2-6: Futility Bowl. But pull for San Fran since we play them this year.

Dallas 4-4 at Arizona 1-7: We want Zona to win to begin the inevitable TO meltdown.

And that’s just the NFC.

As far as the AFC goes: one thing to keep in mind is, No one wants to play the Pats in the playoffs especially not in New England in January, so a slide would make everybody happy (just very unlikely) and looking at the AFC records, there will be more than one 10-6 team vying for the last wildcard spot, 3rd and 4th tier tie-breakers will be key.

What a muddy Playoff Picture it is. Thoughts anyone?
 
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:eek: I know but he ususally comes out with it by now, so Mods please delete if I'm stepping on toes here.

St. Dude's know who to pull for threads are some of the best reads on the forum, and I was jonesin' for it, and I had the time.
 
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I disagree with Seattle/St. Louis...we need Seattle to take control of that division and knock the lambs out of the Wild Card hunt.
 

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I disagree with Seattle/St. Louis...we need Seattle to take control of that division and knock the lambs out of the Wild Card hunt.


My thoughts exactly. Seattle will blow a couple of games later on. ANd lets not focus on home field right now. Lets concentrate on getting their first. St. Louis has a dinky sked too, so to have them 4-5 would be a lot better feeling.
 
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My thoughts exactly. Seattle will blow a couple of games later on. ANd lets not focus on home field right now. Lets concentrate on getting their first. St. Louis has a dinky sked too, so to have them 4-5 would be a lot better feeling.
They have light schedules after this week, but the Rams do have the tougher of the two, playing at Carolina and Minnesota, home for Chicago and Washington. Seattle plays at Denver and home for San Diego, and they have the better record right now.
 

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I'm pulling for both Chicago and Seattle for the same reasons. Another St. Louis loss does 2 things: Puts them in a hurt for a wc spot, plus they play Carolina next weekend, and if St. Louis loses this weekend, it'll be easy to root for them against the Panthers.

Chicago is going to run away with their division, so the more losses for the Giants the better.
 

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I agree with most except the Giants game. I would like the Bears to win as I think they are beatable. Playing the Giants at home is very tough (remember last season). The Giants will lose some games. So I am pulling for da Bears as I believe we can beat them
 

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St. Louis 4-4 at Seattle 5-3: We need the Rams to pull the upset. Seattle’s schedule looks easier than Chicago’s after this week, so they will be contenders for Home Field advantage if they win. The Rams look to be fighting for a wildcard spot, and have an easy schedule as well. With their schedules, I see both of these teams making the playoffs, so a split in the division games will go a long way to helping the Saints.
I disagree with this one. Let's go ahead and cede the NFC West to Seattle and hope they help knock St. Louis out of wild-card contention just in case the Saints don't hold on and win the division.
 

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:eek: I know but he ususally comes out with it by now, so Mods please delete if I'm stepping on toes here.

St. Dude's know who to pull for threads are some of the best reads on the forum, and I was jonesin' for it, and I had the time.
My sources tell me st dude's too busy sipping drinks on a private yacht to tell us who to pull for this week.
 

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My sources tell me st dude's too busy sipping drinks on a private yacht to tell us who to pull for this week.

I got back late last night. When I arrived at the boat this past Sunday in Nassau to hook up with friends, they were watching the saints who were up 31 - 14. I was a bit stunned. We then walked over from the Marina to the sportsbook at the casino to bet the later games. It certainly was a great week for know who to pull for with Dallas and Atlanta losing.

Thanks for taking over chatawaclan and you did a good job. I am not sure about the bears/giants game. I might pull for the bears. St Louis/Seattle is another tough game to call.

The good news with games like this that are hard to call, you cant get too disappointed. The worst thing that happens if Chicago wins is that the Giants lose.:D Thats not all that bad.

By the way, I did get to snorkle into the cave where they filmed Thunderball for those old enough to remember the movie and scene. Its in the Exumas near Nassau.
 
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Thanks St Dude, and I agree with the difficulty of the Bears/Giants game (hoping for tie doesn't sit well with me) so I hope for the best. Knowing the Bears have a cake walk to the playoffs, I hope for the Saints to have the best position at the end, assuming things continue to go well for us, that means not having to play in Chicago or New Jersey in January. i.e. Bears lose to NY who loses to the Saints. But that means going 5-3 or 6-2 the rest of the way for the Bless You Boys, and that's a tall order.

Here's to Home-field-throughout, but it's a longshot.
 
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