NFC Remaining Opponents Schedule Strengths

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NFC EAST
GIANTS 29 - 28 .509
EAGLES 29 - 28 .509
COWBOYS 33 - 32 .508
REDSKINS 34 - 23 .596

NFC NORTH
BEARS 29 - 34 .460
VIKINGS 28 - 36 .438
PACKERS 33 - 31 .516
LIONS 28 - 28 .500

NFC SOUTH
SAINTS 31 - 31 .500
FALCONS 30 - 34 .469
PANTHERS 30 - 26 .536
BUCS 35 - 27 .565

NFC WEST
SEAHAWKS 26 - 35 .426
RAMS 31 - 32 .492
49RS 36 - 26 .581
CARDINALS 29 - 26 .527

We’ve known the Bears and Seahawks have always had that easy schedule, in the Seahawks case I’d say it’s the only reason they’ll make the playoffs. The team that stands out is the Vikings, who already have the 2nd easiest road ahead, and when you consider that they play the Pats and Bears it means 8 of their remaining 10 games are against opponents with a combined record of 17-35. The Vikes are easily an 11-5 team.
 

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I think these records are a little decieving now but they should widen out in a couple of weeks. IMO we need this win Sun to help us get one step closer to winning the South. Their is no reason that if we want it bad enough we should not win it. We all must remember the Panthers, Falcons and TB have to play all but two of the same teams we play. We need to take care of our buisness and I think that we will not have a problem getting the South.

Saints GB and SF
Panthers Rams and Minn.
Falcons Cards. and Det.
TB Sea. and Chi.
 
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Its not improbable that Chicago/Minnesota and St.Louis/Seattle lock up 4 playoff spots...

We've got to win our division.
This is true. With the way the schedules are it's possible that an 11-5 or even a 12-4 team will find themselves on the outside looking in.
 

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This is true. With the way the schedules are it's possible that an 11-5 or even a 12-4 team will find themselves on the outside looking in.
I do not believe that any 11-5 team has ever missed the playoffs.

I know that 10-6 doesn't always get it done, because that was the case when we were in the NFC West (with the 49'ers) back in the mid-80's to early 90's.
 
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I don't recall if an 11-5 team ever missed out. When the Saints missed with that 10-6 record I believe there were only 10 teams in the playoffs, so if an 11-5 team did miss I'd think it would have been before the playoffs went to 12 teams.
 
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I don't recall if an 11-5 team ever missed out. When the Saints missed with that 10-6 record I believe there were only 10 teams in the playoffs, so if an 11-5 team did miss I'd think it would have been before the playoffs went to 12 teams.
Yep, that's right. It's highly improbable for us to go 10-6 and miss the playoffs with 12 playoff teams. 11-5 will do it; 10-6 will 99 times out of 100.
 
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Under the current circumstances, I don't think we get in at 10-6, maybe not even at 11-5. A lot depends on just how bad some of these lower teir teams are. If the NFC is going to continue to feast on the Cards, 9rs, Lions and Skins and if the AFC bottom feeders keep rolling over then history be damned, an 11-5 or 12-4 team is going to be watching the playoffs on TV.
 

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No way that a team can go 11-5 or 12-4 and miss the playoffs.

Prove it. with 6 out of 16 teams in the playoffs.

There is just about no mathematical way that an 11-5 or 12-4 team can lose out.

10-6 now thats another thing.
 

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No way that a team can go 11-5 or 12-4 and miss the playoffs.

Prove it. with 6 out of 16 teams in the playoffs.

There is just about no mathematical way that an 11-5 or 12-4 team can lose out.

10-6 now thats another thing.
Even at 10-6 its still rare. The only time I can really recall this would be the Dolphins in 03. So, if a team wins more than 10 games, its almost impossible to not be in.
 
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No way that a team can go 11-5 or 12-4 and miss the playoffs.

Prove it. with 6 out of 16 teams in the playoffs.

There is just about no mathematical way that an 11-5 or 12-4 team can lose out.

10-6 now thats another thing.
It's clearly mathematically possible, just consider a case where 8 NFC teams are 12-4 and the other 8 are 4-12. That's an extreme example but it will serve as a proof. But we don't have to see such extreme numbers to make it possible, not when you consider that 2 division winners can get in with records worse than 12-4, conceivably even losing records. In such a case, there would only need to be 5 teams at 12-4 or better to keep one out.
 

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