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I'm looking at these teams...

I really don't see the Rams, Vikings, Packers, or Eagles (without McNabb) going to the Playoffs...

I also just can't see the 49ers going...

That leaves a total of 7 teams. If we beat Atlanta on Sunday, they'd need to gain 3 games on us to beat us...

I really think that if we can win Sunday we'll be on the easy road to the Playoffs...

Of course we'll need to win a few more, but we'd have to be horrible to not make the Playoffs...

So I see Sunday's game as pretty darn big...
 

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I agree totally. Eagles aren't going now after losing McNabb.

That leaves this.

NFC North- Bears going, #1 seed, Vikes imo are not in Playoff picture after last loss.
NFC East - Dallas and New York going, fight for div. Philly is done
NFC West - Seattle goes, still has games against Denver and SD.
NFC South- Carolina, NO, and Atlanta still have a shot. I think if we win against Falcons the playoff picture becomes much clearer on atleast who is going.
 

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The other reason that this game is so important is that the Saints need to prove that the Monday night game was no fluke. That would accomplish a lot for the team's confidence and reputation.
 

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Not to mention the saints to regain some of the swagger and us fans need something to heal our wounds with...
 

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I'm looking at these teams...

I really don't see the Rams, Vikings, Packers, or Eagles (without McNabb) going to the Playoffs...

I also just can't see the 49ers going...

That leaves a total of 7 teams. If we beat Atlanta on Sunday, they'd need to gain 3 games on us to beat us...

I really think that if we can win Sunday we'll be on the easy road to the Playoffs...

Of course we'll need to win a few more, but we'd have to be horrible to not make the Playoffs...

So I see Sunday's game as pretty darn big...



incase you missed it the 49ers are 5-5 one game behind Seattle for division. Philly is 5-5 and St. Louis is 4-6 and can get hot anytime. One of these teams will be in the playoffs.

Every week i see posts about this team and that team , this scheduel/that schedule when all we need to focus on is our games and opposition. The rest of the stuff will work itself out.
 

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incase you missed it the 49ers are 5-5 one game behind Seattle for division. Philly is 5-5 and St. Louis is 4-6 and can get hot anytime. One of these teams will be in the playoffs.
I disagree. I dont think any of those 3 will. Unless Dallas suffers a huge collapse, and one of those teams slides in.
 

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""I really think that if we can win Sunday we'll be on the easy road to the Playoffs""


WOW, what are you smoking????
 

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incase you missed it the 49ers are 5-5 one game behind Seattle for division. Philly is 5-5 and St. Louis is 4-6 and can get hot anytime. One of these teams will be in the playoffs.

Every week i see posts about this team and that team , this scheduel/that schedule when all we need to focus on is our games and opposition. The rest of the stuff will work itself out.
Wins the next two weeks, besides the obvious benefit of extra marks in the win column, would give us tiebreakers over two more teams competing for wildcards.

Check out Philly and St. Louis's schedules. Not pretty. The Niners and Rams play each other this week, so one will take a hit. The Rams also still have to play the Bears. Philly, who we also have a tiebreaker over, still has to play at Indy, at NYG, and at Dallas. They won't be in the playoffs.

I agree with you that winning is the key. We're in control of our destiny at this point, and we've only got one NFC loss. We need to keep it that way.
 

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stupid bye week
stupid turnovers
stupid slumping opponents
stupid afc north (minus Browns)
stupid nagging injuries
stupid BCS
ummmm..... Falcons are stupid :)
They fit in the slump/injury category

Time to break the trend with a familiar opponent.
Hopefully Vick is ripe for a 2 game sweep from Brees.

In the end, stupid mistakes lose games. We limit those
and we can hang with anyone.
Simple as that. Win one and a streak will be on the way.
If we finish 3-3, (.500) That's a playoff spot.
 
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incase you missed it the 49ers are 5-5 one game behind Seattle for division. Philly is 5-5 and St. Louis is 4-6 and can get hot anytime. One of these teams will be in the playoffs.
No. Without McNabb the Eagles are done. If you don't think we can beat SF then I don't see a point in even playing anymore this season. And St. Louis is not very good either...


Every week i see posts about this team and that team , this scheduel/that schedule when all we need to focus on is our games and opposition. The rest of the stuff will work itself out.
Yeah, that's still the bottom line... Win this game and things will work out nicely...
 

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I don't know why everyone is saying the Vikings are out it. Most everyone seems to think at least one 9-7 team is going to make the playoffs.

I see the Vikings making a nice run with this schedule:
Nov 26 Arizona 1:00pm
Dec 3 @Chicago 1:00pm
Dec 10 @Detroit 1:00pm
Dec 17 N.Y. Jets 1:00pm
Dec 21 @Green Bay 8:00pm
Dec 31 St. Louis 1:00pm

The Bears looks like an unwinnable game but the Vikings almost, and should have, beat the Bears in the first meeting. Plus the Vikings just got their best WR back from an injury. I wouldn't rule out a team that has the #1 rush defense and a solid offensive line just yet.

They are giving up 59.6 yards rushing per game, that is less than the 2000 Ravens defense and if they finish the year with a number like that they would be the first team since the 2000 Ravens to give up less than 80 yards per game.

They score points on special teams, they have a decent running game and if Troy Williamson ever decides to quit dropping passes they could be deadly.
 
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I don't know why everyone is saying the Vikings are out it. Most everyone seems to think at least one 9-7 team is going to make the playoffs.

I see the Vikings making a nice run with this schedule:
Nov 26 Arizona 1:00pm
Dec 3 @Chicago 1:00pm
Dec 10 @Detroit 1:00pm
Dec 17 N.Y. Jets 1:00pm
Dec 21 @Green Bay 8:00pm
Dec 31 St. Louis 1:00pm

The Bears looks like an unwinnable game but the Vikings almost, and should have, beat the Bears in the first meeting. Plus the Vikings just got their best WR back from an injury. I wouldn't rule out a team that has the #1 rush defense and a solid offensive line just yet.

They are giving up 59.6 yards rushing per game, that is less than the 2000 Ravens defense and if they finish the year with a number like that they would be the first team since the 2000 Ravens to give up less than 80 yards per game.

They score points on special teams, they have a decent running game and if Troy Williamson ever decides to quit dropping passes they could be deadly.
Guess it could happen, but they need to turn it around very quickly having lost 4 straight. They've been outscored on the season by 15 points, only scored 47 points total in the last 4 weeks, and they're on the bad side of the turnover margin for those 4 games (-7).

Like King wrote yesterday:
...They say if you can run and stop the run, you'll have the foundation of a great team. Well, Minnesota's got the stingiest run defense in football, and free-agent find Chester Taylor's on pace for a 1,380-yard rushing season. And the Vikings are in free-fall mode....
 

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Guess it could happen, but they need to turn it around very quickly having lost 4 straight. They've been outscored on the season by 15 points, only scored 47 points total in the last 4 weeks, and they're on the bad side of the turnover margin for those 4 games (-7).

Like King wrote yesterday:

They have to win this week against the Cardinals and I think they will pound them in the ground before going to Chicago. I think there defense is good enough to make Grossman have another blow up game and if they pull the upset then look out, if not they could easily put a long win streak together but it would make every game a must win. Without a doubt they are on the outside looking in at this point but something as small as Troy Williamson simply not dropping passes is all it would take to make this team a force in the NFC.

I also think the Rams still have a shot to make a run. They have played like crap and I think they are a bad team but when you play the Raiders, Cardinals, 49ers and Redskins going down the stretch then it is very possible. If they just beat those teams then they will be sitting at 8-8. I think the Vikings /Rams game will have playoff implications for at least 1 team at the end of the year.

It just shows how bad the NFC is when I have to pick two teams that have lost a combined 9 in a row to come out from the middle of the pack to make a playoff run.

I would say the 49ers could put together a run but until they can go on the road and keep a game close, much less win they are not a threat, especially with 4 of their last 6 games on the road and 3 of those games coming with teams that have a 6-4 record or better.
 

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I'm not going to even worry about what other teams are doing. If I figured things out correctly, the Saints control their own destiny. There's 6 games left this season and if we win them all the worse we can do is get the second seed in the playoffs. Can we win all six games? Yes we can but actually doing it is a whole other thing. I won't start worrying about what everyone else is doing until its absolutely necessary. We just have to take care of our own business.
 

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