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http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?page=tiebreakers

"Common opponents will now be the third tiebreaker within a division after head-to-head games and division record because each of the four teams will have 14 common games in the 16-game schedule. The owners also moved the strength-of-victory tiebreaker ahead of the strength-of-schedule tiebreaker."

Interesting change...
 

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hmmm and I was all psyched about our conference record and not so worried about losing to the AFC North
 
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yeah good thing it's only for divisional apponents... don't think it's for divisional seeding purpose's
 
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I don't think this will be relevent this year. Even if the Panthers and Saints win until the matchup on the 31st, it's a division game. Losing that game would give the edge to the Panthers in head to head and division record.
It's possible, but I can't come up with a scenario.
Regardless, it's going to take a solid mistake free play for the last 5.
That said, I'm still rooting for the Panthers to have a bad December. :D
 

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that's only the divisional tiebreaker...for wildcards the conference record is still the first tiebreaker (except for head to head if it's applicable)
 
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Which... this rule doesn't affect us now that i think about it. we're 4-1 in division so if we beat carolina then we are 5-1 in division and win the division tiebreaker b/c they would have 2 division losses, if we lose to carolina then we are swept by em and lose tie-breaker.
 

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