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AFC Playoff Watch: The Quest for the #1 seed

Discussion in 'Blinded by the Lombardis: Patriots Forum' started by RedOctober3829, Nov 5, 2018.

  1. SirPsychoSquints

    SirPsychoSquints Member SoSH Member

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    You should place a bet then :)
     
  2. Ed Hillel

    Ed Hillel Wants to be startin somethin SoSH Member

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    Until the QB situation is cleared up, the odds seem ok to me. Nate Sudfeld ain’t gettin’ it done in Chicago.
     
  3. mwonow

    mwonow Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Ah - I somehow blipped past the Foles injury
     
  4. DeadlySplitter

    DeadlySplitter Member SoSH Member

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    it's been awhile since a low seed made a serious run (I guess Baltimore 2012.... but I'm talking about a WC seed going all the way here). this would be the year for that for sure as any of the WC teams are capable
     
  5. SirPsychoSquints

    SirPsychoSquints Member SoSH Member

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    Options:
    1. #5 SF lose the NFCCG in 2013
    2. #4 BAL win the SB in 2012
    3. #4 NYG win SB in 2011...ugh
    4. #6 GB win SB in 2010
    5. #6 NYGJ lose AFCCG in 2010...ugh
    Edit: New Jersey team confusion corrected per comments below

    Edit2: And Baltimore
     
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  6. DrewDawg

    DrewDawg Dorito Dink SoSH Member

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    Hmm?
     
  7. Papelbon's Poutine

    Papelbon's Poutine Homeland Security SoSH Member

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    Options 2 and 3 also weren’t wild card teams if they were the 4 seed.
     
  8. E5 Yaz

    E5 Yaz Transcends message boarding Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    You have to admit, it was one unexpected run
     
  9. SirPsychoSquints

    SirPsychoSquints Member SoSH Member

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    Corrected :)
     
  10. TFisNEXT

    TFisNEXT Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Didn't BAL win the superbowl in 2012 too? Listed as them losing on option 2.
     
  11. dynomite

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    Also the Ravens won in 2012... ugh.

    As for crazy low seeded scenarios, for me nothing tops the 2008 NFCCG, where the #6 seeded 9-6-1 Eagles visited the #4 seeded 9-7 Cardinals. Much as I like the occasional upset, it was odd to watch two 9-win teams vying for a trip to the Super Bowl.
     
  12. SirPsychoSquints

    SirPsychoSquints Member SoSH Member

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    Corrected, thanks!
     
  13. Van Everyman

    Van Everyman Member SoSH Member

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    Agreed but winning the game away in the AFCCG would be the third for Reich.
     
  14. ObstructedView

    ObstructedView Member SoSH Member

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    At first glance I thought you were being awfully harsh in your characterization of the Indy regime.
     
  15. fiskful of dollars

    fiskful of dollars Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Poland, Czechoslovakia sure but Russia is tough at home.
     
  16. E5 Yaz

    E5 Yaz Transcends message boarding Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    It's all about the banners
     
  17. Super Nomario

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    You're misremembering that Denver squad defensively. Von Miller got hurt and missed half the season and that was pre-Talib (he was on the Pats) so that was a below-average unit (finished 22nd in points, 19th in yards). The exceptional Denver D was only really a two-year phenomenon: 2015 and 2016.

    You're not wrong about the Pats but they were healthier at the end of the year than at the beginning. Amendola and Vereen both got hurt Week 1 (and Gronk was already hurt) so they were running out Bolden, Dobson / Thompkins, and Hoomanwanui for a few weeks. Gronk got hurt again later but 'Dola and Vereen were back so the O was a lot better late in the season. They averaged 19 points per game the first five weeks but over 30 points a game from Week 6 on.
     
  18. AB in DC

    AB in DC OG Football Writing Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    I would. The Eagles' point differential is only +19 (367-348), and that's with two games against the QB-less Redskins. Only three of their wins were by more than a TD (those two plus one against the Giants). Yes, they had the one great win against the Rams, but they were swept by Dallas and got slaughtered by the Saints

    The Bears are +138 (421-283) with six wins by more than a TD, and their four losses were by 1, 3 (OT), 7, and 3 (OT).

    I would expect the Bears to beat the Eagles at home about 8 times out of 10. no doubt.
     
  19. dynomite

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    Yes I was going to say the same. Plus Blount and Ridley combined for more than 1,500 yards and 14 TDs.

    It’s an almost eerily similar situation, actually: we’re the #2 seed because of a gut wrenching late season loss in Miami, while the #1 seed is an historic offensive juggernaut AFC West team that we beat in Foxboro by a FG in a dramatic regular season game on Sunday Night Football.

    Hopefully things end differently this year...
     
  20. chilidawg

    chilidawg Member SoSH Member

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    Not even close. Sharpen it up.
     
  21. Marciano490

    Marciano490 Urological Expert SoSH Member

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    That was an amazing run. All the better for being in threes.
     
  22. eustis22

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    Gold.
     

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