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Hines
11-22-2011, 10:44 AM
Everyone make their predictions:

http://espn.go.com/nfl/playoffs/machine


Here is who I have for the both leagues:

1) Pittsburgh- Not to be a homer, but they have an easy schedule and I think they win out and are getting healthy at the right time.
2) New England- Very easy schedule, but don't win home field due to the fact they lost to Pittsburgh.
3) San Diego- Surprise!! I think they win the division at 9-7. I don't think Rivers and company are going to be held out too long and they will finally get their act together.
4) Houston- They'll make it due to their 2 game lead and soft division. I think they go 1 and out, though.
5) Baltimore- I think they are a very dangerous team, but very inconsistent. I think they lose to San Fran and San Diego.
6) New York Jets- They seem to have an easy schedule to finish the season and should get in the dance, unless Sanchez totally bombs it away.


NFC:

1) Green Bay- Pretty easy choice here. I think they lose one game to either the Giants or the Bears(even without Cutler, yes).
2) San Francisco- I think they run the table in the NFC and only lose one game for the rest of the season to Pittsburgh.
3) New Orleans- I think they'll get hot soon and be a real contender in the NFL for the Super Bowl.
4) New York Giants- It came down to Week 17 against the Cowboys on who won the division.
5) Chicago- If Hanie plays well, they'll be in good position for a playoff spot for when Cutler gets back.
6) Atlanta- I think they could do some damage in the playoffs if they get in. It'll set up Round 3 against New Orleans.

Jvig43
11-22-2011, 10:51 AM
I think right now the Pats are in first, and if the steelers and Pats were to win out the Pats would have the #1 seed.

AFC:
1. Ravens
2. Pats
3. Houston
4. Denvaaaaaa
5. Steelers
6. Bengals


NFC

1. Packerz
2. San Fran
3. Saints
4. Dallas
5. Atlanta
6. Detroit

Going with two unlikely teams with Denver and Detroit. I more just think it would be hilarious if Tebow got the Broncos into the playoffs. I like the bears but I think the Lions get hot and Bears lose a few without Cutler to miss out on the last seed.

Hines
11-22-2011, 10:55 AM
The Steelers would get the number 1 seed due to tiebreaker.

Jvig43
11-22-2011, 10:57 AM
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d81c2d42c/article/playoff-picture-2011

I'm confused as to how that is if the Ravens aren't beating us out in the standings for first right now. Anyone know anything about this? Steelers also are only 1-2 in the division.

Hines
11-22-2011, 10:58 AM
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d81c2d42c/article/playoff-picture-2011

I'm confused as to how that is if the Ravens aren't beating us out in the standings for first right now. Anyone know anything about this? Steelers also are only 1-2 in the division.

Oh, I thought you were going by my scenario. Yeah, if Pittsburgh wins out, NE wins out, and Baltimore wins out, Baltimore has the 2 seed, and I believe NE has the 1 seed.

Ravens1991
11-22-2011, 11:02 AM
I just did the playoff calculator and if the Ravens and Pats win out the Ravens get the #1 seed.

nrk
11-22-2011, 11:09 AM
This is what I projected:

AFC
1) Pittsburgh
2) New England
3) Houston
4) Oakland
5) Baltimore
6) Cincinnati

I was surprised to see Cincinnati but their remaining schedule is pretty easy.

NFC
1) Green Bay
2) San Francisco
3) New Orleans
4) Dallas
5) Atlanta
6) Detroit

I might be putting too much faith into Romo and the Cowboys.

Sloopy
11-22-2011, 11:09 AM
I don't think any of these teams win out.

#1 Ravens
#2 Pats (these are a toss up #1 #2, whoever doesn't get the #1 definitely gets the #2)
#3 Houston no one to challenge them


#4 Denver http://www.alexismagne.com/public/fuuuuuuu.png


#5 Steelers its about time
#6 Jets squeak in

NFC
#1 Pack Duh
#2 San Fran Duh
#3 Saints Duh
#4 Giants No one to challenge them
#5 Det WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
#6 Chicago limping into the playoffs on Forte's back

coordinator0
11-22-2011, 11:10 AM
I just did the playoff calculator and if the Ravens and Pats win out the Ravens get the #1 seed.

I think that's how it would end up if both teams won out. At this point both have lost two games within the AFC and 1 to a NFC team, but since New England lost to Pittsburgh and we didn't then we would have the advantage in terms of W/L against common opponents.

Sloopy
11-22-2011, 11:15 AM
How does everyone have the Steelers going over the Ravens?

Both are 7-3

The only possible stumbling block for these teams is SF which the Ravens play at home and the Steelers play on the road.

The Ravens have the tie breaker

Ravens1991
11-22-2011, 11:16 AM
@Bengals maybe tough for baltimore. I could see the chargers giving up on Norv this season and having the Ravens beat the Chargers @ san diego

Jvig43
11-22-2011, 11:20 AM
How does everyone have the Steelers going over the Ravens?

Both are 7-3

The only possible stumbling block for these teams is SF which the Ravens play at home and the Steelers play on the road.

The Ravens have the tie breaker

I don't see it either. Ravens swept them and have a better division and conference record.

nrk
11-22-2011, 11:22 AM
I have Baltimore losing @Cinci and @San Diego and Pittsburgh only loses to 49ers to finish out.

I definitely don't see the Chargers giving up. They're still in the playoff hunt but I have them barely missing it.

Sloopy
11-22-2011, 11:29 AM
I have Baltimore losing @Cinci and @San Diego and Pittsburgh only loses to 49ers to finish out.

I definitely don't see the Chargers giving up. They're still in the playoff hunt but I have them barely missing it.

I have them missing out due to their eventual loss to the Ravens, I think that the Chargers are sunk, there is a thread right now talking about fixing them, the Ravens beat them at home.

@Cinci? I think Cinci has been long overrated all season. They take a few losses between now and the end of the season, will be out of the playoff race, and will have given up.

Shane P. Hallam
11-22-2011, 11:35 AM
Here is how mine came out:

1. Pats 13-3
2. Ravens 12-4
3. Texans 12-4
4. Broncos (ugh) 8-8
5. Steelers 12-4
6. Bengals 10-6


NFC:

1. Packers 15-1
2. 49ers 13-3
3. Saints 13-3
4. Cowboys 11-5
5. Falcons 11-5
6. Giants 10-6

brat316
11-22-2011, 11:39 AM
1. Pitt 12-4(49ers playing Smash mouth and Tough D)
2. NE 12-4(TEBOW MAGIC)
3. Hou 11-5
4. Den 10-6
5. Bali 11-5
6. Oak 10-6


1. GB 16-0 (might lose last game vs Det)
2. 49ers 15-1
3. NO 12-4
4. Dallas 10-6
5. Atl 11-5
6. Det 10-6(Sorry Chi, losing Cutler hurts finish 10-6)

brat316
11-22-2011, 11:41 AM
Here is how mine came out:

1. Pats
2. Ravens
3. Texans
4. Broncos (ugh)
5. Steelers
6. Bengals


NFC:

1. Packers
2. 49ers
3. Saints
4. Cowboys
5. Falcons
6. Giants

How you going to have Steelers lose the Bungles? Its possible, but can't happen, we go from 1/2 seed to 5/6.

EAST ATL Zone 6
11-22-2011, 11:42 AM
NFC:
1. Green Bay Packers
2. San Francisco 49ers
3. New Orleans Saints
4. Dallas Cowboys
5. New York Giants
6. Detroit Lions

AFC:
1. New England Patriots
2. Baltimore Ravens
3. Houston Texans
4. Oakland Raiders
5. Pittsburgh Steelers
6. New York Jets

nrk
11-22-2011, 11:42 AM
I have them missing out due to their eventual loss to the Ravens, I think that the Chargers are sunk, there is a thread right now talking about fixing them, the Ravens beat them at home.

@Cinci? I think Cinci has been long overrated all season. They take a few losses between now and the end of the season, will be out of the playoff race, and will have given up.

It's not so much the Chargers but the division they play in. I don't trust any of those teams. Palmer and the Raiders? Tebow and the Broncos? Palko and the Chiefs? I have Raiders keeping their lead in the division, but I don't know what to expect from Palmer in the upcoming weeks. No faith in Tebow. Other than @Chi and @ New England, which aren't easy places to travel to, all their loses have been close. The Chargers know they still have post-season hopes and they definitely won't quit on them. They still have a good offense and I don't like Baltimore on the road at all.

Cinci definitely hasn't beat a lot of quality teams. But they've played quality teams close. They lost to Baltimore just this last week only by 7 points, with an overturned but obvious td that would have tied the game . I don't think it's out there to think Cinci will get the win at home. They will play hard for that playoff spot, their remaining schedule is really easy. They need that win.

Baltimore's loses all have been to teams they shouldn't have lost to, and on the road.

Sloopy
11-22-2011, 11:47 AM
It's not so much the Chargers but the division they play in. I don't trust any of those teams. Palmer and the Raiders? Tebow and the Broncos? Palko and the Chiefs? I have Raiders keeping their lead in the division, but I don't know what to expect from Palmer in the upcoming weeks. No faith in Tebow. Other than @Chi and @ New England, which aren't easy places to travel to, all their loses have been close. The Chargers know they still have post-season hopes and they definitely won't quit on them. They still have a good offense and I don't like Baltimore on the road at all.

Cinci definitely hasn't beat a lot of quality teams. But they've played quality teams close. They lost to Baltimore just this last week only by 7 points, with an overturned but obvious td that would have tied the game . I don't think it's out there to think Cinci will get the win at home. They will play hard for that playoff spot, their remaining schedule is really easy. They need that win.

Baltimore's loses all have been to teams they shouldn't have on the road.

Yes but Pit also only beat them by 7 and while you can say the there was a TD that could have been, you could argue that if Smith would have had another TD if the guy hadn't grabbed him by his hair.

Pit plays San Fran on the road and could equally lose to Cinci, still don't see what puts them over the Ravens in the following weeks

Hines
11-22-2011, 11:49 AM
Yes but Pit also only beat them by 7 and while you can say the there was a TD that could have been, you could argue that if Smith would have had another TD if the guy hadn't grabbed him by his hair.

Pit plays San Fran on the road and could equally lose to Cinci, still don't see what puts them over the Ravens in the following weeks

Curtis Painter will beat the Ravens....

nrk
11-22-2011, 11:50 AM
Yes but Pit also only beat them by 7 and while you can say the there was a TD that could have been, you could argue that if Smith would have had another TD if the guy hadn't grabbed him by his hair.

Pit plays San Fran on the road and could equally lose to Cinci, still don't see what puts them over the Ravens in the following weeks

You're kind of arguing for me. Cinci isn't that bad. It's hard to believe they're good as their record indicates with Andy Dalton leading that team though. However, the last game between Cinci and Pitt is in Pittsburgh. I give the Steelers the nod playing at home. I also have them losing to San Fran but that will be their only loss. Baltimore with having 2 losses to finish, Pittsburgh jumps them.

Shane P. Hallam
11-22-2011, 11:52 AM
How you going to have Steelers lose the Bungles? Its possible, but can't happen, we go from 1/2 seed to 5/6.

I didn't have the Steelers losing to the Bengals.

Sloopy
11-22-2011, 11:57 AM
You're kind of arguing for me. Cinci isn't that bad. It's hard to believe they're good as their record indicates with Andy Dalton leading that team though. However, the last game between Cinci and Pitt is in Pittsburgh. I give the Steelers the nod playing at home. I also have them losing to San Fran but that will be their only loss. Baltimore with having 2 losses to finish, Pittsburgh jumps them.

Well, regardless it will be close and will come down to a few games. I personally see the Ravens taking San Fran at home seeing as they have played lights out against big teams @home (and big teams in general) I don't see them losing to the Chargers AND the Bengals (if either)

So if they lose to one and Steelers lose to San Fran on the road and the Ravens drop one of those two, they take the tie breaker.

Ravens could also win out in my mind.

nrk
11-22-2011, 12:00 PM
Well, regardless it will be close and will come down to a few games. I personally see the Ravens taking San Fran at home seeing as they have played lights out against big teams @home (and big teams in general) I don't see them losing to the Chargers AND the Bengals (if either)

So if they lose to one and Steelers lose to San Fran on the road and the Ravens drop one of those two, they take the tie breaker.

Ravens could also win out in my mind.

Oh it's definitely close, only by 1 game according to my projections. I projected Baltimore over San Fran as well. It was Pittsburgh who I was referring to when I said they lose to the 49ers.

brat316
11-22-2011, 12:01 PM
I didn't have the Steelers losing to the Bengals.

Da Browns ? Even worse.

BradysKnee
11-22-2011, 12:22 PM
AFC:

1. Pitt
2. NE
3. OAK
4. HOU
5. BAL
6. CIN

NFC:

1. SF
2. GB
3. NO
4. DAL
5. DET
6. ATL

Rosebud
11-22-2011, 12:41 PM
NFC
9ers
Packers
Saints
Giants
Bears
Falcons

AFC
Patriots
Ravens
Houston
Raiders
Steelers
Bengals

huh, that worked out weird.

Shane P. Hallam
11-22-2011, 12:42 PM
Da Browns ? Even worse.

Nope, keep trying I guess.

brat316
11-22-2011, 12:53 PM
Nope, keep trying I guess.

well 49ers is obvious I had Steelers losing to them as well....well unless the Ravens win out then it would drop us.

Flyboy
11-22-2011, 02:09 PM
NFC:

1. Green Bay Packers
2. San Francisco 49ers
3. New Orleans Saints
4. Philadelphia Eagles
5. Atlanta Falcons
6. Detroit Lions

AFC:

1. Baltimore Ravens
2. New England Patriots
3. Houston Texans
4. Oakland Raiders
5. Pittsburgh Steelers
6. Cincinnati Bengals


Don't ask me what I did, but those would be some stellar playoff games for sure.

shylo3716
11-22-2011, 02:26 PM
Here is how mine came out:

1. Pats 13-3
2. Ravens 12-4
3. Texans 12-4
4. Broncos (ugh) 8-8
5. Steelers 12-4
6. Bengals 10-6


NFC:

1. Packers 15-1
2. 49ers 13-3
3. Saints 13-3
4. Cowboys 11-5
5. Falcons 11-5
6. Giants 10-6

Who does the loss come from....Detroit NYG?

Rosebud
11-22-2011, 02:29 PM
NFC:

1. Green Bay Packers
2. San Francisco 49ers
3. New Orleans Saints
4. Philadelphia Eagles
5. Atlanta Falcons
6. Detroit Lions

AFC:

1. Baltimore Ravens
2. New England Patriots
3. Houston Texans
4. Oakland Raiders
5. Pittsburgh Steelers
6. Cincinnati Bengals


Don't ask me what I did, but those would be some stellar playoff games for sure.

what the...

Flyboy
11-22-2011, 02:38 PM
what the...

Told you not to ask.

A Perfect Score
11-22-2011, 02:59 PM
what the...

Vince Young will lead the Eagles to the promised land. He just wins games dammit.

Wait...I just had a thought...

Tebow vs VY in the Super Bowl. Think about it.

Rosebud
11-22-2011, 03:15 PM
Told you not to ask.

I know I just couldn't stop myself from posting that. It was on the internet before I could even react. But I'm on board for Tebow vs VY, ultimate win-off with Charlie Sheen doing the half time show.

mqtirishfan
11-22-2011, 03:43 PM
AFC
1) Baltimore (13-3)
2) New England (12-4)
3) Houston (9-7)
4) San Diego (8-8)
5) Pittsburgh (11-5)
6) Cincinnati (11-5)

NFC
1) Packers (16-0)*
2) 49ers (13-3)
3) Saints (12-4)
4) Giants (10-6)
5) Bears (11-5)
6) Falcons (10-6)

*Basing this solely on predicting it game by game. I think the Packers lose one, but can't really bring myself to predict a loss to any team individually.

gpngc
11-23-2011, 12:47 AM
I'm surprised that:

I keep getting the Falcons in easily.

The AFC wild card race is soooo much easier than the NFC.

SD still has a real shot. AFCW winner will probably be 8-8.

Bulldogs
11-23-2011, 12:49 AM
I'm surprised that:

I keep getting the Falcons in easily.

The AFC wild card race is soooo much easier than the NFC.

SD still has a real shot. AFCW winner will probably be 8-8.

I think they sneak in over Detroit. They will probably both finish with the same record, and correct me if I'm wrong, but don't the Falcons get in because the tiebreaker win over them?

ChiFan24
11-23-2011, 12:58 AM
Everyone that doesn't have the Bears can go straight to hell immediately.

mqtirishfan
11-23-2011, 01:05 AM
The AFC wild card race is soooo much easier than the NFC.


This. I can hardly come up with any feasible scenarios where the AFC North doesn't sweep the wild card. It's pretty much a given that the Steelers/Ravens will get one spot, and then it's almost entirely down to the Bengals and Jets. The Titans and Raiders are the only other teams I can manage to get a winning record with some tinkering.

SubNoize
11-23-2011, 02:27 AM
1. Pitts 13-3
2. NE 13-3
3.Hou 11-5
4. Oak 10-6
5. Bal 12-4
6. Cin 10-6

1. GB 15-1
2. SF 14-2
3. NO 13-3
4. NYG 11-5
5. Chi 11-5
6. ATL 11-5

Smooth Criminal
11-23-2011, 09:09 AM
How does everyone have the Steelers going over the Ravens?

Both are 7-3

The only possible stumbling block for these teams is SF which the Ravens play at home and the Steelers play on the road.

The Ravens have the tie breaker

The Ravens have lost to the Titans, Jaguars, and Seahawks. I guess people just don't trust them to win out even with the easy schedule. SF, SD, and Cincy left could easily get a loss in there.

jrdrylie
11-23-2011, 10:23 AM
1. San Francisco
2. Green Bay
3. New Orleans
4. Dallas
5. Chicago
6. Atlanta

1. New England
2. Pittsburgh
3. Houston
4. Oakland
5. Baltimore
6. Cincinnati

Shane P. Hallam
11-23-2011, 10:30 AM
Who does the loss come from....Detroit NYG?

I had the loss coming from the Giants.

Shane P. Hallam
11-23-2011, 10:31 AM
well 49ers is obvious I had Steelers losing to them as well....well unless the Ravens win out then it would drop us.

If Steelers lose to the 49ers, Ravens have to lose two games for the Steelers to win the division.

SuperPacker
11-23-2011, 11:18 AM
AFC

1. Pittsburgh Steelers
2. New England
3. Houston Texans
4. Oakland Raiders
5. Baltimore Ravens
6. Cincinnati Bengals

NFC

1. Green Bay Packers
2. San Francisco 49ers
3. New Orleans Saints
4. New York Giants
5. Atlanta Falcons
6. Detroit Lions

ATLDirtyBirds
11-23-2011, 02:22 PM
I keep getting the Falcons in easily.



Because considering our opponents, it's really tough to envision more than 2 losses the rest of the way.

shylo3716
11-23-2011, 02:51 PM
I had the loss coming from the Giants.

I couldn't agree anymore!

nepg
11-23-2011, 02:59 PM
It's broken. It projects Indy to be 1-15 if you go by Win%, but doesn't show them actually winning any games when you look at the match-ups.