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An Eagles Victory tomorrow night would help Packer's Chances

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Title Town USA, Dec 25, 2006.

  1. Title Town USA

    Title Town USA Cheesehead

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    ok, so we've figured out what it takes for the packers to make the playoffs besides a win of their own against the Bears:

    1)Giants loss
    2)Rams loss OR Panthers win OR Falcons win

    The reason an Eagles win would be nice for the packers is that it would clinch the #2 seed for the Saints, and then the saints wouldn't have anything to play for against the panthers, which might help the panthers chance of winning depending on if the saints sit their starters for ANY part of the game and the fact that mentally the saints won't be into the game very much. So, an Eagles win tomorrow would strengthen the Packers playoff chances.
     
  2. packerfan1245

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    I don't get it. The panthers are in the hunt with us. Why would we want them to win? Same for the eagles. WHY?!?!?!!?!?! please some1 clarify this for me.
     
  3. Title Town USA

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    the packers can not catch the eagles due to tiebreakers, so it is a given the eagles will either win their division or be the 5 seed. The packers want the panthers to win because they own tiebreakers over them and rams if the 3 tied.
     
  4. subin

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    The Panthers are already eliminated, I believe?
     
  5. wpr

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    No they are not.

    NFC playoff standings
    Team W L T Div Conf
    z -- 1. Chicago 13 2 0 5-0 11-0
    z -- 2. New Orleans 10 5 0 4-1 9-2
    x -- 3. Dallas 9 5 0 2-3 6-4
    z -- 4. Seattle 8 7 0 3-3 6-5
    5. Philadelphia 8 6 0 4-1 7-3
    6. Giants 7 8 0 3-2 6-5
    7. Green Bay 7 8 0 4-1 6-5
    8. Carolina 7 8 0 4-1 5-6
    9. Atlanta 7 8 0 2-3 5-6
    10. St. Louis 7 8 0 2-4 5-6

    Playoff Standings

    Arizona, Detroit, Minnesota, Tampa Bay and Washington have been eliminated from playoff contention.
     
  6. CaliforniaCheez

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    You are off base.
    You want the Eagles to lose and
    the Panthers to lose and
    The Rams to lose.
     
  7. Zero2Cool

    Zero2Cool I own a website

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    Cheez, that's what I was thinking.

    PlayoffStatus.com reports each scenario with the Eagles losing against the Cowboys.

    I'm gonna have to go with them. :|
     
  8. Packersfan43084

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    how do you even know that site is credible?


    You are correct Jennings85, an Eagles win clinches a first round for New Orleans. Meaning they wouldn't be playing for all of the game.
     
  9. Zero2Cool

    Zero2Cool I own a website

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    Re: An Eagles Victory tomorrow night would help Packer's Cha

    How do you know its not? You don't. Have you checked the tie breaker rules an compared them with what they have posted? Didn't think so. Go do that then come back an try implying they are not creditable ;)
     
  10. Packersfan43084

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    Re: An Eagles Victory tomorrow night would help Packer's Cha

    All i'm saying is that you don't know who made that site. Don't base your hopes on that site that's what i'm saying.
     
  11. Zero2Cool

    Zero2Cool I own a website

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    Re: An Eagles Victory tomorrow night would help Packer's Cha

    And what I am saying is, instead of being cynical, check it out for yourself. Print off the standings, print off the tie breaker rules and check their accuracy.

    The scenarios checked out, atleast for the Packers.
     
  12. Packersfan43084

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    Re: An Eagles Victory tomorrow night would help Packer's Cha

    Ok, I'm not looking to argue with you. Our Packers are legitimate playoff contenders. We don't need to be negative with each other. :D

    Of those scenarios, do the Giants need to lose against Washington?
     
  13. Yared-Yam

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    Re: An Eagles Victory tomorrow night would help Packer's Cha

    According to that site our beloveds have a 2% shot of getting in.

    So you're tellin' me there's a chance!
     
  14. Packersfan43084

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    Re: An Eagles Victory tomorrow night would help Packer's Cha

    Case 5
    Packers beat the Bears, and
    Giants beat the Redskins, and
    Eagles beat the Falcons, and
    Saints beat the Panthers, and
    Rams beat the Vikings

    How does this one work out Zero?

    If that were to happen, the standing would look like this:

    Eagles 9-7
    Giants 8-8
    Rams 8-8
    Packers 8-8

    Considering we lost to both the Eagles and Rams, we would be done. Correct?
     
  15. longtimefan

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    Re: An Eagles Victory tomorrow night would help Packer's Cha

    Because the two teams have not played head-to-head, would have the same conference records (7-5) and would have the same record against common opponents (1-4), it would come down to strength of victory (the combined record of the opponents a team has beaten).

    New York has a considerable lead in that department but a victory over the Bears would greatly enhance Green Bay's numbers.

    There are a few scenarios in which Green Bay can overcome the Giants, but it will take some luck.

    Basically, the Packers will be cheering for the Miami Dolphins to win tonight against the New York Jets and Sunday against Indianapolis. Then if the Giants beat Washington, the Packers would also want Detroit to beat Dallas, Seattle to beat Tampa Bay, Cleveland to beat Houston, Carolina to beat New Orleans, San Francisco to beat Denver and, of course, the Vikings to beat the Rams.

    The Packers wouldn't necessarily need all those outcomes to occur, but a good number of them would be necessary in overcoming their deficit in strength of victory.

    Three-way tie: The Packers can actually overcome a head-to-head deficit with St. Louis this way.

    If the Packers tied with the Rams and Atlanta or Carolina they would win a tie-breaker based on a superior conference record over the other two.

    Were they to tie with the Giants and any of the other three teams, they would wind up in the strength of victory tie-breaker with New York for the final spot.

    The others would be eliminated because the Packers and Giants have a superior conference record at 7-5.
     
  16. Zero2Cool

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    Re: An Eagles Victory tomorrow night would help Packer's Cha

    I'm not arguing. You're the one who implied the site wasn't accurate ;)


    I think longtime answered this for ya
     
  17. scotty

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    I am not buying the idea that we want an Eagles win. Even ESPN's 'Last Call' reports:

     
  18. Zero2Cool

    Zero2Cool I own a website

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    Yeah, I'm no expert, but I jus don't see how the Eagles winning helps the Packers more than the Cowboys beating them.
     
  19. tromadz

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    i AM an expert, however
     
  20. Zero2Cool

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    Re: An Eagles Victory tomorrow night would help Packer's Cha

    Cool. How does the Eagles beating the Cowboys help the Packers get in opposed to the Cowboys beating them?
     
  21. tromadz

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    its easy

    ya see

    oh someones at the door, gotta go, bye
     
  22. all about da packers

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    Quiet Butters.
    :whippin:
     
  23. all about da packers

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    Re: An Eagles Victory tomorrow night would help Packer's Cha

    Have the Eagles/Giants played each other?

    If so, then a win might be hurtful if it does come down to the strength of schedule.
     
  24. Zero2Cool

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    Re: An Eagles Victory tomorrow night would help Packer's Cha

    Teams in the same division don't play one another. Silly Cannuck.
     
  25. all about da packers

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    There in the same division now? :|

    God, I'm so tired and lost.
     

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