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#1 ICanSleepWhenI'mDead

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 05:00 PM

that if the Jets beat the Pats tomorrow, we cannot win a 2 team tiebreaker with the Jets at the end of the regular season, no matter what else happens in the remaining regular season games?  It's true.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 05:14 PM

I can't imagine it will matter but like the optimism of thinking it might matter!

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 05:49 PM

Did you know.....

That in 1970 or 71 (can't recall which) they almost went to a coin flip to determine post season eligibility?  Came down to last game for Giants and Lions, if they both won, all the tie breakers were even, would have been a coin flip.  (There weren't nearly as many tie breakers in place back then) Both teams volunteered to play a game on the following Tuesday, to avoid the coin flip, but league said no rule are the rules.  Fortunately for the league, the Giants were upset by the Rams and coin flip went away.  That off season the league added in many more tie breaker elements so has never come close to a coin flip since.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 05:52 PM

Did you know Rex Ryan has owned the Bills since he became the coach in NY?
The tie breaker scenario is very unlikely. Besides the world is ending a couple of weeks before game 16.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 05:55 PM

Well, there's 2 ways to look at it. If the Pats win, it will help us beat out the Jets. Or if the Jets win in a fluke because we all know they suck, we get closer to the Pats and the division. I know, laugh all you want, but the Pats have to finish out with 3 division games which are never easy and some other tough ones. The 49ers being one of them. If we keep winning and they lose a few, we might still have a shot. Either way, I don't foresee the Jets continuing to win for the remaining season even if they beat the Pars this week so I'm not worried. At the end of the day, we just need to keep winning.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 05:58 PM

View PostBest Player Available, on 21 November 2012 - 05:52 PM, said:

Did you know Rex Ryan has owned the Bills since he became the coach in NY?
So he's part of Ralph's secret plan for keeping the Bills in Buffalo?

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 06:02 PM

View PostICanSleepWhenI, on 21 November 2012 - 05:58 PM, said:

So he's part of Ralph's secret plan for keeping the Bills in Buffalo?
I guess it could be used as justification to become HC in Buffalo, if he gets canned by the Jets.
What a nightmare that would be. There's not nearly enough feet in Buffalo to satisfy rex's needs.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:10 PM

If the Jets beat the Pats, we have a decent shot at winning the division. They still have to play Houston and San Francisco. If they lose both, they are 7-6, if Miami upsets them in Miami, they are 7-7 going into the final two games. If we win out, we win the division. Unlikely, sure, but I don't see the Jets as a legitimate threat for our playoff spot. I'm concerned about Indy and Cincy. Pittsburg comes back into the fold if Big Ben returns soon - and there's a decent chance he'll be back week 13.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 12:21 AM

View PostBig C, on 21 November 2012 - 07:10 PM, said:

If the Jets beat the Pats, we have a decent shot at winning the division. They still have to play Houston and San Francisco. If they lose both, they are 7-6, if Miami upsets them in Miami, they are 7-7 going into the final two games. If we win out, we win the division. Unlikely, sure, but I don't see the Jets as a legitimate threat for our playoff spot. I'm concerned about Indy and Cincy. Pittsburg comes back into the fold if Big Ben returns soon - and there's a decent chance he'll be back week 13.
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Posted 22 November 2012 - 12:51 AM

If they win, we still will likely have a better record than them (I hope) so it won't matter.