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Surprised there hasn't been a playoff format change thread

Discussion in 'NFL Football Forum' started by msgkings322, Apr 8, 2020.

  1. msgkings322

    msgkings322 Throbbing Member

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    So here it is.

    Maybe it's not a big deal to everyone, so not much to argue about?

    7 teams from each conference are now playoff teams, only the #1 seed gets a bye, the other 3 division winners play the 3 wild cards.

    I'm cool with it.
     



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  2. msgkings322

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    Will there ever be a division where all 4 teams make the playoffs (all 3 WCs)? Probably technically impossible.
     
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    Yes.
     
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    I'm good with it. 2 major positives and 1 minor negative.

    Positives

    1) More playoffs implications games late in the season with only 1 team getting the bye

    2) More football WC weekend. The fans win. Triple header on Saturday and Sunday. How can you be mad?

    Negative

    The years where you have 2 teams tied for the same record and the bye week comes down to some silly tiebreaker rule will be a bummer
     
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    Not a fan of it. Recent history has trended towards those top 2 teams getting huge advantage with the bye and now the top seed is going to be at an extremely large advantage.
     
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    Its interesting because its been very rare in recent years that a team has reached the Super Bowl when playing on Wild Card Weekend. I think the 2012 Ravens were the last team to get there without a bye. So now that only 1 seed gets a bye in each conference it will be interesting to see if that still holds true.
     
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    Yes technically impossible? Or yes it will happen?

    I don't see how the 2, 3, and 4 teams in a division can all have better records than the remaining 9 non-division winners. They play each other twice each year, and those other nine surely can't all suck. Let's say that division has every team go 1-1 vs each other. So that's 3 losses each and 3 wins each. Wouldn't those three all have to go like at least 7-3 in their non division games?

    I'm not going to figure out the math but I guess it's technically possible but practically no way.
     
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    It is possible. Unlikely but possible if the last place team goes 8-8
     
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    So all the other 9 teams are 8-8 (losing tiebreakers) or worse? Yes technically possible, but about as likely as two teams going 16-0 one year.
     
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    It's mathematically possible. NFC West would have as good a shot as any division to claim first dibs.

    8-8 has a shot at a WC in this system. It would be really unlikely for all 4 to make it, but it's not impossible.
     
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    It nearly happened in 2013 (in terms of record) in the NFC west.

    Seattle 13-3
    San Fran 12-4
    Zona 10-6
    Rams 7-9

    Of course, a lot needs to happen in the other divisions for all 4 to make it but I think it is possible. That year they nearly had the perfect formula for the other 12 teams in the NFC. The NFC South ruined everything that year.
     
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    1 seed: Eagles 16-0
    5 seed: Redskins 14-2
    6 seed: Giants 12-4
    7 seed and one and done I the playoffs again: Dallas 0-16 I mean 10-6

    Doable.
     
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    Foles get traded back?
     
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    The year after he'll be back where he belongs in Philly.

    It was nice of the Jags and Bears to keep him away from the real teams for a couple seasons.
     
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    I really haven't given it much thought but off the top of my head, I would think a tie game or 2 coming into play might increase the chances of one div getting 4 teams in. One of you math geniuses figure it out though. I'm way too tired amd lazy.
     
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    :laugh3:
     
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    Schmoopy1000 When all else fails, Smack em' in the Mouth!

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    2014 AFC North came close too
    4th place Cleveland was 7-9 & last wild card was 9-7 (although there were a couple of 9-7 teams)
     
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    1997 NFCC had four but there was 5 in each division

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    didnt do them any good broncos won it all:suds:
     
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    So you have 4 teams in a division. They beat up on each other and split all their games against each other. That is 3-3.

    Now, you have well, I don't know, are we going to a 17 game format? If so, you have 11 other non-division games, and that division is just heads and shoulders above everyone else. They win all their games against everyone else.

    Every team in that division would be 14-3. I can see how all 4 could make it, very unlikely though.
     
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    it doesn't matter to me. more playoff games is good for the fans i suppose