Geneaut

Still in the playoff hunt?

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On 12/12/2018 at 4:10 PM, Geneaut said:

Don't shoot the messenger! Just posting what I found.

https://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/nfl/cardinals/2018/12/12/absurd-way-atlanta-falcons-can-make-nfl-playoffs/2282852002/

At first glance, Sunday's Arizona Cardinals at Atlanta Falcons game appears to be the least interesting one on the NFL's schedule.

A closer look, however, reveals two things: the loser is in great shape to secure a top-four (or higher) draft pick; and, by winning, the Falcons keep alive their faint hopes of making the playoffs. 

Yes, the 4-9 Atlanta Falcons are actually still mathematically alive for the sixth and final spot in the NFC playoff bracket. They have less than a 1 percent chance, according to fivethirtyeight.com, but they still have a chance.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution recently charted the absurd series of events the Falcons would need to have happen in order to get to the postseason:

  • The Falcons beat the Cardinals, Panthers and Buccaneers. 
  • The Vikings lose to the Dolphins, Lions and Bears. 
  • The Packers lose to the Bears and the Lions.
  • The Eagles lose to the Rams or Texans and then lose to the Redskins. 
  • The Panthers lose to the Falcons and do no better than split with the Saints. (Yes, New Orleans and Carolina meet twice in the last three weeks of the season).
  • The Lions would have to lose to the Bills but beat the Vikings and Packers.
  • The Redskins would have to lose to the Titans and Jaguars but beat the Eagles. 
  • The Giants would have to lose to the Titans, Colts or Cowboys. 
  • The Buccaneers would have to lose to the Falcons. 

In all, 15 games would to break the Falcons way.

Lose to the Cardinals on Sunday, however, and nothing else matters.

well, stranger things have happened.   With a little luck and a wing and a prayer......that said........I'll still have to say, like I've said for many years in a row......NEXT YEAR.   been saying that since 1966 , then 1998, then two years ago.....smiln......I'm a Falcon Fan since 1966, but it wears old after a while.     Next Year for sure.   smilin

 

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5 minutes ago, olehippy13 said:

well, stranger things have happened.   With a little luck and a wing and a prayer......that said........I'll still have to say, like I've said for many years in a row......NEXT YEAR.   been saying that since 1966 , then 1998, then two years ago.....smiln......I'm a Falcon Fan since 1966, but it wears old after a while.     Next Year for sure.   smilin

 

So then...... you're like ....... 75?

.......hot diggity

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On ‎12‎/‎12‎/‎2018 at 5:14 PM, vel said:

There are some people around here who want us to back into the playoffs because "you never know what could happen!" I know exactly what would happen. We'd score 2 points. 

:lol:, so true

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