Re: So we may see an 11-5 NFC South club miss the playoffs while a 7-9 NFC West club gets in!
posted at 11/24/2010 9:38 PM EST
In Response to Re: So we may see an 11-5 NFC South club miss the playoffs while a 7-9 NFC West club gets in!
[QUOTE]" one or two teams with better records than a division winner may not make the playoffs." But that has happened fairly frequently and that doesn't really cause an issue. This issue is if the division winner has a losing record. I'm also a little confused why this poster is getting worked up over something that may not happen. I suspect Seattle will win the division with a winning record. Yes, it was disappointing a couple years ago when our 11-5 team didn't get in. Is the disappointment still that bitter, a scab that can start bleeding at any moment? Not for me. I've moved on. " the only way to fix it is to blow up the divisions and have an open conference," I don't know if I agree with that. You could also keep the divisions but make a rule that no team with a losing record gets to go to the playoffs, in that case, a third wild card team would get in. Maybe wait and see how this plays out and then fuss over it in the offseason? We've got a game tomorrow baby!
Posted by BostonTrollSpanker[/QUOTE]
Seattle is 5-5
I see a hard game for them to win vs KC, who must think they HAVE to win in Seattle to stay ahead of the Chargers
I see wins for the Seahawks vs the crummy Niners and Panthers
I see losses vs Atlanta and TB
So at best going into the final game of the year they are 8-7, if they beat KC.
The last game is vs St. Louis, who has been playing very good ball of late and are only 1 game behind Seattle.
If StL beats Denver, Arizona and SF, then falls to the Saints, they have that same 50-50 game vs KC.
Best case w/ a KC win and they are 8-7
So on the last week of the season you have two teams playing for .500 to win a division and make probbaly TWO 10 win teams (Bears as well as the worst of the 3 NFC South teams) are out.
If it is an 8-8 team over a 10-6 team that is easier to handle as a fan.
The divisions are fine. The rule just needs to be put in that you need:
A.) a winning record to make the playoffs and
B.) if you are .500 team finish no more than 2 games behind another club.
That means no 11 win club will EVER miss the playoffs to a .500 team, no 7-9 team will EVER be allowed in and just once in a blue moon you'll have an 8-8 in and a 10-6 at home, which is tolerable.