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Re: Playoff scenarios

Post by cmoss84 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:22 pm

Thomas Davis just got suspended the final 2 games...which does not help Carolina at all.
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Re: Playoff scenarios

Post by dead_poet » Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:06 pm

dead_poet wrote:Tossing this nugget here: Packers re-signed QB Joe Callahan. Might be a sign that if Atlanta wins they shut Rodgers down.
Now McCarthy said Rodgers took too many hits and is "sore." Signing Callahan might have been more than a guy if Rodgers is shut down due to being eliminated. Sounds like there's a chance he doesn't play due to injury.
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Re: Playoff scenarios

Post by PurpleKoolaid » Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:10 pm

dead_poet wrote: Now McCarthy said Rodgers took too many hits and is "sore." Signing Callahan might have been more than a guy if Rodgers is shut down due to being eliminated. Sounds like there's a chance he doesn't play due to injury.
I think we win even with Erin, but they are too much like the Patriots. They are so lucky. And they would love to try and take the chance of a bye from us.

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Re: Playoff scenarios

Post by J. Kapp 11 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:12 pm

We're just a short time from the Pukers being eliminated. Atlanta just went up 10 over Tampa in the 4th.

It will be great to own those losers in Lameblow.

UPDATE: Falcons win. Good bye, Green Bay. :rofl:
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Re: Playoff scenarios

Post by TSonn » Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:41 am

I'm confident in this Vikings squad but I feel much better knowing there is a 100% chance the Packers will not be winning the super bowl in our stadium.

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Post by PurpleMustReign » Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:52 am

In Pat Summerall's voice: There will be no Packers in the playoffs!

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Re: Playoff scenarios

Post by mansquatch » Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:25 am

The first great success of playoff season. No Packers! :govikes:

Now if the hated Seahawks could be kind enough to continue their swoon for one more game, they will also be out.


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Re: Playoff scenarios

Post by S197 » Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:15 pm

TSonn wrote:I'm confident in this Vikings squad but I feel much better knowing there is a 100% chance the Packers will not be winning the super bowl in our stadium.
+100

That was literally the worst case scenario, nice to know it's now a 0% chance.

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Re: Playoff scenarios

Post by Husker Vike » Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:24 pm

I really don't mind the Lions, but I don't really want to face them in the playoffs. I don't think that there is a team that we can't beat in playoffs if we play to our capabilities.

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Post by PurpleMustReign » Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:23 pm

If the Vikings win and Carolina loses, will the Vikings clinch a first round bye?

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Post by J. Kapp 11 » Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:00 pm

PurpleMustReign wrote:If the Vikings win and Carolina loses, will the Vikings clinch a first round bye?

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Yes. We'd be no worse than 12-4 to their 11-5.

We own tiebreakers against both New Orleans and Los Angeles. One more win from us takes them out of the running for a first-round bye, no matter what they do.

But it's ours no matter what if we win out, and that's what we need to do. We don't want Carolina to sneak in at 12-4 and steal that bye.
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Re: Playoff scenarios

Post by PacificNorseWest » Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:59 pm

I really hate that loss to the Panthers. Even if Minnesota wins, they still can't clinch a bye unless Carolina loses. Even though Minnesota's schedule lines up nicely, I wish this was already handled.

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Post by TSonn » Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:10 pm

I think the Panthers will lose in Atlanta week 17. No matter what that will be an important game and I trust Matt Ryan in that game more than Cam Newton. So we'll end up the 2 seed with just one win vs GB or CHI.

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Post by PacificNorseWest » Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:12 pm

It's hard to trust the Falcons. Hope you're right though. They can beat them simply on account of it being a divisional game, but Atlanta should have blown out TB last night, but that just didn't happen. They're not quite the same team as last season and Carolina has been a hot team at the right time. I actually hope they get the 3 seed and Minnesota the 2. If Carolina wins the Wild Card round then they'd play Philly...I prefer that.

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Re: Playoff scenarios

Post by dead_poet » Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:43 pm

Rooting Guide: Week 16
That means that, combined, the Vikings want to cheer in the following ways:

The Oakland Raiders to win against the Philadelphia Eagles
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers to win against the Carolina Panthers
The Atlanta Falcons to win against the New Orleans Saints
The Tennessee Titans to win against the Los Angeles Rams
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Re: Playoff scenarios

Post by vikeinmontana » Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:22 am

just win baby
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Re: Playoff scenarios

Post by Raptorman » Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:57 am

vikeinmontana wrote:just win baby
This.

Just win and the worst they do is 2nd, the best is 1st.
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Re: Playoff scenarios

Post by mansquatch » Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:43 pm

Philly D has looked less strong the past two weeks. Game vs. OAK could be closer than one might normally expect. Unfortunately, OAK is a train wreck this season so it is entirely possible that they just decide to not show up. The Raiders are not exactly the team in the NFL most likely to play hard just for the sake of Pride.
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Re: Playoff scenarios

Post by Husker Vike » Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:13 pm

Wouldn't we want the Saints to Win so they can win the south division and keep Carolina the 5 seed?

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Re: Playoff scenarios

Post by Ohjay » Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:35 pm

Somewhat related... when are gamedays decided for the playoffs?
Some games are on saturday and some on sunday...

It's a pain for someone who wants to go but want to use as few vacation days as possible :|

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Re: Playoff scenarios

Post by S197 » Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:54 pm

Husker Vike wrote:Wouldn't we want the Saints to Win so they can win the south division and keep Carolina the 5 seed?
I think the thought process is to have a 3-way tie. In that scenario, the Vikings have the tiebreaker. Carolina alone is the only tiebreaker the Vikings do not have. (I think)

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Post by PurpleMustReign » Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:56 pm

S197 wrote: I think the thought process is to have a 3-way tie. In that scenario, the Vikings have the tiebreaker. Carolina alone is the only tiebreaker the Vikings do not have. (I think)
What is the tie breaker in a three way tie?

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Re: Playoff scenarios

Post by J. Kapp 11 » Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:53 pm

OK, here's an absolute stunner. Watch who Colin Cowherd puts as the best team in the NFL.

(Hint: They wear purple, and they're not the Ravens.)

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Post by 808vikingsfan » Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:51 pm

J. Kapp 11 wrote:OK, here's an absolute stunner. Watch who Colin Cowherd puts as the best team in the NFL.

(Hint: They wear purple, and they're not the Ravens.)
I think Cowherd says things just for shock value. Just a couple of weeks ago, he was saying the Vikings are just a good regular season team. Lots of good 'B' players but no 'A' players that can make the big plays during the playoffs.
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Post by 808vikingsfan » Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:55 pm

This could be big.
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Re: Playoff scenarios

Post by dead_poet » Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:05 am

808vikingsfan wrote:This could be big.
If we can stay healthy we can compete with anyone.
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Re: Playoff scenarios

Post by TheCoolerOne » Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:40 am

Why is there seemingly this obsession and excitement over teams' best players not playing? I'm kind of bummed Rodgers isn't going to play. He's one of the best QBs in the league, and I don't understand why we don't want to beat the best that teams have to offer. How good are we? Easier to find out playing Rodgers than Hundley.

If the Vikings play the Rams in the playoffs, and the Rams miss the game winning kick because Zeurlein wasn't kicking, I mean great, we win, but also why were the Rams attempting a game winning kick?

In the Falcons game, Julio Jones was as good as inactive, but the difference is he wasn't. Our team made him inactive, on the field. That's way more impressive, and fun, than him not playing because of a sore hip.

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Post by Just Me » Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:52 am

TheCoolerOne wrote:I'm kind of bummed Rodgers isn't going to play. He's one of the best QBs in the league, and I don't understand why we don't want to beat the best that teams have to offer. How good are we? Easier to find out playing Rodgers than Hundley.
We already did play against Rodgers (and won). It's not our fault he made a less-than-wise decision against this defense and decided to scramble outside the pocket while not throwing the ball away right away. Had he thrown the ball away when he first got outside the pocket, he probably wouldn't have been injured. I don't look at the fact that we knocked Rodgers out of the game (cleanly I might add) early in that game as somehow equating to the Vikings "only facing the backup." I look at it that the Packer's brought their best and limped away as a shell of their previous team when they got "cocky" on their offense.

So I'm neither bummed or happy. I don't think it makes any difference who the Pack play as quarterback in terms of the final outcome of this game.
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Re: Playoff scenarios

Post by PacificNorseWest » Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:29 am

TheCoolerOne wrote:Why is there seemingly this obsession and excitement over teams' best players not playing? I'm kind of bummed Rodgers isn't going to play. He's one of the best QBs in the league, and I don't understand why we don't want to beat the best that teams have to offer. How good are we? Easier to find out playing Rodgers than Hundley.
I see what you're saying, but I don't really care at this point in the season. We know the Vikings are a great team already and we know they're making the playoffs. I don't need them to be AR to prove it and I also don't mind that this game should be marginally easier, thus less taxing on a team we know will be playing into January. If Rodgers being out makes a first round bye that much more of a likelihood, then yes...the chips fell where they did and I'll take it. Two quick wins to end the season another bye to rest and then a huge game on your home turf in a month from now to further supplant the idea that Minnesota is a real threat.

I don't ever celebrate players' injuries though. I have more of an "is what it is" attitude. It happens, but I won't cheer for it or be glad that it happens because they still have to play my team and such...

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Post by PsyDanny » Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:27 pm

TheCoolerOne wrote: If the Vikings play the Rams in the playoffs, and the Rams miss the game winning kick because Zeurlein wasn't kicking, I mean great, we win, but also why were the Rams attempting a game winning kick?
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So yeah, given that the kicking game is not our strength this year, I am fine with anything that levels that playing field. After all, like AT in GB, it is just how the chips fall and is part of what we have to deal with moving forward.
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