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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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Re: Playoff scenarios

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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Re: Playoff scenarios

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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Re: Playoff scenarios

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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Re: Playoff scenarios

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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Re: Playoff scenarios

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
More at the link:

https://zonecoverage.com/2017/vikings/a ... r-week-16/
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