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Re: Playoff scenarios

Post by 808vikingsfan » Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:21 pm

Falcons laying an egg so far. TB blowing away several opportunities against Carolina.
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Re: Playoff scenarios

Post by Husker Vike » Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:53 pm

Is it better for us to have Saints win, to keep Carolina from winning division, or have them lose ?

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Re: Playoff scenarios

Post by PurpleMustReign » Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:08 pm

S197 wrote: I think you play it like a preseason game. Rest guys who are questionable, starters play a half or so, then transition in backups.
That's how I see it as well.

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Re: Playoff scenarios

Post by 808vikingsfan » Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:26 pm

Husker Vike wrote:Is it better for us to have Saints win, to keep Carolina from winning division, or have them lose ?
The Guarantees

TB @ CAR: If the Panthers lose today we clinch a first round bye. Cheer for the Bucs.

OAK @ PHI (Monday night): The only way Minnesota can get the #1 seed is if Philly loses their final 2 games and Minnesota wins next week. Cheer for the Raiders.


The Security Blankets (in case we #### the bed next week and lose to the Bears)

ATL @ NO: If the Saints win their final 2 games they would win the NFC South, cockblocking the Panthers from potentially leaping us for the #2 seed. Cheer for the Saints.

LAR @ TEN: If the Panthers win the NFC South and the Vikings/Rams/Panthers end up in a 3-way tie at 12-4, the Panthers' head-to-head win over us is negated and we would get the #2 seed. Thus, the Rams winning their final 2 games would clinch the #2 seed for us. Cheer for the Rams.


The "who would you rather see in the playoffs?"

DET @ CIN: Detroit lost to ATL, CAR, & NO, so their only chance to make the playoffs is to win out & have Atlanta lose out. A Lions loss eliminates them from contention. Toss up.

SEA @ DAL: This game may ultimately become meaningless, as it's a late afternoon game and if the Falcons & Panthers win earlier in the day both teams will be eliminated. The loser of this game is eliminated from playoff contention, the winner could stay alive but needs to also win week 17 and hope for 2 ATL losses and one Lions loss (either this week or next). Toss up.
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Re: Playoff scenarios

Post by petev_sj » Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:37 pm

Bucs leading. This is the most important game for me.

It's almost a guarantee that the Wentzless Eagles are a 1 and done team in the playoffs. So getting the 2nd seed means home field advantage thru out.

Panthers lose, Vikings should rest all the starters. Start planning for the playoffs.

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Re: Playoff scenarios

Post by S197 » Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:04 pm

Stupid bucs.

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Re: Playoff scenarios

Post by akvikingsfan » Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:06 pm

S197 wrote:Stupid bucs.
35 seconds and 2 timeouts to get a field goal. There's still a chance.

Edit: whoops they only have 1 timeout

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Re: Playoff scenarios

Post by S197 » Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:23 pm

Here's the scenario for a bye, if any ONE of these happen, Vikings get a bye with #2 seed:

Vikings beat Chicago
Rams beat 49ers
Saints beat Bucs
Falcons beat Panthers

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Re: Playoff scenarios

Post by cstelter » Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:10 pm

S197 wrote:Here's the scenario for a bye, if any ONE of these happen, Vikings get a bye with #2 seed:

Vikings beat Chicago
Rams beat 49ers
Saints beat Bucs
Falcons beat Panthers
And of course level up if we beat CHI *and* the Eagles lose two.
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Re: Playoff scenarios

Post by Husker Vike » Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:43 pm

We will be no worse than a #3 seed if we lose, and the Saints lose, and the Panthers win .Much rather have the bye week.

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Re: Playoff scenarios

Post by Raptorman » Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:15 pm

As long as the Vikings beat the Bears one of 3 teams will be coming to MN to play. Panther, Saints, or Rams. This is assuming the number 2 seed.
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Re: Playoff scenarios

Post by PurpleKoolaid » Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:20 pm

Will ATL have anything to play for against the Panthers next week?

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Re: Playoff scenarios

Post by S197 » Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:40 pm

PurpleKoolaid wrote:Will ATL have anything to play for against the Panthers next week?
Yup, one remaining playoff spot on the NFC side. It's either falcons or Seahawks.

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Re: Playoff scenarios

Post by Raptorman » Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:50 am

S197 wrote: Yup, one remaining playoff spot on the NFC side. It's either falcons or Seahawks.
The only thing not set other than the 6th team is the seeding. Some of that may be taken care of tomorrow. Of course if the Raiders manage to beat the Eagles, then all seeds will be set next week. Helluva thing.
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Re: Playoff scenarios

Post by 84BreaksAnkles » Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:01 am

Guys.. I see a lot of fretting over the #1 seed and homefield advantage...

Honestly, I believe it is inconsequential. Philly with Nick Foles, needed an amazing game, and a lot of luck to beat the 2-13 Giants.
Bottom line for me, is that I see NO, LA, ATL, CAR, even SEA being able to go into Philly and end their season. So even if Philly manages to claw their way to victory against OAK or DAL, I don't think it bears as much weight as some would think. Even if Philly manages to win in round 2... I just feel like we can destroy that team.

The most important thing is to win against CHI in week 17. This will (in my opinion) give us the de-facto home-field advantage.

The beautiful thing about this run, is I honestly don't have that familiar fear in the back of my stomach, if this team has to face any of the NFC teams @US BANK.
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