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Should playoff format change

Discussion in 'General NFL Talk' started by bigbenhotness, Feb 11, 2020 at 12:06 PM.

  1. bigbenhotness

    bigbenhotness Well-Known Member

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    Meaning division winners at 8-8 shouldnt get a home game vs a 12-4 wild card. What say you
     
  2. MojaveDesertPghFan

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    Only if they develop an algorithm that factors in the strength of schedule/record of their own Division. Look at NE all these years of having such a fluff schedule against the sorry teams in their own Division and usually finishing 12-4 or better. It's not as simple as just comparing overall Conference records. Division has to count for something. It's like the two guys being chased by a bear and one guy says I sure hope we can outrun that bear and the other guy says, forget the bear, I just hope I can outrun you! :rolleyes:
     
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  3. 86WardsWay

    86WardsWay Well-Known Member

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    Don't expect the Steelers FO to get behind this. The Rooneys know they will be able to sell a lot of hot dogs and beer behind Mikes 8-8 records.
     
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  4. Roonatic

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    I say keep it as it is. Winning your division should be awarded a home game for both the players & the fans. Wildcard? You aren't clutch & it shows.
     
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  5. 86WardsWay

    86WardsWay Well-Known Member

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    Soory, but 8-8 aint clutch what so ever especially comparing to 12-4.
     
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  6. Stone

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    The point about the fans is a good one plus, I don't think it would fair because there are wildly differing levels of talent in divisions. I have seen 8-8 or 9-7 division winners who had a tough road to get there and then I have seen 8-8 or 9-7 division winners who fell into the category of "someone has to win the division"
     
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  7. Stone

    Stone Well-Known Member

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    And BTW BBH, please change your avatar....please:cool:
     
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  8. Roonatic

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    It's all relative. If you can't win your division you deserve to be the wildcard without a home playoff game, just sayin.
     
  9. 86WardsWay

    86WardsWay Well-Known Member

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    I don't know. I kind like the Big Ben on Meth look. LOL.
     
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  10. Roonatic

    Roonatic Well-Known Member

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    Way better than the Cowpies avatar.

    What say you bbh?
     
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  11. bigbenhotness

    bigbenhotness Well-Known Member

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    Well that was a bet with steel machine haha
     
  12. Roonatic

    Roonatic Well-Known Member

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    Lol, I was looking for your take on the playoff format.
     
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  13. bigbenhotness

    bigbenhotness Well-Known Member

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    I’m leaning towards record + strength of schedule tiebreaker for seeding
     

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