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    silvermane is offline Rookie
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    Don't look now...

    ...but the Detroit Lions have now won three consecutive road games. I'd say the past is behind us. This is without some of their best starters including Dre Bly, Boss Bailey, and Charles Rogers.

    They still have a tough schedule ahead and I don't think this will last long but seriously who would have guessed they would lead the division after week 5?

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    Don't look now...

    you mean there tied for the lead in the division.

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    Don't look now...

    Actually, don't the Vikes have the tiebreaker...so technically the Vikes are leading the division.
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    Don't look now...

    well, they are both 1-0 in the division, and 2-1 in the confrence...... whats hte next tie breaker? points? if so the vikes are in 1st.
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    Don't look now...

    Maybe this will help...anyone up to taking a shot at deciphering this sh*t???

    NFL Playoff Seeding Chart
    Confused about the NFL Playoff Picture? Don't worry, the seeding chart and tie-breaker rules below should clear things up for you (thanks to Ob1gui's OTHER pages, you REALLY don't have to understand all of this...)



    NFL Post Re-alignment Tie Breaker Rules
    With the NFL realigning into eight four-team divisions to accommodate the arrival of the Houston Texans, the league adopted new tiebreaking rules.

    Common opponents will now be the third tiebreaker within a division after head-to-head games and division record because each of the four teams will have 14 common games in the 16-game schedule. The owners also moved the strength-of-victory tiebreaker ahead of the strength-of-schedule tiebreaker.

    TO BREAK A TIE WITHIN A DIVISION
    If, at the end of the regular season, two or more clubs in the same division finish with identical won-lost-tied percentages, the following steps will be taken until a champion is determined.

    Two Clubs

    Head-to-head (best won-lost-tied percentage in games between the clubs).
    Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the division.
    Best won-lost-tied percentage in common games.
    Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the conference.
    Strength of victory.
    Strength of schedule.
    Best combined ranking among conference teams in points scored and points allowed.
    Best combined ranking among all teams in points scored and points allowed.
    Best net points in common games.
    Best net points in all games.
    Best net touchdowns in all games.
    Three or More Clubs
    (Note: If two clubs remain tied after third or other clubs are eliminated during any step, tie breaker reverts to step 1 of the two-club format).

    Head-to-head (best won-lost-tied percentage in games among the clubs).
    Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the division.
    Best won-lost-tied percentage in common games.
    Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the conference.
    Strength of victory.
    Strength of schedule.
    Best combined ranking among conference teams in points scored and points allowed.
    Best combined ranking among all teams in points scored and points allowed.
    Best net points in common games.
    Best net points in all games.
    Best net touchdowns in all games.
    TO BREAK A TIE FOR THE WILD-CARD TEAM
    If it is necessary to break ties to determine the two Wild-Card clubs from each conference, the following steps will be taken.

    If the tied clubs are from the same division, apply division tie breaker.
    If the tied clubs are from different divisions, apply the following steps.
    Two Clubs


    Head-to-head, if applicable.
    Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the conference.
    Best won-lost-tied percentage in common games, minimum of four.
    Strength of victory.
    Strength of schedule.
    Best combined ranking among conference teams in points scored and points allowed.
    Best combined ranking among all teams in points scored and points allowed.
    Best net points in conference games.
    Best net points in all games.
    Best net touchdowns in all games.
    Coin toss.
    Three or More Clubs
    (Note: If two clubs remain tied after third or other clubs are eliminated, tie breaker reverts to step 1 of applicable two-club format.)

    Apply division tie breaker to eliminate all but the highest ranked club in each division prior to proceeding to step 2. The original seeding within a division upon application of the division tie breaker remains the same for all subsequent applications of the procedure that are necessary to identify the two Wild-Card participants.
    Head-to-head sweep. (Applicable only if one club has defeated each of the others or if one club has lost to each of the others.)
    Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the conference.
    Best won-lost-tied percentage in common games, minimum of four.
    Strength of victory.
    Strength of schedule.
    Best combined ranking among conference teams in points scored and points allowed.
    Best combined ranking among all teams in points scored and points allowed.
    Best net points in conference games.
    Best net points in all games.
    Best net touchdowns in all games.
    Coin toss
    When the first Wild-Card team has been identified, the procedure is repeated to name the second Wild-Card, i.e., eliminate all but the highest-ranked club in each division prior to proceeding to step 2. In situations where three or more teams from the same division are involved in the procedure, the original seeding of the teams remains the same for subsequent applications of the tie breaker if the top-ranked team in that division qualifies for a Wild-Card berth.

    OTHER TIE-BREAKING PROCEDURES


    Only one club advances to the playoffs in any tie-breaking step. Remaining tied clubs revert to the first step of the applicable division or Wild-Card tie breakers. As an example, if two clubs remain tied in any tie-breaker step after all other clubs have been eliminated, the procedure reverts to step one of the two-club format to determine the winner. When one club wins the tie breaker, all other clubs revert to step 1 of the applicable two-club or three-club format.
    In comparing division and conference records or records against common opponents among tied teams, the best won-lost-tied percentage is the deciding factor since teams may have played an unequal number of games.
    To determine home-field priority among division titlists, apply Wild-Card tie breakers.
    To determine home-field priority for Wild-Card qualifiers, apply division tie breakers (if teams are from the same division) or Wild-Card tie breakers (if teams are from different ivisions).
    TIE-BREAKING PROCEDURE FOR SELECTION MEETING
    If two or more clubs are tied in the selection order, the strength-of-schedule tie breaker is applied, subject to the following exceptions for playoff clubs:

    The Super Bowl winner is last and the Super Bowl loser next-to-last.
    Any non-Super Bowl playoff club involved in a tie shall be assigned priority within its segment below that of non-playoff clubs and in the order that the playoff clubs exited from the playoffs. Thus, within a tied segment a playoff club that loses in the Wild-Card game will have priority over a playoff club that loses in the Divisional playoff game, which in turn will have priority over a club that loses in the Conference Championship game. If two tied clubs exited the playoffs in the same round, the tie is broken by strength of schedule.
    If any ties cannot be broken by strength of schedule, the divisional or conference tie breakers, whichever are applicable, are applied. Any ties that still exist are broken by a coin flip.

    NOTE: If one team wins multiple-team tiebreaker to advance to playoff round, remaining teams revert to step 1 of applicable two-club format, i.e., either in division tiebreaker or wild-card tiebreaker. If two teams in a multiple-tie possess superior marks in a tie-breaking step, this pair of teams advance to the top of the applicable two-club format to break the tie. One team advances to playoff round, while other returns to original group and step 1 of applicable tiebreaker.



    The six postseason participants from each conference will now be seeded as follows:

    The division champion with the best record.
    The division champion with the second-best record.
    The division champion with the third-best record.
    The division champion with the fourth-best record.
    The Wild Card club with the best record.
    The Wild Card club with the second-best record.
    The following procedures will be used to break standings ties for postseason playoffs and to determine regular-season schedules.

    NOTE: Tie games count as one-half win and one-half loss for both clubs.
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    Don't look now...

    I think that strength of victory is the tiebreaker at this point, but I could be wrong...now if only I knew what that term meant :scratch:
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    Re: Don't look now...

    "silvermane" wrote:
    ...but the Detroit Lions have now won three consecutive road games. I'd say the past is behind us. This is without some of their best starters including Dre Bly, Boss Bailey, and Charles Rogers.

    They still have a tough schedule ahead and I don't think this will last long but seriously who would have guessed they would lead the division after week 5?
    I think you meant second consecutive road game. Berman and co kept saying the lion are for real and now have won two straight. But a win is a win. DOnt speak to soon for the road woes being behind you. YOu could win just two road games this season and drop the rest.

    But i doubt that happens as the lions are vastly improved and are going to be a real challenge for division champ.
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    Don't look now...

    Yeah but they haven't hit the hard part of their scheduel yet. Look for them to tapper off. The win against the Falcons was a gimme the falcons are overated and the lions have a good D, and a young yet explosive offense. I don't think these guys pose a threat in the long run.

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    "Del Rio" wrote:
    The win against the Falcons was a gimme offense. I .
    Atlantas Defense has played very well this year and any time MV is on the
    field. Kinda funny to say playing the 4 and 1 Falcons is a gimme.
    I think the lions will be are biggest challenge no problem but are
    biggest challenge.
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    Don't look now...

    The Falcons record doesn't reflect the turmoil and growing pains they are going through. I knew the lions would win I picked them on the pool and they did just that.

    Trying to contain Vick and make him into a West Coast passer is going to take time, and in my opinion take away from his skill. Their D has been keeping them in the game and the Lions D has been every bit as good as the Falcons. So You take a team with a struggling offense (Falcons) and a good D and place them up against a team with and explosive offense (lions) and a good D then I don't see what the problem is.

    Besides Vick has no recievers to throw to. I mean Pearless Price is no great reciever. He needs a playmaker to help him out. Harrison has one. I think their record will start to reflect the growing pains they are pushing through. I don't think the Falcons rate up there as a great team yet and the lions prooved that somewhat.

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