"i_bleed_purple" wrote:
"NodakPaul" wrote:
"i_bleed_purple" wrote:
"Zeus" wrote:
"snowinapril" wrote:
They have 8 Conf games to play and we only have 7.
They have more opps to lose.

We could use some help from New England and hate to say it, Dallas!
ATL in ATL is another possibility.
My projections:

Saints:
Win
9 Sun, Nov 8 Carolina 4:05 PM FOX
Win
10 Sun, Nov 15 @ St. Louis 1:00 PM FOX
Win
11 Sun, Nov 22 @ Tampa Bay 1:00 PM FOX
Loss
12 Mon, Nov 30 New England 8:30 PM ESPN
Win
13 Sun, Dec 6 @ Washington 1:00 PM FOX
Loss
14 Sun, Dec 13 @ Atlanta 1:00 PM FOX
Win
15 Sat, Dec 19 Dallas 8:20 PM NFLN
Win
16 Sun, Dec 27 Tampa Bay 1:00 PM FOX
Win
17 Sun, Jan 3 @ Carolina

So that's 14-2 with a 7-1 Conference record.

Vikings:

9 BYE WEEK
Win
10 Sun, Nov 15 Detroit 1:00 PM FOX
Win
11 Sun, Nov 22 Seattle 1:00 PM FOX
Win
12 Sun, Nov 29 Chicago 1:00 PM FOX
Win
13 Sun, Dec 6 @ Arizona 4:15 PM FOX
Win
14 Sun, Dec 13 Cincinnati 1:00 PM CBS
Win
15 Sun, Dec 20 @ Carolina 8:20 PM NBC
Loss 16 Mon, Dec 28 @ Chicago 8:30 PM ESPN
Win
17 Sun, Jan 3 NY Giants 1:00 PM FOX

Also 14-2 with a 7-1 Conference record.

Here are the tie-breakers:
http://www.nfl.com/standings/tiebreakingprocedures

DETERMINING HOME-FIELD PRIORITY
To determine home-field priority among division titlists, apply Wild-Card tie breakers.
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.
Head-to-head, not applicable.
Conference records (in my scenario), tied.
Common games (in my scenario), tied - both would be 5-0.
Strength of victory.
[s]I'm assuming that means point differential in victories.
Currently, NO leads that category 119 to 80.

So the Vikings need to win some blowouts.
I think that starts next week with Detroit.[/s]

=Z=
doesn't strength of victory mean the winning percentage of teams we beat?
As opposed to net points, which is a later tiebreaker.
Currently I think we win the strength of victory, we've beat some alright teams, and the Saints schedule is awful.
I'm not certain though who has the lead.
You are correct.
http://football.about.com/cs/footbal...rengthofvi.htm
Definition: A part of the NFL's tiebreaking proceedure, strength of victory is figured by calculating the combined winning percentage of the opponents a team has beaten.
However, as of right now, the opponents we have beaten have a winning percentage of 31% (14-31).
The Saints' opponents have a winning percentage of 47% (25-28).
So they currently have us beaten on strength of victory, but that can change a LOT in the last 9 weeks.
thanks for the stats.
In the next few weeks it will even out though.
Their upcoming schedule is extremely easy.
Although we do play the whole NFCW, so maybe not.
You two don't have to be so nice to Z, he would be rubbing it your face for not doing your homework and making you look and feel like an asshole for posting it wrong.

Instead, I will take the high road and say thanks Z for laying the ground work so IBP & Nodak could come in and straighten it out.
This has turned into a productive thread.