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    Re: Viking Playoff Thread

    Since nobody has done the Mora Sr bit, I will do it.

    Playoffs, Playoffs, did you say playoffs. WTF!
    We **** and you are talking playoffs?

    Not out until the fat lady sings!

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    Re: Viking Playoff Thread

    LETS GO VIKES!!!!
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    Re: Viking Playoff Thread

    Remaining schedules:

    Atlanta (7-6): Cowboys, Panthers, Eagles

    New York Giants (7-6): Eagles, Saints, Redskins

    Philadelphia (7-6): Giants, Cowboys, Falcons

    Carolina (6-7): Steelers, Falcons, Saints



    Scenario: Cowboys beat Falcons, Giants beat Eagles, Steelers beat Panthers (Panthers out)

    Panthers beat Falcons, Saints beat Giants, Cowboys beat Eagles (Eagles out)

    Eagles beat Falcons, Giants beat Redskins (Giants in PLUS ONE OTHER TEAM)


    Go Vikings!

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    Re: Viking Playoff Thread

    Posted on Tue, Dec. 12, 2006

    [size=13pt]Good enough for a playoff run?[/size]

    BY SEAN JENSEN
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    "If at first you don't succeed, parachuting is not for you"

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    Re: Viking Playoff Thread

    "We beat ourselves," Williams said. "Every game we've lost, we beat ourselves. The Patriots are the only team that came out and flat out beat us."

    I agree with Williams statement. Minimize the mistakes and we can play ball with anyone.

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    Re: Viking Playoff Thread

    "Rambro" wrote:
    I'm under the impression we need either the Seahawks or the Panthers to win the wildcard with either of them at least losing 7 games so we can at least tie them and steal their spot because of the tiebrakers we own over them. Us going undeafeated the rest of the season being a given.

    Am I right?
    Not at all true.

    Go ahead and root for the Seahawks to win the NFC West, which they can do by beating the 49ers on Thursday night.
    That will give the 49ers 9 losses, effectively knocking them out of the playoffs and any tiebreaking scenario where they would keep the Vikes out of the playoffs.

    The possibilities are almost endless still.
    The Vikings can somewhat realistically sneak into the playoffs at 8-8, but will need some help.
    That eighth loss could only come at the hands of the Jets.
    Losing to either the Packers or Rams will end the Vikings playoff hopes.

    Let's look quickly at the current contenders for the two wild card spots (overall record followed by NFC record)

    NYG
    7-6/6-3

    PHI, NO, @WAS
    PHI

    7-6/6-3

    @NYG, @DAL, ATL
    ATL
    7-6/5-4

    DAL, CAR, @PHI
    MIN
    6-7/6-4

    NYJ, @GB, STL
    CAR
    6-7/4-6

    PIT, @ATL, @NO
    GB

    5-8/4-5

    @DET, GB, @CHI
    SF

    5-8/4-5

    @SEA, ARZ, @DEN
    STL
    5-8/4-6

    @OAK, WAS, @MIN

    If the Vikings win their final three, they finish 9-7/8-4.
    From a Vikings wild card spot perspective, that would eliminate GB, SF, STL and CAR from the race (CAR losing a two-way tie on head-to-head and a three-way tie on NFC record).

    If PHI is tied with MIN at 9-7, PHI and MIN would have identical NFC records but PHI would win the common opponents tiebreaker.
    If the NYG finish 9-7 and beat WAS, they would tie MIN on NFC record and common opponents record, but then probably beat the Vikings on the Strength of Victory tiebreaker unless some weird stuff happens (like the Lions win their last three).
    Luckily, NYG and PHI play each other this weekend, so barring a tie one will have their seventh loss this weekend.
    We would need that team to lose one more game, which seems very possible as the NYG must play NO, and PHI must play DAL and ATL.
    As far as ATL goes, they need only lose one of their final three for MIN to beat them on the NFC record tiebreaker.
    Of course, this all assumes that NO and DAL hold serve as the division leaders and win their respective divisions.
    So, to summarize, if DAL, NO and SEA win their respective divisions, the Vikings are in as a wild card they win their last three, ATL loses one game and either NYG or PHI lose two of their final three.
    MIN would win a tiebreaker against a 9-7 NYG team if the NYG lose to WAS.

    Now, if the Vikings finish 8-8, with the loss coming to the Jets, four of the following five scenarios must occur:

    CAR would have to lose one of their final three.
    SF would have to lose one of their final three.
    ATL would have to lose two of their final three.
    NYG would have to lose two of their final three.
    PHI would have to lose two of their final three.

    In reality, the only way that SF can knock the Vikings out now is if CAR, ATL and NYG all finish with nine losses and SF wins their last three.
    That's the only scenario where MIN and SF could wind up tied for the final spot at 8-8 and the head-to-head loss against SF would come into play.
    In all other 8-8 three (or more) way tie scenarios, SF's NFC record would eliminate them.

    The Vikings margin for error starts getting pretty slim if they lose this week, so here's hoping that they beat the Jets on Sunday and Dallas beats Atlanta on Saturday night.
    SKOL VIKINGS!

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    Re: Viking Playoff Thread

    "purplepat" wrote:
    "Rambro" wrote:
    I'm under the impression we need either the Seahawks or the Panthers to win the wildcard with either of them at least losing 7 games so we can at least tie them and steal their spot because of the tiebrakers we own over them. Us going undeafeated the rest of the season being a given.

    Am I right?
    Not at all true.

    Go ahead and root for the Seahawks to win the NFC West, which they can do by beating the 49ers on Thursday night.
    That will give the 49ers 9 losses, effectively knocking them out of the playoffs and any tiebreaking scenario where they would keep the Vikes out of the playoffs.

    The possibilities are almost endless still.
    The Vikings can somewhat realistically sneak into the playoffs at 8-8, but will need some help.
    That eighth loss could only come at the hands of the Jets.
    Losing to either the Packers or Rams will end the Vikings playoff hopes.

    Let's look quickly at the current contenders for the two wild card spots (overall record followed by NFC record)

    NYG
    7-6/6-3

    PHI, NO, @WAS
    PHI

    7-6/6-3

    @NYG, @DAL, ATL
    ATL
    7-6/5-4

    DAL, CAR, @PHI
    MIN
    6-7/6-4

    NYJ, @GB, STL
    CAR
    6-7/4-6

    PIT, @ATL, @NO
    GB

    5-8/4-5

    @DET, GB, @CHI
    SF

    5-8/4-5

    @SEA, ARZ, @DEN
    STL
    5-8/4-6

    @OAK, WAS, @MIN

    If the Vikings win their final three, they finish 9-7/8-4.
    From a Vikings wild card spot perspective, that would eliminate GB, SF, STL and CAR from the race (CAR losing a two-way tie on head-to-head and a three-way tie on NFC record).

    If PHI is tied with MIN at 9-7, PHI and MIN would have identical NFC records but PHI would win the common opponents tiebreaker.
    If the NYG finish 9-7 and beat WAS, they would tie MIN on NFC record and common opponents record, but then probably beat the Vikings on the Strength of Victory tiebreaker unless some weird stuff happens (like the Lions win their last three).
    Luckily, NYG and PHI play each other this weekend, so barring a tie one will have their seventh loss this weekend.
    We would need that team to lose one more game, which seems very possible as the NYG must play NO, and PHI must play DAL and ATL.
    As far as ATL goes, they need only lose one of their final three for MIN to beat them on the NFC record tiebreaker.
    Of course, this all assumes that NO and DAL hold serve as the division leaders and win their respective divisions.
    So, to summarize, if DAL, NO and SEA win their respective divisions, the Vikings are in as a wild card they win their last three, ATL loses one game and either NYG or PHI lose two of their final three.
    MIN would win a tiebreaker against a 9-7 NYG team if the NYG lose to WAS.

    Now, if the Vikings finish 8-8, with the loss coming to the Jets, four of the following five scenarios must occur:

    CAR would have to lose one of their final three.
    SF would have to lose one of their final three.
    ATL would have to lose two of their final three.
    NYG would have to lose two of their final three.
    PHI would have to lose two of their final three.

    In reality, the only way that SF can knock the Vikings out now is if CAR, ATL and NYG all finish with nine losses and SF wins their last three.
    That's the only scenario where MIN and SF could wind up tied for the final spot at 8-8 and the head-to-head loss against SF would come into play.
    In all other 8-8 three (or more) way tie scenarios, SF's NFC record would eliminate them.

    The Vikings margin for error starts getting pretty slim if they lose this week, so here's hoping that they beat the Jets on Sunday and Dallas beats Atlanta on Saturday night.
    Let me paraphrase:
    Vikings need to win.

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    Re: Viking Playoff Thread

    I hope it doesn't come down to this, but here's a possible scenario where the Vikings could make the playoffs at 8-8 if they lose to either GB or STL:

    NYG lose two of last three (one of those losses to WAS)
    ATL loses two of last three
    CAR loses one of last three
    GB loses one of last three
    SF loses one of last three

    As a cautionary note (GASP), Packers still have a chance of making the playoffs by winning their last three and finishing 8-8.
    In that event, they would knock an 8-8 Vikings squad out of the playoffs.
    SKOL VIKINGS!

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    "Del" wrote:
    "We beat ourselves," Williams said. "Every game we've lost, we beat ourselves. The Patriots are the only team that came out and flat out beat us."

    I agree with Williams statement. Minimize the mistakes and we can play ball with anyone.

    And if we had a QB that was actually good.
    What we've got here is failure to communicate.

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    Re: Viking Playoff Thread

    For the Vikes to win out, three things HAVE to happen:

    1. Stop the pass. Our secondary is still a seive.

    2. No turn overs

    3. No turn overs

    ;D
    I've been a Viking fan since I was just out of diapers, hopefully we get Super Bowl win before I go back in 'em.

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