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    Who should Vikings fans be cheering for in Week 12

    It is very possible that the #1 and #2 seeds in the NFC could come down to a strength of schedule tie breaker.
    With that in mind, here are the games from week 12 that would help the Vikings and hurt the Saints as we strive for the #1 seed in the NFC.
    The team that we want to see win is in bold.

    GB @ DET
    - GB (Thu)

    JAC @ SF - SF
    SEA @ STL - SEA
    CHI @ MIN - MIN
    ARI @ TEN - ARI
    [s]CAR @ NYJ - NYJ[/s]
    OAK @ DAL - OAK
    PIT @ BAL - BAL (Sun night)

    NE @ NO - NE (mon)

    EDIT: Took the Car vs NYJ game off.
    Since we play Carolina once, and the Saints play Carolina twice and the Jets once, it is literally a wash regardless of who wins.
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    Re: Who should Vikings fans be cheering for in Week 12

    Here's a little bit of explanation for each game:

    GB @ DET
    - GB (Thu) - Since we swept both teams, this game does not affect our strength of schedule at all.
    However, NO beat the Lions in week 1, and they don't play the Pack.

    JAC @ SF - SF - We beat SF
    SEA @ STL - SEA - Both teams have played and beaten TB.
    However, we play Seattle, and the Saints don't.
    CHI @ MIN - MIN - Obviously
    ARI @ TEN - ARI - We play Arizona in week 13
    OAK @ DAL - OAK - The Saints play Dallas in week 15
    PIT @ BAL - BAL (Sun night) - We beat Baltimore, but not Pittsburgh.

    NE @ NO - NE (mon) - Another obvious one
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    Re: Who should Vikings fans be cheering for in Week 12

    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    Here's a little bit of explanation for each game:

    GB @ DET
    - GB (Thu) - Since we swept both teams, this game does not affect our strength of schedule at all.
    However, NO beat the Lions in week 1, and they don't play the Pack.

    JAC @ SF - SF - We beat SF
    SEA @ STL - SEA - Both teams have played and beaten TB.
    However, we play Seattle, and the Saints don't.
    CHI @ MIN - MIN - Obviously
    ARI @ TEN - ARI - We play Arizona in week 13
    OAK @ DAL - OAK - The Saints play Dallas in week 15
    PIT @ BAL - BAL (Sun night) - We beat Baltimore, but not Pittsburgh.

    NE @ NO - NE (mon) - Another obvious one
    Eh ... fuck that ... I am definitely pulling for the Lions.

    And as a general rule ... I NEVER pull for an NFC team against an AFC team ... so go Titans! Besides ... we would want to keep Arizona as far away as possible, that way IF they do beat us ... we will still get a higher seed than them.

    Obviously we want Baltimore to win ... everyone hates the Steelers right?

    The strength of schedule tie-breaker is nice to think about and all ... but I am still not going to pull for the Packers EVER.

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    Re: Who should Vikings fans be cheering for in Week 12

    Nice thought, but I'm just hoping NE kicks NO's butts.

    The big issue is Vikes are facing a much tougher road with AZ, CIN, and NYG to go when NO only has DAL after NE that has a winning record.

    In the end as long as the records are tied, I think MN wins the strength of schedule easy.
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    Re: Who should Vikings fans be cheering for in Week 12

    "gagarr" wrote:
    Nice thought, but I'm just hoping NE kicks NO's butts.

    The big issue is Vikes are facing a much tougher road with AZ, CIN, and NYG to go when NO only has DAL after NE that has a winning record.

    In the end as long as the records are tied, I think MN wins the strength of schedule easy.
    +1

    With the AFC North instead of the AFC East I think we will be better off with strength of schedule. Though the NFC West might be balanced out by the NFC East.

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    Re: Who should Vikings fans be cheering for in Week 12

    "midgensa" wrote:
    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    Here's a little bit of explanation for each game:

    GB @ DET
    - GB (Thu) - Since we swept both teams, this game does not affect our strength of schedule at all.
    However, NO beat the Lions in week 1, and they don't play the Pack.

    JAC @ SF - SF - We beat SF
    SEA @ STL - SEA - Both teams have played and beaten TB.
    However, we play Seattle, and the Saints don't.
    CHI @ MIN - MIN - Obviously
    ARI @ TEN - ARI - We play Arizona in week 13
    OAK @ DAL - OAK - The Saints play Dallas in week 15
    PIT @ BAL - BAL (Sun night) - We beat Baltimore, but not Pittsburgh.

    NE @ NO - NE (mon) - Another obvious one
    Eh ... fuck that ... I am definitely pulling for the Lions.

    And as a general rule ... I NEVER pull for an NFC team against an AFC team ... so go Titans! Besides ... we would want to keep Arizona as far away as possible, that way IF they do beat us ... we will still get a higher seed than them.

    Obviously we want Baltimore to win ... everyone hates the Steelers right?

    The strength of schedule tie-breaker is nice to think about and all ... but I am still not going to pull for the Packers EVER.
    If the Lions winning means the Vikings getting a #2 instead of the #1 seed than I would definitely want the Packers to win.

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    Re: Who should Vikings fans be cheering for in Week 12

    Also remember that common games and strength of VICTORY come into play before strength of schedule.

    Though I think common games looks like it could definitely be a wash in the end.

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    Re: Who should Vikings fans be cheering for in Week 12

    "BloodyHorns82" wrote:
    "midgensa" wrote:
    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    Here's a little bit of explanation for each game:

    GB @ DET
    - GB (Thu) - Since we swept both teams, this game does not affect our strength of schedule at all.
    However, NO beat the Lions in week 1, and they don't play the Pack.

    JAC @ SF - SF - We beat SF
    SEA @ STL - SEA - Both teams have played and beaten TB.
    However, we play Seattle, and the Saints don't.
    CHI @ MIN - MIN - Obviously
    ARI @ TEN - ARI - We play Arizona in week 13
    OAK @ DAL - OAK - The Saints play Dallas in week 15
    PIT @ BAL - BAL (Sun night) - We beat Baltimore, but not Pittsburgh.

    NE @ NO - NE (mon) - Another obvious one
    Eh ... fuck that ... I am definitely pulling for the Lions.

    And as a general rule ... I NEVER pull for an NFC team against an AFC team ... so go Titans! Besides ... we would want to keep Arizona as far away as possible, that way IF they do beat us ... we will still get a higher seed than them.

    Obviously we want Baltimore to win ... everyone hates the Steelers right?

    The strength of schedule tie-breaker is nice to think about and all ... but I am still not going to pull for the Packers EVER.
    If the Lions winning means the Vikings getting a #2 instead of the #1 seed than I would definitely want the Packers to win.
    It doesn't mean that ... it is week 12. It simply means the Lions are 3-8 and the Packers are 7-4.

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    Re: Who should Vikings fans be cheering for in Week 12

    Nice work, Paul.
    I'll really start paying attention to those teams when it comes down to week 15 or so.
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    Re: Who should Vikings fans be cheering for in Week 12

    "Formo" wrote:
    Nice work, Paul.
    I'll really start paying attention to those teams when it comes down to week 15 or so.
    That is when it all starts to take shape a lot better and be worth really looking at.

    Hell ... by then we could be 12-1 and the Saints could be 11-2 and all that matters is winning games anyways.

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