The playoff picture

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  1. stevescookin

    stevescookin Certified Who Dat

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    Wake me when it's over. Then tell me who we play after we beat the Bucs.
     
  2. locoguano

    locoguano Founding Member

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    I don't care who they play as long as its at home...
     
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  3. ParadiseiNC

    ParadiseiNC don't worry, be happy

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    The more I think about it, the more I think I'd prefer Atlanta at home. Sark as their OC is just not clicking. Their offense just isn't as smooth and fluid as it was last year. Additionally, our team and fan motivation will be highest with Atlanta at home. Our best defense yesterday was the stadium noise and their offensive miscues, esp. in the first qtr. Later, our defense started playing high quality, then finally Atlanta got some offense going when it was too late. They struggled for a while w/the Dome noise.

    I think we'd beat Atlanta, Carolina, or Seattle at home. So, hopefully, it won't matter who the matchup is, but my personal preference would be Atlanta. The nightmare scenario would be @ L.A. If our D were a bit healthier, I think we'd fare better, but right now I think their O is > our D, and that is better than our O vs their D.
     
  4. LaSalleAve

    LaSalleAve when in doubt, mumble

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    If it were me i’d rather Seattle. Their defense is banged up as hell.

    However in order to play them Saints would need to be the 3. I almost hope the Rams win the 3 and Saints take the 4 because a Wentz’less Philly team will be easier to beat IMO than the Vikings in round 2.
     
  5. fanatic

    fanatic Evil Morty lives...

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    Is there any scenario where we get a first round bye or is that not even an option?
     
  6. mctiger

    mctiger closet claustrophic Staff Member

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    3 is the best we can do.
     
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    mctiger closet claustrophic Staff Member

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    Bucs game has been pushed back to 3:25 pm kickoff.
     
  8. Chipeace

    Chipeace Country Roads Tiger

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    Yes
     
  9. ParadiseiNC

    ParadiseiNC don't worry, be happy

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    To me, home field is the most important consideration. I get not wanting to be on track for a Rams meeting in 2nd round since we lost to them, but having to play at Philly outdoors in JAN wouldn’t be a piece of cake either. It may be better to get the Rams over with in 2nd rd., and hope for the other wildcard to beat Philly, then have to place us in the dome for NFCCG.
     
  10. ParadiseiNC

    ParadiseiNC don't worry, be happy

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    Whoops, I was thinking of the Rams as a 2 seed, but was forgetting about the Vikings. Still, Vikings indoors to me is better than Philly outdoors. This time we wouldn’t have th AD (Petersen) drama, and would have much more offensive focus than we did in game 1.
     
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