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Tie breakers

If we have a tie record for wins with Minn, which I think we will both be 10-6 or 11-5 do they get the tie breaker b/c they beat us head to head?

Even if we have a better division record which i think we will.....i'm pretty sure it doesn't matter only w/i our division if we have the same record as someone in our division.

Thanks.....it's bad enough we would of won if gore was in...i just don't want to go there again in the playoffs....but then again they may lose their first game and we won't :)
With the record you're stating(10/11wins), a tie-breaker wouldn't matter. We'd be NFC West Champs.

Yes the breaker would go to Minni for home field advantage.
Originally posted by kingairta:
Yes the breaker would go to Minni for home field advantage.

DETERMINING HOME-FIELD PRIORITY
1. To determine home-field priority among division titlists, apply Wild-Card tie breakers.
2. 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 divisions).


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.

http://www.nfl.com/standings/tiebreakingprocedures

[ Edited by WINiner on Oct 3, 2009 at 07:01:21 ]
Basically, if we are both fighting for a wild card spot, then yes it goes to them. But I have a good feeling that we both will win our divisions. If it's about home field advantage, yes they get it also. BUT if we have shown we can compete with them at their house and if we do get to that point, all 53 players are going to be fired up about beating them
would yall rather play in that dome again for the NFC Championship game or at Green Bay in early January....in that cold weather.

I don't know yet, but I'll have a better idea after this Monday's game.
I would rather have the Niners beat Greenbay and Chicago and then have one of those two teams win the Vikes div. That way if we face any of those teams in the playoffs it will be at Candlestick. Assuming the Niners win their div....

Niners need to finish with a better record or be a div winner while the Vikes are a wildcard team to get homefield over Minn.

[ Edited by nflguy49 on Oct 4, 2009 at 08:52:09 ]
If it came down to playing the Vikes in the playoffs, I think we could go into the dome and pull off a win. The Niners have shown they can compete and should have alot of the early season issues ironed out (play calling, trust etc.)

Also, Farve may be too banged up by that part of the season to even be playing.