Originally posted by PatrickWillisHOF:
Sundays game will have a big impact on the draft order. The Arizona Cardinals may take a quarterback in the draft, and that is a strong possibility with the 9ers too. At this moment, the Cardinals will be one pick before the 49ers in the draft Many of you guys who claim to be "real fans" want to win every game no matter what. In this case, do you really want to win a pointless game at the end of the season instead of having the opportunity to pick before the Cardinals?
Also, if we lose on Sunday and finish in last place in the division, we will play the last place teams in the NFC South (Carolina) and NFC North (Detroit) next year. Think about it....
Minnesota will likely finish last in the North, as Detroit will probably beat them Sunday. Of course, Detroit's record is very misleading. Remember the Bears game that the refs flat-out stole from them, and 5 other losses by 4 points or less, plus Stafford out most of the season, Jahvid Best being hobbled by turf toe after his amazing start. Unless Minnesota gets a very good QB, Detroit will likely be better than them next year.
I will never root for my team to lose for a draft spot. Drafts are too volatile. Look at how everyone had enshrined Locker, or Leinart and many before him, as #1. Why can't/won't the same happen with Luck? The truth is it's all speculation that is far more likely to be proven wrong than right.
[ Edited by vaden on Dec 27, 2010 at 21:09:51 ]