Originally posted by HessianDud:
The GB schedule is very much in our favor, really. Not only do they have a tougher schedule overall but many of their tough games are inter-divisional or inter-conference games, whereas two of our three toughest games are against the AFC. Even if we both end up, say, 14-2 or 13-3, its likely that we could be #1 based on tiebreakers.
Kind of a longshot, but its crazy to think that its possible.
Speaking of Tie Breakers, I think it could come down to the "Common Opponents" Tie Breaker if the records are tied. Here's the order of the Tie Breaking procedures:
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.
Obviously head to head won't apply. Conference record could very likely be the same. So the common opponents are:
St Louis (twice for sf)
Detroit (twice for gb)
They've already beaten St Louis and the Niners have beaten Detroit and Tampa. So the New York game is important for this Tie breaker. I do think we'll beat St Louis both times. We could go undefeated in these common opponents
One question though is that since they play Detroit twice, what happens if they split. Which result will they use in this Tie Breaker?