Originally posted by zozell:
AdamSchefter: West-Coast teams struggle in early East Coast games. 49ers haven't. They're 4-0. Could be first team to clinch division -- by Thanksgiving.
Not that he would want us to... he's been picking against us all year.
Nah, We are 7-1... second place is 2-6... means best any of the other teams can do is 10-6 with 8 wins in a row. Magic # is 4 I believe. Means either 4 wins by us or losses by the 2nd place team or a combo will do it.
Earliest would be if AZ/SEA lose the next two and we win two equals 9-1 compared to 2-8... most wins they can get then is 8-8. We would be at 9 wins. So Nov 20th is the earliest I believe.
So Seattle loses at home to Baltimore and at STL... STL loses at Cleveland, Arizona loses at Philly... we win against NYG and ARZ we win the division. Would put all teams at 2-8 and us at 9-1.
Main thing is just win our games and it will come eventually. I am more worried about home field advantage. We lose next week and NYG hold the tie breaker over us and would be tied at 7-2. NO isn't far (would be 7-3 with win) behind either or DET (would be 7-2) with win.
[ Edited by Gore_21 on Nov 6, 2011 at 6:44 PM ]