Originally posted by Schulzy:
Put this in Marvin's thread, but it's probably more appropriate here:
That first tie against the Rams is basically a loss as the playoff picture plays out as the Niners lose all their key tiebreakers.
-They lose the head to head tiebreakers against Green Bay and Chicago for the 2 seed.
-They lose the division tiebreaker (if it ever got that close) if records were even because Seattle could do no better than 3-3 in the division (assuming the win out in divisional play) and the Niners probably finish 4-2 at worst (if they would've won just 1 game vs. STL)
They've made things unnecessarily hard on themselves.
No. The tie is basically a loss with tie breaker advantages. If we win the same number of games as any of our opponents (including the Giants), we get the automatic tie breaker because a tie beats a loss. If we finish with one less win than any of our opponents, then it's a not a tie breaker situation, they would simply have a better record. It makes our victories vs the Packers and Bears, and our loss vs the Giants irrelevant as far as tie breakers go. We will either have a better record than them, or we won't.
In all seriousness though, we just need to get hot as we enter the playoffs. Doesn't matter how, or where we get it. Just get in.
[ Edited by SFTifoso on Dec 3, 2012 at 11:35 PM ]