Originally posted by NinerBuff:
@ Buffalo (Toronto)
These next two games will determine whether we have a bye, we win our division, or we have to start the playoffs on the road (wildcard ). We need one of the next two.
We have an interesting parallel to 2011:
Prepare for big AFC primetime game (Steelers) then Seahawks back to back....then week 17 game against weak Rams to retain #2 seed.
We wound up winning all 3 and keeping Saints out of #2.
This year we have Patriots filling in the AFC role, Seahawks again in week 16, and week 17 against weak Cards to possibly fend off the Packers.
Right now they are 9-4, and have remaining:
They could run the table, but I doubt it, esp. this year's Packers. I just can't see them winning both divisional games, esp. since both are on the road now.
It would be crazy, but if I had my choice, I'd rather have us as 12-3-1 and Packers at 12-4 than both of us with worse records, and similar seeding.