Originally posted by buck:
Originally posted by linkboy:
Want to know GB had to go to SF last year in the playoffs, the Fail Mary. That game gets called correctly and we're a Wildcard team.
That is not right. If that game gets called correctly, we still win the division. Division winners are not wildcard teams.
No, I am afraid you are wrong and linkboy is right.
If Packers had won one more game, they would have been 12 and 4 which would have beaten the 9ers for the bye with home field advantage. So, yes the 9ers would have ended up as a wildcard team.
Winning the division doesn't guarantee you a bye slot, it all depends on your season record. The Redskins won NFC East and was a wildcard team, likewise the Packers also won NFC North and they were a wildcard team.