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waytoodeep03
12-13-2013, 09:33 AM
If they all win out at 11-5 who gets screwed? SF still has to play at AZ and if AZ wins they have the better division record. AZ beat CAR but CAR beat SF.

WRXbrah
12-13-2013, 09:36 AM
If they all win out at 11-5 who gets screwed? SF still has to play at AZ and if AZ wins they have the better division record. AZ beat CAR but CAR beat SF.

Point differential but it wont come to that. Cardinals to date have lost 3 divisional games (Rams, SF, Seattle) whereas Niners have lost 1 (Seattle). At worst Niners will finish division with 2 divisional losses.

hundieMachine
12-13-2013, 09:38 AM
If they all win out at 11-5 who gets screwed? SF still has to play at AZ and if AZ wins they have the better division record. AZ beat CAR but CAR beat SF.

Football has some weird way of tie breaking.

iirc it's: record > division record (if same division) > record against team tied with (if applicable) > strength of schedule

something like that. If they all end up tied it'd be Arizona and Carolina I think (maybe).

http://www.nfl.com/standings/tiebreakingprocedures

scroll down to three or more clubs.

Looks like SF would automatically be eliminated because if its a way 3 record tie, and two of those teams are in 1 division you get rid of the lower ranked team, after that it would get really weird but because AZ because Carolina, AZ would be 5 and carolina would be 6.

AreolaBorealis
12-13-2013, 09:38 AM
go crazy bro

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/playoffscenario

waytoodeep03
12-13-2013, 09:44 AM
Point differential but it wont come to that. Cardinals to date have lost 3 divisional games (Rams, SF, Seattle) whereas Niners have lost 1 (Seattle). At worst Niners will finish division with 2 divisional losses.

granted it would be tough for cards to go to Seattle then turn around the next week and beat SF.

HumptyBrah
12-13-2013, 09:47 AM
From NFL.com:

TO BREAK A TIE FOR THE WILD-CARD TEAM

If it is necessary to break ties to determine the two Wild-Card clubs from each conference, the following steps will be taken.

1. If the tied clubs are from the same division, apply division tie breaker.
2. If the tied clubs are from different divisions, apply the following steps.

Two Clubs

1. Head-to-head, if applicable.
2. Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the conference.
3. Best won-lost-tied percentage in common games, minimum of four.
4. Strength of victory.
5. Strength of schedule.
6. Best combined ranking among conference teams in points scored and points allowed.
7. Best combined ranking among all teams in points scored and points allowed.
8. Best net points in conference games.
9. Best net points in all games.
10. Best net touchdowns in all games.
11. Coin toss.

Three or More Clubs

(Note: If two clubs remain tied after third or other clubs are eliminated, tie breaker reverts to step 1 of applicable two-club format.)

1. Apply division tie breaker to eliminate all but the highest ranked club in each division prior to proceeding to step 2. The original seeding within a division upon application of the division tie breaker remains the same for all subsequent applications of the procedure that are necessary to identify the two Wild-Card participants.
2. Head-to-head sweep. (Applicable only if one club has defeated each of the others or if one club has lost to each of the others.)
3. Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the conference.
4. Best won-lost-tied percentage in common games, minimum of four.
5. Strength of victory.
6. Strength of schedule.
7. Best combined ranking among conference teams in points scored and points allowed.
8. Best combined ranking among all teams in points scored and points allowed.
9. Best net points in conference games.
10. Best net points in all games.
11. Best net touchdowns in all games.
12. Coin toss


http://www.nfl.com/standings/tiebreakingprocedures

SearsBrah
12-13-2013, 08:39 PM
If they all tie, AZ is out.

jaySWAG
12-13-2013, 09:25 PM
doesnt matter niners finishing the regular season 12-4

Madsen89
12-13-2013, 09:26 PM
If they all tie, AZ is out.

This

21Classic
12-13-2013, 09:35 PM
If they all tie, AZ is out.

sad face cuzzz



Between the week 1 loss to the Rams and the loss to Eagles, Cards should be in firm control of one of the spots. Only real ass whippin was the Saints and the Seahawks. Both are justifiable.

HumptyBrah
12-13-2013, 09:39 PM
sad face cuzzz



Between the week 1 loss to the Rams and the loss to Eagles, Cards should be in firm control of one of the spots. Only real ass whippin was the Saints and the Seahawks. Both are justifiable.
If you want to play that game, the Niners should have beaten the Saints and could have beaten the Panthers. Unfortunately reality is different.

NorrinRadd12
12-14-2013, 08:40 AM
Technically there cannot be a 3 way tie between these times. There would be a tie between SF and ARZ, then winner of that is in a two team tie with Carolina.

- SF wins tie breaker with Arizona based on division record. Best Arizona can be in 3-3, worst SF can be is 4-2.
- Carolina wins tie breaker with SF based on head to head win.
- It would look like CAR, SF, ARZ.

Arizona's only chance is if another NFC East or NFC North team gets into the tiebreaker, SF wins that and gets the 5 seed and then Arizona is eligible to be in the tiebreaker for the 6 seed. They'd likely lose that though because of their poverty 5-5 conference record.

waytoodeep03
12-22-2013, 04:09 PM
Damn this scenario might actually happen. Az is fighting