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Post by debaters1 Mon 14 Jan 2013, 2:05 pm

Hey Guys,

After an incredible Divisional weekend following a bland Wildcard weekend, There was a lot of talk about Denver blowing Homefield & a bye for the Wildcard round. Which got me thinking about something in apurely hypothetical sense, namely can three team in the same conferance go 15-1?

The reason I ask relates to the whole homefield issue and how, as a fan, you'd feel that your team was fairly farked over to lose a single game and still have to play on Wildcard weekend. I've been watching NFL for a few years and have a pretty good grasp on the game but the nuances of the Conference/Divisional set-up aren't quite within my knowledge, hence what could be a stupid question.

Following from that, what tiebreakers are used in such a scenario (I suppose that could be any three identical winning records and if such tie breakers (unlikely as it would be) are qual, could it come down to lots/a coin toss?! That would be awesome and heart breaking.

So If anyone feels like educationg the ignorant, I'd be much obliged.

PS, Please don't turn this into a my-cnference/team-is-better-than-yours or get too hung up on the statistical likelihood as I am just interest in the academics not the reality. Oh, but if the is a precedant, that be cool to highlight!

Thank you!

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Post by GSC Mon 14 Jan 2013, 2:32 pm

Yes 3 teams could go 15-1, 2 teams in the same division could go 15-1 if they split their games.

As for tie breakers

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


So yes, you could have a coin toss, though it would be very unlikely
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Post by debaters1 Mon 14 Jan 2013, 2:56 pm

GSC,

Thank you for such a complete answer. As with any tie breaker in any sport, I figured the coin toss option would be a HIGHLY unlikely event but was curious as to it being conceivably used.

Looking forward to next week's games. Seeing (hoping in the Patriots case) a Ne v 49ers Super Bowl.

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