So, due to the expanding playoffs this season, there are 7 teams in each conference now eligible for the playoffs. Which hardly matters as we ain’t in that echelon. We are currently in 10th place. Tied with Chicago and Minnesota by record, but behind them for other various reasons, and one game (really 2 games, as they beat us twice) behind the Arizona Cardinals. Surprising losers to the Patriots yesterday. The luster has worn off their shine a bit as both NE and the Niners gave Seattle an easier path to the division title and possibly that all-important bye week.
Here’s where we sit.
|7. AZ||Last playoff spot|
|8. Minn||Wins tie break over San Francisco based on best win percentage in conference games. Division tie break was initially used to eliminate Chicago (Minnesota wins tie break over Chicago based on head-to-head win percentage).|
|9. Bears||Wins tie break over San Francisco based on best win percentage in conference games|
|10. SF||We need a lot of shit to break our way to get into the playoffs|
So, getting past the Bears and Vikes may be doable, getting past the Cards is gonna be harder. Not that we should even go for this, but in the NFL, there’s no tanking. Not from Shanahan anyway. We could even catch the Rams as we have that tiebreaker and maybe we killed their will, and we are as close to LA as we are AZ.
And by the way we are playing our next two home games in Phoenix. A little shorter trip for Buffalo, but hey, it’s in the bag.