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Old December 2 2012, 01:39 PM   #559
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Re: NFL 2012 - Drive to Glory

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^This is the one year where the playoff simulator is mostly irrelevant.

The AFC is basically set other than the final wild card, which I assume will be Pittsburgh if Roethlisberger comes back anytime soon. (New England, Baltimore, Houston, and Denver are pretty much sure fire bets.)
I played with the simulator a bit, and I noticed something that none of the commentators seem to be pointing out. Everyone has New England locked into the #2 seed, but if Houston beats them they potentially drop to #3 or even #4 based on how Denver and Baltimore play out. That's based on a single loss, btw.
New England currently is the #3 seed, behind Houston and Baltimore. Even if they end up with the same record as the Ravens, they will finish behind Baltimore because they lost to them head to head.

At least they beat Denver, we'll see against Houston.

My feeling is they will win 1 of 2 against Houston and SF and mop up the remaining cupcakes on the schedule. Kinda sucks that 12-4 will probably only buy you a home game in wild card week.
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