Monday, December 22, 2008

Simple NFC Tiebreaker Chart

Notes and assumptions:

  1. No possibility of ties. PHI is ignored in these tiebreakers for that reason.
  2. However, if PHI does tie again, their two ties on the season would equal one win and one loss. An 8-6-2 record is equivalent to 9-7.
  3. Tiebreakers that don't affect playoff berths or seeding are ignored.
  4. Divisional ties are broken first. To break a tie between DAL, TB, and ATL, first break the tie between TB and ATL.
  5. The NFC #6 seed will have at least a 9-6-1 record.
  6. Locked berths: NYG #1, ARI #4.
  7. Also clinched berths: CAR, ATL
  8. Key games next week: DAL at PHI, NYG at MIN, CHI at HOU, CAR at NO, STL at ATL, OAK at TB.
  9. The complete tiebreaker rules are here.

NFC Tiebreakers after Week 16:
Teams tiedRecordWho wins?Why?
MIN-CHI10-6MINConference record (8-4 vs. 7-5)
MIN-CHI9-7MINCommon games
CAR-ATL11-5ATLConference record (8-4 vs. 7-5)
TB-ATL10-6ATLCommon games
DAL-CHI10-6DALConference record (8-4 vs. 7-5)
DAL-ATL10-6DALConference record (8-4 vs. 7-5)
DAL-CHI-TB10-6DALCHI eliminated on conference record (8-4 vs. 8-4 vs. 7-5);

DAL-CHI-ATL10-6DALConference record (8-4 vs. 7-5 vs. 7-5)

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