Sunday, December 27, 2009

Simple NFC Tiebreaker Chart, 2009

Notes and assumptions:
  1. No possibility of tie games.
  2. Tiebreakers are as they would be at the end of the season, NOT as of right now. (Example: PHI and DAL can only be tied if DAL beats PHI.)
  3. Tiebreakers that don't affect playoff berths or seeding are ignored.
  4. Divisional ties are broken first.
  5. If three or more teams are tied, apply that tiebreaker, not the two-team tiebreaker.
  6. Strength-of-victory is the combined winning percentage of the teams a team has beaten. It has nothing to do with point totals.
  7. The NFC #6 seed will have at least a 10-6 record.
  8. Locked berths: NO #1.
  9. Clinched divisions: MIN, ARI.
  10. Clinched berths: PHI, GB, DAL.
  11. Eliminated: TB, STL, DET, WAS, CHI, SEA, CAR, ATL, SF, NYG.
  12. Important Week 17 games: PHI @ DAL, NYG @ MIN, GB @ ARI, NO @ CAR.
  13. The complete tiebreaker rules are here.
NFC Tiebreakers after Week 16:
Tied TeamsRecordExtra conditionWinnerWhy?
PHI-DAL11-5DALhead-to-head sweep
MIN-GB11-5MINhead-to-head sweep


PHI-MINanyPHIconference record
PHI-GB11-5GBcommon opponents
DAL-MIN11-5DALconference record
DAL-ARI11-5ARIcommon opponents
PHI-MIN-ARI11-5PHIcommon opponents
DAL-MIN-ARI11-5ARIMIN eliminated on conference record;
common opponents

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Comments on "Simple NFC Tiebreaker Chart, 2009"


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:55 PM, December 29, 2009) : 

The two Arizona-Philly tiebreaker scenarios can't happen, since if Philly loses, they lose the divisional tiebreaker to Dallas.


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