Skip to comments.NFL LIVE THREAD - FINAL WEEK (Part 1 of 2)
Posted on 12/31/2005 7:13:15 AM PST by Ultra Sonic 007
Today, on the final week of the NFL regular season and on the eve of the new year...
Denver vs. San Diego - 4:30 PM
Oakland vs. New York Giants - 8 PM on ESPN
Tomorrow shall come a new thread.
WHO SHALL WIN?
A new thread will be started tomorrow morning for the other games. It's the final week!
Are you ready for the game today? Go Broncos!!
Also, have you seen the new John Elway furniture by Bassett?
The Giants' final game of the regular season at Oakland. It's a showdown against our former QB Kerry Collins...and the only area of concern would be our depleted linebackers and our secondary (let's see how Corey Webster handles DeLoatch's responsibilities). Aside from that, I think we'll win and take the NFC East title...and a home-field Wild Card game, if nothing else. :D
And Rummyfan, are you a Giants fan? If so, want to be on the New York Football Giants ping list?
Why bother? Tom Brady will be getting yet another ring in about 5 weeks!
Yes, I'm a lonely Jints fan here in Northern Virginia! Which Giants team will show up today - the one that whupped the 'Skins 36 - 0, or the one that lost to Minne-ha-ha? No excuse to lose to the Raiders, who quit on the season four weeks ago.
Please add me to the ping list. Happy New Year!
Yes - I think everyone in the AFC better watch out for the Pats.
Seeding Possibilities: AFC | NFC
AFC EAST DIVISION
New England has clinched division title.
AFC NORTH DIVISION
Cincinnati has clinched division title. Pittsburgh can clinch playoff berth with: 1) PIT win or tie OR 2) KC loss or tie OR 3) SD win
AFC SOUTH DIVISION
Indianapolis has clinched the division title and home-field advantage in the playoffs. Jacksonville has clinched playoff spot.
AFC WEST DIVISION
Denver has clinched division title and a first-round bye. Kansas City can clinch playoff berth with: 1) KC win + PIT loss + SD loss or tie
NFC EAST DIVISION
N.Y. Giants have clinched playoff spot N.Y. Giants can clinch division title with: 1) NYG win or tie OR 2) WAS loss or tie
Dallas can clinch playoff berth with: 1) DAL win + WAS loss or tie OR 2) DAL win + CAR loss OR 3) DAL win + TB loss + NYG loss + NYG and DAL clinch strength of victory tiebreaker over TB OR 4) DAL tie + WAS loss
Washington can clinch division title with: 1) WAS win + NYG loss Washington can clinch playoff berth with: 1) WAS win OR 2) DAL loss OR 3) WAS tie + DAL tie
NFC NORTH DIVISION
Chicago has clinched division title and a first-round bye
NFC SOUTH DIVISION
Carolina can clinch division with: 1) CAR win + TB loss or tie OR 2) CAR tie + TB loss. Carolina can clinch playoff berth with: 1) CAR win or tie OR 2) DAL loss or tie OR 3) WAS loss or tie. Tampa Bay can clinch division title with: 1) TB win OR 2) CAR loss OR 3) TB tie + CAR tie. Tampa Bay can clinch playoff berth with: 1) TB tie OR 2) DAL loss or tie OR 3) WAS loss or tie OR 4) NYG win or tie OR 5) TB clinches strength of victory tiebreaker over DAL or NYG.
NFC WEST DIVISION
Seattle has clinched division title and home-field advantage in the playoffs.
Arizona, Atlanta, Baltimore, Buffalo, Cleveland, Detroit, Green Bay, Houston, Miami, Minnesota, New Orleans, N.Y. Jets, Oakland, Philadelphia, St. Louis, San Diego, San Francisco and Tennessee have been eliminated from playoff contention.
Frustrating season for the Pack, but too many coaching decisions that have been disastrous for the Packers.
Welcome aboard. :)
How long have you been a Giants fan?
Turn to ESPN. They're about to show a segment on Collins/Manning.
This Redskins fan is pulling hard for Oakland!
Ill agree that no one, not even Tony Dungy, should underestimate the Pats..
San Diego will beat the Broncos in this one......the 'Home Game' rule....in effect...
Tomorrows Bears - Vikings game is going to be Boring. The only thing that is going to be good is when Thomas Jones rushes for 1300 yards in one season (Team record set by Walter Payton)...
I must confess that I was hoping we would keep Collins, draft Sean Taylor and keep the picks instead of drafting Maning. I was wrong. That kid is special. He'll get better and better with time, especially with almost the entire offense locked into place over the next few years.
No kidding. Even though he's had his unfortunate mistakes (who doesn't?), he's still only played for little more than a whole season. He's young. He's a quasi-Rookie/semi-sophomore. Just because he's a Manning doesn't mean he'll be perfect all the time (would Peyton be as good as he is outside of Indianapolis' dome or without the tools he has that he's GROWN with for the last several years?). It seems many people have forgotten that.
Give him time. Who knows, he may just hit his stride today...and heading into the postseason in stride is big.
Don't pull too hard or you might sprain something...
Go Bucs! Win the Division!
Big hullabaloo here in Chicago about the starters even playing...Wrecked GrossMan prolly won't even play???
If San Diego is already eliminated and Denver is already a lock, do you happen to know why a SD win puts Pittsburgh in the playoffs?
Are you kidding? I have been on vacation since the 15th, its an effort just to will a team to win! Its back to work and school on tuesday, though.....:(
And it looks like Bruschi is going to be fine for the playoffs.
I have not a clue...the matchup stuff is black art voodoo...
Only some maintenance guy at the NFL headquarters knows...he switches it all up at night...likely to be in division/out of division won-lost on toadal points vs. etc.
Ain't it the truth, but thanks anyway. It just seems weird to me that an eliminated team can bring in a third party by beating an uninvolved team (since Denver has already clinched a bye).
All I can figure is that if SD wins, maybe that gives them a better division record than KC, thus eliminating them. Then, Pittsburgh beats out SD on tie-breaks even if Pitt. loses. I'm a Steeler fan, so I'll take any ticket to the playoffs I can get.
3. A Chargers win (note: although Chargers have been eliminated, if they win vs. Broncos and they, the Chiefs and the Steelers all finish at 10-6, you would break division ties first. Chargers would win tiebreaker vs. Chiefs based on common opponents [8-4 vs 7-5] and that would eliminate the Chiefs. They would then go to tiebreaker vs. Steelers, which Pittsburgh would win based on its head-to-head win vs. Chargers).
* Since a Washington loss opens the playoff door for Dallas. My support of the Eagles is a one-game-only event.
Thanks for that, nhoward14. I guess I was pretty close with my guess. Cool. Good luck with your game.
San Diego to win this one,....'Home Field' win rule is ON.
A pre season game is more interesting than this DEN-SD game.
Yep. BORING. (is watching Naruto on Cartoon Network instead)
I bet even KC and PIT fans are having a hard time getting through this one.
Giants-Raiders underway on ESPN.
Raiders have the ball.
G-Men should win even if they don't play anywhere near their potential. This could be the worst Raiders team ....well, since 1962 (when they went 1 - 13).
Exciting start. /sarcasm
That should have been ruled a catch and down by contact.
And Tiki has a 95-yard for a touchdown. He now has the most rushing touchdowns in Giants history...and he broke a 75-year old record with that run.
Very nice how he waited for his blockers to catch up with him. Younger backs wouldn't have had the sense to do that.
Fumble recovery! The Giants may put this one to bed early.
Prior to Indy's two post season spankings of the Broncos...Denver knocked them around on a Sunday night in Indy in 2003.
Starting to look like last night's Peach Bowl.