No disrespect to the Rams, and it's not just because they lost to the 49ers today but I truly believe it is a three horse race to the #1 seed between us, the Saints and Packers.
Thanks to renofox for setting me straight, the Saints are 9-2 and Packers are 8-3, the Seahawks - not to jinx or anything - SHOULD be 8-3 by tomorrow night.
Not to make an @ss out of you and me but I assume two of the three will be 8-3 by this time tomorrow night.
(And btw, above may not be the true seed order as I have no idea between those three teams who has the edge)...
So let's take an honest look at the remaining schedules for all three.
vs Giants W
vs Jets W
@ Washington W
vs Rams W
@ 49ers L
Finish 12-4. We drop one of those division games, just because, well, division games.
@ Eagles W
vs Chiefs L
vs Vikings L
@ Panthers W
Finish 11-5. Without Brees ultimately dooms them.
vs Eagles W
@ Lions W
vs Panthers W
vs Titans L
@ Bears L
Finish 11-5. Admittedly this is a bit wishful thinking on my part as they could easily finish 12-4 sweeping the Bears but I am giving the Bears the benefit of the doubt at home.
If both the Packers and Seahawks finish 12-4, I have no idea who wins the tie breaker. I have a strong feeling it WILL come down to tie breakers regardless of teams. I cannot impress upon you enough how much I despise the Packers. That smug jerk at QB, I can barely stand looking at his face, lol.
Saints I really feel they will trail off with their situation at QB and a reasonably tough remaining schedule. Packers are a bit worrisome but I think the Titans and Panthers will give them problems if not the Lions and Bears even.
I know, I know, I could easily add the Rams to this equation but hey it's my thread so I can do what I want.