Re: Could a Pats 3rd Seed Be Best Route To SB ?
posted at 11/25/2012 5:24 AM EST
In response to CaptnFoxboro's comment:
Pats are starting to peak at the right time and will win out and get the #1 seed .
That said :
It used to be that almost all SB winners were #1 or #2 seeds but times are changing
( See most recent GB / G-Men V's )
Obviously us Pats fans want that #1
( BEEN DRIVING ME CRAZY HOW LUCKY BOTH TEXANS / RAVENS HAVE BEEN LATELY )
Couple , two , three thoughts if Pats have to settle for the #3 seed :
1) Last game of the season is a home game vs Dolphins and might be a moot one - so team could have option of resting players for playoff run .
2) Will likely get a manageable Wild Card opponent ( Bengals / Colts ? )
3) IMO - Broncos / Manning are the team you want to avoid in Div. round - so having them travel to Hous. / Balt (where there's a good chance of pulling an upset )
Sets up a late Jan. AFC playoff game at home vs. Manning ( Instant Classic )
I'm thinking the real danger might be allowing the Broncos to get in front of us
If that happens - AFC Championship game might go thru Denver ... arrrgh .
impossible to tell who 3 seed woudl play. right now its #6 steelers.
steelers woudl have to go 5 and 1, and have a tough schedule, to beat indy to the #5 slot. i have indy likely losing only 2 more. all unpredictable, thats why theres no way to tell.
of course i want the easiest road and prefer that over highest seed.
but ultimately i want to win, so whatever will give us that result (including in the sb :)
geat topic cap'n.