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21 Dec 2012

NFL Lowdown: Week 16

Welcome back, true believers! I know the ol' Football Outsiders server had a rough week, but I have been a busy badger over at Sports on Earth. Once you get caught up on all the DVOA goodness, be sure to check out the Lowdown -- with no apocalypse jokes and minimal Jets nonsense, because you need the break -- then poke around my new digs to find a long article full of ... Jets nonsense.

Posted by: Mike Tanier on 21 Dec 2012

8 comments, Last at 24 Dec 2012, 2:44am by frievalt

Comments

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by DavidL :: Fri, 12/21/2012 - 6:11pm

"Think of the Cardinals loss as the $50 cable bill the Dolphins never paid when they moved out of their first apartment. It is now red-flagging their mortgage."

That is fantastic.

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by PatsFan :: Fri, 12/21/2012 - 7:39pm

For the Pats, too.

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by justanothersteve :: Fri, 12/21/2012 - 11:10pm

You have the final score of the Packers-Titans as 27-13. Does this mean you actually expect Mason Crosby to make two field goals or is he going to start missing extra points now?

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by LionInAZ :: Sat, 12/22/2012 - 1:07am

Deleted because of bad arithmetic.

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by buzzorhowl (not verified) :: Sat, 12/22/2012 - 1:32am

I'd just like to point out that Charlie Casserly is no longer on the Redskins' payroll and that everyone currently involved with the team seems to recognize that RG3's playing style will require them to have a backup actually capable of winning games--so, not Rex Grossman.

If there are any serious Kirk Cousins trade discussions after the season, expect widespread fan mutiny. But if there are, I will be very surprised.

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by greybeard :: Sat, 12/22/2012 - 7:27pm

Are we even sure that Shanahan will not bench RG3 for Cousins given who the hot hand is?

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by Jerry :: Sat, 12/22/2012 - 7:19am

"If the Jets, Dolphins and an AFC North team all manage to go 8-8, the Jets leapfrog over the Dolphins by virtue of the three-way common opponent tiebreaker system."

The tie within the division is resolved first. The Jets may leapfrog the Dolphins there, but it's not a three-way tiebreaker.

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by frievalt :: Mon, 12/24/2012 - 2:44am

Here are all 64 non-tie NFC playoff scenarios in graphic form, distribute this graphic as you see fit:

http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/3311/nfcplayoffs.png