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Sunday, January 1, 2012

2011 NFL SEASON: WEEK 17



Happy 2012!

Since the 2006 season, the NFL instituted the policy of Fox and CBS to both air doubleheaders in Week 17 to maximize coverage of playoff clinching scenarios. There is one snafu with it… The NFL’s television rules. If you live in an area where the local team is at home, the NFL cannot air another game at the same time the home team is playing.

For example, in Houston, the Texans are at home so that means that there will be no Fox early game aired within 75 miles of the Houston area. Meanwhile, in Dallas, there will be doubleheaders on Fox and CBS because the Cowboys are playing on Sunday Night. And even if the Cowboys and Giants were playing a day game, there still would be another game aired at the same time.

Got it…? Good!

Now the picks…

If the playoffs started right now...






ELIMINATED
Colts, Rams, Vikings, Panthers, Jaguars, Bills, Panthers, Browns, Dolphins, Buccaneers, Redskins, Cardinals, Bears, Chiefs, Eagles, Chargers, Seahawks

AFC IN THE HUNT
Raiders (8-7), Titans (8-7), Jets (8-7)

The Patriots clinch HOME-FIELD ADVANTAGE throughout the AFC playoffs with either:
1.    a win or tie
2.    Ravens loss/tie AND Steelers loss/tie

The Ravens clinch the AFC NORTH and a FIRST-ROUND BYE with either:
1.    a win
2.    a tie AND Steelers loss/tie
3.    Steelers loss

The Ravens clinch HOME-FIELD ADVANTAGE throughout the AFC playoffs with a win AND Patriots loss.

The Steelers clinch the AFC NORTH and a FIRST-ROUND BYE with either:
1.    a win AND Ravens loss/tie
2.    Steelers tie AND Ravens loss

The Steelers clinch HOME-FIELD ADVANTAGE throughout the AFC playoffs with the following: a win, Ravens loss/tie, AND Patriots loss.

The Broncos clinch the AFC WEST with either:
1.    a win
2.    a tie and Raiders loss/tie
3.    Raiders loss

The Raiders clinches the AFC WEST with either:
1.    a win AND Broncos loss/tie
2.    a tie AND Broncos loss

The Raiders clinch a PLAYOFF SPOT with a win AND one of the following:
1.    a Bengals loss AND Titans loss/tie
2.    a Bengals loss AND Jets loss

The Bengals clinch a PLAYOFF SPOT with either:
1.    a win/tie
2.    Jets loss/tie AND either a Raiders loss/tie or Broncos loss/tie

The Jets clinch a PLAYOFF SPOT with the following: a win, Bengals loss, Titans loss/tie, AND either AND either a Raiders loss/tie or Broncos loss/tie.

The Titans clinch a PLAYOFF SPOT with a win, a Bengals loss, AND one of following:
1.    Jets win AND either a Raiders loss/tie or Broncos loss/tie
2.    Jet loss/tie AND both the Raiders and Broncos win


NFC IN THE HUNT
Cowboys (8-7)

The 49ers clinch a FIRST-ROUND BYE with either:
1.    a win
2.    a tie AND Saints loss/tie
3.    Saints loss

The Saints clinch a FIRST-ROUND BYE with either:
1.    a win AND 49ers loss/tie
2.    a Saints tie AND 49ers loss

The Giants clinch the NFC EAST with a win or tie.

The Cowboys clinch the NFC EAST with a win.

Monica Roberts has her picks for Week 17 up. We are tied going into the final week of the regular season so every game matters. Somehow I managed to blow a 4-game lead.

My cat, Tristan, is no longer allowed to make my picks.

WEEK 16:           8-8
TOTAL:               152-88

BREAKDOWN OF RECORD

MONICA
NOON
3PM
NIGHT
HOME
AWAY
TV
≤ 8 PTS
OT
WK 16
12-4
6-4
0-3
2-1
7-4
1-4
3-3
3-5
0-1
TOTAL
152-88
78-53
45-22
29-13
89-43
63-45
58-30
73-50
7-5


Kickoff Times are Central Time
Picks Indicated in BOLD
Sunday Day Games for the Dallas-Fort Worth Area are indicated with (DFW)

NFL 2011 Week 17 TV Distribution Map

SUNDAY (1/1) DOUBLE DOUBLEHEADER

NOON FOX
Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints (DFW)
Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers
Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings
Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles
San Francisco 49ers at St. Louis Rams

NOON CBS
Tennessee Titans at Houston Texans (DFW)
Indianapolis Colts at Jacksonville Jaguars
New York Jets at Miami Dolphins
Buffalo Bills at New England Patriots


3PM FOX
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons (DFW)
Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals

3PM CBS
Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos (DFW)
Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals
Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns
San Diego Chargers at Oakland Raiders


SUNDAY NIGHT (REGULAR SEASON FINALE, GAME 256)
Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants NBC 7:20 PM

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