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Bucs definitely have the easiest schedule left. They essentially only have one remaining game they could lose (Bills).

And so far their schedule has been a cake walk. They’ve played two quality opponents and split them (Dallas & Rams)

15-2 is very realistic for them.

So to lock up the #1 seed I think the Cards are legitimately going to have to go at least 15-2 and hope we have tiebreakers over Tampa.
Of course upsets do happen. However, if the Bucs’ only remaining loss is to Buffalo, the bad news is that at 15-2, one of our losses would have to be against the Colts (our only remaining AFC game) to have any chance of winning the tie-breaker against Tampa Bay. Otherwise, our presumed two losses would both be in the NFC, dooming us in the conference-games tie-breaker.
 

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My only thoughts involve if going undefeated, would we be considered the best team of all time? I truly believe, if so, we would have bragging rights forever.

I know, long way to go yet. But taking it one game at a time, it isn't totally out of the question.

The Cards are favored in each particular game the rest of the regular season. And if you hurry and bet $100 on them going undefeated, you will win $6500, according to the current odds. But that will go down considerably with each win. Even if you only bet $10, at those odds today you would win $650.

I don't know who is offering those odds, for I just read it in a current article which stated that it was posted in the last 24 hours.
 

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Well it’s still win our division first, obstacles are things you see when you take your eye off the goal. Already pretty tested this year, can we maintain it? I think so, acutually think we can win with colt if Kyler goes down, team is better rounded overall. But the run stats are a lot of clean up, need some more smash mouth early for amy other an.
 
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How crazy is this? I don't know whether this is unique or I just haven't paid attention before due to our record not being this good since 1974.

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And at this juncture, not a single AFC team with less than 2 losses!
 

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Of course upsets do happen. However, if the Bucs’ only remaining loss is to Buffalo, the bad news is that at 15-2, one of our losses would have to be against the Colts (our only remaining AFC game) to have any chance of winning the tie-breaker against Tampa Bay. Otherwise, our presumed two losses would both be in the NFC, dooming us in the conference-games tie-breaker.
Yeah I’m not exactly sure how it works. But I think before conference games the tiebreaker comes down to your record vs common opponents. Since they lost to the Rams and we beat the Rams, that definitely gives us a leg up at the moment.
 

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Yeah I’m not exactly sure how it works. But I think before conference games the tiebreaker comes down to your record vs common opponents. Since they lost to the Rams and we beat the Rams, that definitely gives us a leg up at the moment.
Record against common opponents comes before conference record in tie-breakers only when breaking ties between teams within the same division. When breaking ties between teams from different divisions, conference record comes before common games.
 
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Latest. Surprised to see the Patriots, Steelers snd Falcons in there.
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I would not worry about Panthers right now. Got Bills, Bucs x 2 & Saints to end season
 
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If we win our next two, not only are we in the playoffs, but we clinch the division with a Rams and San Francisco lose in there as well..



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If we win our next two, not only are we in the playoffs, but we clinch the division.

We have 6 games left and a 2 game lead in the division. Winning those two would give us at least a 3 game lead over the Rams, plus the tie breaker for sweeping them. There is also a way we clinch a playoff stop next week.


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We probably can only afford a loss to the Colts, if at all, if we want that #1 seed or 2).
 
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