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A Jaguar Playoff Birth... Ideal Scenario

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Since our beloved Jags have given themselves a chance to make a playoff run this season, I thought I’d give you guys a hand with the best case scenario for the Jags to make the playoffs each week. Our chances at a wildcard spot are likely unless we suffer a complete collapse, or Kerry Collins goes down. The Titans are beastly this season, and I for one am completely shocked. I never thought they’d stand a chance with VY, however, without him they seem to be legitimate contenders.

If the Titans win the division, which seems like a real possibility right now, we will be again playing for a Wild Card spot. So, I’ll base each week’s best case scenario on us battling for a Wild Card until we overtake the division.

Ideally, we want clear cut winners of each division and clear cut losers, no hard fought battles for any AFC division title (besides the AFC South). Because that’s the case, I’ll outline each team we want to dominate their division. You should root for these teams each week if you’re so inclined.

AFC North – Baltimore Ravens: This whole division is upside down, and we get to play every team in it… Starting with the Steelers in 2 weeks. Root for the Ravens each week to take a commanding lead.

AFC East – Buffalo Bills: They own the tiebreaker against us and we don’t want a Wild Card battle to come down between us and them… We need them to handily win their division.

AFC West – Broncos: I really don’t have any confidence in this team’s ability, but I love their coach. Shanahan has got these guys playing well and Cutler seems to be a long-term answer, although he’s no Elway. Ideally they continue to dominate their division, which is weak besides San Diego. Thankfully we don’t play San Diego this year, however, I really can’t see this division NOT being competitive. Ideally, though the Broncos run away with the title. However, we play them later in the season, so if we beat them it’ll be ok if they don’t claim the title as long as our record is as good as or better than theirs.

AFC South – Jaguars…

This week’s key match-ups based on this scenario:

  1. Denver @ Kansas City – Root for Denver to move to 4-0 and thereby take a commanding lead in the division.
  2. Arizona @ NY Jets – Always root for the NFC when they play an AFC team as a rule of thumb. In this case, root for them as long as it isn’t a team we want to win their division.
  3. Minnesota @ Tennessee – The Titans MUST be stopped… Hopefully Jared Allen gives Kerry Collins constant harassment. We want VY back at the helm!
  4. San Diego @ Oakland – Root for the Raiders to pull out a victory… they’ll collapse soon enough… it’s inevitable.
  5. Buffalo @ St. Louis – The Bills need to handily win their division
  6. Baltimore @ Pittsburgh – We want the Ravens to do what the Eagles did to the Steelers last week… Soften them up a bit for us… who am I kidding, we want the Ravens to flat out pummel them!
  7. Cleveland VS. Cincy – Both teams are horrible and neither has a real chance at success this year, root for whomever you please, or better yet, don't even watch this train wreck!

-Collin

The current division standings are below...

 

East Division 

W

L

T

PCT

PF

PA

Home

Road

DIV

CONF

Strk

Last5

Buffalo Bills

Bills  

3

0

1.00

78

49

2-0

1-0

0-0

2-0

W3

3-0

New England Patriots

Patriots  

2

1

.667

49

58

1-1

1-0

1-1

2-1

L1

2-1

New York Jets

Jets  

1

2

.333

59

81

0-1

1-1

1-1

1-2

L2

1-2

Miami Dolphins

Dolphins  

1

2

.333

62

64

0-1

1-1

1-1

1-1

W1

1-2

 

West Division 

W

L

T

PCT

PF

PA

Home

Road

DIV

CONF

Strk

Last5

Denver Broncos

Broncos  

3

0

 

1.00

114

84

2-0

1-0

2-0

2-0

W3

3-0

Oakland Raiders

Raiders  

1

2

 

.333

60

73

0-1

1-1

1-1

1-2

L1

1-2

San Diego Chargers

Chargers  

1

2

.333

110

94

1-1

0-1

0-1

1-1

W1

1-2

Kansas City Chiefs

Chiefs  

0

3

 

.000

32

78

0-1

0-2

0-1

0-2

L3

0-3

 

North Division 

W

L

T

PCT

PF

PA

Home

Road

DIV

CONF

Strk

Last5

Baltimore Ravens

Ravens  

2

0

 

1.00

45

20

2-0

0-0

2-0

2-0

W2

2-0

Pittsburgh Steelers

Steelers  

2

1

 

.667

54

38

1-0

1-1

1-0

2-0

L1

2-1

Cincinnati Bengals

Bengals  

0

3

.000

40

67

0-1

0-2

0-1

0-2

L3

0-3

Cleveland Browns

Browns  

0

3

.000

26

66

0-2

0-1

0-2

0-2

L3

0-3

 

South Division 

W

L

T

PCT

PF

PA

Home

Road

DIV

CONF

Strk

Last5

Tennessee Titans

Titans  

3

0

 

1.00

72

29

2-0

1-0

2-0

3-0

W3

3-0

Jacksonville Jaguars

Jaguars  

1

2

 

.333

49

58

0-1

1-1

1-1

1-2

W1

1-2

Indianapolis Colts

Colts  

1

2

 

.333

52

67

0-2

1-0

0-1

0-1

L1

1-2

Houston Texans

Texans  

0

2

.000

29

69

0-0

0-2

0-1

0-2

L2

0-2