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    I thought I'd just start this thread to discuss our playoff hopes.

    Here's the remaining schedule:

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    I feel like Houston will put us down for 2 losses. I also think @NE is a likely loss. That leaves 6 games undecided:

    Miami --- it's at home. Tannehill is dinged up. We're missing 2 guys. Logic says we squeak this one out. Moore can make things work if Tannehill doesn't play, and Miami's D is good. But I still feel like we should take this one, even if it's close.
    @Jax --- Indy didn't forget that last second loss, and should have a bit of a mean streak in them for this one.
    Buffalo --- they're a bit of a mess, especially defensively. I feel like this one should be a win. Not entirely sure how they have 3 wins.
    @Detroit --- Man, I dunno 'bout this one. If Stafford and Megatron decide to show up, and Suh makes permanent residence hanging around Luck's neck, we could lose this one.
    Titans --- This could be another loss. Titans remember that last second loss and play at a very high level. Orrrrrr..... the Colts just know how to beat them and pull out another one. Could go either way.
    @KC --- KC doesn't put a lot of fear in me, at least at this point in the season. Colts win.

    So that puts us at 3 more wins, 3 more losses, and 3 "could go either way"s. If we split the undecideds and round down, we're lookin at 8-8, and a slim/moderate chance at getting in. If we split the undecideds and round up, we're 9-7 and in a decent chance for a wildcard.

    Our likely competition down the stretch is Miami, Pitt, and SD. Pitt seems to have a favorable schedule, whereas the other 3 have similar, slightly-tougher schedules. SD is sliding hard, and while Miami has been a nice surprise, I'm not entirely sold yet. I see Pitt being the likely 5th, as I don't see them overtaking Balt for the North title. I'm not sure what SD is doing, so they are probly the weakest of the teams fighting for that last spot, unless they turn it around... which they are capable of doing. But as of right now, that really leaves slot 6 up for Indy and Miami.

    Sunday's game is probly the most massively important game of the year, IF Indy has real aspirations for a playoff berth.

    This is a win-win situation for Indy, though. We could win a lot, get some good playoff experience. If we go on a bit of a slide, we'll see a better draft pick. You can't really lose either way. If you try to win, but lose, well, you gained experience, and you'll add a nice piece in the off-season. If you try to win, and win --- great experience.

    I'd rather go with the playoff experience, I suppose. BUT... that can also put a lot of pressure on future incarnations of this team. If you make the playoffs this year, the pressure and expectations in subsequent years, imo, is greater, and really this year all I was looking for was some foundation building, growth and experience for our rookies to build upon. Making the playoffs would just be icing on a cake.
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    I was thinking about this the other day and in my mind being optimistic I figured 8-8 but probably 7-9. The three winners would be JAX, KC, and that last game against Houston where they'll pull their starters. Would love to be wrong but no matter what this year without having to see Curtis Painter and no future at that point has been such a blessing. Actually a big thanks to Painter for making this transition so much easier.
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    I'm not entirely sure Houston will be resting their starters, they may have 3-4 losses at that point and still be playing for a higher seeding.
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    I loved your tirade about the playoffs. Very memorable.
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    For rough predictions I normally look at it this way: You will win 1/5 "unwinnable" games, 1/2 of games that should go either way, and about 3/4 of the games you should win for predictions sake. Here's how I rank em:

    Unwinnable
    - New England
    - Houston(2)

    Winnable
    - Miami
    - Jacksonville (not a "should win" game cuz they ALWAYS play us tight)
    - Buffalo
    - Detroit
    - Tennessee

    Should win
    - Kansas City

    So we have 0.6 + 2.5 + 0.75 = 3.85 wins.

    So based on a rough estimate, I think we will end up either 7-9 or 8-8. My gut tells me that we're not gonna get the 4 wins, that despite his success up until this point one of these fourth quarter drives Luck is finally gonna stall on a 3rd and long.

    So I'm guessing we go 7-9 and miss the playoffs.

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    For rough predictions I normally look at it this way: You will win 1/5 "unwinnable" games, 1/2 of games that should go either way, and about 3/4 of the games you should win for predictions sake. Here's how I rank em:

    Unwinnable
    - New England
    - Houston(2)

    Winnable
    - Miami
    - Jacksonville (not a "should win" game cuz they ALWAYS play us tight)
    - Buffalo
    - Detroit
    - Tennessee

    Should win
    - Kansas City

    So we have 0.6 + 2.5 + 0.75 = 3.85 wins.

    So based on a rough estimate, I think we will end up either 7-9 or 8-8. My gut tells me that we're not gonna get the 4 wins, that despite his success up until this point one of these fourth quarter drives Luck is finally gonna stall on a 3rd and long.

    So I'm guessing we go 7-9 and miss the playoffs.
    Pretty good analysis. I think KC is the best chance of a win.... I also agree with your "winnable" list.

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    I do think the early season success and current playoff positioning means TPTB are going to be thinking 'win now' more than lessons and draft picks. Still hard to predict how this young of a team will respond to what is still a long season....
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