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(NFL)   Dallas Cowboys are in first place in the NFC East with an offense that leads the league in yards and is fourth in total points   (nfl.com) divider line
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2020-10-21 9:48:34 AM  
FTFA:  Though the Cowboys are in first place in a borderline comical NFC East at 2-4

I'm not sure what's borderline about the farce that's the NFC East this year.

/Eagles fan
 
2020-10-21 9:56:40 AM  
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2020-10-21 9:57:17 AM  
Someone will win that division with a 7-9 record and go to the playoffs and (probably) the Bears are going to be on the outside with a much better record.  It'll be fun to watch.
 
2020-10-21 9:58:26 AM  

Nana's Vibrator: Someone will win that division with a 7-9 record


You're being very optimistic there.
 
2020-10-21 10:03:46 AM  

Joe_diGriz: Nana's Vibrator: Someone will win that division with a 7-9 record

You're being very optimistic there.


Yeah I see a record being broken for worst team to win a division.
 
2020-10-21 10:13:28 AM  
First place in the NFC East is like being valedictorian of summer school.
 
2020-10-21 10:17:18 AM  
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2020-10-21 10:18:12 AM  

GRCooper: First place in the NFC East is like being valedictorian of summer school.


Or alternative school.
 
2020-10-21 10:22:51 AM  

Joe_diGriz: Nana's Vibrator: Someone will win that division with a 7-9 record

You're being very optimistic there.


Extremely optimistic. Took a quick look through the remaining schedules for all 4 teams, I don't see a realistic path for any NFC East team to get 6 wins currently.

Congrats to the 5-11 Washington Football Team, you've earned a ticket to be the biggest loser in the 2020 NFL WIld Card round. Hope you enjoy it!

/Giants fan
 
2020-10-21 10:33:32 AM  

BlueFalconPunch: Joe_diGriz: Nana's Vibrator: Someone will win that division with a 7-9 record

You're being very optimistic there.

Extremely optimistic. Took a quick look through the remaining schedules for all 4 teams, I don't see a realistic path for any NFC East team to get 6 wins currently.

Congrats to the 5-11 Washington Football Team, you've earned a ticket to be the biggest loser in the 2020 NFL WIld Card round. Hope you enjoy it!

/Giants fan


Watch, they pull a Beastmode and make it to the NFC Championship.
 
2020-10-21 10:34:08 AM  
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2020-10-21 10:35:13 AM  

kdawg7736: GRCooper: First place in the NFC East is like being valedictorian of summer school.

Or alternative school.


Reform school.
 
2020-10-21 10:35:40 AM  

johnny_vegas: FTFA:  Though the Cowboys are in first place in a borderline comical NFC East at 2-4

I'm not sure what's borderline about the farce that's the NFC East this year.

/Eagles fan


Watching the NFL this year just encourages the spread of COVID-19.

/just say no
//go iggles
 
2020-10-21 10:38:49 AM  

BlueFalconPunch: Joe_diGriz: Nana's Vibrator: Someone will win that division with a 7-9 record

You're being very optimistic there.

Extremely optimistic. Took a quick look through the remaining schedules for all 4 teams, I don't see a realistic path for any NFC East team to get 6 wins currently.

Congrats to the 5-11 Washington Football Team, you've earned a ticket to be the biggest loser in the 2020 NFL WIld Card round. Hope you enjoy it!

/Giants fan


fewest wins possible for a division is 3 games due to round robin. This is each team winning half of the division opponents games.

Eagles already have a win over the 49ers and a tie with Bengals. Under the scenario above, their worst record would be 4-12-1.

Cowboys would be 4-12 with their one point win over the Falcons.

Giants and Washington FC would be 3-13.

I'd be optimistic that the Eagles could take at least 4 games from this division given that the Giants and Washington FC are historically bad. Losing Dak could allow the Eagles five wins.

you know what, fark it. I started writing this supporting the notion that a team from this division should have at least 7 wins. I don't know if a team can possibly win more than 6 right now.
 
2020-10-21 10:41:31 AM  

Nana's Vibrator: Someone will win that division with a 7-9 record and go to the playoffs and (probably) the Bears are going to be on the outside with a much better record.  It'll be fun to watch.


I don't mind that. If you win your division you should get a playoff spot.

You shouldn't get a home playoff game though
 
2020-10-21 10:51:19 AM  
I'm curious which team would 'win' the division if every team lost to non-divisional opponents and tied with divisional opponents from now on?

/too lazy to do it myself
 
2020-10-21 10:57:32 AM  

great_tigers: BlueFalconPunch: Joe_diGriz: Nana's Vibrator: Someone will win that division with a 7-9 record

You're being very optimistic there.

Extremely optimistic. Took a quick look through the remaining schedules for all 4 teams, I don't see a realistic path for any NFC East team to get 6 wins currently.

Congrats to the 5-11 Washington Football Team, you've earned a ticket to be the biggest loser in the 2020 NFL WIld Card round. Hope you enjoy it!

/Giants fan

fewest wins possible for a division is 3 games due to round robin. This is each team winning half of the division opponents games.

Eagles already have a win over the 49ers and a tie with Bengals. Under the scenario above, their worst record would be 4-12-1.

Cowboys would be 4-12 with their one point win over the Falcons.

Giants and Washington FC would be 3-13.

I'd be optimistic that the Eagles could take at least 4 games from this division given that the Giants and Washington FC are historically bad. Losing Dak could allow the Eagles five wins.

you know what, fark it. I started writing this supporting the notion that a team from this division should have at least 7 wins. I don't know if a team can possibly win more than 6 right now.


Thats where my head is at as well. When I was looking through remaining games, I thought there had to be a reasonable scenario where the division winner got to 6-7 wins. Buts its just not there.

And I'll challenge your point on the Giants and the Eagles; yes, they have both been atrocious for long  stretches over the past decade, same with Washington and to a lesser extent the Cowboys, but Division games between all 4 over the same stretch have typically been close, even when meeting with lopsided records. I'm cautious about pointing to the season opener between the Eagles and Redacted's as being indicative, but it does illustrate the point.

When I get a chance later I'll write up and post the analysis I did earlier when making my original comment about the Redskins winning the division. It's a joke, obviously, but less so than it would appear at first glance.
 
2020-10-21 11:06:02 AM  

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: kdawg7736: GRCooper: First place in the NFC East is like being valedictorian of summer school.

Or alternative school.

Reform school.


Wendy O. Williams - Reform School Girls
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2020-10-21 11:09:42 AM  

smd31: I'm curious which team would 'win' the division if every team lost to non-divisional opponents and tied with divisional opponents from now on?

/too lazy to do it myself


That would be the Boys. They currently lead the division with 2 wins, and that would still be the case in your scenario.
 
2020-10-21 11:54:49 AM  
If the Cowboys win a third game, they will run away with the division.  Nobody will be able to catch them.
 
2020-10-21 12:00:00 PM  

BlueFalconPunch: smd31: I'm curious which team would 'win' the division if every team lost to non-divisional opponents and tied with divisional opponents from now on?

/too lazy to do it myself

That would be the Boys. They currently lead the division with 2 wins, and that would still be the case in your scenario.


Would it?  The division wins are due to them playing more division games.  Wouldn't it end up going to the Eagles because they have 1.5 wins outside the division to Dallas' 1 win.

(time to do actual math)
Posit: all NFC East teams lose to all non-division opponents and tie to division oppents for the rest of the year:
Dallas:
Current record: 2-4-0
Record of remaining games: 0-5-5
Final record: 2-9-5

Philly:
Current record: 1-4-1
Record of remaining games: 0-5-5
Final record: 1-9-6

NYG:
Current record: 1-5-0
Record of remaining games: 0-6-4
Final record: 1-11-4

WFT:
Current record: 1-5-0
Record of remaining games: 0-6-4
Final record: 1-11-4

So you were correct.  It would be Dallas by half a game, by the virtue of them and Philly having the same amount of divisional games left.
 
2020-10-21 12:10:48 PM  

beth_lida: [Fark user image image 425x277]


Well, he does own the highest valued  sports franchise in the world, makes a metric Fark ton of money from it, and, oh yeah, that team  does have 5 rings. How many NFL teams have even 3?
 
2020-10-21 12:17:04 PM  

Gubbo: Nana's Vibrator: Someone will win that division with a 7-9 record and go to the playoffs and (probably) the Bears are going to be on the outside with a much better record.  It'll be fun to watch.

I don't mind that. If you win your division you should get a playoff spot.

You shouldn't get a home playoff game though


Home playoff game in first round is fine.

The margin of error is much thinner for a team which wins their division going 7-9 than for one which wins 12-4.
 
2020-10-21 12:31:25 PM  
Not mentioned at all in the comments is the fact McCarthy seems to have already lost the support of his team, and it only took 6 weeks to hit that point.

If this follows the Packers timeline we are going to see lots of conferences talking about pad level and individual accountability followed by statement cuts.

Should be fun.
 
2020-10-21 12:56:03 PM  

BlueFalconPunch: Congrats to the 5-11 Washington Football Team, you've earned a ticket to be the biggest loser in the 2020 NFL WIld Card round. Hope you enjoy it!

/Giants fan


I'll take it!

/WFT fan
 
2020-10-21 12:57:49 PM  

mattgsx: Not mentioned at all in the comments is the fact McCarthy seems to have already lost the support of his team, and it only took 6 weeks to hit that point.

If this follows the Packers timeline we are going to see lots of conferences talking about pad level and individual accountability followed by statement cuts.

Should be fun.


I can't wait until we get to the QB yelling at MM's playcalling mid-game from the field

"Stupid farking call!"
 
2020-10-21 1:19:49 PM  

beth_lida: [Fark user image 425x277]


Colin Cowherd made a good point recently.  The Cowboys have not made a Conference Championship game in the past 25 years.  The other teams on that list?

Bengals
Browns
Football Team
Lions
Dolphins
Bills

In other words, laughingstocks and perennial losers.  That is what the Cowboys are now and should be treated accordingly.
 
2020-10-21 2:15:15 PM  
There is a very good reason why it has been dubbed NFC Least
 
2020-10-21 2:38:07 PM  

BlueFalconPunch: smd31: I'm curious which team would 'win' the division if every team lost to non-divisional opponents and tied with divisional opponents from now on?

/too lazy to do it myself

That would be the Boys. They currently lead the division with 2 wins, and that would still be the case in your scenario.


Yeah, I thought about that an hour or so after I posted what I posted.  I was like, "oh wait, that's easy...Cowboys have 2 Ws already, so they would win in that scenario...."

Well, thank you (and to you abmoraz) for entertaining me. :)
 
2020-10-21 3:45:02 PM  

AlHarris31: mattgsx: Not mentioned at all in the comments is the fact McCarthy seems to have already lost the support of his team, and it only took 6 weeks to hit that point.

If this follows the Packers timeline we are going to see lots of conferences talking about pad level and individual accountability followed by statement cuts.

Should be fun.

I can't wait until we get to the QB yelling at MM's playcalling mid-game from the field

"Stupid farking call!"


I'd settle for Dalton telling the press he couldn't understand a play call on a crucial third down because of MM's accent, or MM benching Zeke for a minor team infraction and then needing to justify it in a post-game presser.
 
2020-10-21 4:41:24 PM  

bfh0417: beth_lida: [Fark user image image 425x277]

Well, he does own the highest valued  sports franchise in the world, makes a metric Fark ton of money from it, and, oh yeah, that team  does have 5 rings. How many NFL teams have even 3?


9ers, Broncos, Packers, Steelers, Giants, Pats, Raiders, Redskins, so 25%
 
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