Originally Posted by EmpireEmperor
It's looking like the NFC East title might come down to that Cowboys/Redskins game in the last week of the season.
It will certainly be interesting. Redskins have the easiest game next week, as they play the Eagles; the Cowboys go up against a Saints team that just raped the Bucs, and the Giants have the Ravens, although they have been backpedaling as of late.
If both of those teams lose next week, then Dallas needs to win against Washington and the Giants to lose to the Eagles to make it in.
If the Giants lose next week, they are out of the playoffs (unless Seattle loses their next two games and Chicago loses one of their next two) even if both Washington and Dallas lose, and the winner of the Dallas-Washington game wins the division.
If all three teams win next week, then the winner of the Dallas-Washington game wins the division.
If all three teams lose next week, then the winner of the Dallas-Washington game wins the division.
The only way New York wins the division is if they win both of their next two games, and Dallas and Washington both lose next week.
The division can send three teams to the playoffs if all three win next week, the Giants beat the Eagles, and Washington and Dallas tie, and the Seahawks and Bears lose both of their next two games.
I'm having a lot of fun with the ESPN playoff machine.