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baja
12-08-2012, 05:08 PM
Which game would chose and why.

Marshall Dumervil
12-08-2012, 05:09 PM
NE, no explanation necessary.

baja
12-08-2012, 05:11 PM
Houston would have 2 loses and we would have 2 loses with the tie breaker. Win out and we are the one seed.

baja
12-08-2012, 05:12 PM
NE, no explanation necessary.

Actually there is.

read post #3

Kaylore
12-08-2012, 05:12 PM
I'd rather know I can beat NE in Foxborough.

Agamemnon
12-08-2012, 05:12 PM
Houston would have 2 loses and we would have 2 loses with the tie breaker. Win out and we are the one seed.

Yes, but New England is the team I hate out of those three.

baja
12-08-2012, 05:14 PM
Some might chose New England because we could still lose to the Ravens and still get #2 seed if we win the last two games.

HAT
12-08-2012, 05:15 PM
The next one.....

ColoradoDarin
12-08-2012, 05:16 PM
NE

Because screw them.

MagicHef
12-08-2012, 05:16 PM
I'd much rather play in Houston than in Foxboro or Baltimore. I'd pick NE.

baja
12-08-2012, 05:19 PM
I'd much rather play in Houston than in Foxboro or Baltimore. I'd pick NE.

If you had chosen Houston we could likely have the one seed and all that brings IE The likelihood New England at home in the AFCC game.

baja
12-08-2012, 05:27 PM
At first glance many will chose NE but if you think about it we are better off taking the Houston win because it's a real good shot at the #1 seed guaranteeing home field through out the playoffs.

R8R H8R
12-08-2012, 05:48 PM
At first glance many will chose NE but if you think about it we are better off taking the Houston win because it's a real good shot at the #1 seed guaranteeing home field through out the playoffs.
I understand your thinking, but I would still pick NE just because I think they are the better team, although Monday's game might prove otherwise. However, beating NE at Foxborough would go a long way towards confidence in playing them at home during the playoffs.

Tim
12-08-2012, 05:49 PM
Houston

winstoncup bronco
12-08-2012, 06:02 PM
I'd much rather play in Houston than in Foxboro

Couldn't agree more. Playing the Patriots at NE in January is a tall order for any team.

winstoncup bronco
12-08-2012, 06:05 PM
Even though I picked NE, I still remember some around here waving off the loss to Atlanta as no big deal, since they weren't even a conference opponent.

I know I'd sure love to have that extra W right now.

cutthemdown
12-08-2012, 06:07 PM
Why would anyone make a stupid wish like that. I would wish to have won one of the Superbowls we lost. Duh!

rugbythug
12-08-2012, 06:07 PM
96 Playoff game against the Jags

baja
12-08-2012, 06:08 PM
Why would anyone make a stupid wish like that. I would wish to have won one of the Superbowls we lost. Duh!

There has always got to be one...

baja
12-08-2012, 06:10 PM
96 Playoff game against the Jags

Not one of the choices but that was the toughest loss ever for me, even tougher than the SB loses.

cutthemdown
12-08-2012, 06:13 PM
There has always got to be one...

It always seems to be me lol!

cutthemdown
12-08-2012, 06:15 PM
96 Playoff game against the Jags

I was going to say that but then we still need 1 more win for Superbowl, so I would change it to the niners Superbowl for sure. I had to hear about that one for years from a friend of mine who is a Niner fan.

Dr. Broncenstein
12-08-2012, 06:16 PM
96 Playoff game against the Jags

This. Most painful day as a Bronco fan.

cutthemdown
12-08-2012, 06:21 PM
This. Most painful day as a Bronco fan.

wow really? The Superbowls still seemed worst to me. Especially the skins uug man we could have beaten them IMO. But yeah 96 was right up there with the Superbowl losses.

I can remember though being a really upset 7 yr old when we lost to Dallas. That one still may hurt the worst but its been so long we forget how much we all loved those Broncos.

spdirty
12-08-2012, 06:31 PM
At first glance many will chose NE but if you think about it we are better off taking the Houston win because it's a real good shot at the #1 seed guaranteeing home field through out the playoffs.

I voted before thinking about it. Yeah I'd rather have HFA, but damn I hate New England.

Drunken.Broncoholic
12-08-2012, 07:08 PM
NE so half our fan base wouldn't be as afraid of them.

CEH
12-08-2012, 07:16 PM
Rewin against HOU
Beat Balt - 12-2 and #1 seed with tiebreaker over HOU
Lose to Balt 11-3 and outside looking in

Rewin against NE
Beat Balt 12-2 #2 seed 13-1 Houston
Lose Balt 11-3 and outside looking in



#1 seed baby and everyone comes to Denver

Old Dude
12-08-2012, 07:26 PM
Not to hijack the thread, but I'm hearing more and more on ESPN and NFL Network about how teams don't really want to come visit Denver in January.

baja
12-08-2012, 07:43 PM
Couldn't agree more. Playing the Patriots at NE in January is a tall order for any team.

Taking a Houston win would put us ahead of NE. We would be 11 & 2, one game ahead of NE currently at 10 & 3. There is no advantage to taking a win over NE because a win over Houston gives us the same thing relative to NE plus a good shot at over taking Houston for the #1 over all.

MagicHef
12-08-2012, 08:13 PM
Taking a Houston win would put us ahead of NE. We would be 11 & 2, one game ahead of NE currently at 10 & 3. There is no advantage to taking a win over NE because a win over Houston gives us the same thing relative to NE plus a good shot at over taking Houston for the #1 over all.

But if we lose to BAL and NE wins out, they would have the tiebreaker and we would then travel to Foxboro rather than Houston. I'm really not concerned about travelling to Houston, they've actually played worse at home than on the road this season. I'm very worried about playing at Foxboro.

baja
12-08-2012, 08:15 PM
But if we lose to BAL and NE wins out, they would have the tiebreaker and we would then travel to Foxboro rather than Houston.

If we lose to Bmore they will anyway even with the Houston win.

MagicHef
12-08-2012, 08:17 PM
If we lose to Bmore they will anyway.

Not if we won the NE game, per your original question.

errand
12-08-2012, 08:19 PM
Houston would have 2 loses and we would have 2 loses with the tie breaker. Win out and we are the one seed.

This^

Home field advantage throughout the playoffs would a be a major plus to our team. Since the NFL went to seeding in the playoffs (1975)

24 of the AFC's top seeds played for the conference title (67%)

18 of the AFC's top seeds made it to the Super Bowl (50%)

The one down side is that only 6 of them won the Super Bowl (17%)

RhymesayersDU
12-08-2012, 08:21 PM
Houston would have 2 loses and we would have 2 loses with the tie breaker. Win out and we are the one seed.

****, I voted NE but clearly didn't think it through. Should have voted Houston.

baja
12-08-2012, 08:22 PM
Not if we won the NE game, per your original question.

Good point - gets complicated doesn't it.

I am willing to bet we rock Bmore.

errand
12-08-2012, 08:37 PM
NE so half our fan base wouldn't be as afraid of them.

Makes no sense to fear any team in the NFL...we have the horses to compete with any of the top teams.

oubronco
12-08-2012, 10:34 PM
I'll wait till after the season before I choose

lonestar
12-09-2012, 12:21 AM
Houston would have 2 loses and we would have 2 loses with the tie breaker. Win out and we are the one seed.

This makes the most sense, please change my NE to Houston.

troyjbath
12-09-2012, 12:55 AM
NE. You have to beat the best to be the best! Plus...I hat them!

lonestar
12-09-2012, 02:40 AM
NE. You have to beat the best to be the best! Plus...I hat them!

I hat them also. Tip of the hat that is.

Ratboy
12-09-2012, 03:31 AM
NE.

Because **** NE.

Rock Chalk
12-09-2012, 08:58 AM
Houston. This is simple ****ing math people. No need to play in Foxborough. We beat Houston we are he #1 seed right now.

KS Bronco
12-09-2012, 09:11 AM
Wouldn't change a thing! Without our 2-3 record, we wouldn't have been granted rights to Trindon Holiday on the waiver wire! He's become a vital part of our special teams, which has made us a complete team.

baja
12-09-2012, 10:21 AM
Wouldn't change a thing! Without our 2-3 record, we wouldn't have been granted rights to Trindon Holiday on the waiver wire! He's become a vital part of our special teams, which has made us a complete team.

Except you don't know that.

MagicHef
12-09-2012, 11:09 AM
Houston. This is simple ****ing math people. No need to play in Foxborough. We beat Houston we are he #1 seed right now.

If we beat Houston it is still possible for NE to get the #1 seed.

Bronco Yoda
12-09-2012, 11:37 AM
Even though I picked NE, I still remember some around here waving off the loss to Atlanta as no big deal, since they weren't even a conference opponent.

I know I'd sure love to have that extra W right now.

That game still pisses me off. I still say they got fortunate playing us early with that Amoeba D. Those early turnovers killed us before the game even started. Wish we could play them again. Maybe in Feb. :thumbs:

Dedhed
12-09-2012, 11:43 AM
None. I prefer having lost to the teams we're likely to play in the playoffs. I think it's always tougher to beat a team the 2nd time you play them, and I think that's an advantage in the post-season.

Drunken.Broncoholic
12-09-2012, 11:53 AM
It feels good not to have any losses from teams were not supposed to have losses from

SeedReaver
12-09-2012, 11:54 AM
After reading some Pats forums, it feels good that they are just as scared to play the Broncos at Mile High as we are playing the Pats in Foxborough.

theAPAOps5
12-09-2012, 11:54 AM
I assume Baja meant this year. Is easy, NE. Because of where we are in standings. I am assuming the wish is granted now, and not earlier in the season when the picture isn't clear.

Yes the reason is that history dictates playing in Baltimore has never been good for us. I am not saying we lose, but playing the odds I would rather play to avoid another destination that has left our team preparing their anuses..... In Foxborough.

KS Bronco
12-09-2012, 12:13 PM
Except you don't know that.

The other team (I think Detroit) to put a claim on him was 3-3 at the time. We were awarded rights because of the worse record. So, had we had another loss, Leonard would be returning all the kicks.

baja
12-09-2012, 12:14 PM
None. I prefer having lost to the teams we're likely to play in the playoffs. I think it's always tougher to beat a team the 2nd time you play them, and I think that's an advantage in the post-season.

That's a valid point. I thought about making 'none' an option and probably should have.

If we win out and NE loses one we can still get the 2nd seed which is light years ahead of a 3 or 4 seed.

Another point in this fantasy scenario is if we end up playing Houston in Houston for the AFCC Manning has played more games in that stadium than Mile High II.

baja
12-09-2012, 12:18 PM
The other team (I think Detroit) to put a claim on him was 3-3 at the time. We were awarded rights because of the worse record. So, had we had another loss, Leonard would be returning all the kicks.

Are you sure about that? I thought the wavier wire pecking order went by the previous year's records until about the 6th game of the current season.

Gutless Drunk
12-09-2012, 12:19 PM
The other team (I think Detroit) to put a claim on him was 3-3 at the time. We were awarded rights because of the worse record. So, had we had another loss, Leonard would be returning all the kicks.

The Colts were the team that tried to claim him.

http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_22019561/trindon-holliday-fast-track-denver-fame-broncos-kick

KS Bronco
12-09-2012, 12:22 PM
The Colts were the team that tried to claim him.

Yup, thanks for the correction! (knew it was a northern team)

Rock Chalk
12-09-2012, 04:06 PM
If we beat Houston it is still possible for NE to get the #1 seed.

Um, if we beat Houston, we are 11-2 right now tied with Houston and owning the tiebreaker. The Pats are at 9-3 with their game against Houston on Monday.