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11-15-2011, 02:11 AM
If the NFL postseason started today ...

By DJ Gallo
November 14, 2011


If the playoffs began today, Vernon Davis would have the 49ers in the mix for the first time since '02.

We always seem to hear "if the playoffs started today." Well, what if they did? If the playoffs started today ...

... the 8-0 Green Bay Packers and 7-3 Houston Texans would have home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. So the Texans would make the playoffs without winning more than seven games. It's just what they've always tried to do!

... the 7-3 Steelers and 8-1 49ers would have the No. 2 seeds. In a nine-game season, the 49ers already have more wins than last year's NFC West champion.

... the other AFC division champions would be the Patriots and Raiders with the Ravens and Bengals getting the wild cards. So Baltimore would have to go on the road in hopes of winning its third Super Bowl of the season. Tough.

... the other NFC division champions would be the Saints and Giants, with the Bears and Lions grabbing the wild cards. Yes, the cratering Lions would be in the postseason. Just in case you needed a reminder: The playoffs don't start today and this is all for fun.

... the preseason champion Jets and Eagles would miss the playoffs. That's disappointing. I know I don't care to watch a Super Bowl knowing the two best teams are at home.

... the winless Colts would get the first pick in the draft, followed by the Panthers, Rams, Dolphins and Vikings with two wins, and then the Redskins, Cardinals, Browns, Jaguars, Seahawks and Eagles with three wins. So the Eagles are in line for a top-10 pick. It's almost unfair how much talent they have. Almost.

... Fred Jackson would win the rushing title, Wes Welker would have the receiving title, DeMarcus Ware would win the sack title and Jim Caldwell would no longer have a job title.

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11-15-2011, 05:39 AM
So Baltimore would have to go on the road in hopes of winning its third Super Bowl of the season. Tough.