Conference Tie breakers.......

If the Saints lose to the New England Patriots and finish the season at 15-1, and the Vikings run the table and finish at 15-1:

Who would have Home Field throughout the Playoffs?


As you will see the Vikings have the strength of victory advantage by 3% so far, Which would give the Vikings Home Field Advantage throughout the Playoffs.


1. To determine home-field priority among division titlists, apply Wild-Card tie breakers.

2.  1. Head-to-head, if applicable.
      2. Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the conference.
      3. Best won-lost-tied percentage in common games, minimum of four.
      4. Strength of victory.
      5. Strength of schedule.
      6. Best combined ranking among conference teams in points scored and points allowed.
      7. Best combined ranking among all teams in points scored and points allowed.
      8. Best net points in conference games.
      9. Best net points in all games.
     10. Best net touchdowns in all games.
     11. Coin toss. 

3.  Strength of victory:  is figured by calculating the combined winning percentage of the opponents a team has beaten.

Example: If two teams end with identical records, combine the records of the opponents in each of the team's wins and calculate the total winning percentage. The team whose opponents have the higher winning percentage wins the tiebreaker.


Vikings opponents records so far:                    

Clev 1-9                                                        

Det  4-16 (played twice)

SF 4-6

GB 12-8 (played twice)

STL 1-9

BAL 5-5

PIT 6-4

SEA 3-7

CHI 8-12 (played twice)

ARI 7-3

CIN 7-3

CAR 4-6

NYG 6-4

Combined Record 68-92, 43% winning % (Strength of Schedule)

Combined Record without Pittsburg's record 62-88, 41% winning % (Strength of Victory)


Saints opponent's records so far:

DET 2-8

PHI 6-4

BUF 3-7

NYJ 4-6

NYG 6-4

MIA 5-5

ATL 10-10 (played twice)

CAR 8-12 (played twice)

STL 1-9

TB 2-18 (played twice)

NE 7-3

WAS 3-7

DAL 7-3

Combined Record 64-96, 40% winning % (Strength of Schedule)

Combined Record without New England's record 57-93, 38% winning % (Strength of Victory)


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