BlainThePain Posted November 25, 2009 Report Share Posted November 25, 2009 http://cincinnati.com/blogs/bengals/2009/11/24/1124-scott-flex-scheduling-and-second-seeds/HOW ARE THEY SECOND IN THE AFC? Even though the Bengals, Chargers and Patriots all have 7-3 records, the Bengals are the second seed based on the fifth tiebreaker known as Strength of Victory. This is something that I tweeted on Sunday night but was unable to go into further due to deadlines. Lo and behold, Bengals public relations director Jack Brennan has put it into clarity better than I would.This week’s release details the breakdown as such. Here’s how the tiebreaker scenario would play out, going from Nos. 1-5, if the regular season had ended last week: * Division tiebreakers would not eliminate any of the three, since all three are in different divisions. * Head-to-head sweep will not apply, since none of the three teams play each of the other two. * Conference records are currently tied, as each of the three teams are 5-3 in the AFC. * Best record in common games will not apply, because the minimum requirement of four teams having played each of the three contenders will not be met. * In Strength of Victory, which means the aggregate record of all the teams each club has defeated. the Bengals as of this week would prevail by one game over San Diego. Cincinnati currently has beaten teams with an aggregate 33-37 record. San Diego’s wins have come against clubs which presently are 32-38. New England’s wins have come against teams with a 27-43 mark. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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