I posted a comment on the "pick one thing to improve" thread that really took me back... In making the comment, I realized that I had inherently ASSUMED that the 9ers ARE going to the playoffs. So that led me to ask the question: what does the math say? Follow me after the jump to check it out.
Currently, the NFC West looks like this:
- SF 7 - 1
- Seattle 2 - 6
- Arizona 2 - 6
- St. Louis 1 - 7
While I don't want to jinx the whole thing, assuming we win 4 of the 5 against the NFC West teams, and pull out one win from the other 3, we end the season at 12 - 4. Assuming the rest of the NFC West win HALF their remaining games, the division looks like this:
- SF 12 -4
- Seattle 6 -10
- Arizona 6 -10
- St. Louis 5 -11
Taking this a step further, when would it be mathematically possible to clinch the division title? I'm no Florida Danny, but according to this article, they could lock down a playoff birth in TWO WEEKS... and the Division Title in just 4...
WOW. Could our "dink and dunk" 49ers with a rookie head coach really be the FIRST to lock down a birth? Here's hoping!