Who Gets the Wild Cards (Vote for Two Only)?

  • Cowboys

    Votes: 1 5.3%
  • Eagles

    Votes: 2 10.5%
  • Lions

    Votes: 10 52.6%
  • Packers

    Votes: 4 21.1%
  • Saints

    Votes: 1 5.3%
  • Bucs

    Votes: 8 42.1%
  • Rams

    Votes: 17 89.5%
  • Cards

    Votes: 1 5.3%

  • Total voters

Morgan's Magic Snowplow

SoSH Member
Jul 2, 2006
OK, lets move this thing forward with a quick discussion and vote of the Wild Card teams.  The following are the divisional results for the AFC.
East - Skins win, Giants finish last
North - Bears win, Vikings finish last
South - Falcons win, Panthers finish last
West - 49ers win, Seahawks finish last
That leaves the following teams in the mix for Wild Card spots.  I'm putting the percentage of votes each team received for 1st in their respective divisions in parentheses, but take that with a grain of salt.  Obviously the presence of a really strong division winner will tend to reduce that number, irrespective of team quality, so the number may say more about the rest of the division than the team itself.
Cowboys (10%)
Eagles (14%)
Lions (31%)
Packers (8%)
Saints (0%)
Bucs (0%)
Rams (25%)
Cardinals (0%)
If you want to make a pitch for your team getting a WC spot, go for it.  Or if you just want to discuss which teams should qualify.  Like the NFL, there'll be two WCs from each conference and I'll throw a poll up in a couple days.


SoSH Member
Jan 17, 2006
Rams should be at 25% of the votes. 
And I'll make a case for them since they were in my division and I think they were a potential division winner and should be a playoff team.
Cam, Fitz, Cordalle Patterson, Ertz, and Lafell make up a very strong passing offense while Jackson and Ball would keep defenses guessing. They also had a competent, healthy line (this is key in RealFantasy where many teams didn't have much depth), that should give Cam some time to find Fitz and the Tantrums. Their O-Line wasn't the strongest in the league but Cam's legs should help if the play breaks down.
On D McCoy is one of the best lineman in the game to go along with some very good pass rushers in Bennett and Kruger. They also had some great secondary depth and a solid 1-2 punch with Flowers and Trufant. 

Morgan's Magic Snowplow

SoSH Member
Jul 2, 2006
I think the Rams (DoDM makes a good case) and my Bucs should get the two nods.
The Bucs have the Ryan Mallet factor but we also have a lot of other talent on offense - Dez, Floyd, Reed, and Celek catching the ball, a very good young OL - and a killer defense.  I think Mallet is probably inconsistent but has enough arm talent and a high enough football IQ to put up some points with that supporting case and our defense is arguably a Top 3-5 unit in the league.  It might not have been enough to beat the Falcons, who will just light up the scoreboard, in the division, but I think its enough to go 10-6 or so and grab a Wild Card spot.


SoSH Member
Nov 28, 2003
Somerville MA
I like my Rams for a Wild Card. I agree that I think the West would have been real tight with the 49ers, but that set of players an be really explosive. I'd expect an early round exit due to the organizational youth, but easily looks like a playoff team to me.
Aside from that, I think the Bucs must have had the highest composite PFF to not win a division. The South got totally locked up by the Falcons, but the Bucs would have preyed on the other two teams there, and seem like a likely wild card team with that defense. Not sure how far they go unless their DL goes full-on NY Giants playoff beat-mode, but I think they'd win enough low-scoring games to make the show.


Kane is Able
SoSH Member
Nov 30, 2007
Silver Spring, Maryland
Voted Lions and Eagles here.  
I think the Eagles did a great job of putting together a monster offensive line.  I think Dalton would have some success behind there.  Foster probably runs for about 1300 behind that offensive line.  
As for the Lions, I think they put together a solid offensive set of weapons and a nice little 3-4 front.