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Arizona Game Can Lock Top 5 Pick in 2011 Draft

 

There is some meaning to the outcome of the Arizona game.  If the Broncos lose they would "win" in getting in a better position for higher draft position as both teams are only owners of 3-9 and Arizona as a lower strength of schedule.  So in a sense the game this weekend is a win-win.  As it is always fun to watch the Broncos beat an opponent at least if a loss comes it has a silver lining.  I think both Arizona and Denver can pull out at least one more win down the stretch, but who knows.  It will be something to watch over this weekend what teams win and push Denver up the Draft pecking order.

 

Current Tie Brekears for NFL Draft

1.Winning Percentage

2. Strength of Schedule

3. Division Record

4. Conference Record

5. Coin Flip

 

 

Current Draft Order for 2011 Draft

 

1. Carolina (1-11)

2. Detroit (2-10) SOS .558

3. Buffalo (2-10) SOS .564

4. Cincinnati (2-10) SOS .567

5. Arizona (3-9) SOS .481

6. Denver (3-9)  SOS .506

7. Dallas (4-8)

8. San Francisco (4-8)

9.  Tennessee (5-7)

10. Houston (5-7)

11. Cleveland (5-7)

12. Washington (5-7)

13. Minnesota (5-7)

 

1st pick out of reach

Denver has a shot at the top pick in the draft, but highly unlikely.  Carolina has to play Atlanta twice, and Pittsburgh. Their only winnable game is Arizona at home.  Of course that is a winnable game for Arizona too.  Even if Carolina pulls out the single win they would finish ahead of Denver at 2-14.

 

2nd pick a possibility

Denver isn't in any of the divisions of teams that are 2-10.   Strenght of Schedule and conference record are the main tie breakers with Buffalo and Cincy.  Denver has played worse teams than the other three and would jump up to the second pick if all records were the same.

Strength of Schedule
Team Opponent W L Team Opponent W L
Buffalo NE 10 2 Detroit NE 10 2
NYJ 9 3 CHI 9 3
Chi 9 3 NYJ 9 3
Pit 9 3 PHI 8 4
GB 8 4 GB 8 4
Bal 8 4 NYG 8 4
KC 8 4 TB 7 5
Jac 7 5 STL 6 6
MIA 6 6 MIA 6 6
Min 5 7 MIN 5 7
Cle 5 7 WAS 5 7
Det 2 10 DAL 4 8
Cin 2 10 BUF 2 10
Total 88 68 87 69
Percentage 0.5641 0.5577

Team Opponent W L Team Opponent W L
Cincinnati NE 10 2 Denver NYJ 9 3
ATL 10 2 KC 8 4
PIT 9 3 BAL 8 4
NYJ 9 3 JAC 7 5
NO 9 3 IND 7 6
BAL 8 4 Oak 6 6
TB 7 5 SD 6 6
IND 7 6 SEA 6 6
MIA 6 6 STL 6 6
SD 6 6 TEN 5 8
CLE 5 7 HOU 5 7
BUF 2 10 SF 4 8
CAR 1 11 ARI 3 9
89 68 80 78
0.5669 0.5063

Team Opponent W L
Arizona ATL 10 2
NO 9 3
KC 8 4
TB 7 5
STL 6 6
OAK 6 6
SD 6 6
SEA 6 6
MIN 5 7
SF 4 8
DAL 4 8
DEN 3 9
CAR 1 11
75 81
0.4808

 

Team  Pct
Arizona 0.4808
Denver 0.5063
Detroit 0.5577
Cincinnati 0.5669
Buffalo 0.5641

This is a Fan-Created Comment on MileHighReport.com. The opinion here is not necessarily shared by the editorial staff of MHR

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