Playoff scenarios, tiebreakers abound

NFLlogoThere are multiple scenarios in place to determine what seed the New England Patriots and several others will enjoy in the upcoming NFL playoffs, following this final week of the regular season Sunday.
One local participant experienced a bit of that this past weekend in our weekly pro football contest.
Shanon Diamantopoulos, of Westfield, went 11-4 with three other entrants. Diamantopoulos tied for the tiebreaker total with John Pelli (Westfield) with 54 points. The next tiebreaker then went to a drawing, and Diamantopoulos came out on top.
Hopefully, for the New England Patriots, it will be more of an exact science this weekend against the Buffalo Bills.
It is likely that Denver and New England hold serve against the league’s bottom-feeders, and become the American Football Conference’s number one and two seeds, respectively, earning a bye in the opening weekend of the football playoffs next weekend.
With so much on the line for the Patriots, we, at the Westfield News, decided to give you, the fans, a gift of sorts. The Pats-Bills game will be our tiebreaker, so do not forget to put in that total. As you’ve now seen, it is often vital in determining a winner.
Other Sunday games of interest: Green-Bay-Chicago and Dallas-Philly. The winner of each of those contests captures their respective divisions and heads to the playoffs. The loser goes home.
Good luck everyone, and happy holidays!

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