6 Teams, 3 Spots: Understanding Week 17 For Dummies and Browns Fans

Welcome to NFL Week 17 Sunday, w most of you have been waiting for all season long. Destiny’s will be fulfilled, Dreams will be crushed, and teams who’ve fates have already been revealed can spoil the course of football present for some unfortunate franchise. 9 Teams have already locked their spot in someway or another, while 17 franchises have come to accept that today ends their 2017 season. By 8:00 PM (Which is early, but unfortunately necessary because no matchup is guaranteed to be meaningful no matter the other outcomes), we will know who is playing who during next week’s Wild Card matchups, who’ll be getting a beneficial rest for the upcoming matchups (technically only 1 other team has not yet be determined for this. Patriots, Steelers and Eagles have already clinched their respective “winter break”), and which fans will be jumping ship in January for their respective playoff bandwagons. I’m not going into seeding for teams already in the postseason because honestly very little changes between 1 and 2, along with 3, 4, and 5. There are small advantages in those groups, but nothing the average fan needs to concern themselves with. I’ll be covering the Ravens, Titans, Bills, Chargers, Falcons, and Seahawks scenarios and potential outcomes. I’m not including ties in these outcomes because it’ll be unlikely you’ll need to know the scenarios. News Flash: Teams Don’t Play To Tie, They Play To Win…Or Draft.

If a tie becomes a reality in any of these WC scenarios, I’ll apologize and cover it on Twitter (@UltimateFumble) to make everyone aware of the possibility. If 2 outcomes mentioned apply, the more detailed outcome and/or the outcome listed higher on the team’s respective list applies. Here We Go.

NFC

Atlanta Falcons

Win Vs. Panthers: 6 Seed

SEA Loss to Cardinals: 6 Seed

None of Above Happens: It’s 28-3 All Over Again, As It’ll End the Season in Disappointment.

Seattle Seahawks

Loss to Cardinals: Legion of Losers, Season’s Over

ATL Beats Panthers: Intercepted at 1 Yard Line, Season’s Over

None of Above Happens: 6 Seed

Was That So Hard? Didn’t Think So. This is Basic Math Compared to the AFC. Ready, Here We Go:

AFC

Baltimore Ravens

Win vs Bengals: 5 Seed

BUF Loss To Dolphins: 6 Seed

TEN Loss to Jaguars: 6 Seed

BUF Loss + Ten Loss: 5 Seed

None of Above: 2017 Season, Nevermore

Tennessee Titans:

Win vs Jaguars: 6 Seed

Win + BAL Loss: 5 Seed

BUF Loss + LAC Win: Just 1 Yard Short, Season’s Over

LAC Loss + BUF In: No Miracle For You, Season’s Over

BUF Loss + LAC Loss: 6 Seed

Buffalo Bills:

BUF Loss To Dolphins: Fish Squished You, Season’s Over

BUF Win + BAL Loss: 6 Seed

BUF Win + BAL Loss + TEN Loss: 5 Seed

BUF Win + TEN Win + LAC Win: Make That 18, Season’s Over

BUF Win + TEN Loss + LAC Win: You Did This To Yourselves, Season’s Over

BUF Win + LAC Loss + TEN Win: Damn You Mariota, Season’s Over

BUF Win + TEN Loss + LAC Loss: 6 Seed

Los Angeles Chargers:

LAC Loss To Raiders: Black Hole Sucked You In, Season’s Over

TEN Beats Jaguars: Rams Win LA’s Conditional Love, Season’s Over

BUF Win + BAL Loses: I’m Sorry To Tell Your Paid “Fans”, Your Season’s Over

None Of Above Occurs: 6 Seed

That’s The Best I Can Do, So Enjoy Your Week 17, Happy New Year, and By God Please Buffalo End The Drought!!! Oh Right…I just explained how they don’t control their own destiny. Well, in that case, Don’t Blow It.

I’m Back, UltimateFumble Update

My apologies for not being around over the past few weeks, a combination of personal matters, school, and recently sickness has prevented from posting through these last few crucial weeks. With me back I’m making a few changes to the overall postings going forward with this site.

  1. I will no longer post Monday Headlines on this site as it’s honestly not worth the hassle of formatting. Not everything on this site is supposed to be easy, but the way I’m currently doing it is not manageable for the the foreseeable future. Instead, All Predictions and Headlines Will Be Done Through the Ultimate Fumble Twitter Account. This will hopefully create more interaction through the games, and keep it relatively easy for to manage and get out on time.
  2. I’m also changing the format of the Breakdowns, but not removing them from the site. I’m not going to waste time on games that really don’t matter in the grand scheme of things for the NFL. I’m only covering games that impact the Playoff Picture for the rest of the season. Also, obvious outcomes will not be covered unless it results in a elimination or clinching for a team. This decision will save me time and energy that can be used for better recaps.
  3. After Week 17, I will post a special “Obituary” articles covering the 20 teams that failed to make the postseason. I’m giving my final thoughts on these teams for what went wrong this year, they need to do for 2018 to avoid this repeating.
  4. I’ll also be experimenting on live tweeting games for the rest of the season. I’ll be bouncing around games, with maybe a couple additional tweets on Buffalo’s matchup. To join me in the adventure, Please Follow Me On Twitter @UltimateFumble.
  5. Finally, I will post special articles from time to time when I come with good one off ideas, such as the “Obituary”, along with the normal schedule.

Good Luck to Your Teams, and God Speed on the Cleveland Browns

-Shayne Mogilski

Founder of Ultimate Fumble

Welcome to UltimateFumble.com

Featured

 

Welcome to Ulti… ugh just read the title.

This is the first post of UltimateFootball.com and here are 5 things you need to know.

  1. This blog is currently solely run by Shayne Mogilski, a third year student currently attending the Rochester Institute of Technology. As such, posting may not be consistent during the academic calendar.
  2. My posts will consist of analytical and humorous takes in the world of sports. I’ll mostly cover the NFL and their 31 active fan bases (Sorry Chargers).
  3. Please follow me and this blog (@ShayneMogilski and @UltimateFumble respectively) on Twitter and Facebook for all takes that are too short for blog posts.
  4. Yes, I am a Bills Fan, but I will try to be as unbiased as possible with posts on this site and its respective Twitter…Except with the New England Patriots as that franchise is the root of all evil. That’s non-negotiable.
  5. For business and creative inquiries, feel free to contact me at smogilski@gmail.com and I’ll get to you as soon as possible. For also personal inquiries, go ahead and put you comment in your local trash can.