There’s A Really Stupid Theory About a Packers-Lions Conspiracy
Dumbest thing we’ve heard all day. Dumbest thing we’ve heard all week. Possibly dumbest thing we’ve heard all year.
No, wait, Mike McCarthy coaches our football team, so it couldn’t possibly be the dumbest thing we’ve heard all year.
Here it is.
The Green Bay Packers will play the Detroit Lions for the NFC North title. Everyone knows that.
If Washington wins earlier in the day, the loser between the Packers and Lions will go home. If Washington loses, then both the Packers and Lions will make the playoffs regardless of outcome. There’s one other possible outcome.
Washington can win and still miss the playoffs if the Packers and Lions tie. In that scenario, the Packers would win the division via a 1-0-1 record vs. the Lions. Although the Lions would have the same 9-6-1 record as the Redskins, they would still get the playoff nod due to a better conference record.
So what’s the conspiracy?
That Packers and Lions agree to play to a tie so they both make the playoffs. And if that isn’t quite stupid enough for you, some have even suggested that they agree to kneel down on every series to play to a 0-0 tie!
A deal to kneel? https://t.co/Lzuerelvap
— Kevin Seifert (@SeifertESPN) December 27, 2016
If the Lions and Packers agreed to both play to a 0-0 tie, they'd both make the playoffs. GB wins division, Lions get wildcard.
— Ian Kenyon (@IanKenyonNFL) December 27, 2016
— For The Win (@ForTheWin) December 27, 2016
I want to shoot myself in the face thanks to ESPN, Bleacher Report and USA Today making me literally dumber than I was 20 minutes ago.
Seriously, there would almost have to be a conspiracy for a tie of any sort to happen.
Of the 224 games played so far in this NFL season, only two have ended in a tie. That’s less than one percent.
A tie hasn’t happened on the final week of the NFL season since the merger. So that’s zero percent.
Personally, I think it would great if the Redskins would just piss off and lose. Nobody likes you anyway.