Axx wrote:we would win the division if they tie.
Actually a 9ers win or tie means they win the division. Read this from Sando, so don't expect me to explain it.
This is correct. For the purposes of standings, ties are calculated as half a win and half a loss, so assuming a win over the Rams and a 49ers-Cardinals tie, San Francisco's 10-4-2 record would be identical to our 11-5 record as both would be a 0.6785 W-L-T percentage.
The first tiebreaker is head-to-head, which was split 1-1.
The second tiebreaker is division record. Again, because ties count as half a win and half a loss, the 49ers' 2-2-2 division record would be identical to our 3-3 division record (0.500 W-L-T percentage).
The third tiebreaker is record against common opponents. Our common opponents with the 49ers are Cardinals twice, Rams twice, Packers, Bears, Vikings, Lions, Patriots, Dolphins, Jets, and Bills. In those 12 games, we would have an 8-4 record (0.667 W-L-T percentage) and the 49ers would have an 8-2-2 record (0.750 W-L-T percentage) and they would win the division.
Go Cardinals! Don't settle for a tie!