One of the biggest sales days for NFL tickets is on the final Sunday of the regular season as the playoff teams and their match-ups will be decided. Without the seedings for the 2012 NFL playoff set in stone, fans are reluctant to buy tickets for games that might not take place (even though refunds are typically given). However, marketing professionals of event tickets would be wise to start promoting playoff tickets as soon as possible. Although the rush of fans trying to secure tickets doesn’t happen until after the action has commenced, the search engines are already out crawling and ranking webpages for keywords that have yet to gain popularity. You can be one step ahead of the competition if you start targeting these keywords and building links ahead of time.
The easiest way to stay ahead of the competition is to know your playoff scenarios and tie-breaker rules. To save you some time we have provided you with the latest information on where the teams stack up for the 2012 NFL Playoffs
Team Notes:New England Patriots (12-3) – Will have at least 1 home playoff game as they have clinched a 1st round bye. Can clinch home field advantage in the AFC Championship game with a win over buffalo. Baltimore Ravens (11-4) – The Ravens need a win to secure a 1st round bye and home field advantage. If they lose they will be a Wildcard team and not get a home game (at least in round 1). Pittsburgh Steelers (11-4) – They need a win this week and a Ravens loss to secure a home playoff game. If that doesn’t happen they will be a Wildcard team and play on the road. Houston Texans (10-5) – Will have at least 1 home playoff game as the AFC South Champs. A win in week 17 team will help secure home field for a possible second round match-up. Denver Broncos (8-7) – Will win the AFC West and get a 1st round home game if they win or Oakland loses on Sunday. Oakland Raiders (8-7) – Could get a home game with a win on Sunday and a Denver loss. Otherwise, they will have to hope for a wildcard berth if both the Bengals and Titans lose. Cincinnati Bengals (9-6), Tennessee Titans (8-7) and New York Jets (8-7) – The Bengals control their own destiny. A win and they are in. If not, the Raiders, Titans and Jets have an opportunity to sneak in. None of these teams can get a home game.
Team Notes:Green Bay Packers (14-1) – Have a bye in the 1st round but have clinched home field advantage through the NFC Championship game. San Francisco 49ers (12-3) – The 49ers need a win (or a Saints loss) to secure a 1st round bye. Regardless, they will have home field advantage in the first round. New Orleans Saints (12-3) – They need a win this week and a 49ers loss to secure a 1st round bye. If that doesn’t happen they will still have home field advantage in round 1. Detroit Lions (10-5) and Atlanta Falcons (9-6) – Both teams are locked in as wildcard teams and will not have a home game unless they meet in the NFC Championship game. New York Giants (8-7) and Dallas Cowboys (8-7) – These two teams are playing each other on Sunday and will determine who’s in and who’s out. The winner goes to the playoffs as the NFC East Champs with a 1st round home game… the loser goes home. A true do or die game between these two rivals.
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