As it shapes up, GB may not get a first round bye thanks to the Fail Mary. GB should be at 11-5 (a half game up on the Niners in the quest for home field) and on track for a 1st round bye and home playoff game. Depending on what happens GB is doubly penalized.
If SF and GB win out, SF gets the bye due to being 1/2 game ahead.
If Seattle wins out, GB must win out to get home field. They would lose a tie breaker to Seattle based on the H2H loss because of fail Mary. If seattle wins against the Niners next week, GB would have to decide to play starters in week 16 if it wants to win and have a chance at a 1st round bye, or rest players and potentially choose third place.
Let me just say:
Fuck Roger Goodell, the horse he rode in on, everyone associated with NFL officiating and every single owner who keeps this POS in his job. Fire his idiotic fucking ass and good riddance to bad rubbish.
Goodell has had several colossal fuck-ups this year:
1. The ref negotiation and fail mary - he knew about the ref issue years in advance. As CEO, it is his responsibility to see that the replacements were competent or to not walk away from the existing refs. Amateur. No one has been fired for this fuck-up, especially replay official howard slavin. A complete joke.
2. Bounty gate. Even his old boss called him out for being an idiot.
There is time to install a new commissioner and have them ready in time for the next tv negotiation.
Condi, is it your time?