OK . . . I have completed the first two rounds of my tournament – 32 games, and I am down to 24 teams. Each team has played two games and anyone who has lost both of their games has been eliminated. That leaves eight teams who are undefeated (2-0) and 16 teams who are 1-1.
The unbeatens will each play another unbeaten team, and the 1-1 teams will all play a team that is also 1-1. This will result in 8 more teams with a second loss, which will eliminate them. The unbeaten teams have all qualified for the 16-Team single elimination part of this tournament – they are playing for seeding now.
So, at the end of this round of games, I will have 16 remaining qualifiers, eight in each conference. Four of these teams will have 3-0 records, and the other twelve will be 2-1.
Now the fun really starts! Here is the schedule for Round Three:
NFL 2018 Playoffs – Round 3
Elimination Bracket (Each team 1-1) Winner’s Bracket (2-0)
33: Jacksonville at Houston 37: Indianapolis at Baltimore
34: Carolina at Seattle 38: Minnesota at Dallas
35: NY Jets at New England 43: Pittsburgh at Kansas City
36: Green Bay at Chicago 44: Atlanta at New Orleans
39: Cincinnati at Tennessee
40: Washington at Philadelphia
41: Oakland at LA Chargers
42: Detroit at LA Rams