DRAGONS CAN CLINCH PLAYOFF SPOT THIS WEEKEND
A Win in Dallas and Some Help Around the League Can Secure Playoff Spot for New York
The New York Dragons can clinch a playoff spot this weekend when they take on the Dallas Desperados on Saturday, June 14th at 8pm.
The Dragons are currently sitting in fourth place in the National Conference at 8-6 with two games left to play. New Orleans and Cleveland are also 8-6, but the Dragons hold the head-to-head tiebreaker over both of those teams based on the regular season results.
If the Dragons beat Dallas and either Tampa Bay loses to San Jose or Orlando loses to New Orleans, New York will clinch its third playoff spot in four years and fifth since moving to New York in 2001.
The Dragons can also clinch with a win over Dallas and a New Orleans loss by more than two points, coupled with a Georgia win and a Cleveland win.
One thing is for sure, the race for the 12 playoff spots will be close all the way up until the end of the season. Heading into Week 16, 16 of the 17 teams are still in playoff contention.
Six teams from each conference qualify for the playoffs, with the two division winners from each getting first round byes. The third ranked team will host the sixth ranked team, and the fourth ranked team will host the fifth ranked team in the Wild Card round.
After starting the season 1-4, the Dragons have won seven of their last nine, turning their season around.
You can catch the Dragons as they try to clinch this Saturday, June 14th at 8pm EST on ESPN360.com or tune in to 1050 ESPN Radio with Peter Schwartz and Wayne Morris or listen online at [url]www.1050espnradio.com[/url].