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My Prediction...A Bird Bowl

Posted on: January 12, 2009 11:47 am
I said this prior to the playoffs beginning, and will say it again, the Superbowl will be the Ravens vs the Eagles. Hence a Bird Bowl. Everyone doubted me that my Eagles would make it past the Wildcard game, and most doubted that the Ravens would make it past the Dolphins either. Who would have thought that the Cardinals, Steelers, Eagles and Ravens would be the four playing for their respective Divisional Titles?

But I stood firm on my ground, knowing that Donovan McNabb and company were solid and would perform. After Coach Andy Reid benched Donovan a few weeks ago, he's had something to prove, he's come back on the field with a fury. Brian Westbrook is who everyone is gunning for, because he's like superman out there, he is at most times unstoppable. The Vikings could not stop him last week and while the Giants tried, he eventually found his way to get some yards yesterday. While the focus for the opposing defense has been on stopping Westbrook, it has certainly given more opportunity to rookie DeSean Jackson, Correll Buckhalter and Kevin Curtis.

It is not all offense that has gotten Philadelphia this far in the playoffs, it is the solid defense that they play. They stuck it to the Giants yesterday, was able to stop the run, and had Eli Manning's number, thus showing yet again, he is not a premier QB. He is Peyton's little brother, trying to live up to a myth, who got lucky last year, and this year just couldn't live up to the hype. Brian Dawkins leads the Eagles defense, on and off the field, but there are others that need to be mentioned as well, they are a young defense but performing fantastically, Trent Cole, Sheldon Brown and Asante Samuel. This defense intercepted Manning 2 times. Held the Giants to a field goal on the first drive, when they had fantastic field position.

The unsung hero, in all this is, kicker, David Akers, who hit three field goals. His golden foot is basically the difference in the game. Since the final score was 23-11, the Giants did get a safety on McNabb when Justin Tuck stormed him in the endzone. Also, a factor in this game, Giants kicker John Carney missing two field goals, one wide right, one wide left. I am left to wonder after he missed the first one, was Coach Tom Coughlin wondering should they let him kick a field goal, with the delay in sending the kicking team (btw he actually made that one...)

Now onto other NFC game on Saturday, the Cardinals OWNED the Panthers in their house, Jake Delhomme and company looked like they were strung out on cat nip looking for their litter box or something.

And being from Baltimore, I must add, I am proud of my hometown team, the Ravens, all my friends, including myself I must say, are wacco for Flacco. Joe Flacco has led the offense for the Ravens while Ray Lewis who just is so subdued, he never gets emotional (just kidding) leads that defense. Baltimore winning their game, sets up a much heated rivalry match-up against the hated Steelers.

As for my prediction, you have the two top defenses in the AFC going against each other, but I just think the Ravens have the momentum, going with the Ravens. In the NFC, the Eagles will soar in this one, even with Anquan Boldin returning healthy for the Cardinals, Eagles defense is just too tough for the Cards...

Hence the reason I will have a heavy heart  in the Superbowl... My Eagles against my hometown Ravens, that is when my loyalty for the Ravens blood will be Eagles green that day...

And all y'all homers that said the Eagles hoovered a few weeks ago...where are you now? Oh your team is already on vacation, hope you are enjoying these exciting playoffs.

Since: Jan 12, 2009
Posted on: January 12, 2009 9:32 pm

My Prediction...A Bird Bowl

They'll win easily? Are you insane? And they match up well against the Ravens? Come on, what did you see in the last two games that justifies what you are saying. Number one, there has only been one other team in the last 15 years or so that has actually beat a team three times within one year. The same stat was proven last year with the NYGiants beating the Cowboys.

Then back in Pittsburgh on Monday Night if it wasn't for a horrible Roughing the Passer called the ball would of changed position and the game would of been over with a Baltimore Victory. And as for the person who mentioned Willie Parker remember who took him out in the first place.

I understand it is going to be a really tough game but I just don't think Pittsburgh has enough to beat us three times in a year.

Since: Apr 1, 2008
Posted on: January 12, 2009 8:54 pm

My Prediction...A Bird Bowl

i agree,cardinals vs. ravens..

Since: Jan 11, 2009
Posted on: January 12, 2009 6:33 pm

My Prediction...A Bird Bowl

I think we're looking at an all Pennsylvania Super Bowl. The Eagles are a good example of  starting your engine in September but not stepping on the gas til November. Many people had the Eagles pegged back in August. And Pittsburgh is dominating now that they have a healthy Willie Parker back. The Eagles will not be outcoached like the Panther coaches were!

Since: Oct 14, 2007
Posted on: January 12, 2009 4:49 pm

My Prediction...A Bird Bowl

i agree that it will be a bird bowl but arizona versus the ravens the eagles have to much fire power and just like the eagles beat the giants because they know them so well i think that the ravens beat the steelers plus the ravens remember that blown call that cost them the game at heinz field the last time

Since: Sep 13, 2006
Posted on: January 12, 2009 3:42 pm
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Since: Dec 20, 2006
Posted on: January 12, 2009 3:19 pm

My Prediction...A Bird Bowl

I agree. I see Baltimore taking Pittsburgh, but what an awesome game that'll be. Two powerful defenses, so I think it'll be the team that controls the ball better that'll take it. Flacco has been unflappable in his playoff run. No INTs. He's playing really smart, so I have to give the edge to Baltimore.

Also, the way Philadelphia took it to the NYG yesterday, they're looking like the one, though the Cardinals have surprised everyone with how they've handled both Atlanta and Carolina. They could be a team of destiny. But in any case, I also select a "Bird Bowl" - though for one of the teams, I'm thinking it'll be more like a Bird "Bath". LOL.

Since: Dec 23, 2008
Posted on: January 12, 2009 3:18 pm

My Prediction...A Bird Bowl

i agree

Since: Jan 26, 2007
Posted on: January 12, 2009 3:12 pm

My Prediction...A Bird Bowl

Lol I just saw that cbs had this featured on the community page...I don't know who the male dookisevil is...but when this dookisevil speaks...she's usually right!!

Since: Nov 10, 2008
Posted on: January 12, 2009 1:46 pm

My Prediction...A Bird Bowl

I said the same thing sbefore the playoffs.  How ironic would it be for Donovan to come full circle from his benching.  I like the idea, but can the grasshopper take the stone from the master twice.

Harbaugh Vs. Reid = Childress Vs. reid = EAGLES!!! SUPER BOWL

Since: Nov 15, 2006
Posted on: January 12, 2009 1:45 pm

My Prediction...A Bird Bowl

i agree that it will be a bird bowl, but instead of the eagles, it would be the cardinals facing the ravens.

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