Posted on: January 3, 2011 6:32 pm
As of right now the matchups are set for the wildcard. I will predict who will win those matchups and explain why or why that team does win or lose. I'll do it unbiased here. Despite my hate for the Packers last week I predicted they would represent the NFC in the super bowl which I'm sticking by. Saints to me are the favorites in the NFC. I can say that despite my despise of the Saints. LOL! Don't like a lot of NFC teams to be honest. Let's get to it!
My 2010 NFC playoff predictions:
NFC Wildcard round:
#5 Saints vs # 4 Seahawks-The obvious favorite is the Saints by a big margin. They got the experience in the playoffs plus they are healthy. Seahawks are the first team to make the playoffs with a losing record. That is why all the bets are on the Saints. I am as well picking the Saints. I don't think this will be a passing game myself to be honest. I figure Saints will not have to pass that often. I figure they will run all over the terrible Seahawks defense. All Seahawks really can do on offense is throw the football which is Saints strength on defense is stopping the pass. That is another advantage for them. All factors go towards the way of the Saints winning. Saints win big!!
#6 Packers vs #3 Eagles-This game may be the best game of the week. It will be for the NFC anyway. Coming in this game Eagles have lost their last few games of the season. Not a good way to end a season heading into the playoffs with no momentum. Packers on the other hand do. They have a bunch of momentum that is one of the reasons I like the football team. They beat the Chicago Bears with their starters in to make sure they get their spot in the playoffs. They are just on a roll right now defeating Giants as well. Playing good at the right time despite injuries. The Eagles are coming in with a struggling running game which I don't think will be able to help them vs the Packers. I believe Packers defense will be in Vick's face. Notably Clay Matthews! I don't believe Vick will be able to lead the Eagles to victory with the pass game without some help from the ground game. Packers were ranked one of the top defenses in the league during the season. It isn't gonna be easy to get it done. I don't like their chances and I'm not picking them in this game. I like the Packers and they are my pick. I don't believe their defense can stop Green Bay's passing game which will lead them out of the playoffs.
Picking two wildcards to face win in the divisional round. Interesting........
NFC Divisional round:
#6 Packers vs #1 Falcons-I'm one of those guys who don't believe the Falcons are as good as their record. I stated this last week when I was breaking down each team to get to say who I'm picking to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl. The Falcons do have a good running game and a pretty solid passing game, but I don't like them vs the Packers. Falcons did get home field advantage which is a plus. They are much better at home as everyone knows. Record shows it with Matt Ryan behind center. Packers did defeat the Falcons during the season. I believe Packers D can stop their offense. Tampa can I know Packers can. Again Packers offense will be a bit strong for Falcons defense too handle. For them to be successful Turner will have to have a big game to open up for the pass. I don't think they will be able to get it done. I think Packers win by 10 points.
#5 Saints vs #2 Chicago Bears-I'm still one of those nonbelievers in the Bears. I do believe the favorite is the Saints going into this game despite Chicago having home field as well. Saints will be coming in with a bunch of confidence in this ball game after a large margin victory over the Seahawks. Chicago will have to come out with determination and far more passion in this ball game. I mean it feels as if according to reports Bear players are lacking confidence which is why the starters played their final regular season game is they would come in the playoffs with no momentum. That was their fear. Confidence will play a factor of course. I'm picking the Saints to win not only because of that fact, but because I like the Saints offense a lot. Yea Bears have a good defense, but they have yet to face the Saints. It will be rather tough, but they have faced an offense 2x a year that passes just like the Saints. so they may be more prepared than anybody for the Saints. I believe the Bears will need to establish a running game to be successful in this game. They may be able to do that, but I'm betting Cutler will make mistakes to cost the Bears the ball game. He will be facing a rather good pass defense. Cutler has been known to throw INTs in his career. Wouldn't surprise me if he ends the season that way. Saints win 10+
I hate both teams, but I believe they are the best teams in the NFC. Despite record of course. LOL!
#6 Packers vs #5 Saints-If this were to happen both wildcards teams make the NFC championship the Saints will be the ones with the home field advantage. Obviously.....As I said I'm giving the nod to the Packers because of their defense. I figure they will put pressure on Drew Brees which will hurt the Saints chances of winning the ball game. Saints defense has never faced a passing football team like the Packers. Not talking about last year(Indy).Talking about this year. I figure the defense will struggle. Of course I can be wrong, but with the Packers offense so strong and their defense is one of the best I just can't see them losing. The key to the game will be rather or not Brees will be protected. That will decide the game. To me the Packers will come out on top and they will represent the NFC in the Super Bowl. Surprised??Don't be..........STAY JEALOUS!!
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Posted on: January 1, 2011 9:22 pm
Two games that will decide the division will come during the final week of the regular season. Both are at the same time so I'll be switching back and forth through commercials. One of the reasons I love division play is because of this final week.
1st game will be the Ravens vs the Bengals. Ravens in a must win situation if they do indeed want home field advantage and a division title. Last go around Bengals won. Ravens have got to even it up. Bengals have won their last couple of games. Last week without T.O. and Ocho Cinco. I bet Bengal fans would love to cost Ravens home field advantage and end the season on a bit of a winning streak. It will be interesting to see how this game will play out.
2nd game will be the main factor in this equation. The Steelers vs the Browns. Browns have had a pretty good season. To me they found their quarterback and his name isn't Delhomme it is McCoy. Colt McCoy! The memory of the last time these two teams played was James Harrison's vicious hits that started all the fine nonsense. Steelers won last go around. This time it is for much more. To clinch home field advantage which would be great for Polamalu and to give Aaron Smith more time to heal. The plan was when Smith got hurt was not to use him for the rest of the season and use him in the playoffs. Thanks to not putting him on IR. Figure Polamalu will be out this ball game despite wanting to play. I would rather him to be 100% for the playoffs. Figure Pittsburgh will beat them reguardless, but Cleveland shouldn't be overlooked at any means. This will be a great game to end the season. Exciting week expecting wins by both teams.
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Posted on: January 1, 2011 4:46 pm
I did an NFC already. I wasn't gonna do this, but I decided to do it anyways despite the critics. Who will represent the AFC in the Super Bowl? Been pretty accurate these last few years. Well at least not my preseason predictions, but than again whose is?
I'll state why or why not I'm picking this team to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl.
Jacksonville Jaguars- Still have a shot to make the playoffs, but I'm not picking them to get in. With their starting quarterback David Garrard now on IR ending his season I highly doubt they will even win their last regular season game with Trent Edwards.
New York Jets- The media's pick coming into the season was the Jets. All the talking with the HBO show to the foot fetish. All the talking has come to an end. Now you got to prove it. New York Jets winning the Super Bowl talk all year. Now all the talking will be on the field. I wouldn't be surprised at all if the Chiefs upset the Jets. I'm actually picking the Chiefs to upset the Jets. Jets offense isn't consistant enough in my opinion. Sanchez isn't great at all. Not even good. LOL! Running game is lost. Defense wouldn't be able to handle an offense like the Colts or Patriots. I doubt they will represent the AFC in the Super Bowl. Again prove me wrong.
Baltimore Ravens-To me the Baltimore Ravens are one of the most under-rated football teams in the league. Yes they were one of the media's so-called picked, but they don't get the respect they deserve. They are a great football team. Great defense! Offense will need to step up for them to get to the Super Bowl. I don't think their passing game is as good as one thought. Running game was thrown out of the window where Rice wasn't getting his carry's. I think their offense will cost their team a chance to be in the Super Bowl. It will come down to the passing game in the end. Ravens could definately surprise us though. They are in my opinion the 3rd best team in the league right now.
Indianapolis Colts-I like their chances of making the playoffs and winning their division. Despite the teams struggles on offense due to injuries I think they are still a bit of a force in the AFC. They would give the Pats a battle if they were to face again. Just an opinion of course. I think the injuries will haunt them and lead them out of the playoffs.
Kansas City Chiefs-Some people would call this team a darkhorse. This team surprised us all. New coaching staff really helped revive this franchise. Matt Cassel has done a great job at quarterback. The running game is the true leader of this football team o. Charles along with Thomas Jones have made a force in that department. That is one of the reasons why I like them to take down the Jets. They are pretty good on special teams as well. Not that bad in the passing game either. I like their chances. Wouldn't be surprised if they did lose in the wildcard round like everyone expect. Wouldn't be surprised if they won in the wildcard round either. Great season o.
Pittsburgh Steelers-One of the reasons I wasn't gonna create one of these for the AFC because I would be criticized cuz of my biased towards my favorite football team the Pittsburgh Steelers. I like their chances to be honest. To me they are one of the top 2 teams in the league right now. Best defense in the league always helps come playoff time. Great wideouts with one emerging Mike Wallace. Running game is pretty good. Mendenhall is in the top 10 in that category. I think the Steelers will represent the AFC in the Super Bowl. They have all the key components to get it done.
New England Patriots-Media's pick, majority of everyones pick. Of course they have a strong passing game. Under-rated defense among other qualities. Have a great quarterback who more likely than not will be named the MVP this year. They have one of the most praised head coaches in the NFL on their side as well along with home field advantage. You gotta think with all those advantages you gotta pick this football team. Any team can win on any given day. That's why we play the game. That's why I'm not picking the Patriots.
This is my breakdown of all of the AFC teams. Why and why not I pick them. So on and so forth. Tell me what ya think. Steelers will represent the AFC in the Super Bowl.
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Posted on: January 1, 2011 3:54 pm
Edited on: January 1, 2011 4:02 pm
This probably don't mean much since I've been wrong about the NFC just about every year I can remember. Picked the Packers in 2007, 2008 picked Giants, and the last year picked Vikings and picked them this year preseason. Of course none of that happened. Let's hope I can get one right. LOL!
I'll state why or why not I'm picking this team to represent the NFC.
Seattle Seahawks: Strong possibility that they can get in to the playoffs with a 7-9 record. Which will be decided this Sunday on NBC vs the Rams. Their starting quarterback is out. Defense isn't great nor is their offense period. I figure if they do make the playoffs they will be their to get beat down by the Saints or Falcons. Without Hasselback they have proven to struggle. That is why I don't like their chances.
Stl. Rams: The Rams could make the playoffs with a victory with an 8-8 record if they come out on top. What a year they have had by being the worst team in football to going to the playoffs. That would be amazing for the franchise and their fanbase. The future looks bright with Bradford behind center. He's in the makings of becoming a star. Leading this team with injured wide receiver after another. Steven Jackson will be a force on the ground and will play a factor. I like them winning the ball game vs the Seahawks, but I don't see a win happening. I see an early playoff exit.
Tampa Bay Bucs: They could possibly make the playoffs, but I doubt it. If they do as a 6th seed I don't see them beating Philly. Freeman has had a phenomanal year. Great future ahead of him. Along with this franchise. I remember watching a camp preview for the Bucs and they said they would surprise the NFL with a good season as they did. Congrats on the great year.
NYG: Has a possibility to make the playoffs with a Green Bay loss and a win tomorrow. Giants just havn't been the same team. Started off slow than were the hottest team in the NFC than all of a sudden they bomb. Again I doubt they make the playoffs, but if they do they can certainly make a run at a Super Bowl, but if they play like they did the last two weeks I don't like their chances. I'm not picking them to even make the playoffs as of now so.
Green Bay Packers: This may come as a surprise pick and it may not to others, but if they make the playoffs they are the team I pick to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl. As long as Aaron Rodgers is healthy I like their chances. I despise the Packers, but I'm picking them. Hope I'm wrong. Unbiased here.....
New Orleans Saints: Saints have played great football the last month thanks to their injured players recovering including Reggie Bush. In any case I don't think their defense would be good enough to fend off the Packers offense or Philly offense. Heck probably even Atlanta's offense. Atlanta's beat them before. That is one of the reasons I don't like their chances. Nothing wrong with their offense I just don't have the confidence in their defense.
Philadelphia Eagles: Vick has been playing like an MVP all year. This team did look unstoppable at one point. I did think about giving the Eagles the nod as the my pick to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl, but they are bit inconsistant. Loss to the Vikings with a 3rd string quarterback? That is what made me 2nd guess myself. Whoever wins that wildcard game between Eagles vs Packers will be my pick, but right now the Packers are for sure.
Chicago Bears: Not a strong believer in the Bears. I really havn't been despite their season this year. Whoever the Bears face at home whether it be Eagles, Saints, or Packers I don't like the Bears in the matchup. I think those three teams are better than the Bears. Just my opinion of course. I'm just not a believer in the Bears.
Atlanta Falcons: This Sunday will decide if the Falcons get homefield advantage and clinch the the division. Which is a big difference for this football team cuz Matt Ryan had led this team to a 19-2 record his last 3 seasons. So home field is good for them. Big difference in win/loss column. I know they won't go to the Super Bowl if they don't get home field advantage. Have a stronger possiblity if they do of course. Personally I think the Falcons are a lucky football team. Their record shows they are 12-3, but I don't believe they are as good as their record. Barely beating Bucs, losing to the Saints in last game. I think the Saints, Packers, Eagles all are better football teams than the Falcons too. Question marks with Eagles and Packers. I know for a fact Saints are the better football team. I despise the Saints. Ask any Saints fan on these boards. They'll tell ya that.
This is my breakdown of all of the NFC teams. Why and why not I pick them. So on and so forth. Tell me what ya think. Packers will represent the NFC.
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Posted on: December 28, 2010 12:20 am
All I gotta give is a congrats here. It is well deserve and I am proud of the Chiefs. Getting the coaching staff to shift this team to a success from a traditional 4-12 record. It at least felt that way.
It is nice to see new teams in the playoffs other than same old teams such as the Chargers. Nice to see them lose to be honest. I never thought they were a top 5 team in the NFL, but some people thought otherwise. I didn't believe the Chargers wouldn't be in the playoffs this year oh which is good. Dwayne Bowe has played great as a receiver this year. Cassel improved his game. Running game is what it is all about. Jones and Charles. They both played great seasons. Congrats to their keys on offense.
Congrats on a great year.
Posted on: December 27, 2010 10:59 pm
All the talk about a "losing team" making the playoffs could happen if the Rams lose. It would mean a team under .500 would make the playoffs which would be a shame. In any case I want and I'm picking the Rams to win this ball game.
Posted on: December 25, 2010 11:11 am
Their is some reasons why I made this particular post. One because every single day on the boards we have some man love with Tom Brady. It just makes me sick. He is the MVP because he does more with less and yada yada yada. Vick was injured during the season so he can't receive thee award. Vick is a dog killer. His past is the reason he should not be MVP. Blah, blah, blah, blah.....
Let me start out by saying I am one of the very few who backed Vick when he returned last year to the NFL. I still support the guy. I believe he should be MVP. He has done a lot for his football team. Same with Tom Brady. I should also voice I dislike Tom Brady a lot more than any player in the NFL. Never liked the guy and probably never will. That aside....I still believe Vick has had just as good of a season as Brady as. In my opinion a better season.
Brady has played in more games than Vick has. 3 more to be exact. Let's do a little bit of comparison as to how both of them got here. Vick wasn't even scheduled to be the starting quarterback for the Eagles come week 1. It was Kelvin Kolb. I personally believed Vick should have started or at least given the oppurtunity to win the job. That wasn't the case. Kolb was injured so Vick stepped in and had stellar performances til he gets hurt. It kinda goes back and forth til Vick is finally healthy. He keeps the job finally. That is one of the reasons Vick should be the MVP. He wasn't even supposed to the starter. Now he is an MVP candidate? Wow just wow.
As for Brady's side of things. Moss was an issue in the locker room apparently so Bill traded him to the Vikings. They sign Woodhead, trade for Branch and they are set for one great season. No doubt about that statement. To me their is in this quote "Tom Brady has done more with less" unquote. For those of you who wasn't a Pats fan til they started their success. Let me state Branch was on the Pats during Pats Super Bowl runs in the early 00s. He received a Super Bowl MVP award for his performance. The only reason he hasn't been the same player is because the health of himself and the health of his quarterback Matt Hasselback on the Seahawks. As for Woodhead the guy is averaging over 5 yards per carry. He gets very few chances to even run the ball, but he still averages that number. They have finally found their future back in Woodhead. Pats are a passing football team more so than a running. Everyone should know that by now. Welker was a success in Miami before he came to New England. Bill said he would have trouble stopping the guy so eventually picked him up for that fact. The guy avgs 100 catches a year. Very few can reach that mark. Those type of guys arn't less. Just because they arn't superstars don't mean they are garbage without Brady and Belichick. Saying that is slapping all those guys in the face for what they do for that football team. As far as rookie tight ends go they drafted those guys being top tight ends to pick in the draft.
Let's take a look at the famous stat sheet that everybody throws up in the MVP discussion. The number of games will be brought up. Already mentioned it in the post. Brady has thrown for a total of 3561 passing yards. Vick on the other hand has thrown for 2755 yards in 3 less games than Brady. Vick has also rushed for 613 yards and for 8 TDs. Brady has rushed 17 yards for 1 TD. Brady has thrown 1 less interception than Vick also with only 4. Vick has been sacked more times than Brady has which is saying something playing less games than him. Finally Brady has thrown for 31 TDs and Vick has thrown 20 TDs.
To me Vick deserves this award not only because of the stat sheet, but because all of the stuff he has had to go through to get where he is now. Whats your opinion on this?
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Posted on: December 19, 2010 11:24 am
Edited on: December 19, 2010 11:25 am
Certainly a big game for both teams. Some can say this is a playoff matchup preview. New York is not doing all that well heading into this game. Sanchez is on the hot seat right now. As we all know he hasn't been playing all that well. The Pittsburgh Steelers are known for their great defense. Last game Steelers defense led the team to victory. No question about it vs the Bengals. 2 TDs for the defense. It might be a different story in this game cuz it looks as if Polamalu will not be playing in this ball game. Which is a positive for the Jets of course.
Anyways to me the real difference is gonna be the offense not the defense. Everyone is talking about both teams defenses heading into this game. The offense will be the biggest difference. Both teams have been struggling offensively. Which teams offense can lead their team to victory? Of course the defensive play will play a factor in this game. Ben Roethlisberger is banged up as we all know. Nose/foot along with terrible pass blocking. Both teams offensive lines will have their hands full vs these top defenses. Can either team get the running game going? Mendenhall has only had 2 100 yard rushing games since Ben's return. Steelers defense avgs 60 yards rushing per game. Could lead to a regular season record. It won't be easy for either team. It just leads us to believe it will come down to the quarterbacks play. I figure most of you know what result I want at the end of this game. Heath Miller could play today. It is 50/50 at this point heading to a game time decision. This will be a great game. Both teams want to make a statement in this game heading closer to the playoffs. Let's see who gets it done. Who wins? Jets or Steelers?