Tag:Aaron Smith
Posted on: January 3, 2011 7:20 pm
Edited on: January 3, 2011 7:21 pm
 

AFC playoff predictions 2010

I was thinking about not doing this cuz of course the critics. Decided to do it anyways. Here is my AFC playoff predictions in which I will give a breakdown of each game in which why or why not they will win or lose that ball game.

AFC wildcard:
#5 Ravens vs #4 Chiefs-Chiefs ended their season with a loss to the Raiders. Their offense seemed like it couldn't get going vs the Ravens. Of course it can change on any given day. Not the momentum you want coming in vs the Ravens. I think Chiefs got a much tougher matchup than they wanted. Could have faced the New York Jets. Anyways I figure the Chiefs will be able to get the running game going, but mistakes by Matt Cassel will cost them in the end. Ed Reed will snag an INT in this ball game for sure. It will come down to their passing game in the end which again I don't think will win them the game. Figure the experience in the playoffs will be a factor in this ball game. Ravens are the favorite, but anything could happen. They will establish a running game and will make this a ball game. It will be closer than one would think. I say Ravens win 7-10 points.

#6 Jets vs #3 Colts-A team the Jets didn't want to see. Last year we all know what happened. I'm not gonna base my prediction on last year o. Jets have struggled thru their last half of the season. Going 9-2 and losing some games along the way to finally make the playoffs. I don't know if I would say the Jets are far more improved than they were last year. Record wise it shows, but their passing game still stinks, rushing game wasn't what it once was, yada yada yada. I don't think the Jets will rush that well vs the Colts even though they have a history of giving up huge yardage on the ground. Their rush defense has improved not giving up huge numbers to the Titans which is impressive. I think Manning will have a great day and have more than 3 passing TDs. Garcon will have an outstanding performance. Colts will win this ball game. Not big, but they will win by more than 10 points. Ends will be in Sanchez face all day, but I figure that their passing game will be the reason they stay competitive in the game.


AFC Divisional round:
#5 Ravens vs #1 Pats-Figure this will be a good game. It will go down to the very second. Unfortunately I figure the Pats will pull it out to go on to the AFC championship. Thanks to Joe Flacco passing game inconsistant. He will cost the team the game. Not really a lot of breakdown. Everyone knows what to expect. Ravens defense will keep it close. Rice will rush for over 100 yards. Flacco will have a chance to lead his team to victory, but loses in the end thanks to inconsistant play.

#3 Colts vs #2 Steelers-Figure Mendenhall will have a great day on the ground. Home field is always good to have. Figure Pittsburgh passing game won't be much of a factor cuz I figure Colts ends will be in Ben's face all day. It will be important for the offensive line to protect Ben, but I doubt they will which will lead to some short routes to convert on 3rd down.  Mendenhall and "RedZone will have a big day. That will be the focus for the Steelers offense. Peyton will throw some INTs in this game and their running game won't be there. Figure it will happen. Big win for Pittsburgh!

AFC Championship:

#2 Steelers vs #1 Patriots-Patriots will be at home and have everyone picking them. Last time around it was a lot different than it will be this time around. Steelers have a new kicker, they may have Aaron Smith, have more than 5 healthy offensive lineman to play the game, Steelers will have far more determination, Steelers are under the radar this time around, no one is picking them which is an advantage for the steelers as well. The list goes on! Fact is this will be a helluva game. Last time Patriots came in with a huge loss to the Ravens which brought out more determination and more of a reason to want to win the ball game. Figure the Steelers didn't take the game seriously enough. Which it is a regular season game of course. Playoffs is where the Steelers play the best. Number 1 defense in the league along with the kicker only missing one field goal since being signed after the Pats game. Impressive if you ask me. Steelers offense looks great. The factor in this game will be to put pressure on Tom Brady. That offensive line holds just as much as Rex Ryan holds his wife's feet. LOL! Maybe this time around the refs will be looking somewhere other than Brady's backside. The way the refs have been calling against the Steelers it finds it more realistic to believe this will be the game that will cost them cuz of the refs. It will happen. I hope Harrison is in Brady's face all game. Can't if a guys yanking on his jersey. If Steelers have Aaron Smith back they may be able to get that pressure on Brady. In any case I believe the Steelers offense will be fine vs the Pats defense. Pittsburgh wins if Brady is pressured which I have confidence that Steelers can get it done this time around. Steelers will go on to the Super Bowl to represent the AFC. 1st to 6.......on a stairway to 7. Surprised??SurprisedDon't be......STAY JEALOUS!!Cool
Posted on: January 1, 2011 9:22 pm
 

AFC North + home field decided week 17

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.
Posted on: October 27, 2010 10:31 am
 

Saints vs Steelers preview

As many of you may know I strongly dislike the Saints and probably the biggest homer for the Steelers. In any case this is without a doubt one of thee if not thee biggest game of the year. At least for both teams besides of course the division games that are also very important. This is one of the games I have been looking forward to all year long when the schedule came out.

Pittsburgh Steelers were the reigning Super Bowl champions coming into last season. In my opinion they were the most complete team in the league. Than game 1 of the 2009 season, Troy Polamalu left the game with an injury in the season opener. That was the start of the season collapse along with inconsistant special teams and defensive 4th quarter let downs. Of course the haters/critics remind us of that going into the season. Saying defense is old and what not. Polamalu returned this year along with Aaron Smith. Both have played very well. The emergence of Mike Wallace was great last season. This year he is playing like a top 10 receiver. That's just my opinion at least.

Last Sunday night Steelers players went down with injury namely Woodley and Aaron Smith.....just a name of few that are injured going into Sundays game against the Saints. I still like Steelers chances in this ball game. I expect the Saints to play the pass on defense. I expect Mendenhall to have a great game. Defensive side for the Steelers of course is to focus on the passing game. The pass rush will make the difference in this ball game for sure. Hope for Harrison to get a few sacks and put a lot of pressure on Brees all game long.

As for the Saints, this season hasn't gone to the liking of the reigning Super Bowl champs. After having a high-powered offense last season they just having been putting it on the scoreboard this year winning close ones rather than winning by blowouts. The loss of Bush hurt the offense along with Thomas, but to me it really didn't matter or factor in some of their games. The games they were in they were close too. Chris Ivory has done very well coming in and rushing very well. One game he had over 150 yards on the ground. That is very impressive. Bush is expected to practice and hopes to go vs Pittsburgh. Smart idea from the Saints to keep him off the field til they think they need him back. After coming off a loss to the Browns they surely don't wanna lose this big game. Giving up 30 points to Browns offense is pretty bad especially at home where it is suppose to be so terrible to play in that dome.

Hangover is calling for them. "Who dat" nation you better be ready. I suggest putting on the paper bags over your heads again. The fairy tale story is over. Now it is time to face reality. Reality is the Steelers are the best team in the league right now. All you haters/posers can stop living in fairy tale world. You need to wake up cuz the Steelers are the best and you can not stand it. The team is your worst nightmare. I'm not typing this to hear praise after Steelers great start this year. Nor do I need you to tell me the Steelers are the best team. I along with few others believed this would happen. Number 7 is coming in February. Surprised??SurprisedDon't be......STAY JEALOUS!!Cool
 
 
 
 
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