Falcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (7 years 7 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1286 times:
3 hours from kickoff for the NFC Title game as I type this, so it's time to lay it on the line, and see who ends up as the sideshow for all the commercials in Super Bowl 41.
New Orleans Saints v. Chicago Bears, Soldier Field. Gametime weather conditions: about 30 degrees, with possible snow showers.
I'm gonna pick the road team in this one. I think the Saints are, easily, the most balanced team in the NFC. They are solid on both sides of the ball, and, despite having a good performance last week, Rex Grossman still scares a lot of people if the game is on the line. If it's close at the end, Mr. Brees, Mr. Bush and Co. will find a way to win it.
Saints 24, Bears 20.
New England Patriots v. Indianapolis Colts, RCA Dome. Gametime weather doesn't matter here.
The Pats have been the archnemisis for the Colts for years, and have frustrated Peyton Manning time and time again. The Patriots are one of those teams that play their best when it matters most.
But this time, I think it is finally Indy's year to take the next step. After being flogged late in the year by the run, the Indy D has stepped up big-time in the post-season, and have played physical, solid football. The Pats are coming off an emotional road win at San Diego Last week.
And wouldn't it be ironic if it came down to Adam Viniteiri once again-but this time winning it for the Colts?
Indianapolis 27, New England 23.
Your takes, your picks. Enjoy the games-unless you have a rooting interest, and then will suffer for 4 hours.
Sorry, but if that Indianapolis Offense, especially Peyton Manning, doesn't start making touchdowns or start going for it more often than just settling for field goals or punts on fouth down, then this game will be an easy one for Tom Brady and the Patriots. NO vs Chicago, now that will be a close game to the finish. It wouldn't surprise me if that one goes into OT as well.
It will be his time, once he has a team. Right now, Manning leads his team. Not Dungy, but Peyton. It will be his time, once the rest of his team has settled to where he is. They are on different levels.
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They beat SD,that is why they are playing this week.They did not lose to SD in the regular season since they did not play them in the regular season.The fourth team to beat them in the regular season was Denver.Go back and look at the schedule.
Thepilot From Canada, joined Jan 2010, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (7 years 7 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1112 times:
Man, great play by Bush. Urlacher is really fast, he outran all his own secondary players. Great play ruined by Bush's lack of sportsmanship. You don't point back at the defense and dive into the endzone. Especially in the conference championship. The Bears are going to go after him hard.