USAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53 Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1691 times:
STL - ATL - Rams have the momentum going for them, beating the Seahawks in Seattle, this is my upset special...Rams 31-20
MIN - PHI - This will be most people's pick for an upset, since the Eagles are sans T.O., but alas I will not turn on my team and pick the Eagles 21-10....Minnesota won't handle the hostile Philly crowd well
NYJ - PIT - PIT is too good, and the Jets have used up their miracle quota for the postseason vs. SD last week...Pittsburgh 42-17.
IND-NE - This game will be a close one, going to overtime, but NE pulls it out on a Vinatieri field goal - NE 24, IND 21
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USAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53 Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1683 times:
They'll bring it...people keep forgetting that we made it to the NFC championship game last year without T.O...and the rest of our team is almost the same, if not better, so Im very confident...I'll refrain comment on the potential NFC championship game matchups though until after the divisionals are over...
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Redngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 47 Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1675 times:
St. Louis over Atlanta (after STL beat the poor Seahawks... again...)
Philadelphia over Minnesota (take that, Randy!)
Pittsburgh over the Jets (I still hate New York)
This is the toughest one... I have been a Patriots fan for years because they were such underdogs... But I am dazzled by Manning and the Colts and would love to have them wow me again... So an overtime win by the Colts would be my wish.
DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8825 posts, RR: 12 Reply 14, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1625 times:
I'm flying the 652 miles from Greensboro to Boston on Saturday night (after the Wake Forest-UNC game, of course, since that's another event you don't turn down tickets for) to root on my Pats this weekend. That's all I'm going to say about that game.
In other action,
PHI over MIN - USAFHummer's comment is pretty accurate...only thing that does worry me is the major players having a month off (I don't count the STL and the other game as true games).
STL over ATL - game's indoors on turf, so Rams can use their strengths fully. Rams are also rolling right now. Falcons will put up a fight, but Vick might be a little rusty.
PIT over NYJ - Jets have been struggling lately, Pitt already beat the Jets convincingly last month, no reason why it won't happen again.
Tom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 38 Reply 15, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1612 times:
St. Louis over Atlanta, 28-17: St. Louis's offense is in gear, their defense is just good enough to hold off Vick and the Falcons. Vick's layoff will come back to hurt them.
Minnesota over Philadelphia, 21-17: another offense that is on a roll. The absence of T.O. will, however, be the ultimate decider.
The #5 and #6 seeds in the NFC make it to the NFC championship. That's how bad the NFC is.
Indy over New England, 31-28, in what will be the best game of the weekend. Can't deny Peyton's the best in the business, and the Colts defense will make just enough plays to get by. The AFC Championship game against Pittsburgh will be tougher.
Pittsburgh over the New Jersey Jets, 21-10: probably won't even be this close. Pittsburgh will accomplish what the Chargers couldn't: they'll cash in on the Jets' stupid penalties.
Tom at MSY
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CactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 27 Reply 16, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1609 times:
STL over ATL: This one will be close, but STL has had it pretty good this playoffs: First at SEA, undoubtedly the weakest playoff team in years, and now indoors at ATL. The Rams play great indoors, the offense is clicking and the defense will be just good enough to contain (not stop) Mr. Vick. Sorry DL021.
Philly over Minnesota: The Vikings blew their load in last week's win over the Pack. They'll find a way to choke (as they usually do) against the T.O.-less Eagles. Look for the Eagles to get more creative on offense and for Brian Westbrook to have a huge day.
New England over Indianapolis: This going to be a great game. Foxboro has always given Peyton Manning problems, and the Pats will do just enough to slow him down, meaning he'll probably throw for 275 and 3 TD's (!!). Still the Pats have this guy named Brady who's pretty good too and tends to win the big games. Pats by 3.
Pittsburgh over the J-E-T-S: The Steeler machine will keep rolling. The Jets will play tough no doubt, but the Stillers take this one going away.
Boeing7E7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 17, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1607 times:
STL - ATL - Rams are going down as they should have in the regular season. Falcons win 24-17.
MIN - PHI - The crowd will be hostile, that's what the stadiums built in jail is for. Philly is not going to like the result of this one. The Vikings are clearly on a mission. Vikings win 31-24.
NYJ - PIT - The Jets are going down so hard it's not even going to be funny. San Diego played it's "C" game, a "B" game would have been a win and the "A" game a serious ass wipping. Pitt wins, 23-10 (only because of weather -good weather it'll be 31-14 Pitt)
IND-NE - Just like Dan Fouts, Manning can't do jack in bad weather and does anyone really beleive Denver was good enough to even be competitive? Patriots win 17-14.
Monorail From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 624 posts, RR: 4 Reply 19, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1596 times:
Rams over Falcons- Mike Martz, the George Costanza of NFL head coaches, will find some unorthodox way of winning this game. Passing twice for every run has worked, and I'm sure he has something counter-intuitive tucked up his sleeve for defending Vick.
Vikings over Eagles- As poorly the Vikings finsihed the season, they were near the top of their game last week at Lambeau. The TO-less Eagles will be rusty since they've only been going through the motions to end the season and haven't played a truly meaningful game in a month.
Colts over Patriots- Under most other scenarios, New England is a lock in this matchup in Foxboro. Even though the indoor Colts are being pulled outside to face the January elements in a place Peyton always has trouble, the Pats' secondary is weakened with Law out. The Colts offense will see two different and less experienced corners than they did in their Week 1 match. This time Manning wins the game.
Steelers over Jets- I had to stop and think about this one, but I do think the Steelers will win yet again. Besides, I'm not ready to pick against all 4 teams with bye weeks. If Roethlisberger is feeling good, the Jets get steamrolled.
DL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11443 posts, RR: 78 Reply 20, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1573 times:
We will be examining these predictions in a few days so feel free to make adjustments based on injury reports and general feeling.
Anyone care to make any small, non-cash wagers on the weekend results?
I saw a guy on the corner of Piedmont and Peachtree (major intersection in Buckhead/North Atlanta) wearing a BOSOX jacket holding up a sign saying Red Sox RULE THE WORLD (or something like that) after the world series.
I had to ask and, yes, he lost a bet. So if any of you guys want to show your confidence in your predictions and are willing to provide proof of paying up if you lose then throw down.