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NFL Week 19: Divisional Playoff Thread  
User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11446 posts, RR: 76
Posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1883 times:
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OK...Don't want to jinx the Falcons buy making a prediction but I do want to hear what everyone else thinks about the upcoming games.

NFC
STL at ATL

Minn at Philly


AFC

NYJ at PIT


Indy at New England

Predictions, strengths, weaknesses, wild cards (so to speak), your spread.


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User currently offlineJpetekYXMD80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 4375 posts, RR: 27
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1878 times:

Atlanta over St. Louis- happened already this year pretty convincingly

Minnesota over Philly- painful pick to make but its about momentum and the Eagles wont be able to keep up without TO

Pittsburgh over NYJ....my super bowl pick

Indy over NE...Think theyre finally ready to take this step



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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1876 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

Greg



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User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11446 posts, RR: 76
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1872 times:
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USAFHummer..ahem..kiss my 4th point of contact.  Big grin

I do think that the Eagles need to bring their A game to the stadium that day as Minnesota looked damn good last weekend.



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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1868 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...

Greg



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User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11446 posts, RR: 76
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1860 times:
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No sense jinxing anything. One step at the time.

I do wonder what mental effect losing TO for the game will have, though.



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User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 45
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1860 times:

My roots/picks:

NFC:
St. Louis over Atlanta (after STL beat the poor Seahawks... again...)

Philadelphia over Minnesota (take that, Randy!)

AFC:
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.


redngold



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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1853 times:

I'm praying for a Jets upset. It probably won't happen, but it would be awesome if it did.  Big thumbs up

Harry



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User currently offlineMxCtrlr From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2485 posts, RR: 35
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1849 times:

I pick the following:

ATL over STL

MIN over PHL (I think laying the guys off over the last two regular season games will prove to be a mistake. PHL is going to be rusty and MIN is primed and ready to go on all cylinders.)

PIT over NYJ

NE over IND (which sets up NE's loss in the AFC Championship game to PIT!)  Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up

MxCtrlr  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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User currently offlineAGC525 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 989 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1842 times:

got to go with PIT. I'll be at the PIT Jets game, so far for Wx they're calling for a low of 6 and snow!!!! Definatley Steeler football weather. I'll be drunk and hypothermic  Smile



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User currently offlineAAplatnumflier From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1840 times:

Atlanta over St. Louis- If Mike Vick shows up in this game...if he gets stopped with the St. Louis defense they will not win

Philly over Minnesota- This one is for TO

NYJ over PIT....i know I am making a bold perdition with this but I just think the Jets have too much momentum right now and they cant be stopped...it will be a close game but won by the Jets

NE over Indy...Indy has had a great run this year but this is finally the end


User currently offlineJpetekYXMD80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 4375 posts, RR: 27
Reply 11, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1835 times:

NYJ over PIT....i know I am making a bold perdition with this but I just think the Jets have too much momentum right now and they cant be stopped...it will be a close game but won by the Jets

lol, how much more momentum can you have than winning 14 games in a row!?



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User currently offlineAAplatnumflier From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1831 times:

In my opinion what happens in the season doesnt matter anymore coming off a big playoff win in which they were the underdog...huge

User currently offlineAGC525 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 989 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1816 times:

HERE WE GO STEELERS, HERE WE GO


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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8892 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1810 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.

Jeff


User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 33
Reply 15, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1797 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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User currently offlineCactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 25
Reply 16, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1794 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.



User currently offlineBoeing7E7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1792 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.



User currently offlineMlsrar From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 1417 posts, RR: 8
Reply 18, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1789 times:

Minnesota won't handle the hostile Philly crowd well

You've obviously never been to a packer game in Lambeau. See the thred about Moss for my experiences.

My picks:

ATL over STL: The Rams D can't contain Vick...rhetoric I know, but its the truth.

MIN over PHI: I like our momentum, and the unitiy they showed. The hair was the icing on the cake.

NE over IND: I think history will prevail here and Manning out of his element is far less effective.

<PIT over NYJ: Uselessburger will win this one, but choke in the AFC championship.



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User currently offlineMonorail From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 625 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1781 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.



Playoffs? Don't talk about playoffs!
User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11446 posts, RR: 76
Reply 20, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1758 times:
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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.



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User currently offlineMonorail From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 625 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1754 times:

Anyone care to make any small, non-cash wagers on the weekend results?

Do you mean just a gentleman's bet or something else?



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User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11446 posts, RR: 76
Reply 22, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1742 times:
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If you lose you have to have a photo taken for posting ON THIS THREAD of you rooting for your opposing team in public. Or something equivilant.


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User currently offlineMonorail From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 625 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1741 times:

If you lose you have to have a photo taken for posting ON THIS THREAD of you rooting for your opposing team in public. Or something equivilant.

Fair enough, count me in



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User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11446 posts, RR: 76
Reply 24, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1739 times:
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ok...it looks like we have a pool. Anyone else?


Get in on it and I'll post the bets.



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25 Monorail : Do we have to post a picture for each game we miss or only if we lose the majority of our picks?
26 N670UW : Pittsburgh over N.Y. Jets - The Steelers didn't play very well in the first meeting, but now they're well-rested and Ben's favorite downfield target w
27 Mlsrar : Philadelphia over Minnesota How about I drive up to Lambeau and moon the bronze statuette of Lombardi and have someone photograph it if MN loses?
28 Haveric : Boeing7E7 -- Lincoln Financial Field does not have a built-in jail. As for my picks. ATL over STL -- St. Louis D cannot stop Vick PHL over Minnesota -
29 AGC525 : "PITT over NY Jets -- although they'll lose to Indianapolis" HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, good one.
30 Post contains images Mlsrar : To Philly:
31 Haveric : AGC -- Roethlisburger has been pretty bad the last 5 weeks of the season, he's lucky they've been able to shield him from throwing many passes, but wa
32 AGC525 : I think the Steelers have the ability to kinda stay below the radar, they play to the caliber of the team they're playing. Just because we beat New En
33 Aerobalance : Time to chime-in, I can NEVER pick playoff games..... What I want to see happen: Rams over the Falcons Vikings over Eagles Indy over N.E. Jets over Pi
34 N670UW : Roethlisburger has been pretty bad the last 5 weeks of the season I disagree. Roethlisberger's really only had one bad game the last five games - Week
35 B741 : As the first canuck to post, the Jets will win on Sunday.
36 Boeing7E7 : Boeing7E7 -- Lincoln Financial Field does not have a built-in jail. So the new stadium isn't so perfect then.
37 Mark777300 : OK, so I am biased, I'm a Jet fan, so I'm going with my team. In truth, the Jets can beat the Steelers. They have the players to do it with, the quest
38 Mlsrar : About Uselessburger... I find him to be a lot like Trent Dilfer. If you surround him with a great defense, and a good running back, he won't go out th
39 Post contains images DL021 : tony, dude, you gotta pull for the Falcons....we need the positive mental energy coming in from everywhere. The Rams abandoned the left coast years ag
40 USAFHummer : "Minnesota over Philadelphia, 21-17: another offense that is on a roll." Versus a secondary that features 3 (THREE) Pro Bowl starters? Our defense wil
41 Mlsrar : Versus a secondary that features 3 (THREE) Pro Bowl starters? All of whom are a half of a foot shorter than Moss and Burleson. Our defense will slow
42 Aerobalance : Ian, Sorry bud, that's my throw-away game, I have no use for either team - that game will be like watching grass grow - yawn. Go Falcons I guess.....
43 Monorail : I'm going to change one of my picks. I've reconsidered and am going to take Philly over Minnesota. My original pick of Minnesota was based on this rea
44 Dl021 : HHOOOOAAAHHH!!!! We stomped that ass! All you prognosticators who decided that Martz is the second coming and that the Rams would overwhelm the Falcon
45 Dl021 : ALright how are you Viking fans doing? Any predictions on tonights match that have changed? What about the Patriots crapping up the field all week? Ho
46 ANCFlyer : All you guys who bet against the Falcons need to shave your heads, paint them domes red and black, and make a sign to carry on your biggest street int
47 Dl021 : Hey, I was pulling for the Pack. I figured that if they win they would have to come down here, and then we could have a classic. I would love to see I
48 Jalto27R : *Points and laughs at all Vikings fans*
49 Post contains images USAFHummer : "*Points and laughs at all Vikings fans*" *Joins in with much glee * Now that the matchup is set, Eagles 31, Falcons 10 is my official prediction...4t
50 Falcon84 : Well, Tony Dungy needs to instill some toughness in his team-not so much in Peyton Manning, who threw the ball well all day, but in his wide recievers
51 Continental : I love how USAFhummer got nothing at all right!!! Unfortunately my Vikes couldn't pull it off, though I do place a portion of the blame on all the luc
52 MSYtristar : All I can hope for is that the Steelers will beat the living piss out of the Pats next week. Brady...career-ending injury. Now THAT will be special!
53 Post contains images Ren41 : Brady...career-ending injury. Now THAT will be special! What an asshole comment I had my doubts about the Pats defense but they absolutely owned the C
54 Garnetpalmetto : Not in our house Not in our house? You forgetting the game's being played at Heinz Field?
55 MSYtristar : An asshole comment? Ouch that hurts. Seriously, PIT should mop the floor with N.E next week. Hopefully it won't be close.
56 DL021 : Maybe you were kidding about Brady there, MSYtristar. Hope so, otherwise that was completely uncalled for. As far as USAFHummer goes.....I guess we wi
57 DL021 : Please allow me to refer any further talk of the Conference championships to the new Week 20 thread.
58 CactusA319 : Three out of my four picks came out this weekend. Not bad. As predicted, the Vikings had a letdown against the Iggles. The Pats totally shut down the
59 Falcon84 : Brady...career-ending injury. Now THAT will be special! That's a little below contempt, my friend, even if it were meant as a joke, and I didn't see a
60 MSYtristar : Who said it was meant to be funny? I'm personally tired of the guy. I wouldn't really shed a tear if that did in fact happen. I'm not talking about a
61 AGC525 : Well, well. How 'bout them stillers! They didn't play as well, and still managed to beat the Jets. The game should have been 17-3, but a W is a W. I l
62 Garnetpalmetto : Geez, AGC, way to rub it in! I'd have given anything to be part of those freezing fanatics waving those terrible towels rather than sitting and watchi
63 DL021 : msytristar dude, that's low class. hoping for permanent injury to any player just because you are tired of losing to him is the BS one would expect fr
64 MSYtristar : Actually I don't believe in karma. That being said, of course anything can happen to anyone at any point. You can't live your life waiting for somethi
65 DL021 : Well, you wished permanent harm to someone you don't know for some unknown reason. You did it in the name of sports, which appears to mean that sports
66 MSYtristar : Honestly, even if you did ask me "how would I feel if someone wished me ill will or a permanent injury or whatever", I would simply ignore it and prob
67 Boeing7E7 : Seriously, PIT should mop the floor with N.E next week. Hopefully it won't be close. We could very well be witnessing NFL history if PIT wins (1st roo
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