NFL playoffs, any thoughts?

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  1. Peter M. Lopez profile image69
    Peter M. Lopezposted 16 years ago

    Giants @ Cowboys = Cowboys.  GO COWBOYS.

    Seahawks @ Packers = Packers

    Chargers @ Colts = Colts

    Jaguars @ Patriots = Patriots.

    No upsets this week.

  2. Paul Edmondson profile imageSTAFF
    Paul Edmondsonposted 16 years ago

    Giants @ Cowboys = Giants - They have been hot on the road and the cowboys haven't recently played real well.

    Seahawks @ Packers = Packers - Emotional pick.  Love to watch Farve

    Chargers @ Colts = Chargers - With all the hype the Pats have gotten, I think the Colts look past this game and get upset.

    Jaguars @ Patriots = Patriots - Best I ever saw.

  3. Peter M. Lopez profile image69
    Peter M. Lopezposted 16 years ago

    Romo's playing everybody.  He's going to play great and Cowboys to win, but maybe not to cover.  Also, an emotional pick.

    That's a pretty bold pick: Chargers over Colts.  Not in Indy though.

  4. Paul Edmondson profile imageSTAFF
    Paul Edmondsonposted 16 years ago

    Yeah, I like my Chargers pick.  What's the spread?

  5. jormins profile image59
    jorminsposted 16 years ago

    I can't believe all the ESPN/NFL Network "Experts" all taking the Giants.  Have they forgotten the last time they played in Dallas?  And Madison (CB) is still out from injury.  Coughlin hasn't let his vets rest all year.

    Packers (Favre in Lambeau can't pick against him)

    Patriots (They are on Mercury Morris's block now)

    Colts (No Gates means trouble)

    Cowboys (TO & Romo have a big game)

    Paul the spread is Colts by 9.5 but it'll be closer than that.  That older brother is a big Charger's fan.  It seems like their season's are always similar to a Shakespearian Tragedy.

  6. Paul Edmondson profile imageSTAFF
    Paul Edmondsonposted 16 years ago

    I think the Chargers are peaking at the right time of year.  Interesting that so many people are taking the Giants.  A lot of people remember Romo's botched hold last year.

    I'm watching the Pack now.  Sweet underhand pass by Farve.

  7. elisabeth reid profile image67
    elisabeth reidposted 16 years ago

    I know this is kinda off track (and a very girl thing but hey, what do you expect?) but there's a possiblity that the Manning brothers might be facing off.

  8. Paul Edmondson profile imageSTAFF
    Paul Edmondsonposted 16 years ago

    It's a long shot, but still possible.  It would make a great story if the brothers matched up.  Looks like we all picked the Pack and Pats.  Let's see what happens today.

  9. Paul Edmondson profile imageSTAFF
    Paul Edmondsonposted 16 years ago

    Just watched the last minute of the Chargers vs Colts game.  I wonder if that was Tony's last game as Colts head coach.

    1. jormins profile image59
      jorminsposted 16 years agoin reply to this

      I think it is.  I think the broadcaster's said his kids were enrolled in school in Tampa Bay this upcoming year, plus he had one of his kids commit suicide a few years ago didn't he?  I think he's going to retire, he's already got his ring.

      Good call on the games this week, I can't believe the Cowboys and Colts didn't pull it out.  Both Norv & Coughlin gave them extra chances being too conservative with their final offensive possessions but it worked. (I was thinking Norv would crucified for those 3 runs up the middle w/ 2 minutes left, they gave the ball back to Peyton w/ a minute and half and decent field position)

  10. Peter M. Lopez profile image69
    Peter M. Lopezposted 16 years ago

    Kudos, Paul.  4 for 4.  Impressive.

    Cowboys, Cowboys, Cowboys....ahhhhhh!

  11. Paul Edmondson profile imageSTAFF
    Paul Edmondsonposted 16 years ago

    Too bad I didn't place any bets;)  Next week, I have the Pats trouncing the Chargers and I'm torn on the Giants vs Packers.  I think the Packers should be feeling very good about their position and getting the home game.  The Giants weren't pretty, but they keep winning on the road.  I'll have to wait until later in the week to make the upset call.  But, for now, I'll go with Green Bay.

  12. Paul Edmondson profile imageSTAFF
    Paul Edmondsonposted 16 years ago

    Who do you have for next week games?

  13. jormins profile image59
    jorminsposted 16 years ago

    I  can't see the Packers losing in Lambeau even though the Giants are smokin' right now.  The Patriots game will be real interesting, some bad weather will hurt both teams and the Chargers have all those injuries although I'll bet all 3 end up playing (Gates, LT, Rivers).  I hate to keep picking favorites but I don't see the Giants or Chargers doing it next Sunday and I don't see anyone capable of beating the Patriots in the Superbowl although it would be interesting seeing Favre try.  Of course my picks have been pretty bad so far so you never know.

  14. Paul Edmondson profile imageSTAFF
    Paul Edmondsonposted 16 years ago

    I'm with you on the Pats.  I think they will smoke the Chargers.  Not even close (+14).  The Giants vs Packers is tougher.  I'm researching this game still.  I'll let you know what I come up with.

  15. Shafer in 2008 profile image57
    Shafer in 2008posted 16 years ago

    Pack beats Giants. They hardly ever lose in the playoffs in Lambeau. Who do you trust in the high stakes games? Eli Manning or Brett Favre? The question speaks for itself.

    Pats beat the Bolts, but this will be closer than people think. I can see a 10 pt victory for the Pats who are like the Packers great at home during in the playoffs.

    Pack-Pats in SB XLII... I'd love to see Favre pull it off and upset the Patriots, end the dream of perfection, and go into the sunset with another well-deserved ring. Brady will win probably at least 2 more SBs before his career is over. But if I had to pick the winner, I'd go with New England in a close thriller... 27-24. Past three times NE was in the Super Bowl, it's been a 3 pt game. I don't think this year will be any different.

  16. Paul Edmondson profile imageSTAFF
    Paul Edmondsonposted 16 years ago

    I think that's a good call on a close superbowl.  The Giants or the Packers will play them closely.

    As for my game prediction.  The Packers at home are very tough, but the Giants are playing really well on the road.  The Giants rush the passer as well as anybody, but Farve gets rid of the ball quickly and the Packers running game has progressed.  Eli is playing better and better.  I think he has been underrated.  New York is a very tough place to play and Eli has taken the criticism and improved.  I believe he's on his way to greatness.  To become great, he has to go to the Superbowl and win. 

    In this game, I think the short passing game is going to be critical.  Toomer and Burgess have the ability to get separation with their size and strength.  I think it will be tough for the Packers to stop.

    At the end of the day, I think it's two story lines.  The Giants that play great on the road vs a very tough at home Packers.  A rising star in Eli vs the old pro Farve.  One other thing to keep in mind is that the Packers are pretty young outside of Farve and a few others.  The Giants may be considered the more veteran team.

    With that, I'm taking the Giants....but a lot less confident than I was last week.

  17. Paul Edmondson profile imageSTAFF
    Paul Edmondsonposted 16 years ago

    I'm a big Eli Manning fan.  He plays in one of the most difficult cities for sports stars.  The media has been tough and even ex teammates like Tiki have been hard on him.  in spite of all the criticism he's improved.  Now he is making plays and even more importantly, he's cut way back on mistakes.

    I love to see Eli do well.  He'll have his work cutout against the Pats in what will be billed as the biggest superbowl ever.


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