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NFL Wildcard Playoffs

  1. Michael Willis profile image77
    Michael Willisposted 7 years ago

    We now have all the teams in place for the NFL Playoffs for the Super Bowl.
    AFC= Indianapolis Colts, San Diego Chargers, New England Patriots, Cincinnati Bengals, NY Jets, Baltimore Ravens. 
    NFC= New Orleans Saints, Minnesota Vikings, Dallas Cowboys, Arizona Cardinals, Green Bay Packers, Philadelphia Eagles
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    This weekend begins the playoffs with the Wildcard Playoff Round.

    NY Jets @ Cincinnati
    Philadelphia @ Dallas

    Green Bay Packers @ Arizona Cardinals
    Baltimore @ New England

    What are your picks for this weekend?

    I am taking the NY Jets to once again beat the Cincinnati Bengals. I know Benson will play this time and it is at Cincy, but that defense and running game of the Jets is awesome right now. The Jets defense can take full control of a game.

    I am taking Dallas to win for the 3rd time this season over the Eagles. It will be closer than this past weekend. But in the end, Dallas defense will slow down Philly enough. Romo and receivers will get it done.

    Green Bay will beat the Cardinals again. Arizona is too up and down. It will be close this time with Warner in the lineup, but GB is the hotter team and playing better defense.

    New England/Baltimore--Tough one here. Welker has been placed on IR. Which Baltimore team shows up? Outdoor stadium and haven't seen weather forecast for weekend in Boston, but I see N.E. squeeking this one out.

  2. ShaunMasterton profile image57
    ShaunMastertonposted 7 years ago

    generally agree with u, I pick eagles over Cowboys. i think eagles embarrasing lose to cowboys will inspire them to play much better.

    1. jobister profile image59
      jobisterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I agree the Eagles over the Cowboys rest of the Picks I am on the same page as you.

  3. prettydarkhorse profile image63
    prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago

    Dallas for me again

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You're a steelers fan picking the Cowboys? WOW! I wonder what's next? lol lol j/k lol lol


      I agree with the OP on picks. I don't think Cinn can NY Jets.

      I also don't think the Cardinals have what it takes to beat Green Bay.

      I only prefer New England to beat Baltimore for the simple fact I would like to see - New England Vs. Dallas Cowboys in the SuperBowl.

      So, I'll leave it at that. smile

      1. prettydarkhorse profile image63
        prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        hey CAGS, am from Dallas hehe, without the Steelers, they are my bet this Sunday

        1. Cagsil profile image60
          Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Oh, okay PDH. lol lol lol

  4. Michael Willis profile image77
    Michael Willisposted 7 years ago

    The hardest to pick game I see is the NE/Balt one. I am going with NE based on playoff experience, their coach and Brady. But, Baltimore almost beat them earlier and Welker is out.

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
      Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      It will be quite a test of the Talent vs. System question.  Is NE's system able to overcome the loss of talent re: Welker's injury.

      1. Michael Willis profile image77
        Michael Willisposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Great point Ron. N.E. does have a unique system in place. I see Welker gone, hurting the passing game. Can the system allow someone like Adleman(not sure of the spelling here) to make similar plays. Brady will have to use all weapons if they advance.

      2. wavegirl22 profile image46
        wavegirl22posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        and lets not forget Brady is a new daddy . . he can be very sleep deprived. . and doesnt he have a broken finger? or is that a rib>>>

        I like to see Beli sweat on the sidelines...

        Whats up with the new avatar>>>>>

    2. wavegirl22 profile image46
      wavegirl22posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      im with you all the way here Michael .. 

      what more can i say

      Go Cowboys....

      I am actually even enjoying all the media on Wade. . .he is growing one me. .

      Go Boys!!!

  5. Jon TEP profile image60
    Jon TEPposted 7 years ago

    I'd pick Cincy over the Jets, I know the Jets get credit for being on fire, but they have been taking on a lot of back ups, and I just don't see Sanchez taking them that far this year.  Green Bay over Arizona is an easy one (although the Pack would be in trouble without Woodson - I don't think people realize how many games he almost single handedly won because of how good he makes the D), Baltimore over New England (the Welker injury will be too much) and I have no idea on Philadelphia Dallas.  Winning 3 in one season is hard to do, so I'll make a weak pick of Philly based on the "they're due" argument.  Like San Diego to win it all in the AFC and in the NFC, who the heck knows?

  6. jellydonut25 profile image61
    jellydonut25posted 7 years ago

    Cincy over the Jets. Cincy's defense will play (a lot of guys stayed out last week) and will grind the Jets to a halt. The Jets showed too much last week in their rout of the Bengals. An experienced quarterback gives the Bengals the edge over the rookie.

    Patriots over the Ravens. Even with McGahee and Rice having big days, the Ravens struggled against the RAIDERS and my feeling is that it could and WOULD have been very different had Frye not gotten hurt and Gradkowski not already been hurt...The Ravens D is no longer what it was...

    Dallas over the Eagles. I really have no other reason than the rout last week...that was disgusting, and in a game that MATTERED!

    Green Bay over Arizona. Green Bay is a throwing team and zona's pass D is not its strong suit...It'll be a LOT closer than this past week but Green Bay will win (and people will refuse to give Arizona any respect, which just infuriates me)

  7. EYEAM4ANARCHY profile image90
    EYEAM4ANARCHYposted 7 years ago

    I think New England will win pretty easily. Welker will cost them next week.

    The other three will be very close with the Cards, Jets, and Eagles winning.

  8. Michael Willis profile image77
    Michael Willisposted 7 years ago

    I think no one is choosing Arizona. I don't even. No one last year either but.....?

    1. EYEAM4ANARCHY profile image90
      EYEAM4ANARCHYposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I picked Arizona, but I'd much rather see the Packers eliminate Favre.

      1. Michael Willis profile image77
        Michael Willisposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I see...that would be a very interesting game!

  9. Diskobolos profile image55
    Diskobolosposted 7 years ago

    Cincinnati - Sanchez will turn the ball too many times

    Dallas - better team in better form

    NE - home field + Brady & Belichick

    Ari/GB - Cheer for Arizona, but I'm afraid that GB will win

  10. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Romo can win a game against Brady?

    All talk about his ability would be more upbeat. smile

    Instead of them talking about how little he has accomplished since coming into the league, which is B.S. because he has been one of the best passers in the game, among all quarterbacks.

    If people are expecting seasoned college rookies to perform, with maximum results, and expect them to finish well, are completely out of their minds.

    Romo spent 3 years on the sidelines, learning. He is learning on the fly as well. And, I believe he can be better than any other Cowboy quarterback ever was. His growth this year has been astounding. Now, we will see if he can finish this season better than he has before.

    I like his potential, it's awesome. And, I'm going to enjoy watching it unfold. smile

    1. Michael Willis profile image77
      Michael Willisposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You are right. Romo has really improved this year, especially during the 2nd half of the season. It appears he is more vocal to the other players and starting to take charge.

  11. jellydonut25 profile image61
    jellydonut25posted 7 years ago

    i think this week's matchups are ALL pretty easy and it's next week's that (at least on paper) look like they have foregone conclusions...

  12. drej2522 profile image83
    drej2522posted 7 years ago

    ...

    1. wavegirl22 profile image46
      wavegirl22posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      i concur drej

      i even had a nice date tonight

      like must b iooking up

      ill take whomever u want!

  13. drej2522 profile image83
    drej2522posted 7 years ago

    hehe wave...

    it is a new year and all, anything is possible wink

    I'll take Baltimore in the AFC.

    As for the NFC, if I hear Dallas one more time...

  14. profile image0
    Kenrick Chatmanposted 7 years ago

    Dallas Cowboys over the Eagles... hopefully.

  15. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    GO COWBOYS!!!!!!!!!!! lol lol

  16. wavegirl22 profile image46
    wavegirl22posted 7 years ago
    1. Michael Willis profile image77
      Michael Willisposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Nice!! Way to Go Wave!
      Here is another favorite cheerleader of mine:
      http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/news/2002/11/26/burning_questions/t1_cheer_all.jpg

      1. prettydarkhorse profile image63
        prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        OMG, she's hot and big in all, hehe

        1. creepy profile image55
          creepyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          i like the beginning of the camel toe

      2. Cagsil profile image60
        Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        That's very nice picture. lol lol HOT! big_smile smile

        1. Michael Willis profile image77
          Michael Willisposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I always enjoyed the Cheerleaders at the home games in Dallas.

          1. wavegirl22 profile image46
            wavegirl22posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            ah leave the cheerleaders out of this .  .he hehe

            too bad for all of us girls .. Romo doesnt come out shaking his stuff. .now that would be something to really talk about!

    2. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      That's so cool smile

      1. wavegirl22 profile image46
        wavegirl22posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        oh what fun it is to play with these things! Glad you liked them . . hehehe

        Go Boys!

  17. Wayne Orvisburg profile image81
    Wayne Orvisburgposted 7 years ago

    I'm agreeing with the only one that matters. GREEN BAY BABY!!

    1. Michael Willis profile image77
      Michael Willisposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Green Bay can be a dangerous team in the playoffs. They are playing well in all parts of their game entering the playoffs.

    2. wavegirl22 profile image46
      wavegirl22posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Aaron Rodgers  . . you gotta love that he is leading the way. . and I hope that the Packers slaughter the Cards!

      But after that  .. it is

      Go Cowboys wink

      1. Wayne Orvisburg profile image81
        Wayne Orvisburgposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I'll tell you the same thing I told my friends that are Cowboys friends.

        "When the Cowboys get beat, I'll let you root for the Packers too."

  18. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    The Cowboys lose? Think I will simply look toward Baseball for my entertainment.

    Football season will be officially over for me. smile

  19. barongrafft profile image57
    barongrafftposted 7 years ago

    All interesting input.

    I'll take Cincy over the Jets, I think the Bengals running game will take over and Sanchez will make a mistake. This is my least favorite game to pick as I could easily see Sanchez shedding his skin and growing right in front of the nation on that stage.

    I like Philly over Dallas. I know there are a lot of Cowboys fans out there but stick with me here. It is EXTREMELY difficult to beat a team three times in one season. It would take an exceptional effort by the Cowyboys and I just don't think their secondary can hold up. Philly has too many weapons.

    Baltimore over New England. It may be close, but losing Welker was the clincher. I may have picked the Ravens even if Welker played. The New England defense lost 8 starters from last year and has visibly struggled all year long. Plus Baltimore still has a chip on their shoulder from 2007 when they think they should have stopped the Patriots unbeaten season. Baltimore runs the ball, controls the clock beats the Pats in a heavyweight fight.

    Green Bay over Arizona. Green Bay has the best tandem of cover corners in the game with Woodson and Harris. I think Raodgers will take care of the ball and they will win on a defensive effort. Low scoring game equals Packers win.  HOWEVER, if they try to get in a shootout with the Cards, it's Arizona. I still like the Pack's defense.

  20. kingis profile image79
    kingisposted 7 years ago

    I think Cincy will beat the Jets in close matchup 23-19.  I think Arizona will overtake the Packers 30-27.  I like the Cards because no team can be someone three times in the same season.  The Cowboys will use the home turf to their advantage and defeat the Eagles 31-20.  I like the Patriots over the Ravens in a defensive battle 17-14.

    1. EYEAM4ANARCHY profile image90
      EYEAM4ANARCHYposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      This will only be the second time they have played, unless you're counting the preseason.

  21. EYEAM4ANARCHY profile image90
    EYEAM4ANARCHYposted 7 years ago

    Contrary to popular opinion, it's not really that difficult to beat a team three times in a season. It's fairly rare because teams don't play each other three times in one season very often and even then you have to win the first two to have the chance, but the team that won the first two games is 12-7 in the third attempt.

    Of course, the Cowboys are 0-2 in that situation, Andy Reid as never lost an opening round playoff game, and Dallas has lost about 5 million playoff games in a row since '96.

    1. wavegirl22 profile image46
      wavegirl22posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      but when was the last time the Boys played like they are looking now?

      1. EYEAM4ANARCHY profile image90
        EYEAM4ANARCHYposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        They are playing good enough to get to the Super Bowl right now. The Chargers or Colts would beat them if they did.

        1. wavegirl22 profile image46
          wavegirl22posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          EYE . . .it may be safer to say that the Chargers or the Colts COULD best them  . . .sorry about your Eagles. .

          1. EYEAM4ANARCHY profile image90
            EYEAM4ANARCHYposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I have very little doubt the Chargers would beat them up and down the field. They could be competitive with the Colts. Safety sucks.

  22. Ron Montgomery profile image60
    Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago

    Cowboys look like a juggernaut right now.

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Agreed! smile

  23. KingDrew profile image82
    KingDrewposted 7 years ago

    I'm pulling for Peyton and the Colts.  Hopefully they can win the Super Bowl to make up for not trying to go undefeated during the regular season.

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      And I am willing to watch them fail miserably. lol lol lol

      GO COWBOYS!!!!!!!! big_smile

  24. creativeone59 profile image37
    creativeone59posted 7 years ago

    Sorry to burst you alls bubble, but the Big Bad Cowboys ruffled the Eagles feathers yet, again. creativeone59

    1. jobister profile image59
      jobisterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Cowboys won a playoff game, yaay but they'll be going home packing next weekend.

      Green Bay vs Arizona game had a very sad ending

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        Kenrick Chatmanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Cowboys over the Vikings. Cardinals over the Saints. Then Cowboys over the Cardinals... What are the odds that these events will take place?

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          cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          that would be great! and if they beat the cowboys, that would be epic! i am in love with Larry Fitzgerald. he's Mr. Positive...

          1. profile image0
            Kenrick Chatmanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Cardinals over the Cowboys... Yikes!!! I do not hope to relive this nightmare. I remember the 1998 playoff game when the Cardinals defeated the Cowboys 20-7.

        2. EYEAM4ANARCHY profile image90
          EYEAM4ANARCHYposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          The Cowboys will beat the Vikings and it might not even be close. The Cards winning depends on whether the pre-week 15 Saints show up or the ones that limped through the last three games. And if they decide to play defense this week.

          1. profile image0
            Kenrick Chatmanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I like your prediction.

  25. prettydarkhorse profile image63
    prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago

    oh lets see next weekend, COWBOYS are on HEAT

  26. dohn121 profile image89
    dohn121posted 7 years ago

    I'm a Jets fan until someone punches them in the mouth.  I'd like to see them face off against the Colts in the AFC championships but first they have to beat the Chargers...

    1. wavegirl22 profile image46
      wavegirl22posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      YEAH BABY .. .it may not be the Giants.  .but you gotta love NY . .we always have a back up plan!!!!!

      1. Cagsil profile image60
        Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        lol Do you have a back up plan when they go packing? lol lol

        1. wavegirl22 profile image46
          wavegirl22posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          yep...like you said the other day .. it is almost time for baseball ... dare i continue that thought? tongue

          1. Cagsil profile image60
            Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            lol

  27. Wayne Orvisburg profile image81
    Wayne Orvisburgposted 7 years ago

    Finally finished crying over Green Bay's loss. Definitly say the Saints are going down and hopefully so will Minnesota. But hey, my other picks have pretty well been wrong!

  28. Williamjordan profile image61
    Williamjordanposted 7 years ago

    charger's are the team to beat

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      GO COWBOYS!!!!!!!!!!! lol lol lol lol lol

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        Kenrick Chatmanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Hopefully Coach Cupcake (what some individuals call Wade Phillips since he is a player’s coach) can state "How Bout Dem Cowboys!!!" while hoisting the Lombardi trophy in the air. I know this may be wishful thinking but a man can dream...

        1. Cagsil profile image60
          Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          It's interesting to see that you're already counting them out. Therefore, I won't be surprise, should you end up eating your words. But, thanks for the input.

          As stands right now- the Dallas Cowboys are in a better position to walk into Vikings' stadium and do what they did to the Saints. smile

          1. profile image0
            Kenrick Chatmanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I hope the Cowboys can win the next three games and acquire their 6th Lombardi trophy. However, I have to take it one week at a time.

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    cosetteposted 7 years ago

    actually i love the Cowboys yikes

    but i gotta cheer for my boys. that would be pretty sweet all right... big_smile

    Saturday.....SQUEE!

 
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