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View Poll Results: Who will take everything?
New England Patriots 15 46.88%
Pittsburgh Steelers 6 18.75%
Indianapolis Colts 0 0%
Kansas City Chiefs 0 0%
Baltimore Ravens 1 3.13%
New York Jets 0 0%
Atlanta Falcons 4 12.50%
Chicago Bears 1 3.13%
Philadelphia Eagles 1 3.13%
Seattle Seahawks 1 3.13%
New Orleans Saints 0 0%
Green Bay Packers 3 9.38%
Voters: 32. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-11-2011, 03:56 PM
 
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Shaping up to be very interesting!!! Couldn't believe the Saints and Colts lost, although I was pulling for Jets and Seahawks all they way! Now if the Pack can just handle those Falcons!
Not going to happen, in my opinion.
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Old 01-11-2011, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin's great north woods
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Don't count on the Packers beating the Falcons.

Geez, what a buzz-kill
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Old 01-11-2011, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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It could! Regardless, going to be an awesome game, wish it were outside, instead of a dome!
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Old 01-11-2011, 09:33 PM
 
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Pack are peaking at the right time! Won't surprise anyone though, all the sportscasters know it and have been talking about it.
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Old 01-12-2011, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Cook County
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Pack are peaking at the right time! Won't surprise anyone though, all the sportscasters know it and have been talking about it.
And if it goes like the usual ESPN picks or "flavor of the month" type teams, that is the kiss of death.
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Old 01-12-2011, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Ridgewood, NY
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There's three excellent teams record-wise that I don't think are nearly as good as people say and this will weigh in heavily in their games

1st Pats. @ Dorian thank you is all I have to say. It's amazing how many intelligent sports fans become prisoners of the moment and assume that because the statistics say that no team that has gotten smacked like the Jets and made the playoffs to face said team has won, the same will happen to them. That is the most idiotic logic I've ever seen. You are talking about different teams, different comptition, only thing thats the same is the scenario. Now I will say that I will be pleasantly surprised if the Jets pull off this "huge" (media says) upset. However, I do think that unlike most people say, it will be very competitive and if the Jets pull this off I see them as the new favorites for the Superbowl simply because they are set up very well against probably every other team except the Ravens. Their rushing D will pose a problem which is what the Jets need to have for Sanchez to flourish

2nd team is the Steelers. I do think that this team is the best of the high seeded teams and this has more to do with the Ravens playing better football with each week than anything else. Their defense especially is probably playing the best defense since they won the championship in 2000. Reed is balling right now and Flacco is finally being consistent. Rushing game will be key and I trust Ray Rice finally playing better moreso than the Steelers rush. I have this as another tough game but Ravens will edge out 24-19.

3rd team is the Falcons for similar reasons as the Steelers. They are playing well right now but unfortunately they are playing a team thats red hot right now in the Pack. Rodgers is finally producing what most thought he would do the whole season. Combine that with their depth at running game (who knew there back-ups would be this good) as well as a plethora of great wide receivers and I just don't see the Falcons beating this explosive team.

My picks for this week:

Bears over Seahawks- Im sorry but people need to wake up about the Seahawks. They beat a team that passed the ball 7000 times that game and had around a 40% completion rate. These were obviously not the same Saints as last year and people need to realize that. The fact that they did so well in the regular season is a major accomplishment in itself. Although Bears are not that great a team I see them beating the Seahawks by a touchdown.

Packers over Falcons - Reasons I mentioned above

Ravens over Steelers - Reasons I mentioned above

My hearts involved in this one Jets over Pats (real close). I could definitely see this game going the other way especially with Rex running his mouth so much, but my gut tells me that Jets will play inspired ball after that horrible display in the regular season and they will be as prepared as any team will ever be in a playoff game to face the Pats. What can the Pats really review? They played as perfect a game as you can play against the Jets. I know Belichick and Brady always seem to be prepared but I think that Jets quarterback aside are pretty evenly matched with the Pats on offense and the Defense no questions when focused is a slam dunk to the Jets. Preparation will favor Ryan as well and I think they will win in a nail biter. Cardiac Jets one more time...
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Old 01-12-2011, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Cook County
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Ill take the Bears and give the points.

Ill take the Steelers and give the points.

Ill take the Pats and give the points.

Im staying away from the Packers/Falcons game.
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Old 01-12-2011, 01:50 PM
 
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There's three excellent teams record-wise that I don't think are nearly as good as people say and this will weigh in heavily in their games

1st Pats. @ Dorian thank you is all I have to say. It's amazing how many intelligent sports fans become prisoners of the moment and assume that because the statistics say that no team that has gotten smacked like the Jets and made the playoffs to face said team has won, the same will happen to them. That is the most idiotic logic I've ever seen. You are talking about different teams, different comptition, only thing thats the same is the scenario. Now I will say that I will be pleasantly surprised if the Jets pull off this "huge" (media says) upset. However, I do think that unlike most people say, it will be very competitive and if the Jets pull this off I see them as the new favorites for the Superbowl simply because they are set up very well against probably every other team except the Ravens. Their rushing D will pose a problem which is what the Jets need to have for Sanchez to flourish

2nd team is the Steelers. I do think that this team is the best of the high seeded teams and this has more to do with the Ravens playing better football with each week than anything else. Their defense especially is probably playing the best defense since they won the championship in 2000. Reed is balling right now and Flacco is finally being consistent. Rushing game will be key and I trust Ray Rice finally playing better moreso than the Steelers rush. I have this as another tough game but Ravens will edge out 24-19.

3rd team is the Falcons for similar reasons as the Steelers. They are playing well right now but unfortunately they are playing a team thats red hot right now in the Pack. Rodgers is finally producing what most thought he would do the whole season. Combine that with their depth at running game (who knew there back-ups would be this good) as well as a plethora of great wide receivers and I just don't see the Falcons beating this explosive team.

My picks for this week:

Bears over Seahawks- Im sorry but people need to wake up about the Seahawks. They beat a team that passed the ball 7000 times that game and had around a 40% completion rate. These were obviously not the same Saints as last year and people need to realize that. The fact that they did so well in the regular season is a major accomplishment in itself. Although Bears are not that great a team I see them beating the Seahawks by a touchdown.

Packers over Falcons - Reasons I mentioned above

Ravens over Steelers - Reasons I mentioned above

My hearts involved in this one Jets over Pats (real close). I could definitely see this game going the other way especially with Rex running his mouth so much, but my gut tells me that Jets will play inspired ball after that horrible display in the regular season and they will be as prepared as any team will ever be in a playoff game to face the Pats. What can the Pats really review? They played as perfect a game as you can play against the Jets. I know Belichick and Brady always seem to be prepared but I think that Jets quarterback aside are pretty evenly matched with the Pats on offense and the Defense no questions when focused is a slam dunk to the Jets. Preparation will favor Ryan as well and I think they will win in a nail biter. Cardiac Jets one more time...
You honestly think that Green Bay is going to beat Atlanta? Seriously, the Falcons beat Green Bay in Green Bay. What makes you think that Green Bay is going to beat the Falcons in Atlanta, when they've only lost twice at home over the past two years, both of which were within a touchdown.

For all the Falcons naysayers, go right ahead. It's typical. The mainstream "northern" announcers love to hype up teams up north, and love to downplay teams in the south, exception being the Saints, after they had won the Super Bowl and proven themselves.

What has Green Bay proven? That they had Brett Favre seasons ago and haven't done jack since?
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Old 01-12-2011, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Texas State Fair
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Colin Cowherd: The United States of Brady



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67JR1...layer_embedded
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'Brady Munch' cereal. I'd go for that box right now.
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Old 01-12-2011, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Wouldn't you like to know?
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You honestly think that Green Bay is going to beat Atlanta? Seriously, the Falcons beat Green Bay in Green Bay. What makes you think that Green Bay is going to beat the Falcons in Atlanta, when they've only lost twice at home over the past two years, both of which were within a touchdown.

For all the Falcons naysayers, go right ahead. It's typical. The mainstream "northern" announcers love to hype up teams up north, and love to downplay teams in the south, exception being the Saints, after they had won the Super Bowl and proven themselves.

What has Green Bay proven? That they had Brett Favre seasons ago and haven't done jack since?
It has NOTHING to do w/"northern" announcers (whateve that means...), jeez.....

It has to do w/teams being there before....Atlanta is very young and unproven.....

You mention the Saints but then call them the "exception.."

Cmon buddy, grow some thicker skin already.....
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