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Old 12-30-2013, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Wouldn't you like to know?
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Ok, odds are out, and for many this is very important....

(I'll list the favorites..)

Indy -2.5
Cincy -7
Eagles -2.5
SF -2.5


At first glance, I'm a little surprised how many cincy is giving to the Chargers....

Not surprised that the 49ers are a road favorite.....


If you guys can be objective, any obvious choices here w/the spread?
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Old 12-30-2013, 08:09 AM
 
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Out of the 4, I think the obvious choice is the Colts....

The chiefs were the only wildcard team not to win in week 17 and I don't like the idea of resting starters....
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Old 12-30-2013, 08:35 AM
 
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Me, too! I think of 2011 Packers 15-1 season, they rested players then lost when the Giants came to Lambeau, not a fan of resting starters. They were so out of synch that game, unbelievable.

San Fran coming to Lambeau and being favored is not a surprise. Packers are hanging on by a thread and trying to find a healthy 46 for game day. I hope they can beat the 49ers but it will be a tough game.
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Old 12-30-2013, 08:45 AM
 
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Me, too! I think of 2011 Packers 15-1 season, they rested players then lost when the Giants came to Lambeau, not a fan of resting starters. They were so out of synch that game, unbelievable.

San Fran coming to Lambeau and being favored is not a surprise. Packers are hanging on by a thread and trying to find a healthy 46 for game day. I hope they can beat the 49ers but it will be a tough game.
I am pulling for GB because I like Rodgers....

He's a guy IMO that seems like a decent guy, is incredibly talented QB, and does funny commercials...

Not a fan of the 49ers...never was..

What's going to make this game interesting is the elements....I don't think Kap has played in conditions anywhere like they'll be this weekend....

I am looking forward to this wildcard game the most...
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Old 12-30-2013, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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I think it will be a great game, hope it stays close! Rodgers is a good guy, very intelligent, horribly dry sense of humor and rather misunderstood. I'm hoping for snow on Sunday!!!
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Old 12-30-2013, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I like the Eagles giving up 2.5 to the Saints.
The Saints are terrible on the road.
The Eagles are as good an offense as the Saints on a good day.. but on a bad day outside in the elements, the Eagles offense should have a significant advantage.
The Eagles defense is much improved since the beginning of the season and the Saints is less improved.

These teams appear to be going in different directions.. and I like the Eagles direction minus 2.5.
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Old 12-30-2013, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I also like Cincinnati giving up 7 at home to the Chargers.
Traditionally, 2 of the 4 Wild Card games are blow outs and 2 are upsets. I don't expect the Chargers to pull the upset so they are likely to fall in the blowout category.

To be honest, the Chargers were very lucky to win at HOME on Sunday vs the Chiefs backups. I don't think they have a chance on the road next week vs the Bengals.... 7 is a big number but I think the Bengals hold the Chargers under 14 and put up at least 24.
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Old 12-30-2013, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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Assuming Philly knocks off the bad road team known as New Orleans the Seahawks will get the winner of GB/SF for their first game.

I think either is capable of knocking off the Seahawks in Seattle. SF is playing lights out and GB has Aaron Rodgers.

It's the playoffs... everyone is 0-0... and honestly, is ANYONE scared of the Seahawks offense?
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Old 12-30-2013, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I would love to see a SF/Seahawks rematch but I didn't see that Lights Out SF team yesterday!? They played well on defense but didn't score a point in the 2nd and 3rd qtrs.... they can't do that in Seattle and expect to win.. they just can't!

I do agree that the Seahawks offense doesn't scare many folks.. this could be a 10-9 game.
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Old 12-30-2013, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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I'll bite on Eagles laying 2.5. Definitely don't like the Saints outdoors in a cold environment. I'll be picking the Eagles.
Niners have had the Pack number recently. Beat them to open the 2012 season in Green Bay. Beat them in the 2012 playoffs. Beat them in SF week 1 this year. There are just some teams that have your number and there's not much you can do, and for the Pack, that looks like San Fran.
Think the 2 AFC games are blowouts. Cinci should handle the Chargers pretty easily. Colts should take care of the Chiefs, though that game is probably closer than SD/Cinci is.
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