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Old 12-27-2014, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Of course you are right.

The people who disagree generally do for 1 of 2 reasons.

1. They are biased because they are a fan of their team which clouds objectivity.


2. They are young and inexperienced fans (ie in their 20s) or younger and have not experienced the ups and downs of the NFL like older fans..
Exactly!
Any given Sunday. In the last few years, Ravens have gone into Foxboro twice during the playoffs & won. Jets have won there during the playoffs as well. Playoffs are often crazy & hard to predict.
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Old 12-28-2014, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Wouldn't you like to know?
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Exactly!
Any given Sunday. In the last few years, Ravens have gone into Foxboro twice during the playoffs & won. Jets have won there during the playoffs as well. Playoffs are often crazy & hard to predict.
Perfect example. I remember before the Ravens/Broncos game 2 yrs ago. Baltimore was a 9 1/2 point underdog going into Denver. Unfortunately, all the Denver fans who post on here predicted a blowout, but discounted the fact that Peyton has a mediocre at best playoff record, and #2 he plays awful in the cold weather. Being a fan of the team in that case clouded objectivity.....

The temps were in the teens that day (even cold for Denver).

What happened? Peyton didn't play well, and a couple breaks here and there and Baltimore upset the Broncos....

It happened to Green Bay a couple years ago with the Giants beating the Pack as the #6 seed....

It happened to the 49ers also vs the NY Giants.....

My point is, it can happen to New England just as well.....it doesn't matter that Gronk is healthy, and their defense is playing well....it still can happen w/the right matchup, so noone should be "shocked" if these higher seeds get upset.
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Old 12-28-2014, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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Any team, any time, that is for sure! It is interesting looking up SB stats, how many times 4, 5, and 6 seeds go far in the playoffs, 1 and 2s an early exit.

Lambeau didn't work for the Packers last year. 49ers came and won, it was close, hard fought game but 49ers won. The single digit temps, weather was played up, did not matter, that Packer team was not what I would consider playoff ready.
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Old 12-28-2014, 12:44 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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Yes I will say that HFA can be overrated but I believe the pats have made the SB every time they were the 1 seed
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Old 12-28-2014, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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Made it but didn't win 2007, 2011 as the #1, the 3 wins came as the #2 seed. SB list interesting to see as I thought they won more than 3.
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Old 12-28-2014, 01:21 PM
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Made it but didn't win 2007, 2011 as the #1, the 3 wins came as the #2 seed. SB list interesting to see as I thought they won more than 3.
well Mongo will be hard to stop and I will be stunned if they are not in the SB
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Old 12-28-2014, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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Teams can come on strong in the playoffs but I think the Pats, too. I don't see Denver doing it the way they are playing.
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