OK Boys and Girls! The 2005-06 NFL season playoffs
- 01-08-2006, 09:28 PM
- 01-08-2006, 09:49 PM
Pittsburgh outplayed the Bengals plain and simple. What, you didn't think Pittsburgh wouldn't score against a weak ass D that gives up on average as many as they gave up tonight. And that wasn't a dirty play. C'mon now. I would go on, but I'm tired. That was a no doubter in my opinion. Next weekend I give the edge to the Colts obviously, but don't count out the Steelers.
01-08-2006, 10:26 PM
Originally Posted by sandinsciuz
I don't want hear you crying when the Pats get destroyed in Denver. Just accept it like a man.
01-08-2006, 10:38 PM
As a Giants fan, I was embarrased watching that game. Eli was the worst I've ever seen him.
Indy over Steelers
Patriots over Broncos
Bears over Redskins
Seahawks over Carolina
The only possible upset is Broncos beating Patriots.
01-08-2006, 11:18 PM
yea, my hawks will win next week but they dont play carolina. they play the skins.
Im sticking with my preseason prediction of hawks-steelers superbowl. for next weekend:
others game dont matter
01-08-2006, 11:26 PM
01-08-2006, 11:38 PM
01-08-2006, 11:58 PM
01-09-2006, 11:44 AM
I'm going out on a limb here (not really), but I'm picking all home teams this weekend.
Colts over Steelers
Broncos over Pats
Seahawks over Redskins
Bears over Panthers
01-09-2006, 11:51 AM
The only reason the skins held tampa at bay is because of consitancy. Tampa has had a problem all year with scoring. I think they only went into the 30's like 2 times and there average was only around 18 or so. They got 10 which is expected. Washing is going to get totally mutilated, as my boys the "seapigeons" are going to romp that ass. Sure Cadillac is good, but is no comparison to SA. Sure Chris Simms is good, well actually not, he cant hold a match to Matts ass. The skins will be embarressd here next weekend and I see a Colts vs hawks SB with the hawks pulling out a win!!!Originally Posted by LCSULLA
01-09-2006, 11:53 AM
Didn't we beat you guys once? If Joe can get that pathetic offense to acutally do a few things then it will be a game.Originally Posted by revodrew
01-09-2006, 11:56 AM
Any one can get lucky once, to win twice, that will actually take some talent and skill. Which, your team has neither!!!Originally Posted by LCSULLA
01-09-2006, 11:58 AM
the way brunell is playing right now skins are going nowhere. only if the seahawks hurt themselves they will lose. could happen though, it happened before...
01-09-2006, 11:58 AM
Originally Posted by Bean
You seem to have an odd and rather biased slant on the games......
The Pats "barely won"? What game were you watching, Bean? 28-3 is close in your mind? While the first half was slow, the Jags were never in a position of controlling that game at all.
The Patriots have now routed 2 lower calibur playoff teams, the Jags and the Bucs. It remains to be seen if they have rebounded and developed far enough to beat the better AFC teams like the Broncos or the Colts, but given their injury recoveries and recent level of play, most objective guys think those games will be interesting and unlike the lopsided regular season games.
As to how many yards Cory Dillon had against the Jags...... did he start the game? Nope. Hopefully he'll get healthy soon, but he hasn't been healthy since early in the season. The Patriots are going to need him from here on out, and hopefully his health and performance will improve. No question though it hasn't happened yet this year.
Insofar as Palmer's injury goes, anyone paying attention to the replays saw the Steelers tackle was pushed to the ground while being blocked, and fell on Palmer's leg entirely beyond his own control or direction. His reaction was clearly one of regret, not a Romo type of ha-ha, gotcha anyway I could. I'm sure he'd relish getting a good clean lick on Palmer or any quarterback any day of the week, but being pushed to the ground by your opponent and accidently falling on someone's knee to end their season is nothing any self respecting player would be proud of.
01-09-2006, 12:07 PM
Eli threw the interceptions true enough, but Carolina simply dominated the Giants at the line of scrimmage, both sides of the ball. Had those interceptions gone as incompletions, Carolina still would have won the game handily, they simply were the stronger team. They took the Giant's game away from them on defense and were able to execute their own offense against them.Originally Posted by hannainnc
If they play their remaining NFC games the way they did yesterday, they will go to the Superbowl and may even win it. They looked that good.
01-09-2006, 01:30 PM
I guess its just luck that we're 6-0 right now and going into the second round of the playoffs. And the Seahawks will choke, as they always do. Every year since Holmgren became the coach they have predicted a Superbowl birth, but has happened? NOOOOOOOOOO! Why the Seahawks always look better, because of weak opponents, then they really are.Originally Posted by revodrew
Is the 'Skins offense sucking right now? Yes, but this is JOE GIBBS. He will turn it around!
01-09-2006, 01:47 PM
Yup, I am picking all home teams this time as well except for Carolina and the Bears.Originally Posted by natedogg
Though, I am now thinking the Seahawks won't be able to beat Carolina. Seattle had the easiest schedule of ANY team in the NFL this year.... Carolina IS inconsistent; so it depends on if they actually show up. But I don't think the Seahawks can beat Carolina; not after how the NYG would have beaten the Seahawks but for 3 missed field goals for the win.
01-09-2006, 01:53 PM
01-09-2006, 03:55 PM
Yeah. Carolina all the way.Originally Posted by sandinsciuz
I'm going to get an ulcer watching this week.
01-09-2006, 04:59 PM
Hanna...... Uh-uh. No-no-no-no-NO!Originally Posted by hannainnc
First of all, you may need upwards of several beers or glasses of wine to calm your nerves on game days (choice optional). And you don't want to deplete yourself, so keep calories high by eating frequently throughout BOTH game days.
Also, you don't want to overtax yourself, so ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY NO projects "around the house" whatsoever on Saturday and Sunday. Even minor cleaning, laundry or ironing are just too much for the CNS at this critical time on the calendar. A spouse or significant other is just going to have to be patient and provide you with an extension to complete your various and sundry "honey-do" task list.
And if your team should lose at any time during the playoffs, you will still require the same PST (post season therapy) right through the super bowl, as it can take WEEKS for even the most highly conditioned fan to get their life back in order. The devastation and deep despair that come after a team loss during the playoffs are more than any human being can or should have to bear in this life.
01-09-2006, 06:34 PM
Two of those fumble recoveries that the Pats made were VERY close to being touchdown runbacks; that would have taken away 1 scoring drive at least. Thats a BIG difference. Like I said, they got lucky. They played horribly against a rusty and wounded Jags and won... but not nearly by the margin they should have if they were as great as you say they are. You think they are going to beat the Colts in the RCA Dome when they only mustered 300ish total yards against the Jags?!?!? ROFLOriginally Posted by sandinsciuz
The Jags and the Bucs are BARELY playoff teams. Because of their play earlier in the year or by luck in their inconsistency...
I think the Chargers and Chiefs are both better than the Jags and the Bucs; but they didnt make it; which I'm starting to believe was coaching related. Hopefully San Diego fires Schottenheimer; he's botched it so many times I've lost count.
01-09-2006, 07:27 PM
I am printing these words of wisdom and posting them on the refrigerator. I shall follow your Post Season Therapy recommendation and offer up my review thereafter. Thank you!Originally Posted by sandinsciuz
01-10-2006, 01:57 AM
the Colts are going to roll the Steelers the way cheech & chong roll joints. Colts 38 Steelers 16.Originally Posted by natedogg
01-10-2006, 01:59 AM
01-10-2006, 02:00 AM
01-10-2006, 07:48 AM
Evidently you aren't capable of being objective when it comes to the Patriots. They're not your team, and that's fine, but it's impossible to have a rational conversation with someone as biased as you demonstrate through your posts.Originally Posted by Bean
The Bucs and Jags made the playoffs, even if they aren't top teams, period. The Patriots routed both, by 3+ touchdowns. You call that playing "horribly"?
And regardless of how a fumble bounces, which is in fact part of the luck of the game, neither the Jags or the Bucs were EVER able to control the flow of their games against the Patriots. It was men against boys both games, and the score reflects that.
All this "proves" is that the Patriots have improved over their status earlier in the season when they went W-L-W-L. They're healthy again, fielding consistent personnel, and that's showing up in their results.
Whether they will beat the Broncos this week remains to be seen. But most guys who are objective about it agree it should be a much closer competition as many of the Patriots starters are healthy again, whereas earlier they weren't. And the Patriots have the record to demonstrate they play well in the post season. The Patriots have also demonstrated a knack for developing and executing a game plan against teams with equal or even superior personnel (SB XXXVI) that neuturalize their opponents advantages and create opportunities for them to make enough plays to have more points on the board as the final seconds tick off the clock. And that's just how it's gone Bean.
NOBODY would have imagined the Colts in last year's AFC championship game, could not score one touchdown, after watching them utterly torch the Broncos the week before. The Patriots could have beaten the Colts with 150 total yards on offense that game and only 1 touchdown. Oh, I'm sorry, I'm forgetting it was the WEATHER, that kept Peyton Manning from being able to throw a touchdown pass, or Edgerrin James from being able to run the ball........... that's right. ALL because of the weather.
2 consecutive Super Bowls, and 3 out of the last 4 years, all just sheer luck, eh Bean?
01-10-2006, 04:00 PM
The last game the broncos won by 8 points and the pats were pretty beat up at that point. Starks will not be playing this time either.Two of those fumble recoveries that the Pats made were VERY close to being touchdown runbacks; that would have taken away 1 scoring drive at least. Thats a BIG difference. Like I said, they got lucky. They played horribly against a rusty and wounded Jags and won... but not nearly by the margin they should have if they were as great as you say they are. You think they are going to beat the Colts in the RCA Dome when they only mustered 300ish total yards against the Jags?!?!? ROFL
01-10-2006, 04:04 PM
Denver is a tough place to play but the patriots have improved allot. The running game and secondary still worries me.It's probably going to be a close game that is decided by a touch down or a field goal.Whether they will beat the Broncos this week remains to be seen. But most guys who are objective about it agree it should be a much closer competition as many of the Patriots starters are healthy again, whereas earlier they weren't. And the Patriots have the record to demonstrate they play well in the post season. The Patriots have also demonstrated a knack for developing and executing a game plan against teams with equal or even superior personnel (SB XXXVI) that neuturalize their opponents advantages and create opportunities for them to make enough plays to have more points on the board as the final seconds tick off the clock.
01-10-2006, 08:03 PM
Denver isn't just a tough place to play, they have the best home record of any team over the last 35 years.
The only hope the Pats have is to shut down our running game, and that isn't going to happen. The Pats will be lucky to be within 3 touchdowns by the end of this game. The Pats have no running game so that means they are going to have to pass and guess what, that means going up against All-Pro Champ Bailey. They lose that matchup. Plus we've got Darrent Williams coming back, so our defensive backfield is going to shut down anything the Pats try to do. On defense, the Pats have nothing to stop either Tatum Bell or Mike Anderson and god help them try to contain Rod Smith. This is a blowout in the making.
01-10-2006, 08:14 PM
Sure, but Denver does not have the intangibles the Pats do or at least not to the extent the Pats do. Heart, desire, teamwork, determination, a winning attitude; those are things they have built up over the past several years where they have won 3 out of the past 4 super bowl's. I'm giving Denver the edge, but do not EVER count the Pats out. I'm expecting a good game and an all out effort on the part of the Patriots.