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AfricanMaster
12/31/2007     
Member Well hope this works better than the last time I posted. New board sucks a little.

Once again, THE greatest time of the year is upon us in the 4th Annual NFL Playoffs Predictions. Put up your Christmas decorations and prepare for the best time to be a football fan. Don’t waste your time on the BCS because they decide their Championship by polls. Those who want to give their predictions can either do it weekly or all at once. Also for those who just want to give a Super Bowl prediction then you can do so. Here are the first round games. Anyone finding any good articles is encouraged to post during the playoff season.


Thanks AfricanMaster


NFC Wildcard:
Washington at Seattle = Washington
NY Giants at Tampa = NY Giants



AFC Wildcard:
Jacksonville at Pittsburgh = Jacksonville (Sorry Debbie but The Steelers just don’t’ have it this year)

Titans At San Diego = San Diego(could this be their year?)

I will wait until next week to make my Super Bowl prediction.




Really, and who said it?

Edited: 1/13/2008 by AfricanMaster
Post #821682 Back to top ▲
12/31/2007
  
AfricanMaster
Member
Well hope this works better than the last time I posted. New board sucks a little.

Once again, THE greatest time of the year is upon us in the 4th Annual NFL Playoffs Predictions. Put up your Christmas decorations and prepare for the best time to be a football fan. Don’t waste your time on the BCS because they decide their Championship by polls. Those who want to give their predictions can either do it weekly or all at once. Also for those who just want to give a Super Bowl prediction then you can do so. Here are the first round games. Anyone finding any good articles is encouraged to post during the playoff season.


Thanks AfricanMaster


NFC Wildcard:
Washington at Seattle = Washington
NY Giants at Tampa = NY Giants



AFC Wildcard:
Jacksonville at Pittsburgh = Jacksonville (Sorry Debbie but The Steelers just don’t’ have it this year)

Titans At San Diego = San Diego(could this be their year?)

I will wait until next week to make my Super Bowl prediction.




Really, and who said it?

Edited: 1/13/2008 by AfricanMaster
Post #821682
AfricanMaster
12/31/2007     
Member Why on earth does Cradz have two separate forums under Sports and Recreation. I guess the main forum is for General Sports but the specifics ones don't appear on the topic list on the homepage and I couldn't find the subscribe button at the bottom for Professional Sports

Edited: 12/31/2007 by AfricanMaster
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12/31/2007
  
AfricanMaster
Member
Why on earth does Cradz have two separate forums under Sports and Recreation. I guess the main forum is for General Sports but the specifics ones don't appear on the topic list on the homepage and I couldn't find the subscribe button at the bottom for Professional Sports

Edited: 12/31/2007 by AfricanMaster
Post #821684
AfricanMaster
12/31/2007     
Member Brian Billick was released today from the RAVENS.

I predict that the Miami Coach Cam Camewon will be gone

Carolina Panthers coach John FOx will be gone

I think Marvin Lewis of the Bengals is gone

http://nationalpost.pa-sportsticker.com/default.aspx?s=nfl-news-display&nid=A13563971199129569A


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12/31/2007
  
AfricanMaster
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Brian Billick was released today from the RAVENS.

I predict that the Miami Coach Cam Camewon will be gone

Carolina Panthers coach John FOx will be gone

I think Marvin Lewis of the Bengals is gone

http://nationalpost.pa-sportsticker.com/default.aspx?s=nfl-news-display&nid=A13563971199129569A


Post #821755
AfricanMaster
1/2/2008     
Member 12 contenders' questions as NFL playoff field is set
By Jarrett Bell, USA TODAY
There is no formidable answer key for the NFL playoffs. Not for this unpredictable league. Things happen.
Yet as 12 teams line up on the road to Super Bowl XLII in Glendale, Ariz., on Feb. 3, there are plenty of questions.

Let's try a few on for size.

1.Will the New England Patriots buckle in pursuing perfection?

They are certainly in Mercury Morris' neighborhood, producing the first unblemished regular season (16-0) since the 1972 Miami Dolphins went 14-0 in that regular season.

The bigger mission for New England is 19-0.


PHOTOS: The season in pictures
This should hardly faze the Patriots, laden with veterans from three Super Bowl title teams since 2001. Given their season would always be defined by their playoff performance, there might be less pressure on the Patriots than during the stretch run to 16-0.

No matter. As reflected in the four close calls — against the Indianapolis Colts, Philadelphia Eagles, Baltimore Ravens and New York Giants — the Patriots' opponents are much more likely to lose composure during crunchtime.

A blueprint for beating New England, the AFC's top seed? Don't make mistakes.

Led by unflappable quarterback Tom Brady, no-nonsense coach Bill Belichick and Cyborg-like components such as Tedy Bruschi, the Patriots have resilience as perhaps their most admirable trait. They don't panic. The margin in each of their Super Bowl wins was three points. Even so, history suggests either the Patriots or Dallas Cowboys, the NFC's No. 1 seed, will be upset. It has been 14 years since both No. 1 seeds advanced to the Super Bowl.

2. How significant is a projected return by Indianapolis Colts all-pro receiver Marvin Harrison?

Last year the Colts raised their game for the playoffs when all-pro safety Bob Sanders, despite missing 12 games, returned to help shore up an ailing run defense.

This season the offense figures to get a boost from Harrison, who has missed 11 games with a knee injury but returned to practice last week. Harrison probably would have made a difference in the Nov. 4 loss to New England that included an end-zone drop by rookie Anthony Gonzalez.

Without Harrison, quarterback Peyton Manning had three 300-yard games — his fewest in a season since 1999.

With a healthy Harrison, whose chemistry with Manning is 10 years in the making, the headaches increase. Reggie Wayne (92 catches, 1,423 yards) has blossomed as an all-pro, versatile tight end Dallas Clark (team-high 11 TD catches) is a matchup problem and Gonzalez (37 catches) has progressed well.

3. Can the San Diego Chargers continue the rebound trend and win the Super Bowl?

The Pittsburgh Steelers were an NFL-best 15-1 in 2004, then lost in the playoffs. The next season they won Super Bowl XL.

The Colts were a league-best 14-2 in 2005, then lost in the playoffs. A year later Indianapolis won the Super Bowl.

The Chargers — stunned in their playoff opener after posting an NFL-best 14-2 record last season — are positioned to make amends for last year's crushing setback.

San Diego brings NFL rushing champ LaDainian Tomlinson, a defense that leads the league in takeaways (48) and a six-game winning streak. Like Pittsburgh and Indianapolis the last two years, the Chargers (who started 1-3) are flying under the radar with low expectations and inconsistent young quarterback Philip Rivers.

Can they win in Indianapolis and Foxborough, Mass.? That is the likely scenario to get to the Super Bowl. Many of the players remain from the 2005 team that ended the Colts' bid for a perfect season and dealt the Patriots a defeat (41-17) in October.

Yet a key change is coach Norv Turner, whose predecessor, Marty Schottenheimer, was fired in February because of repeated flops in the playoffs.

4. Are the Pittsburgh Steelers too battered to bring their 'A' game?

Injuries have scratched some pretty critical pieces from these playoffs. But no team enters as physically challenged as the Steelers, who are without running back Willie Parker (broken leg), left tackle Marvel Smith (back) and defensive end Aaron Smith (triceps). Parker was leading the NFL in rushing (1,316 yards) when hurt. Marvel Smith protected quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's blind side. Aaron Smith is one of the NFL's most underrated players, stuffing run lanes and tying up blockers to allow others better chances for pass-rushes.

The Steelers also have a gimpy all-pro safety Troy Polamalu (knee) on their No. 1-ranked defense. And Roethlisberger sat out the finale with an ankle injury.

5. Is Jacksonville Jaguars QB David Garrard ready for the next test?

Jacksonville coach Jack Del Rio deserves credit for pulling the trigger on one of the season's gutsiest decisions. Nine days before the season opener, he dumped injury-prone starting quarterback Byron Leftwich and inserted Garrard. Good move.

Garrard, who threw just three interceptions for an offense that blossomed under first-year coordinator Dirk Koetter and ranks third in the NFL with a 102.2 passer rating, will make his first playoff start Saturday at Pittsburgh.

No playoff team logged more rushes than the Jaguars (522), which reflects the help Garrard has with the one-two running punch of Fred Taylor and Maurice Jones-Drew and the bruising style that led them to victory at Pittsburgh's Heinz Field two weeks ago.

6. Can the Tennessee Titans pull the upsets?

Since the NFL's playoff field was expanded to 12 teams in 1990, just one sixth seed has advanced to the Super Bowl — the XL champion Steelers. The Titans, who qualified with Sunday night's victory against the host Colts, will be hard-pressed to repeat the long-shot history that would have to include three road playoff wins in a row.

As much as Tennessee's rise is linked to a defense that improved to a No. 5 ranking after finishing last in the NFL for yards allowed in 2006, offense has been a problem. Tennessee averages 19 points, scoring fewer than 18 points in eight games this season. It will take more than that to win in San Diego — not to mention the points needed to win at Gillette Stadium, where the Patriots have never lost in the playoffs.

7. What will Dallas Cowboys diva Terrell Owens do?

If history is any indicator, Owens is a quick healer. After he broke a leg Dec. 19, 2004, while playing for the Eagles, Owens exceeded expectations and returned for a stunning, nine-catch, 122-yard performance in Super Bowl XXXIX.

Off a high ankle sprain at the Carolina Panthers on Dec. 22, Owens is expected to be ready for playoff opener after essentially three weeks of rehab. Although big-play receiver Terry Glenn is expected to return after missing the regular season with a knee injury, the chemistry Owens has developed with quarterback Tony Romo and new coordinator Jason Garrett is proven.

Only Randy Moss and Braylon Edwards caught more touchdown passes than Owens (15), and there has been no controversy of note involving the combustible one nicknamed "T.O."

8. Would the Green Bay Packers be better off not hosting a title game at Lambeau Field?

No team in the playoffs has lived with the pass like Green Bay, which has thrived with Brett Favre's magic but is the only postseason team that hasn't averaged at least 100 rushing yards (99.8).

It helps that Favre has adapted his game to minimize risk. He threw his fewest interceptions in six years (15) and posted his best passer rating (95.7) since 1996 — the last season the Packers won a Super Bowl.

Even with the emergence of first-year running back Ryan Grant (956 rushing yards, 5.1-yard average) to help an improving rushing game, Green Bay's style might be better suited for a title game at Dallas than at wintry Lambeau Field. Then again, Favre has never won at Texas Stadium.

9. Will the Seattle Seahawks' pass-first mentality backfire?

Since coach Mike Holmgren announced he was reviving an old formula by putting the offense on the shoulders (and arm) of quarterback Matt Hasselbeck to compensate for a struggling running game, the Seahawks have won six of eight games.

Hasselbeck threw a career-high 562 passes in directing an up-tempo attack that even Seattle's defense (45 sacks) draws from. But a suspect running game is always risky in the playoffs. Seattle's 20th-ranked attack includes a 3.8-yard average that is lowest among playoff teams. Sure, former MVP Shaun Alexander (out injured when Holmgren made his proclamation) is back in the lineup, but he hasn't has a 100-yard running game since Week 3.

10. Will Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jeff Garcia hold up?

After the Buccaneers pursued myriad offseason options, signing Garcia proved to be arguably the NFL's best free agency move.

Garcia, who completed 63.9% of his passes and threw just four interceptions, is perfect for the controlled passing of Jon Gruden's West Coast offense. He helped settle a young offense, and the Bucs went from a last-place 4-12 finish in 2006 to a 9-7 mark and the NFC South crown.

Tampa Bay is among six teams in the playoff field that didn't qualify last year.

Garcia, 37, is the second-oldest quarterback left, after Favre. The knock has been Garcia's rail-thin body breaks down during the season. Stung by a back injury, he missed three of five games in December. Now is not the time to break down.

11. How far can the New York Giants go with quarterback Eli Manning?

The Giants appear poised to hang an upset on the Buccaneers after taking the Patriots to the limit Saturday night. They will take a defense that had an NFL-high 53 sacks and a seven-game road winning streak to Tampa. Yet there's caution with Manning.

After losing to New England, Manning said it didn't matter whether the Giants won or lost — their first-round matchup was set — as long as they played well. If only the Patriots accepted losses so easily.

Manning struggled when the Patriots turned up the heat with blitzes in the fourth quarter. He fumbled a snap to help kill a drive and threw an interception the Patriots converted into the winning points. Playing well means playing well under pressure in the clutch.

12. Do the Washington Redskins have a controversy at QB?

Compared with other issues this season — most notably the slaying of all-pro safety Sean Taylor — whether to continue with fill-in quarterback Todd Collins or reinsert injured Jason Campbell barely registers. Collins, a 13-year veteran, stepped in when Campbell injured a knee Dec. 6 and Washington hasn't lost since.

Coach Joe Gibbs — who won three Super Bowls with three different quarterbacks — should be comforted knowing Collins hasn't thrown an interception.

Hot hand. Hot team. It's a good match for the Redskins, the fourth team in the Super Bowl era to advance to the playoffs after starting 5-7. With better balance, they might be more prepared to win a playoff opener at Seattle, the site of their last playoff game and a 20-10 loss two years ago.



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1/2/2008
  
AfricanMaster
Member
12 contenders' questions as NFL playoff field is set
By Jarrett Bell, USA TODAY
There is no formidable answer key for the NFL playoffs. Not for this unpredictable league. Things happen.
Yet as 12 teams line up on the road to Super Bowl XLII in Glendale, Ariz., on Feb. 3, there are plenty of questions.

Let's try a few on for size.

1.Will the New England Patriots buckle in pursuing perfection?

They are certainly in Mercury Morris' neighborhood, producing the first unblemished regular season (16-0) since the 1972 Miami Dolphins went 14-0 in that regular season.

The bigger mission for New England is 19-0.


PHOTOS: The season in pictures
This should hardly faze the Patriots, laden with veterans from three Super Bowl title teams since 2001. Given their season would always be defined by their playoff performance, there might be less pressure on the Patriots than during the stretch run to 16-0.

No matter. As reflected in the four close calls — against the Indianapolis Colts, Philadelphia Eagles, Baltimore Ravens and New York Giants — the Patriots' opponents are much more likely to lose composure during crunchtime.

A blueprint for beating New England, the AFC's top seed? Don't make mistakes.

Led by unflappable quarterback Tom Brady, no-nonsense coach Bill Belichick and Cyborg-like components such as Tedy Bruschi, the Patriots have resilience as perhaps their most admirable trait. They don't panic. The margin in each of their Super Bowl wins was three points. Even so, history suggests either the Patriots or Dallas Cowboys, the NFC's No. 1 seed, will be upset. It has been 14 years since both No. 1 seeds advanced to the Super Bowl.

2. How significant is a projected return by Indianapolis Colts all-pro receiver Marvin Harrison?

Last year the Colts raised their game for the playoffs when all-pro safety Bob Sanders, despite missing 12 games, returned to help shore up an ailing run defense.

This season the offense figures to get a boost from Harrison, who has missed 11 games with a knee injury but returned to practice last week. Harrison probably would have made a difference in the Nov. 4 loss to New England that included an end-zone drop by rookie Anthony Gonzalez.

Without Harrison, quarterback Peyton Manning had three 300-yard games — his fewest in a season since 1999.

With a healthy Harrison, whose chemistry with Manning is 10 years in the making, the headaches increase. Reggie Wayne (92 catches, 1,423 yards) has blossomed as an all-pro, versatile tight end Dallas Clark (team-high 11 TD catches) is a matchup problem and Gonzalez (37 catches) has progressed well.

3. Can the San Diego Chargers continue the rebound trend and win the Super Bowl?

The Pittsburgh Steelers were an NFL-best 15-1 in 2004, then lost in the playoffs. The next season they won Super Bowl XL.

The Colts were a league-best 14-2 in 2005, then lost in the playoffs. A year later Indianapolis won the Super Bowl.

The Chargers — stunned in their playoff opener after posting an NFL-best 14-2 record last season — are positioned to make amends for last year's crushing setback.

San Diego brings NFL rushing champ LaDainian Tomlinson, a defense that leads the league in takeaways (48) and a six-game winning streak. Like Pittsburgh and Indianapolis the last two years, the Chargers (who started 1-3) are flying under the radar with low expectations and inconsistent young quarterback Philip Rivers.

Can they win in Indianapolis and Foxborough, Mass.? That is the likely scenario to get to the Super Bowl. Many of the players remain from the 2005 team that ended the Colts' bid for a perfect season and dealt the Patriots a defeat (41-17) in October.

Yet a key change is coach Norv Turner, whose predecessor, Marty Schottenheimer, was fired in February because of repeated flops in the playoffs.

4. Are the Pittsburgh Steelers too battered to bring their 'A' game?

Injuries have scratched some pretty critical pieces from these playoffs. But no team enters as physically challenged as the Steelers, who are without running back Willie Parker (broken leg), left tackle Marvel Smith (back) and defensive end Aaron Smith (triceps). Parker was leading the NFL in rushing (1,316 yards) when hurt. Marvel Smith protected quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's blind side. Aaron Smith is one of the NFL's most underrated players, stuffing run lanes and tying up blockers to allow others better chances for pass-rushes.

The Steelers also have a gimpy all-pro safety Troy Polamalu (knee) on their No. 1-ranked defense. And Roethlisberger sat out the finale with an ankle injury.

5. Is Jacksonville Jaguars QB David Garrard ready for the next test?

Jacksonville coach Jack Del Rio deserves credit for pulling the trigger on one of the season's gutsiest decisions. Nine days before the season opener, he dumped injury-prone starting quarterback Byron Leftwich and inserted Garrard. Good move.

Garrard, who threw just three interceptions for an offense that blossomed under first-year coordinator Dirk Koetter and ranks third in the NFL with a 102.2 passer rating, will make his first playoff start Saturday at Pittsburgh.

No playoff team logged more rushes than the Jaguars (522), which reflects the help Garrard has with the one-two running punch of Fred Taylor and Maurice Jones-Drew and the bruising style that led them to victory at Pittsburgh's Heinz Field two weeks ago.

6. Can the Tennessee Titans pull the upsets?

Since the NFL's playoff field was expanded to 12 teams in 1990, just one sixth seed has advanced to the Super Bowl — the XL champion Steelers. The Titans, who qualified with Sunday night's victory against the host Colts, will be hard-pressed to repeat the long-shot history that would have to include three road playoff wins in a row.

As much as Tennessee's rise is linked to a defense that improved to a No. 5 ranking after finishing last in the NFL for yards allowed in 2006, offense has been a problem. Tennessee averages 19 points, scoring fewer than 18 points in eight games this season. It will take more than that to win in San Diego — not to mention the points needed to win at Gillette Stadium, where the Patriots have never lost in the playoffs.

7. What will Dallas Cowboys diva Terrell Owens do?

If history is any indicator, Owens is a quick healer. After he broke a leg Dec. 19, 2004, while playing for the Eagles, Owens exceeded expectations and returned for a stunning, nine-catch, 122-yard performance in Super Bowl XXXIX.

Off a high ankle sprain at the Carolina Panthers on Dec. 22, Owens is expected to be ready for playoff opener after essentially three weeks of rehab. Although big-play receiver Terry Glenn is expected to return after missing the regular season with a knee injury, the chemistry Owens has developed with quarterback Tony Romo and new coordinator Jason Garrett is proven.

Only Randy Moss and Braylon Edwards caught more touchdown passes than Owens (15), and there has been no controversy of note involving the combustible one nicknamed "T.O."

8. Would the Green Bay Packers be better off not hosting a title game at Lambeau Field?

No team in the playoffs has lived with the pass like Green Bay, which has thrived with Brett Favre's magic but is the only postseason team that hasn't averaged at least 100 rushing yards (99.8).

It helps that Favre has adapted his game to minimize risk. He threw his fewest interceptions in six years (15) and posted his best passer rating (95.7) since 1996 — the last season the Packers won a Super Bowl.

Even with the emergence of first-year running back Ryan Grant (956 rushing yards, 5.1-yard average) to help an improving rushing game, Green Bay's style might be better suited for a title game at Dallas than at wintry Lambeau Field. Then again, Favre has never won at Texas Stadium.

9. Will the Seattle Seahawks' pass-first mentality backfire?

Since coach Mike Holmgren announced he was reviving an old formula by putting the offense on the shoulders (and arm) of quarterback Matt Hasselbeck to compensate for a struggling running game, the Seahawks have won six of eight games.

Hasselbeck threw a career-high 562 passes in directing an up-tempo attack that even Seattle's defense (45 sacks) draws from. But a suspect running game is always risky in the playoffs. Seattle's 20th-ranked attack includes a 3.8-yard average that is lowest among playoff teams. Sure, former MVP Shaun Alexander (out injured when Holmgren made his proclamation) is back in the lineup, but he hasn't has a 100-yard running game since Week 3.

10. Will Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jeff Garcia hold up?

After the Buccaneers pursued myriad offseason options, signing Garcia proved to be arguably the NFL's best free agency move.

Garcia, who completed 63.9% of his passes and threw just four interceptions, is perfect for the controlled passing of Jon Gruden's West Coast offense. He helped settle a young offense, and the Bucs went from a last-place 4-12 finish in 2006 to a 9-7 mark and the NFC South crown.

Tampa Bay is among six teams in the playoff field that didn't qualify last year.

Garcia, 37, is the second-oldest quarterback left, after Favre. The knock has been Garcia's rail-thin body breaks down during the season. Stung by a back injury, he missed three of five games in December. Now is not the time to break down.

11. How far can the New York Giants go with quarterback Eli Manning?

The Giants appear poised to hang an upset on the Buccaneers after taking the Patriots to the limit Saturday night. They will take a defense that had an NFL-high 53 sacks and a seven-game road winning streak to Tampa. Yet there's caution with Manning.

After losing to New England, Manning said it didn't matter whether the Giants won or lost — their first-round matchup was set — as long as they played well. If only the Patriots accepted losses so easily.

Manning struggled when the Patriots turned up the heat with blitzes in the fourth quarter. He fumbled a snap to help kill a drive and threw an interception the Patriots converted into the winning points. Playing well means playing well under pressure in the clutch.

12. Do the Washington Redskins have a controversy at QB?

Compared with other issues this season — most notably the slaying of all-pro safety Sean Taylor — whether to continue with fill-in quarterback Todd Collins or reinsert injured Jason Campbell barely registers. Collins, a 13-year veteran, stepped in when Campbell injured a knee Dec. 6 and Washington hasn't lost since.

Coach Joe Gibbs — who won three Super Bowls with three different quarterbacks — should be comforted knowing Collins hasn't thrown an interception.

Hot hand. Hot team. It's a good match for the Redskins, the fourth team in the Super Bowl era to advance to the playoffs after starting 5-7. With better balance, they might be more prepared to win a playoff opener at Seattle, the site of their last playoff game and a 20-10 loss two years ago.



Post #821873
AfricanMaster
1/5/2008     
Member Are you ready for some Football!!!

Edited: 1/6/2008 by AfricanMaster
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1/5/2008
  
AfricanMaster
Member
Are you ready for some Football!!!

Edited: 1/6/2008 by AfricanMaster
Post #822202
Nightmare
1/5/2008     
Member ok the skins game has just started and I wanted to post My prdictions too

I agree with You on all 4 games thins week AM

HAIL TO THE REDSKINS!


NFC Wildcard:
Washington at Seattle = Washington
NY Giants at Tampa = NY Giants



AFC Wildcard:
Jacksonville at Pittsburgh = Jacksonville
Titans At San Diego = San Diego


Post #822203 Back to top ▲
1/5/2008
  
Nightmare
Member
ok the skins game has just started and I wanted to post My prdictions too

I agree with You on all 4 games thins week AM

HAIL TO THE REDSKINS!


NFC Wildcard:
Washington at Seattle = Washington
NY Giants at Tampa = NY Giants



AFC Wildcard:
Jacksonville at Pittsburgh = Jacksonville
Titans At San Diego = San Diego


Post #822203
AfricanMaster
1/6/2008     
Member Well Redskins losing Sad . Might be time for Gibbs to retire.
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1/6/2008
  
AfricanMaster
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Well Redskins losing Sad . Might be time for Gibbs to retire.
Post #822222
AfricanMaster
1/6/2008     
Member Pittsburgh is losing which I predicted but it still hurts Sad .. Time to fire Mike Tomlin. Glad the debates are on too.

Edited: 1/6/2008 by AfricanMaster
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1/6/2008
  
AfricanMaster
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Pittsburgh is losing which I predicted but it still hurts Sad .. Time to fire Mike Tomlin. Glad the debates are on too.

Edited: 1/6/2008 by AfricanMaster
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AfricanMaster
1/6/2008     
Member Fire Tomlin!!

Silly Coaching!
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1/6/2008
  
AfricanMaster
Member
Fire Tomlin!!

Silly Coaching!
Post #822248
AfricanMaster
1/7/2008     
Member I was accurate 3 out of 4 times for this weekend! Now onward we move.

Seattle Seahawks @ Green Bay Packers(Saturday @ 4:30 ET) = Green Bay Packers
New York Giants @ Dallas Cowboys (Sunday @ 4:30 ET) = Cowboys

Jacksonville Jaguars @ New England Patriots (Sat @ 8 PM ET) = New England Patriots
San Diego Chargers @ Indianapolis Colts(Sun @ 1PM ET) = San Diego(Is this their year?)


Anyone finding articles during the week concerning the upcoming games is encouraged to post them here.


Thanks,
AM

Edited: 1/7/2008 by AfricanMaster
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1/7/2008
  
AfricanMaster
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I was accurate 3 out of 4 times for this weekend! Now onward we move.

Seattle Seahawks @ Green Bay Packers(Saturday @ 4:30 ET) = Green Bay Packers
New York Giants @ Dallas Cowboys (Sunday @ 4:30 ET) = Cowboys

Jacksonville Jaguars @ New England Patriots (Sat @ 8 PM ET) = New England Patriots
San Diego Chargers @ Indianapolis Colts(Sun @ 1PM ET) = San Diego(Is this their year?)


Anyone finding articles during the week concerning the upcoming games is encouraged to post them here.


Thanks,
AM

Edited: 1/7/2008 by AfricanMaster
Post #822337
AfricanMaster
1/9/2008     
Member NFL fans saw no real surprises last weekend, even though a pair of teams lost at home.

We here at the Vinyl Dorm thought the Tampa Bay Buccaneers would at least put up a better fight then they did against the New York Giants.

Unlike the Philadelphia Eagles and the San Francisco 49ers, we supposed Jeff Garcia must have gone through an electric shock and thought he was playing for the Detroit Lions, a team he never brought to the playoffs and failed in regular season games.

Despite the fact the Bucs may have been playing in the worst division in the NFL, he wasn't leading the Lions, and the NFC South was still as bad as we noticed all season long, obviously hurting Tampa Bay.



Seattle vs Green Bay

Not too much to say about this game, that Matt Hasselbeck didn't say already a few years ago.

In case you forgot, the Seahawks starting quarterback declared his team wanted the ball in overtime because his team would score.

This is a tough one to pick, or maybe not. Green Bay has been on a roll the entire year, but their lack of playoff experience might hurt them. Let's not forget, Brett Favre has been at the helm for the Packers for the past 17 years and definitely knows what it takes to win a playoff game at Lambeau.

As much as we dislike Favre and the Packers, we must admit we're pulling for Favre and company to pull this one out. Mainly because we hate Mike Holmgren even more.

Green Bay 27, Seattle 20



Jacksonville vs New England

As much as we'd like to see the Jags represent the AFC South with a win in Foxboro over the undefeated Patriots, they really didn't impress us very much in the second half of the Pittsburgh game.

Quite frankly (sorry Stephen A. Smith) we don't honestly believe anymore can pull of an upset over the Patriots, at least until the Super Bowl.

With that being said, if the Jags can somehow manage to limit turnovers against the impeccable Patriots defense, then we believe they may have a slim chance to win the game.

If the weather becomes a factor, which all reports says will not be the case, the Jags will no doubt have a better chance to win.

The Jags are aided by the 1-2 punch of Maurice Jones-Drew and Fred Taylor. The Jags pass defense isn't as good as we think it is, so we expect the golden boy Tom Brady and the one and only Randy Moss to take advantage of these misfortunes.

New England 38, Jacksonville 23



San Diego vs Indianapolis

Let's not forget the Chargers have already defeated the Colts this season, even if future Hall Of Famer Adam Vinatieri choked on a two field goal attempts late in the second half.

Not to mention the Chargers have also beaten the Colts the last two times they've played one another. A few seasons ago, the Chargers halted Indy's 13-0 start. The next season, Peyton Manning won his first Super Bowl and the Chargers were ousted by New England in the playoffs.

Also, the Colts most recent loss to the Chargers was due in large part to Manning's trying to win the game all by himself coupled with backup receivers dropping wide-open passes. Those mistakes won't happen again, and we'd expect a 1-2 INT game at most from Manning.

Even with Manning mistakes, it still will not be enough to lose the game. The returns of Mathis and especially Harrison will be huge for Indy.

For the Chargers to win, they will definitely need to play better than they showed last week against the Titans or the game will be over by halftime.

Indianapolis 30 San Diego 16



Giants vs Dallas

Obviously, it still remains very difficult to for one NFL team to beat another three times in a single season, no matter how many times they play.

ESPN would like to believe that the Pittsburgh Steelers would never lose to the Jacksonville Jaguars twice at home. The network is soon to forget that it's extremely difficult for a team to play another twice on the road, unless both are in the same division and make the playoffs.

Well . . . the ESPN experts were wrong, and we believe they will be wrong again.

Without Terrell Owens, the Dallas Cowboys will no doubt be in a really tough position. Plus, if the Giants keep playing like they have been in the last two weeks, we're pretty sure they may be able to squeak out one more road win.

They are currently 8-1 on the road this season, including the playoffs. Forget what you've seen from them throughout most of the season, the Giants appear to be a completely different team.

It's really too bad, we strongly believe Eli Manning and the New York Giants will never win a Super Bowl together, but at the very least they should beat the Cowboys this weekend.

Giants 30 Cowboys 27




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1/9/2008
  
AfricanMaster
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NFL fans saw no real surprises last weekend, even though a pair of teams lost at home.

We here at the Vinyl Dorm thought the Tampa Bay Buccaneers would at least put up a better fight then they did against the New York Giants.

Unlike the Philadelphia Eagles and the San Francisco 49ers, we supposed Jeff Garcia must have gone through an electric shock and thought he was playing for the Detroit Lions, a team he never brought to the playoffs and failed in regular season games.

Despite the fact the Bucs may have been playing in the worst division in the NFL, he wasn't leading the Lions, and the NFC South was still as bad as we noticed all season long, obviously hurting Tampa Bay.



Seattle vs Green Bay

Not too much to say about this game, that Matt Hasselbeck didn't say already a few years ago.

In case you forgot, the Seahawks starting quarterback declared his team wanted the ball in overtime because his team would score.

This is a tough one to pick, or maybe not. Green Bay has been on a roll the entire year, but their lack of playoff experience might hurt them. Let's not forget, Brett Favre has been at the helm for the Packers for the past 17 years and definitely knows what it takes to win a playoff game at Lambeau.

As much as we dislike Favre and the Packers, we must admit we're pulling for Favre and company to pull this one out. Mainly because we hate Mike Holmgren even more.

Green Bay 27, Seattle 20



Jacksonville vs New England

As much as we'd like to see the Jags represent the AFC South with a win in Foxboro over the undefeated Patriots, they really didn't impress us very much in the second half of the Pittsburgh game.

Quite frankly (sorry Stephen A. Smith) we don't honestly believe anymore can pull of an upset over the Patriots, at least until the Super Bowl.

With that being said, if the Jags can somehow manage to limit turnovers against the impeccable Patriots defense, then we believe they may have a slim chance to win the game.

If the weather becomes a factor, which all reports says will not be the case, the Jags will no doubt have a better chance to win.

The Jags are aided by the 1-2 punch of Maurice Jones-Drew and Fred Taylor. The Jags pass defense isn't as good as we think it is, so we expect the golden boy Tom Brady and the one and only Randy Moss to take advantage of these misfortunes.

New England 38, Jacksonville 23



San Diego vs Indianapolis

Let's not forget the Chargers have already defeated the Colts this season, even if future Hall Of Famer Adam Vinatieri choked on a two field goal attempts late in the second half.

Not to mention the Chargers have also beaten the Colts the last two times they've played one another. A few seasons ago, the Chargers halted Indy's 13-0 start. The next season, Peyton Manning won his first Super Bowl and the Chargers were ousted by New England in the playoffs.

Also, the Colts most recent loss to the Chargers was due in large part to Manning's trying to win the game all by himself coupled with backup receivers dropping wide-open passes. Those mistakes won't happen again, and we'd expect a 1-2 INT game at most from Manning.

Even with Manning mistakes, it still will not be enough to lose the game. The returns of Mathis and especially Harrison will be huge for Indy.

For the Chargers to win, they will definitely need to play better than they showed last week against the Titans or the game will be over by halftime.

Indianapolis 30 San Diego 16



Giants vs Dallas

Obviously, it still remains very difficult to for one NFL team to beat another three times in a single season, no matter how many times they play.

ESPN would like to believe that the Pittsburgh Steelers would never lose to the Jacksonville Jaguars twice at home. The network is soon to forget that it's extremely difficult for a team to play another twice on the road, unless both are in the same division and make the playoffs.

Well . . . the ESPN experts were wrong, and we believe they will be wrong again.

Without Terrell Owens, the Dallas Cowboys will no doubt be in a really tough position. Plus, if the Giants keep playing like they have been in the last two weeks, we're pretty sure they may be able to squeak out one more road win.

They are currently 8-1 on the road this season, including the playoffs. Forget what you've seen from them throughout most of the season, the Giants appear to be a completely different team.

It's really too bad, we strongly believe Eli Manning and the New York Giants will never win a Super Bowl together, but at the very least they should beat the Cowboys this weekend.

Giants 30 Cowboys 27




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AfricanMaster
1/12/2008     
Member Are you ready for some FOOTBALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!Hehe
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1/12/2008
  
AfricanMaster
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Are you ready for some FOOTBALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!Hehe
Post #822902
AfricanMaster
1/13/2008     
Member Whoa , What a good game between Jags and Pats!!
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1/13/2008
  
AfricanMaster
Member
Whoa , What a good game between Jags and Pats!!
Post #822928
AfricanMaster
1/13/2008     
Member San Diego Super Chargers!!!!!!!!
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1/13/2008
  
AfricanMaster
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San Diego Super Chargers!!!!!!!!
Post #823025
AfricanMaster
1/14/2008     
Member Well 3 out of 4 again! Now for the lurkers who like to wait until the end to make predictions, here is your chance.

San Diego Chargers @ New England = San Diego Chargers(Is this their year?)
NY Giants @ Green Bay Packers = NY Giants

I think I am going to be 0-2 next week but so what.

lol

Edited: 1/14/2008 by AfricanMaster
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1/14/2008
  
AfricanMaster
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Well 3 out of 4 again! Now for the lurkers who like to wait until the end to make predictions, here is your chance.

San Diego Chargers @ New England = San Diego Chargers(Is this their year?)
NY Giants @ Green Bay Packers = NY Giants

I think I am going to be 0-2 next week but so what.

lol

Edited: 1/14/2008 by AfricanMaster
Post #823058
AfricanMaster
1/18/2008     
Member Satire: How to Fix the NFL Playoffs
Written by Abel Keogh
Published January 17, 2008

Those cries of despair you heard after last Sunday’s NFL Divisional Playoff games weren’t from distraught Dallas Cowboys and Indianapolis Colts fans mourning the upsets of their highly touted teams. Rather, it was from professional football fans around the world that now have to settle for a low quality AFC and NFC championship matchups.

Instead of watching Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts defend their Super Bowl title against the undefeated New England Patriots, we’ll be forced to watch a bunch of nobodies try to stop Tom Brady.

Zzzzzzz.

And we won’t be wondering if Jessica Simpson will curse Tony Romo into playing poorly against the Green Bay Packers. Instead the other, unheralded Manning (What’s his name? Oh yeah, Eli.) slide around on the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field.

Boring.

The NFL owes it to its fans to deliver high quality postseason matchups – one with overhyped stories and intriguing rematches that professional football fans live for. To avoid even the possibility of letting down their fans next year, the NFL needs a system where only the best teams are selected to play in the AFC and NFC Championship Games. You know, one where sports writers, coaches, and computers decide what teams are truly worthy to advance to the Super Bowl.

And no one knows better how to pick champions than college football.

Since 1998 college football has used the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) to pick teams to play for the national title with wild success. If the BCS has taught us anything, it’s that many schools simply don’t deserve a shot at upsetting, more highly respected football programs. This year Hawaii got a shot at BCS glory and they were pounded by Georgia 41-10.

Face it: The AFC West was this year’s equivalent of college football’s Western Athletic Conference. Even letting the Chargers play the Colts was an insult to the defending Super Bowl champions. Instead of holding Wild Card and Divisional playoff games, the NFL should have simply let the sports writers take a poll and runs some stats through a computer program or two to determine the best teams.

The results would have undoubtedly put the Colts against the Patriots and the Packers against the Cowboys. These matchups are what every real NFL fan wanted to see this Sunday and the Chargers and Giants would be where they really belong — at home watching the game on TV instead of being anywhere in the vicinity of a football field. Instead, football fans have to settle for games without the hype and interest that computers and sports writers could have given us.

A BCS-type system for the NFL's postseason would have other advantages too. Pitting the two best teams in each conference would guarantee a quality Super Bowl. The way the system is set up right now we could be watching the Giants play the Chargers on February 3.

Please. Not even a glitzy ad with a naked supermodel could get me to watch that game.

And with no Wild Card or Divisional Playoff games to watch we’ll get weeks of incredible, important hype in the papers, television, and online about intriguing quarterback matchups, which athlete is dating which supermodel, and the latest allegations against Randy Moss. The NFL owes its fans high-quality postseason matchups.

Going to a BCS-like system and eliminating the Wild Card and Divisional Playoffs is the only way to ensure exciting, memorable postseason games every year.

Edited: 1/18/2008 by AfricanMaster
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1/18/2008
  
AfricanMaster
Member
Satire: How to Fix the NFL Playoffs
Written by Abel Keogh
Published January 17, 2008

Those cries of despair you heard after last Sunday’s NFL Divisional Playoff games weren’t from distraught Dallas Cowboys and Indianapolis Colts fans mourning the upsets of their highly touted teams. Rather, it was from professional football fans around the world that now have to settle for a low quality AFC and NFC championship matchups.

Instead of watching Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts defend their Super Bowl title against the undefeated New England Patriots, we’ll be forced to watch a bunch of nobodies try to stop Tom Brady.

Zzzzzzz.

And we won’t be wondering if Jessica Simpson will curse Tony Romo into playing poorly against the Green Bay Packers. Instead the other, unheralded Manning (What’s his name? Oh yeah, Eli.) slide around on the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field.

Boring.

The NFL owes it to its fans to deliver high quality postseason matchups – one with overhyped stories and intriguing rematches that professional football fans live for. To avoid even the possibility of letting down their fans next year, the NFL needs a system where only the best teams are selected to play in the AFC and NFC Championship Games. You know, one where sports writers, coaches, and computers decide what teams are truly worthy to advance to the Super Bowl.

And no one knows better how to pick champions than college football.

Since 1998 college football has used the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) to pick teams to play for the national title with wild success. If the BCS has taught us anything, it’s that many schools simply don’t deserve a shot at upsetting, more highly respected football programs. This year Hawaii got a shot at BCS glory and they were pounded by Georgia 41-10.

Face it: The AFC West was this year’s equivalent of college football’s Western Athletic Conference. Even letting the Chargers play the Colts was an insult to the defending Super Bowl champions. Instead of holding Wild Card and Divisional playoff games, the NFL should have simply let the sports writers take a poll and runs some stats through a computer program or two to determine the best teams.

The results would have undoubtedly put the Colts against the Patriots and the Packers against the Cowboys. These matchups are what every real NFL fan wanted to see this Sunday and the Chargers and Giants would be where they really belong — at home watching the game on TV instead of being anywhere in the vicinity of a football field. Instead, football fans have to settle for games without the hype and interest that computers and sports writers could have given us.

A BCS-type system for the NFL's postseason would have other advantages too. Pitting the two best teams in each conference would guarantee a quality Super Bowl. The way the system is set up right now we could be watching the Giants play the Chargers on February 3.

Please. Not even a glitzy ad with a naked supermodel could get me to watch that game.

And with no Wild Card or Divisional Playoff games to watch we’ll get weeks of incredible, important hype in the papers, television, and online about intriguing quarterback matchups, which athlete is dating which supermodel, and the latest allegations against Randy Moss. The NFL owes its fans high-quality postseason matchups.

Going to a BCS-like system and eliminating the Wild Card and Divisional Playoffs is the only way to ensure exciting, memorable postseason games every year.

Edited: 1/18/2008 by AfricanMaster
Post #823437
AfricanMaster
1/19/2008     
Member Sticking with my prediction I made a year ago that SD would win it all.
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1/19/2008
  
AfricanMaster
Member
Sticking with my prediction I made a year ago that SD would win it all.
Post #823605
AfricanMaster
1/21/2008     
Member Congrats to both New England and New York in an all Northern Affair.





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1/21/2008
  
AfricanMaster
Member
Congrats to both New England and New York in an all Northern Affair.





Post #823761
AfricanMaster
2/4/2008     
Member Congrats New Your Giants on pulling off one of the greatest upsets of all time. Glad to see an NFC team win.

Thanks again to everyone who contributed to this forum and I will see everyone next year!

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2/4/2008
  
AfricanMaster
Member
Congrats New Your Giants on pulling off one of the greatest upsets of all time. Glad to see an NFC team win.

Thanks again to everyone who contributed to this forum and I will see everyone next year!

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