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The Road to the SuperBowl: The NFL Playoffs

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Patrick_S, Dec 29, 2002.

  1. Patrick_S

    Patrick_S Premium
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    After today's games all of the playoff spots will be set and it will be time for the playoffs.

    Ok fans, who is going to win it all?
     
  2. Justin Lane

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    If McNabb is reasonably healthy, I think the Eagles have the best shot of going all the way. Getting the first round bye is very big for them. After seeing Feeley's performance yesterday, it is obvious he cannot deal with a decent defense come playoff time. He really lucked out playing teams out of contention or with bad defense the 4 weeks prior. A Green Bay loss against the Jets gives the Eagles home field throughout. Stamp their ticket to San Diego, no team wants to come into the Vet in January.

    J
     
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    I'll tell you who it won't be...the overrated Tom Brady and his Patsies
     
  4. Joe Fisher

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    OAKLAND RAIDERS
    The one good thing about being off until the 11th or 12th is it gives our secondary time to heal. The last couple of weeks the Raiders were a little thin on pass protection due to some key players being hurt(Woodson & Buchannan).
    Plus the special teams has to get there s**t together. I can count multiple times in about 7-10 games where we got burned on long kick off or punt returns. The coverage has to improve.
    Plus with the advantage of playing in front of the NFL equivalent of a maximum security prison filled with 63,000 inmates will be a big plus.[​IMG] [​IMG]
    Improved Secondary & Special teams + "The Black Hole"= SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS!!!
    Good Luck To All!!!
    Joe
     
  5. Alex-C

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    Miami Dolphins....maybe the biggest choke of all time. They went from potentially winning their division with an 11 point lead with 4 minutes remaining to possibly being completely knocked out of the playoffs with a Jets win.
    And with the score 34-10 right now, its looking bad for the Dolphins. That has got to hurt !
     
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    All I can say is...
    THANK YOU JETS!
    The Eagles played kinda crappy yesterday and would have lost home-field advantage had the Jets not upended the Packers.
    So the Jets just gave me a wonderful birthday present! [​IMG]
    Hope you all enjoy the playoffs and GO Eagles!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. Patrick Larkin

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    The Road to the Superbowl? It appears it goes down Broad St to Pattison and stops at Veteran's Stadium. Go Birds.
     
  9. Patrick Larkin

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    AFC
    (1) Oakland - bye
    (2) Tennesee - bye
    (6) Cleveland at (3) Pittsburgh
    (5) Indianapolis at (4) New York Jets
    NFC
    (1) Philadelphia - bye
    (2) Tampa Bay - bye
    (6) Atlanta at (3) Green Bay
    (5) New York Giants at (4)San Fransico
    (seed)
    The only upset I see next week are the Giants beating the 49ers. That sets up the Eagles/Giants rematch.
     
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    Like I wrote earlier, "after today's games all of the playoff spots will be set."

    As it turns out I was correct. Perhaps I should have wrote that we will know who all of the playoffs teams are.

    After today's games I'll have to think for a while on who I think are the favorites for the playoffs.

    Sure as a Raiders' fan I want them to win but the Titans and Jets are playing some good ball right now. If I had to bet I would probably lean towards to the Titans.

    I'll post my official prognostications later.
     
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    As I watched the Packers/Jets game, I thought "What if this Pennington kid pulls a Tom Brady?". If he comes in during the season and leads his team to the Super Bowl, where does that put Vinny Testaverde, the Drew Bledsoe if you will?

    I figure they'll keep him as a backup to Pennington but I'd kinda like to see him go somewhere like Chicago. They need a QB and they have an excellent corps of wide receivers.

    I'm wanting to see what happens with Stephen Davis. I've got him in a keeper league and I'm wondering if I should keep him - it'll depend to which team he lands on.
     
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    You can have all the talent in the world, but all the parts have to be a unit to get it done.

    Both NY teams seem to have jelled at the right time. Win or lose this will be fun.
     
  16. Andrew 'Ange Hamm' Hamm

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    Your Super Bowl matchup will be:
    Eagles vs. Jets
    The Packers and Titans will also be very impressive, but these are the two teams which believe they can do anything.
     
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    The Colts will somehow manage to beat the JETS this week as Manning can outshine (and out play-call) that Pennington fellow.
     
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    I'm going to say Titans over Eagles for now. Fortunately I'll have a lot more data before it's time to put my money down (or bid it farewell, as the case may be)
     
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    well, we might as well make this a playoffs first weekend prediction thread.
    I'll say:
    Pittsburgh over Cleveland.
    Jets over Colts.
    Packers over Falcons.
    and my upset special....
    Giants over Niners.
    And I agree with you Scott Merryfield re: Saints. Haslet has got to be thinking what the stink happened to my team ?
    What happened to Mcaliister, Horn, Brooks et. al ?
     
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    I've got the Titans coming out of the AFC. Always go with the hot team. If McNabb is playing like McNabb, it's Eagles in the NFC. If not, Packers.
     

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