Posted on: January 17, 2011 11:51 pm
Both teams have faced before in a December meeting. It came down to the final seconds. Jets won the football game. To me that doesn't matter nor it will factor in this football game. Just because they won last time doesn't mean that they will win again nor does it mean that they can't beat the Steelers twice. As a Steelers fan I believe the Steelers will win reguardless because in my opinion they are the better football team. I'm sure many others will agree which it doesn't matter what their opinion in. Of course it doesn't matter it won't factor in the football game. If it did Jets wouldn't have won last week nor would the Saints have lost to the Seahawks. Anyways here are the keys for both football teams to win the football game:
Jets: If Cromartie can guard(hold Wallace's jersey and get away with it like last time)Mike Wallace and keep him from making big plays along with defense putting pressure on Ben than they have a good chance of winning the football game. One decisive advantage the Jets have that the Steelers don't is a great special teams. It will play a factor as it did in the last game. Jets scored a TD on special teams last time they played Pittsburgh. Led to a victory despite their offense only scoring one TD!! On offense of course run the football as always. Control the tempo and protect Sanchez. They do all that than they leave with a victory.
Steelers: Stop the run on defense which they are capable of doing. They have stopped the best of the best in the game this year(Hillis, Turner, and the list goes on). Force Sanchez to throw the football. Create turnovers and I figure they will get an INT in this football game. Defense should be alright....if not for McFadden giving up big plays to Edwards Steelers would have won that football game. Of course they can't let them get good field position or let them score on special teams. Wish Steelers would get a touchback on kickoffs more than 5 times a year. LOL! On offense try to get a running game going, protect Ben, and of course don't get penalized. I think the Steelers get penalized for holding 2-5 times every game. Go deep with Wallace cuz the refs may see the pass interference this time. Get Miller involved in the passing game as well. If they do all that they will win the football game.
I do believe it will be a close game. Again picking the Steelers to win which is obvious. Winner goes to Dallas to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl. To me the winner of this football game will be crowned the Super Bowl champions of 2010.
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Posted on: January 17, 2011 11:20 pm
Edited on: January 18, 2011 12:04 am
To me it is the greatest rivalry in NFL history. You can't really argue with that. Both teams have battled for almost a century. Faced against each the most times. I dislike both football teams, but I can honestly say that it is the greatest rivalry in the NFL history. Both teams have rich history......whoever wins this ball game will not only have bragging rights, but the oppurtunity to win a Super Bowl in Dallas. My preview for the ball game is as follows:
As I have stated before I picked the Packers to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl. Rooting for the Bears of course unfortunatley despite it. Bears have home field advantage. Packers have been in playoff form for about a month now. Who has the advantage? Both coming off victories with 2 TDs at least. Falcons are as I said over-rated. They weren't as good as their record and it showed in the playoffs. I'm not again a strong believer in the Bears despite their win over the Seahawks. If they defeat the Packers I will start believing. I challenged Falcons last week to prove me wrong. Now I'm challenging the Bears. Do us a favor and the sooner Rodgers is eliminated from the playoffs the less we will have to listen to the love affair with the media.
Keys in this football game for the Bears: I think the key in this football game for their defense is to pressure Aaron Rodgers. Sack him a couple times and get in his face. Make sure he knows you are there. If they do that I give them a better chance of winning the football game. Not only that, but on offense Forte and the running game in general will have to be great. They rush for over 100 yards their chances will be very high as well to win the ball game. Control the tempo of the game. Keep Rodgers off the football field. Win time of possession the game is yours if indeed all these keys play out.
Packers side of things: Key pressure Cutler, Don't allow them to have a running game, and Force them to throw the football. Do that on defense they will have a good day. Special teams will be a factor in this football game. Packers arn't that great on that side of the ball like the Bears are. Hester is one of the best if not thee best at returning the football for a TD!! Offense protect Aaron Rodgers!! Do that Packers win the football game.
Picking the Packers again to win the football game and represent the NFC in the Super Bowl. Prove me wrong Bears especially you Cutler!
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Posted on: January 11, 2011 6:13 pm
Wildcard weekend was great. All the games were all except the KC/Baltimore game. In any case the Seahawks went in as a division winner which made them have home field advantage. It really was in that game. Seahawks played a great football game in one of the biggest upsets in playoff history. It was great indeed and I'm gonna be rooting for another upset this weekend when they head to Chicago to take on the Bears.
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Posted on: January 6, 2011 10:32 pm
Before I give my preview I wanna state I strongly dislike the Saints cuz all of the fairy tale and who dat crap. I'm rooting for Seattle to win this football game this weekend cuz of that. The reason to state this is to show my unbiased here.
Posted on: January 3, 2011 6:32 pm
As of right now the matchups are set for the wildcard. I will predict who will win those matchups and explain why or why that team does win or lose. I'll do it unbiased here. Despite my hate for the Packers last week I predicted they would represent the NFC in the super bowl which I'm sticking by. Saints to me are the favorites in the NFC. I can say that despite my despise of the Saints. LOL! Don't like a lot of NFC teams to be honest. Let's get to it!
My 2010 NFC playoff predictions:
NFC Wildcard round:
#5 Saints vs # 4 Seahawks-The obvious favorite is the Saints by a big margin. They got the experience in the playoffs plus they are healthy. Seahawks are the first team to make the playoffs with a losing record. That is why all the bets are on the Saints. I am as well picking the Saints. I don't think this will be a passing game myself to be honest. I figure Saints will not have to pass that often. I figure they will run all over the terrible Seahawks defense. All Seahawks really can do on offense is throw the football which is Saints strength on defense is stopping the pass. That is another advantage for them. All factors go towards the way of the Saints winning. Saints win big!!
#6 Packers vs #3 Eagles-This game may be the best game of the week. It will be for the NFC anyway. Coming in this game Eagles have lost their last few games of the season. Not a good way to end a season heading into the playoffs with no momentum. Packers on the other hand do. They have a bunch of momentum that is one of the reasons I like the football team. They beat the Chicago Bears with their starters in to make sure they get their spot in the playoffs. They are just on a roll right now defeating Giants as well. Playing good at the right time despite injuries. The Eagles are coming in with a struggling running game which I don't think will be able to help them vs the Packers. I believe Packers defense will be in Vick's face. Notably Clay Matthews! I don't believe Vick will be able to lead the Eagles to victory with the pass game without some help from the ground game. Packers were ranked one of the top defenses in the league during the season. It isn't gonna be easy to get it done. I don't like their chances and I'm not picking them in this game. I like the Packers and they are my pick. I don't believe their defense can stop Green Bay's passing game which will lead them out of the playoffs.
Picking two wildcards to face win in the divisional round. Interesting........
NFC Divisional round:
#6 Packers vs #1 Falcons-I'm one of those guys who don't believe the Falcons are as good as their record. I stated this last week when I was breaking down each team to get to say who I'm picking to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl. The Falcons do have a good running game and a pretty solid passing game, but I don't like them vs the Packers. Falcons did get home field advantage which is a plus. They are much better at home as everyone knows. Record shows it with Matt Ryan behind center. Packers did defeat the Falcons during the season. I believe Packers D can stop their offense. Tampa can I know Packers can. Again Packers offense will be a bit strong for Falcons defense too handle. For them to be successful Turner will have to have a big game to open up for the pass. I don't think they will be able to get it done. I think Packers win by 10 points.
#5 Saints vs #2 Chicago Bears-I'm still one of those nonbelievers in the Bears. I do believe the favorite is the Saints going into this game despite Chicago having home field as well. Saints will be coming in with a bunch of confidence in this ball game after a large margin victory over the Seahawks. Chicago will have to come out with determination and far more passion in this ball game. I mean it feels as if according to reports Bear players are lacking confidence which is why the starters played their final regular season game is they would come in the playoffs with no momentum. That was their fear. Confidence will play a factor of course. I'm picking the Saints to win not only because of that fact, but because I like the Saints offense a lot. Yea Bears have a good defense, but they have yet to face the Saints. It will be rather tough, but they have faced an offense 2x a year that passes just like the Saints. so they may be more prepared than anybody for the Saints. I believe the Bears will need to establish a running game to be successful in this game. They may be able to do that, but I'm betting Cutler will make mistakes to cost the Bears the ball game. He will be facing a rather good pass defense. Cutler has been known to throw INTs in his career. Wouldn't surprise me if he ends the season that way. Saints win 10+
I hate both teams, but I believe they are the best teams in the NFC. Despite record of course. LOL!
#6 Packers vs #5 Saints-If this were to happen both wildcards teams make the NFC championship the Saints will be the ones with the home field advantage. Obviously.....As I said I'm giving the nod to the Packers because of their defense. I figure they will put pressure on Drew Brees which will hurt the Saints chances of winning the ball game. Saints defense has never faced a passing football team like the Packers. Not talking about last year(Indy).Talking about this year. I figure the defense will struggle. Of course I can be wrong, but with the Packers offense so strong and their defense is one of the best I just can't see them losing. The key to the game will be rather or not Brees will be protected. That will decide the game. To me the Packers will come out on top and they will represent the NFC in the Super Bowl. Surprised??Don't be..........STAY JEALOUS!!
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Posted on: January 1, 2011 3:54 pm
Edited on: January 1, 2011 4:02 pm
This probably don't mean much since I've been wrong about the NFC just about every year I can remember. Picked the Packers in 2007, 2008 picked Giants, and the last year picked Vikings and picked them this year preseason. Of course none of that happened. Let's hope I can get one right. LOL!
I'll state why or why not I'm picking this team to represent the NFC.
Seattle Seahawks: Strong possibility that they can get in to the playoffs with a 7-9 record. Which will be decided this Sunday on NBC vs the Rams. Their starting quarterback is out. Defense isn't great nor is their offense period. I figure if they do make the playoffs they will be their to get beat down by the Saints or Falcons. Without Hasselback they have proven to struggle. That is why I don't like their chances.
Stl. Rams: The Rams could make the playoffs with a victory with an 8-8 record if they come out on top. What a year they have had by being the worst team in football to going to the playoffs. That would be amazing for the franchise and their fanbase. The future looks bright with Bradford behind center. He's in the makings of becoming a star. Leading this team with injured wide receiver after another. Steven Jackson will be a force on the ground and will play a factor. I like them winning the ball game vs the Seahawks, but I don't see a win happening. I see an early playoff exit.
Tampa Bay Bucs: They could possibly make the playoffs, but I doubt it. If they do as a 6th seed I don't see them beating Philly. Freeman has had a phenomanal year. Great future ahead of him. Along with this franchise. I remember watching a camp preview for the Bucs and they said they would surprise the NFL with a good season as they did. Congrats on the great year.
NYG: Has a possibility to make the playoffs with a Green Bay loss and a win tomorrow. Giants just havn't been the same team. Started off slow than were the hottest team in the NFC than all of a sudden they bomb. Again I doubt they make the playoffs, but if they do they can certainly make a run at a Super Bowl, but if they play like they did the last two weeks I don't like their chances. I'm not picking them to even make the playoffs as of now so.
Green Bay Packers: This may come as a surprise pick and it may not to others, but if they make the playoffs they are the team I pick to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl. As long as Aaron Rodgers is healthy I like their chances. I despise the Packers, but I'm picking them. Hope I'm wrong. Unbiased here.....
New Orleans Saints: Saints have played great football the last month thanks to their injured players recovering including Reggie Bush. In any case I don't think their defense would be good enough to fend off the Packers offense or Philly offense. Heck probably even Atlanta's offense. Atlanta's beat them before. That is one of the reasons I don't like their chances. Nothing wrong with their offense I just don't have the confidence in their defense.
Philadelphia Eagles: Vick has been playing like an MVP all year. This team did look unstoppable at one point. I did think about giving the Eagles the nod as the my pick to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl, but they are bit inconsistant. Loss to the Vikings with a 3rd string quarterback? That is what made me 2nd guess myself. Whoever wins that wildcard game between Eagles vs Packers will be my pick, but right now the Packers are for sure.
Chicago Bears: Not a strong believer in the Bears. I really havn't been despite their season this year. Whoever the Bears face at home whether it be Eagles, Saints, or Packers I don't like the Bears in the matchup. I think those three teams are better than the Bears. Just my opinion of course. I'm just not a believer in the Bears.
Atlanta Falcons: This Sunday will decide if the Falcons get homefield advantage and clinch the the division. Which is a big difference for this football team cuz Matt Ryan had led this team to a 19-2 record his last 3 seasons. So home field is good for them. Big difference in win/loss column. I know they won't go to the Super Bowl if they don't get home field advantage. Have a stronger possiblity if they do of course. Personally I think the Falcons are a lucky football team. Their record shows they are 12-3, but I don't believe they are as good as their record. Barely beating Bucs, losing to the Saints in last game. I think the Saints, Packers, Eagles all are better football teams than the Falcons too. Question marks with Eagles and Packers. I know for a fact Saints are the better football team. I despise the Saints. Ask any Saints fan on these boards. They'll tell ya that.
This is my breakdown of all of the NFC teams. Why and why not I pick them. So on and so forth. Tell me what ya think. Packers will represent the NFC.
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Posted on: December 27, 2010 10:59 pm
All the talk about a "losing team" making the playoffs could happen if the Rams lose. It would mean a team under .500 would make the playoffs which would be a shame. In any case I want and I'm picking the Rams to win this ball game.
Posted on: December 25, 2010 11:11 am
Their is some reasons why I made this particular post. One because every single day on the boards we have some man love with Tom Brady. It just makes me sick. He is the MVP because he does more with less and yada yada yada. Vick was injured during the season so he can't receive thee award. Vick is a dog killer. His past is the reason he should not be MVP. Blah, blah, blah, blah.....
Let me start out by saying I am one of the very few who backed Vick when he returned last year to the NFL. I still support the guy. I believe he should be MVP. He has done a lot for his football team. Same with Tom Brady. I should also voice I dislike Tom Brady a lot more than any player in the NFL. Never liked the guy and probably never will. That aside....I still believe Vick has had just as good of a season as Brady as. In my opinion a better season.
Brady has played in more games than Vick has. 3 more to be exact. Let's do a little bit of comparison as to how both of them got here. Vick wasn't even scheduled to be the starting quarterback for the Eagles come week 1. It was Kelvin Kolb. I personally believed Vick should have started or at least given the oppurtunity to win the job. That wasn't the case. Kolb was injured so Vick stepped in and had stellar performances til he gets hurt. It kinda goes back and forth til Vick is finally healthy. He keeps the job finally. That is one of the reasons Vick should be the MVP. He wasn't even supposed to the starter. Now he is an MVP candidate? Wow just wow.
As for Brady's side of things. Moss was an issue in the locker room apparently so Bill traded him to the Vikings. They sign Woodhead, trade for Branch and they are set for one great season. No doubt about that statement. To me their is in this quote "Tom Brady has done more with less" unquote. For those of you who wasn't a Pats fan til they started their success. Let me state Branch was on the Pats during Pats Super Bowl runs in the early 00s. He received a Super Bowl MVP award for his performance. The only reason he hasn't been the same player is because the health of himself and the health of his quarterback Matt Hasselback on the Seahawks. As for Woodhead the guy is averaging over 5 yards per carry. He gets very few chances to even run the ball, but he still averages that number. They have finally found their future back in Woodhead. Pats are a passing football team more so than a running. Everyone should know that by now. Welker was a success in Miami before he came to New England. Bill said he would have trouble stopping the guy so eventually picked him up for that fact. The guy avgs 100 catches a year. Very few can reach that mark. Those type of guys arn't less. Just because they arn't superstars don't mean they are garbage without Brady and Belichick. Saying that is slapping all those guys in the face for what they do for that football team. As far as rookie tight ends go they drafted those guys being top tight ends to pick in the draft.
Let's take a look at the famous stat sheet that everybody throws up in the MVP discussion. The number of games will be brought up. Already mentioned it in the post. Brady has thrown for a total of 3561 passing yards. Vick on the other hand has thrown for 2755 yards in 3 less games than Brady. Vick has also rushed for 613 yards and for 8 TDs. Brady has rushed 17 yards for 1 TD. Brady has thrown 1 less interception than Vick also with only 4. Vick has been sacked more times than Brady has which is saying something playing less games than him. Finally Brady has thrown for 31 TDs and Vick has thrown 20 TDs.
To me Vick deserves this award not only because of the stat sheet, but because all of the stuff he has had to go through to get where he is now. Whats your opinion on this?
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