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    No mention of the Jets?
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    Tom Mantzouranis must be from Houston.

    He has the Texans winning 4 straight after just losing 3 out of 4.
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    It seems like a media has a big hard on for the Broncos.
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    Hey, Denver had the hardest schedule of any team this year. They dominated every team that they played. Every game was magnificent. Denver is battle tested, and will roll in the playoffs. They're going to win it all!!!!
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    Texans, Ravens & Broncos go one & done is my prediction.
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    :ditto::agree:

    Nobody plays up the underdog card like BB. :rocker:
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    I can't stand Perloff, but his predictions look the closest.
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    Green Bay and Baltimore were the heavy favorites this time last year. How did that work out for them?

    Who really cares?
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    We can't lose to a Manning again.
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    Good. I love being the underdog.
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    Don't bet the house on that prediction
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    THIS ^^

    This is what it's all about. Coming in as the underdog has its advantages:

    1. The pressure is not on you. And we all know how well Manning performs under pressure... ;)
    2. You're not the one who's expected to win, so if you lose... oh well, "it was in the cards"
    3. Let the media hype the opponent. Gets our players even more fueled and pumped up, playing with a chip on their shoulder, while your opponents lays back and 'enjoys' all the attention.

    Anyone remembers Superbowl XLII? We went 18-0, and everyone said we will shred the Giants and go to be the first 19-0 team in the history of the NFL.... anyone remembers how that game ended? IIRC, it wasn't Brady hoisting the Lombardi trophy....

    [​IMG]

    Let the media stroke Manning's shaft.... I'll be sitting on my sofa, licking my chops, enjoying his choke...
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    The Patriots were favorites 19 times that season, and they won 18 of them. The idea that being the favorite in the SB was an issue is absurd.
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    Being favorite to win a regular season game, and being a favorite to win it all in the Superbowl, are two completely different things.
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    No, they're not. Furthermore, the Patriots were favored against both Jacksonville and San Diego in those playoffs, and they won those games. Again, the idea that being the favorite in the SB was an issue is absurd.
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    I do a lot of sports betting..if it comes down to those 2..denver will be favorites based on what i saw this year with the spreads and how they have been playing
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    1.) More money will likely bet the Patriots

    2.) The Patriots won the earlier meeting


    If the Broncos are made the favorites, there will be a lot, and I mean a LOT, of very nervous people laying out those lines, unless the Patriots really struggle in their win and the Broncos absolutely blow the doors off of their opponent. Even with that, they're would probably still be a lot of people holding their breath on such lines.
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    I'm not saying that being a favorite means you are bound to lose, but being a favorite DOES put the pressure on you.
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    the broncos will be favorites if that game happens...watch
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    Being in a high pressure situation puts pressure on you, regardless of whether you're the favorite or underdog. It's a one-and-done situation, so both sides have the same pressure if they actually want to win. One could argue that 18-0 had the pressure of history, but they'd been carrying that for some time and that's not involved in your standard favorite/underdog scenario.

    The problem with 18-0 was that Brady, Neal and the TEs were injured, and a team that put up 38 against the Giants just a couple of weeks earlier was put in a very difficult position against a Giants team that had its D-line as its strength.
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    The key word here being, "IF Me....I'll just stick with watching the games this weekend and worry about who the Pats have to play next on Monday.
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    Why do any of you give a ****? Seriously. After years of reading the same indignation threads week in and week out in the rare instances when our team hasn't been favored, of late, I've never understood why anyone could be bothered to give a damn what some douche paid to talk about sports says about a football game.

    I'd seriously love an answer.
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    Good. The ambush is setting up well indeed.

    Quite happy if the NFC team is favored too. After 2007 does anybody here really believe that pregame favoritism means diddly squat?
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    They are all sun bathing in the Bermuda Triangle with a bunch of lost pilots from WWII.
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    interesting, ppl are predicting a DEN-NE champ game, and also believe for the most part that the broncos will take it


    guess everybody forgot we handled that team pretty easily before....oh well, i dont mind
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