Who Looks Dangerous for January? (Update)

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  1. With week 15 in the books (almost), who looks good?

    Last week, I rated Carolina as overrated. That was premature.

    Nobody looks impressive in the AFC. Too many bonehead style wins/losses.

    When the Lions tied the Colts, someone on NFL Network actually commented how unimpressive the Colts really were.

    My questions:

    Are the Giants really this bad?

    Cowboys have the talent, can this be a turnaround?

    Can the Eagles maintain their momentum?

    Is Tennessee looking to tank?
  2. SVN

    SVN Hall of Fame Poster

    steelers and colts. You can talk all about ugly wins but the steelers have had a hard schedule

    Balt twice

    colts with the offense are always dangerous and they play RZ D enough to get ahead.
    If we end up with the WC we have to face the afc east div winner and if moving on face pitt/tenn.
  3. My early pick is Dallas. Sure, their offense is struggling a bit but their defense is really coming together. It sure helps when you have a monster like DeMarcus Ware leading the pass rush. Also, it's pretty insane to see a NT getting as many sacks as he is. NT's are lucky to get 1 or 2 sacks a year; Ratliff has 7 sacks. Last night, it seemed like the Cowboys defense were sacking Eli on every pass play. It hurts because everytime I see Manning go down, it reminds me of what should have happened in the superbowl before that miracle throw and catch.
  4. j00fek

    j00fek Banned

    steelers--colts afccg

    car - dallas nfccg...?
  5. tombonneau

    tombonneau In the Starting Line-Up

    Colts or Steelers will almost certainly Gump their way into the Super Bowl.

    In the AFC, I think if the Falcons get into the playoffs as the six seed, whoever is the #1 seed might be wishing they were #2.
  6. BradyManny

    BradyManny Pro Bowl Player

    How come no one has mentioned the Pats? I'm not afraid of anybody right now.
  7. I think we have a legit shot.

    Had we made the plays available in the first half against Pittsburgh, the Pats would have been up by a minimum of 13 points at half time. However, once they were behind, it was not to be.

    As I mentioned, it seems that there are many knucklehead wins/losses when the good teams have played each other. That's what makes it difficult to really assess where everyone is currently.

    Realistically, I would say 10 of the playoff teams have a shot to win it all.
  8. PatsFan2

    PatsFan2 In the Starting Line-Up

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    The Steelers still sport Number One Defense....nuff said!
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  9. fumbrunner

    fumbrunner In the Starting Line-Up

    The Steelers look dominant right now defensively. Other than them, I think its pretty wide open. In the AFC, I dont think anyone is sold on Collins if you stop the Ten running game, Mia, NYJ, Den all have weaknesses, Bal has a rookie QB. Indy could be dangerous, as always.

    In the NFC, giants seem to be tanking, Cardinals cant win on the road or outside their division, Dal has the TO show and Romo who cant win in Dec, Car seems to be peaking and might be the favorites.
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  10. Lampshade

    Lampshade Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Still Indy and Pitt for me. They're both winning, and they've both done it before.

    In the NFC I think Dallas with Romo are better than Giants without Plaxico. Carolina and Atlanta are both dangerous with running games and downfield passing threats, but I don't see either of them being able to do it all the way through to the Superbowl.
  11. signbabybrady

    signbabybrady Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

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    I would have o say that the one team most would fear the most would have to be us. I don't care what we have going on right now we have been to four SB in the last 8 years that has to put us in their in the looks dangerous category. If we get in this team knows how to win playoff games. Look no further than the Chargers game 2 years ago. We had no business winning that game but we did and it took a miraculous play from someone who knows how to win playoff games. If we get in our experience will help us and leave others fearing us.
  12. SVN

    SVN Hall of Fame Poster

    no one is afraid of their mash unit D either.
  13. Lifer

    Lifer Banned

    again i have to say, the most dangerous in January? Thats right, Nick Jonas!!!!!
  14. PatriotsInGA

    PatriotsInGA In the Starting Line-Up

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    i'll answer the q's rite here
    1. no they arent that bad they are just hittin a bad streak they'll win in week 16
    2. 4 our sake they betta turn it around, but yes
    3. no
    4. no they lost one game by 1 point, i mean come on 1 bad call by the coach doesnt mean nothing
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