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Four teams who will play on - Pick only the teams to WIN

Poll closed Jan 11, 2010.
  1. Jets

    48.4%
  2. Bengals

    50.8%
  3. Patriots

    92.7%
  4. Ravens

    8.1%
  5. Packers

    77.4%
  6. Cardinals

    19.4%
  7. Cowboys

    50.8%
  8. Eagles

    47.6%
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  1. PATRIOTSFANINPA

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    Lets hear your predictions on the 4 playoff games..... Answer to poll to who you think will WIN and PLAY ON.

    My Picks are...

    Bengals 23
    Jets 16


    Bengals had obviously little interest in last weeks game between the two - The score was lopsided for that very reason,not because the Jets are suddenly a juggernaut.


    Ravens 16
    Patriots 13


    This is hard to do because I am a hardened Pats fan but I can't see this team holding off a Ravens team who not only posesses a powerful running game with Rice and McGahee but the passing game was playing well the last time these two teams met - Without Welker, Brady needs Moss and Edelman to have beyond solid games and the rushing attack needs a top notch day- It probably won't be enough with this defensive secondary giving up too many big plays late in the game,hope I am wrong.

    Packers 27
    Cardinals 14


    The Packers defense has been playing lights out,even though last week the Cards didn't care to play the Packers are on a mission and no NFC QB is as hot as Aaron Rodgers is right now (Favre Who?) - The Packers win easily and end the NFC title defense for Arizona.

    Eagles 34
    Cowboys 28


    Toughest game to pick by far of all the games,this game is truly a tossup,I see so many prognosticators putting the Cowboys in the SB yet they have yet to win a playoff game and I don't think they will here either - No team in McNabb's career has beaten him 3 times in one season and I think that string continues,This will be a offensive slugfest with DeSean Jackson being the difference as he has done often this year.
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  2. NovaScotiaPatsFan

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    Bengals, Patriots, Packers, Cowboys.

    Book it. :cool:
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    A complete and utter shock to see the Patriots leading the poll
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    Pats Bengals Packers Cowboys
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    I picked Jets, Pats, Packers & Eagles. Glad to see we are still mostly homers! My only pick that seems to go against the grain is Eagles. I think Tony Romo will choke again and Donovan McNabb will rise to the occassion, only to choke later on. :)
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    Jets, Pats, Packers and Eagles.....
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    Not at all - even Rodney Harrison is pretty adament about the Eagles winning, and he gives alot of good points.

    Also - Reid has never lost an opening playoff game, while Phillips is goosegg in the playoffs.
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    Small suggestion for anyone just posting who they think will win--that's kinda what the poll part is for.

    But this is a good idea--might be helpful for gambling picks (if that were legal, of course. *cough* )

    One question before I make my picks--what's the deal with the injured Cincy players? I'm in NY so have a pretty good feel for the Jets (sad to say) but I'm not comfortable w/my knowledge of the recent Bengals injuries. Anyone?
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    No Jersey Selected

    Actually, I can see the Cardinals handing Green Bay a loss.

    I also don't see how Baltimore beats New England when the Patriots will have Warren and Wilfork back, and the offense will also have Faulk & Maroney to call upon.

    I am more of the opinion that the Bengals allowed the Jets to win last weekend, knowing they would probably be facing them again this weekend. I expect the Jets to have a MUCH harder time this go-around.

    The last one is harder, but I picked the Cowboys, because they seem to have the Big Mo' going, and a BUNCH of coaches are playing for their jobs. I wouldn't be at all surprised to see the Eagles win, but my gut says the Cowboys want it more.
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    I guess others didn't find this as interesting as me.

    OK, well I don't know the status of the Bengals injuries--how they'll affect them. But the Bengals and Jets seem to be pretty similar teams. Not a lot of scoring going on in this one, should be close. But Cincy's at home and they've got Carson Palmer vs. Sanchez, who can't do much of anything yet. Bengals win a close one.

    On the Pats, I'm allowing myself to feel a little more optimistic, because I think the offensive line is ready to dominate in the playoffs. If they do, then this team can hang with anybody. They'll beat Baltimore at home.

    AZ-Green Bay, I'm a little puzzled by both these teams. Whatever I pick will probably be wrong. Green Bay's been playing well, so why don't I trust them? I think maybe I'm still bugged by how they let Favre beat 'em up twice already this season. I'd have to say the Cardinals.

    Philly-Dallas, I'm a little biased here because I hate Wade Phillips and want him to keep losing, but Philly IS a tough out in the playoffs usually. I'll pick the Eagles, without much confidence though.
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    #24 Jersey

    That's where I went as well.
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    Pretty much my predictions... except for Eagles instead of Cowgirls.
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    Ne, Cin, Gb, Dal
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    what he said
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    Patriots in a not-so-close one.
    After an iffy start, the Pats will play a dominating game to the whistle.

    Bengals in a nail-biter.
    Jets D keeps it close, but the Sanitary Napkin can't protect the ball.

    Packers in a not-as-close-as-the-score-suggests game.
    Tight score, but Rodgers and the Pack D will dominate.

    Eagles in an embarrassingly lopsided win.
    Not as much the Eagles rockin' it, but the Cowboys suckin' it. Hard.
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    +1. Looked like the Eagles weren't remotely interested in winning last week. This is Dallas and Wade Phillips we're talking about, so there's actually a chance they get overconfident and don't figure out that Andy Reid was baiting them. Michael Vick, anyone?

    PS: Miles Austin is a fraud.
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    You read my mind.

    I think the Jets are capable of pulling of an upset with their attacking defense. I might not like em much, but I know they've got talent on the defensive side of the football. Sanchez might do just enough to win this one.

    Pats @ home over the Ravens. Brady is almost unbeatable on home turf. Look for this trend to continue. The OL is fully healthy and adding Vollmer and Neal to the equation is going to allow the offense to run a balanced attack. Also Brady + time to throw = generally the demise of opponents. Look for Edelman to step up as well.

    Packers are hot and they have the talent to win this one. They are just coming off a rout of the Cards and the confidence should continue into the playoffs for this rematch game.

    It's tough to pick against the Eagles. But the Cowboys defense looks to be really turning the heat up. Miles Austin is for real btw. Roy Williams is no more than a 3rd wheel. I think he needs a change of scenery. 4th round pick to get Williams as the Pats #3 WR in 2010? Eagles could easily prove me wrong since they usually do quite well in the playoffs, but we'll see. This might be the year that Romo gets it done for once. More likely I see the Cowboys defense taking over the game and causing some turnovers.
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    Cincy over the Jets (the only game I'm 50/50 on)

    Patriots over Ravens

    Cardinals over Packers (stunned that everyone is taking the Pack; in the hneat of Arizona, the Cards will show playoff pride again and blow out the Pack; it won't be close, Rodgers will panic and throw 3 INTs.)

    Cowboys over Eagles (Eagles showed no pride, they had a lot to play for, the Cowpokes own their balls)
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    jets

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    eagels. cause they where my preseason SB pick


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    I think the Pats will be looking for a 2ND depth receiver next season...I cannot see how Welker will be back before midseason with his injury that was very comparable to Brady's
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    Patriots will roll on Balty. We got homefield and they have a weak secondary and receiving core!!!!!!! Expect Brady to have a great day as he, Randy, Edelman, Faulk, Watson, and others do great this Sunday.

    Bengals will win. In the battle of the 2 Trojan QBs, Palmer prevails as the Bengals running attack destroys the Jets.

    The Cowboys will beat the Eagles. AGAIN. The game might be much closer, but Romo, like he has this season, is responding to adversity. The Cowboys ability to run the ball can put games away and protect their leads.

    The Packers and Cardinals game is going to be a toss-up. I cannot predict a winner. Arizona is tough at home and with the Packers improved D, they can create TO's. Expect a shootout with either team to come on top.
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    :yes: what he said.
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    Bengals 27, Jets 17: Bengals clearly were disinterested last week, Jets will take a while catching up to speed after not having to play a team that was trying for 6 quarters. The Sanchize will find a way to lose it.

    Pats 24, Ravens 20: Close game will be won in the 4th-- a little of that ol' familiar Brady magic.

    Eagles 30, Cowboys 17: Fly Eagles Fly! Last week was an aberration-- I don't buy that the Eagles laid down last week, they had a first round bye on the line had they won-- but they'll make thr adjustments this week and Romo will choke.

    Packers 35, Cards 21: Green Bay is rollin'... and this sets up Farvapalooza III at the Metrodome, and hopefully sweet sweet justice this time round as the Pack seals Brett's one-and-done fate in front of a weeping bandwagon Vikings crowd.
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    That actually sounds like it would be VERY enjoyable to watch.
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    Packers vs. Cards - with all the buzz over Cincy, Philly vs. Dallas, and of course, your team, noone, I mean NOONE is talking about this game, and it happens to be the last of the bunch to be played as well.

    IMHO - the Packers showed their entire hand, while Wisnehunt played it smart and showed absolutely nothing. The Packers are going to be in for a rude awakening come Sun evening. Remember last year noone gave the Cards a chance against the favored Falcons, but they came out winners nonetheless.

    As for the Vikings - their problems have been outdoors, on grass, AND in cold freezing weather, while their record playing indoors on artificial grass is 10-0. The next time they'll be playing outdoors is...in Miami? Which is the Super Bowl? And the weather is nice and warm there? This is assuming they get there, but pt being that the Vikings are awfully dangerous and more suited to the indoor conditions - assuming they get to the NFCCG, they'll either play at home again, or in the Superdome against a struggling Saints team.
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    Excellent analysis. The Bengals are getting dissed by all the commentators when the Jets are the team that was led up the aisle by the father of the bride when the Colts and Bengals sat their key guys and played vanilla, non-aggressive football. The Jets lose with fewer points - I don't see Sanchez putting up 17 - the defense will have to do the scoring.

    I don't get the Eagles. Almost like they had to get a bad game out of their system before the playoffs. Andy Reid and Donovan McNabb know how to win this time of year so I agree with 30-17 Eagles.

    The only game I think will be different is the Cardinals - Packers. Whisenhunt is a great coach and the Cards have so many athletic players from years of drafting near the top that I think they surprise the Packers in a low-scoring game. Good show.
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