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  1. ivanvamp

    ivanvamp In the Starting Line-Up

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    Philadelphia
    - #1 seed in a very tough NFC.
    - #3 ranked offense, #4 ranked defense.
    - #1 point differential in the NFL this year.
    - Home field advantage in the NFCCG.
    - Points allowed at home this year: 24, 7, 24, 10, 23, 3, 10, 6, 10. Last four home games, they've allowed a total of 29 points (7.3 per game).
    - Nick Foles, outside of his time with a terrible StL team in 2015, has a record of 18-10.
    - Power running game in Blount and Ajayi.

    Minnesota
    - #1 ranked defense in the NFL.
    - Dynamic receiving threats in Diggs and Thielen.
    - Keenum has been really solid for them.
    - Riding momentum from an incredible divisional win.
    - Very good on the road (25.8 ppg in their last 6 road games, 6-2 record).
    - If they win the NFCCG, they will have, in effect, a home game in the Super Bowl.

    Jacksonville
    - #5 ranked offense, #2 ranked defense.
    - Can win low scoring game (10-3 vs Buf) and high scoring game (45-42 vs Pit).
    - Proven it can win big games on the road.
    - Dynamic running game with Fournette.
    - Defense generates a ton of turnovers.
    - The Tom Coughlin factor vs. NE - he might make a huge difference.

    New England
    - #2 offense in the NFL (#2 points, #1 yards).
    - #5 scoring defense.
    - Tom Brady is the greatest QB of all time, and the winningest playoff QB ever.
    - Home field advantage.
    - By FAR the most postseason experience of the remaining four teams.
    - Their running game matches up well with Jacksonville's main defensive weakness (the inside run).
    - Gronkowski is practically impossible to match up with.
    - Belichick has a massive coaching advantage.


    How I'd rank them in terms of likelihood of winning it all:
    1. New England - Best overall team, best player, best coach, HFA.
    2. Minnesota - Best defense, must win on the road in the NFCCG, but HFA in a Super Bowl if they get there.
    3. Philadelphia - Great defense, HFA in NFCCG.
    4. Jacksonville - Great defense, but have to win a road game in the AFCCG, and then possibly another "road" game vs Minnesota in the Super Bowl.
     
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    the jags better be careful. they are STILL talking **** about the team they beat last week, and you have to wonder if maybe they forgot they still have another game to play before the superbowl.
     

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