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2016 NFL PLAYOFF CONTEST

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4 hours ago, Strider said:

Yeah, that had to hurt for you.

I'd have been 4 for 4 without Seattle's luck and Cincinnati's bonehead penalties.

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I wouldn't call what happened in the Seattle game as pure luck.  Sherman had just about blocked the last kick coming from the right side of the line of scrimmage and he had to kick towards the right due to the placement of the ball after the last play.  The kicker had to have that in mind when standing over that kick - plus with it being so cold and the end of a long duration in that cold, it's easy to snap hook it given all of those circumstances.  Tough pill to swallow, yes, but I wouldn't call it pure luck at all.  Humans are playing the game, not computers like on Madden.  Sets up for the match-up that everyone wants:  Seattle vs. Carolina.  Arizona/Green Bay is not going to be that tough for the home team, IMO.  On the AFC side, the KC/NE game should be a good one.  Can NE's o-line give Brady enough time to find his now much healthier and productive offensive weapons?  Plus Smith lost his top weapon with Maclin going down with a high ankle sprain.  Very interesting match up.  Pitt/Denver, if Denver can't win that one with an injured Big Ben (sprained shoulder), injured Williams at rb (injured foot), and an injured Brown (concussion) at wr - then I don't know what to say.  We shall see....

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4 hours ago, Walter said:

I wouldn't call what happened in the Seattle game as pure luck.  Sherman had just about blocked the last kick coming from the right side of the line of scrimmage and he had to kick towards the right due to the placement of the ball after the last play.  The kicker had to have that in mind when standing over that kick - plus with it being so cold and the end of a long duration in that cold, it's easy to snap hook it given all of those circumstances.  Tough pill to swallow, yes, but I wouldn't call it pure luck at all.  Humans are playing the game, not computers like on Madden.  Sets up for the match-up that everyone wants:  Seattle vs. Carolina.  Arizona/Green Bay is not going to be that tough for the home team, IMO.  On the AFC side, the KC/NE game should be a good one.  Can NE's o-line give Brady enough time to find his now much healthier and productive offensive weapons?  Plus Smith lost his top weapon with Maclin going down with a high ankle sprain.  Very interesting match up.  Pitt/Denver, if Denver can't win that one with an injured Big Ben (sprained shoulder), injured Williams at rb (injured foot), and an injured Brown (concussion) at wr - then I don't know what to say.  We shall see....

Believe me, Seattle is one lucky ass team. Just one example was the bad snap that almost turned into a TD. Lucky bastards. :lol:

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I think I'll wait for news on Big Ben before I make my picks. If Ben can go, then I'm definitely picking the Steelers, which would not be an "upset" in my eyes...

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Walter is in the lead after Round #1 of the playoffs...the only one to go undefeated. A few are bunched behind with one loss, and Reggie29 is the only one starting out without a victory.

Walter: 4-0

jb126: 3-1

paul carruthers: 3-1

Stocksontherocks: 3-1

Walter Jr.: 3-1

ebk: 2-2

in_the_evening: 2-2

jabe: 2-2

Mrs. Walter: 2-2

redrum: 2-2

S.A.N.B.R.: 2-2

Strider: 2-2

LedZeppfan77: 1-3

zepscoda: 1-3

Reggie29: 0-4

 

DIVISIONAL ROUND

Saturday January 16

Kansas City @ New England

Green Bay @ Arizona  

Sunday January 17

Seattle @ Carolina (another early start cross-country for Seattle)

Pittsburgh @ Denver

Edited by Strider

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DIVISIONAL ROUND

Saturday January 16

Kansas City @ New England  I see KC winning this even though I am a NE guy.

Green Bay @ Arizona  Sometimes you just gotta root for the team that has had such a long drought.

Sunday January 17

Seattle @ Carolina  I cannot fathom how CAR could lose this.  Which means they probably WILL lose, haha!

Pittsburgh @ Denver  I just don't like PIT and would love to see Payton ride a little further!

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Home team weekend:

 

Patriots

Arizona

Carolina

Denver

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I know most of the participants have not given scores, but I'll try it anyway--more than likely I'll miss big....

Kansas City 24 New England 20

Arizona  31 Green Bay 19

Carolina 27 Seattle 20

Denver 28 Pittsburgh 16

 

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Kansas City 27
New England 31

Green Bay 28
Arizona 24

Seattle 17
North Carolina 31

Pittsburgh 12
Denver 24

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15 hours ago, LedZeppfan77 said:

I thought we were supposed to pick the score?  Oh well

Forget about scores this round.

I have always hated the Chiefs. I have always hated Andy Reid and his overrated choking Eagles teams. So I can't believe what I am about to write...I am picking Kansas City to upset the Patriots. Thor strike me down with thunderbolts.

Elsewhere in the NFL...

Arizona 

Seattle 

Denver 

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On Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 11:31 PM, redrum said:

Panthers (Please, God) ^_^

Your Seahawks aversion is touching. ;)

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New England

Arizona

Seattle

Denver

 

Mrs. Walter:

New England

Arizona

Carolina

Denver

 

Walter Jr:

New England

Arizona

Seattle

Denver

 

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Let's go Steal Away Now Baby Rose and Stocksontherocks! You are cutting it close...get your picks in! PMs have been sent. No time to quit now...it only takes a couple minutes.

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^^ Why not Denver--Pitt's top running back and receiver are out, who knows if Big Ben will be able to go. That game might turn into a major Denver "ass-whoopin"  tomorrow....

 

 

Edited by paul carruthers

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The only chance Pittsburgh has, IMO, is if the defense goes out and completely shuts down Peyton and holds Denver to 10 points or less.  Which could happen.  But I'm not betting on it.  Denver's defense alone should contribute enough to cover the points needed.  If Deangelo, Antonio, and Ben were all playing - I'd pick 'em.  Throw in a healthy Bell and I'd pick them for the Super Bowl.

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Whatcha think about that Strider?  KC pick not lookin so good now... ;)  KC playing from behind takes them out of their ball control comfort zone.

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^^^Wish I could say I was watching the game but I'm at work, so I'll catch the action later. I actually hope New England wins. I want a Patriots-Seahawks or Patriots-Packers Super Bowl.

1 hour ago, paul carruthers said:

^^ Why not Denver--Pitt's top running back and receiver are out, who knows if Big Ben will be able to go. That game might turn into a major Denver "ass-whoopin"  tomorrow....

Which is why Denver should send a playoff share to Burfict (or whatever his name is) for knocking out Antonio Brown with that cheapshot. Remember when Pittsburgh was the 'team nobody wanted to face in the playoffs"?

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11 minutes ago, Strider said:

^^^Wish I could say I was watching the game but I'm at work, so I'll catch the action later. I actually hope New England wins. I want a Patriots-Seahawks or Patriots-Packers Super Bowl.

Which is why Denver should send a playoff share to Burfict (or whatever his name is) for knocking out Antonio Brown with that cheapshot. Remember when Pittsburgh was the 'team nobody wanted to face in the playoffs"?

Me, I've been "adopting" Arizona as my team to pull for once the Thanksgiving Day massacre happened.  Im fine with Denver making it from the AFC, since DWare hasn't ever been to a SB.

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