NFL DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS
January 15, 2011 by staff
NFL DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS, Playoffs are tough. As the teams are in playoff mode, as the punters, because there is not many games and they can be squarely focused on this little number we know and love, spreading. When you sit back and think about what happened during the season, the results of last week are not that shocking, regardless of the ebb and flow. New Orleans was not the same team that won the Superbowl last year. Their defense was not as opportunistic and has not had the same balanced attack. Pierre Thomas and Chris Ivory were both injured and Reggie Bush, although outside the college was the “worship him” the greatest part, not a whisper between the tackles running back to have this period of the year. The Colts have been bad all year. Bob Sanders is an essential component of this defense and Manning did not have all his weapons at his disposal. The Baltimore Ravens have a much better offense, at least on paper, than they had in the past. With Flacco, Rice and their body’s home, and they should not put up many points against the Chiefs. Obviously, it is difficult to predict as many turnovers, but I guess Offense playoff inexperienced and a great defense can have this effect. Finally, the Packers victory was the easiest to see coming to my eyes. The Eagles peaked in their victory for the Giants, but again, I sincerely believe have been incurred by the Bears. The Bears put the plan to contain Vick, and once he was slowed by injuries, the Packers could come for victory. I heard that the Eagles have talked several times during the last month and it is funny how the national media never refer to this game-Eagle Bear, but I really think it was a turning point in the season the two teams. Well, whatever helps that some of the above documents to make my choices last week, I ended up losing a little juice and go 2-2. My choice was very unfortunate Kansas City, and I even listed to be comfortable with the occasion since I chose to go the Superbowl in Baltimore. I let the factor Arrowhead really influence my decision in this one. My choice was the more disappointing that the Colts because I really feel that Manning has a special power to the will of his team to win, especially at home. Could you imagine what would be the Colts without Manning? They would have a worse record than the Seahawks (ouch). Despite my disdain news for the Seahawks because of the heavy chest fan (See comments in Decons 12 Reasons Bears Win Post), the Seahawks have helped my selections last week by upsetting the Saints. The Packers have been calling the whole week and covered and won their game down to the wire. Games (except Baltimore / KC) lived up to the hype and made for a weekend of football. This weekend should be even better on the division cycle:
These are always great games. I like these two teams because they are the bears that would be if they were in the AFC. The last 5 times these teams played each other with Roethlisberger at the helm (Ravens won 17-14 in Week 4, while Roethlisberger was in therapy with Woods), Baltimore is 0-5, but only by a combined score of 22 points. It’s a great game to take the points because Baltimore can win the match and if they lose the match, it is very likely to be a low score. This game will be determined by the rolling and Baltimore knows how to get obviously. The question is whether my man, Polamalu, will get more. Due to the closeness of these games, take the points.
Packers are good but not world-beaters, so I understand why this game has favored the Falcons. The Falcons are well rounded, rested and playing at home. I even like the ground-Falcons game better than the Packers, of course. There’s something in my gut telling me that the stars are aligned for the Bears / Packers showdown. The Packers are peaking, and I do not want to say that knowing that next week they will probably play the Bears. The Bears know how to beat them and if I’m not sure the Falcons do.
Everyone has headed the beatdown that New England was to give everyone, especially the last schlacking they gave the Jets. New England is very good and can quickly set up many points. However, when two teams are divisional rivals, those victories are asymmetric more the exception than the rule. It will be closer than people expect, with New England winning at home, but I’ll take the points.
You may have seen my prediction in post staff, but for your enjoyment reinforcement: Bears 34-16. The Bears will not take this game lightly, a New Orleans. The offense is balanced, the defense will be lights out-turn does not break, Hester will give great field position, Jay will silence the critics, Forte will have another excellent performance, Gould will be strong, and Bear will aggravate everyone with another timeout weird. But overall, this will lead to the NFC Championship party, probably return to Soldier Field next week at 2:00 p.m.
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