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Old 01-06-12, 11:56 AM
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Re: 2011 NFL Playoffs Thread -- Wild Card Weekend - 01/07/12 and 01/08/12

Originally Posted by Goat3001 View Post
For all the pundits that are pointing out how the Bengals have only beaten two teams over .500, I wonder how many realize that the Patriots haven't beaten any?
Hard to fault people who are willing to give the Pats a little benefit of the doubt based on the pedigree. At least compared to the Bungles.

That being said, I think the Pats lack of being battle-tested this season is going to hurt them in these playoffs. They played only 2 teams with a winning record (and lost both).

BTW - Cincy has beaten only 1 team with a winning record - Tennessee.
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Re: 2011 NFL Playoffs Thread -- Wild Card Weekend - 01/07/12 and 01/08/12

Originally Posted by Red Dog View Post
Hard to fault people who are willing to give the Pats a little benefit of the doubt based on the pedigree. At least compared to the Bungles.

That being said, I think the Pats lack of being battle-tested this season is going to hurt them in these playoffs. They played only 2 teams with a winning record (and lost both).

BTW - Cincy has beaten only 1 team with a winning record - Tennessee.
I just think it's unfair to say team A has problems because they've only beaten one +.500 team yet team B is a Super Bowl favorite though they haven't beaten any. If you're not looking at pedigree, I think there's a good chance that the Patriots are a 10-6 team masquerading as the #1 seed.

And if you are looking at pedigree... then I see no playoff wins in 4 years.
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Re: 2011 NFL Playoffs Thread -- Wild Card Weekend - 01/07/12 and 01/08/12

Originally Posted by Goat3001 View Post
I just think it's unfair to say team A has problems because they've only beaten one +.500 team yet team B is a Super Bowl favorite though they haven't beaten any. If you're not looking at pedigree, I think there's a good chance that the Patriots are a 10-6 team masquerading as the #1 seed.

And if you are looking at pedigree... then I see no playoff wins in 4 years.
Well it's all sorted out on the field, so it's a non-issue. It's not we're comparing 2 college teams....thank god.

Frankly, I think it's also because the carbon blobs and media are dying to see Pats-Pack to get their shootout. I'd much rather see the Pack (or Saints) go up against a top D like the Ravens. Plus I'm getting tired of seeing the same (3) teams represent the AFC year after year.
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Re: 2011 NFL Playoffs Thread -- Wild Card Weekend - 01/07/12 and 01/08/12

Originally Posted by koops View Post
Cincy
New Orleans
Atlanta
Pitt.
This
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Re: 2011 NFL Playoffs Thread -- Wild Card Weekend - 01/07/12 and 01/08/12

Originally Posted by Decker View Post
Cincy
NO Saints
New York Giants
Pitt
This
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Re: 2011 NFL Playoffs Thread -- Wild Card Weekend - 01/07/12 and 01/08/12

Who is the surprise winner this weekend for you guys?
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Re: 2011 NFL Playoffs Thread -- Wild Card Weekend - 01/07/12 and 01/08/12

Denver
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Re: 2011 NFL Playoffs Thread -- Wild Card Weekend - 01/07/12 and 01/08/12

Bengals
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Squeelers
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Re: 2011 NFL Playoffs Thread -- Wild Card Weekend - 01/07/12 and 01/08/12

Tebowing on the Toilet Tonight.
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Re: 2011 NFL Playoffs Thread -- Wild Card Weekend - 01/07/12 and 01/08/12

Originally Posted by Red Dog View Post
Hard to fault people who are willing to give the Pats a little benefit of the doubt based on the pedigree. At least compared to the Bungles.

That being said, I think the Pats lack of being battle-tested this season is going to hurt them in these playoffs. They played only 2 teams with a winning record (and lost both).

BTW - Cincy has beaten only 1 team with a winning record - Tennessee.
You know, I can't disagree. The Stripes beat the teams they were better than, and lost to the teams that were better than them - at least looking at the records. All of the AFC teams that finished above .500 made the playoffs - including Cincinnati, but excluding Tennessee. Cincinnati beat Tennessee head-to-head, so them being in the playoffs as the #6 seed is right where they should be IMO.

In Cincy's defense, though, except for the blowout loss at Pittsburgh they were competitive in all of their losses. Every one of them was by a TD or less and ended with them either having the ball needing to score to tie/win, or with them on defense needing to stop their opponent from scoring to tie/win. Not too shabby for a team that lost their veteran QB to a hold-out, forcing them to start a 2nd round rookie QB with NO training camp, and for a team that was picked to come in dead last in the division, conference, and in some experts' opinion the entire league. Vegas had set the over/under at 4 wins back in August, and today they're in the playoffs. Not bad at all.

Just wait until next year when they're supposed to be competitive.
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Re: 2011 NFL Playoffs Thread -- Wild Card Weekend - 01/07/12 and 01/08/12

at all the Bengals picks.
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Re: 2011 NFL Playoffs Thread -- Wild Card Weekend - 01/07/12 and 01/08/12

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at all the Bengals picks.
I don't think it's that far off. It's going to be a very close game probably decided by a field goal. Just because the Texans came from behind to beat them in Cinci doesn't make them a superior team.

Are the Texans considered the underdog in the game anyway?
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Re: 2011 NFL Playoffs Thread -- Wild Card Weekend - 01/07/12 and 01/08/12

I'm taking the

Steelers, Bungles, Loins(yup) and Falcons
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Re: 2011 NFL Playoffs Thread -- Wild Card Weekend - 01/07/12 and 01/08/12

Originally Posted by raven56706 View Post
Who is the surprise winner this weekend for you guys?
I think Denver has a chance but their defense has to get a few turnovers just to make it easier on Tebow.

Picking:

Bengals
Saints
Giants
Steelers
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Re: 2011 NFL Playoffs Thread -- Wild Card Weekend - 01/07/12 and 01/08/12

Isn't it weird to not have any pregame show until a half hour before the first game?
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Re: 2011 NFL Playoffs Thread -- Wild Card Weekend - 01/07/12 and 01/08/12

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Isn't it weird to not have any pregame show until a half hour before the first game?
Yeah I would have thought NBC's would've been longer. I have the NFL Network on.
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Re: 2011 NFL Playoffs Thread -- Wild Card Weekend - 01/07/12 and 01/08/12

What's Liberace doing calling this game?
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Re: 2011 NFL Playoffs Thread -- Wild Card Weekend - 01/07/12 and 01/08/12

I was going to say, Hammond looks like a doll.
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Re: 2011 NFL Playoffs Thread -- Wild Card Weekend - 01/07/12 and 01/08/12

Anyone else's HD feed look like shit?
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Re: 2011 NFL Playoffs Thread -- Wild Card Weekend - 01/07/12 and 01/08/12

My feed looks fine.
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Re: 2011 NFL Playoffs Thread -- Wild Card Weekend - 01/07/12 and 01/08/12

Yeah mine is fine.
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Re: 2011 NFL Playoffs Thread -- Wild Card Weekend - 01/07/12 and 01/08/12

I would've thought Weight Watchers would have pulled the Barkley commercials after what he had said the other day.
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Re: 2011 NFL Playoffs Thread -- Wild Card Weekend - 01/07/12 and 01/08/12

What did he say?
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Re: 2011 NFL Playoffs Thread -- Wild Card Weekend - 01/07/12 and 01/08/12

That play really needs to be challenged? Good grief! The guy was down on the ground with the ball for several seconds before the Benguy stripped it away.
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Re: 2011 NFL Playoffs Thread -- Wild Card Weekend - 01/07/12 and 01/08/12

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That play really needs to be challenged? Good grief! The guy was down on the ground with the ball for several seconds before the Benguy stripped it away.
And who's the color guy? He's an idiot for thinking it might have been intercepted..."was he down when the ball came out?" Uhhh, yeah, he's laying on his back with obvious control, I think he was down.

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