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LorenzoL 01-04-12 12:01 PM

2011 NFL Playoffs Thread -- Wild Card Weekend - 01/07/12 and 01/08/12
 
<table class="tablehead" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr class="stathead"><td colspan="10"><b>WILD CARD WEEKEND</b></td></tr><tr class="stathead"><td colspan="7"><b>Saturday, January 7th, 2012</b></td></tr><tr class="colhead"><td>TEAMS</td><td>TIME (ET)</td><td>TV</td><td>LOCATION</td></tr><tr class="evenrow"><td>Cincinnati at Houston</td><td>4:30 PM</td><td>NBC</td><td>Reliant Stadium</td></tr><tr class="oddrow"><td>Detroit at New Orleans</td><td>8:00 PM</td><td>NBC</td><td>Mercedes-Benz Superdome</td></tr></table>
<table class="tablehead" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr class="stathead"><td colspan="7"><b>Sunday, January 8th, 2012</b></td></tr><tr class="colhead"><td>TEAMS</td><td>TIME (ET)</td><td>TV</td><td>LOCATION</td></tr><tr class="evenrow"><td>Atlanta at NY Giants</td><td>1:00 PM</td><td>FOX</td><td>MetLife Stadium</td></tr><tr class="oddrow"><td>Pittsburgh at Denver</td><td>4:30 PM</td><td>CBS</td><td>Sports Authority Field at Mile High</td></tr></table>

clappj 01-04-12 03:29 PM

Re: 2011 NFL Playoffs Thread -- Wild Card Weekend - 01/07/12 and 01/08/12
 
Cincy, NO, Atlanta, & Pitt.

raven56706 01-04-12 03:52 PM

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


Realistically..

Cincy,
Giants
Pitt
and the upset .... Lions

My Other Self 01-04-12 08:15 PM

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

I think I want Detroit to win more than I can see them winning, but I'll still pick 'em.

With the way Big Ben is banged up (now supposedly even worse) and expected to start, I can see the Denver match up being a repeat of the 49ers game from a few weeks ago. Good defense, low scoring with Tebow having just enough muster to pull it off.

koops 01-04-12 08:46 PM

Re: 2011 NFL Playoffs Thread -- Wild Card Weekend - 01/07/12 and 01/08/12
 
Cincy
New Orleans
Atlanta
Pitt.

fumanstan 01-04-12 09:13 PM

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

Originally Posted by koops (Post 11064986)
Cincy
New Orleans
Atlanta
Pitt.

Ditto for me.

Red Dog 01-05-12 08:19 AM

Re: 2011 NFL Playoffs Thread -- Wild Card Weekend - 01/07/12 and 01/08/12
 
Hou
no
nyg
pit

Xander 01-05-12 08:56 AM

Re: 2011 NFL Playoffs Thread -- Wild Card Weekend - 01/07/12 and 01/08/12
 
Houston
New Orleans
Giants
Pittsburgh

d2cheer 01-05-12 09:15 AM

Re: 2011 NFL Playoffs Thread -- Wild Card Weekend - 01/07/12 and 01/08/12
 
As much as I love football this weekend is one that never really gets me too jazzed. Not sure why as I get to see 4 games. But I would like to see:

Pitt in a 50-0 zip game
NO in a 50-0 zip game
And the Giants. I just can't get excited for Houston and Cincy at all glad it is the first one on Saturday seems even the networks think it is a throwaway game. Sorry if you are fans of the teams.

VinVega 01-05-12 09:38 AM

Re: 2011 NFL Playoffs Thread -- Wild Card Weekend - 01/07/12 and 01/08/12
 
Go Big Blue. Don't lay an egg this weekend.

raven56706 01-05-12 10:07 AM

Re: 2011 NFL Playoffs Thread -- Wild Card Weekend - 01/07/12 and 01/08/12
 
Vin.... come to the game!!!!

Quack 01-05-12 10:10 AM

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

Decker 01-05-12 10:12 AM

Re: 2011 NFL Playoffs Thread -- Wild Card Weekend - 01/07/12 and 01/08/12
 
Cincy
NO Saints
New York Giants
Pitt

Red Dog 01-05-12 10:50 AM

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

Originally Posted by d2cheer (Post 11065371)
As much as I love football this weekend is one that never really gets me too jazzed. Not sure why as I get to see 4 games.

Probably because you still have some marginal teams playing, although sometimes they pull off the shocker (like Seattle last year). To me the best NFL weekend (besides opening week) is the 2nd round of the playoffs. I'm already looking forward to: Saints-Niners and either Steelers-Pats II or Steelers-Ravens III. Of course now watch the Saints and Steelers go down.

Noonan 01-05-12 10:55 AM

Re: 2011 NFL Playoffs Thread -- Wild Card Weekend - 01/07/12 and 01/08/12
 
Go Bengals!!! Last thing I want is to have to play Pitt next week.

Red Dog 01-05-12 10:58 AM

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

Originally Posted by Noonan (Post 11065488)
Go Bengals!!! Last thing I want is to have to play Pitt next week.

:lol:

Everyone in New England is rooting for Cincy. Everyone in Baltimore is rooting for Houston.

Noonan 01-05-12 11:05 AM

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I guess there's an outside chance Denver comes through with a win but I think it's much more likely that Cincy beats Houston.

tommyp007 01-05-12 11:10 AM

Re: 2011 NFL Playoffs Thread -- Wild Card Weekend - 01/07/12 and 01/08/12
 
Cincy
Pitt
NO
Atl

VinVega 01-05-12 11:55 AM

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

Originally Posted by raven56706 (Post 11065429)
Vin.... come to the game!!!!

I can't. Still paying off Christmas bills. I will be there in spirit though. I'll look for ya in the end zone on TV.

kenbuzz 01-05-12 01:14 PM

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

Originally Posted by Red Dog (Post 11065492)
:lol:

Everyone in New England is rooting for Cincy. Everyone in Baltimore is rooting for Houston.


Everybody in New England and Baltimore and everywhere else decent and wholesome are rooting for Denver.

kenbuzz 01-05-12 01:17 PM

Re: 2011 NFL Playoffs Thread -- Wild Card Weekend - 01/07/12 and 01/08/12
 
According to the pick trends of the "experts" participating in the Survivor Pool, the odds for this weekend's games appear to be:

Houston 7:8 (pretty much a dead heat at this point)
New Orleans 1:9
NY Giants 1:2
Pittsburgh 1:17

Bill Needle 01-05-12 06:39 PM

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

Originally Posted by Red Dog (Post 11065300)
Hou
no
nyg
pit

Same.

d2cheer 01-05-12 09:29 PM

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

Originally Posted by Red Dog (Post 11065483)
Probably because you still have some marginal teams playing, although sometimes they pull off the shocker (like Seattle last year). To me the best NFL weekend (besides opening week) is the 2nd round of the playoffs.

Agree 1000X. I knew someone here would put it into words better than I could. -wink-

Red Dog 01-06-12 08:08 AM

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

Originally Posted by Bill Needle (Post 11066063)
Same.

Uh oh. ;)

Goat3001 01-06-12 11:48 AM

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

Cincy, Pitts, Giants, Saints

Then Pats over Cincy, Ravens over Steelers, Saints over Niners, Green Bay over Giants

Then Ravens over Pats, Saints over Green Bay

Super Bowl: Saints over Ravens

(This will change if Roethlisberger is healthy. If he heals up then replace Ravens with Steelers)

Red Dog 01-06-12 11:56 AM

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

Originally Posted by Goat3001 (Post 11066768)
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.

Goat3001 01-06-12 12:10 PM

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

Originally Posted by Red Dog (Post 11066780)
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.

Red Dog 01-06-12 01:13 PM

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

Originally Posted by Goat3001 (Post 11066794)
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.

NORML54601 01-06-12 02:03 PM

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

Originally Posted by koops (Post 11064986)
Cincy
New Orleans
Atlanta
Pitt.

This

Obey The D 01-06-12 02:12 PM

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

Originally Posted by Decker (Post 11065441)
Cincy
NO Saints
New York Giants
Pitt

This

raven56706 01-06-12 02:31 PM

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?

Quack 01-06-12 02:40 PM

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

CRM114 01-06-12 02:42 PM

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

wsox2009 01-07-12 01:32 AM

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

kenbuzz 01-07-12 09:52 AM

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

Originally Posted by Red Dog (Post 11066780)
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. :up:

Osiris3657 01-07-12 11:41 AM

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

My Other Self 01-07-12 02:26 PM

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

Originally Posted by Osiris3657 (Post 11067762)
:lol: 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?

adrenaline78 01-07-12 02:30 PM

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

sleepyhead55 01-07-12 02:40 PM

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

Originally Posted by raven56706 (Post 11067007)
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

wmansir 01-07-12 02:51 PM

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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