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NFL - Your Predictions For Divisional Playoffs

Posted on 01/11/2006 10:05:13 PM PST by Echo Talon

Ok, lets see what everyone thinks about this week.
I admit I was horrible in my picks last week and only got 1 out of 4 right.


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KEYWORDS: broncos; colts; denver; denverbroncos; gobroncos; jakeplummer; nfl; playoffs
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My picks.
Washington 21 Seattle 17
New England 24 Denver 27
Pittsburgh 17 Indianapolis 31
Carolina 10 Chicago 24
1 posted on 01/11/2006 10:05:15 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: Echo Talon

I pick these teams:

Seahawks
Broncos
Colts
Bears


2 posted on 01/11/2006 10:24:22 PM PST by Stellar Dendrite (There's nothing "Mainstream" about the Orwellian Media!!!)
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To: Stellar Dendrite

wow we are only off on one game(Seattle vs. Washington)... I'm a (Bears/Colts) fan so im picking Washinton more off wishful thinking than on reality. :D sometimes it's hard to seperate yourself from being a fan first. :D


3 posted on 01/11/2006 10:35:35 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: Echo Talon
Washington 17 Seattle 24
New England 21 Denver 28
Pittsburgh 24 Indianapolis 31
Carolina 21 Chicago 14
4 posted on 01/11/2006 10:47:06 PM PST by dread78645 (Sorry Mr. Franklin, We couldn't keep it.)
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To: Echo Talon

Skins
Pats
Indy
Bears


5 posted on 01/11/2006 10:48:58 PM PST by Senator Goldwater
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To: Echo Talon

Um, you read my mind.

I go with your teams, the only score I change is

Washington 24 Seattle 10

Otherwise right on the money.


6 posted on 01/11/2006 10:51:07 PM PST by CJ Wolf (BTW can someone add 'zot' to the FR spellchecker?)
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To: Echo Talon

Steelers by 10...I don't care about the rest. One game at a time. We need 3 more wins.


7 posted on 01/11/2006 10:53:14 PM PST by skimask (I'll march through Hell wearing shorts soaked in gasoline, if needed to get the job done)
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To: Echo Talon

I am thinking you will be 0-4 this weekend.


8 posted on 01/11/2006 11:23:16 PM PST by Holicheese (Errrr ahhhhhh My dog Splash got into my Chivas)
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To: dread78645
Carolina 21 Chicago 14

NO NOT MY BEARS! :(

9 posted on 01/11/2006 11:38:42 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: Holicheese
I am thinking you will be 0-4 this weekend.

Oh gezzzzz I hope not... As long as my 2 teams win its ok. Bears/Colts. :)

10 posted on 01/11/2006 11:40:29 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: Echo Talon

I am not sold on the Colts beating the Steelers. I think their small offensive line is going to get beat up. Also, if the Steelers running game gets traction they will control the ball and keep the Colts defense very busy.
I do not see the bears beating Carolina. I know they are a trendy pick but I think they will be just able to score more than the weak offense of the Bears.
Pats all the way ....AGAIN!


11 posted on 01/11/2006 11:45:09 PM PST by Holicheese (Errrr ahhhhhh My dog Splash got into my Chivas)
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To: Echo Talon

Not much of a football fan myself(tho my hubby is an avid football fan)...anyway we are both hoping for the Bears(we lived in Chicago for 30+yrs), and the Seahawks(have been in Washington State now for 22yrs)....other than that, we have no favorites...


12 posted on 01/11/2006 11:47:25 PM PST by andysandmikesmom
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To: Holicheese

You do know that the Colts beat the Steelers once already and the Bears already beat Carolina in week 11...


13 posted on 01/11/2006 11:50:00 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: andysandmikesmom

It could come down to the Bears and Seahawks for a chance to play in the big game... :D


14 posted on 01/11/2006 11:50:51 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: Echo Talon

I know...its very exciting, and should that happen, my hubby would be in heaven to watch such a game...


15 posted on 01/11/2006 11:52:11 PM PST by andysandmikesmom
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To: Echo Talon

No worries. You are talking playoffs and regular season.
Patriots lost to the Steelers badly last year. Playoffs came and Pats crushed them. The second season is so different. I may just be trying to convince myself of course!


16 posted on 01/11/2006 11:52:32 PM PST by Holicheese (Errrr ahhhhhh My dog Splash got into my Chivas)
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To: Echo Talon

I agree with Washington beating Seattle...


17 posted on 01/11/2006 11:54:42 PM PST by cardinal4
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To: andysandmikesmom

I want it to be Bears/Colts in the SB and I would be one happy fella. :D


18 posted on 01/11/2006 11:55:12 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: cardinal4

Seattle hasn't showed me anything this year, so until they beat someone, I will give them no respect.


19 posted on 01/11/2006 11:56:49 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: Holicheese
No worries. You are talking playoffs and regular season.

I think to much hype is put into that. Its the same players and the same rule book as the regular season.

20 posted on 01/11/2006 11:58:10 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: Echo Talon

As I said, I dont really follow any football, thats just my hubby and younger son who follow it...its fun times for them...two different teams to cheer for...they like that...


21 posted on 01/11/2006 11:59:51 PM PST by andysandmikesmom
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To: andysandmikesmom

They should pick 1 more team to follow. one for the AFC... Mine is (Bears NFC, Colts AFC.) see they are voting for 2 teams in the NFC Conference, what that means is those 2 teams can never play each other in the superbowl. Superbowl = NFC TEAM vs. AFC Team.


22 posted on 01/12/2006 12:03:06 AM PST by Echo Talon
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To: Echo Talon
Seattle hasn't showed me anything this year, so until they beat someone, I will give them no respect.

Yep, and my Skins have already beaten Seattle this year. I believe if the Skins D can stop Alexander (which they are quite capable of doing)it will be over for the Seahawks..

23 posted on 01/12/2006 12:04:05 AM PST by cardinal4
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To: cardinal4

Just put muzzle on Taylor and you might have a shot. :D


24 posted on 01/12/2006 12:05:10 AM PST by Echo Talon
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To: Echo Talon

Ok, now I see...you can tell, I dont follow football at all..tho I do recall my hubby telling me that the Bears and the Seahawks cannot play each other...but when my hubby talks about sports, I pretend(like a good little wifey), that I am paying close attention, when really I am not...so I just get the general sentiments, but none of the particular details...the hubby realizes this, he just blathers on to me anyway about sports, hoping eventually I will absorb something...

But thanks for reminding me of this...it will help me to look a little more knowledgeable when the hubby starts his sports talking...


25 posted on 01/12/2006 12:21:47 AM PST by andysandmikesmom
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To: Echo Talon

My men did get hysterical in 1985, when the Bears won the Superbowl...when we lived in Chicago, my husband had a seasons pass every single year for the Bears...he sat through all the rain, and snow, and freezing temps, and suffered through all the lousy times of the Bears...we moved from Chicago in 1978, and the hubby returned his seasons pass to his family remaining in Chicago...then 7 yrs later, the Bears go on to win the whole thing...the hubby wishes he could have been living in Chicago for that season, but ah, it was not to be...


26 posted on 01/12/2006 12:27:19 AM PST by andysandmikesmom
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To: Echo Talon
NO NOT MY BEARS! :(

Sorry 'bout that. I like 'em too. But they need an O-gang to go along with their kick butt defense.

27 posted on 01/12/2006 12:34:51 AM PST by dread78645 (Sorry Mr. Franklin, We couldn't keep it.)
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To: andysandmikesmom

I was 11 years old during the '85 season lived in NW Indiana and was born and raised a Bears fan. Have been waiting 20 years for the Bears to be back to the promised land. :D That was Superbowl (XX)20 this one is Superbowl (XL)40.


28 posted on 01/12/2006 12:36:35 AM PST by Echo Talon
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To: dread78645
Sorry 'bout that. I like 'em too. But they need an O-gang to go along with their kick butt defense.

Rex Grossman. :D hehe

29 posted on 01/12/2006 12:37:22 AM PST by Echo Talon
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To: Echo Talon

Gosh, you are right, its been 20yrs between that SuperbowlXX and this current one...makes me feel quite old...I was 40 then, and am 60 now...Thanks for that reminder, I needed that...LOL...


30 posted on 01/12/2006 12:39:29 AM PST by andysandmikesmom
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To: andysandmikesmom
Man time flys! Whats really weird is I always thought i was older than that during that time like maybe 14 or 15 but doing the math I was only 11... strange, I still remember it like it was yesterday. :D
31 posted on 01/12/2006 12:43:31 AM PST by Echo Talon
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To: Echo Talon

And what is really scarey, is that I have found as I have gotten older, is that time flys more and more quickly, the older I get...I figure, the closer my end comes, the quicker the time goes...or it just seems like that...gotta use that time wisely, and enjoy life...and for millions, watching the football playoffs is a wonderful way to enjoy life...


32 posted on 01/12/2006 12:48:29 AM PST by andysandmikesmom
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To: andysandmikesmom
and for millions, watching the football playoffs is a wonderful way to enjoy life...

Best sport in the world :)

33 posted on 01/12/2006 12:52:21 AM PST by Echo Talon
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To: Echo Talon

My hubby is 62 and still loves to play football, if given the chance(he still has some good moves for an 'old man'), my younger son played football in junior high and high school...and plays football all the time with his friends...my brother was also a football fan, playing football in high school, and semi-pro...so the men in my life, love to play, and love to watch football...

I just stay out of their way, and serve the food and beer...



34 posted on 01/12/2006 12:58:38 AM PST by andysandmikesmom
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To: andysandmikesmom
I just stay out of their way, and serve the food and beer...

LOL, Food Mmmmmmm as for drinks I just go for Dr. Pepper or Coke. :)

35 posted on 01/12/2006 1:07:48 AM PST by Echo Talon
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To: Echo Talon
Rex Grossman. :D hehe

Oh, he is good no doubt about it. But Jake Delhomme is better and has post season experience.

Unlike the regular season game, Carolina will not let Jake get sacked like the milk and groceries. The man to watch, IMO, is Muhsin Muhammad -- let's see if he gets fired up playing against his old team. Or too fired up and makes dumb mistakes.

36 posted on 01/12/2006 1:08:44 AM PST by dread78645 (Sorry Mr. Franklin, We couldn't keep it.)
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To: dread78645

I think he(Moose) will have a better game this time, the last game he dropped a TD Pass.


37 posted on 01/12/2006 1:09:57 AM PST by Echo Talon
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To: All

The Broncos are going to win the Super Bowl this year so the only games that matter are the ones that they are playing in. All the other games are being used by the NFL to sell commercials and make money only.


38 posted on 01/12/2006 2:50:24 AM PST by ajolympian2004
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To: Echo Talon

Washington 10 Seattle 21
NE 24 Denver 17
Pitt 31 Ind 24
Carolina 17 Chicago 13

I would love to see a rematch of the 86 Super Bowl!


39 posted on 01/12/2006 4:11:41 AM PST by Tyche (A half truth is a whole lie)
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To: Echo Talon

Seattle 27 Washington 17
Denver 21 New England 20
Indianapolis 31 Pittsburgh 17
Chicago 17 Carolina 7


40 posted on 01/12/2006 9:23:20 AM PST by hattend (I wanna go through the Stargate!)
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To: Echo Talon

My predictions: half of them will lose to the other half.


41 posted on 01/12/2006 9:32:40 AM PST by NCC-1701 (RADICAL ISLAM IS A CULT. IT MUST BE ELIMINATED.)
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To: Echo Talon

game-1= who cares
game-2= who cares
game-3= who cares

GAME-4= DA.... BEARS...., DA BEARS, DA BEARS, DA BEARS....

Semper Fidelis


42 posted on 01/12/2006 11:26:37 AM PST by marine86297 (I'll never forgive Clinton for Somalia, my blood is on his hands)
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To: Echo Talon
My picks:

Seattle by 17 over Washington
New England by 7 over Denver
Pittsburgh by 7 over Indianapolis
Carolina by 14 over Chicago

43 posted on 01/12/2006 1:46:14 PM PST by big'ol_freeper ("Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought." Pope JPII)
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To: Echo Talon

Last week was quite an oddity with 3 of the road teams comming away with a victory. I expect a reversal of fortunes this week with only one upset.

Washington 7 Seattle 24
New England 21 Denver 30
Pittsburgh 6 Indianapolis 24

and my upset

Carolina 10 Chigago 3


44 posted on 01/12/2006 1:52:25 PM PST by CougarGA7 (If children are a gift from God, is adoption regifting?)
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To: CougarGA7

And I apologize for mispelling Chicago.


45 posted on 01/12/2006 1:55:36 PM PST by CougarGA7 (If children are a gift from God, is adoption regifting?)
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To: marine86297
GAME-4= DA.... BEARS...., DA BEARS, DA BEARS, DA BEARS....

"wit little mini-Ditka? Ah undred ninty tree to minus forten."

"Da Bears!"

46 posted on 01/12/2006 2:15:39 PM PST by dread78645 (Sorry Mr. Franklin, We couldn't keep it.)
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To: Echo Talon

Since this format went into place home teams are 49-11 in this round of the playoffs. So anybody picking more than 1 road team to win is really bucking the odds. So I'll do my picks according to the trend:
I see the Pats as the most likely team to beat the odds, the version of the Pats that lost in Denver in the regular season really wasn't the Pats, no Bruschi, no Seymour, no Dillon, no a couple of other important players whose names I've forgotten.
next most likely team to beat the odds is Carolina, after shutting down the fairly high powered Giants offense I just don't see Rex Grossman and friends causing them much fear, if they stick ot the run (which is working very well lately) they don't have to worry about the sacks.
Next most likely, and now we're getting into the serious "stretch" department, is Washington. After that pathetic offensive performance they're coming into this game with a lot of questions and Seattle is probably going to answer them with "go play golf".
And least likely is my beloved Steelers. The good news for the Steelers is Dungy has a long history of underplanning for the playoffs, the bad news is Cowher has a longer history of the same, and I just don't trust Cowher to not go to Indy with the same failed game plan he used there in November. And let's face it the Steelers were just never designed to play in a dome.


47 posted on 01/12/2006 2:23:42 PM PST by discostu (a time when families gather together, don't talk, and watch football... good times)
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To: discostu

I agree, but the reason that I went against New England is because Denver at home is like New England at home, they rarely lose.


48 posted on 01/12/2006 5:42:16 PM PST by Echo Talon
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To: Echo Talon

Washington 35 Seattle 17
New England 21 Denver 17
Pittsburgh 17 Indianapolis 31
Carolina 28 Chicago 24


49 posted on 01/12/2006 5:55:08 PM PST by feefee (rovian salt carrier)
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To: feefee

Wow taking 3 road teams.. hmmm


50 posted on 01/12/2006 5:56:54 PM PST by Echo Talon
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