Skip to comments.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.
I pick these teams:
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
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.
Steelers by 10...I don't care about the rest. One game at a time. We need 3 more wins.
I am thinking you will be 0-4 this weekend.
NO NOT MY BEARS! :(
Oh gezzzzz I hope not... As long as my 2 teams win its ok. Bears/Colts. :)
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!
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...
You do know that the Colts beat the Steelers once already and the Bears already beat Carolina in week 11...
It could come down to the Bears and Seahawks for a chance to play in the big game... :D
I know...its very exciting, and should that happen, my hubby would be in heaven to watch such a game...
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!
I agree with Washington beating Seattle...
I want it to be Bears/Colts in the SB and I would be one happy fella. :D
Seattle hasn't showed me anything this year, so until they beat someone, I will give them no respect.
I think to much hype is put into that. Its the same players and the same rule book as the regular season.
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...
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.
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..
Just put muzzle on Taylor and you might have a shot. :D
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...
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...
Sorry 'bout that. I like 'em too. But they need an O-gang to go along with their kick butt defense.
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.
Rex Grossman. :D hehe
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...
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...
Best sport in the world :)
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...
LOL, Food Mmmmmmm as for drinks I just go for Dr. Pepper or Coke. :)
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.
I think he(Moose) will have a better game this time, the last game he dropped a TD Pass.
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.
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!
Seattle 27 Washington 17
Denver 21 New England 20
Indianapolis 31 Pittsburgh 17
Chicago 17 Carolina 7
My predictions: half of them will lose to the other half.
game-1= who cares
game-2= who cares
game-3= who cares
GAME-4= DA.... BEARS...., DA BEARS, DA BEARS, DA BEARS....
Seattle by 17 over Washington
New England by 7 over Denver
Pittsburgh by 7 over Indianapolis
Carolina by 14 over Chicago
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
And I apologize for mispelling Chicago.
"wit little mini-Ditka? Ah undred ninty tree to minus forten."
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.
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.
Washington 35 Seattle 17
New England 21 Denver 17
Pittsburgh 17 Indianapolis 31
Carolina 28 Chicago 24
Wow taking 3 road teams.. hmmm