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NFL Divisional Playoffs - Weather and Early line
01.04.09 | Perdogg

Posted on 01/04/2009 5:01:15 PM PST by Perdogg

Ravens at Tennessee (-3), CBS Saturday 4:30PM EST January 10th, 2009 Rain/snow showers Highs in 30s, 30% chance of precipitation.

Arizona at Carolina (-9 1/2), Fox Saturday 8:15PM EST January 10th, 2009 Rain/Partly cloudy lows in the upper 40s, 40% chance of precipitation.



Philadelphia at NY Giants (-4 1/2), Fox Sunday 1:00PM EST January 110th, 2009 Cold, Highs in the low 20s, 10% chance of precipitation.

San Diego at Pittsburgh (-6), CBS Sunday 4:45PM EST January 11th, 2009 Snow, Highs in the lower 20s,30% chance of precipitation.


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: nfl

1 posted on 01/04/2009 5:01:16 PM PST by Perdogg
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To: Red Badger; 4everontheRight; ABG(anybody but Gore); Abbeville Conservative; akorahil; albee; ...

NFL PING

FReepmail scott says to be added to, or to be taken off the NFL Ping list...
This is a fairly high volume ping list

2 posted on 01/04/2009 5:02:13 PM PST by Perdogg (Only the hypnotized never lie)
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To: Perdogg

Next sunday looks pretty good.


3 posted on 01/04/2009 5:03:53 PM PST by fkabuckeyesrule (Na na na na na na na na hey ALAN good-bye!!!!!!!)
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To: Perdogg
I'm picking the Chargers and Cards in two huge upsets.

The Giants and Titans will hold serve. ..and will most likely meet in the Super Bowl.

4 posted on 01/04/2009 5:17:01 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: Perdogg

Cool thanks - love the weather forecasts!


5 posted on 01/04/2009 5:27:23 PM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Computer says No..... Carole Beer)
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To: Mr. Mojo

I don’t think a victory by the Chargers should be considered much of an “upset” at all. They were only 8-8 this year, but they have been very strong down the stretch and are one of the NFL’s hottest teams right now.


6 posted on 01/04/2009 5:51:55 PM PST by Alberta's Child (I'm out on the outskirts of nowhere . . . with ghosts on my trail, chasing me there.)
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To: Perdogg

Ravens
Carolina
Jints
Chargers

Go CUBS!


7 posted on 01/04/2009 5:54:08 PM PST by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President!)
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To: Alberta's Child

The Bolts are 6 pt. dogs — it’d be a upset for sure. Pitt’s the superior team and they’re playing at home, and the Chargers have a long history of lousy play in cold weather (away) playoff games.


8 posted on 01/04/2009 6:01:11 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: GRRRRR

GRRRR,

Long time!!!

How goes it, mon???

RAVENS
PANTHERS
IGGLES
STILLERS!!!


9 posted on 01/04/2009 6:21:13 PM PST by cleveland gop (THE CLEVELAND BROWNS---LAUGHING STOCK OF THE NFL!!!)
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To: cleveland gop

I have my clubs in the sunroom, presently at 20DegF...hoping that the grips will freeze and crack...durn, I’ll HAVE to get some new WinGrips for my beloved Pings this Springs!

Going to Spring Training again, Mesa and the Cubs, maybe they can use me in right field?

Hope Tiger is back and better than ever.

I PROMISE to walk 9 every Wednesday night after work!

It’s UP and in the HOLE!


10 posted on 01/04/2009 6:24:24 PM PST by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President!)
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To: GRRRRR

EXCELLENT!!!

Yes, Tiger will be back and better than ever. Did you see the special edition of Costas Now when he and Rocco relived the US Open? That was really good!
I see him returning for the WGC event in Miami, then play Bay Hill before the Masters. What you won’t see, at least at first is playing in Dubai or anywhere else overseas for that matter.

if you get a chance, go check the Indians out. Now that they are out there training, it’s not too long of a drive from Mesa.

I posted my analysis of the divisional games. Since I can’t cut, copy and paste on my cellphone, go check it out.

It’s post 342 on the wildcard thread...... If you can pull it over here, I would really appreciate it so that we can have at it!!!


11 posted on 01/04/2009 6:39:39 PM PST by cleveland gop (THE CLEVELAND BROWNS---LAUGHING STOCK OF THE NFL!!!)
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To: cleveland gop

CLEVELAND GOP’s Playoff analysis from the Wildcard Thread#
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NFL Wildcard Weekend January 3rd-Janauray 4th, 2009
Sun Jan 4 19:58:13 2009 · 342 of 343
cleveland gop to rintense

SAT JAN 11th

BAL@TEN{4:30et CBS}——The over/under in this game will be about 20. Since I’m picking the Ravens to go to the Super Bowl, I’m predicting they win. How??
Joe Flacco must play better than he did today in order to try to control the ball and keeping rested RB’s Chris Johnson and OSU hater LenDale White on the sidelines. If LeRon McClain and Willis McGahee can be the Ravens version of Smash and Dash, 1 or at most 2 scores might be enough to win.
Harass the hell out of Kerry Collins always helps too. This Ravens team and D Is as good and better than their SB team back in 2000. What’s to think things will be different?

Figure Tennessee being around a 5 point favorite, Ravens win the war though 13-10.

ARZ@CAR{8:15pm ET FOX}-—West coast teams are something like 3-15 playing at east coast cities. Sorry Kurt Warner. Your MVP type season ends here. That 86 yards running the ball yesterday will be a distant memory come Saturday Night.
Ball control should be dominated by the Panthers. Deangelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart should have a field day against a suspect run defense. And Antrelle Rolle, have fun trying to check Steve Smith all night.

Carolina is at least a touchdown favorite. And they will cover that too in an most impressive 34-17 victory.

SUN JAN 11th

PHI@NYG{1:00 pm et FOX}-—The backyard brawl is renewed. Something deep deep inside tells me I smell a major upset here. Let me say this. As long as Brian Westbrook has a green jersey on, that team has a chance to win. And let’s not overlook the big days Brian Celek and Jason Avant had. They came up huge, countering a quiet day from Brian Westbrook, until that TD late in the game.
Defensively, this team is about as good as the Ravens is right now, which in Mid January is not a bad place to be.

As for the G-Men, it would help greatly to have a big, physical receiver to match up with equally big and physical DB’s. Someone like Plexico Burress, for instance. Oops, that’s not going to happen. So now the game rests on Eli and Brandon’s wide shoulders. Now I don’t know if the young for the most part group of receivers can be effective enough. Maybe a wily vet, Amani Toomer, can save the day. I see similarities in the G’s D too so there won’t be a lot of points scored here.

Figure the G-Men to be a 5 point favorite. The Andy Reid/Donovan McNabb lovefest lives for another week. IGGLES 20 G-MEN 16

And finally we have.....
SD@PIT{4:45pm et CBS}-—This is probably the easiest of the 4 games on the slate to pick. I just don’t see the reasons to pick SD here. LT is not gping to be a factor, Darren Sproles, love him but I don’t see the same success he had yesterday. And Philip Rivers will be on his back plenty to boot.

Stillers win this game primarily on the ground and a swarming harassing defense, lookie here, just like the Ravens!!!

Pittspuke a 8-10 point favorite, back it up by winning 24-10.

HAVE AT IT BOYS!!!
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12 posted on 01/04/2009 6:45:17 PM PST by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President!)
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To: GRRRRR

Cold ones ready for that.

13 posted on 01/05/2009 11:08:03 AM PST by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity

I am really looking forward to the Giants-Iggles...

Prefer the Giants, but the Eagles would be good too...it should be a barn burner of a game!


14 posted on 01/05/2009 3:56:00 PM PST by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President!)
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To: GRRRRR

Here are my proposals to change the overtime rule:

1) make the winner have to score 6 points in OT to win the game (a TD or 2 FG); make a safety in OT worth 3 points; would ensure the opponent at least touched the ball once unless the receiving team marched the length of the field from the OT kickoff in which case they deserve to win; also would tend not to cause the game to be decided by a pass interference penalty.

2)use the basketball format for a predetermined time period (say 7 minutes)-the team that scores the most points wins; with 3 timeouts and the 2 minute warning it would be difficult for 1 team to monopolize the ball for entire OT

3)prevent teams from kicking a field goat to win the game if they do not get to the 15 yard line of the opposition.

4)Reward the team with the most TD’s; if tied the fewest turnovers: if tied the QB with the higher passer rating—at least give the ball to the team based on strict accomplishment rather than strict chance.

5) go to a ‘hockey shootout’ concept of 3 players from each side calling the flip; this might sould ridiculous but how ridiculous is it that coaches get fired on the results of a flip of a coin!


15 posted on 01/05/2009 6:28:43 PM PST by techno
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To: Red Badger; 4everontheRight; ABG(anybody but Gore); Abbeville Conservative; akorahil; albee; ...

Saturday

Baltimore at Tenneessee (-3) o/u 34.5

Rain showers...especially in the morning. Highs in the upper 40s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph...becoming northwest 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 90 percent.

Arizona at Carolina (-10) o/u 48.5

Showers likely in the evening. Lows in the upper 30s. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.

Sunday

Philadelphia at New York (-4) o/u 40

A chance of snow and sleet in the morning...then partly sunny with a chance of snow. Highs in the lower 30s. North winds around 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

San Diego at Pittsburgh (-6) o/u 38

Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow in the morning... then partly sunny in the afternoon. Additional light snow accumulation possible. Highs in the upper 20s. West winds around 5 mph. Chance of snow 30 percent.


16 posted on 01/09/2009 8:28:09 AM PST by Perdogg (Only the hypnotized never lie)
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To: Perdogg
My predictions for this weekend..

Baltimore over Tennessee

Carolina over Arizona

Philadelphia over NY Giants

Pittsburgh over San Diego

17 posted on 01/09/2009 10:19:17 AM PST by BerniesFriend
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To: Alberta's Child
Are you kidding? They were tough down the stretch by beating Oakland, Denver, and Kansas City. They will get whats coming to them this week. Remember there on the road.
18 posted on 01/09/2009 10:36:31 AM PST by jarofants
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To: GRRRRR

Work? Whats work?


19 posted on 01/09/2009 10:38:15 AM PST by jarofants
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To: techno

Here are my proposals to change the overtime rule:
Leave it alone!


20 posted on 01/09/2009 10:40:06 AM PST by jarofants
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To: BerniesFriend

I’m with ya on all 4!!

If you see my analysis above, made right after the wildcard games ended, I must admit to some slight tinkering to the games. The picks remain the same, however.......

I think 10 points may be a little high as I feel that Arizona will try and succeed somewhat with Edge James and that potent offense. Experience and 2 great RB’s in Williams and Stewart is enough for the Panthers to move on. And I didn’t even mention Steve Smith yet.
A most entertaining game that the Panthers hang on to win 28-24.

The other games are essentially the same.

RAVENS 20 TITANS 13

CHARGERS 13 STILLERS 24

and the upset of the season
IGGLES 23 G-MEN 16


21 posted on 01/09/2009 1:05:58 PM PST by cleveland gop (THE CLEVELAND BROWNS---LAUGHING STOCK OF THE NFL!!!)
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To: Perdogg
Well, I am starting to get ready for my 9 AM tailgate on Sunday. Me and my buds will be serving Philly cheesesteaks and some adult refreshments. We are supposed to get around six inches of snow starting Saturday morning, so it will be fun sitting in snowy/icy stands in the windy Meadowlands with 20 degree temps.

My G-men will win! GO BLUE!

22 posted on 01/09/2009 2:17:19 PM PST by Pharmboy (BHO: making death and taxes yet MORE certain...)
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To: Pharmboy
Should be an intriguing match-up on Sunday. I'm hearing lots of confidence from the Giant fan base and rightfully so. The Giants are the Super-Bowl Champs for a reason.
However, as an Eagle fan, I cherish this opportunity.
We were dead and buried just 3 weeks ago and now we got a shot at taking down our arch rivals, the Super-Bowl Champs, in their own backyard. Should be a good one.
Enjoy those Cheesesteaks my friend!
GO BIRDS!
23 posted on 01/09/2009 2:54:46 PM PST by 07Jack
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To: 07Jack
Well, a good old-fashioned January NFC East game...what fun! We have to either stop Westbrook or sack McNabb on occasion. Hard to do both...but we'll try.

If you can get a ticket, I will have a cheesesteak and a beer for you (and because of the economy, the tic prices are not as bad as you might think; face value 120-150).

We will be in parking area 10B on the east side of the stadium...

24 posted on 01/09/2009 3:06:00 PM PST by Pharmboy (BHO: making death and taxes yet MORE certain...)
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To: techno

Overtime vs. Sudden Lose Syndrome...

Make them play the FULL 15 mins - the clock stops ONLY for change of possession??...one team scores, the other gets a chance to score. If they don’t, then the other team in the lead gets the ball back and so forth until the time expires. Now that is FAIR!


25 posted on 01/09/2009 5:39:22 PM PST by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President!)
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To: Pharmboy; 07Jack

Well you guys have fun Sunday!!! Those tix prices almost seem reasonable for the 2nd round of the playoffs.

As I have said above, the thing I’m looking at is that I see the G-Men having problems scoring Sunday. Now as solid as that offensive line is, and as rock solid as Brandon is, I really think without that big, physical receiver, I give the Eagles’ secondary the opportunity to make some big plays giving Donovan a short field to work with.

If Brian Westbrook can have 1 of those games and can offset BJ, the difference is Donovan making enough plays to survive a nailbiter of a game......


26 posted on 01/09/2009 7:03:52 PM PST by cleveland gop (THE CLEVELAND BROWNS---LAUGHING STOCK OF THE NFL!!!)
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To: GRRRRR

The views in Hawai’i are breathtaking.......

If only to have been inclined enough to hit a little white ball 300 yards where you want it to go......


27 posted on 01/09/2009 7:07:16 PM PST by cleveland gop (THE CLEVELAND BROWNS---LAUGHING STOCK OF THE NFL!!!)
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To: cleveland gop
I agree with all your thoughts. Westbrook is one of the few players in the NFL (IMHO) who can, essentially, win a game by himself.

However, I think Coaches Tom, Kevin and Steve will throw enough change-ups in the game plan to beat the Iggles 24-13.

28 posted on 01/09/2009 7:17:58 PM PST by Pharmboy (BHO: making death and taxes yet MORE certain...)
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To: cleveland gop

It’s today...looks like moderate weather in TN and Carolina...maybe some cold precip.

Tomorrow for Pitts and NY...could be some nice winter weather. It’s just leaving IL area...

FORE!


29 posted on 01/10/2009 8:04:32 AM PST by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President!)
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To: GRRRRR

Looks like snow fields in Pitts /d New York.

Been snowing here for almost 24 hours straight. Probably about 8” or so.....


30 posted on 01/10/2009 8:13:56 AM PST by cleveland gop (THE CLEVELAND BROWNS---LAUGHING STOCK OF THE NFL!!!)
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To: Pharmboy
Thanks for the offer!
But I'll be homebased for tomorrow’s game with my good luck posse (wife, kids & a case of Yuengling)
Have a good one!
31 posted on 01/10/2009 8:46:41 AM PST by 07Jack
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To: GRRRRR

golfer here too
what’s in yer bag ?


32 posted on 01/10/2009 8:49:21 AM PST by advertising guy (I'd rather eat a pound of cat turds than set one toe in Mexico again)
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To: cleveland gop

I agree too. Without Burress to defend, the Eagles D will “cheat” tight to the line of scrimmage on 1st & 2nd down trying to stop the run and force some obvious passing downs, where they’ll try to force Eli into some bad plays.
I think the Giants may have to throw more on 1st & 2nd down to keep the Eagles D honest. As far as McNabb goes, well who the heck knows? Hopefully he’ll have a short field and Westbrook & Buckhalter can be used effectively to take some pressure off him. I also think Special teams will be a huge factor in this game.


33 posted on 01/10/2009 9:09:58 AM PST by 07Jack
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To: advertising guy

Ping G5’s...long and left!
Taylor made drivers
Balls, T’s and a left over bud light.

Need new grips.


34 posted on 01/10/2009 11:04:36 AM PST by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President!)
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To: GRRRRR

good stuff

Callaway Bertha 04’s....2,3,4, Bobby Jones hybrids, Just Touring 3 wood 13 degree 37 long , no driver...( can’t hit em yet)

..Titelist pro V1’s and 350 golf courses in town

..I’m in Phoenix


35 posted on 01/10/2009 12:29:07 PM PST by advertising guy (I'd rather eat a pound of cat turds than set one toe in Mexico again)
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To: advertising guy

So unfair...

will be in Mesa in March for Cubs Spring Training.

GAME TIME coming up!!!

Pass the nachos!


36 posted on 01/10/2009 1:21:39 PM PST by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President!)
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To: GRRRRR

As called...

37 posted on 01/10/2009 5:57:09 PM PST by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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