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Perdogg's Perilous Pigskin Predictions - NFL 2012

Posted on 08/31/2012 9:27:48 AM PDT by Perdogg

Perdogg's Perilous Pigskin Predictions - NFL 2012

NATIONAL FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
NFC EAST W L T PCT
Dallas Cowboys (3) 10 6 0 .625
NY Giants 9 7 0 .563
Philadelphia Eagles 8 8 0 .500
Washington Redskins 6 10 0 .375

NFC NORTH W L T PCT
Detroit Lions (1) 12 4 0 .750
Green Bay Packers (5) 11 5 0 .688

Chicago Bears (6) 10 6 0 .625
Minnesota Vikings 4 12 0 .250

NFC SOUTH W L T PCT
Atlanta Falcons (2) 11 5 0 .688
New Orleans Saints 9 7 0 .563
Carolina Panthers 8 8 0 .500
Tampa bay Buccaneers 6 10 0 .375

NFC WEST W L T PCT
San Francisco 49ers (4) 10 6 0 .625
Arizona Cardinals 6 10 0 .375
Seattle Seahawks 6 10 0 .375
St Louis Rams 5 11 0 .313

AMERICAN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
AFC EAST W L T PCT
New England Patriots (2) 11 5 0 .688
Buffalo Bills 8 8 0 .500
New York Jets 6 10 0 .375
Miami Dolphins 3 13 0 .188

AFC NORTH W L T PCT
Baltimore Ravens (3) 10 6 0 .625
Pittsburgh Steelers (6) 9 7 0 .563
Cleveland Browns 5 11 0 .313
Cincinnati Bengals 4 12 0 .250

AFC SOUTH W L T PCT
Houston Texans (1) 12 4 0 .750
Indianapolis Colts 9 7 0 .563
Tennessee Titans 8 8 0 .500

Jacksonville Jaguars 4 12 0 .250

AFC WEST W L T PCT
Oakland Raiders (4) 10 6 0 .625
Denver Broncos (5) 10 6 0 .625

San Diego Chargers 9 7 0 .563
Kansas City Chiefs 7 9 0 .438


WILD CARD WEEKEND

Denver (5) over Oakland (4)
Green Bay (5) over San Francisco (4)
Baltimore (3) over Pittsburgh (6)
Dallas (3) over Chicago (6)

DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS

Atlanta (2) over Dallas (3)
Houston (1) over Denver (5)
Detroit (1) over Green Bay (5)
Baltimore (3) over New England (2)

CHAMPIONSHIPS

Detroit (1) over Atlanta (2)
Houston (1) over Baltimore (3)

SUPER BOWL XLVII

Houston (A) over Detroit (N)


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: nfl

1 posted on 08/31/2012 9:27:53 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Absolutely Nobama; Thunder90; 4everontheRight; ABG(anybody but Gore); Abbeville Conservative; ...
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2 posted on 08/31/2012 9:30:01 AM PDT by Perdogg (Mutts for Mitt all agree - Better in the crate than on the plate)
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To: Perdogg

Pretty reasonable...nice job; however, I think both the Seahawks and the Redskins will do a bit better than you predict with their new QBs.


3 posted on 08/31/2012 9:35:24 AM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: Perdogg

You have Detroit wildly overrated, I would be surprised if any team in the division has more than 11 wins. 10-6 is more likely for Detroit. Colts overrated, Broncos and Raiders probably are too.

Nor would I expect to see your post season predictions realized. Dallas would not beat the Bears nor the Ravens the Pats.


4 posted on 08/31/2012 9:35:55 AM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: Perdogg
I love the fact that everyone around the country is ignoring and disrespecting the Giants again, as usual.

That's OK by me though; we'll keep flying under the radar, winning games, and sneaking up on everyone when it matters the most.

5 posted on 08/31/2012 9:40:15 AM PDT by jpl (The government spent another half a million bucks in the time it just took you to read this tagline.)
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To: arrogantsob

I don’t think the Ravens will beat the Pats, either. I think the Pats will go 13-3 or possibly 14-2 if you look at their opponents.

Baltimore will be better offensively this year from what I saw in the preseason from them, but I think the Patriots will likely be as good as or better on offense, and I think will definitely be better on defense. (LOL...can’t get much worse than they were last year)

Let’s go NFL! Woohoo!


6 posted on 08/31/2012 9:47:02 AM PDT by rlmorel ("It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong." Voltaire)
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To: Perdogg

I really like your optimism in regards to my home team, Detroit, but I think they will fold like a wet noodle. They have always found a way to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in my lifetime.


7 posted on 08/31/2012 9:47:28 AM PDT by OldMissileer
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To: Perdogg

Cowboys will be at best 3rd in NFC East.


8 posted on 08/31/2012 10:01:13 AM PDT by deweyfrank
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To: Perdogg

Switch Washington’s record with Dallas’ and I pretty much agree. Romo cannot lead, he is the Obama of the NFL.

Go Skins!!


9 posted on 08/31/2012 10:37:06 AM PDT by cardinal4
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To: rlmorel

Pats winning 13-15 reg season games this years upgraded O + significantly upgraded D + relativly easy schedule (AFCS + NFCW).

Watch the crazyness of cut down day and the subsequent roster moves until the roster is settled after game 1.


10 posted on 08/31/2012 12:02:09 PM PDT by Leto
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To: Leto

Boy, sure didn’t see the Deion Branch cut. I think it is some kind of Belechickean ploy, though. I don’t see them cutting ties with him at all, he did well in the preseason.


11 posted on 08/31/2012 12:24:43 PM PDT by rlmorel ("It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong." Voltaire)
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To: cardinal4

I agree. I think Romo has guts and is competent, but...he isn’t going to change much at this stage of his career.

I think the Redskins have some upside. Don’t know about the Giants, will just have to see how they play once the shooting begins. The Eagles look problematic to me. I just get the impression something just is not right with that team below the surface. They say all the right things, but the tone when they say it seems all wrong to me.

Boy, that sure is a tough division, though.


12 posted on 08/31/2012 12:28:28 PM PDT by rlmorel ("It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong." Voltaire)
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To: Perdogg
Interesting picks.

I think Green Bay has shored up their defense, and now have a greater running attack with Cedric Benson.

Didn't Green Bay beat Detroit twice last year? I certainly concur that Detroit looks great, but I think the Packers will still take the division.

13 posted on 08/31/2012 12:57:57 PM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Northern Yankee

The Pack has to be considered the best in their division and I think the Bears will be second (unless our defense is much better than I think it is). But I think the Lions will make the playoffs.


14 posted on 08/31/2012 1:37:46 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: Perdogg
SUPER BOWL XLVII
Houston (A) over Detroit (N)


15 posted on 08/31/2012 3:01:29 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: OldMissileer

It all hinges on Detroit’s running game, if they can get that going, I think they will make a lot of noise.


16 posted on 08/31/2012 3:04:23 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: Perdogg; cripplecreek

Wow, nice! Lions 12-4? They’re better this year than last, but I never dare dream of such a record. :’) I always love your prediction threads. Thanks Perdogg!


17 posted on 08/31/2012 5:32:56 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: dfwgator; SunkenCiv

Detroit has been looking better each year, and in my opinion, a big reason in the past few years they haven’t done even better is a lack of discipline.

Everyone wants a team that is aggressive on both offense and defense, but especially on defense. A defense with a bit of an attitude. (My team has been missing that for a few years)

But the Detroit defense has to bring it down a notch and channel that aggression into discipline. As a fan of another team, I sure hope they don’t, because they have some real talent there.


18 posted on 08/31/2012 7:44:43 PM PDT by rlmorel ("It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong." Voltaire)
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To: rlmorel

Hopefully Suh will be more disciplined this year. Just hope Stafford can stay healthy.


19 posted on 08/31/2012 7:47:12 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: dfwgator

I am very impressed with him. They got a keeper, and that is TOUGH in the NFL today.

IF he can stay healthy.


20 posted on 08/31/2012 7:52:51 PM PDT by rlmorel ("It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong." Voltaire)
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To: rlmorel

I thought Detroit had a very good draft and they will be good but I think there are going to be a lot of teams at 10-6 and they will be with that bunch. I also think they are a year away with major weaknesses in the running game and the defensive backfield.


21 posted on 08/31/2012 8:06:44 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: rlmorel

Yeah, Ndamukong Suh has proved to be more of a liability. He came up without much trouble through his college years, but the ability level is much more varied. In the NFL, he appears to have been resentful that everyone hasn’t just admitted his superiority and given up. If the simple ass hadn’t gotten thrown out of the Green Gay game and been suspended a few more, Detroit’s record would have been better, and Green Bay would have lost that day. If he ever pulls that crap again, he should be on a *bus* back to Samoa or whatever.


22 posted on 08/31/2012 8:31:25 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: rlmorel

BB is going to be working the roster a lot between now and the day after the first game.

They kept only 22 O players, 27 on the D and the 3 ST specialist. I expect B Waters back after Labor Day and after the first game with Branch and or Gaffney (depending on health) back on the roster They have a couple of rookies Rivera and Forston they would like to get to the PS IMO and if they keep them on the 53 till after the first game the odds of them being signed by another team will be reduced they did this last year with G Warren cut him on the last cutdown and brought him back after the first game.

I wish Demps injury hadn’t put him on the IR.


23 posted on 08/31/2012 11:40:44 PM PDT by Leto
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To: Leto

Exactly. And I agree about Demps...he looked exciting.


24 posted on 09/01/2012 4:13:48 AM PDT by rlmorel ("It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong." Voltaire)
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To: arrogantsob
I agree!

Here's to an interesting season.

Cheers.

25 posted on 09/01/2012 6:00:34 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Northern Yankee

This will be my last as a seasons ticket holder to the Bears games so hopefully I can go out with a bang.


26 posted on 09/01/2012 8:39:16 AM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: arrogantsob

Good luck to you, mate!


27 posted on 09/01/2012 11:15:22 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Perdogg
Not a bad effort. But let's tap the brakes on the Loins a bit. Loins would have to get past slightly better teams in GB, Chicago, Philly and SF. I'd say SF is the NFC favorite and the Texans I agree with, but watch out for the Ravens.

Dallas has elite skill guys in place but their OL and DL are sub par, and that makes all the difference. It's not just their talent level on the OL; they have no chemistry yet--with new guys on board and old guys in new positions--which is crucial for that unit. Thin at backup. Now the Giants and Eagles were very effective rushing the passer last year and they are healthier as well as improved, so you see why this concerns me.

On the DL Dallas relies too much on Ware and other LBs for their own QB pressure. Unless Crawford/Ratliff/Hatcher step up they will not get the rush they could have otherwise with just a little help. Depth poor here also. Dallas has a chance if they can remain healthy and get some breaks early as they build unit cohesion on the OL.

Could the Eli pull another div title out of his hat? I've discounted him too many times to set aside the possibility, but that NY team was no better than a handful of others in the NFC and at the end of the year and not as good as Philly. I don't see any great advantages in their court.

Failing something totally unforeseen I think the damn Eagles might just win the division. That's just unjust.

Texans over the 49ers

28 posted on 09/01/2012 11:48:13 AM PDT by Dysart
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To: Perdogg

Detroit is dangerous, dangerous, dangerous. I think they’re going to run wild all over the NFC. Even my Giants are going to have a serious problem with Megatron and his crew.

Houston in the Super Bowl ? Maybe. The AFC is wide open.


29 posted on 09/01/2012 2:21:16 PM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (The Doomsday Clock is at 11:59:00......tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock.....)
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To: Perdogg

Detroit is dangerous, dangerous, dangerous. I think they’re going to run wild all over the NFC. Even my Giants are going to have a serious problem with Megatron and his crew.

Houston in the Super Bowl ? Maybe. The AFC is wide open.


30 posted on 09/01/2012 2:21:28 PM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (The Doomsday Clock is at 11:59:00......tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock.....)
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To: Absolutely Nobama

If the AFC is weak, that probably means Pittsburgh will win it.


31 posted on 09/01/2012 2:23:49 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: dfwgator

I like the Steelers a lot. They’re a well balanced team. They can run, pass, and play “D”. My only concern with them is Wallace may be rusty after his holdout. He’s a big, big part of their offense. He has to be 100% for them to do their thing.

If Tebow takes Sanchez’s job before the Jets lose too many games, they could be dangerous as well.


32 posted on 09/01/2012 2:39:44 PM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (The Doomsday Clock is at 11:59:00......tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock.....)
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To: Northern Yankee
Garcias, you too.
33 posted on 09/02/2012 5:07:02 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: Dysart
Texans over the 49ers

Niners don't lose Super Bowls!

;)

34 posted on 09/02/2012 7:17:25 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Absolutely Nobama
I like the Steelers a lot. They’re a well balanced team.

But they are old, health will be an issue.

35 posted on 09/02/2012 7:23:04 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Doomonyou

Well, anything is possible...being a lifelong Cowboys fan I felt traitorous cheering for SF last yr in the playoffs, but I enjoy their aggressive approach to the game. Should they meet Houston in the big one they’d have a formidable defense to contend with—better the the Gnats. Texans edge SF on the strength of their D. Write it down. 3” headlines.


36 posted on 09/02/2012 7:49:32 PM PDT by Dysart
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To: Perdogg; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Larry Lucido; Diplomat; ...
Gadzooks, dog, here is where... we disagree:

Dallas (3) over Atlanta (2)
Houston (1) over Denver (5)
Detroit (1) over Green Bay (5)
Baltimore (3) over New England (2)

CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dallas (2) over Detroit (1)
Houston (1) over Baltimore (3)

SUPER BOWL XLVII

Dallas (N) over Houston (A)

Susssssssssssssssssshh-- Don't tell anyone, dog, but... if Allegra's Texicans win, I won't kill myself--

37 posted on 09/03/2012 10:19:14 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Doomonyou

True, but when they’re hot, they’re hot.

When Roethlisberger is on his game, look out. But injuries may very well be their downfall. You’re right. They’re old.

But in any event, I think Perdogg is right. I think the Lions are going to the Super Bowl. I can’t see Houston going without tickets, but you never know.


38 posted on 09/03/2012 8:54:00 PM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (The Doomsday Clock is at 11:59:00......tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock.....)
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To: Absolutely Nobama
I think Perdogg is right. I think the Lions are going to the Super Bowl. I can’t see Houston going without tickets, but you never know.

No, ya never know, that's why they play the games...

BUT, I can see Niners, Packers, Patriots, Steelers in the mix for the big game, lions, not so much, too much off field baggage.

39 posted on 09/03/2012 9:45:19 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Doomonyou

The Niners.....there’s a team under the radar. That “D” of theirs is just sick. Patrick Willis is amazing. Their offense is vastly underrated as well. Vernon Davis is ridiculous!

This is going to be a fun season. Can’t wait.


40 posted on 09/04/2012 4:51:47 AM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (The Doomsday Clock is at 11:59:00......tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock.....)
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To: All

If you wish to be on my NFL PING list, FR-mail me. I will let you know where future full graphic NFL Picks threads will be posted elsewhere—


41 posted on 09/15/2012 5:35:18 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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