CaneBrain, on Monday, January 4th, 2010, 9:37 AM, said:
My early take on the playoffs:I think any of the 6 NFC Teams could reach the Super Bowl. And if I was handicapping it, I would have the Saints and Vikes near the bottom. Both of them remind of the Giants last year....peaked in November and limped into the playoffs. Teams that limp into the playoffs never do well (although I dont put the Colts in that group).My Super Bowl odds for the NFC:Cowboys: 3-1Packers/Cardinals/Saints: 4-1Vikings: 5-1Eagles: 6-1The AFC is odd. The Jets are really not all that good and yet I would be shocked if they lost to the Bengals. To be fair, the Jets are really good everywhere but QB. Reminds me of the Fiedler Dolphins. The Colts are great but they will start the playoffs not having won a game in weeks. The Chargers are smoking hot and should be the favorite, imo. The Patriots are crippled w/o Welker and that makes the Ravens somewhat dangerous.My Super Bowl odds for the AFC:Chargers: 3-2Colts: 2-1Ravens: 5-1Patriots: 7-1 (downgraded due to Welker and the fact they get SD in the 2nd round if they win and not the Colts who they match up better with)Jets: 8-1Bengals: 35-1 (not a typo)So, I am predicting that the Chargers will beat the Cowboys in the Super Bowl (let's call it 34-24). Of course, knowing Tony Romo, this prediction will blow up in my face in 7 days. But I love how the Dallas D is playing.
In the NFC I think this is the order I would put the teams right now:1. Saints2. Vikings3. Packers4. Cowboys 5. Cardinals6. EaglesBut all the teams are good, and if things go just right, could absolutely annihilate all 5 of the other teams on a given day. I wouldn't be surprised if the Cardinals make another run, and I wouldn't be surprised if Dallas loses soundly to the Eagles next week.In the AFC it will almost certainly be Colts-Chargers. No one else is good. Hell, even the Dolphins almost made the playoffs in the AFC.
JoeyJoJo, on Monday, January 4th, 2010, 11:34 AM, said:
I was shocked at how bad Philly was, which is probably going to make me overreact to it and pick Dallas to beat them again.I didn't know Welker was hurt. So he's not playing at all? I still don't think Baltimore wins.I can't imagine being less interested in a playoff game than Cincy-NY. I've always thought the opening week of the NFL playoffs to be overrated. Week two is the best week.
Welker was crying like a baby on the sidelines after his injury. It was obvious that he
knew it was season ending.