Now for some obvious wrong predictions: 0-4 last week, continuing the legacy.
Minnesota vs. San Francisco: Since the Vikings managed to reverse their fortunes down in New Orleans with a little assistance from the officials. As long as Cook and Mattison are bealthy, they've got a good chance against the Niners, who tend to let games get away from them late. It'll be about who's run defense shuts the other's down more effectively and I'll give that advantage to the Vikings. Niners will have to feature a truckload of Kittle, Mostert and some offensive line power to get a win here. Vikings 23-20 in OT.
Tennessee vs. Baltimore: Derrick Henry vs. Lamar Jackson vs. Ball Control. Though I'm not overly impressed with the Titans defense, I would expect them to slow Baltimore down to the point where they're not scoring on every drive. But they will score. Tannehill being under center still handicaps the Titans from keeping up with the Ravens. Baltimore 27-17.
Houston vs. Kansas City: The Texans were able to get over due to the inexperience of Josh Allen. Mahomes is a completely different animal here. KC should be able to move the ball at will against an incredibly suspect defense, with or without J.J. Watt. Expecting a shootout here. Kansas City 41-31.
Seattle vs. Green Bay: Really don't know how this one is going to turn out. Seattle clearly has no running game, which is the main weakness of the Packers D. The Packers do not boast the high-octane offense that they had in previous years. I think Aaron Jones puts the Packers over the top. Green Bay 20-16.
Post by GUS RICHLEN LOVES KITTENS on Jan 9, 2020 22:47:58 GMT -5
Houston Baltimore San Francisco even though I will be cheering for Minnesota because I want Green Bay to host the NFC Championship Green Bay as I feel more confident about our chances now that New Orleans is out
Post by Push Val Venis was wrong on Jan 10, 2020 10:59:32 GMT -5
I don't know if it will happen this week or in the AFC Title game, but I feel the safest bet is: Kansas City will lose a game in the closing seconds due to poor time management.
The Vikings are the biggest question mark. They manage to both feel like the Team of Destiny and The Team Waiting To Slip On The Banana Peel. They are either winning it all or going to lose by more than 2 touchdowns.
Texans and the Packers just kinda feel like they are there waiting to get beat. They consistently feel like their opponents beat themselves.
Ravens feel like the "Can't Miss Hot Team" but then again, so did the now dead-in-the-water Saints.
The 49ers and Seattle can win it all if they can keep their games "ugly". Which they both have the defensive talent to do it.
Which leaves me with the often forgotten Titans. A team that feels in the same position as the Vikings. They both have that "Win it all or lose in a blowout" quality.
My gut feeling WAS Ravens over the Saints. I still think the Ravens win it all, but I'm going to say they beat the Seahawks now.
I think Tennessee has the best shot of pulling an upset and not really because of anything to do with them. Baltimore has essentially sat their guys for 3 weeks, rust is a very real thing and I've seen time and time again when teams do this they come out and they are completely out of sync and play like ass. I still slightly lean Baltimore just because well 14-2 etc but I could see a world where Tennessee controls the clock and wins with a score like 21-17.
I like the Chiefs over the Texans for a lot of reasons but just to add to what's already known, in KC this weekend there is going to be snow and ice and it's going to be cold as hell, Dome teams don't fair well in that and Watson has basically no experience in bad weather.
I like Green Bay to beat Seattle just because Seattle is so beat down and honestly would have lost to the Eagles if Wentz had played.
The 49ers Vikings game is interesting enough, the 49ers are more gifted yes but I don't trust Jimmy in his first playoff action.....I'm going to pick the Vikings here because I think this is a weird year.
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I don't get it. At all. It's kind of a small horse, I mean what am I missing? Am I crazy?
Post by FroYo Room Temperature on Jan 10, 2020 12:54:38 GMT -5
Ravens and Chiefs roll. I feel like the Seahawks upset the Packers but both teams have horseshoes up their asses this season so who knows. Packers getting 13 wins somehow despite not being that good and the Seahawks and their 1 score record.
I got no official opinion on Vikings 49ers because all I can do is just be up and down on the opinions and not be objective (both overly positive and negative )
Post by Dr. T is an alien on Jan 10, 2020 15:41:01 GMT -5
Man, Aaron Rodgers has to be salivating at the chance to take on the Seahawks. Even though Wentz went down and his 40 yr old backup was playing despite RIPPING HIS HAMSTRING OFF THE BONE, the Eagles still had a chance to win against the Seahawks until the very last minute. Had McCown not been hobbled like that, I bet he picks up that 4th down scramble in the red zone to set up a 1st and goal.
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Post by Spider Fab 4 on Jan 10, 2020 15:55:00 GMT -5
Tennessee's chance lies in RB Derrick Henry. Can he get a few big runs early in the game so that the Titans can set the tone (as well as the lead) in the game that Baltimore can't recover, that is the question.
Post by Mark Markson on Jan 11, 2020 10:22:58 GMT -5
Today is the first Divisional Weekend since Jan 16-17 2010 that the New England Patriots aren't playing in. To give some idea how long that is and since I assume that most of us are wrestling fans here were the WWE Champions on that weekend
WWE Champion: Sheamus World Heavyweight Champion: The Undertaker WWE Unified Tag Team Champions: D-Generation X (Shawn Michaels & Triple H) Intercontinental Champion: Drew McIntyre US Champion: The Miz WWE Women's Champion: Michelle McCool WWE Divas Champion: Vacant (last held by Melina)