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Post#1 » by Cactus Jack » Mon Jan 10, 2022 2:42 am

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Re: Playoff Predictions 

Post#2 » by El Turco » Mon Jan 10, 2022 1:40 pm

i predict seahawks wont be playing
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Re: Playoff Predictions 

Post#3 » by Micah Prescott » Mon Jan 10, 2022 2:46 pm

I'll just say that Dallas managed to fall into the best situation possible. If they beat the 49ers they will then likely play Tampa Bay and then likely GB.

No excuses for Dallas here. Unless the whole team gets ravaged by covid or something.


I'm going to predict GB vs KC in the Super Bowl and then a win for KC. Boring prediction I know but that's what I would put money on.
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Re: Playoff Predictions 

Post#4 » by Cactus Jack » Mon Jan 10, 2022 3:54 pm

El Turco wrote:i predict seahawks wont be playing

Spoiler:
The Niners we're swept by them too. But what's new!? :wink:
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Post#5 » by Mamba Mentality » Mon Jan 10, 2022 6:24 pm

I like our chances against the Cowboys. Hand the ball off to Deeboo and Mitchell and milk the clock.
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Re: Playoff Predictions 

Post#6 » by hermes » Mon Jan 10, 2022 10:28 pm

wildcard winners:
chiefs
bills
raiders
eagles
cowboys
cardinals

divisional winners:
bills
raiders
cowboys
cardinals

conference winners:
bills
cowboys

super bowl winner:
bills
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Re: Playoff Predictions 

Post#7 » by Cactus Jack » Mon Jan 10, 2022 11:20 pm

hermes wrote:conference winners:
bills
cowboys

super bowl winner:
bills

What year is it? 1992?

I guess the Bills are owed a little karmic payback.
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Re: Playoff Predictions 

Post#8 » by bwgood77 » Tue Jan 11, 2022 12:04 am

Honestly this is the widest open and toughest year I've seen. As much as I hate to say it, the Bucs and Patriots seem tough to beat, and that would be a nightmare SB for me....though of course there would be all sorts of stories. So sick of Brady and the Pats.

GB is the best team but they could blow it against TB.

The Rams don't seem like a good playoff team though they are stacked.

Cowboys are weird. They look dominating sometimes and not so good others.

49ers are looking tough.

Who knows about the Eagles or Cards? I think the Cards started 7-0 and finished 4-6.

Seems like I'd rank them GB, TB, DAL, SF/LAR, PHI, AZ

The AFC is even tougher. Titans look dominating sometimes and not good at all others. KC gets lucky to win so much. They seem beatable when I watch the Chargers play them and beat them or lose close every time, but they are good in the playoffs with an experienced coach.

Patriots - Belichick is the game master but a rookie QB in the playoffs? Not sure. I imagine a lot of running and short passes as usual for them.

Bills - they seem very good most times too with some stinkers in there.

Cincy and LV playing very well.

Pitt I don't expect much from.

I really think anyone except Pitt and maybe LV could win the AFC, but I really wouldn't count out the Raiders either. They are well balanced, seem to have a chip on their shoulder, have dealt with tons of adversity, and I could see them making a run.

Who I'd most like to see: BUF, TEN, CINCY, LAR, KC, PIT, NE (as much as I normally root against division rivals, at least I would know that the Chargers lost close games to a SB winner) and I really don't like Pit and hate NE.

NFC: AZ, LAR, PHI, GB, SF, DAL, TB

Those are the orders of my preference.

I will go with an upset of LV over GB for something different...after Madden died and all that.
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Re: Playoff Predictions 

Post#9 » by Cactus Jack » Tue Jan 11, 2022 12:17 am

Hermes might end up being right after all?

DVOA is usually a good indicator of things.


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Re: Playoff Predictions 

Post#10 » by Cactus Jack » Tue Jan 11, 2022 12:49 am

bwgood77 wrote:The Rams don't seem like a good playoff team though they are stacked.

Cowboys are weird. They look dominating sometimes and not so good others.

49ers are looking tough.

Who knows about the Eagles or Cards? I think the Cards started 7-0 and finished 4-6.

Seems like I'd rank them GB, TB, DAL, SF/LAR, PHI, AZ

Rams & Cards both don't look good at the moment. If they weren't playing each other this week, then I'd likely pick both to lose.

Dallas should beat the Niners at home. But I don't trust them to go much further with how inconsistent they've been.

We're looking at a Bucs/Packers NFCC rematch.


bwgood77 wrote:The AFC is even tougher. Titans look dominating sometimes and not good at all others. KC gets lucky to win so much. They seem beatable when I watch the Chargers play them and beat them or lose close every time, but they are good in the playoffs with an experienced coach.

Patriots - Belichick is the game master but a rookie QB in the playoffs? Not sure. I imagine a lot of running and short passes as usual for them.

Bills - they seem very good most times too with some stinkers in there.

Cincy and LV playing very well.

Pitt I don't expect much from.

If Henry is healthy & ready to go, I think Tennessee is in the drivers seat. But that's a big if?

I don't know what to make of KC. I really don't. I could see them making it back to the Bowl. I could also see them crash & burn. Having said that, I think they beat Pittsburgh easily.

The Patriots ceiling is lower with Jones. Which means a loss to Buffalo.

I expect Cincinnati to handle Vegas at home.

Titans, Chiefs, Bills. One of those teams will take the conference. I'm just not sure which one.
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Re: Playoff Predictions 

Post#11 » by azcatz11 » Tue Jan 11, 2022 1:22 am

My predictions:

Wildcard
Chiefs > Steelers
Patriots > Bills
Bengals > Raiders
Eagles > Bucs
San Fran > Cowboys
Cards > Rams

Divisional
Patriots > Chiefs
Bengals > Titans
San Fran > Eagles
Packers > Cards

Championship
Bengals > Patriots
Packers > San Fran

Superbowl
Packers > Bengals
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Re: Playoff Predictions 

Post#12 » by hermes » Tue Jan 11, 2022 1:57 am

Cactus Jack wrote:
hermes wrote:conference winners:
bills
cowboys

super bowl winner:
bills

What year is it? 1992?

I guess the Bills are owed a little karmic payback.

you're right, i should have picked niners-bills in honor of chris berman
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Post#13 » by GoRapstheoriginal » Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:11 am

Raiders over Bengals. Win it for Madden. Team of Destiny!
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Re: Playoff Predictions 

Post#14 » by Big Dog Yank » Tue Jan 11, 2022 6:00 am

Round 1
Tampa Bay beats Philadelphia
Dallas beats San Francisco
Los Angelas beats Arizona

Kansas City beats Pittsburgh
Buffalo beats New England
Cincinnati beats Las Vegas

Round 2
Green Bay beats Los Angeles
Tampa Bay beats Dallas

Kansas City beats Cincinnati
Buffalo beats Tennessee

Round 3
Green Bay beats Tampa Bay

Kansas City beats Buffalo

Super Bowl
Green Bay beats Kansas City

Boring, I know, but it's the most likely outcome in my eyes.
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Post#15 » by Jack Dempsey » Fri Jan 14, 2022 1:41 am

Usually I'm pretty bad at predicting but I'm gonna take a shot anyway:

Wildcard
CHIEFS beat the Steelers
I hate to say it but that's the most one sided one. I'd love Big Ben to beat the Chiefs but I just can't see it. Their O-Line is horrible and KC is getting better and better.

PATRIOTS beat the Bills
Dunno, Buffalo is on a better run but I think Belichick could find a way to win this one. The Bills didn't really impress me this season.

BENGALS beat the Raiders
Another interesting one but I take Cincinnati's young guns pretty easily.

BUCS beat the Eagles
Easy one for Brady.

49ERS beat the Cowboys
I'm expecting a great game. Maybe it's just the fan talking out of me but I believe San Francisco can win this one.

RAMS beat the Cardinals
LAR are my dark horse to win it all and Arizona fell off after a hot start.


Divisional
CHIEFS beat the Patriots
Mahomes and his gang are just too strong. Can't see the Patriots seriously challenging the Chiefs with a rookie QB.

TITANS beat the Bengals
This one could go either way but if Henry comes back somewhat healthy, I like the Titans' chances a little bit better.

49ERS beat the Bucs
I may be leaning too far out the window as you should never bet against Tom Brady but they didn't look that impressive to me. SF could win this one.

PACKERS beat the Rams
To be honest my gut feeling says the Rams could beat GB but I'm still gonna go with the Packers. Rodgers is just too good.

Championship
TITANS beat the Chiefs
A healthy Henry could make the difference.

PACKERS beat the 49ers
Green Bay might be a little bit too much for the Niners

Superbowl
PACKERS beat the Titans
The two best teams meet in the Superbowl with Aaron Rodgers winning his 2nd ring.
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Re: Playoff Predictions 

Post#16 » by Dr Positivity » Fri Jan 14, 2022 2:41 am

Superbowl winner comes from NFC. The Cowboys are an intriguing bet considering how good their defensive stats are (2nd DVOA) and we know they can score, but they could also easily lose Rd 1. The Rams could put it together with a lot of big name acquisitions like the Bucs. Or the Bucs could just win.

Gut instinct is Rodgers has to make a 2nd Superbowl in his prime win or lose and this seems like a good breakthrough year

AFC - I don't see the Chiefs making 3 straight. Titans ride home field and Henry

Superbowl - Packers over Titans
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Post#17 » by LAKESHOW » Fri Jan 14, 2022 4:40 pm

I for some reason am liking the Buffalo Bills. No, I'm not from Buffalo. But they seem to be peaking at the right time. Of course anything could happen. But It just looks like the Bills are runnin hot goin into the playoffs
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Post#18 » by hermes » Fri Jan 14, 2022 6:46 pm

nobody - and i mean nobody, circles the wagons like the buffalo bills!
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Re: Playoff Predictions 

Post#19 » by bwgood77 » Sat Jan 15, 2022 3:07 am

I really wish the Vikings made the playoffs so I could pull for a Vikings/Bills superbowl. Fanbases deserve that one. Both 0-4 in Super Bowls.
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Post#20 » by slicedbread2 » Sat Jan 15, 2022 9:37 am

Bills gonna go to the super bowl and somehow get baptized by Tom Brady. Yes it'd be nice to see someone else win it and I think that'll happen but alcohol sales would be through the roof in western NY if that were to happen.

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