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NFL Playoffs/Super Bowl General

Last posted Feb 04, 2013 at 10:23PM EST. Added Dec 31, 2012 at 11:12AM EST
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After seeing my Dallas Cowboys collapse at the end of the season once again, it’s time for the road to Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans

NFC Wild Card Weekend

6. Minnesota Vikings (10-6) vs. 3. Green Bay Packers (11-5) on January 5th
5. Seattle Seahwaks (11-5) vs. 4. Washington Redskins (10-6) on January 6th

AFC Wild Card Weekend

6. Cinicinatti Bengals (10-6) vs. 3. Houston Texans (12-4) on January 5th
5. Indianapolis Colts (11-5) vs. 4. Baltimore Ravens (10-6) on January 6th

NFC Divisional Playoffs

5. Seattle/4. Washington/3. Green Bay vs. 2. San Francisco 49ers (11-4-1) on January 12th
6. Minnesota/5. Seattle/4. Washington vs. 1. Atlanta Falcons (13-3) on January 13th

AFC Divisional Playoffs

5. Indianapolis/4. Baltimore/3. Houston vs. 2. New England Patriots (12-4) on January 13th
6. Cincinatti/5. Indianapolis/4. Baltimore vs. 1. Denver Broncos (13-3) on January 12th

NFC Championship – January 20th

AFC Championship – January 20th

Super Bowl XVLII – February 3rd

The first two wild card weekend games will air on NBC. The remaining NFC playoff games will air on FOX. The remaining AFC playoff games and Super Bowl XLVII will air on CBS.

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In the future, chowzburgerz, I’d suggest keeping sports-related threads limited to playoff scenarios (like this one.) The NBA Finals thread worked out pretty well considering it was only one series, but the American Football thread fell flat considering how many games there were.

Now I don’t see general sports threads as being lockable even if they don’t have much activity. They’ll just go inactive and die like any other thread. But I think the playoffs for American sports, at least, is the only way to have a sports thread be active on KYM.


 
 
Pyro wouldn’t have it if I chose the Vikings in their game versus the Packers, but I do think the Packers are the better team anyway. I don’t keep up with the NFC North, all that much, but I think Aaron Rodgers 8/10 times will be able to tear apart the Vikings defense. Adrian Peterson might get another 200 yards running like the game yesterday, but I don’t think that would be enough to counter the 350 yards passing I expect from the Green Bay offense.
 
I like Seattle in the Redskins/Seahawks matchup. I really like Russell Wilson, and I think he’s a better “football” runner than RGIII (even though RGIII is probably one of the fastest people in the NFL.) The Seahawks defense should be able to slow down the Redskins’ option game more than the Redskins can stop the Seahawks’ running game. If Lynch can get loose, then he’ll go “Beast Mode” again and will cause all sorts of havoc for the Redskins in the box. And then that might open up things for Wilson to make plays downfield.
 
I’ll take the Texans against the Bengals. I don’t really know how the Bengals got into the playoffs, but I do know that A.J. Watt and the Texans’ defense is how Houston got there.
 
And just for the Chuck Pagano Leukemia story, I’ll take the Indianapolis Colts over the Ravens. Normally, I’d say that the combination of Ed Reed and Ray Lewis (despite age) is enough defensive experience, skill, and motivation to cause a lot of trouble for the Colts. But then again, having no real offense to speak of didn’t stop the Colts from getting a Wild Card spot. And every set of picks needs a fun upset.

Last edited Dec 31, 2012 at 11:44AM EST

Considering that Houston hasn’t been to the Super Bowl yet I’m hoping for them. And please, no more Patriots in the Super Bowl. They need to give other teams a shot. I got really mad when they beat Carolina in their first Super Bowl.

Adam DeLand wrote:

Considering that Houston hasn’t been to the Super Bowl yet I’m hoping for them. And please, no more Patriots in the Super Bowl. They need to give other teams a shot. I got really mad when they beat Carolina in their first Super Bowl.

i know that feeling bro. The Pats are becoming the Yankees of the NFL.

Jimmy Lethal wrote:

Redskins, dude. THEY COULD! GO! ALL! THE! WAY!

Could.

Won’t.
 
 
I gotta say that the Seahawks’ defense will probably stop the option game of Washington, but I’m not sold entirely on the Seahawks offense (other than Wilson’s decision making and Lynch’s power running.) Either way, a good rookie quarterback gets through to the next round, so that will be interesting.

Reminder: the NFL Playoffs begin tomorrow.

6. Cincinatti Bengals @ 3. Houston Texans at 3:30 P.M. on NBC

6. Minnesota Vikings @ 3. Green Bay Packers at 7:00 P.M. on NBC

All times are in Central Time

Last edited Jan 04, 2013 at 10:43PM EST

I’m also hoping that the Pats can make it back to the big game, because as a Boston resident, I’m still a bit bitter about what happened with the Giants. Twice. I’ve been treating the question of whether or not they still have it in them as a less important deal than it is, though. Just the fact that we have a 35-year-old quarterback is considered cause for concern by some.

Wild card:
Bengals < Texans
Vikings < Packers (I’d be happy to see the Packers lose though)
Colts > Ravens
Seahawks > Redskins

Divisional:
Colts < Broncos
Texans < Patriots
Falcons > Seahawks
49ers > Packers

AFC/NFC Championship:
Broncos > Patriots
Falcons > 49ers

Super Bowl:
Broncos > Falcons


Now let’s see how wrong I am.

Evan Hechenbach wrote:

I’m also hoping that the Pats can make it back to the big game, because as a Boston resident, I’m still a bit bitter about what happened with the Giants. Twice. I’ve been treating the question of whether or not they still have it in them as a less important deal than it is, though. Just the fact that we have a 35-year-old quarterback is considered cause for concern by some.

Fucking Wes Welker, man. If he hadn’t dropped the pass we could’ve won.

It still wouldn’t have made up for the fucking 18-1 record back in ‘07-’08. Pats fans are happy at the start of the season and sad at the end.

Last edited Jan 05, 2013 at 09:07PM EST

Philip J. Fry wrote:

Fucking Wes Welker, man. If he hadn’t dropped the pass we could’ve won.

It still wouldn’t have made up for the fucking 18-1 record back in ‘07-’08. Pats fans are happy at the start of the season and sad at the end.

I know. In addition, Bernard Pollard is the bane of my existence.

Minnesota – 10
Green Bay – 24

Green Bay will travel to San Francisco to play the 49ers.

Tomorrow’s games:

5. Indianapolis Colts @ 4. Baltimore Ravens at 12:00 P.M on CBS

5. Seattle Seahawks @ 4. Washington Redskins at 3:30 P.M. on FOX

All times are in Central Time

Emi wrote:

Wild card:
Bengals < Texans
Vikings < Packers (I’d be happy to see the Packers lose though)
Colts > Ravens
Seahawks > Redskins

Divisional:
Colts < Broncos
Texans < Patriots
Falcons > Seahawks
49ers > Packers

AFC/NFC Championship:
Broncos > Patriots
Falcons > 49ers

Super Bowl:
Broncos > Falcons


Now let’s see how wrong I am.

3-1 on the wild card round. Could be worse.

It was a good game. I was cheering for Seattle even though I’m from Georgia originally. So either way, I couldn’t really lose.

You have to like the Falcons’ chances next week versus the 49ers at home, in a dome, playing in their own time zone, and with some confidence now that Matt Ryan’s won a playoff game.


@chowzburgerz

Actually, even though the image is grainy, check the URL. That’s Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco’s quarterback.

Last edited Jan 13, 2013 at 04:23PM EST

Who wants to see an all-bird Super Bowl?

Atlanta is my favorite remaining team, and it would be a great story if Ray Lewis could win a championship in his last year with the odds stacked against his team.

Reminder, Conference Championship games are tomorrow.

2. San Francisco 49ers @ 1. Atlanta Falcons at 2:00 P.M. on FOX
4. Baltimore Ravens @ 2. New England Patriots at 5:30 P.M. on CBS

All times are in central time

49ers got burnt on that TD.

ADDED: Really…so far the Falcons are just dominating the game right now. But it’s still too early…and the 49ers did struggle in the 1st quarter against the Packers.

Last edited Jan 20, 2013 at 03:45PM EST
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