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Chris November 3rd, 2007 6:28 am

The NFL Football Thread v2
 
Time for version 2 of the National Football League thread!


A few questions to start us off:

1. Who is your favorite team?

2. Who do you think will win the Super Bowl?

3. Who do you want to win the Super Bowl?

Feel free to answer or ignore the questions, and discuss away!



From version 1

sllagnire:    


  I have a friend who is a Colts fan (and I live in what is clearly Pats territory). She lost a bet with another friend and now has to wear my Brady jersey all day today and tell everyone she meets that the Pats are the best team in the NFL. She also has to have "Brady will you marry me?" in her away message. I find it so amusing. So glad the Pats won. Yay Pats!!!  


TheLastHorcrux:    


  sllagnire- Why would you force such an intelligent person to tell such a terrible lie?  


DillusionalHH:    


  I would normally root for the Patriots, but as a Bills fan it's getting really fustrating knowing that we're going to be stuck in second in the AFC east for the conceivable future*. I mean, for three games in a row I've gone online to check the standings and each time it's like "Why do I keep doing this, it's not going to change anytime soon* So, in conclusion, I rooted for the Colts on Sunday.
*this also includes the possibility of losing against Jets, more than once.
  


HouseStark:    


  I'd just like everyone to know that I went 10-4(against the spread) in picks this week, and 4 of my 5 fantasy teams won :)<!-- / message -->   

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Chris November 6th, 2007 3:28 pm

Re: The NFL Football Thread v2
 
I'll answer the questions :)

1. Patriots (born and bred a Pats fan, can remember how the "earned" the number one pick that produced Bledsoe

2. Patriots...Colts will give them a great game in the AFC title game, but I think that the Pats will pull through.

3. :lol: this should be self-evident

Wow, Baltimore got dismantled last night...Baltimore and Denver just aren't the same teams they were in the past few years.

SactoMan001 November 6th, 2007 5:42 pm

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What do you expect when the Steelers got essentially a "short field" to run up the score from all those turnovers? :)

I expect the Steelers to be serious title contenders along with the Patriots and Colts.

TheLastHorcrux November 6th, 2007 8:03 pm

Re: The NFL Football Thread v2
 
I think I answered all of these in the previous thread, or at least said enough that you should be able to figure it out. If not:

1. Who is your favorite team?
Colts all the way. Been a fan all my life- I am NOT a bandwagon fan. Got photos of me when I was 7 years old at a 1991 Colts game to prove it. They went 1-15 that year and the stadium was almost empty. I don't remember who they were playing (I think it was the Browns) but they got blown out that day.

2. Who do you think will win the Super Bowl?
I think the Patriots have the best shot at it, but many Pats fans seem to be making the same mistake I have made several times as a Colts fan and assume that they have already won. The season is only half over and once the playoffs start, one bad game, or even one mistake in an otherwise good game can end your season. Also, if the Patriots were to lose Brady or Moss, their season would be over. I have all the respect in the world for the Patriots' season so far, but last Sunday the Colts proved that the Patriots aren't invincible. I think the AFC will be represented by either New England or Indianapolis and the NFC by Dallas or possibly Green Bay, with the AFC team winning. But as I said, anything can happen.

3. Who do you want to win the Super Bowl?
Obviously I want the Colts to win, but the AFC is so tough this year that the biggest battle will be to get to the Super Bowl.


On to other things, what do you think about Chad Johnson getting carried off the field on a stretcher on Sunday? It looks like he's okay, but just when it seems like the Bengals' luck can't get any worse, it does.

Chris November 6th, 2007 8:59 pm

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I like Chad Johnson - he's a mouth-flapper but he's doing all in good fun. His interviews are hilarious at times. I hope he's not seriously hurt.

It's funny how the Colts and Pats mirror each other in so many ways since about the late 1980's - they both hit the lowest of the low, and now they're the league elite. And they have the league's best front offices and two of the league's premier coaches (though they couldn't do it in more different ways as coaches).

Pats without Randy are still looking at Super Bowl contention, but not this whole undefeated season thing. Pats without Brady = playoffs, but not Super Bowl contention.

Fawkesfan1 November 7th, 2007 1:41 am

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1. Who is your favorite team?

The Lions :) -- they're doing well this year.

2. Who do you think will win the Super Bowl?

Sadly, the Patriots...

3. Who do you want to win the Super Bowl?

The Lions, of course -- but due to how well the Patriots are playing this year, they most likely don't have that much of a chance :(.

TheLastHorcrux November 8th, 2007 5:24 am

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Here are my picks for this week:

Atlanta @ Carolina
The Panthers should win this one without much trouble.

Minnesota @ Green Bay
I think all of the NFC North has been surprising. Besides the surprisingly good Packers and the near complete collapse of the Bears, the Lions have been good and the Vikings aren't as bad as expected. The Packers will win this one though.

Denver @ Kansas City
The struggling Chargers have left the AFC West wide open, and I have to give the edge to the Chiefs right now.

Buffalo @ Miami
People are saying the Dolphins will go 0-16. I agree.

St. Louis @ New Orleans
After a slow start, the Saints are back. They have a soft schedule from here. They could win out the season to finish 12-4.

Cleveland @ Pittsburgh
Normally this would almost be a freebie, but the Browns are playing well right now. They'll be a playoff contender in the next few years. But right now the Steelers are hot. I still think Indianapolis had the best shot, but Pittsburgh may be good enough to stop the Patriots from going 16-0.

Jacksonville @ Tennessee
Rooting for the Jaguars just to give the Colts a bit of breathing room, but I think the Titans are too good. They are possibly the most underrated team in the NFL right now.

Philadelphia @ Washington
The Eagles have some major issues to work out.

Cincinnati @ Baltimore
So which preseason playoff hopeful has been a bigger disappointment? I guess I would say the Bengals. At least the Ravens are still a longshot, although I don't give them much of a chance with games against New England, Indianapolis, and Pittsburgh remaining.

Detroit @ Arizona
The Lions are having a good year. I think the NFC North will go to Green Bay, but a Wild Card suddenly doesn't seem like an unreasonable goal.

Dallas @ NY Giants
I think this may be the game of the week. Eli and the Giants will pull off the minor upset at home.

Chicago @ Oakland
The Bears' season is all but over. All that is left to salvage is a little bit of their pride. The Raiders' season was over a while ago, and they don't have much pride to salvage.

Indianapolis @ San Diego
Which Chargers team will show up? If the good Chargers show up they might have a chance. If its the bad Chargers it'll be over by halftime.

San Fransisco @ Seattle
Two teams that I couldn't care less about. Seattle is a little better and they're at home.

Fawkesfan1 November 8th, 2007 6:43 pm

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Atlanta @ Carolina
I'm going with Carolina, I think they can beat Atlanta in a close game.

Minnesota @ Green Bay
This will be a very close game, but the Packers are the better team this year and will come out with a win.

Denver @ Kansas City
Kansas City will run over Denver in a hard-fought out game.

Buffalo @ Miami
The Dolphins will get beaten handily by Buffalo in this week's game. They just don't have that good of a team this year.

St. Louis @ New Orleans
New Orleans will come out on top, beating St. Louis in a close game.

Cleveland @ Pittsburgh
I'm going with Pittsburgh this week -- Cleveland has a good team, but not good enough to beat Pittsburgh this year. Pittsburgh will win against them in a tough, close scoring game.

Jacksonville @ Tennessee
Tennessee will beat Jacksonville easily in this weeks' game.

Philadelphia @ Washington
The Eagles will get beaten by Washington this week, their team just isn't that good anymore.

Cincinnati @ Baltimore
The Ravens will beat Cincinnati in a rout this week.

Detroit @ Arizona
The Lions have come alive this year and have a good shot of at least being a Wild Card contenders this year. They'll beat Arizona in a hard-fought game.

Dallas @ NY Giants
Oh, this game will be close, but Dallas will end up coming out on top -- they seem to have the better team.

Chicago @ Oakland
I'm going with the Bears, since Oakland is the worse team, in my opinion. They both have had tough seasons this year, but the Bears will beat them in a close game.

Indianapolis @ San Diego
The Colts will win this one in a hard-fought game.

San Fransisco @ Seattle
Seattle will come out on top this time around, San Francisco just doesn't have that good of a team this year, sadly.

Chris November 8th, 2007 9:05 pm

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Picks:
Carolina
Green Bay (much better than I thought)
KC (wow, this division is not what it once was...)
Buffalo (Miami should be thankful they still get to face the Jets)
New Orleans keeps it going in a closer game than some may think (Stephen Jackson helps!)
Pitt in a close one
Jax in a mini-upset
Washington stays in the wild-card hunt with a victory
Cincy wins (not confident of this pick)
Detroit keeps it going
Dallas in a close one on the road - very, very hard game to pick
Chicago - if they kick to Hestor, that's another TD right there :relax:
Colts keep SD's woes going
Two disappointing teams in the final game; but I'll take San Fran. No idea why.

Up in Cleveland, I wonder how much of Derek Anderson's play is because Quinn's behind him. This is much like the Kitna / Carson Palmer situation, where Kitna's best year (before this year) was Palmer's rookie yet.

JadoreHP November 10th, 2007 3:31 am

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1. Who is your favorite team?
Steelers, first, I bleed black and gold, but the Colts are another favorite now..just love Manning...oddly enough, I became a fan after the Steelers beat them in playoffs :p

2. Who do you think will win the Super Bowl?
I'm going with the Steelers. Monday night's game gave me new faith...Big Ben is revived..but Brett Favre has been "raised from the dead" (I think Bill Parcells said that) so I think they are good contenders too.

3. Who do you want to win the Super Bowl?
The Steelers

Fury November 10th, 2007 6:16 pm

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Atlanta @ Carolina
I am not really a fan of both of these teams but Carolina seems better.

Minnesota @ Green Bay
Packers... though I hate what they did against the Chiefs last week :p

Denver @ Kansas City
Kansas City of course! I wouldn't bet against them!

Buffalo @ Miami
Miami just ain't good this year.

St. Louis @ New Orleans
As much as I like St. Louis, the Saints are better than them

Cleveland @ Pittsburgh
I like the Steelers, my second favorite team!

Jacksonville @ Tennessee
Titans are good this year...

Philadelphia @ Washington
Washington has proved themselves lately.

Cincinnati @ Baltimore
Ravens, but I might be wrong on this one

Detroit @ Arizona
Lions are so much better than the Cardinals.

Dallas @ NY Giants
As much as I hate the Cowboys, they are impressive this year.

Chicago @ Oakland
I hate the Raiders... nuff said.

Indianapolis @ San Diego
The Colts will run over the Bolts

San Fransisco @ Seattle
I may be wrong... but, I choose the 49ers

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As a lot of people have said, the Chiefs are the best in the AFC West and I am so happy about that! And if my predictions are right, the Chiefs will be the only winners in that division this week :D!

TheLastHorcrux November 10th, 2007 11:53 pm

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Fury- You like the Chiefs AND the Rams? Isn't that combination illegal? By definition, don't you have to hate one in order to like the other? Next, somebody's going to claim they like the Patriots and the Colts, or the Cowboys and the Redskins. Where does the madness end?

Fury November 11th, 2007 8:03 pm

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Quote:

Originally Posted by TheLastHorcrux (Post 4839147)
Fury- You like the Chiefs AND the Rams? Isn't that combination illegal? By definition, don't you have to hate one in order to like the other? Next, somebody's going to claim they like the Patriots and the Colts, or the Cowboys and the Redskins. Where does the madness end?

No it is not an illegal combination! I am all for a Rams-Chiefs Super Bowl. I would of course be rooting for the Chiefs. But I have always wanted it to happen.

LoveWeasleys November 11th, 2007 9:29 pm

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Was the Packer game amazing or what? Okay so it isn't over yet clockwise, but it is 34-0.

That was such a well played game on the Packer's end, they had the ball pretty much the whole game!

DeathlyH November 11th, 2007 9:37 pm

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I just was watching the Cleveland-Pittsburgh game on CBS. The Browns' kick returner (sorry, I don't know his name, but he has long dreads) turned probably the most amazing play I've ever seen in my life. After Pit. scored, they had a great kickoff, to about the five. The returner fumbled it, and it went to the goal line. He ran back, picked it up, and picked right through the Pittsburgh defense, going back and forth. He scored on a 100-yard kickoff return. UNBELIEVABLE. Pittsburgh challenged whether he stepped out of bounds or not, but the play stood. Cleveland's now winning 28-24, in the fourth. Go Browns!

I'm an enormous Pats fan. I was pretty much over the moon last week when they took down Indy. I firmly believe they will become the next team to have an undefeated season. Tom Brady and Randy Moss are absolutely unstoppable, their schedule isn't too hard after Indy, and their linebackers (who made the Sports Illustrted cover last week) is unbelievable. What about everyone else? Can they do it?

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fury (Post 4839520)
I am all for a Rams-Chiefs Super Bowl. I would of course be rooting for the Chiefs. But I have always wanted it to happen.

Unfortunately, the Rams don't have a chance this year. I'm unhappy that they aren't playing the Dolphins this year. First the undefeated Pats-Colts game, then two winless teams, battling for the first draft pick.

Fawkesfan1 November 12th, 2007 1:27 am

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The Lions lost :( -- 31-21. Maybe next time... I'm not giving up on them though, they were having an off night and everyone has those every now and again.

TheLastHorcrux November 12th, 2007 3:04 am

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The Rams finally got their first win today.

Watching the Colts-Chargers game right now. Not going so good. Peyton has thrown 3 interceptions and the first quarter isn't even over yet, and the Colts just got screwed out of an interception return to the Chargers 6 yard line because one of the officials blew it dead when they shouldn't have.

DeathlyH November 12th, 2007 4:36 am

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Peyton Manning- 5 INTERCPTIONS after 3 quarters. Career high, and the game isn't even over yet! I have a very strong disliking of the Colts, because I'm the world's biggest Pats' fan. Just an interesting little tidbit: today, Manning has 5 picks, more than Tom Brady (4) has ALL YEAR. I think we know who really is the best, and he's wearing #12.

Chris November 12th, 2007 3:49 pm

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Everyone's allowed an off-game - Brady had his Denver(s). I was surprised that Indy lost, but two things should be noted: they almost won in spite of their two key players - Vinatieri and Manning - having really "off" days. Their defense kept them in that, and I highly doubt both those two will be misfiring that badly again. And they were shorthanded on offense (how they allowed that to happen, I don't know - injuries are one thing, but I thought they would have a couple more at least dress).

Who's Indy's next opponent? I feel like Indy's going to play angry next week and I think they're getting a blowout win.

DeathlyH November 12th, 2007 4:50 pm

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The Colts are playing the Chiefs next week. At 4-5, that game should be a win for Indy.

I quite agree with you, chparadise, about everyone having off days. That playoff game in Denver two years was really depressing for me, as a Pats' fan. Our Super Bowl streak over! Manning really just did have a very off day, and I think (even though I hope not!) that this was the first and last time he ever throws six picks.

Go Pats!


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