Sunday, December 30, 2007

Prediction? Pain.



I don't normally do this, but I feel compelled to tell you something ...

my predictions for the NFL playoffs.


Care to share your predictions as well?


NFC:
(5)NY Football Giants beat (4)Tampa Bay Buccaneers
(6)Washington Redskins beat (3)Seattle Seahawks

(5)Giants lose to (2)Green Bay Packers
(6)Redskins lose to (1)Dallas Cowboys

(2)Packers lose to (1)Cowboys


AFC: (I know ... nobody cares)
(5)Jacksonville Jaguars beat (4)Pittsburgh Steelers
(6)Tennessee Titans lose to (3)San Diego Chargers

(5)Jaguars lose to (1)New England Patriots
(3)Chargers lose to (2)Indianapolis Colts

(2)Colts lose to (1)Patriots


Superbowl ... well, I know what I WANT to happen, but I'm not so sure. I have to go with it even though I have my doubts ...
Patriots perfect season comes to an end as Romo pulls a Joe Namath to win Dallas a record 6th Superbowl victory (bringing them to 6-3 in "the dance")


CAVEAT: These are my predictions, but not necessarily what I'd like to see happen. Given my druthers, I'd rather see the Patriots lose to the Jaguars or at least the Colts.

Beating the Colts would be ideal to avenge our close loss in Superbowl V back in 1971.

Get your rest, TO. We're gonna need you in the playoffs.

How would "one and done" be for the Patriots?

Okay ... I'll admit it: Hater in the house.


Your predictions and/or preferences?

14 Comments:

At 31 December, 2007 06:30, Anonymous mark t said...

I'm with you right up to the part where the Patriots lose.

 
At 31 December, 2007 08:38, Blogger Lance said...

I just hope the Cowboys don't pull a Mavericks--have a great season and get leveled in the playoffs.

The way they're playing right now, accompanied by uncertainties about T. O., should perhaps cause great concern.

As much as I hate it, I see the Pats winning it all. But it would be sweetness to see them go down.

 
At 31 December, 2007 10:44, Blogger Oilcan said...

Rocky III

Considering how poorly the Dallas Cowboys have played in December, I fear a Maverick-like playoff disappointment unless the Cowboys regain the Eye of the Tiger.

I am calling on Romo to publically renounce Jessica Simpson and get his mind and thumb right with ball.

I hope the 12-1 Cowboys will show up for the playoffs and not the 13-3 Cowboys. I think they will so I will predict Cowboys to win the NFC and defeat the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl.

My popcorn is ready!

 
At 31 December, 2007 11:34, Blogger Rev. said...

NFC:
(5)NYG def. (4)TB
(6)WAS def. (3)SEA

(2) GB def. (5) NYG
(1) DAL def. (6) WAS

(2) GB def. (1) DAL

I know, I know... How could I think such a thing?!? I've long thought (despite the DAL win over GB) GB is playing the best football in the NFC this year. Favre has the experience and the Pack has the momentum to carry through to the SB. Romo and Boys lost *two* games in Dec. to teams they should have beaten, especially Philly. Don't like the way our Boys ended the season...too much like the last few years. Nonetheless, it could be that TO's presence will light a fire under everybody during the playoffs and carry them on to the SB. That's what I'm hoping.


AFC
(5) JAX def. (4) PIT
(3) SD def. (6) TN

(1) NE def. (5) JAX
(3) SD def. (2) IND

(1) NE def. (3) SD

SB
NE def. GB

 
At 31 December, 2007 11:35, Blogger Rev. said...

I pity the fool, and I will destroy any man who tries to take what I got!

 
At 31 December, 2007 12:18, Blogger GUNNY said...

Whatchoo say, paper champion?! I'll beatchoo like a dog!

I can honestly say, I would not be surprised in the least if Dallas loses in the playoffs, either to Washington or Green Bay or the AFC champ.

I wouldn't be surprised to see them beat all of those teams either ... well, except the Patriots. That would be quite unexpected.

Still, I'm thinking anything less than winning the NFC will be regarded as a disappointment, much as was the case with the Little Mavericks earlier this year.

Rev,

You've picked a rematch, which would be interesting to see, but you've got a reverse outcome of '97.

That's certainly reasonable.

 
At 31 December, 2007 19:36, Blogger Jade said...

Oh it's all over! The Patriots are going to win. :o( What does it matter who wins NFC! The Patriots are still going to win! :o( Still haven't recovered from the Giants loss to the Patriots this past weekend! I'm soooo ready for baseball season to start! :ob

 
At 01 January, 2008 01:30, Blogger GUNNY said...

Baseball?

After 2007 and the (non)moves the Cardinals have made in the off-season?

I'm probably the least motivated for a Cardinals season that I've been since the meltdown of '96, knowing Ozzie would be retired.

I hate to see them "wasting" the best years of Albert Pujols' baseball career.

Players like him don't come along very often, maximize him by giving him some help.

It would be like the Cowboys waiting all these years to get a great QB (i.e., Romo) and then saying, "Well, let's not break the bank or anything, but see about grooming some young guys for a few years down the road.

Strike while the iron's hot. Break the bank and contend while you've got Pujols. It will be worth the 5 years of so of Gehenna that they'll have to go through in the future as they live with the aftermath.

Yeah, the Patriots are "beatable" as they say, but I don't think it will happen apart from a Jacksonville or Indy or NFC Champ playing their best game with the Patriots playing an "average" game (which is still pretty good for them).

Remember, if it wasn't for a VERY late interception in games against the Eagles and the Raven, they could have gone 14-2 very easily.

(I realize the same could be said for many other teams as well, but we're talking the Patriots at the moment.)

If one of the aforementioned playoff teams was to "fire on all cylinders" and the Patriots are sluggish or over-confident or have the flu, they you've got real potential for upset.

What chance? Perhaps a million to one.

 
At 01 January, 2008 19:26, Blogger Jade said...

Gunny wrote:
I hate to see them "wasting" the best years of Albert Pujols' baseball career.

Then trade him to the Yankees. :ob

Gunny wrote:
If one of the aforementioned playoff teams was to "fire on all cylinders" and the Patriots are sluggish or over-confident or have the flu, they you've got real potential for upset.

What chance? Perhaps a million to one.


In another words, it's another year for the Patriots! :o(

 
At 01 January, 2008 20:43, Blogger GUNNY said...

I thought I'd lobbed up a softball.

Somebody's gotta give me some ...

"So, you're saying there's a chance!"

...

Arrggghhh! Pujols in pinstripes?!

May genoita! May it never be! By no means!

 
At 02 January, 2008 11:31, Blogger Jade said...

Gunny wrote:
I thought I'd lobbed up a softball.

Somebody's gotta give me some ...

"So, you're saying there's a chance!"


Gunny, what do you expect? Most of your bloggers are realists! :o)
I think Pujols would look great in pinstrips! Hey it's better than seeing him in a Mets or Red Sox uniform...

 
At 06 January, 2008 19:19, Blogger GUNNY said...

I went 3-1 for the weekend. Seattle cooled down the "on fire" Redskins, which I appreciate.

Facing the New York Football Giants for a 3rd time is a drain, but we tend to play them well as of late.

I pick the Cowboys to beat the Giants and the Packers to beat the Seahawks.

Beyond that, I'm still on pace.

 
At 13 January, 2008 19:33, Blogger Jade said...

Wow, Wow! Double wammy of a day! First SD shocker against the Colts and now the NY Giants beating Dallas! What a treat! Gunny, are you sure Jessica wasn't hiding some where in the stadium???? :o)

 
At 14 January, 2008 01:17, Blogger GUNNY said...

The Colts losing was a shock.

The Cowboys losing?

Well, my thoughts ...

 

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