At 1/7/11 09:26 AM, EternitySpent wrote:
Saints. Colts. Ravens. Packers.
All these games kind of seem like mismatches too me, GB/PHI excepted, not that one of the other 3 can't come up with an upset or anything; just that I feel it would actually be a substantial upset - rather than 2 evenly matched teams squaring off.
I don't really know why everyone on ESPN seems to fall in love with the Jets, considering that they lost 3 of their last 5 games, and Mark Sanchez is still vastly overrated. I can't see the Jets winning at all at Indy, Peyton Manning is still the QB for the Colts, they finally found a running game, and the Jets don't play very well on the road at all. People need to stop treating them like they are the reincarnation of the '85 Bears, and realize how fraudulent they really are.
As for the Ravens and Chiefs matchup, I really wanted to go with the Chiefs at home, but with an 0-3 home playoff record since 1994, and Baltimore winning so many playoff games on the road, I had to go with the Ravens.
Saints and the Seahawks, this one is a joke, enough said.
The reason why I picked the Eagles over Green Bay is because I don't believe Rodgers will get it done when it matters most. Their defense may make it close, but with no running game to speak of, the Packers aren't really that threating to anyone else, not to mention they'll be on the road throughout the playoffs, and they have a piss poor record on the road.
Though a Jets loss and a Ravens win, would secure Ravens-Patriots round 2, which would probably be epic.
Technically, it would be Ravens-Patriots Round 3, considering the regular season matchup that the Pats won in overtime. This time, I can't imagine that the Ravens would beat down the Patriots at all, if anything, the Patriots could easily drop at least 38 on Baltimore's D, given the chance. Considering how much they carved up the rest of the league, the rest of the AFC teams aren't as scary as most people want to imagine.
Steelers can't win in New England, nor can they even keep up on the offensive side of the ball.
The Patriots would surely remember last year's beatdown at the hands of the Ravens, you better believe they're going to get some payback for that.
Last time the Jets went to New England, they got slaugtered 45-3, I don't think it's going to be any different if they do get this far.
Colts are too banged up to stand with the Patriots toe to toe on either side of the ball.
The Chiefs may have the best shot to defeat New England, with their running game and Matt Cassel, but I don't think they'll ever get that chance.