Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Wild Card Weekend Picks...

Step right up and give us your picks for this weekends wild-card games...who is going to put themselves a step closer to the ultimate goal above?


Blogger Steve said...

Very solid games this weekend and I am thinking some pretty good upsets are going to happen. I'll start in the NFC.

Washington @ Tampa Bay - Surprisingly the Bucs won the NFC South with great solid play from their defense and Chris Simms has shown the NFL world what he is capable of doing. However, I mentioned upsets and I think this game will be one of them. Washington is playing as good as any team in the league right now, their defense is flying around the ball, creating turnovers and Portis has re-emerged as a leading rusher in the league. Brunell is also playing very well...look for some big plays in a low scoring defensive struggle, but I think the Redskins move on to Seattle with a 21-17 win.

As much as I'd like to see the Panthers pull off the win, this team has been very unpredictable. Steve Smith I will say has been the best receiver in football this season, but their offensive line has been medicore at best. I don't see them going into Giants Stadium and pulling a win, but it should be a close game, Giants win 27-21.

In the AFC, The Patriots should get by the Jags. I like the Jags chances if they start Gerrard, but if Leftwich plays, the Patriots will easily win. Leftwich hasn't played in a month and to come back in a playoff game, he just won't have the rythm or game speed to give them a good chance. Patriots win 31-17.

The Bengals need to watch themselves, last two weeks their defense has been TERRIBLE. And the Steelers offense has been quite good, so I do think the Steelers can pull the upset. However, I also think the Bengals are just a good solid team and will win 27-24

8:59 AM  
Blogger RED said...

Well Steve on the NFC side of things I'm going to disagree. I think Tampa bay will win against the Redskins. I believe the Bucs defense can put Portis in check and pull out a low scoring win with the freshness of Cadillac Williams. Bucs win 10-6.

As for the G-Men and the Panthers. I believe Steve Smith will have a HUGE game against the Giants and will take them out 27-20 in a thriller. If they can get in Mannings face which I believe they will, they can win this one hands down.

I agree both the Pats and the Bengals will get victories in the 1st round. The Patriots are playing great football right now and are getting primed for that Superbowl run. Pats 21, Jags 7
The Bengals have a tough one on there hands but will pull it out with a high turnover game for there defense like they have all season. Look for Rothlesburger to choke it up when he is forced to pass 30+ times because of the potent Bengals offense. Bengals 21, Steelers 14

9:32 AM  
Blogger Jamezwp said...

All I have to say is (as Bronco fans) you better pray to high heaven that the Bengals beat the Steelers. We know Jacksonville doesn't have a dying chance to win in Foxboro which means if the Bengals don't beat the Steelers the Broncos will have to beat Tom Brady and Peyton Manning to go to the superbowl....ouch!!!

First of all Carson Palmer has had a heck of a year, and all those Chad Johnson end zone dances were getting on my nerves. But this is January man! That means come January you better be able to Run the ball and more importantly, you better stop the run. Something the Bengals haven't been able to do lately especially stopping the run. Cinci is the worst team in the playoffs against the run. I just don't see them getting by the Steelers (however, I hope they do because they would be a great 2nd round opponent for Denver). Cinci is a spitting image of what the Colts looked like 2 years ago.
Steelers 24 Bungles 13

12:48 PM  
Anonymous JohnnySox said...

Washington-Tampa, close game, Skins are a bit banged up, playing well, but Tampa prevails 17-13.
Patriots play a tough 12-4 Jags team but the difference in QB's here spells a 23-16 Pats win. Giants can't handle the Carolina pass rush, Steve Smith burns em deep and Panthers win 27-23. Steelers play ball control, smash mouth football, Cincy leads early on but gets worn down , 31-27 Steelers. Week 2 will be excellent with Steelrs Colts and Patriots Broncos! We Pats fans are looking forward to playing an excellent Broncos team, I think turnovers decide that one. Both teams are playing great D and both can score.

1:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

your blog sucks.....you guys should quit! The Broncos suck, Elway sucked, and your blog really sucks. Fags!

Colts 72 Broncos 3

3:13 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

I guess the blog must suck enough for your sorry ass to come back and write some stupid post...so with that, we'll continue

7:31 AM  
Anonymous Raider Mike said...

Yeah your a little bitch! So are your faggot Donkeys!

4:10 PM  
Blogger Metal Mark said...

I think the skins-Bucs might be the tightest game of the weekend. I think the skins we saw last week are a little more on the mark of what they are capable of. If Simms can keep it under control than I say Bucs win 20-17.
The Giants are struggling and even though it's in the Meadowlands I say Panthers 24-14. Manning is going to have a tough day.
The Pats-Jags should be the lock of the day. The Jags had three of the easiest teams in the league down the stretch and they didn't look that good until last week. No way they win at Foxboro. Pats 30-17
We all know the Bengals have struggled on defense, but what happened to that explosive offense? I think the Bengals peaked too early and the Steelers are ready for another shot at them. Steelers 28-20.
I have been a Broncos fan since 1977 and I am proud of what they have done this year, but it's going to be a tough road in the playoffs. My main concern is that their running game is not as strong as it was say prior to Thanksgiving. I was impressed by the defense last week. The Chargers were throwing everything at them and they bent, but didn't break even with some injury problems.

9:33 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

Washington, Carolina, Jacksonville, Cincy.

There's no way the Patriots should lose this game, except for the fact that they are incredibly overrated right now, are still injured and have beaten only sub .500 teams for most of the season. It will be up to Tom Brady. The Pats could be surprised. Then again, they could beat Jacksonville 55-0. Who knows.

10:19 PM  
Anonymous Peyton Manning said...

Well Greg, looks like your picks will be a perfect 0-4 as the winners are Tampa, Pats, Giants and Steelers!
Then Indy SMOKES the Steel, Pats beat Denver and Indy spanks the Pats !! Easy pickins!

8:04 AM  
Anonymous Steelme said...

Colts will get beat in 1st round chump!

10:48 AM  

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