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 1 Linhasxoc, Tue, 4th Oct '11 7:10:11 PM from Flanoir Relationship Status: RelationshipOutOfBoundsException: 1
Thought we may as well have a discussion thread about the NFL. We'll see if this goes anywhere.

So, to start, how about the Eagles?

I am totally rooting for the Lions and the Buccaneers.

Fuck Patriots and Packers.

also, I'm utterly shocked by how awfully the Eagles are doing (and the Colts too)

edited 4th Oct '11 7:51:38 PM by Midgetsnowman

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I am an Arizona Cardinals fan and with a straight face I will tell you that the 2011 NFL season is already over as far as I see.
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 4 Ratix, Wed, 5th Oct '11 6:45:40 AM from Someplace, Maryland
Baltimore Ravens is the only team for me.

After their totally unexpected win over That One Boss the Pittsburgh Steelers I've been very excited about their season.

I dont really have a "my" team, sadly. Though I guess I can be happy the local team (the Chiefs) is not 0-4. Still, given their cinderella season so far, I am totally excited to see what the Lions do. and the Bucs just play the kind of football I find interesting to watch. unpredictable running game craziness.
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As my name says, I'm an Eagles fan. And we're doing awful. Worse than I've ever really seen them play. I think we bought into that whole dream team hype...(Thanks for nothing, Vince Young), but everyone knows, championships aren't won on paper.

I must say though, I'm really surprised at how Detroit and Buffalo are doing. Would have never expected them to be doing as well as they were.
"I'm Commander Shepard, but I guess I'm now your therapist."
Yeah. I think the Eagles big problem is that buying all the talent in the world means nothing unless they have team chemistry. The eagles..dont seem to have any.

They make such ridiculously critical miscommunication errors that they basically destroy themselves instead of needing the other team to do it for them. Its why I love watching the Bucs or Lions go, because they dont have nearly as much of a "dream team" but they just make shit happen.
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Grin and bear it
Yeah. I think the Eagles big problem is that buying all the talent in the world means nothing unless they have team chemistry. The eagles..dont seem to have any.

Otherwise known as the Miami Heat Conundrum.

I'm utterly shocked by how awfully the Eagles are doing (and the Colts too)

The problem is that they are nothing without Peyton Manning. Yes, I understand that he can't play every position on the field (because the defense has been crappy as well), but the offense is so intricately based around him that you can't have just any other quarterback come in and do his job. That's impossible.

Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Drew Brees...you could get any other Pro Bowl quarterback in there and they would suck just as much as Collins and Painter have been.

And now the Colts are basically forced to look for a new quarterback when the season is over, because there's a good chance that Manning will not play ever again. And it's their fault for not doing it earlier, because Manning isn't exactly young.

edited 5th Oct '11 11:56:32 AM by Arctimon

 9 Linhasxoc, Wed, 5th Oct '11 5:43:11 PM from Flanoir Relationship Status: RelationshipOutOfBoundsException: 1
Well, at this point it should be obvious what my team is. As far as the Eagles go, I pretty much agree with the whole "team chemistry" thing. You'd think people would learn that putting together a team that looks good on paper doesn't necessarily win games, but apparently not.

Theyre learning it now. Given meanwhile Detroit added in a few new players and is having the "dream team season" The eagles wanted.
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Green Bay looks freaking scary right now. At this point, it seems they could easily be back in the Superbowl.
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 12 Linhasxoc, Thu, 6th Oct '11 9:13:09 AM from Flanoir Relationship Status: RelationshipOutOfBoundsException: 1
If nothing else, I wouldn't count out a Green Bay-Detroit matchup in the playoffs.

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[up]Hell, forget playoffs. It may make the Thanksgiving Day game relevant again.
Al Davis, owner of the Oakland Raiders, died this morning at 82.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/10/08/oakland-raiders-owner-al-davis-has-died/
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edited 9th Oct '11 5:08:08 PM by SavageHeathen

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 16 Linhasxoc, Sun, 9th Oct '11 8:43:51 AM from Flanoir Relationship Status: RelationshipOutOfBoundsException: 1
So, with an hour and a half to go before the start of Week 5, I present my quarter playoff predictions.

NFC:
  1. Green Bay Packers 14-2
  2. New Orleans Saints 13-3
  3. New York Giants 10-6
  4. San Francisco 49ers 9-7
  5. Detroit Lions 12-4
  6. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10-6

AFC:
  1. New England Patriots 13-3
  2. Baltimore Ravens 12-4
  3. Houston Texans 11-5
  4. San Diego Chargers 11-5
  5. Tennessee Titans 10-6
  6. Buffalo Bills 10-6

Wild Card Round:
  • Giants defeat Buccaneers
  • Lions defeat 49ers
  • Chargers defeat Titans
  • Texans defeat Bills

Divisional Round:
  • Packers defeat Lions
  • Saints defeat Giants
  • Texans defeat Ravens
  • Chargers defeat Patriots

Championship Round:
  • Packers defeat Saints
  • Texans defeat Chargers

Super Bowl:
  • Packers defeat Texans

I know I made a couple of stretch picks here. Feel free to debate or shoot me down with any of these.

edited 9th Oct '11 8:44:55 AM by Linhasxoc

Decemberist
San Fran could not win a raffle at the moment neither can any of the other NFC worst teams so 9-7 in Whales opinion is being generous.

edited 9th Oct '11 8:48:35 AM by whaleofyournightmare

Dutch Lesbian
Seeing both the Lions and Bucs make the playoffs alone would make my day :3

(and I'm sure anyone living in detroit who follows sports would be downright ecstatic. Its like the saints after Katrina all over again)

edited 9th Oct '11 9:34:01 AM by Midgetsnowman

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Dear God, at this rate not only are my home state Chiefs possibly about to win the biggest comeback theyve ever had..but the colts might be about to hit 0-5. o.o

In fact, short of a fumble or interception, its verging on inevitable.

Confirmed. 1 minute left and a first down. Chiefs win. Colts 0-5.

edited 9th Oct '11 1:13:52 PM by Midgetsnowman

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 20 Linhasxoc, Sun, 9th Oct '11 1:16:10 PM from Flanoir Relationship Status: RelationshipOutOfBoundsException: 1
Well, the Bills look like they're for real, while the Dream Team continues to collapse. Also, Arizona fails against the Vikings.

Its almost hilarious and sad at the same time watching the Colts and Eagles both collapse like a house of cards due to stupid decisions by management.

The Colts have a QB who's rarely if ever gotten to play because Manning does fucking everything (lol not anymooore), and the Eagles have no chemistry. Therefore, collapse.

It doesnt help that after their awful start, the Chiefs have been slowly but surely becoming more and more threatening every week.

edited 9th Oct '11 1:19:46 PM by Midgetsnowman

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 22 Linhasxoc, Sun, 9th Oct '11 1:19:55 PM from Flanoir Relationship Status: RelationshipOutOfBoundsException: 1
I may have to reconsider my pick of New York for the NFC East considering their play today.

Note: Raiders beat Texans 25 - 20.
Added something to my sig. Sad, I know...

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 25 Linhasxoc, Sun, 9th Oct '11 5:09:01 PM from Flanoir Relationship Status: RelationshipOutOfBoundsException: 1
What was that about the 49ers not being able to win a raffle, whale?

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