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...They keep the talk about the other team to platitudes of "he's a great player" or "they are a very good team." There is no name calling or finger pointing. They don't boast about their accomplishments even though they have reason. They take their game to the only place that matters, the football field. The Jets on the other hand take their game everywhere but the field. It provides a modicum of entertainment, but after a point it just starts to make them look like they never learn.
The Jets somehow think that this ongoing media talkathon will get into the Patriots heads.... (more)
So, I should probably never be allowed to pick another NFL game outcome or I should be given a job immediately as an NFL talking head....either way I went 0 for 4 in my playoff picks this weekend. Let's examine why.
Seattle over the Saints. Now, I am far and away not the only person to pick the Saints. I think just about everyone in America, outside of Seahawks fans, picked the Saints to win. Not too many expected a 7 and 9 team to beat the defending Super Bowl champions. But beat them they did. The Saints were reduced to an even more one dimensional team when the running backs... (more)
The playoffs march into Sunday with two games. One that could be a blow out and one that could be one of the best games of the year. You never know how these things will play out though and the unexpected can happen more than you think.
In the first game on Sunday, we have the Ravens vs the Chiefs. The Ravens have played like a team without a rudder a lot of the season. They have won big, come up big, and then fallen flat. Their defense with Ed Reed is still one of the best in the league. It's their offense where they are a bit shaky. Joe Flacco is a quarterback along the lines... (more)
The first weekend of the NFL playoffs gets underway on Saturday. The wildcard weekend with some wild matchups or at least unexpected ones. The reigning Super Bowl champ Saints have to play the first weekend and the perennial playoff team the Colts barely get in.
First up, the Colts vs Jets. The Colts barely get in and I think the Jets coach talked their way in. The Colts have suffered devastating losses due to injury this season. Every time you turned around another Colts player was out for the season. Peyton Manning has picked the team up and carried it for most of the season... (more)
Several spots for the NFL playoffs have yet to be decided as I write this blog, but some spots are already secured. Several teams have already gotten their tickets and are in the dance leading up to the big show.
In the AFC, the Patriots are the top of the league and have locked up their division and home field advantage. Tom Brady and the Patriots at home in the playoffs is not something many other teams want to see, but see it they shall. The road to the Super Bowl goes through Foxboro once again. The Patriots were all but written off at the beginning of the season and then again... (more)
It's an old sports adage that played itself out last night in the Eagles/Vikings game. A team with nothing left to lose is a team you need to be afraid of. The Eagles definitely were not scared enough and now they are the 3 seed for the playoffs and no home field advantage.
The Eagles came out looking sluggish. They looked as if they were still frozen from the Philly snowstorm. Vick got a contusion of his quad on the first play of the game and played limping all night. But that wasn't the Eagles main problem. They came into this game not coached up enough to fear the Vikings and... (more)
...they beat the Jets. The Saints were the best when they beat the Falcons. But all of these teams have weaknesses. They can all be beaten and they can all experience the media turning on them in the span of a game. They are all very good teams and they can all win on any given day.
Football is part talent, part leadership, part luck, and part whomever makes the fewest mistakes. On any given game day, it can turn out to be any team that gets all those things going at the same time. It doesn't make them that much better than anyone else. In the NFL this year, parity has been the ... (more)
The NFL season is about to come down to the wire. One more Sunday and in some cases it's the day to decide it all as a couple of divisions are still undecided.
AFC South - The Colts and Jags continue to duke it out for the top spot in the division. The Colts are on top right now at an uncharacteristic 9 and 6. The Colts have been beaten up all year. I know they must be on their 17th set of receivers by now and their defense must have been loaned to them by the UFL. Peyton Manning has basically willed them to win. Just fighting through injury after injury pushing forward and trying... (more)
...time. I think that the Cowboys have 3 problems. One, Jerry Jones. The owner is just too involved in the day to day activities. He cannot let the team evolve as it is with the players and the coaches. He has to have his finger in every single aspect of it. Micromanaging does not work in football. He needs to step back and stop wanting to be in the media spotlight all the time.
Their second problem, Tony Romo. The team was losing with Romo before he was injured and they will lose when he returns. He is not a top tier quarterback. He is not a Super Bowl quarterback. He is not ... (more)
During the NFL season, there are several games that can be big ones for teams. Division games. Games to clinch a play off spot or a division title. Games to clinch home field advantage in the post season. The upcoming Monday night game is just such a game - the big one.
The Atlanta Falcons face off against in division rival New Orleans Saints at home on Monday night. The Falcons have already clinched their spot in the playoffs with an amazing 12 and 2 record on the season. The Saints are still hanging in and have an opportunity to make the playoffs as well. With a win over the... (more)