NFL The 2017 NFL Playoffs

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  1. Rick52

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    Wild Card Round
    American Football Conference
    1. New England Patriots (BYE)
    2. Kansas City Chiefs (BYE)

    3. Pittsburgh Steelers: 30
    6. Miami Dolphins: 12

    4. Houston Texans: 27
    5. Oakland Raiders: 14

    National Football Conference
    1. Dallas Cowboys (BYE)
    2. Atlanta Falcons (BYE)

    3. Seattle Seahawks: 26
    6. Detroit Lions: 6

    4. Green Bay Packers: 38
    5. New York Giants: 13

    Divisional Round
    American Football Conference
    1. New England Patriots
    4. Houston Texans

    2. Kansas City Chiefs

    3. Pittsburgh Steelers

    National Football Conference
    1. Dallas Cowboys
    4. Green Bay Packers


    2. Atlanta Falcons

    3. Seattle Seahawks
     
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    So confident that Detroit is going to lose this game that Rick put them at the 6 seed...
     
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    you say that like as though any other result is even a possibility

    I'd mark Seattle as a winner too but I don't know what the score would be

    edit: oh hell, I'll just make a guess anyway, that seems like a reasonable score for that game
     
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  5. The Eye in the Sky!

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    So after the bye week, the patriots will play either the Texans, Dolphins or Raiders.

    The quarterback disparity in any of those matchups is just stupid.

    At least we can avoid Pittsburgh, though.
     
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    Go Detroit and Green Bay! Take those Seahawks and Giants bastards out of this thing.
     
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    You just know they're the Pats' only threats.
     
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    Of course. The Giants are my worst nightmare. I just hate the Seahawks so much.
     
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    I wouldn't worry about the Seahawks much, their record is a product of having the weakest schedule in the NFL. I would worry about the Chiefs as they seem to be able to win games they probably have no business winning.
     
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    thanks, maybe I should change the score to 31-9 Seahawks instead
     
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    I honestly don't understand why you even bother being a fan of the team. If my shit ass team made the playoffs by some miracle, I'd be jumping up and down like a jackass.
     
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    Am I the only one that thinks Green Bay is going to lose to the Giants?

    My prediction? Oakland beats Houston and Pittsburgh beats Miami. In the second round, Oakland loses to New England and Pittsburgh beats KC. Then the Patriots eliminate Pittsburgh in a very close match.

    In the NFC? Seattle and the Giants win the Wild Card round. Then take care of Dallas and Atlanta as well. Dunno why I think that, but I do. Then Seattle beats the Giants.

    The Super Bowl then sees the Seattle beating the Patriots with a running play inside the 5 with under a minute to play. "Don't throw it, Bev!"
     
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    NFC Championship Game: Cowboys vs Falcons
    AFC Championship Game: Pats vs Chiefs

    Top two teams in both conferences.
     
  14. The Eye in the Sky!

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    No. In fact, I expect that to happen. Green Bay once again pulls off a miracle to get into the playoffs and then get trounced by a team that is more well rounded than them yet again while Rodgers quietly ends another season too early.

    And then the Giants make the Super Bowl.
     
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    Seems to be the trend, huh? A year late for the every 4 year thing for the Giants, but hey, as a Patriots fan, I kind of want to face the Giants for a chance to exorcise that demon.
     
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    and if you don't?
     
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    or the giants win because Green Bay can't stop losing players to injury :|
     
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    Nope. No, never! I've just accepted that the Patriots cannot beat the Giants. Eli Manning was put on this earth to be completely inept until Belichick strolls into town. I'll accept that. Give me anyone else.
     
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    I'll move on with my life.

    I dunno... I think a larger part to those wins were David Tyree, Mario Manningham and most influentially, Tom Coughlan. I don't think it was Eli Manning as much as Coughlin and the pure dumb luck of those receivers. However, Manning is not completely inept as a QB. And that defense is legit, which worries me.

    I heard something stupid on sports talk radio (I know, I know...) yesterday, saying that the only team that worries them is Pittsburgh (AFC or NFC) because they are the only team that can offensively keep up with the Patriots. When are people going to realize it is the teams that can shut the Patriots offense down (or slow them down) that creates problems? The Giants, Seattle, KC, Cowboys are all legit threats because of their DEFENSES. Then teams like Pittsburgh, Green Bay and Atlanta are right there because their defenses may be bad, but they have offense to keep up in a shoot out. All of those teams present challenges and can legitimately win the Super Bowl this year by going on a run.
     
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    Coughlan was definitely the driving force, but there is something about Manning and his ability to hang in for no reason at all.

    Certain coaches cause the Patriots issues, Coughlin and Harbaugh are the biggest ones because they never get intimidated, luckily both don't equate into this postseason.
     
  21. Jon

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    Agreed. Ben McAdoo, just doesn't impose the same fear in me that Coughlin or Harbaugh do.

    Then again, neither do Tomlin, Reid, McAdoo, Garrett, McCarthy or Carroll. They all tend to make bad decisions at the wrong times.
     
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    That is literally the worst possible scenario. And when it inevitably happens, I'm going to blame you for a terrible playoffs.
     
  23. The Eye in the Sky!

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    If it makes you feel any better, I have KC beating Pittsburgh only because I think Pittsburgh is a worse matchup for the Patriot. :\
     
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    I think Green Bay goes down. I'd like to see the Lions upend Seattle to shut up both Richard Sherman and Rickford.

    In fact, you know what?

    Here's the Super Bowl I want to see.

    Chiefs vs Lions.

    Because nobody expects it, and neither of those teams have been in a long ass time, if...ever...in Detroit's case, right?

    Acceptable AFC alternatives include anyone but New England or Pittsburgh. The Falcons would be the only other NFC team I'd like to see do it, because I am tired of Seattle and Green Bay, and if Dallas gets it, America will never, ever, ever, hear the end of it.
     
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    The Lions are one of four teams to never go to one. The Jaguars (est. 1995), the Texans (est. 2002), and the modern Browns (est. 1999, the old Browns have won a couple as the Ravens) haven't either; but the Lions are the only team that have been around since the first that's never gone.

    With the way they've been playing, well, all season minus the miracle comebacks that make up 8 of their 9 wins, that'll still be the case.
     
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    I'm so happy we sent the Lions to Seattle to die in our stead.
     
  27. The Eye in the Sky!

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    Now if Atlanta can just do its job, I can be happy with the playoffs. Even if the Patriots crash and burn against that awful AFC bracket, at least some team I don't hate can win it.

    For 2017 - can we now change the official name of "Hail Mary" to "Rodgers"?

    Announcer: 2 seconds left, Andrew Luck scrambles, he sets and he throws a Rodgers!
     
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  28. Jon

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    I feel really bad for you... The chances of those 5 teams being the reps in the super bowl are very much near 100%.

    50/50 in the AFC and 75% in the NFC.
     
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    please stop, I'm mad enough already
     
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    Mad that Detroit wet the bed again, or because of this play from last season: