Did something happen last night? Did we all just dream that? Somebody slap me, so that I know I’m not dreaming…no wait, slap Wayne Elliott and his crew. I’d hate to see what these guys do when they go out drinking, because when they’re sober, they obviously already have poor judgment. Check out this week’s power rankings… Continue reading
In Part I of this NFL preview, I told you which players are at the tops of the QB, running back and receiver position. In Part II, you got a thought on each of the NFL’s 32 teams. Part III, we get to the good part: who will make the playoffs and why. Stay tuned for part IV tomorrow.
NFC Postseason Selections
1) Green Bay Packers (13-3)
After winning the Super Bowl with 15 players on the IR (and despite losing two more in the big game), the Packers had an entire offseason to get healthy and are deeper and more talented than the team that cruised through the postseason last year. There’s little holding them back: they have the NFL’s best QB, a talented receiving corps, an improved run game and an aggressive, effective defense. Though repeating as Super Bowl champs will be difficult, there’s no reason to believe the Packers won’t win their division and earn the conference’s top seed. They’re just too talented. Continue reading
2010 record: 7-9
Last playoff appearance: 2010, 7-9, won NFC West, W 41–36 NO, L35-24 CHI
General Manager: John Schneider (2010 – current)
Head Coach: Pete Carroll (2010 – current, 7-9 as Seahawks head coach, 40-40 all-time as NFL head coach)
Offensive Coordinator: Darrell Bevell
Defensive Coordinator: Casey Bradley
Defensive alignment: 4-3 Continue reading
Seattle Seahawks Continue reading
Some things are inexplicable. New England falling to New York wasn’t impossible, but it surely seemed improbable coming into the match-up. The Jets punched New England in the mouth on offense mugged them on defense and walked away with a shockingly easy upset. But the fact of the matter is the Bill Belicheck and the New England coaching staff shot their team dead as egregiously as we’ve seen all postseason. Continue reading
Last weekend, I debuted my borderline ingenious “hook” theory (forgive my self flattery), crossed my fingers and hoped that even if my picks failed, it would be because the team’s hook was what pushed them over the top.
When New York prevailed over the Colts because their hook, a late game swagger, pushed them to the top (including a remarkable, game sealing catch by Mr. Unreliable, Braylon Edwards). Green Bay prevailed because Aaron Rodgers came through every time the Pack needed a big play, including three red zone touchdown passes, just as I said they would. The Ravens vanquished the Chiefs by playing efficient offense and forcing turnovers on defense, which was their hook. And the Saints….well they didn’t exactly go marching in. Continue reading
I’m taking a little break from analyzing all of the college underclassmen that are declaring for the draft in order to take a look at the Wild-Card playoffs.
All of the games, except for Seattle/New Orleans, could go either way, but I’m going to make some predictions that will either be wrong or…well, they probably will be wrong. Nevertheless, I’m going to love watching the playoffs this weekend. The biggest games of the year so far are going to make for some good television. Here’s what I think will happen… Continue reading
Wrap-up of all the day games from week 1 of the NFL season.
1. The way to rise up and beat the Colts is to knock Peyton Manning down, be really physical on offense and defense, and to run the ball very well. The Jaguars have done it in the past a few times and beat the Colts and today the Texans were able to pull it off. They showed they’ll be leaving no room for a wild-card birth. They want to win division. Arian Foster (231 yds rushing, 3 TDs) and the Texans made a huge statement today.
Texans 34 Colts 24 Continue reading
Third overall pick Russell Okung injured his ankle in the Seahawks 27-24 loss to the Packers. He could miss upto 2 months with the high ankle sprain.