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Dom Heffner
01-21-2007, 02:56 PM
My wish: Colts vs. Saints.

What will happen: Patriots (Gag, yech, yuk, ugh....) vs. Bears.

MWM
01-21-2007, 03:04 PM
Yeah, Pats vs. Bears. If you have a farm, bet it on New England. Bellicheck is too deep into Peyton's psyche, that he'll have one of his bad playoff games. And while Indy's defense matched up well with KC (who they KNEW was going to do nothing but run) and Baltimore (not very good to begin with), they have no chance at all of stopping NE's offense. The most under-rated part of the Pats team is theri O-Line. They have a great line and they protect Brady well. He's really impossible to stop given time to throw the ball. Like Peyton, he struggles quite a bit with pressure, but I don't see Indy getting a lot of pressure on him. Not only does NE win, I think they win big, such as 37-17.

In Chicago, I think it comes down to weather. NO will struggle in the cold and there's a 50% chance of snow. I'm thinking like 17-10 Chicago.

dougdirt
01-21-2007, 03:16 PM
Peyton is heading to the SB to beat up the feel good story Saints.

RedsBaron
01-21-2007, 03:18 PM
I'd love the Super Bowl to match up the Saints and the Colts. That's not how I'd bet, but that's what I am rooting for.

MrCinatit
01-21-2007, 04:05 PM
I am sitting back, not worrying who wins, and actually enjoying what hopefully will be a couple of very good games.

Sean_CaseyRules
01-21-2007, 04:42 PM
I'm pulling for the Saints and the Colts...
But I think the only one of them that have a chance is the Saints...It'll be the Saints and the Pats.

redsfanmia
01-21-2007, 05:39 PM
Yeah, Pats vs. Bears. If you have a farm, bet it on New England. Bellicheck is too deep into Peyton's psyche, that he'll have one of his bad playoff games. And while Indy's defense matched up well with KC (who they KNEW was going to do nothing but run) and Baltimore (not very good to begin with), they have no chance at all of stopping NE's offense. The most under-rated part of the Pats team is theri O-Line. They have a great line and they protect Brady well. He's really impossible to stop given time to throw the ball. Like Peyton, he struggles quite a bit with pressure, but I don't see Indy getting a lot of pressure on him. Not only does NE win, I think they win big, such as 37-17.

Did you happen to watch the game between these two teams earlier in the season?

MWM
01-21-2007, 07:41 PM
Wow. That Rex Grossman sures knows how to win football games.

Yeah, I watched it mia, but this is a completely different situation. Playoff football is different, abd there ain't nobody better at coaching in the playoffs than Bellicheck. He'll have something prepared that Peyton isn't prepared for

Playadlc
01-21-2007, 08:43 PM
21-3, Pats.

Are you kidding me?

KronoRed
01-21-2007, 08:46 PM
Hope the colts don't go "here we go again" and quit.

redsfanmia
01-21-2007, 08:52 PM
Hope the colts don't go "here we go again" and quit.

No post I was being negative.

MWM
01-21-2007, 08:54 PM
I don't bet on sports because there's so much uncertainty. You just never know what can happen. But I was almost tempted to bet on this game. I make some bold predictions regularly, but if asked to make one single prediction that I'd stake my house on it would be the Patriots beating the Colts in the playoffs. Indy just doesn't have what it takes on the defensive side of the ball to stop a balanced and smart offense, which is exactly what NE has. And the offense after all these years still hasn't figured out the NE defense. The difference between the two teams is mostly Bellicheck against Dungy. It's no comparison.

I feel bad for Manning, because I really believe if they simply switched the QB situation the result would be the same. But all we'll hear about from the masses is Brady vs. Manning when the difference is clearly something else. Manning against Indy's defense would be ugly. They'd score 50 points. And Brady with that Indy offense going against a Bellicheck designed scheme would also be pretty ugly, IMO.

I gurantee you Indy was praying that San Diego won last week. They'd much rather be playing IN San Diego right now than home against New England.

This game was over before it started. Looks like it will be 4 out of 6 for the Patriots. That's damn impressive in this day and age.

Falls City Beer
01-21-2007, 08:57 PM
Parity doesn't kill dynasties: Pittsburgh/Dallas, San Fran, now the Patriots.

I'm calling the Pats by two touchdowns against the Bears. NE might register a Super Bowl shut-out against Chicago.

vaticanplum
01-21-2007, 09:20 PM
Good God, I can't think of two teams I less want to watch in the Superbowl than the Bears and the Patriots.

GAC
01-21-2007, 09:21 PM
They gave an interesting stat on Grossman (such an appropriate name too)....

He had 7 games during the regular season where he had a QB rating of 100%. And 5 games where it was around 40%. He's probably somewhere in between. ;)

The Bear's defense is a machine to watch. They are going to be mixing it up and doing alot of blitzing to keep Brady under pressure. I still say the Pats would win (if they beat Indy); but it won't be a blow out... 20-13

MWM
01-21-2007, 09:28 PM
I think it will be a blowout. The Bears won't have the Chicago weather to help them slow down a good offense. I think if the game today is played in New Orleans, the Saints probably win.

savafan
01-21-2007, 09:52 PM
Is there anywhere online where I can hear a streaming radio broadcast of the game?

MWM
01-21-2007, 10:01 PM
Tie game now. I'm really surprised Indy has hung in. I still think the Pats will win, but it's not as automatic as I thought it was. The only other time I've felt as strongly about the outcome of a playoff game or series was the Yankees over the Red Sox in the playoffs. And we all know how that turned out last time.

MrCinatit
01-21-2007, 10:03 PM
This game is exactly why I love not rooting for anyone - sit back and enjoy one heck of a ride.

Falls City Beer
01-21-2007, 10:08 PM
Winners answer game-tying tds with go-ahead tds of their own.

savafan
01-21-2007, 10:14 PM
Is there anywhere online where I can hear a streaming radio broadcast of the game?

Nevermind, I found a site. :)

MWM
01-21-2007, 11:02 PM
It's funny that this game came down to special teams. The Colts claw their way back in to tie the game, only to turn around and give up an 80 yard kick-off return. They kick another game tying FG, only to allow another kick return to mid-field. They had to punt in their own territory and give up a decent return only to tack an extra 15 yards for a face mask. The Patriots offense hasn't had to put together a drive the entire second half. That's the difference between the Patriots and teams like the Colts. They rarely beat themselves while other teams self-destruct. That's what happened last week in San Diego and that's what happened today. This is the first time Manning played a great game in the playoffs against this team and the special teams blew the gaem for them. I really do feel bad for Peyton because this loss will be put all on his shoulders like it always is.

KronoRed
01-21-2007, 11:11 PM
Too much time left on the clock

MrCinatit
01-21-2007, 11:11 PM
hehe - wow. This is a game for the ages.

savafan
01-21-2007, 11:12 PM
hehe - wow. This is a game for the ages.

This IS the Superbowl in my opinion.

KronoRed
01-21-2007, 11:17 PM
Brady fails this time.

savafan
01-21-2007, 11:17 PM
Colts vs. Bears


Let's get 'em Peyton!

MrCinatit
01-21-2007, 11:18 PM
Talk about getting that monkey off your back - Peyton threw it to the lions.

captainmorgan07
01-21-2007, 11:19 PM
down go the pats can't happen to nicer bunch of guys shoulda happened last week i don't see um doin the lights out dance this sunday

MWM
01-21-2007, 11:22 PM
I'm speechless. I wound up turning it off after the Colts had to punt with just a few minutes left and I thought it was over. I really thought the Colts had no chance. The Patriots had a 21-3 lead right before the half and blew it. The Colts offense looked like a different team in the second half and the Patriots defense looked lost. Top that off with a Brady INT when they still could have won. It was a bizarro second half.

savafan
01-21-2007, 11:23 PM
Any given Sunday...

redsfanmia
01-21-2007, 11:32 PM
I'm speechless. I wound up turning it off after the Colts had to punt with just a few minutes left and I thought it was over. I really thought the Colts had no chance. The Patriots had a 21-3 lead right before the half and blew it. The Colts offense looked like a different team in the second half and the Patriots defense looked lost. Top that off with a Brady INT when they still could have won. It was a bizarro second half.

Petyon stepped it up, what a game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Had the Colts started out well they would have won by 2 touchdowns.

Dom Heffner
01-21-2007, 11:38 PM
Where's my boy, Mutaman? I guess Tom "the Greatest Quarterback Ever" blew the game all by himself. Wahhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!

This feels so good right now. Mr. Perfect is going to watch the Super Bowl from home.

Mutaman
01-21-2007, 11:41 PM
Hell of a win by Marquette today.

redsfanmia
01-21-2007, 11:46 PM
It's funny that this game came down to special teams. The Colts claw their way back in to tie the game, only to turn around and give up an 80 yard kick-off return. They kick another game tying FG, only to allow another kick return to mid-field. They had to punt in their own territory and give up a decent return only to tack an extra 15 yards for a face mask. The Patriots offense hasn't had to put together a drive the entire second half. That's the difference between the Patriots and teams like the Colts. They rarely beat themselves while other teams self-destruct. That's what happened last week in San Diego and that's what happened today. This is the first time Manning played a great game in the playoffs against this team and the special teams blew the gaem for them. I really do feel bad for Peyton because this loss will be put all on his shoulders like it always is.

Do you like your crow baked or grilled?

Falls City Beer
01-21-2007, 11:59 PM
Somebody performed the Heimlich on Peyton. Having something lodged in your throat for six seasons can't be pleasant.

MWM
01-22-2007, 12:12 AM
Just like Brady was never the reason the Pats won so much, he wasn't the source of their loss today. He made one mistake today and that was it. And that was in a situation where it would have been difficult to score the TD they needed as it was. There was 24 seconds left and they had 1 TO and 44 yards to go.

I've always thought it was the Pats defense that was factor #1 in their winning and they were the culprit today. They looked great in the first half just like they always did in the playoffs against the Colts. Then something happened and they looked terrible in the second half.

pretty much everything you'd expect to see, the opposite happened in the second half of today's game.

Mutaman
01-22-2007, 01:07 AM
I guess even a blind pig can find an acorn once in awhile. Heck, if A-Rod keeps plugging away, he might actually win something.

RANDY IN INDY
01-22-2007, 04:43 AM
Congrats to Peyton Manning and the Colts. Great comeback. Anyone see Belichick after the game. Ran right by Peyton Manning and was a total horses behind in the post game interview. No class. What a sore loser. I can't stand the Patriots.

RedsBaron
01-22-2007, 07:46 AM
Congrats to Peyton Manning and the Colts. Great comeback. Anyone see Belichick after the game. Ran right by Peyton Manning and was a total horses behind in the post game interview. No class. What a sore loser. I can't stand the Patriots.

Yeah, I saw Belichick. He does seem to be a jerk.
I rooted for the Patriots in several of their Super Bowl appearances, primarily because they have former Marshall star Troy Brown, who is a truly great person along with being a remarkable player, but Troy has three Super Bowl rings--I wanted someone else to get one.
I was very happy to see the Colts win. I just wish the Saints could have won as well.

RANDY IN INDY
01-22-2007, 08:11 AM
I'm a fan of Troy Brown, as well, RedsBaron. He's had a really fine career. I just wish he played for someone besides the Patriots. Don't know why, but I've never liked them. From Jim Nance, to Corey Dillon, Jim Plunkett to Tom Brady, I've never cared for the Pats.

Razor Shines
01-22-2007, 08:35 AM
I guess even a blind pig can find an acorn once in awhile. Heck, if A-Rod keeps plugging away, he might actually win something.

So now Peyton Manning is a blind pig, who for some reason is looking for acorns. And he hasn't won anything yet, I think he will though.

GAC
01-22-2007, 09:17 AM
As of right now, Vegas has the Bears as at least 7 pt underdogs. The over/under line for the Super Bowl, in Miami on Feb. 4, was set at 49 or 49.5 points, meaning bookmakers expect a high-scoring game and the public to root for lots of points.

I'm rootin' for the Bears, though I think Indy will win. I was raised on two football teams in the 60's - Browns and Bears. I was always a huge fan of Gale Sayers and Dick Butkus.

But if the Bears fall behind, having to rely on Grossman's arm will spell trouble. But then, he will be facing the Colt's "D" too.

redsfanmia
01-22-2007, 05:06 PM
Just like Brady was never the reason the Pats won so much, he wasn't the source of their loss today. He made one mistake today and that was it. And that was in a situation where it would have been difficult to score the TD they needed as it was. There was 24 seconds left and they had 1 TO and 44 yards to go.

I've always thought it was the Pats defense that was factor #1 in their winning and they were the culprit today. They looked great in the first half just like they always did in the playoffs against the Colts. Then something happened and they looked terrible in the second half.

pretty much everything you'd expect to see, the opposite happened in the second half of today's game.
The Pats defense was tired and the Colts O just manhandled them in the third quarter. Brady is a great quarterback but he made more than just the one mistake.

Matt700wlw
01-22-2007, 05:13 PM
Colts vs Patriots was a classic game.

That's what championship games are supposed to be. :clap:

Congrats to Dungy and Manning for getting over the hump. Now go get your Lombardi trophy!!

MWM
01-23-2007, 01:09 AM
By all accounts, Bellicheck is a Class-A jerk. But he's still a great coach. I've never liked him or Bob Kraft.

Dom Heffner
01-23-2007, 09:36 AM
By all accounts, Bellicheck is a Class-A jerk.

I wonder if Brady will be on the injury report this weekend?