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Wild Card Weekend Predictions

Jan 02 2014 07:54 AM Zod Carolina Panthers
In Indianapolis, Andrew Luck will take care of business against the Chiefs. The Chiefs peaked early, and have lost there luster since. The Chiefs have lost 3 of their last 5. The Colts have won 4 of their last 5.

Colts over Chiefs 34-31

New Orleans heads to Philadelphia where their softness in the elements shows. Outside of their climate controlled dome they are a mediocre team at best. With temperatures in the 20s at kickoff, Chip Kelly's offense will move the ball easily.

Eagles over Saints 30-24

On Sunday, the Chargers take on the Bengals. The Bengals won the last matchup just a few weeks ago in San Diego. I expect the same result Sunday. Dalton and AJ Green combine for two scores as the Bengals defeat the Chargers.

Bengals over Chargers 23-20

Later that afternoon the most interesting game of the weekend will take place. Aaron Rodgers and the Packers play host to San Francisco. The media would love nothing more than for Rodgers to win, but I don't think it will happen. The Niners are a perfect 5-0 over their last five games. It seems every season there is a home playoff loss in the opening round, and this is the one.

Niners over Packers 27-24

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I agree with Zod, and I hope it plays out that way since SF is the only team that I think has a chance to beat Seattle at home and force the NFCC game to come to Charlotte.

 

You think Carolina can go into Seattle & steal a win? 

 

I am a bit worried if SF comes to Charlotte...

Yup, this is what I'm hoping for as well - don't think GB or NO stand a chance of beating SEA. 

 

Definitely more GB than NO. NO has zero chance in Seattle.

Cinci gets it together and wins over yet another choking Bolts team in post season play............Cinci 31-17

 

Indy takes care of business after falling behind to KC and wins a close one....................Indy 37-28

 

A bizarre game in Philly sees the Eagles and Saint fight back and forth before Eagles get the win...........Eagles 24-21

 

SF chokes in GB....yes their QB has a horrible game and they choke and GB sees the day..............Packers 27-17

You think Carolina can go into Seattle & steal a win? 

 

I am a bit worried if SF comes to Charlotte...

 

Can we?  Yes.

 

But I think we have a much better chance at beating SF in Charlotte than the Seahawks in Seattle.

 

There aren't any easy roads to the super bowl here J... all of these teams are tough frankly.  Us included.  

 

I don't think we, or they can discount anyone.

Anyone picking the Saints over the Eagles are just trying to be edgy. The Saints road woes aren't imaginary. Theres something to it. Their ZERO wins on the road in the playoffs, are not imaginary. They're two WHOLLY different teams in that pisshole dome compared to the road and in the elements. Look no further than our matchup with them and try and argue that point. I'll save you some trouble, you cant.

 

Im not saying the Saints cant go into Philly and steal one, im saying based on what that team has done throughout its history and recently, there is NOTHING that would put one to hedge their bets on the Swamp Rats of NO. Nothing.

 

Even NO fans are pissing in their depends. This is the EXACT scenario they didnt want. They absolutely did not want to start off their playoff run in freezing temps. Hell i don't even think they want to win. No way in hell they want to go back to Seattle and get beat down again. Saints fans aren't us, they are dreading a rematch with Seattle, where as the thought of a rematch with Seattle has us salivating. 

I completely agree biscuit... I just keep reading that SF is the only team that can go into Seatlle and win. Wanted to know & knew youd give a non-Homer answer...

 

This is the playoffs, every team is a contender at this point. I think we can beat anybody, but I this our chances against SF are smaller than vs anybody else...

NFC:

Saints will struggle in Philly, Eagles by 10

We need San Fran to go into Seattle so I'll take 49ers by 7

 

AFC:

Cincy is really good at home but SD has been putting up points this year, I say Bengals by 10

Chiefs will win easily in Indy, they just haven't been the same since Wayne went down. Chiefs by 14

Philly by a good bit over the Saints

Chiefs D too strong, so Colts go down

Cincy makes it over San Diego with Green leading the way

Niners win when conditions rule out the high energy passing game of Rodgers.   Running the ball will rule this game and Niners pound much better

 

Means we will have Philly here next week and be hoping the Niners can pull one off and come all the way to the East Coast for what I hope is a 1:00 championship game in Charlotte

Dont care about the AFC

 

Packers over Niners

 

Undecided about Philly-N.O. Philly isn't that good like the rest of the east and N.O is terrible outside, especially in cold weather. My fav game to watch this weekend

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carolina-chuck
Jan 02 2014 01:24 PM

Chiefs over Colts

 

Saints over Eagles

 

Bengals over Chargers

 

49ers over Packers

Haven't watched any Dalton this year, but he really stinks it up in the playoffs the last two years against the Texans

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Saints 24

Eagles 23

 

I think the Saints will actually get their first road playoff win in Philly.  They have a pretty decent defense, and eventually their mediocrity on the road will come to an end.  I think Philly is vastly over-rated and their defense can be scored on.  New Orleans will head to Seattle for their rematch.

 

Niners 26

Packers 24

 

This one all comes down to defense and San Fran has the better one.  It will be interesting to see how Rodgers reacts to being hit in that cold.  I think the Niners go to green bay and pull off a win.  Niners come to Carolina.

 

Colts 24

Chiefs 17

 

Chiefs mailed it in on the season too early in my opinion and it has affected their play.  I think they fall to the colts in Indy and Alex Smith plays poorly.  Colts will travel to Denver to get blasted by the Broncos

 

Bengals 34

Chargers 28

 

This one won't be close.  Chargers will tack on a late garbage touchdown to cut the lead to six, but the bengals will be out front in this game all day.  The only way this one swings the other way, is if bad Dalton shows up.  Bengals will head to New England.

Packers 27 

49ers 19

 

Saints 34

Eagles 26

 

Bengals 37

Chargers 24

 

Colts 23

Chiefs 20

Colts- KC hasn't been hitting on much lately.

 

Bengals- They're good on O and D, and at home.

 

Saints- It may be cold but Philly's pass D is dead last.

 

Packers- Rodgers can beat the SF D and they're at home.

The bengals are such a hot and cold team. But I think they take care of business at home 34-27 bungholes.

The chiefs are just an all around better team than the colts, and almost beat the chargers while resting their starters. 41-20 Chiefs

The saints are a good team, but not on the road this year. In cold weather conditions, if the eagles can jam the aints receivers, or generate some pressure on brees, the aints are fugged. lesean mccoy goes off, and the saints run screens all day. 35-27 eagles

The packers 49ers game is hard to predict. Aaron Rodgers is going to make some plays, and San Frans defense will as well. I could see a long ball to cobb, or rodgers pick 6 being the difference here. This is going to be a tough game, but I believe the 9ers have the upper hand. 31-26 49ers.

KC (stronger)

Philly (cold weather)

Cinci (sleeper)

Green Bay (rodgers)

Chiefs over Colts

 

Saints over Eagles

 

Bengals over Chargers

 

49ers over Packers

 

I have to agree. 3 out of 4 road teams but we're gonna see some ugly football this weekend. Take the points on Chiefs and Saints. I like the under for 49ers game. Bengals -7 easy money.

I think the Colts will beat KC.  KC is slipping while the Colts are making a push.

 

Bengals and Chargers.  I think this time the Chargers will win but who knows which teams shows up for these guys.

 

SF and Green Bay.  I think SF will have the better defense and ultimately win in a close one.

 

Eagles and Saints- Eagles are going to win as New Orleans gets their own medicine and is nickled and dimed to death all day.

KC beat one quality opponent on their schedule. Their 2-5 slip the last 7 games is directly attributed to the fact that they faced 5 good teams. I expect them to be an early out, and for Alex Smith to continue bitching that he's a winner and doesn't get as much credit as more talented QBs until Andy Reid replaces him with a 2nd round pick from Valdosta State that somehow outperforms him as a rookie.

Saints have never won an away playoff game. They might be due one. I'm sure they are desperate to prove every one wrong.

 

Still though I have the Colts, Bengals, Eagles and 49ers

I seriously cannot picture the Eagles beating the Saints, although it seems everyone on this board has put full faith into the Eagles winning.

Yeah with the whole world picking against the Saints and them NEVER won an away game, I think it might be time.

I wish the Eagles would beat the Saints but lets be real, the Eagles have had a ridiculously cupcake schedule all year. I wouldn't be surprised to see them lose by 14+ to the Saints. Yeah Saints suck on the road, but at least they have played some pretty good teams for the most part on the road. Eagles only beat 1 playoff team, who was missing their superstar QB. They are set up to get exposed, hard. 

 

Not that they aren't a decent team. But they aren't close to Saints level. Brees is gonna score on that D at will...

 

 

Anyone picking the Saints over the Eagles are just trying to be edgy. The Saints road woes aren't imaginary. Theres something to it. Their ZERO wins on the road in the playoffs, are not imaginary. They're two WHOLLY different teams in that pisshole dome compared to the road and in the elements. Look no further than our matchup with them and try and argue that point. I'll save you some trouble, you cant.

 

Im not saying the Saints cant go into Philly and steal one, im saying based on what that team has done throughout its history and recently, there is NOTHING that would put one to hedge their bets on the Swamp Rats of NO. Nothing.

 

Even NO fans are pissing in their depends. This is the EXACT scenario they didnt want. They absolutely did not want to start off their playoff run in freezing temps. Hell i don't even think they want to win. No way in hell they want to go back to Seattle and get beat down again. Saints fans aren't us, they are dreading a rematch with Seattle, where as the thought of a rematch with Seattle has us salivating. 

Here is what I can say - I believe the Saints can beat the Eagles, and I can guarantee you that Saints fans are not scared to go and play Seattle again - I AM NOT guaranteeing a win or anything so calm down - what I can tell you is that if the Saints play Seattle again - it will be a much different contest -   you cannot believe that the Saints get embarrassed like that again, can you?  Obviously, Saints have to be Philly first, I say its a close game - if no snow - Saints take it in a close one - Brees vs the worst pass defense in the league is a bigger disadvantage than Saints D (I believe #4 overall) defending Foles and Philly.

What effect will the temperatures have on the game in Green Bay?

 

Hi temps for the day are now still supposed to be below zero. -5 is the projected high at the moment.

 

I doubt the passing game for either team will mean squat.

 

running game and run defense should rule the day.  I would hate to have to kick the football, it will be like kicking a pumpkin or something.