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A NFL running playoff thread

authorauthor Registered User Posts: 348 Member
Colts vs. Texans
Chargers vs. Ravens
Seahawks vs. Cowboys
Eagles vs. Bears

I have the Colts, Chargers, Seahawks and da Bears moving on this weekend.
What about you?
Was the last Eagles/Bears playoff matchup the Fog Bowl? Don't recalll if they have met again in the post season since then, but that was a crazy game to watch will Randall Cunningham trying to scramble and throw in virtually zero visibility.
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Replies to: A NFL running playoff thread

  • JBSeattleJBSeattle Registered User Posts: 1,011 Senior Member
    Go Seahawks!!
    I like your picks @author
  • BingeWatcherBingeWatcher Registered User Posts: 763 Member
    Go Cowboys, Go KC Chiefs next weekend.
  • deb922deb922 Registered User Posts: 5,593 Senior Member
    3 road teams and one home @author? It seems that people like the road teams in this round.

    I’d really like Andy Reid to get his first super bowl ring. And de-throne the patriots.

    I think I’ll go for Texans, Ravens, Seahawks and toss up Eagles. I like Nick Foles. And just can’t pick Cowboys so go Hawks.
  • ProfessorPlum168ProfessorPlum168 Registered User Posts: 3,000 Senior Member
    The last time the Bears played a team that had a quarterback who produced “magic”, Trubisly threw for 6 TDs. I’m expecting a convincing Bears victory.
  • MaineLonghornMaineLonghorn Super Moderator Posts: 38,606 Super Moderator
    My sister's husband and her two kids are at the Colts' game in Houston today. They are big Colts fans and my dad knows someone with season's tickets for the Texans - the guy gave my dad his three tickets for free!
  • Momma2018Momma2018 Registered User Posts: 440 Member
    I think it will be Colts, Ravens, Seahawks and Eagles
  • authorauthor Registered User Posts: 348 Member
    I could easily go the other way on all the games except on the Seahawks. Granted the Cowboys beat the Saints...I just don't think the Cowboys are that good.

    Except for the Eagles/Bears, you are right @deb22, all the other point spreads are home team, so Vegas is essentially saying these teams are pretty much equals.

    Chargers have to overcome the west to east coast, 10am body clock start time.

    For Bears/Eagles and Chargers/Ravens, the interesting choice is whether you think the difference maker is the experienced QB vs.the inexperienced one or the suffocating defenses.

    @ProfessorPlum168 Do you think Trubisky is the new Joe Flacco?
  • deb922deb922 Registered User Posts: 5,593 Senior Member
    edited January 5
    The Colts are looking great early in this game @author. They say defense wins in the playoffs, don’t they?

    I think Phillip Rivers deserves more than he has achieved so I’d love for them to win. But Baltimore seems the hot team plus home field.

    I don’t have a team (sorry Lions fan) so don’t have a favorite in this round. And I’m not sure I can root too hard for the Bears lol
  • twoinanddonetwoinanddone Registered User Posts: 21,026 Senior Member
    Chargers have to overcome the west to east coast, 10am body clock start time.

    Philip Rivers has 8 1/2 kids. 10 am is probably sleeping in for him.
  • KnowsstuffKnowsstuff Registered User Posts: 2,729 Senior Member
    I will predict a Colts win since I am watching the game with only 4 minutes to go they are 21/7.

    But all I have to say is DaBears ;)
  • ProfessorPlum168ProfessorPlum168 Registered User Posts: 3,000 Senior Member
    edited January 5
    @author the Flacco comparison is a new one...hmmm...maybe... I think Trubisky's game now is like what Steve Young's was, early in his career when he was in Tampa Bay. Great with his legs, inconsistent with downfield passing but when he's on, he has the ability to throw a 75-80% completion rate.

    I think the Bears D will be too much for Foles, they will do to him like what the Clemson D did to Ian Book and Notre Dame, take away his short passing lanes, forcing him to go to option 2 and 3 and putting the heat on.
  • authorauthor Registered User Posts: 348 Member
    Outside of the national TV game where Trubisky was coming off a hurt shoulder, he’s been very accurate in the last 3/4ths of the season.
    Chiefs open -6 in the Saturday early game next week. I'll take those points. I like the Colts straight up.
    A QB without playoff experience is always a concern. But man, Mahomes seems fearless.
  • KnowsstuffKnowsstuff Registered User Posts: 2,729 Senior Member
    Bears!
    Mahomes is great. Don't even know who to compare him to. Sometimes a great one comes along but I am truly surprised he has developed so quickly.
  • BingeWatcherBingeWatcher Registered User Posts: 763 Member
    Yep, Mahomes is great as a Red Raider that I am I a pulling for the Chiefs.
  • BingeWatcherBingeWatcher Registered User Posts: 763 Member
    @Knowsstuff Kliff Kingsbury is a big reason Patrick came into the NFL with the foundation of the spread offense, and of course God give talent and a father that was MLB pitcher.
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