When your trash talk is going so far as to having legends from other sports give their opinion, it’s time to take a step back and try to figure out what the hell is going on.
Antonio Cromartie (and other New York Jets [and even Terrell Suggs!]) have been voicing their displeasure regarding the New England Patriots to try and rekindle the rivalry that’s already burning. Both sides already have hated each other for the allotted amount of time this season to qualify this as a rivalry, so I don’t know why they keep it up. Now, even Yankees great Reggie Jackson has to intervene, as he has always been a voice of reason.
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I went 2-2 last week. Not that bad, not that good. I’m hoping I can do better this week, because if I do worse, I’m on par with Bill Simmons.
Seahawks over Bears
I know I’m definitely going to pay for making this. Everyone’s saying that the horseshoe in Pete Carroll’s ass was removed after last week against the Saints. For some reason, though, I feel like this could definitely happen. This reeks of two seasons ago when everyone thought that the Arizona Cardinals winning their first playoff game was cute, then got less and less amused as they kept beating teams and ended up in the Super Bowl. I’m not saying the Seahawks can make it to Dallas, but they’ve already beaten Chicago in the regular season and the quotes coming out of their locker room does not make it sound like they’re just happy to be here. Jay Cutler hasn’t proven to be a great playoff quarterback and the Seahawks can get things to go their way, even if it is for just one more time this season.
Patriots over Jets
I’m going to get shit for this, but the Jets still have trouble with Mark Sanchez and are talking a lot of trash, which has shown in the past to be a horrible idea when going against New England. I’m not predicting a blowout, but I feel like the Patriots will run away with this later in the game.
Steelers over Ravens
As much as I hate them, I don’t see the Steelers losing this game. They have Troy Polamalu back, even if he’s not fully healthy, and that bolsters the hell out of their defense. Joe Flacco is not a great quarterback, even if he looks like it at times. Both teams can shut down each other’s running game (Steelers have the best rushing defense in the league, only allowing 62.8 yards per game), but Baltimore’s passing game is not very strong. Let’s face it, most of Ed Reed’s league-leading eight interceptions in the regular season came off of tips. Truth be told, I hate both teams in this game, and hope whoever wins has multiple injuries that cause them to forfeit. I grudgingly have to give it to Roethlisberger, though.
Falcons over Packers
Green Bay looked very vulnerable last week and barely escaped at the end against Philadelphia, and I really don’t think they have a chance with their bad road record (3-5) and the Falcons near flawless home record (in two seasons, the Falcons have lost at home three times total). To put it bluntly, Atlanta has is solid in running and passing the ball while Green Bay is scarce in good running backs. Yeah, I know what James Starks did last week (23 rushes, 123 yards), but I don’t think he can repeat that against Atlanta’s 10th best rushing defense in the league. Also, Atlanta’s pass rush with John Abraham will pressure the suspect Green Bay offensive line and get to Aaron Rodgers.
The divisional matchup between the Steelers and Ravens, known by fans of either team as “AWESOME” and “insufferable” by anyone else, is probably going to result in someone receiving a career-ending injury. That’s the only way it can top Pittsburgh-Baltimore games in the past in brutality and destruction. The minimum amount of concussions in this game has to be three.
Terrell Suggs, however, is really excited for it. He coined a questionable nickname for this game: “ARMAGGEDON.”
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This is my post to all those who helped me along the way. I’d like to dedicate this to… me. Without that guy, none of this could be possible.
I’M SO COOL AND WON SEVEN CENTS ON CENTSPORTS.COM WITH THAT BET SO SUCK IT. I AM NOW A BETTER FOOTBALL PICK-MAKER THAN BILL SIMMONS. EAT A DICK, BILL SIMMONS. ALSO, SHARE THAT DICK WITH ALMOST EVERYONE AT ESPN FOR PICKING THE SAINTS BECAUSE THEY ARE STUPID.
In conclusion, I’m great, blah blah blah.
The doubt of Jason Garrett shrank as the post-Wade Phillips season went on for the Cowboys, until it was all but certain that he would become the new head coach in Dallas. Who could blame Jerry Jones for going with it either?
Standing at a podium on the main concourse with the largest video board in sports as a backdrop, Jason Garrett was announced as the eighth coach to lead the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday.
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With very little introduction, here are my PLAYOFFPICKS.
Seahawks over Saints
I’m fully invested in this.
Jets over Colts
Peyton Manning is the only thing keeping the Colts’ playoff ship afloat. It’s got holes in its running game and suspect defense. If the Jets stick with running the ball and Mark Sanchez is effective with the attempts he gets, they should be able to knock Indianapolis out of the playoffs.
Chiefs over Ravens
The Ravens have the 5th best rushing defense in the league, but they haven’t gone against the best rushing offense in the league. Matt Cassel will do what he normally does (minimize turnovers, complement the running game), and the Chiefs will win this in Arrowhead Stadium.
Eagles over Packers
Green Bay will not be able to deal with LeSean McCoy and a (supposedly) completely healthy Michael Vick. The Eagles have the more complete offense, and all but one of the Packers’ losses are on the road (3-5 away from Lambeau Field).