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#1 Posted on 4.1.04 1854.11
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I figured since all yous people chimed in with picks last week, I mine as well see how we all did. Small numbers are boring so I worked out a scoring system that gives 7 pts for a right pick and 3 extra pts for the person who got the closest pick for each game. Cute ain't it?

The people who picked the four games the closest-

Tennessee 20 - Baltimore 17, Ffej picked 21-17

Carolina 29 - Dallas 10, Broncolanche had the biggest margin of victory with 18 as no one came close to picking the score.

Green Bay 33 - Seattle 27, Evil Waldo was closest to the margin of victory. He had the Pack by 7 which it would have been anyway since they don't kick pat's in over time.

Indi 41 - Denver 10, About half of us picked the Broncos and no one who took the Colts had them by 31. BosSports takes the 3 pts for taking Indi by 17.

So here's your standings after the wild card weekend.

Ffej - 31
NHS - 28
Sec19 - 28
Mayhem - 28
BosSports - 24
The Thrill - 21
dmr - 21
whatever - 21
redsoxnation - 21
Retrovertigo - 21
Quezzy - 21
vsp - 21
evil waldo - 17
Broncolanche - 17
Big Bad - 14
Texas Kelly - 14
Lexus - 14
Grimis - 14
Santa Sangre - 14
Drunk Broadway - 7
Calvin - 7
spf - 7

Here's my picks for divisional weekend

Philly 20 - Green Bay 17
St. Louis 33 - Carolina 10
Tennessee 28 - New England 21
Kansas City 35 - Indi 31

(edited by Santa Sangre on 4.1.04 1955)
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#2 Posted on 4.1.04 1937.18
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Here's Mine ...

Green Bay 24
Philadelphia 17

Carolina 17
St. Louis 31

New England 24
Tennessee 27

Indianapolis 24
Kansas City 20
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#3 Posted on 4.1.04 1949.40
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Taking Tennessee over New England? Fools!

Green Bay 17
Philadelphia 14

Carolina 6
St. Louis 3

New England 28
Tennessee 7

Indianapolis 35
Kansas City 31
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#4 Posted on 4.1.04 2005.09
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I got some catching up to do here.

Green Bay 16
Philly 21

Carolina 13
St. Louis 27

Tennessee 17
New England 28

Indy 24
K.C. 35

Not one of these is the outcome I want to see, but they seem the most likely.
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#5 Posted on 4.1.04 2103.45
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New England's bound to implode sometime ... just hoping it's this week.
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#6 Posted on 4.1.04 2107.10
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New England - 20
Tennesse - 6

Green Bay - 20
Philly - 17

Carolina - 16
St Louis - 41

Indy - 37
KC - 24
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#7 Posted on 4.1.04 2114.49
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    Originally posted by Mayhem

    New England's bound to implode sometime ... just hoping it's this week.

Well coached teams don't implode.

My picks...




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#8 Posted on 4.1.04 2141.22
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Wow 1-4 last week.

NE 24-Tenn 12
McNair tries his hardest but he is just to beat-up. Plus there is no way Tenn Runs for 164 on the Pats.

Rams 28-Car 10
It will be 21-0 at half and the Rams will just coast for the second half.

GB 21-Philly 17
God wants GB to lose to the Rams in the NFC Championship game in two weeks.

Indy 28-KC 27
The Pats get to beat both the leagues MVP in their Super Bowl run
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#9 Posted on 4.1.04 2235.59
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Y'see, I made my Wienerboard picks too early. I did end up taking both Indy and Tennessee (as well as GB and Carolina) on ProLine, which means I had a pretty sweet weekend.

Picks for next week....

New England by a hair over Tennessee. This will be football at its roughest, folks [/Dierdorf]

KC over Indy

Green Bay over Philadelphia

Carolina over St. Louis (just a hunch)

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#10 Posted on 5.1.04 0018.29
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Carolina 27, St. Louis 24
I'm gonna be very ballsy and predict that Carolina's D will do just enough to make Bulger look ordinary.

New England 17, Tennessee 10
Someone else mentioned that McNair was too beat-up, and I think Belichick has his boys focused enough to win their 13th straight.

Kansas City 45, Indianapolis 28
I'll be rooting for KC in this one, only because I wanna see Manning's leg broken.

Philadelphia 28, Green Bay 17
Favre's miracle journey comes to an end.
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#11 Posted on 5.1.04 0123.45
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Philly 17 - Green Bay 20

St. Louis 28 - Carolina 17

Tennessee 14 - New England 27

Kansas City 33 - Indi 36 OT
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#12 Posted on 5.1.04 0754.01
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Obstinately continuing to refuse to pick scores:

Green Bay over Philadelphia: Same pick as before. Not that I'm a huge Packer fan, but (a) Philly is banged up, (b) they're about due for their annual playoff flameout anyway.

St. Louis over Carolina: Same pick as before, leading to a downright ugly NFC Championship matchup.

Indianapolis over Kansas City: There are two AFC teams remaining that I'd like to see in the Super Bowl, and these aren't them. I'll go with Indy if only because I really don't care for Kansas City, but this is (IMHO) the weakest of my four picks.

New England over Tennessee: The Titans are just too banged up. It won't be a blowout, though.

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#13 Posted on 5.1.04 0827.07
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I suck at picking actual scores, but here goes anyway.

Green Bay vs. Philadelphia - Green Bay in a close game, 21-17.
Carolina vs. St. Louis - St. Louis over big, 31-13.

Indianapolis vs. Kansas City - Kansas City goes over here, too. 42-21.
Tennessee vs. New England - New England in a tough game, 17-14.
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#14 Posted on 5.1.04 0834.08
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Cool! I'm tied for 4th!

*looks at 7-way tie* Oh...crap...

-- Green Bay 27, Philly 21
-- St. Louis 24 (Boo!), Carolina 17
-- New England 21 (Hooray!), Tennessee 7
-- Indianapolis 34, Kansas City 17
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#15 Posted on 5.1.04 0918.06
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The Patriots blowing out the Titans? Gimme a break ... the Titans aren't the fucking Bills ...
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#16 Posted on 5.1.04 0943.59
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Chiefs 31, Colts 10
No way the Colts can do it again. NO way.

Patriots 17, Titans 13
This is a hard game to pick. Either one can win it, but I think the winner of this game wins the AFC.

Rams 30, Panthers 14
Thank you, come again

Packers 21, Eagles 17
The Packers are a team of destiny; I just feel it.
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#17 Posted on 5.1.04 1009.31
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Previously posted in "Who you takin'?"

New England over Tennessee
Indianapolis over Kansas City (there's no "D" in Chiefs)
Green Bay over Philadelphia
St. Louis over Carolina

New England over Green Bay in Houston

PS - No one near me in the stands commented on hearing Hasselback's bold statement upon winning the coin toss. I know I didn't hear it. Truth be told, we had a hard time hearing Bernie Kuckar on the field mike all day long.
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#18 Posted on 5.1.04 1045.47
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CAROLINA PANTHERS v. ST. LOUIS RAMS - The Detroit Lions, of all teams, gave the rest of the National Football League one of the greatest gifts one can give: The blueprint to beat the St. Louis Rams at full strength. Sure, that game was at Ford Field, this one's on the carpet; Carolina, however, is on a roll and one of the few teams in the conference that match up very well against the Rams. If Stephen Davis gets his yards and Steve Smith gets hot again, the Panthers will squeak it out. PANTHERS 24, RAMS 20

TENNESSEE TITANS v. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS - Week after week, the Titans have proved to be titans of a different sort. That performance by McNair & George last week in the second half was nothing short of amazing. That being said, the task ahead of them looks way too tall for my liking. Tom Brady got jobbed in the Pro Bowl balloting, the Master is sizing up his prey, it will be loud, and it will be cold. Tennessee is great, but they don't do what they did if it's cold in Baltimore over the weekend. PATRIOTS 27, TITANS 13

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS v. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS - This is shaping up as the shootout of the year. Kansas City's defense plays much better at home, but it doesn't match up wel against Indianapolis' three-headed attack. Then again, Priest Holmes will have a field day against that atrocious Colts run defense, guaranteed. Back and forth this one will go all day long until karma finally catches up with Indy: Yes, folks, they need a long one to tie it and Vanderjagt the Asshole shanks it. CHIEFS 34, COLTS 31

GREEN BAY PACKERS v. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES - Let's watch the progression: Irwin Favre dies, Brett plays the game of his life, the gods intervene viz-a-viz the Arizona Cardinals, then Al Harris. Yes, I believe - the Packers are a team of divine destiny. While this is a bad matchup for them on paper, this is not the same Packers team the Eagles smacked around earlier in the season. Defense is the buzzword of the day, and Favre will find a way in the end. PACKERS 16, EAGLES 13
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#19 Posted on 5.1.04 1133.24
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Titans v. Patriots
I think these are the two best teams in the NFL. Patriots ran all over the Titans, minus Haynesworth, earlier this year. I don't think that will happen again. Eddie George is back on top of his game. Over the last eight weeks he has 168 carries for 633 yards for a 3.7 average. The eight weeks before that it was 149 for 444 for 2.9. The titans can run again, they are the best at stopping the run, and there is little to no chance Steve Mcnair will have two bad games in a row. His rating against the Ravens was 56.5; the last two times he had a rating under 70.0 it was over 140.0 the next week. Titans take an early lead throwing and hold off the Patriots running and playing great defense. It will be close all the way though. Final score 23-21.

KC v. Indy
Indy wins big behind Manning. 38-17.

Panthers v. Rams
Rams 28-6

Eagles v. Packers
Eagles 17-16.
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#20 Posted on 5.1.04 1230.26
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Yeah, I missed the first round. Do I get half-credit for just knowing the winners?

What drives me nuts is there are good reasons to go against all the AFC contenders...

Colts @ Chiefs: Karma, here we are. Vanderjagt, meet karma. Karma, meet Vandgerjadt.
28-27 Chiefs

Titans @ Pats: Eddie George was otherworldly last week. Steve McNair was not. I figure a reversal of fortunes here, with McNair proving why I don't like to bet against him. The Pats have done a great job all year, but this would make 13 straight. That just seems a little too crazy to me.
21-17 Titans

Panthers @ Rams: Fortunately, there will be at least 1 blowout this weekend.
35-23 Rams

Packers @ Eagles: I'm not picking against the spirit of a dead guy. I've seen waaaaay too many horror movies to go against the will of the dead.
24-17 Packers
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