Originally posted by dwatersYou might want to edit your playoff matchups, as they don't make much sense. So you think this will be the breakout year for the Texans?
I had to pick someone, this felt like the process of elimination. The AFC West appears terrible beyond San Diego, I think the Steelers will have the traditional Super Bowl falloff, and I think the Dolphins and Colts will fall off a little bit this year. I want to say the Browns will do better than most seem to think, but I decided to go with the Bills and Texans instead.
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AFC NORTH 1. Steelers 2. Bengals* 3. Ravens 4. Browns
AFC SOUTH 1. Colts 2. Texans* 3. Titans 4. Jaguars
AFC WEST 1. Chargers 2. Raiders 3. Cheifs 4. Broncos
NFC EAST 1. Redskins 2. Eagles 3. Giants 4. Cowboys
NFC NORTH 1. Vikings 2. Bears* 3. Packers 4. Lions
NFC SOUTH 1. Falcons 2. Saints* 3. Panthers 4. Buccaneers
NFC WEST 1. Seahawks 2. 49ers 3. Cardinals 4. Rams
Round 1 Chargers over Bengals Colts vs. Texans Saints over Seahawks Redskins over Bears
Round 2 Steelers over Colts Chargers over Patriots Falcons over Saints Vikings over Redskins
Championship games Steelers over Chargers Falcons over Vikings
Super Bowl Steelers over Falcons.
Green Bay is the new Cardinals pick. Patriots are not what they used to be and should go down on the scheduling committee on how bad Miami's first four games are to virtually eliminate them. Ravens lost the heart and soul with Rex Ryan and if Palmer is healthy then the Bengals will take their spot. Steelers have an easy road compared to last year and if they can survive with a healthy Ben then its a cake walk.
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AFC East: NE(13-3)/ MIA (9-7)/ NYJ (7-9)/ BUF (5-11)
AFC North: PIT (12-4)/ BAL (10-6)WC / CIT (7-9)/ CLE (4-12)
AFC South: TEN (10-6)/ HOU (9-7)WC / IND (9-7)/ JAC (6-10)
AFC West: SD (13-3)/ OAK (8-8)/ KC (5-11)/ DEN (2-14)
NFC East: PHI (11-5)/ NYG (11-5) WC/ DAL (8-8)/ WAS (6-10)
NFC North: GB (10-6)/ MIN (9-7) WC/ CHI (7-9)/ DET (4-12)
NFC South: ATL (12-4)/ CAR (8-8)/ NO (7-9)/ TB (5-11)
NFC West: SEA (10-6)/ SF (8-8)/ ARI (7-9)/ STL (3-13)
1st round- AFC: PIT over HOU/ BAL over TEN / Byes for NE & SD. NFC: SEA over MIN/ NYG over GB/ Byes for ATL & PHI.
2nd round- AFC: NE over BAL/ SD over PIT. NFC: ATL over NYG/ PHI over SEA.
Conference Championships: AFC: SD over NE @ NE. NFC: ATL over PHI @ ATL.
Super Bowl: ATL over SD.
The Falcons offense is loaded all over, IMO. And their D is a bit underrated. It will all come together for Matt Ryan & company this year. And ironically enough, they will get to steamroll over their former QB Vick and the Eagles on their way to the titles. I actually want to say Philly might have a shot, but they're the modern-day version of the Bills: all those times in the big games and they have nothing to show for it (1-4 in conference championships & 0-1 in the Super Bowl this decade).
Guru, the length of the punt isn't going to affect how high the punt goes in the simple modle that is being used here. It will however affect the amount of time that the punt is in the zone affected by the screen.