- Motto: "This won't hurt me a bit."
- Weapon: Laser Scalpel
I...I just don't know what to say. I'm beginning to wonder if Tim Tebow DOES in fact have help from above. Granted, virtually the entire D-line of the Steelers were backups, Polamalu was fighting a concussion, and Big Ben had one leg to stand on, but it just is nuts. THe other major thing was the Steelers playing without Ryan Clark- who is the toughest player in the NFL IMHO now that I know he has sickle cell trait.
THe Giants just manhandled Atlanta. Matty Ice thawed in the playoffs yet again. WIll this be the last game for the Falcons head coach? I tend to think so...he should have kicked FGs at two points in the game but went for it and got nothing, and it cost them a game earlier in the year as well. So our matchups are as follows:
Game 1: Denver at New England. The Patriots defense hasn't been able to stop a damned thing on the ground all year. Denver runs like nobody's business. BUt if it came to a shootout, New England will beat them every time. I know I said it last time, but I just cannot see Denver outscoring the Pats. New England 28, Denver 14
Game 2: All of the national attention will be on the Pat-Broncos and the Giants-Packers, but this may be the biggest game of the weekend. These teams win with defense. They have VERY good lines, can put pressure on the QB, and have able secondaries. BOth teams have good running games and wideouts. Baltimore has the experience of Joe Flacco and Houston the youthful energy of TJ Yates. The probleb with this game is that Baltimore has Joe Flacco. Joe can be amazing...and Joe can be horrid. In the playoffs, he tends to be horrid. I believe the winner of this game will represent the AFC in the Super Bowl...and I think it's Houston's turn. I will say though, this is a hard one to call. Houston 17, Baltimore 16.
Game 3: New York Giants at Green Bay Packers: With all the talk about Eli Manning becoming an "elite quarterback", there is one player who puts him to shame...and they will be playing against him in this game. Green Bay's offense is a machine, plain and simple. And it doesn't even seem to matter what parts are in there. There simply is not an answer for it right now in the NFL. Now, what will determine this game is the Packer defense- the team that led the NFL in interceptions. Manning can throw picks...in fact, he usually does. If he throws 2 or more picks, this game is over. I'd almost go as far as to say that he can't throw ANY picks or the game will be over. The trick will be: can that pathetic Packers D stop Thunder and Lightning? I don't think they have to. I think they will simply outscore them. Packers 30, Giants 23
Game 4: New Orleans Saints at San Francisco Forty Niners: This game boils down to one thing: can the Niners stop the offensive Einstein that is Drew Brees? I think they might. But can they ALSO stop Darren Sproles, Chris Ivory, and Pierre Thomas WHILE maintaining coverage on receivers while a man with the football knowledge equivalent of Spock looks over their defense? Doubtful. FOr the Niners, this game is ALL about the D. They can't play with N'Orleans in a shootout...the only one who can is playing the Giants. If San Fran holds the Saints to 21 points, they have a shot. Don't see it happening though. New Orleans 33, 49ers 21.
It finally happened. The Chicago Cubs won the World Series. Yes, I cried.