- Motto: "This won't hurt me a bit."
- Weapon: Laser Scalpel
I agree about Flynn ruining Rodgers chance at the MVP. He just proved that it's not the player, but the system that is incredibly effective. Rodgers is good, but when you can get your BACKUP QB 500 plus yards and 6 TDs then you have good offensive team planning and depth.
How 'bout them COwboys?? Oops.
OK...the matchups are set! Who is winning the first round?
Game 1: Cincinnati at Houston. Houston is just too deep for the Bengals. It's nice to see Cincy back in the playoffs (saved Marvin Lewis's job, I think) but that Texans defense is just too solid and the offense is too deep. Houston 28, Cincy 13.
Game 2: Detroit at New Orleans. Detroit may be a sleeper here, but I just can't see New Orleans losing here. Drew Brees is the MVP, the offense is way too deep for even Detroit's formidable defense. The only way I see Detroit winning is if that dirty bastitch Suh does his thing and intetionally injures Brees...which is not really that far-fetched. New Orleans 31, Detroit 20.
Game 3: Atlanta at New York Giants. New York has been playing very well as of late, but I still don't trust them to be consistent enough to win against Matty Ice and Michael Turner. I expect a back and forth game, with Atlanta winning a close one. Atlanta 20, New York 17.
Game 4: Pittsburgh at Denver. The Tebow show is over. Despite the fact that Big Ben is still hobbling, Pittsburgh'd defense is going to crush Denver. The overall speed of the Steelers is remarkable and matches up well with the college-themed offense Denver is forced to run. I expect no less than 4 turnovers by Denver, at least one of which will be returned for 6 points. The main thing against Pittsburgh is the loss of RB Rashard Mendenhall, but backup Isaac Redman seems capable of carrying the load. The game plan is to keep Ben healthy and let the D beat the snot out of Tebow. I expect him pulled before the end of the game. Pittsburgh 20, Denver 3.
Scalpel...blood bucket...priest...next patient!
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Yes I am a Cubs fan. You may pity me now.