September 11, 2010

CCR Topic 1 - SB Picks from sanjosefuji

I guess I should switch my title to match everyone else.

Now... let's get down to business. I'll start with the AFC:

1. Indianapolis Colts (13-3): Manning will have them off to a 9-1 start... with some challenging games down the stretch.
2. NY Jets (12-4): Defense wins championships... and they're defense is second to none.
3. Baltimore Ravens (11-4-1): Flacco's toughest challenge will be in week 1 against my #2 pick.
4. San Diego Chargers (11-5): The AFC West stinks... and the Chargers easily get 5 out of 6 wins. They'll go 6-4 against the rest of the league.
5. New England Patriots (11-5): I hate these guys almost as much as the Cowboys... but... Brady & Belichick... 'nuff said. These guys are always SB contenders.
6. Pittsburgh Steelers (9-6-1): The last wildcard spot. My heart says the Texans, but I can't go against Polamalu, Farrior, Harrison, & Woodley.

Straight up... the AFC's top teams are tough. It's going to be a serious battle to reach the Bowl.

Next up... The NFC:

1. New Orleans Saints (14-2): Saints have a fairly easy schedule and will end up with the best record in the NFL.
2. Green Bay Packers (13-3): The Packers also benefit from a fairly soft schedule. They'll split with Minnesota this year.
3. Dallas Cowboys (12-4): Weeks 9, 10, 12, & 13 should be interesting. If they go 3-1 against the Giants, Packers, Saints, & Colts... then I'll put them at the #1 spot. For now, I say they go 1-3... beating only the Packers.
4. San Francisco 49ers (9-6): The NFC West stinks too. The 49ers go 4-2 against their division rivals, but go 5-4 against everyone else.
5. Minnesota Vikings (11-5): Loss of Sidney Rice makes the NFC North a little more interesting. They'll start off slow, but finish strong.
6. Atlanta Falcons (10-6): They're tougher than their record shows & will make it out of the Wildcard round.

Wildcard Round:
Steelers @ Ravens: Ravens Ray Lewis & Ed Reed outperform Lamar Woodley & Troy Palamalu
Patriots @ Chargers: Patriots Brady outplays Charger's defense
Falcons @ Cowboys: Falcons Falcons capitalize on Romo's mistatkes
Vikings @ 49ers: Vikings Brett Favre throws 3 picks... Alex Smith throws 4.

Divisional Round:
Patriots @ Colts: Colts Manning over Brady
Ravens @ Jets: Jets Jets D is better than Ravens D
Falcons @ Saints: Saints Saints seek revenge over week 16 loss
Vikings @ Packers: Packers Woodson intercepts Favre with less than a minute to play and seals the win. Epic shootout!

Conference Championship:
Jets @ Colts: Colts Manning's experience > Jets Defense
Packers @ Saints: Packers Another shootout... Packers win 45 -38 and earn 1st trip back to Super Bowl in almost 15 years.

Super Bowl:
Packers vs. Colts: Manning's experience pays off in the end.

Super Bowl XLV Champions: Indianapolis Colts


  1. I don't believe the Jets will win more than the Ravens. Mark Sanchez isn't as good as Joe Flacco and the rest of the team isn't either.

  2. It's hard to ever argue against Manning. I like your picks, ours are pretty similar. I like the detail of your picks.

  3. I agree Sanchez is the weakest link in the Jets scheme... and the QB is crucial to success... but I'm predicting a 2000 Ravens situation... where the Jets will rely on their D to bring them the Lombardi trophy.

  4. lol... I guess I'm getting a little ahead of myself... I meant... where the Jets will get to the AFC championship game and LOSE to the Colts.

  5. I can see the Jets stumbling through again... but I don't think it'll be because of Sanchez. Santonio Holmes will have another great year (when he comes back).

  6. My Rams just don't get any respect! LOL


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