Saturday, January 16, 2010

DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF WEEKEND

4 Big games this weekend, and two on Saturday starting with..... some fun facts:

Cardinals at Saints. Fun fact: Kurt Warner has never...repeat NEVER lost in the Superdome. He's 8-0.

Fun Fact: The Saints limped into the Playoffs losing three in a row.

Fun Fact: No team ever losing three in a row to end the regular season has ever won a playoff game.

We keep under estimating these Cardinals, and this goes back to last year in the playoffs when the Cardinals were about two minutes away from being world champs.

We're gonna keep on doing that. The Saints are 7 point home favourites. These are not your Father's New Orleans Saints. These guys are the real deal, and New Orleans has been waiting for this for a long long time. The Packers lit up the Cardinals defense last week, and the Saints have a better offense than the Pack. It won't be pretty for Cardinal fans today. Saints -7 +1000.


Ravens at Colts. Fun fact: Peyton Manning is 0-3 coming off a bye week into the playoffs.

Fun fact: The Ravens have won six playoff road games since 2000, the most in the NFL.

The Ravens are built to win in January, with the best running game of all the teams left, and a punishing defense. For those of us who closely follow professional football, the Ravens/Steelers AFC Championship game last January was perhaps the most violent football game played in the last 30 years. These Ravens are tough, and they can hit, and while Peyton Manning may be the best who's ever played QB, we'd take Ed Reed and Ray Lewis over Peyton when building a team any time.

The Colt's record this year is deceiving- Since November here are some of the margins of victories in Colt games: 4 (over SF); 3(over Houston) 1 (over NE) ; 2 (over the Ravens on 11/22); 4 (over Jax).

The point is that despite being the number one seed in the AFC, the Colts were just squeaking by. No more. Ray Lewis and Ed Reed and Ray Rice put an end to the Colt's super bowl dreams. The Ravens win 21-17. Take the points and back up the Brinks truck: Ravens +7 2500.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Superdome.

fake dui guy said...

Rump= I was in 6-8 on Friday and I think the turf toe injury to Blecher which held him out of the motion really affected the proceedings. He's very good over the middle and running interference and without him the defense was not the same.

Anonymous said...

Looks like Rumpole is chasing the "money" that he has lost already this season.

Anonymous said...

the fish thing is outstanding rumpole. i love playing with it when im stonned.

Three Fingers Vinnie said...

Ah Rumpole, you fangul, youz just gonna owe me more money. If you don't pay up soon you'll be sleeping with da fishes like your pal Pick 'Em (But Don't Pay 'Em) Paulie.

Anonymous said...

great pic on the who dats. i feel for ed reed. played a great game. ravens are done...

Anonymous said...

Way to go on the Colts....bet against PM? Not til the Super Bowl.

Anonymous said...

After working all week why do people sit in front of a tv watching strangers run around with a ball.

Anonymous said...

I might actually root for the Jets for the first time since Super Bowl III, and hope they teach a lesson to the spineless, cowardly, lay down, too-wimpy-to-pursue-perfection friggin Colts, who handed the Jets their spot in the playoffs. It would serve the damn Colts right to be eliminated by the same damn team they let win. J-E-T-S SUCK SUCK SUCK! GO JETS!