Divisional Action!

Got the Colts and Chiefs as the afternoon tilt. Young upstart Patrick Mahomes vs the resurgent comeback player of the year Andrew Luck. KC is hotter than biscuits, esp at home, but they have a horrible playoff record since, oh, 1971. Indy’s getting 5 points.

Bucking the trend, I think KC wins but doesn’t beat the spread. 34-31 Chiefs

Dallas at LA? Part II of teams I don’t like, so in the interest of hating Dallas more I’ll take the Rams AND the spread (Dallas is getting 7?). Rams in a walk. 28-16 LARs

Chargers at NE. I’d love to pick the former San Dawgs, but the Chargers in the cold against Brady never works. SD is only getting 4, but NE by 7. 27-20 NE

Philly in the Big Easy. NO has been a bit erratic, and it’s hard to bet against the Philly Pholes Phenomenon. Good defenses have been shutting down Brees and Co, so Philly bucks the spread (+8) and and wins outright. 35-27 Iggles.

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34 Responses to Divisional Action!

  1. Winder says:

    I think the Colts are gonna take this one also. KC’s run game isn’t that great and the Colts defense has stepped it up recently. I am not betting any of it so they just win outright. Gurley against Elliot, I think the Rams take this one but as much as I hate Dallas I kinda hate the Rams more so it’s too bad they cant both lose. If the Chargers can get to Brady I think it will be a tough day for NE but those asswipes always seem to pull things out and they will probably do it again, This is probably Bree’s last big stand and even though Philly has a great D I think NO has too many weapons and win this game.

  2. Irish Kevin says:

    Colts Luck will be the difference, if the Rams get the running game going they will win, Chargers just don’t think there is enough magic left in Brady’s arm. NO, I just think they are the better team

  3. rtfirefly says:

    Chiefs Patriots Saints Rams
    Not going out on a limb for any of the hot underachievers

  4. unca_chuck says:

    Hah! Yeah, at this point anything can happen and usually does. All these teams have some kind of issue that can be exploited.

    Stop the Rams run game, and they flounder. Same with Dallas. Stop EELliott and you can stop their offense. The Rams D is great on paper, but they have given up a shit ton of points. 32 to us most recently.

    Get to Brady early and often and he can flail. Their defense? Meh. SD? They can be their own worst enemy all by themselves. How many inopportune turnovers have the suffered in the playoffs? Much like KC, their playoff history is riddled with failure.

    KC is one-dimensional and getting to Mahomes quick is key as they have lost their run game with KHunt gone. And their defense is of the olé variety.

    Philly is a mirage waiting to vaporize. All they have is Philly Pholes. NO is another Jeckyll Hyde team. In other words, all of them can win or lose. How’s that for a prediction?

    But I stick with my choices above.

  5. unca_chuck says:

    Doink! Colts staggering.

  6. unca_chuck says:

    Never seen an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for simulated humping of a ref.

  7. unca_chuck says:

    Chiefs are making too many mistakes.

  8. Winder says:

    Lol, I forgot all about damian williams, he’s a good rb. KC came prepared. glad I don’t gamble much anymore.

  9. rtfirefly says:

    First KC playoff win since Montana was their QB.

  10. NJ49er says:

    Chuck from the last thread –
    Bluto Keim is a comparison between Bluto Butarksy (Belushi – Animal House) and the drunken GM in AZ, Steve Keim. 😀

  11. unca_chuck says:

    Ahhh. THought I was missing something.

    Hard to root for the Pats. But SD in the cold? Don’t see it. Philly Pholes rides on to the Championship game.

  12. unca_chuck says:

    27 isn’t too too cold, so maybe the Clippers have a chance

  13. rtfirefly says:

    Mixed feelings about the Chargers-Pats:

    The NFL extortion the Chargers tried to pull against the taxpayers of San Diego was shameful (see St. Louis, Oakland). “Pay for my multi-billionaire butt’s new money-making facility out of your own pockets or else.” This habitual extortion is perhaps my #1 reason for losing interest in the NFL.

    The Chargers have been my favorite brother’s team for nearly half a century (he’s lived in Holland 35 years now) going back to grad/undergrad time at SDSU. I have fond memories of the ’78 baseball All-Star game at Chargers/Padres Jack Murphy Stadium.

    I’ve been writing how overrated Phillip Rivers is for a decade.

    I HATE the Patriots. Seriously, the Bills Jets Dolphins EVERY YEAR???? 5 guaranteed wins without breathing hard.

    I picked the Patriots against the spread.

    I think the Chiefs will win at Arrowhead next week no matter the opponent.

    Go Chargers?!?!

  14. rtfirefly says:

    Chargers getting demolished

  15. unca_chuck says:

    That’s 6 guaranteed wins, RTF , , , Yeah, the AFC Least is a running joke going on 35 years. Loved the Fouts led Chargers back in the day. They never had a defense yet traded Fred Dean to us back in 81 and Big hands Johnson a couple years later. 2 keys to those early Super Bowl victories.

    Once of my favorite games I saw at the Stick was Fouts against Montana (82?) that Fouts won 41-37. SD scored with like 12 seconds left.

  16. NJ49er says:

    Yeh I was a big fan of Air Coryell and Fouts, before finding my way with Walsh too 😀

  17. NJ49er says:

    Pats have destroyed LAC OL today.
    Given the Andy Reid Playoff history I wouldn’t be too quick to assume KC firepower is a slam dunk.
    Do hope Pats get bounced however.
    Should be interesting.

  18. Winder says:

    chuck it was 82, a real fun game to be at

  19. Winder says:

    Looks like the Eagles came to play. I am not so sure it’s good for some teams to have that week layoff.

  20. unca_chuck says:

    Wow. Terrible pass by Pholes there. Ertz was wide open.

  21. alleykat69 says:

    Saints are back now,92 yard drive on 18 plays will suck a defense dry..

  22. alleykat69 says:

    Foles magic comes to an end…

  23. Bill Walsh says:

    I’m so jealous that I HAVE NO BRAIN.

    • rtfirefly says:

      Meanwhile, the LA Rams haven’t been to the Super Bowl in 40 years LOL and they lost that one. After they lose in The Big Easy, I mean what’s 1 more year of failure, right?

  24. rtfirefly says:

    4-0 in picks, 3-1 against the spread. Thought I had 4-0, but oh well – I don’t gamble anyway haha.

  25. 12th Man says:

    Niners fired their D line coach Jeff Zgonina.

  26. unca_chuck says:

    3-1 on the game calls, but I thought Indy would cover, so 2-2. Pholes Phenom Phades away,

  27. Jared Goff says:

    Now you’ll get to see the legitimate NFC West team in the championship game. And the Rams will own the west for years to come. This is what happens when you build a roster instead of throwing money away at a QB who just sits at home with porn stars.

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