They should of beaten San Fran, which would of given them that #1 seed. the early weather in that game cost them. Even thought I'm from Boston and love my Red Sox, Celtics and Bruins, I'm (clearly) not a Patriots fan. However, I agree with you that the Patriots are a more "fitting" #1 seed than Denver.
I predict the Patriots will play Houston again in the divisional playoff game. When Baltimore and Denver play each other - you might want to cheer for Denver. Road game in Denver is IMO easier for the Patriots than a home game against Baltimore, because the Ravens always seem to play the Patriots tough. They realistically should of beaten the Patriots during that nearly undefeated season, and in hindsight, it might of been good for them.
The Patriots have always had a tough time against the Ravens, so they would be scary even if they're floundering now. But the Broncos now are clicking on all cylinders and are an improved team from the one the Pats saw earlier this season at Gillette. I would rather see the Broncos get bounced in the second round, regardless of opponent, and the Pats advance to host the AFCCG.
BTW congrats on the Skins winning the division, RGIII is so much fun to watch. We've seen quite a renaissance at the QB position the past few seasons.
In the NFC, I am going to go with The Packers to beat The Vikings. I know that sounds silly considering Peterson (Season MVP IMO) ran all over them this week, but I think things will be different in Lambeau, and if the weather becomes a factor, then the Pack will definitely have an advantage. And beating the Packers twice in a row? That is tough to do.
And I will say this. If the Skins were playing Seattle in Seattle, I'd probably pick the Seahawks. However, the Seahawks on the road against RGIII & Alfred Morris and a team on a 7 game winning streak? That is going to be tough to beat. I'll pick the Skins by virtue of home field advantage. No 12th man to worry about.
In the AFC, I am still going to pick the Texans to beat the Bengals. Yeah, they've looked pedestrian the last few games, but I chalk up the Colts game to high emotion due to the return of their coach to the sidelines. I think the Texans are going to click a little better in their first playoff game (I hope so. I'd be nice if they won one).
And due to their high momentum, I am going to pick the Colts over the Ravens. The Ravens started strong, but minus their win over the Giants, they have looked pretty ordinary for at least a month and a half (and the Giants game I believe has more to do with the Giants just sucking). Luck just seems to have everything going right at the moment and the Colts seem like a more finely tuned and in sync team.
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I know it's sill considering Peterson ran all over them this week...
Peterson ran all over them ALL SEASON, almost 20% of his seasons yards game against GB, 2 200 yard games, he's going to have a third. He had more yards vs GB in GB(210) than this week(199). Vikings are also a better bad weather team than GB, they can run the ball ALL DAY, GB cannot, and GB cannot block for shit.
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I'm thinking Texans, Colts, Seahawks, and Packers advance. Most confident in Green Bay, least confident in Houston. I'd have given the Vikings a puncher's chance at Lambeau if they still had Percy Harvin available.
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49ers NFC West champs and 2nd seed. hoping it will be like last year with the 49ers winning their game and the falcons losing so that the NFC title game at Candlestick. Different ending though obviously