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January 6, 2011, 01:47 PM
I just have a feeling that one team this weekend that everyone thinks will win will lose. My thinking is that with some of the injuries that the Saints have and with them playing on the road they could get knocked off this weekend.
January 6, 2011  01:48 PM ET

Any opposing arguments? Yea or nay?

January 6, 2011  02:00 PM ET

I don't see the Seahawks pulling out a victory over the Saints, but it would be an upset. My personal pick for an upset would be Jets over the favored Colts based solely on last years match up.

January 6, 2011  02:23 PM ET

Yeah it would be. The Colts losing at home? Oh yeah!!!!

January 6, 2011  04:39 PM ET

I doubt the Saints will lose to the Sea Chickens, and I believe the Pack will send the Eagles packing, but the other two are up for grabs.

January 6, 2011  04:52 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I doubt the Saints will lose to the Sea Chickens, and I believe the Pack will send the Eagles packing, but the other two are up for grabs.

It can happen to anyone. The Saints, who I think well of by the way, won last season's Super Bowl. They also are injured in some key places and have never won a playoff game on the road. Now all of, or most of that could easily change this weekend. But its a troubling combination. Just a hunch really.

January 6, 2011  05:03 PM ET

Any given Sunday, any given team can win any given game.

~EZ~

January 6, 2011  05:44 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

It can happen to anyone. The Saints, who I think well of by the way, won last season's Super Bowl. They also are injured in some key places and have never won a playoff game on the road. Now all of, or most of that could easily change this weekend. But its a troubling combination. Just a hunch really.

Yes, of course. I agree with you. But, before this coach, they seldom made the playoffs, and when they did, it was few and far between..........lol

I don't think Seattle can match Brees tho. IF, of course, he's on. We shall see tho.......:-)

January 6, 2011  06:51 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Yes, of course. I agree with you. But, before this coach, they seldom made the playoffs, and when they did, it was few and far between..........lolI don't think Seattle can match Brees tho. IF, of course, he's on. We shall see tho.......:-)

Well Drew Brees maybe the best quarterback in the NFC playoffs that no one is talking about. Seattle has nothing close to him. But with a question mark at running back and Marques Colston a bit beat up, they may be ripe for this one. Then again maybe not.

January 6, 2011  06:53 PM ET
QUOTE:

If you look at the games this weekend, the only game that would be a truely surprising upset would be SEA over N.O.The Chiefs may not be favorites, but they're at home and Baltimore's offense can go dormant at times. It wouldn't be a big surprise I don't think.Indianapolis is the team with Manning and eperience, but would anybody be shocked if NY won? They had the better record, Indy is playing at home because the Jets are guilty of being in the same division as the Patriots.With GB and Philly, again, would it really shock you to see either team lose?It would be a shocker if Seattle beat the defending champs after a 7-9 season, getting beat by over 100 points. I don't see it happening, though they do have somewhat of a homefield advantage with the crowd noise.But since ya asked, I will go with NYJ over the Colts, If there were n upset.

Yeah, Manning losing at home would be a rarity. But it is a good pick. And the Colts have plenty of injuries to go around.

January 7, 2011  10:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Well Drew Brees maybe the best quarterback in the NFC playoffs that no one is talking about. Seattle has nothing close to him. But with a question mark at running back and Marques Colston a bit beat up, they may be ripe for this one. Then again maybe not.

Could be they're ripe for the picking.I haven't seen them play in a few weeks, so I have to take your word for it. Usually they play here all the time, but if they play at the same time as the Cowboys, then I miss the Saints. The Texans are televised here (Southeast Texas) just as much too.

January 7, 2011  11:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Could be they're ripe for the picking.I haven't seen them play in a few weeks, so I have to take your word for it. Usually they play here all the time, but if they play at the same time as the Cowboys, then I miss the Saints. The Texans are televised here (Southeast Texas) just as much too.

Any team is ripe for the picking if the timing is just right. I remember people were waiting for the Cardinals to fall apart during the 09 NFL playoffs and they made the Super Bowl. You never know what will happen. I just think the combination of factors may work against the Saints then again maybe not.

January 7, 2011  11:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Any team is ripe for the picking if the timing is just right. I remember people were waiting for the Cardinals to fall apart during the 09 NFL playoffs and they made the Super Bowl. You never know what will happen. I just think the combination of factors may work against the Saints then again maybe not.

Yeah, they've been beaten when they should have won. What do they call it........SB Hangover? Only way we'll know is when they play, but then that's true at any time.

They are all 0-0 now, so the season records mean nothing.

January 7, 2011  12:03 PM ET

This week's winners: NO, GB, IND, BAL

January 7, 2011  03:36 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Yeah, they've been beaten when they should have won. What do they call it........SB Hangover? Only way we'll know is when they play, but then that's true at any time.They are all 0-0 now, so the season records mean nothing.

Yep it all gets thrown out the window.

January 7, 2011  03:36 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

This week's winners: NO, GB, IND, BAL

Good choices.

January 8, 2011  06:14 PM ET

Saints in a bit of trouble.

January 8, 2011  08:02 PM ET

IT is DONE! The Saints will go home unable to defend their world championship. A great season none the less.

January 8, 2011  08:03 PM ET

WOW! The Lynch run was one for the ages!!! Amazing! Congrats Seahawks fans.

January 8, 2011  08:04 PM ET

Perfectpats, you started this thread with some ridiculous "feeling".....well not so ridiculous now. Prepare yourself a big ol bag of "I told you so..." and start handing them out! LOL

 
January 8, 2011  08:15 PM ET
QUOTE(#20):

Perfectpats, you started this thread with some ridiculous "feeling".....well not so ridiculous now. Prepare yourself a big ol bag of "I told you so..." and start handing them out! LOL

Don't have to do that. Its not about lording it over people for me. The factors to me added up. The Super Bowl champs were hurt and not playing their best ball. Key injuries which also led to the 5th string rb playing. The Saints also have never won a playoff game on the road. The Seahawks at home in a tough place to play. It just added up. And I ran with it.

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