NFL  > General NFL  > Would not want to be the Panthers or the Broncos
December 30, 2013, 12:54 PM
Every year there are 2 teams that before they ever set foot on a playoff field they already know BOTH teams they will have to beat to get to the Superbowl.

The teams that play on Sunday on the second week, this year it is the Broncos and Panthers.

Your already preparing all week for your opponent then the day before your first playoff game you now know who you play next week, if you win your first playoff game.

To me that is a disadvantage, too much knowledge is not necessarily a good thing.
December 30, 2013  01:25 PM ET

Huh? They don't know who they are playing yet

December 30, 2013  01:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Huh? They don't know who they are playing yet

I will use Denver as the example.

Sunday night (January 5th) they will know who they play on Sunday (January 12th)

BEFORE they play on Sunday the 12th

New England will play their game on Saturday the 11th

Denver must play their 1st game already knowing who the winner of the New England game is.

HENSE they know both teams they have to beat before they ever play a playoff game.

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December 30, 2013  03:14 PM ET

At this point in Peyton's career I don't think anything phases him. He is trying to become the best ever and is focused to do so. He has only 1 SB win/1 SB MVP and needs 1 more of each to go along with 5 MVP's which will never be matched. The guy is the modern day Wilt Chamberlain where he puts up video game numbers. That 55 TD's will never be broken unless the NFL goes to 18 games and still may not. Peyton beat Brady's record by 5.

December 30, 2013  03:32 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Peyton beat Brady's record by 5.

Brady - 3 Super Bowls
Manning - 1 Super Bowl

Just sayin'!!!

December 30, 2013  03:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I will use Denver as the example.Sunday night (January 5th) they will know who they play on Sunday (January 12th)BEFORE they play on Sunday the 12th New England will play their game on Saturday the 11thDenver must play their 1st game already knowing who the winner of the New England game is.HENSE they know both teams they have to beat before they ever play a playoff game.

if they win - it's the playoffs. No one is looking ahead past the opponent you're playing.

December 30, 2013  03:54 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Brady - 3 Super BowlsManning - 1 Super BowlJust sayin'!!!

Joe Montana - 4 Super Bowls


Just sayin.

December 30, 2013  04:00 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Brady - 3 Super BowlsManning - 1 Super BowlJust sayin'!!!

What does that have to do with the TD record? That's what I was talking about. Bradshaw has 4 so is he better than Brady? Charles Haley is the only player in NFL history to have 5 SB Rings so he must stand alone?

December 30, 2013  04:23 PM ET
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What does that have to do with the TD record? That's what I was talking about. Bradshaw has 4 so is he better than Brady? Charles Haley is the only player in NFL history to have 5 SB Rings so he must stand alone?

Robert Horry > Michael Jordan

December 30, 2013  04:31 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Robert Horry > Michael Jordan

LOL, Rings are very important. I almost started a Thread stating is the Ring the only thing that matters? Horry was obviously a role player but I get your sarcasm as in Rings aren't the only factor when ranking players. Hell if it was why isn't Bradshaw the best ever with Montana then. Nobody I know has Terry in the Top 5. Aikman is 3-0 in SB's as well and is never mentioned in the same sentence as Tom Brady who is 3-2 in SB's. Why is that? It's because MVP's and Stats are factored in.

December 30, 2013  04:47 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Brady - 3 Super BowlsManning - 1 Super BowlJust sayin'!!!

Pffffftttt!!!

Patriots homer!!!

December 30, 2013  04:53 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Pffffftttt!!!Patriots homer!!!

Hey Sweets hope you had a great XMas :-) Troy has 3 Rings as well ;-)

December 30, 2013  07:29 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Brady - 3 Super BowlsManning - 1 Super BowlJust sayin'!!!

Actually

Brady has been to 5 superbowls and won 3

Peyton has been to 2 and won 1.

Just getting there is worth mentioning.

December 30, 2013  07:34 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

At this point in Peyton's career I don't think anything phases him. He is trying to become the best ever and is focused to do so. He has only 1 SB win/1 SB MVP and needs 1 more of each to go along with 5 MVP's which will never be matched. The guy is the modern day Wilt Chamberlain where he puts up video game numbers. That 55 TD's will never be broken unless the NFL goes to 18 games and still may not. Peyton beat Brady's record by 5.

Agreed Peyton has been there done that but the rest of the teams not so much.

I think it has to be different for the teams that know a day ahead of time who both opponents are they have to beat, it is only human nature to look ahead.

Take Carolina, not much playoff experience on that team, now they will know the exact road to the SB before they ever step on the field.
Heck it could help them too.

Just thought it was a interesting discussion, guess no one agrees with me.

December 30, 2013  08:25 PM ET

HnS,

On the other hand? What enjoyment factor be ,knowing ahead of time?

There goes the anticipation ,the mystery and the [expected ] eventual winner.

Where's the thrill in that?

More too the point? Why even play?

I've never tried that 'Fantasy Football' game ,but it seems that it's better enjoyed than the real thing.

December 31, 2013  12:20 AM ET

this is one of the dumbest threads ive ever seen...ban yourself, erkel

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December 31, 2013  03:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

At this point in Peyton's career I don't think anything phases him. He is trying to become the best ever and is focused to do so. He has only 1 SB win/1 SB MVP and needs 1 more of each to go along with 5 MVP's which will never be matched. The guy is the modern day Wilt Chamberlain where he puts up video game numbers. That 55 TD's will never be broken unless the NFL goes to 18 games and still may not. Peyton beat Brady's record by 5.

I saw on NFL Channel that the NFL stat geeks are reviewing Manning's "pass" to Decker early in the game for 7 yards. They say it may be ruled a lateral, in which event he will lose 7 yards and the single season passing record. Saw the replay and it looks like a lateral. Sucks for him if that happens, given he sat out the second half and could have shattered the record.

December 31, 2013  03:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

... The guy is the modern day Wilt Chamberlain where he puts up video game numbers. That 55 TD's will never be broken unless the NFL goes to 18 games and still may not.

A modern day Wilt? The only video game number he's put up in his career is 55, and maybe his yardage numbers this season. And maybe 7 TDs in a game but that's been matched a number of times. Wilt put up video game numbers in so many categories - even in the woman conquest category. I don't think of Peyton as a career comparison to Wilt - Wilt has many records that truly never will be broken. He won one more championship than Manning, but that could change this year. Gotta admire Manning's accomplishments, but if the Broncos go one and out again his amazing feats this year will be heavily tarnished. He needs to take Denver deep this year and at least make it to the SB.

 
December 31, 2013  04:43 AM ET
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I need to put this idiot over my knee and show him who is boss. he is crying and bitter and getting on my nerves. I need to smack him around some so that he goes away,,

LMAO!!!!! u my friend are **** hilarious!

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