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  • 12/14/2011, 11:05AM ET

Who grabs the final 2 wild cards.. This is more complex.. Get ready to play detective..

HighwayCrossingFrog (175-850-64) vs DJRoxalot (1085-669-126)
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First off.. I have the Gmen beating, skins, jets and dallas.. To win their division..

so according to my logic..
The last 2 wild cards, will come down to falcons, bears, lions and cowboys..

I like FALCONS and LIONS.. TO GET THE 2 WILD CARDS..
(both hold a significant advantage of being 8-5, over the 7-6 bears and cowboys)..

Falcons will make it cause.. They will beat Jags and Bucs.. To finish season 10-6.. EASY..

Lions will make it cause.. I fancy them over a suspect raiders and a so-so Chargers.. 10-6, EASY..

Bears? Isch dont think so.. They will definitely lose to GB.. 9-7 at best..

Cowboys? They will most likely lose to the GMEN.. And I expect the Eagles to push them to the limit.. At best 9-7, (They better hope Eli Manning the stud turns into Eli Manning, the lost little boy.. That is Dallas's ONLY hope)..

Thats my Logic..
Good luck rebuting it!


I like the Falcons and Bears to get the wild cards.

Chicago has Seattle, Green Bay, and Minnesota. Hanie played pretty well against Denver's tough defense. He completed 12 of 19 passes for 115 yards. Most importantly, he didn't throw any INT's. Chicago would have won that game if not for a couple tough plays by Marion Barber when he fumbled and he ran out of bounds.

I know they lost beats RB Matt Forte, but Barber is a very capable RB and with their defense, they will win 2 of their last 3 games to finish 9-7 and snag a WC.

10-6, easy? Please. None of thos games are easy for Detroit. Oakland may have Denarius Moore and Jacoby Ford back. They are 2 huge playmakers Palmer has missed on offense, making them too predictable. Regardless, the Lions aren't as good as the Pack. This game is a tossup.

It might be a little too late for the Chargers to make the playoffs, but they have a shot at being a spoiler team. The Lions have lost 5 of their last 8 games.

The Chargers have scored 75 points in the last 2 games and aren't an easy win at all. SD is 7th in the NFL with 272ypg through the air and 8th in scoring offense.

Detroit is 23rd in ppg allowed.


Bears is not a bad choice..

I too have similar logic to you, in the sense that Dallas and GMEN, are only fighting for one play off spot.. Imaginary High 5!

Its tough putting faith in an "average at best" quarterback with the Bears..
What happens if the Bears fall behind? Then I have a strong feeling things get ugly quickly..
We both agree that the Bears have no chance against the Packers..
9-7 is as good as it gets for the Bears.. Plus they will have their hands full against the beast we call Lynch, on sunday vs seattle.. Thats not a gimmie, not a gimmie at all.. Could be another ugly low scoring game..

Whats to like about the Lions?
I'd take Stafford over Hanie, anyday of the week..
Plus they get nutter Suh back..
Oakland is at an all time low in confidence, after getting whooped by the Fins and the Pack..
Yeah, San Diego have been scoring a heap, but thats against 2 ugly team, worst-QB-ever-Gabbert/Jags.. And the suspect Bills, (Oh Fitzy, I know you got the big contract.. Just breathe dude!)..

I know the Lions have lost 5 games/(won 3 in that span)..
But they were all to good teams..
And I really like the way Detroit battled the Pack on thanksgiving..


The Bears defense will keep them in all 3 games. They allow just 19.6ppg, 9th. Hanie has a very good defense to rely on.

"Plus they will have their hands full against the beast we call Lynch, on sunday vs seattle.."

The Bears are 10th against the run. They are going to stack the box and stop Lynch, forcing Tarvaris Jackson to try and beat them. Seattle is 24th in passing ypg. And Chicago's pass defense has 17 INT's.

This game could get ugly fast, especially since Chicago has allowed just 10 points the last 2 games.

Getting Suh back doesn't necessarily mean it's a good thing. Getting him back means they may very well have more penalties since he seems unable to keep his emotions in check.

"Oakland is at an all time low in confidence, after getting whooped by the Fins and the Pack.."

They are professionals, they move on after each game. They have been without 3 playmakers and that is huge loss for their offense.

The Lions lost to Chicago as well. Detroit very well could lose all 3 of those games and be 8-8. Chicago is 6-3 vs NFC teams, while Detroit is 6-5. This will be key if it comes down to a tie-breaker.


Detroit losing all 3 games???
really??
thats odd, cause by my watch, they are strong favorites vs oakland..
Oakland getting whooped by miami, was the straw that broke the camels back..
you simply can not rationalize that loss..

And yes, detroit really should beat the chargers too..
befor the chargers beat up a bunch of fairies,
(the fairies being jags and bills)..
san diego lost something like 5 in a row!
(im in a car, cant look it up)..

And who knows whats going to happen vs GB..
will GB start resting starters in their last game?
will detroit be fighting for their playoff lives?
if they are still fighting,
lions will go down kicking and screaming vs pack..



I respect your bears call..
but they have 0% vs pack..
seattle has won 4 out of 5..
with lynch racking up crazy numbers..
if bears had cutler and forte, fine they win this one..
but in an ugly low scoring game..
yeah, it will probably come down to field goal kickers..
so I give the bears a 50% chance of beating seattle..
hannie isnt good enough to put alot of points on the board..
and barber has low NFL IQ.. I can see why he is 2nd string!


Your watch?

Oddsmakers have the game as nearly pick'em, meaning it is basically a tossup on who wins this game.

Detroit is beat up at RB, having lost Jahvid Best and Kevin Smith due to injuries this season. They will not be running all over the Oakland defense this week.

Oakland's pass defense has been a pleasant surprise this after losing Aso. They are allowing 234 ypg, 17th. Not great, but not as bad as many anticipated it would be either. I think Oakland will have an excellent shot at slowing down Stafford.

Especially, with the Oakland pass rush. 37 sacks, 4th best in the League. They will sack and pressure Stafford. Big reason why QB's complete just 52.4%.

Explain? The Dolphins won their 4th game out of the last 5 by beating the Raiders. They were at home and the Raiders were missing key offensive personnel.

Plus, Miami's defense is better than people want to give them credit for.

#12 in total ypg allowed
#3 in rushing ypg allowed
#5 in scoring defense

Say what you want about SD, but the Chargers can score. Like a fighter, they have a punchers chance in any game when they average [B]24.9ppg (tied for 7th in the NFL).[/

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December 14, 2011  01:18 PM ET

Jets.

December 14, 2011  01:18 PM ET

Jets will beat the Giants.

December 14, 2011  01:21 PM ET

Beware of the Cards and Seahawks... I would've thought it was a joke to have them in the playoffs, but after playing out what I thought would happen on ESPN's Playoff machine, I had the Cards sneaking in getting the 6th spot. They've played really well of late, and don't have a tough schedule.

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December 14, 2011  01:51 PM ET

Cardinals (9-7) and Falcons (10-6)

December 14, 2011  02:21 PM ET

I like DJ's confidence in the Bears, wish I could say the same about me.

December 14, 2011  03:19 PM ET

No Culter No Forte No way the Bears get in

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December 14, 2011  06:02 PM ET
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Cards at 9-7?LOL.

They have a really easy remaining schedule.

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December 14, 2011  10:43 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Bengals is easy? (vs cards)

Not easy, but I think the Cards will beat them.

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