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  • 08/12/2013, 08:26PM ET

Most likely Super Bowl teams.

Marlins Fan (156-78-31) vs 7#bag _ Com (996-338-73)
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I'm going with the San Francisco 49ers vs. the Denver Broncos.

Couple things not to like about this matchup. One, they're the same teams I predicted last year, and I know the NFL changes every year. Two, it's just too obvious. Three, there's almost always at least one surprise team in the Super Bowl.

That said, Denver and San Francisco are still the most likely Super Bowl teams.

Neither of these teams have any glaring holes anywhere on their respective rosters. Both teams are stocked with talent all over the field. From quarterbacks to skill position players, from offensive linemen to defensive linemen, from the linebacking corps to the defensive backfield, from special teams to coaches, the 49ers and Broncos are the two teams stocked with enough talent that anything short of a Super Bowl appearance would be an abject failure.

There are other good, talented teams in the NFL but the two most complete, Super Bowl-ready teams are the San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos.

Good luck to whomever accepts this, assuming someone takes it. It's a pretty played out topic but the board is dead and I'm hopeful that a Super Bowl TD will spark some interest.


I'm going to disagree with the Ponies.

I'm going with the Texans. One team always comes from almost nowhere, and that team to me is the Texans.

Here are my issues with the Broncos (Not in Order)

1. John Fox is stubborn, Keep in mind, I'm a Carolina Fan, and Fox has lost quite a few games making changes LONG after he should have- or not at all. (worst 2 examples are vs West teams, oddly enough)

2. You have Monte Ball, who might be good- but so was Moreno, and McGahee started fumbling like a drunken hobo with a greasy bottle.

3. No Elvis. Thats a hole, replacing almost 20% of your sacks.

4. Manning. He's still one good hit from being gone for a year- true Schaub is too- but I'll take AJ over Brock Osweller.

Finally, the AFC West is MUCH harder and improved than the South. Harder Div, harder road- they could have to goto not only the Pats, but also H-Town.


Sort of surprised you didn't pick Seattle but that's neither here nor there. Houston it is.

Before we get too far into it, there's just one quick thing I'd like to point out about the backup QB situations. You mentioned AJ who I assume is TJ Yates, and while Yates has done some nice things he isn't necessarily the Texans backup QB. According to HC Gary Kubiak the Texans are engaged in a backup QB competition between Yates and Case Keenum, and Kubiak says they've been discussing sliding Keenum into the backup spot.

That said, I have no problem with Brock Osweiler as Denver's backup. At least the Broncos have a set-in-stone backup QB, unlike Houston who doesn't even know who will win the job.

John Fox may be stubborn. So what? How will that hurt the Broncos, specifically?

Montee Ball is one of college football's most productive RBs, ever. How does adding him hurt the Broncos?

Losing Elvis hurts, sort of. Dumervil was a one trick pony. Decent at sacks, nothing else And actually a closer look shows he's mostly just good at third down blitzing. Useful skillset but a limited player overall, and possibly already declining.

Wait, what??? AFC West is tough? Haha!!!


Ok, lets clear some things up.

How does John Fox hurt the chances?

Oh I dunno, leaving a QB in after 3,4,5, SIX picks- when he clearly lost his nerve AND his team?
Running the SAME PLAY on 2nd and 1, 3rd and 1 and oh why not, FOURTH and 1?
Not changing his base D when other teams are driving and coming back from 17 points?
Having Steve Smith run the same route over and over and over again- so long that he HAD TO BE RESTRAINED- and then the first time he got to run a go route instead of a hook he went yard?
How about thinking the 3 backs he had were gonna be good enough for a playoff run- and then being down to his SIXTH STRING Back

But none of that is gonna matter though, right? Since Peyton is SO good right?

The guy that is 9-11, With Eight One-and-Done Postseason Trips- and a third of those wins came in ONE YEAR.

But that doesn't matter, right?

How many rookie running backs drafted in the SECOND ROUND go off? No-Sho was much higher touted- and has done Jack.

So glad you think Elvis means nada- Just gonna leave that alone


So John Fox has made tactical errors in the past. Most coaches have, at some point. Sometimes you learn on the fly. Nothing wrong with that. It's not like Fox is gonna use Osweiler as the starter or turn Von Miller into a DB or something. He may have made mistakes but every coach has, and the NFL is a player's game, anyway.

Not sure what your snarky comment about Peyton being SO good means, but yeah, he's obviously a good player.

Not sure if you're just a bitter ex-Fox fan or what, but the guy is a pretty good coach and he should be viewed as an asset, not a liability. His postseason record is somewhat irrelevant, by the way. Those Panthers teams weren't very talented so Fox gets a pass to a certain extent.

How many second round RBs go off? Not sure exactly, but I know guys like Ray Rice and LeSean McCoy were second round picks. Heck, Alfred Morris was a 6th round pick but finished second in rushing as a rookie last year. RB talent can be found anywhere and everywhere in the draft, as I'm sure you are aware. Montee Ball is a great asset for Denver, so matter how you slice it.

Didn't say Elvis means nada. Just that he's one dimensional and replaceable.


I am so glad that you can replace a 10 sack guy so easily. You really need to contact the Fins and see if they have any opening with scouting.

So glad you came up with Ray Rice.

I'm sure if Ball runs for 454 yard and ZERO TDs there is absolutely no doubt the Broncos are Super Bowl bound. Even if he pops off for 657 yards and 4 TDs like McCoy did, I don't think thats going to help much.

Thank you for proving my point.

I'm not a bitter Fox Hater, I'm just pointing out that he has, at times made some serious gaffes in the playoffs and in important games. I'm sure every coach has made some major errors that any rabid fanbase can point out.

Fox is 5-3 in the playoffs- so those talentless hacks playing in Carolina have a better playoff record than Denver's Hall of Fame QB.

August 13, 2013  01:31 AM ET

Chip Kelly and the high octane Eagles.

August 13, 2013  01:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Chip Kelly and the high octane Eagles.

Now THAT would be something.

August 13, 2013  02:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Now THAT would be something.

I don't know why you act so suprised. The only offense that will score more points than the Eagles offense, is whatever offense is playing the Eagles defense. :\ Gonna be a long year.

August 13, 2013  03:12 AM ET
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I don't know why you act so suprised. The only offense that will score more points than the Eagles offense, is whatever offense is playing the Eagles defense. :\ Gonna be a long year.

Heheh. On ESPN radio on the way home, they were saying the Eagles would have to average 50 pts a game to finish 8-8.

August 13, 2013  03:23 AM ET
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Heheh. On ESPN radio on the way home, they were saying the Eagles would have to average 50 pts a game to finish 8-8.

That's what you get for listening to ESPN radio. They don't know nothing.

More like 65, easily.

Unless a DC who has NEVER had a successfull defense can some how find a way to get a group of players play part time in a 4-3 and part time in a 3-4. And a HC who has NO CLUE what is going on with the defesne. Literally, no clue.

A few days ago he said, before the pre season game, he said CB Brandon Boykin would not be starting, then he did. After the game Chip was asked what had changed. His answer while I can not remember word for word, was something that translated to "I don't know, I don't pay attention to that side of the ball."

And on top of that, he chastises a guy for being tough and showing some UBP's. Cary Williams stuck up for himself and his team in a joint practice with the Pats and got sat for the game. Why bring in a guy from Baltimore of all places and expect him to not have some kind of an edge? Why not praise him for trying to be a leader on a team with none? Why not want some sort of attitude on D? Why care if you don't pay attention to anything else the D ever does?

Gonna be a long year.

Your welcome USC. Your next coach should be available in 2-3 years.

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August 13, 2013  11:56 AM ET
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Nothing like a Super Bowl TD in August to spark interest...

Hater.

At least I try.

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August 13, 2013  02:46 PM ET
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Lighten up, Francis

Likewise.

August 13, 2013  07:50 PM ET

If past history is any indication, the 49'ers are a long shot to get back to the Super Bowl.

Of the past 19 SB losers, none have gone to the SB the following season. 9 have missed the playoffs all together.

August 13, 2013  07:51 PM ET
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If past history is any indication, the 49'ers are a long shot to get back to the Super Bowl.Of the past 19 SB losers, none have gone to the SB the following season. 9 have missed the playoffs all together.

This!

August 14, 2013  01:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

If past history is any indication, the 49'ers are a long shot to get back to the Super Bowl.Of the past 19 SB losers, none have gone to the SB the following season. 9 have missed the playoffs all together.

As of right now, which NFC team do you anticipate being likely to dethrone the 49ers as NFC champs?

August 14, 2013  10:02 AM ET
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As of right now, which NFC team do you anticipate being likely to dethrone the 49ers as NFC champs?

The Packers would be my pick.

I also think the Seahawks have a great chance to win the West.

Don't discount the Saints chances.

August 14, 2013  01:05 PM ET

I'd go all west coast with a Seattle/SF matchup.

August 14, 2013  01:39 PM ET
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I'd go all west coast with a Seattle/SF matchup.

Doesn't work, because there has to be one AFC team vs. one NFC team.

San Fran and Seattle are both NFC teams, and in fact play in the exact same division.

Would be an entertaining matchup, though, if it were possible.

August 14, 2013  02:29 PM ET

Packers - Patriots.

Most epic Super Bowl, EVAH!!!!!!

August 14, 2013  02:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

I'd go all west coast with a Seattle/SF matchup.

I've warned you before about that Sacramental wine habit. :-)

August 14, 2013  02:39 PM ET
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Doesn't work, because there has to be one AFC team vs. one NFC team.San Fran and Seattle are both NFC teams, and in fact play in the exact same division.Would be an entertaining matchup, though, if it were possible.

My turnover.

August 14, 2013  02:52 PM ET
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I've warned you before about that Sacramental wine habit. :-)

I'll have you know that this prelate is a certifiable lagerhead.....thank you very much.

 
August 14, 2013  03:01 PM ET
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Packers - Patriots.Most epic Super Bowl, EVAH!!!!!!

If GB makes it I hope they face Denver. I would LOVE to see Rodgers and Manning square off. I could be wrong but I can't remember any good Rodgers-Manning battles, and that's too bad. Between the two of them we would have the makings for an amazing game.

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