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NFL Week 15: O holy night, the Starrs are brightly shining

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Football_Bat, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Enough of that steely debate.

    It's the most wonderful time of the year: the final 3 weeks of the NFL regular season. Who'll be dashing through the snow to grab that cherished slot in the "tournament?"

    There's a great wild card race in the AFC — hell, even the Texans have a slim shot. The NFC seems set except for the East, which will come down between the Eagles, Cowboys and Giants for the 3 and 6 seeds.
  2. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Am I the only one that thinks the Eagles are priming themselves for a run again?
  3. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    I think there's going to be a late-charging team get in as the six seed in the AFC.
  4. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    My first thought is the Eagles don't have a good enough defense to make a run, but the Saints really aren't much better defensively and Philadelphia is one of the teams that can hang with New Orleans in a shootout.

    Is there anybody with a defense worth trusting right now?
  5. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    The sked is in Baltimore's favor.
  6. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    It's Week 15 and Pittsburgh still sucks.
  7. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    My meaningless NFC power rankings have it New Orleans, Minnesota, and Philly, just like the standings. The Saints can play some defense, as we saw this year against New England among other teams. Philly's defense isn't exactly a slouch. If the team with the best defense is going to the Super Bowl though, you probably have to favor Minnesota, but can they do enough to stop New Orleans?

    Remember this is an era of offensive, high-flying pass happy football. Teams will give up big plays, and it's not like the Giants are just a bunch of dicks trying to play football.

    I can trust those top three teams. After that? Eh, it gets dicier.
  8. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    I would've said the Cowboys before Ware got hurt. As underperforming as the offense has been, the defense has been very consistent. ADD: That suck-ass red zone offense is a show-stopper.
  9. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Fixed that for you.
  10. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Minnesota finally got Wingfield (sp?) back at cornerback. That makes a big difference if they can upgrade the coverage behind that pass rush. They need to get Harvin healthy and keep Favre healthy. If that happens, they probably have the best all-around team.
  11. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    They could easily handle either of the bye teams.

    Andy Reid is an incredible coach and they really hitched the wagon to the right guy in Donovan McNabb.

    And, apologies to Sonner (I think), who said that Vick would become a greater part of their winning equation.

    I was wrong in saying that the Atlanta game would be more or less the last time we'd see Vick in any substantive role.

    Eagles could easily be playing in Miami.
  12. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    The problem is they could just as easily lose on wildcard weekend.
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