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Posted by Radatz on January 9, 2018 at 2:40 AM

Let's get this over with fast. That always works better in the large. Just the basics. Boring common sense.

TEN@NE: New England is at home. They have the better coach. They have the better QB. They have more experience. They have a better record. They probably have some missing pieces returning to boot. They're the champs. How do you bet against them?

JAX@PIT: Pitt has the better QB. Pitt is at home. Pitt has the experience. Jax has the better D and may have the better coach. It all comes down to how much they can score against the possibly suspect Pittsburgh D. That's a big if for a team that just put up 10 points against Buffalo (who have a better D than Pittsburgh, it's true). It could happen, but you have to take the home team regardless of how the last game went.

NO@MIN: Minny's at home. The Saints have the better QB. The Saints have the better coach. Minnesota probably has the better D. It comes down to how well the NO offense can score on the Minny D versus how well the Minny offense can score on the NO D. The Saints' D has been good enough to cover that for me because I'm sure their offense will put up some points. The Minnesota offense is the biggest question mark here. I'm not sure about them.

ATL@PHI: Philly's at home. Coaching is a near draw despite Quinn's brain farts. The Eagles have a sub at QB. A good sub, but he's up against Ryan, who's looked good. Schwartz is the better DC, but Atlanta's defense is playing well and the team is hot. The Eagles are not. If not for Wentz' improv heroics they probably wouldn't have won more than 9 or 10 games. And that's the name of that tune.

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Reply vapor5
7:01 AM on January 9, 2018 
In the NFC, the South rises again..Schantz D gambles backfires .
In the AFC, the top dogs will likely prevail, but don't under-estimate how tough these two southern squads are.
Notice a theme!
Reply the immortal scurds
9:44 AM on January 9, 2018 
byevweek will hurt philly and minny.lebounty's defense in tennessee will take out gronk. it wont be enough.
Reply vapor5
10:24 AM on January 9, 2018 
Lebounty - LOL scurdsy
Reply Ferociousjane
12:17 AM on January 11, 2018 
So are you guys finally going to lose Matt Patricia?
Reply Radatz
12:49 AM on January 11, 2018 
Long as it's not BB. NE loses coordinators every few years or so as everybody tries to get the next Belichick. Accept no substitutes.

The Patriots have become so big that every year around playoff time somebody dredges up or fabricates some paparazzi soap opera about them to sell copy.
Reply Ferociousjane
12:56 AM on January 11, 2018 
I thought this years particularly vicious rumors were more of an anti Trump related backlash. You know the media ( especially ESPN) has it out for anyone even seemingly sympathetic or friendly to the President.
Reply Radatz
1:07 AM on January 11, 2018 
Indeed. Why not? Skipper's Parthian Shot? Hill and Nolan are making it hard for the network to simply slander the President. A little indirection is in order.

Strange how it has no effect on the most objective force in nature, the stock market :)
Reply vapor5
7:01 AM on January 11, 2018 
I'm sticking with All South conference finals using Monopoly bills. some say V5 belongs in the confederacy of Dunces :wink:
Reply Radatz
12:45 PM on January 11, 2018 
Where's the Prophet? Must be waiting for last-minute shoes to drop.
Reply Ferociousjane
4:41 PM on January 11, 2018 
Max Kellerman thinks Patriots fans are the dumbest fans in sports.
I think he somehow overlooked Browns season ticket holders.
Reply Radatz
9:01 PM on January 11, 2018 
I'm half ready to believe all the crap circulating about NE is being fed by BB and Kraft just to get some tension going. Spygate... 16-0. Deflategate... SB. Garoppologate? We shall see :)

Who's Max Kellerman?
Reply Ferociousjane
9:38 PM on January 11, 2018 
I bet what he really meant to say was Patriots fans are the dumbest men in sports :)
Reply Ferociousjane
9:44 PM on January 11, 2018 
I will not believe he meant to include the pink hats in his statement.
Reply Radatz
12:40 AM on January 12, 2018 
The guy's a boxing analyst and apparent part-time football troll. So who cares?

Now if you told me Bert Sugar had said that, I'd be worried!

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