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Mr. Flopnuts
01-18-2006, 01:38 PM
Who's going to the Superbowl? Who's going to win it? I'll start Seattle Pittsburg. Seattle wins.

kc hopeful
01-18-2006, 01:39 PM
Pittsburgh vs Carolina

Would like Carolina but the gut tells me the Steelers win it all.
(6th seed AFC!?)

Chiefs Pantalones
01-18-2006, 01:39 PM
Pittsburgh is going to win, but I do think Pittsburg has a chance.

Baby Lee
01-18-2006, 01:39 PM
Carolina/Pittsburgh, Carolina wins. Those guys are the anti-Martys. They are playing on a whole other level from the rest of the pack.

InChiefsHell
01-18-2006, 01:43 PM
I hope its:
Pitt vs Carolina

I think it will be:

Dungver vs Seattle.

I don't know much about the NFC, but the Donks showed this season that they are the best team in the AFC, after the Dolts debacle last weekend. They are tough to beat at home. Sadly, I think the Donks go to the dance.

Seattle, same thing. Though, I think Carolina has a better chance against them than Pitt does against the Donks.

GO STEELERS!!

Warrior5
01-18-2006, 01:56 PM
I think Denver will play Seattle.

I really loathe the Donks.

Fox River
01-18-2006, 01:58 PM
Seattle over Pittsburgh.

ROYC75
01-18-2006, 01:59 PM
Pittsburgh vs Carolina

Ditto ..........

Hydrae
01-18-2006, 02:01 PM
Oh why must you do this to me? :banghead:

Denver defeats Seattle and we have to listen to it for at least the next year. :sulk:

Baconeater
01-18-2006, 02:03 PM
Who's going to the Superbowl? Who's going to win it? I'll start Seattle Pittsburg. Seattle wins.

I agree, I was waayyyyy more impressed with Pittsburgh's win than Denver's. I don't forsee both home teams losing so I'd go Seattle on the NFC side. Seattle to win the SB only because then I'd win my playoff pool.

htismaqe
01-18-2006, 02:07 PM
Denver will beat Pittsburgh, barring a miracle.

tk13
01-18-2006, 02:07 PM
Seattle and Denver. Gotta go with the home teams.

Anyong Bluth
01-18-2006, 02:14 PM
its a tough call, the two hottest teams are the road teams.

I'm going with Carolina v Pittsburgh -

Pittsburgh beats Denver 31-27
Carolina beats Seattle 38 - 24

Pittsburgh beats Carolina - 27-24

htismaqe
01-18-2006, 02:21 PM
its a tough call, the two hottest teams are the road teams.

I'm going with Carolina v Pittsburgh -

Pittsburgh beats Denver 31-27
Carolina beats Seattle 38 - 24

Pittsburgh beats Carolina - 27-24

Hmmm...No #6 seed has ever made the Super Bowl have they?

And you've got both #6 seeds in the Super Bowl?

:hmmm:

:D

Fox River
01-18-2006, 02:22 PM
I thought that Carolina was a five seed.

tk13
01-18-2006, 02:24 PM
Hmmm...No #6 seed has ever made the Super Bowl have they?

And you've got both #6 seeds in the Super Bowl?

:hmmm:

:D
No #6 seed has ever made a championship game before.

And as far as I can tell, no team has ever won three games on the road to make it to the Super Bowl either.

kaplin42
01-18-2006, 02:25 PM
Pitt vs. Seatle.

Pitt wins.

InChiefsHell
01-18-2006, 02:25 PM
Carolina was a 5 seed, but still...never had a SB matchup between wildcard teams before...

If they make it, Steelers will win the SB...Bettis will retire (thank God) and Donks will shut up and sit down...

Nzoner
01-18-2006, 02:29 PM
Denver over Pitt 17-16

Carolina over Seattle 27 -23

Carolina over Denver 42-17 and the Fake ties Gannon's SB record with 5 picks.

chiefsfan1963
01-18-2006, 02:30 PM
denver vs carolina

denver wins

they make afc west fans proud! :p

afc west is the toughest division by far!

OldNo7
01-18-2006, 02:33 PM
Both home teams win 20-17.

Denver wins its third Super Bowl in seven tries, 28-18.

htismaqe
01-18-2006, 02:37 PM
denver vs carolina

denver wins

they make afc west fans proud! :p

afc west is the toughest division by far!

So you're one of those kooks that roots for a hated rival because you have some kind of mythical notion that wins by our division rivals somehow makes us look better?

OldNo7
01-18-2006, 02:41 PM
So you're one of those kooks that roots for a hated rival because you have some kind of mythical notion that wins by our division rivals somehow makes us look better?

That's like PAC-10 teams that got smoked by SC bragging about a Trojan national championship. Have some pride.

htismaqe
01-18-2006, 02:48 PM
That's like PAC-10 teams that got smoked by SC bragging about a Trojan national championship. Have some pride.

Actually, I can see it in college. 3/4 of a team's schedule is against conference opponents. If other conference teams do well in bowl games, it actually does give some indication of how strong your conference is.

Applying it to the NFL is just assinine.

MOhillbilly
01-18-2006, 02:53 PM
Steelers Vs. Seahawks

Seahawks win.

foxman
01-18-2006, 02:57 PM
No #6 seed has ever made a championship game before.

And as far as I can tell, no team has ever won three games on the road to make it to the Super Bowl either.

New England in 85 when they got HAMMMERED by the Bears won 3 road games.

Carolina v/s Pitt

Carolina!

htismaqe
01-18-2006, 03:07 PM
New England in 85 when they got HAMMMERED by the Bears won 3 road games.

Carolina v/s Pitt

Carolina!

Ah, you're right. I overlooked the 85 Pats.

Gee, I wonder why? :D

bogie
01-18-2006, 03:08 PM
So...
12 pick Pitt, 8 Pick Denver
10 pick Seattle, 7 pick Carolina

SB...
2 Pitt, 3 Den, 4 Seattle, 3 Carolina

I was hoping for some help from this for my pool. I'm gonna pick Seattle because I suspect several Pitt picks are emotional.

htismaqe
01-18-2006, 03:13 PM
So...
12 pick Pitt, 8 Pick Denver
10 pick Seattle, 7 pick Carolina

SB...
2 Pitt, 3 Den, 4 Seattle, 3 Carolina

I was hoping for some help from this for my pool. I'm gonna pick Seattle because I suspect several Pitt picks are emotional.

ALL of the Pitt picks are emotional.

:D

bogie
01-18-2006, 03:19 PM
ALL of the Pitt picks are emotional.

:D

Pittsburgh going to destroy Denver. hope, hope, hope.

leviw
01-18-2006, 03:26 PM
Chiefs.

Fox River
01-18-2006, 03:26 PM
This is Professional Football. In a time of parity. Anything can happen. After the last two weeks I do not any longer believe in underdogs or upsets. I would like Pitt to win and I know that they can. I do not like Denver, but I do not hate them as much as most here do. I think that the NFL has joined the other Pro Leagues in having homefield go out the window for the most part. In the MLB, NBA, and the NHL homefield usually only comes through in the last game of an odd numbered series.

Anyong Bluth
01-18-2006, 03:27 PM
while I'll admit the pick might be a bit emotional, I also very much respect the homefield advantage Mile offers, also.

I simply think that Pittsburgh has a solid run D and can throw enough schemes at Jake to confuse him a time or two - which could make the difference.

Denver can be passed on and B.Roth looks sharp and they have the rushing attack with a 1-2 punch to keep Denver off the field and still punishing them.

Carolina I think has no fear and why should they - Seattle may get the best of them in a shootout but I once again feel the Carolina is a physical team like Washington is- but they have a better offense to match points with.

SO, I may be wrong, but I stand by the two teams that I've been impressed with their play the most so far in the playoffs. Both have played two solid games and on the road . At this point if you can't get worked up to go play on the road- especially when there's no pressure on you to win b/c you are the wild card then best of luck to Denver and Seattle.

tk13
01-18-2006, 03:30 PM
I think Denver's defense is getting overlooked for the 2nd straight week. I think they'll force Roethlisberger into mistakes.

htismaqe
01-18-2006, 03:38 PM
I just keep coming back to the fact that Invesco is one of the hardest stadiums in the NFL for visiting teams...

Nzoner
01-18-2006, 03:39 PM
I think Denver's defense is getting overlooked for the 2nd straight week. I think they'll force Roethlisberger into mistakes.

Gil Brandt was covering this on sirius a little earlier,both defenses gave up 248 points,Denver 2nd against the run Steelers 3rd,basically saying this should be a very close game.

Gave a nod to B Roth though for being the only player in history to lead his team to the championship game his first two years.

Rausch
01-18-2006, 03:42 PM
I think Denver's defense is getting overlooked for the 2nd straight week. I think they'll force Roethlisberger into mistakes.

You could say the same for Pitt.

The only advantage or area I'd rate the Donks higher is in HFA.

They don't have better WR's, RB's, or offensive line.

Defense is close, with a slight edge to the donks for being at home.

tk13
01-18-2006, 03:45 PM
Gil Brandt was covering this on sirius a little earlier,both defenses gave up 248 points,Denver 2nd against the run Steelers 3rd,basically saying this should be a very close game.

Gave a nod to B Roth though for being the only player in history to lead his team to the championship game his first two years.
Yeah, really they are very similar teams. They are both very run based on offense, have a solid O-line, and have QB's who can make spectacular plays, but can be forced into mistakes by good defenses.

On defense, they both stop the run, and live and die off the blitz. Both secondaries can be beat deep because of that.

tk13
01-18-2006, 03:48 PM
You could say the same for Pitt.

The only advantage or area I'd rate the Donks higher is in HFA.

They don't have better WR's, RB's, or offensive line.

Defense is close, with a slight edge to the donks for being at home.
Yeah, but I mean everybody is talking about Pitt's defense. Especially since they stopped the Colts. Just like everybody was talking about NE's defense and Plummer, and their much improved D vs. the Broncos running game. Nobody talked about the Bronco's D last week, on here, ESPN, wherever. And nobody is talking about them this week. And they're the reason they are in this game. The Broncos got some calls, but they were all after legitimate turnovers forced by the Broncos to put them in those situations.

Anyong Bluth
01-18-2006, 03:54 PM
Denver
Pass D - 29th - 56.1 completion %
2nd in Run, give up 4.0 yards/carry
scoring 4th 16.1

Pitts
Pass D - 16th 57.4 completion %
3rd in Run, but they only give up 3.4 yards/carry, (?)
scoring 3rd, 16.1

3rd down conversions: Pitts 4th, Denver 15th


Seems to me they are very close but Denver still has troubles with giving up the pass, which is why Shanny drafted so many 2ndary guys

broncoholic
01-18-2006, 04:00 PM
Denver 31 Pitt 18
Carolina 27 Seattle 13

Denver 24 Carolina 17.
...This one's for Jake!

Anyong Bluth
01-18-2006, 04:00 PM
basically I think both these teams do everything pretty well, and all things considered, I think Pittsburgh offers a better version of solid across the board, the only thing tipping the scale in Denver's favor is the HFA.

The 2 teams coming into Mile high both have plenty of big game experience, so I don't think Pittsburgh will be too phased - Cowher knows what to expect out of a game up there.

Extra Point
01-18-2006, 04:00 PM
Denver beats Seattle in the Super Bowl in the most boring, run-grinding game in Super Bowl history.

Ron Dayne will instruct future Carnegie seminars, as his performance will win friends and influence MVP voters with his 80 yards and two TD's. Jake Plummer will return next season to Arrowhead, and his career will be cut short by a horse collar tackle by Jared Allen, while attempting a naked bootleg.

htismaqe
01-18-2006, 04:01 PM
One thing (as Cocina brought up) to ponder is this:

Much like our defense, Denver's defense benefitted from an offense that could score and score early.

They were 1st in fewest rushing attempts against (we were 2nd). They were 15th in yards per carry (we were 20th).

If Pittsburgh can commit to the run, and Denver can't force them to the pass early in the game, Denver's defense is going to struggle.

tk13
01-18-2006, 04:05 PM
Oh yeah, if either team can control the game with the run, it'll be a big advantage. Denver's tough to beat up front though, because they'll drop 8 or 9 guys in the box. They dare you to pass, then blitz the daylights out of you.

Anyong Bluth
01-18-2006, 04:10 PM
And Pittsburgh has a 1 -2 punch, like our team, to put a hurt on them, and I trust Cowher and Co. to figure out when to use the Bus and when to use Parker, unlike our dipshit ex-HC who came up with a retard, 1 to 2, Priest to Larry carry formula.

Here's a novel idea. Use the runner that better suits your goal at the time, dipshit.



Thank god that's over

kcfanXIII
01-18-2006, 04:23 PM
Hmmm...No #6 seed has ever made the Super Bowl have they?

And you've got both #6 seeds in the Super Bowl?

:hmmm:

:D

carolina is a 5 seed

and yes i think it will be pit and carolina. but i'm gonna say pit wins. bettis can retire, and cowher gets his ring finally.

kc hopeful
01-19-2006, 07:08 AM
Pittsburgh is going to win, but I do think Pittsburg has a chance.

I just got it--Now if the latter are playing West Texas A&M in Canyon :hmmm:

Sybil
01-19-2006, 07:36 AM
Steelers beat the Seahags in a closer than expected game.