Chiefs Colts going as I expected (sort of).
10 charactersThe Hitch said:I'll go for
Chargers - Cincinnati.
Sandy has one of the best records against winning teams, and both Peyton's lowest scoring games were vs the bolts (only times all year they went under 30). Add in the Philly home opener curse and the mandatory loss to Washington, I can't see how they lose.
Charles was knocked out during the game, so I don't think you get a do-over.Merckx index said:(I'm 2-2 so far, but I don't really count the KC-Indy game, because if someone had told me Charles wasn't playing, of course I would have picked Indy):
Though I'm likely to pick against both teams, it wouldn't stun me if both SD and Indy won.Merckx index said:...Suppose SD and Indy meet in the AFC title game? Two teams that got where they are by beating KC’s B team.
This irk's me to no end when I see this in a playoff game. Now, if it were howling wind and freezing temps, and it were a blowout due to your team's mistakes, maybe I could see it. But the Bengals were actually in the game until late.leftover pie said:Caught the end of the bengals/chargers..., couldn't believe how empty the stadium was by the end of the game..
I do think our D is better, but Kaepernick is playing better than Cam. I fear this game will go down to our defense being on the field too much because our offense goes 3 and out continually.Merckx index said:SF over CA. Very tough game to pick. The defenses are about the same, I'd say CA is a little better, but with Crabtree back, and Kaepernick playing well, SF has a big edge in offense. Seventeen points is probably enough to win. I think the biggest problem for SF may be an emotional letdown after a very tough win at GB. Coming into the sunny south, it's easy to think this will be an easier game, but it won't be. CA is really the opposite challenge of GB, a weak offense but a stifling defense.
OTOH, Carolina is 0-3 after a bye week under Riverboat Ron. This year, they played one of their worst games after the bye, losing 22-6 to AZ. The following week, they took off, playing great for the remainder of the season, except for a big loss at NO.
San Francisco may have a problem with Carolina's defense. Newton is more mobile/physical and may be the right guy to improvise...for a short time. It may be at the end of the game that things get excitable but both quarterbacks are impulsive. I don't think it will be quite that close because on of the two will screw up....that would be Kap, first.Alpe d'Huez said:It's quite possible that the Carolina-SF game is going to be one where it's 20-19 with five minutes left in the game, and whichever team can execute (or stop) a drive late will win. It seems more likely that the 49ers can do this, but that doesn't mean they will.