Both games will be good next week, for sure. Pats vs Ravens is always a good matchup, and I'd really love to see the underrated Falcons take out the 49ers, although the second half of the game today for Atlanta was quite atrocious. Still, I think the most likely result for the Superbowl will be Pats vs 49ers, and I feel both of these teams were the best in their conference for the second half of the season. Not having Gronk is going to suck for the Pats, but as they've proven, no one player (well other than Brady) really turns the tides that much...plenty of players have been able to do what Gronk does best in his absence and deliver a solid win.
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Reflecting back on the Falcons game and the season hasn't it been that way so far all year long. I mean Matt Ryan (Matty Ice for conscript) has 7 4th quarter comebacks this year. Falcons biggest wins this year have been decided in the 4th quarter and it just seems the kind of team they are. Also I wouldn't like to hear anymore Matt Ryan's Falcons can't win in the playoffs anymore he can take a breath of sigh now.
He can barely take a breath of sigh, ugh. I was so devastated today. I'm going to have a grumpy few days. Literally no reason to watch football now. Same fucking teams that do it every year are right back to where they should be aside from the Falcons.
If Baltimore doesn't win it and it goes to the 49ers or the Patriots i'm honestly going to wait a few years to watch football again, or at least until new teams get in there.
Please Jesus give me a win for Ray Lewis.
No , they sucks Broncos coaching staff choke on this and they suck
Raven are just really bad since the last 5 years they don't deserve a place in the high ends ( with the same players rofl)
And this game against the Broncos, look like a CFL game,,.....really
OT: In the last decade the NFC has only had one team twice in the Superbowl it has been somebody different every year it seems the AFC is different it's been Pats,Colt's,and Steelers. I want to see somebody different in the Superbowl like Ravens and Falcons.
Well at least we have a team for the next few years. If we grabbed like Jennings or something and picked up a 3rd CB too replace Trufant I'd be happy. I also wouldn't be surprised to see them grab up some OL. Some of those guys are garbago.
It feels weird saying we wouldn't of got as far as we did if it wasn't for our QB. Hes done things that Hasselbeck couldn't do.
We'll draft defensively though. We got plenty of cap room for FA signings especially if we trade Flynn. Enough to pay Rice, Miller, Okung and Lynch and still a lot of change.
Btw, Miller was beasting today on a broken heel.
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nfl.com yet again sees fit to jam more content onto a single page, now with a stupid dialog popup near the page telling me to make it a social experience. Jesus Christ, do they even care about having a clean website? I'd hate to have to be a dev for them.
"DEFENSE WINS CHAMPIONSHIPS"
Uhh... Does it really? Lets look at the 4 teams that won this weekend and where their defenses wouldve ranked compared to NFL team's averages this season
Baltimore Ravens: 35 Points Allowed (32nd) 415 Yards Allowed (31st)
New England Patriots: 28 Points Allowed (30th) 434 Yards Allowed (31st)
San Francisco 49ers: 31 Points Allowed (32nd) 361 Yards Allowed (21st)
Atlanta Falcons: 28 Points Allowed (30th) 508 Yards Allowed (32nd)
Defense wins championships my ass.
Season:Baltimore Ravens: 35 Points Allowed (32nd) 415 Yards Allowed (31st)
- Points Allowed: 21.5 (12th)
- Yards Allowed: 350.9 (17th)
- Pass Yards Allowed: 228.1 (17th)
- Rush Yards Allowed: 122.8 (20th)
Season:New England Patriots: 28 Points Allowed (30th) 434 Yards Allowed (31st)
- Points Allowed: 20.7 (9th)
- Yards Allowed: 373.2 (25th)
- Pass Yards Allowed: 271.4 (29th)
- Rush Yards Allowed: 101.9 (9th)
Season:San Francisco 49ers: 31 Points Allowed (32nd) 361 Yards Allowed (21st)
- Points Allowed: 17.1 (2nd)
- Yards Allowed: 294.4 (3rd)
- Pass Yards Allowed: 200.2 (4th)
- Rush Yards Allowed: 94.2 (4th)
Season:Atlanta Falcons: 28 Points Allowed (30th) 508 Yards Allowed (32nd)
- Points Allowed: 18.7 (5th)
- Yards Allowed: 365.6 (24th)
- Pass Yards Allowed: 242.4 (23rd)
- Rush Yards Allowed: 123.2 (21st)
They certainly don't automatically guarantee championships, but I really don't see how you're making this claim, Jibjabb.Defense wins championships my ass.
Pats vs. 49ers for the Superbowl - just as it should have been last year.
Patriots win, just as they should have last year.
In fact, the Pats should have won both Superbowls vs. the Giants.
Defense wins championships however teams built on defense doesn't win championships if that makes sense.
Whatever happened to strength on both sides of the ball?
Generally the team that scores the most points wins. (thank god for John Madden)