NFL Week #17 End of the 2014 Regular Season

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  1. mrpackerguy

    mrpackerguy Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Madison, Wisconsin
    Alright ladies, the last hurrah for many.

    Pack v Lions at Lambeau for the division title, a place where Dee'troit hasn't won since '91. I predict this to be your typical NFC Norris tilt, with lots of nastiness, grit, dirt, big plays, and with the feel of a playoff game. Lambeaux will be rockin. Blowouts in NFC Norris matchups are rare, but the Pack have had 2 this year, one against the Bears, one against Vike. Both teams come in with their offenses not hitting on all cyclinders and off kilter. Whoever rights the ship, gets the crown. Pack are favored and I have to go along with that, with a heavy dose of Chantilly Lacey and, going out on a limb, the rookie Davante Adams having a bounce back game after 2 consecutive forgettable games. Rodgers will be gimpy on his bad calf and I don't see him taking off from the pocket to get first downs and that will be a critical missing piece Sunday. But IMO, a gimpy Rodgers is still better than 90% of QBs out there.

    Pack 31
    Puddytats 28
  2. Marial

    Marial weapons-grade plum

    Apr 8, 2011
    The Seahawks have some payback for the Rams. Time to lock up home field with a little assistance.
  3. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    Pittsburgh has a chance to win the AFC North by beating Cincinnati in Pittsburgh. I think they can do it.

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  4. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    Packers should have the edge; Seahawks are on a roll and seem destined for Phoenix; Broncos are in the playoffs but more questions seem to arise every game.

    NFC winces at prospect of going to Seattle; AFC shudders at playoff games in Foxboro.
  5. Gaolee

    Gaolee Official leathers tester and crash dummy

    I would like to see the Steelers beat the Bengals. The Lions haven't won at Lambeau since something like 1966. That string has to end eventually. I wouldn't bet on it happening now, but the Lions are as good as they have been in a very long time. The Packers are the Packers, so there's that. As long as somebody wins, it's good.

    I don't like the Patriots or Tom Brady. They will probably win and be the team to beat in the AFC playoffs, but that doesn't mean I have to like them. I put them in the same category as the Cowboys - teams I love to hate.

    The Seahawks will make road-kill out of the Rams. I'm not paranoid about this one for a change. That means it's probably a potential trap game, but the Seahawks all seem to remember what happened in St. Louis earlier this season. The Rams made them look pretty inept at times. They won't let that happen again at home.
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  6. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    Being a Pittsburgh Steelers fan, I hope they beat the Bengals. The last couple years have not been good for the Steelers. If anybody can beat the Broncos and Patriots at this point, the Steelers have a decent shot at it as long as they don't have more injured starters. Their pass defense has struggled.
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  7. fisticuffs

    fisticuffs Commercial User

    May 3, 2011
    Madison, WI
    Lions haven't exactly been on fire lately.... They also haven't won in WI since Seasons 3 of The Simpsons....

    I think A-Rodge puts on a clinic and the Packers D runs wild all over Stafford. Pack 42 Kittens 13.
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  8. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    Hoping the Bengals beat the Steelers, secure a home playoff game, and then win that game... as long as it isn't against the Steelers. The Bengals have been on the playoff schneid for too long and I like the moxy they showed on Monday night. After that, I think the Steelers have the stronger team and hope the Steelers win out and end up in the Superbowl, although anybody who can beat the Pats will be my best friend. In the west, pulling for the Pack, and anybody who can beat the Hawks will be my new best friend. Good times!
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  9. SwitchGear


    Mar 23, 2005
    Sunny Beach
    No, get it right. Lions haven't won in Wisconsin since the "Iron Man" game back in 1932, when they where still the Portsmouth Spartons from Ohio.

    Green Bay 23
    Portsmouth 17
  10. NWB


    Apr 30, 2008
    Kirkland, WA
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  11. SwitchGear


    Mar 23, 2005
    Sunny Beach
    Youre correct. Most fans think if their team has to play in Seattle, they have already lost. The Seahawks have this mystique about them that many fear.
  12. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    Amazing how fast that happened, isn't it? ;)
  13. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    You're dead to me.
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  14. Steelers made the playoffs so I am happy. AFC North doesn't mean sh!t at this point because I am not scared of anyone else in the bottom round, 3rd seed or 5th seed its the same.

    The most "exciting" playoff spot to watch is the NFC South. I air quote "exciting" because its not fair to be a sub 500 team in the playoffs just because you won your division.
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  15. Gaolee

    Gaolee Official leathers tester and crash dummy

    It really is. It wasn't that long ago that Ken Behring owned the team and was thinking about moving it to LA. He ran it down just like the ownership of the Supersonics ran that team down before it got moved to Oklahoma City by a bunch of lying scum. May they never win a championship down there! The difference is that the Seahawks didn't leave town and now do have a championship. They are pretty good again this year, too. It seems like they will be pretty good for a while, so there's the difference between leaving and not leaving: really noisy, disruptive fans who travel well.
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  16. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    Ugh, Sonicsgate. That still makes me sick to my stomach, and the first reason I will never spend a dime in a Starbucks ever again. As for Clay Bennett, I don't have decent words for that man.

    I remember when Behring tried to sneak the Seahawks out of town. I'm not even a fan, but that made me angry too.

  17. Gaolee

    Gaolee Official leathers tester and crash dummy

    My son, who is now living in LA, is still a Sonics fan. He can reel off a list of current NBA players who either live in Seattle or spent time in Seattle and who have lobbied for a team in Seattle. They have a fan base here. Oklahoma City? I wish them luck when they are faced with a few years of lousy teams.
  18. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    Do you remember Ken Behring crying about how a potential earthquake in Seattle endangers fans going to the Kingdome?

  19. Gaolee

    Gaolee Official leathers tester and crash dummy

    No, I don't remember that, but I do remember it being imploded. The cloud of dust was impressive. The thought of Ken Behring in that cloud of dust crossed a few of our minds, though. I think Curt Warner had a car dealership somewhere around here. I don't know if he still does, though. Car dealerships aren't something I pay a whole lot of attention to.