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Old 24.12.2012, 12:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Matt NFL Fan View Post
Good luck vs the Chiefs. Hope you clinch that much deserved Wild-Card spot today!

Merry Christmas.

Hopefully we avoid you in the playoffs!

Merry Christmas
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Old 28.12.2012, 09:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Manning2Wayne View Post

Hopefully we avoid you in the playoffs!

Merry Christmas
Actually, as there's no way NE can be #4 seed, I hope we do meet them in the playoffs as that means we'll have won at least one playoff game (and I think the most likely scenario is that we would meet in the championship game).

Either way, the playoffs this year are going to be something special: how about Brady - Manning in the AFC title game. Mouthwatering or what?
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Old 28.12.2012, 09:36 AM
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If the Pats lose and Ravens win they would both be 11-5 and Pats would be 4th due to the head to head tiebreaker.
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Old 31.12.2012, 11:50 AM
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So the Colts will be playing @ Baltimore in the wild-card round on Sunday While the Colts can't be really be considred favourites given their record away from home, I'm a glass half-full kinda guy, so here are a few reasons why they can win:

1. Familiarity: Pagano was defensive backs coach for the Ravens up until a year ago. Arians was Offensive Coordinator for Pittsburgh for 4 seasons, playing 10 games against Baltimore. Several of these Colts players played under Jim Caldwell, who now calls offensive plays for Baltimore. Not forgetting the Colts players who previously played for Baltimore.

2. Baltimore's recent performances: Excluding the New York game, Baltimore have not being playing as well as they did at the start of the season. Couple this with a lot of pressure from the home crowd and there may be an opportunity if the Colts can get some early stops on defence

3. The Chuck Pagano factor: The emotional boost the team will carry from this is huge. Having Pagano back on the sideline to make in-game adjustments will improve the defence.

4. The 4th quarter effect: If the game is within 2 scores going into the 4th quarter, the Colts will have massive belief they can win it. Their winning percentage in games decided by fewer than 7 points is one of the best in the NFL and Luck has shown on numerous occasions he can win a game in the last few minutes (and the defence have shown they can get a stop with the game on the line)

5. Baltimore's playoff monkey: Baltimore have had a great team for the past 5 years, and yet are still to get to the Superbowl. They find ways to lose tight playoff games (dropped passes, fumbled snaps). The pressure is mounting.
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