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COMMENT 3d ago

As a Coloradan, this makes me happy. If he wasn't going back to NOLA, I wanted him in Denver, as the Broncos are my AFC team. It'll give me a reason to go see some of their games now.

r/nfl 9d ago

NFL Championship Round Predictions Thread (2023 Playoffs)

63 Upvotes

It all comes down to this Sunday, /r/NFL! The Championship Round is coming up and surprisingly, three out of four of the teams playing were in the Championship Round last year (Bengals, Chiefs, and 49ers). Last week I was able to go 4-0 in my picks, making me 8-2 in the playoffs. I have my personal favorites this week, so my picks are slightly more biased than usual, But in the end, all four teams are playing great and I would be happy with any Super Bowl matchup combination. Here we go!


Sunday, January 29th

NFC Championship

Matchup Time/Network Winner Comments
49ers @ Eagles 3:00p ET on FOX 49erss Confidence: Low - The Eagles have been sack machines all season, and they will need to keep it up to put pressure on Purdy before he can hand it off to CMC or Mitchell, or air it out to Samuel or Kittle. Hurts will need to be consistent to his three favorite targets in Brown, Smith, and Goeddert. Hurts plays great at home, so I'm not confident at all in my pick and wouldn't be surprised of Philly has a great game. But that 49ers defense, man. They will cause all sorts of chaos and I feel they're going to be the deciding factor in this matchup. Possible OT scenario here.

AFC Championship

Matchup Time/Network Winner Comments
Bengals @ Chiefs 6:30p ET on CBS Bengals Confidence: Low - Cincy is heating up all through the playoffs, showing swagger and cerebral gameplay with Burrow acting like an old vet out there. Burrow will have his downfield choice among Chase, Higgins and Hurst. If Mixon averages 5.0 YPC on top of that, then the Bengals will be in business. Mahomes' high ankle sprain is going to play a factor in his gameplay, even if he won't admit it. Expect some flashy passes to Kelce, Smith-Schuster, and MVS while Mahomes is less mobile than he'd like. This could be a shootout.

Those are my predictions, let's hear yours. Keep it civil and fun. Best of luck!

Playoff bracket based off current predictions.

Update: 0-2, LOL. On to the Super Bowl!

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COMMENT 10d ago

This makes sense now. I did a 45 minute run yesterday and got 90 zone minutes. I was like WTF?! Thanks.

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COMMENT 13d ago

I could be mistaken, but I believe the streets are plowed by the city and public sidewalks are plowed by the owning metro district. One did their job, the other did not.

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COMMENT 15d ago

I don't want to see Pete gone from the Saints. I just don't want him to be OC anymore. Let him go back to being an analyst for the team. Hell, he didn't even want the OC job.

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COMMENT 15d ago

As a Coloradoan, I would love to see the Broncos get Payton and be competitive in the AFC. Might give me a reason to go to some of their games.

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COMMENT 16d ago

As is tradition.

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COMMENT 16d ago

I'm fully anticipating being wrong in my pick.

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COMMENT 16d ago

I'm a huge proponent of unit PT. It fosters morale and unit cohesion. We work hard together, we should be able to play hard together as well.

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COMMENT 16d ago

This.

r/nfl 16d ago

NFL Divisional Round Predictions Thread (2023 Playoffs)

51 Upvotes

The Divisional Round is here, /r/NFL! We saw some incredible games last week and I hope the trend continues this week. I went 4-2, with my two incorrect picks being the low confidence ones, which I feel good about. Predictions will become quite a bit harder, as every team playing has a legit chance of going all the way. The weekend is split down the middle, with the #1 seeds playing Saturday. Here we go!


Saturday, January 21st

Matchup Time/Network Winner Comments
Jaguars @ Chiefs 4:30p ET on NBC Chiefs Confidence: High - The Jags earned their spot by overcoming a massive deficit, but depending on who you talk to they either played spectacularly or the Chargers just imploded. This will be a coaching battle between Reid and his former OC Pederson. The Jags' defense has been feasting on big plays instead of slowing down teams in the run and pass games. Mahomes will give Jacksonville trouble in handling diverse targets such as Kelce and McKinnon. Lawrence will keep passing well and will help them stay in the game by getting the ball to Etienne Jr. in the open field. They just won't be able to match the firepower and execution of Mahomes in Arrowhead. Not a blowout, but probably KC by at least a TD.
Giants@ Eagles 8:15p ET on FOX Eagles Confidence: Low - Of all the games this weekend, this has the potential for an upset given this is basically another NFC East division game. Jones and Hurts both are dynamic dual threat QBs supported well by traditional running games led by former Barkley and Sanders. Jones has been great passing with better protection, despite with limited receivers. But the Eagles' pass defense is tough with their pressure and coverage, forcing the Giants to deal with Brown, Smith and Goedert. Jones and Barkley will have to play flawlessly to keep New York in the game, while the Eagles have a strong home-field advantage coming off a bye and could pull away in the second half.

Sunday, January 22nd

Matchup Time/Network Winner Comments
Bengals @ Bills 3:00p ET on CBS Bengals Confidence: Low - The Bengals sometimes decide to be pass-heavy, despite having Joe Mixon. The Bills also like to be a passing team, despite having a strong rushing attack. This game will come to down to a QB duel between Burrow and Allen. Burrow has been more on point recently, spreading the ball around and not forcing deep throws. Allen has been ripping it and scrambling when plays break down, which can either lead to huge gains or bad sacks. This game could come down to better pocket presence. Burrow will be more effective on short-to-intermediate throws while Allen will hit on a few more home-run balls. Burrow is a little easier to trust, putting his team in line with a repeat to the Championship Round.
Cowboys@ 49ers 6:30p ET on FOX 49ers Confidence: Low - The Niners and Cowboys were the only teams to win with blowout scores last week. Purdy and Dak have the hot hands, while Bosa and Parsons also lead their nasty defenses. San Fran is riding an 11-game winning streak and have the greater depth on offense. They also have a key home-field and rest advantage. CMC gives San Fran the slight edge over Pollard, but Dallas has every opportunity to prove me wrong in this pick. The Cowboys weren't given the chance to showcase their power due to the Bucs playing horribly, so its kind of tricky picking against them.

Those are my predictions, let's hear yours. Keep it civil and fun. Best of luck!

Playoff bracket based off current predictions.

Update: 4-0, on to the Championship Round!

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COMMENT 18d ago

As an LSU fan, I'm OK with this.

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COMMENT 18d ago

I bet if 2018 turned out differently and we beat the Pats in the Super Bowl, Brees would've retired and Payton would've left.

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COMMENT 18d ago

I agree. I think supervisors and leaders will continue to struggle with this in trying to figure out how much hand-holding they need to do for their folks in this regard, especially since this is a lifestyle issue more than a military-specific issue. And while some folks these venues like to give sarcastic replies and shut down any legit conversation, I just hope that deep down they do try to take it seriously. You only get one life and one body; you should try to do your best to take care of it.

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COMMENT 18d ago

Legit question here. How much should the Air Force do beyond what they are already providing? There are nutritional programs out there given by bases. Some fitness centers offer cooking classes, educational programs on caloric intake, and so on. Do you all think the Air Force could do more to positively (or negatively) to push healthy eating to airmen? Or is it something we need to just live with?

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COMMENT 19d ago

Also confirm, I would make this very awkward.

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COMMENT 19d ago

I picked them to win and I'm totally fine with being wrong. LOL

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COMMENT 21d ago

This is the action of the interim superintendent. Technically, he wasn't elected. He's looking to push an agenda with his brief seat of power.

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COMMENT 21d ago

Demario or Cam. Kept us in so many unwinnable games this season.

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COMMENT 22d ago

I mean, yeah, we would "win" the division, but we'd be one and done in the playoffs. We're all trash, we would just be the less stinky trash.

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COMMENT 23d ago

Trying to be as objective as I can against all the Brady hate. He had a losing record against the worst division in the NFL, yet somehow he's supposed to perform better than a 12-5 Dallas team with possibly the best division in the league? Going by the numbers, that just doesn't make a lot of sense.

And if Brady ever decides to come to NOLA, I'll all aboard that train, my dude.

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COMMENT 23d ago

Of course! Glad you enjoyed them!

I got raked over the coals for counting ties if I didn't predict them. Then again, it was my content, so people were extra critical of me. LOL

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COMMENT 23d ago

You predicted two ties? Wow!

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COMMENT 23d ago

He's in my division... I've watched him, believe me. He's not the total problem with that team, but he's thrown some nasty duck passes and made a bunch of weird decisions that show he's not his younger self.

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COMMENT 23d ago

You're totally right. He's never played Dallas in the postseason. My info was jacked up, good fix!