2016 Season NFL Playoffs

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  1. Lew

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  2. CrazyFinn

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    Well, this season has gone about as well as expected from the CF perspective heading into championship weekend. The most ideal outcome which is a NE-GB Super Bowl is still in play. The schedule is the same as 2 years ago, the last time we were hoping for this white-friendly match-up. NFC championship game is first, followed by the AFC game. I remember 2015 like it was yesterday.

    GB was in Seattle and had dominated the first half, up 16-0. GB was leading 19-7 in the 4th quarter with about 3 mins to go. They had that game won, but Mike McCharthy went too conservative with a couple of offensive plays instead of truly putting the score out of reach. The Blackhawks rallied, GB's affletic defense went into full meltdown mode, a couple other miraculous plays for SEA and they lost in OT. That was some gut punch. NE destroyed the Colts in the next game and eventually beat Pete's plantation in an epic SB 2 weeks later.

    I also watched the replay of the Week 8 game between GB and ATL. ATL won 33-32 on a last second (well, about 20s left) TD, and GB's secondary (surprise,surprise) could not stop Matt Ryan on that final drive. It may sound outlandish, but if it's a similar situation where GB is up 6 points or less and ATL is driving, they should just let them score. This will give Aaron Rodgers enough time and have the ball last to march his team downfield for a game winning drive. In fact, I strongly suspect this will be a game where whoever has the ball last will win.

    For the second game, I'm expecting NE to be ready, sharp, and play much better on offense than last week. The HOU game was a wake up call and a good way to get rid of that rust.

    Brady has owned PIT, however that was with a 5/5 white Oline and Gronk. As Thrashen mentioned, the play of the 2 sumos is a cause for concern and we know Brady gets rattled very easily with a strong pass rush, as opposed to Rodgers who can just leave pocket and make incredible throws on the run. I hope homefield will be the difference here.
     
  3. celticdb15

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    Go Packers, go Patriots I've got faith in these two, nuff said!! We're due for another great weekend of football. NFL is lucky to have 4 elite QBs save their shitty regular season ratings with primetime playoff matchups..
     
  4. NordicKnight

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    A Patriots-Packers Superbowl would be the best game for White sports fans. The 2010-2011 Packers and the 2014-2015 Patriots are my favorite recent teams to win Superbowls.
     
  5. white lightning

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    Hoping for the same. Go Pats and Go Packers!
     
  6. celticdb15

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    Max McCaffrey will be on Green Bay's active roster tomorrow, keep an eye on number 13!
     
  7. NordicKnight

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    That McCaffrey DNA!
     
  8. wile

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    I'll bet the Packers wish they kept Abederis and not jerked him around.
     
  9. Claimjumper

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    Pretty amazing to think that, after today's AFC championship game, the Broncos, steelers or patriots will have been the AFC representative for 16 of the last 22 Super Bowls. If you expand that out to colts and ravens 20 of the last 22 by just 5 teams.
     
  10. Thrashen

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    Jordy Nelson will play with cracked ribs today. He's wearing a special Kevlar padding. I hope the Pack win, #87 has a great game (avoiding additional injury), and Janis/Ripkowski/McCaffrey play a role, too.
     
  11. Don Wassall

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    Max McCaffrey is a healthy scratch; so is Falcons' WR Nick Williams.
     
  12. celticdb15

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    Jordys first catch goes for 28! 2 catches for Nelson already! Has the looks of a shootout!
     
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    2 catches in a row for Jordy. He looks good!
     
  14. Carolina Speed

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    I usually don't post much on NFL games. I was wondering where everyone was. Yes Jordy has started well. Did anyone see DiMarco's catch out of the backfield? It looks as though he has some wheels. Probably could play RB.
     
  15. celticdb15

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    1st game I've missed all season but I'm listening on the radio. Didn't see Dimarcos catch and run but heard it was a nice 30+ yard gain. Packers Dbs getting torched by Ryan already.. Packers playoff woes continue with a shanked field goal by Crosby....
     
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    It was a great play. He was probably a RB in college and got converted to a FB due to lack of melanin.
     
  17. MrPoon

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    Dammit. Ripkowski has a great run and fumbles it!!
     
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    damn it! Great run by Rip. but fumbles.
     
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    Packers better hold them here. Matty Ice playing great. Rodgers will have to play better.
     
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    PAC secondary playing soft. Matty Ice is shredding them.
     
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    Yeah, he fumbled, but it seems cheap to me to see a guy come in and just reach in to strip the ball instead of attempting to make a tackle. I hate it for Rip, but he has to be more careful.
     
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    Love how the camera blames Ripkowski for Atlanya scoring! He fumbled at the other end zone. The Packers D deserve the blame.
     
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    Packers' defense needs to stop Atlanta on this possession, or the game could turn into a rout.
     
  24. MrPoon

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    They mention the miraculous comeback the Packers had last year. Fail to mention the receiver who was critical to the comeback who mysteriously is now a 6th stringer.
     
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    Down seventeen on the road. Not good. Well there's still the Patriots.
     

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