Divisional playoffs thread

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  1. Yisman

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    #4 Saints at #2 Vikings
    #6 Falcons at #1 Eagles

    #3 Jaguars at #2 Steelers
    #5 Titans at #1 Patriots
     
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    I am contemplating going to Eagles-Falcons game just for fun. Zero stress, great tailgating and a very meaningful game. I will
    Never ever go to a Giants play off game and when Jets aren’t in it why not travel 80 miles and support the Eagles. Depends on the weather though.
     
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    Good luck. Tickets are nearly $200 for the cheapest Eagles tickets.
     
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    Nosebleed sidelines at $173 right now. This is in my price range. I have no expensive hobbies. I don't drink expensive stuff or golf or go out with my buddies. I always spend every single night at home. Sports is my only hobby that requires money. I pursue sporting events. Since $173 is in my range I am willing to spend it if I decide to go. In fact I want to go to NFCCG if they beat Falcons but I doubt it. Eagles are bad without Wentz and I fear they might not make it to NFCCG. I still have a few days to decide though. We shall see :)
     
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    I hope the Eagles win. I think they can beat Atlanta.
     
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    I will be betting the Eagles this weekend. It's just a matter of line shopping now. I hope to get them at +3.5 or better. I feel it's a nice combination of a playoff home dog and all the mongos have the Falcons. Historically the bet does well. True line might just be a PK.
     
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    Out of these four games the one I am most looking forward to is Saints/Vikings. That should be a great game. As for my picks.......Falcons, Assholes Um I mean Pats, Steelers, Saints. I do think the NO/MIN game really is a toss up.
     
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    Three home teams and one road team win the divisional round: Steelers, Pats, Vikings, and Falcons.

    Steelers and Pats will both win by at least two touchdowns. The Falcons and Vikings will be closely contested games decided by a late score. Can see the potential for an Eagles win, due to the 25 mph gusty winds and crosswinds having an impact on the kicking and passing games. If I had to choose which pick of mine I'm least confident in it would the Falcons beating the Eagles. I think this one will be extremely close. The Eagles have read a lot of press clipping about them having no chance due to having no Carson Wentz, so I expect them to have a huge chip on their shoulder and be pumped up by the home crowd.
     
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    Eagles-Falcons will be a dog fight. Will skip the cheaters game. Sunday games will be great though. Jags will give fits to Steelers and Vikings-Saints game is a toss up.
     
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    Jags won't sneak up on the Steelers at Heinz field this time. I think the Steelers open a can of whoop ass on them this time.
     
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    Do you see any surprises for the Titans-Pats game?
     
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    It would take Brady being knocked out of the game for the Titans to win. No way I see the Titans beating the Pats with Brady and Gronk on the field.
     
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    I'm pissed they have NE-TN as the primetime game..... I hope I'm WRONG, but I think Titans get smoked, and so does Vegas :(
     
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    NE/TEN should've been the Saturday afternoon game. That one always gets the worst ratings and the NFL typically puts the worst game there.
     
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    The NFL scheduled the time slots for the divisional round before the wildcard round. Perhaps the NFL were thinking about a NE-KC rematch for Sat. night. Given that KC beat the Pats week #1, maybe they thought it would be a good game. Also, Tenn could beat NE too . . .
     
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    NO/MIN should have been Sat night but I imagine FOX wanted that for the late game Sunday instead of PHIL/ATL.
     
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    If Fox had the Saturday night game I'm sure this would have been the game.
     
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    I agree they are a better team but Nick Foles is the reason they will not win is the popular opinion.

    I would love to see Foles have a good game and make all the experts look stupid. I guess you can argue he can't play any worst than he has. But my fear is he plays to good he might end up being a Jet QB!
     
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    Everyone saying how Atlanta is a shoe in to win. I am not so sure. This is their 4th road game in I think 5 weeks. Eagles had a week off to prepare and allow Foles to get the first few series scripted. If Atlanta jumps out to an early lead I can see Philly getting into trouble, but I think that game will be closer than most think.
     

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