Monday, January 24, 2011

NFL Playoffs: Super Bowl XLV

Super Bowl XLV from Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, Texas

Sunday February 6 2011 - 6:30PM ET on Fox

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Green Bay Packers
Line - Green Bay by 3

National Anthem - Christina Aguilera
Halftime Show - Black Eyed Peas
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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

NFL Playoffs: Conference Championship

AFC

New York Jets @ Pittsburgh Steelers - Sunday 6:30PM on CBS
Line - Pitt by 4

Week 15 - Jets 22 @ Steelers 17

How the Jets can win: Get after Ben Roethlisberger.  The Jets only use 3 defensive lineman but they will have to blitz Big Ben.  They cant let him sit in the pocket because he will find an open receiver or will run as he's extremely mobile for a man his size.  They brought the pressure last time they played in week 15 and they sacked him 3 times and forced him to fumble twice (both recovered by Steelers).  Big Ben managed to throw for 264 yards with a TD and no turnovers but he was only 23/44 passing.  If they can force the pressure again, who knows maybe they recover one of those fumbles or force him to make a bad pass that results in a pick.  Revis should hold Wallace or Ward in check, and Mendenhall shouldn't scare the Jets front 7, and if the Jets get their run game going early, Sanchez will be comfortable in the pocket.

Monday, January 10, 2011

NFL Playoffs: Divisional Round

AFC


Baltimore Ravens @ Pittsburgh Steelers- Saturday 4:30PM on NBC
Line - Pitt by 3

Week 4 - Baltimore 17 Pittsburgh 14
Week 13 - Pittsburgh 13 Baltimore 10

How the Ravens can win: Get after Big Ben.  The Ravens defense always bring the pressure on Ben Roethlisberger especially with a weak Steelers offensive line.  If they get after Big Ben causing pressure and forcing him to scramble, it will take away the deep ball to Mike Wallace and will force him to throw before guys like Hines Ward finish their routes.  The Ravens shut down Jamaal Charles after his 40 yard TD run, and I don't expect Mendenhall to beat them on the ground because in two games he only has 124 rushing yards on 44 carries.  If the Ravens can completely shut down the Steelers game plan and run the ball effectively they will win this game.

Monday, January 3, 2011

NFL Playoffs: Wild Card

AFC

New York Jets @ Indianapolis Colts - Saturday 8PM on NBC
Line - IND by 3


How the Jets can win: Run Run and Run.  The Jets need to pound the ball on the ground against the Colts using Shonn Greene as the featured back, mixing in LT and possibly even Joe McKnight if LT is ineffective.  McKnight can be used as a Reggie Bush type threat, used in the pass game.  Greene is one the main reasons the Jets got so far last year because he was running over the defenders and tiring them out, which allowed Sanchez to be effective with play action passes.  Not only will the Colts who rank 25th in run defense be worn out come late in the game, but it will kill the clock and keep Peyton Manning on the sideline for a good portion of the game, not allowing him to get in a rhythm.

Readers Season Preview

Through polls we have come up with, you guys have created a preview of the 2010-11 NFL Season.  With over 400 votes for the Superbowl winner, more than 50% of you said that someone other than the Jets, Vikings, Colts or Saints will win the Superbowl.  So who will it be?  Continue voting year long to see who you guys vote to be this years Superbowl Champions.

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