FanIQ Live NFL Wild Card Saturday Game Thread

FanIQ GameDay Live: Wild Card Weekend Edition - Saturday

1/4/14 in NFL   |   Jess   |   34381 respect

Happy NFL Playoffs, football fans! I'm so sad to see the regular season end, but how amazing does the football get this time of year? So the Wild Card Weekend starts today, and we have a special format going into the playoffs! Joining me this weekend are FanIQ user representatives of nearly each team in this round, giving us their picks for all of the Wild Card games!

Blog Photo - FanIQ Live NFL Wild Card Saturday Game ThreadAFC Wild Card Playoff
Kansas City Chiefs @ Indianapolis Colts
Time - 4:35pm
Broadcast - NBC
Bet QBucks here!
Reps -
- Chiefs: Dan (Dan_B)
- Eagles: Ben (Phillygenius82)
- Packers: Mike (kantwistaye)
- Saints: Marcus (marcus_nyce)
- Chargers: Oddfool (his name is JC, but we call him Oddfool)
- Colts: Mike G (coyotedances)
- 49ers: Michael G (Michael_G)
- Unfortunately, I wasn't able to find a Bengals representative, so I'm standing in. 

Please welcome our guests...Let's do this, fellas!

Dan
Kansas City

Ben
As someone who observed Andy Reid for so many years in Philly this Chiefs team was like so many of Andy's best teams in Philly. Beating all the teams they were supposed to and losing to any team who was even a little better than they were. The offense was efficient led by a QB who when at his best didn't make many mistakes (Alex Smith man/Donovan McNabb) a RB who was explosive and among the best in the league (Jamaal Charles/Brian Westbrook), no receivers of note (am I right Dwayne Bowe fantasy owners), a defense he didn't have his hands on in any respect and probably most importantly NO GM responsibilities. After picking up where he left off last season some key injuries seemingly had Andrew Luck "regressing to the mean". The Colts did seemingly get it together winning 4 of their last 5 games to end the season including a week 16 win at Kansas City against these very Chiefs. Colts

Mike
Both teams are all over the map, but give me Indy's unfair home field as the difference. 27-21 Indy.

Marcus
Even though the Colts are coming off a pretty solid thumping of the Chiefs a few weeks ago and are a 2 ½ point favorite at home, I like the KC to get back to playing dominant defense and I think they’ll be able to control the clock with a whole lot of Jamaal Charles. I think he will easily get 25 to 30 touches. Luck will make some plays to keep them in it, but all Smith will have to do is “manage” the game. He seems pretty proficient at that. Kansas City 26 Indianapolis 24

Oddfool
These 2 teams are pretty evenly matched, but the Colts rode all over the Chiefs a couple weeks ago in Kansas City. Coupled with the fact that the Chiefs were beaten by the Chargers as well, I don't think the Chiefs stand a chance in Indianapolis. Foolish Forecast: Indianapolis by 3 lengths. 27-13

Mike G.
Chiefs 21 @ Colts 24. The Colts are playing extremely hot right now. Having burned the Chiefs 23-7 on Dec 22 the Colts are looking to repeat.

Michael G
Indianapolis Colts 27 - Kansas City Chiefs 24

Jess
When these guys played in Kansas City in the regular season, the Colts handled the Chiefs fairly well. On one hand, I could say that Kansas City will be more prepared for this team after facing them already and will play better against them. On the other hand, I could say that the Colts have a decent home field advantage and it could get even uglier than it was in KC's hostile house. This one is tough for me. I'm going with the Chiefs to surprise some doubters.
 
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1/4/14   |   Jess   |   34381 respect

Well...guess I was wrong. 

1/4/14   |   The_Real_Stoney   |   24904 respect

Cali_Kat wrote:
Andrew Luck has the worst beard. Ugh. indecision

but he wore it well in The Burbs

1/4/14   |   Oddfool   |   10611 respect

Not the runaway I foretold, but a good come from behind. Great game.

1/4/14   |   Michael_G   |   36973 respect

Great game!!! Way to go Colts!!!

1/4/14   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

That timeout was the most Andy Reid thing ever.

1/4/14   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

JenX63 wrote:
2nd half has been all Colts. Did KC lose all its mojo?

I'm guessing the injuries are having a lot to do with this.

1/4/14   |   Jason_   |   20403 respect

JenX63 wrote:
2nd half has been all Colts. Did KC lose all its mojo?

Flagged for flagging. 

1/4/14   |   JenX63   |   32429 respect

2nd half has been all Colts. Did KC lose all its mojo?

1/4/14   |   Jason_   |   20403 respect

Phillygenius82 wrote:
That was the intentionialiest grounding penalty that was not called. 

Flagged for public intoxication. 

1/4/14   |   Phillygenius82   |   227 respect

(Edited by Phillygenius82)

That was the intentionialiest grounding penalty that was not called. 

1/4/14   |   Cali_Kat   |   15504 respect

Andrew Luck has the worst beard. Ugh. indecision

1/4/14   |   Jess   |   34381 respect

That'll be quite enough of the injuries, KC

1/4/14   |   Jess   |   34381 respect

gau13 wrote:
His beard?

Haha! That too

1/4/14   |   gau13   |   217 respect

Jess wrote:
I will never count out Andrew Luck, but this is getting ugly

His beard?

1/4/14   |   Jess   |   34381 respect

Jason_ wrote:
Flagged for race baiting. 

*snort*

1/4/14   |   Jason_   |   20403 respect

Jess wrote:
I will never count out Andrew Luck, but this is getting ugly

Flagged for race baiting. 

1/4/14   |   Jess   |   34381 respect

I will never count out Andrew Luck, but this is getting ugly

1/4/14   |   JenX63   |   32429 respect

Great first half! Is Dan still breathing?

1/4/14   |   Phillygenius82   |   227 respect

It was admitted on national TV about Andy and need to not have GM duties!

1/4/14   |   Phillygenius82   |   227 respect

It's the first time an Andy Reid team has run that shovel pass near the end zone... Wait no it isn't....

1/4/14   |   Oddfool   |   10611 respect

Jess wrote:
indecision

"indecision" icon.    I could loan you my Magic 8 Ball.  cheeky

1/4/14   |   Jess   |   34381 respect

Whoa

1/4/14   |   Jess   |   34381 respect

Jason_ wrote:
Flagged for taunting. 

indecision

1/4/14   |   Oddfool   |   10611 respect

Jason_ wrote:
Flagged for taunting. 

Taunted for flagging.

1/4/14   |   Jason_   |   20403 respect

Jess wrote:
Yea Jamaal Charles heading to the locker room sure increases that chance exponentially 

Flagged for taunting. 

1/4/14   |   Jess   |   34381 respect

Oddfool wrote:
Colts are going to take this.  My Magic 8 Ball says so.

Yea Jamaal Charles heading to the locker room sure increases that chance exponentially 

1/4/14   |   Oddfool   |   10611 respect

Colts are going to take this.  My Magic 8 Ball says so.

1/4/14   |   Jess   |   34381 respect

Last minute Bengals rep picks! Chris (Aceraison) is going with the Colts and Eagles today.

1/4/14   |   JenX63   |   32429 respect

note: adding the god awful officiating this year all over the league refs by 4
Go Chiefs!

1/4/14   |   Dan_B   |   1067 respect

C'mon, Chiefs! And sorry for my lack of write ups...