FanIQ NFL Divisional Playoffs: Saturday Pre-Game and Live Thread

Can Peyton Lead the Broncos To The Next Round? [NFL Playoffs: Saturday Live Thread]

1/12/13 in NFL   |   Jess   |   32868 respect

Hello, sports fans, and welcome to the first day of the NFL Divisional Round: FanIQ style. We welcome back Becky (kteacher, AKA Teach) and Jason (Jason_) to share their thoughts with us throughout Divisional Playoff Weekend!  

Let's do this...


Ravens @ Broncos
4:30pm ET
CBS

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Blog Photo - FanIQ NFL Divisional Playoffs: Saturday Pre-Game and Live ThreadTeach:
The Ravens are hard to like. Ernie was the better of the Sesame Street "couple," so...they don't even have THAT going for them. Plus, Bert was on my fantasy team last year and sucked huevos each time I used him and played his b***s off when I was pissed and sat him. I have a long memory. You are cut off, Bert. The Better Manning in the playoffs has Mouth Breather planning something. Peyton should not allow baby bro/Mouth Breather anwhere near his car or digest any of his good luck "treats". Also, I like orange. It brings out my ethnic coloring. Broncos by 14 and a half.

Blog Photo - FanIQ NFL Divisional Playoffs: Saturday Pre-Game and Live ThreadJason:
My hatred for these teams runs cold and deep. I don't think there is any possible way I could care any less about this game. This is a "nap" game. This is the one you only watch long enough to throw back a couple beers...then you kick back in the recliner and dream about the scene in Dark Knight Rises happening for real, only instead of not one single person dying (facepalm...nice job Nolan), every single player on both teams eat it. I guess if I had a gun to my head I would root for Peyton. He deserves a second Super Bowl more than that murderer...er...I mean...Ray Lewis. Final Score: Ravens - Eff You, Broncos - Eff You.

Blog Photo - FanIQ NFL Divisional Playoffs: Saturday Pre-Game and Live ThreadJess:
This one is so tough for me. I do actually like the Ravens, and of course they're the only team today that my daughter is excited about. As the mother of a budding sports fan, I like to see my child excited when a team she's rooting for wins. I want Ray Lewis to have a good last run, but I also want Peyton Manning to do well. Even with my love for Peyton though, I've had quite a difficult time putting aside my dislike for the Broncos even though more than a decade has passed since I've been required to hate them. While I'm going back and forth on who I want to win, I'm pretty sure we all know who's going to win. The Broncos defense has been solid for the past couple of years, and Von Miller is having another outstanding season. Their offense now has Peyton Manning. Their defense is good, but unless something absurd happens, the Ravens won't put up enough of a fight offensively to advance to the next round.




Packers @ Niners
8:00pm ET
FOX

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Blog Photo - FanIQ NFL Divisional Playoffs: Saturday Pre-Game and Live ThreadTeach:
No question. I like cheese, sometimes daydream about Thor lifting me and carrying me up and down a hill like he does to those tires he trains with, and hate hate hate hate hate San Francisco. It's a NoCal vs. SoCal thing...although I do like Kaepernick. (Poor Smith...raw deal)...and it seems like he's the one that has finally got Crabtree close to where many thought he should have been after he was drafted. Whatever. Thor and Company by 10.

Blog Photo - FanIQ NFL Divisional Playoffs: Saturday Pre-Game and Live ThreadJason:
Are there two quarterbacks that look more like male porn stars than these two guys? Aaron looks more like a late 80's/early 90's stud. Like someone you would see in an early Jenna Jameson movie. Kaepernick reminds me of any generic "dudebro" you might find starring in a Bang Bros. movie. Speaking of getting screwed...Alex Smith...wow. San Francisco deserves to lose just for what they did to that poor kid. I hope Karma comes back and bites their asses. Green Bay - 31, San Fran 14

Blog Photo - FanIQ NFL Divisional Playoffs: Saturday Pre-Game and Live ThreadJess:
I don't even want to talk about these teams. I don't know who I want to win. I share Teach's hatred for the Niners, so of course I'm rooting for the Pack to kick their butts. I don't have anything against Kaepernick personally; in fact, I kind of like his tats and he doesn't have that annoying arrogance about him that seems to come with putting on the red and gold. I despise Jim Harbaugh and Randy Moss. I can't really stand Alex Smith; I never really thought he was as good as he was playing over the past year and a half. I was pretty sure he was abducted by aliens and they were testing his arm...or something. I also think he looks like he could be Aaron Rodgers' brother. That's neither here nor there. Trying to look at this game objectively, the Niners don't seem to be as good, even defensively, as they were last year. That could be partially due to the loss of Justin Smith, I don't really know. He's back this week though, so we might get some idea. On the other end, I'm quite tired of hearing about the Packers...I'll just leave it at that. Green Bay will have trouble with the run, but I don't think the Niners can stop Rodgers. 

Wow, I think that's the first time I've ever done one of these in which we all agreed on all of the games. Of course, there are only two so there's that. I hope that doesn't mean that today's slate is extremely predictable and boring; you would think that part of the postseason would be over by now.

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1/13/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Jess wrote:
I certainly hope you're right about Nate Silver

Oh, he's always right. Between PECOTA, the election, writing a great book, (I just finished it, everyone go buy it) and predicting football, he knows all. He's the Undisputed King of the Nerds right now.

1/13/13   |   Jess   |   32868 respect

Eric_ wrote:
Of course I was wrong. No one knows anything about predicting football except maybe Nate Silver.

I certainly hope you're right about Nate Silver

1/13/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
You're already wrong.

GO Teams!

Of course I was wrong. No one knows anything about predicting football except maybe Nate Silver.

1/12/13   |   JenX63   |   31554 respect

Wow, that was a game. Congrats to the winners.

1/12/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

(Edited by Eric_)

I'll be over it when I wake up, but for now *bleep* everything. The worst thing is that Bears fans are happy right now.

1/12/13   |   RaiderSteeler15   |   19878 respect

Packers are getting torched by the 49ers, just like I predicted...

1/12/13   |   JenX63   |   31554 respect

Wow, I was wrong again...GB/SF is quite the game too....

1/12/13   |   kobe_lova   |   59485 respect

:| Kat jinxed it, I think.

1/12/13   |   RaiderSteeler15   |   19878 respect

So much for the super bowl hopes for the broncos... RaiderNation can exhale!!

1/12/13   |   Debi_L   |   11287 respect

Wow.  Ravens did it.  Would never have thought it would have been that close.  Congrats to the Ravens and their fans.

1/12/13   |   Debi_L   |   11287 respect

I can't believe this Bro cos/Ravens game.  It is incredible!

1/12/13   |   kobe_lova   |   59485 respect

JenX63 wrote:
I was wrong! This game is quite good!
(Edited by kobe_lova)

Indeed.

Flaccup....

1/12/13   |   JenX63   |   31554 respect

I was wrong! This game is quite good!

1/12/13   |   kobe_lova   |   59485 respect

Jess wrote:
These refs are kind of ridiculous though.

and getting worse.

1/12/13   |   Jess   |   32868 respect

These refs are kind of ridiculous though.

1/12/13   |   Debi_L   |   11287 respect

I love Person of Interest.  Have watched it from the beginning.

Really liking this game too.  Close!

1/12/13   |   kobe_lova   |   59485 respect

Jess wrote:
I keep trying to record/watch Person of Interest but for some reason it never records - I don't know when it's on and it must be conflicting with some other stuff I record. I do want to see it. I might have to catch up online (oh the freaking horror)

No, you have to wait. lol 

1/12/13   |   Jess   |   32868 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
Y'all really should be watching Person of Interest. And I might have to watch Hawaii Five-O live cause I wanna vote.

/commercials

I keep trying to record/watch Person of Interest but for some reason it never records - I don't know when it's on and it must be conflicting with some other stuff I record. I do want to see it. I might have to catch up online (oh the freaking horror)

1/12/13   |   kobe_lova   |   59485 respect

Y'all really should be watching Person of Interest. And I might have to watch Hawaii Five-O live cause I wanna vote.

/commercials

1/12/13   |   JenX63   |   31554 respect

Wow...Flacco really is that awful.....have to give kudos to those Raven receivers.

1/12/13   |   kobe_lova   |   59485 respect

:|

1/12/13   |   Jess   |   32868 respect

Wow Torrey Smith + Joe Flacco = A surprised Jess and excited Kiernan today.

1/12/13   |   kobe_lova   |   59485 respect

Eric_ wrote:
Quick predictions before I head out:

Denver 27, Baltimore 13

Green Bay 34, San Francisco 24, I freak out and assume all is lost 3 separate times

You're already wrong.

GO Teams!

1/12/13   |   Debi_L   |   11287 respect

All tied up in Denver.  

1/12/13   |   JenX63   |   31554 respect

Debi_L wrote:
Really disheartening to watch this interview with the doctor regarding RGIII's future.

Don't let it get you down...look at that Broncos QB that made a comeback...and his shiotz was very serious...

1/12/13   |   JenX63   |   31554 respect

Awesome! I'm thinking in my mind this read will be the most exciting thing today, dealing with football.  I've picked just slightly the opposite of you guy & gals. Go Teams!

1/12/13   |   Debi_L   |   11287 respect

You know, I can't help but notice that almost all of the Broncos' players are wearing long sleeves and are staying warm with jackets and blankets on the sidelines, while most of the Ravens seem to be bare armed and not covering up on the sidelines.  Color me stupid, but I think that is a mistake.

1/12/13   |   RaiderSteeler15   |   19878 respect

If Aaron Rodgers carries this team by himself without any support from the defense and the packers' running game they'll lose...  I can see the Packers lose this game...

1/12/13   |   Debi_L   |   11287 respect

laugh

1/12/13   |   Debi_L   |   11287 respect

I agree with all of you.  Broncos by 14, with Stoney there to cheer them on.  And I think (hope) Green Bay kicks the ever loving sh** out of the 49'ers, just because I can't stand the team, even though I have a team jacket.  It was a present, what can I say - I never wear it, but I wear the Raiders one.

Anyhow, I'm stoked for today's playoffs, even if I'm not really excited about tomorrow's.  

(Gawd this woman at the Atlanta Stadium is sooo annoying!)

1/12/13   |   Debi_L   |   11287 respect

Really disheartening to watch this interview with the doctor regarding RGIII's future.

1/12/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Quick predictions before I head out:

Denver 27, Baltimore 13

Green Bay 34, San Francisco 24, I freak out and assume all is lost 3 separate times

1/12/13   |   DallasFan55   |   38096 respect

I hope Peyton Manning kicks Flaccos butt!  GO BRONCOS!! GO GREEN BAY!!!