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superjawes wrote:Let's add the Patriots, Bengals, Chargers and Cowboys to your list of locks.Chicago Bears at Cincinnati Bengals
Green Bay Packers at Cleveland Browns
Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants
Washington Redskins at Los Angeles Chargers
Philadelphia Eagles at Los Angeles Rams
Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers
New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins
JustAnEngineer wrote:The Eagles clinched a playoff berth but likely lost Wentz for a year.
superjawes wrote:Monday Night Football 12/11
New England Patriots 20 at Miami Dolphins 27
superjawes wrote:Edits are free and anonymous until someone posts another reply in the thread. The Dolphins win also eliminated the Texans from the playoffs.JAE, did you ninjaedit your comment about "when" the Patriots beat the Dolphins? New England Patriots 20 at Miami Dolphins 27
superjawes wrote:Besides the Saints... the Vikings, Jaguars, Eagles and Ravens are also heavily favored. The Browns' last home game of the season is this weekend, but I believe that they're more likely to win next week in Chicago than at home against the Ravens this week.Cincinnati Bengals at Minnesota Vikings
New York Jets at New Orleans Saints
Houston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars
Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns
Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants
Los Angeles Rams at Seattle Seahawks
Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
JustAnEngineer wrote:Besides the Saints... the Vikings, Jaguars, Eagles and Ravens are also heavily favored. The Browns' last home game of the season is this weekend, but I believe that they're more likely to win next week in Chicago than at home against the Ravens this week.
superjawes wrote:LA is a huge town, and it can DEFINITELY support two NFL teams...if either of them were any good, at least. The Rams have not been good in recent memory, and neither have the Chargers. The Rams have history in LA, but I think 20 years away has cooled that off. The Raiders would probably have been a better candidate for a (successful) LA team, but that didn't happen, and I think the Vegas move can work out for them.
All that is to say that until LA gets a GOOD, Super Bowl contending team, the town won't care.
superjawes wrote:I believe that you are judging the Chargers too harshly. They have been mediocre for 2017 and the previous seven seasons, but they were a good team in the late 2000s. The Chargers are still in contention for the AFC West title this year if they beat the Chiefs tonight and the Raiders on New Year's Eve.LA is a huge town, and it can DEFINITELY support two NFL teams...if either of them were any good, at least. The Rams have not been good in recent memory, and neither have the Chargers. All that is to say that until LA gets a GOOD, Super Bowl contending team, the town won't care.
JustAnEngineer wrote:(Added the rest of the remaining matchups.)https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/standings/playoffrace
AFC Playoff Race:
1(y) New England Patriots 11-3 (Bills & Jets)
2(y) Pittsburgh Steelers 11-3 (Texans & Browns)
3(x) Jacksonville Jaguars 10-4 (49ers and Titans)
4 Kansas City Chiefs 8-6 (Dolphins & Broncos)
5 Tennessee Titans 8-6 (Rams & Jaguars)
6 Buffalo Bills 8-6 (Patriots & Dolphins)
Baltimore Ravens 8-6 (Colts & Bengals)
Los Angeles Chargers 7-7 (Jets & Raiders)
Oakland Raiders 6-8 (Eagles & Chargers)
Miami Dolphins 6-8 (Chiefs & Bills)
I expect the Titans to lose and the Ravens to take their wild card berth.
NFC Playoff Race:
1(z) Philadelphia Eagles 12-2 (Raiders & Cowboys)
2(y) Minnesota Vikings 11-3 (Packers & Bears)
3 Los Angeles Rams 10-4 (Titans & 49ers)
4 New Orleans Saints 10-4 (Falcons & Buccaneers)
5 Carolina Panthers 10-4 (Buccaneers & Falcons)
6 Atlanta Falcons 8-5 (Buccaneers, Saints & Panthers)
Detroit Lions 8-6 (Bengals & Packers)
Seattle Seahawks 8-6 (Cowboys & Cardinals)
Dallas Cowboys 8-6 (Seahawks & Eagles)
Green Bay Packers 7-7 (Vikings & Lions)
I believe that the Lions have a reasonable shot to take the Falcons' wild card berth.
superjawes wrote:The oddsmakers are offering 2.7:1 against the Browns beating the Bears for their only win of the season. However, the Bears have been the worst franchise in the NFC in recent years.Will the Browns post a perfect, winless season?
superjawes wrote:Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers (-440)
Indianapolis Colts at Baltimore Ravens (-900)
Minnesota Vikings (-410) at Green Bay Packers
Cleveland Browns at Chicago Bears (-270)
Miami Dolphins at Kansas City Chiefs (-500)
Buffalo Bills at New England Patriots (-650)
Los Angeles Rams (-305) at Tennessee Titans
Pittsburgh Steelers (-425) at Houston Texans
"Oakland" Raiders at Philadelphia Eagles (-400)
superjawes wrote:http://www.brownsparade.com/I would place 99% probability that the Browns get the perfect 0-16 season. Like I was saying earlier, the Steelers need to play this game on the off chance that they can get home-field advantage. Plus, the game is in Pittsburgh. Plus, the Browns are just bad.