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Old 12-21-2010, 12:08 PM   #1
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...are only a 2 point favorite on Monday.
I know point spreads have been argued here before, but just remember how/why the point spreads are set. Bookies set the number so that an equal amount is bet on each team. Also, home field is generally worth 3 points.
So the real experts (not the idiots who pick games for yahoo or fox) think this will be a very close game.
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Another point, we are backed in a corner. If there is anything we are saving on both sides of the ball it will be cashed in.
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Old 12-21-2010, 02:47 PM   #5
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Old 12-21-2010, 05:09 PM   #6
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The might falcons are setting pretty right now, but that ain't going to last long. We have key players coming back that we need and should give us the edge.
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Old 12-21-2010, 05:49 PM   #9
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Another point, we are backed in a corner. If there is anything we are saving on both sides of the ball it will be cashed in.
Backed into a corner is a bit strong. While it is true that any hopes of winning the NFC South crown, and a guarantee to be in the playoffs ride on this game, it isn't a "win or out" situation by any stretch of the imagination.

Let's take a look at the playoff scenarios for this week.

NFL Playoff Scenarios Week 16 - SB Nation Cleveland

Saints win or TB loss (or tie by either).

That's easy enough.

I think there's a psych game to be played here. It's likely that the Saints may be back in the Georgia Dome next month in the playoffs. A solid win, and taking down the Falcons in their house, can send a strong message that being home doesn't matter much in championship football.

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The Saints have three consecutive 10 win seasons and a SB championship.

I can hardly believe this happened in my lifetime.
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Old 12-21-2010, 05:57 PM   #10
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I actually want the falcons in the playoffs, can you imagine if we end their season Bragging rights for years to come
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