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Old 11-12-2014, 01:40 AM   #11
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Re: Should the cards hang on and take the 1 seed

I can't see Atlanta winning more than 2 games and that's assuming they somehow sweep the Panties...
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... As a 4 seed we may be in great shape, hosting the lions in the wild card round or Cowboys ...
Uh-oh, that could possibly mean another LIVE Gameday Thread with SloMotion, ... you guys gonna' be able to handle it? (da-da-daaa ~the suspense builds~, ) ... though I do feel that's how it's gonna' shake out if DET pulls their annual second-half implosion act ... the NFC North also may wind up being decided Wk #17 @ Lambeau and I really don't see the Lions winning there in December ... and I dunno', I think you give Stanton too much credit. Prior to Palmer being out, I pegged this one as a Lions' road loss, but Stanton being in there tilts the scales against the Cards the rest of the way. He's great for a game or two but has a hard time putting together a longer stretch.


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I couldn't say anything about it all game, I brought it up in the chat just once. Because of that I hope we don't play the lions for a long time again unless its a primetime game where I can see it on my tv.
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Re: Should the cards hang on and take the 1 seed

Like the Cardinals team, really do...

I expect Cardinals will collapse with Stanton at Quarterback...

That said, they've got the best coach in football right now in Bruce Arians...

I wouldn't bet against Bruce Arians...
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Re: Should the cards hang on and take the 1 seed

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Like the Cardinals team, really do...

I expect Cardinals will collapse with Stanton at Quarterback...

That said, they've got the best coach in football right now in Bruce Arians...

I wouldn't bet against Bruce Arians...
Yeah, IDK too much about Arians but I did kinda' expect ARI to finish with the #1 seed ... DET has a history of losing when they travel there as well. They got two solid corners in Peterson/Cromartie and Fitzgerald is always a force to be reckoned with ... plus home-cooking spells "disaster" for DET ... except now you insert Drew Stanton, ... I've seen plenty of him at Michigan State and as a Lions backup ... I just don't think he has enough juice to take 'em all they way to a #1 seed ... though I guess I wouldn't mind it with his Michigan connections & all, .
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Re: Should the cards hang on and take the 1 seed

Carolina has a better chance than ATL of stringing enough wins. They have 3 home and 3 road:
Falcons
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Not exactly a difficult stretch.
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As long as we win out the rest of the way then I'll feel good about our SB chances. If we don't win out...........well, it will be a long off season.
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Old 11-15-2014, 09:43 PM   #17
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Re: Should the cards hang on and take the 1 seed

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Uh-oh, that could possibly mean another LIVE Gameday Thread with SloMotion, ... you guys gonna' be able to handle it? (da-da-daaa ~the suspense builds~, ) ... though I do feel that's how it's gonna' shake out if DET pulls their annual second-half implosion act ... the NFC North also may wind up being decided Wk #17 @ Lambeau and I really don't see the Lions winning there in December ... and I dunno', I think you give Stanton too much credit. Prior to Palmer being out, I pegged this one as a Lions' road loss, but Stanton being in there tilts the scales against the Cards the rest of the way. He's great for a game or two but has a hard time putting together a longer stretch.


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Except in the superdome the lions really do have no shot. We should have won in Detroit and we didn't. Considering the lions lack playoff experience and have a QB who gets sacked a ton how can they suddenly win their first playoff game on the road against a seasoned playoff team? It is just not likely to happen. And this game will be on television for me too.

If it did happen it will because of the receivers they have. Which is why the saints are going to have to run the ball and get Graham involved.
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Like the Cardinals team, really do...

I expect Cardinals will collapse with Stanton at Quarterback...

That said, they've got the best coach in football right now in Bruce Arians...

I wouldn't bet against Bruce Arians...
They have a good RB who early in the season was not healthy. Lately he has come on.

Lions-On the road their defense may not be as good. Ellington also can exploit the lions weakness against the screen. Cards also have a receiver lions won't be thinking about covering which is John Brown because then they run the risk of Fitzgerald or Floyd burning them. The cards secondary is not great but Stafford only throws to Calvin and Tate really. The real target against the cards is the tightend but lions don't utilize this much. Cards can stop the run also and thats trouble for a committee that looks bad so far.

@Seattle-I see this as loss clearly.

@Atlanta-Hmm. I think they lose but cards defense has owned Ryan bad. Also Ellington killed them last year and has a chance to do so again.

KC-Because of who the QB is, I think cards can pull this out. This is a good run defense against a run first offense. KC lately has allowed more rushing yards than usual so Ellington might get something off the ground. Also KC and their secondary will be focusing on Floyd and Fitz leaving Brown open. The downside for cards here is Kelce against their biggest defensive weakness.

@StL-The team really has nothing to play for. But short rest assuming cards beat KC I give the rams this one. But cards have better talent on key offensive positions.

Seattle-The game is at home. Seattle usually has trouble once a year with them. It could be this game. Also, Seattle has lost in SD and St.Louis this year.

@SF-They beat SF week 3 with this qb and SF hasn't shown to be any better at home than on the road either. If cards have a bye and division title riding on this they could win.

Even if they lose the next three, they could win three of the last four. That is still 11-5 and the division.
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If we win the Superbowl this year, hell may never taught out.

Hell will taugh ...
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Re: Should the cards hang on and take the 1 seed

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Except in the superdome the lions really do have no shot. We should have won in Detroit and we didn't. Considering the lions lack playoff experience and have a QB who gets sacked a ton how can they suddenly win their first playoff game on the road against a seasoned playoff team? It is just not likely to happen. And this game will be on television for me too.

If it did happen it will because of the receivers they have. Which is why the saints are going to have to run the ball and get Graham involved.
Yeah, I tend to agree and my advice to Lions slappies was that if they couldn't win convincingly at home in Wk #7 vs a quality team, not to get too excited about the playoffs. You guys talk about losing the last three games by nine pts? The Lions have won the last three by 6, not exactly the mark of a dominant team. The first thing that popped into my head after that game was that DET would be a wildcard heading to the Dome in the first round & the results would probably differ. The biggest difference between a potential matchup this postseason and 2011 are the additions of Golden Tate, Glover Quin, James Ihedigbo & a few other veterans/coaches, so lack of playoff experience may not be as big an issue as one may think. It's all about Drew Brees, IMO.

"Never get too high, never get too low" ~ Jim Caldwell, H/C Detroit Lions ... first time I've ever seriously quoted a Detroit Lions coach, . If anything, that's all I wanted to get across to you guys in that game.
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