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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; KANSAS CITY ó Iím picking a Chiefs-Saints Super Bowl. Iím picking the team that lost the coin toss and never touched the ball in overtime of Januaryís AFC Championship Game versus the team that got jobbed on the pass-interference non-call ...

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Old 09-02-2019, 06:49 AM   #1
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FMIA: On Cuts and Trades and Why Super Bowl 54 Will Be Chiefs-Saints

KANSAS CITY ó Iím picking a Chiefs-Saints Super Bowl. Iím picking the team that lost the coin toss and never touched the ball in overtime of Januaryís AFC Championship Game versus the team that got jobbed on the pass-interference non-call in the NFC Championship Game. Letís call the 54th Super Bowl the Fairness Super Bowl.

Itís a rarity though, seeing the losers of the two title games one year make the big game the next year. Only twice in 53 Super Bowls have the two championship-game losers (or AFL and NFL title games a half-century ago) met the following year in the Super Bowl. But I saw both teams in August, and thereís not a lot to dislike about either team. Both are better than they were last January, and neither seems to carry the weight of painful losses into this season. ďNo hangover here,Ē Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan told me. ďNobody here feels stuff like that.Ē

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If the NFL wants ratings they need to make sure it's the Saints/Patriots in the Super bowl. Although anything would beat last years yawn fest.
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If the NFL wants ratings they need to make sure it's the Saints/Patriots in the Super bowl. Although anything would beat last years yawn fest.
Small children playing nerf football would beat least years SB
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Maybe in Madden, but I don't see this happening in reality.

The Chiefs did nothing to fix their defense this off season, which was their biggest problem last year. I expect Mahomes to regress a bit after a whole off season of teams being able to watch game footage and figure out that offense. Mahomes' stats started to go down after Hunt was cut from the team late last year when he decided to go beat up on a woman.

Everyone is forgetting the Chiefs were doing everything to blow that playoff game to Indy and if the Colts offense had showed up, they would've. If Adam V makes his field goals and extra points, it's a 24-17 ball game going into the 4th quarter. Dee Ford or not, they did nothing to stop the Pats offense late in the AFCCG. The Pats burned them on multiple third downs running the same play. This is typical of Andy Reid teams. He's put together a playoff record in K.C. that looks eerily similar to the one from the first five years he had in Philly. K.C. will make the playoffs and go one and done to some garbage wildcard team who then gets blown the hell out in Foxboro.

The AFC is a joke, it truly is. We've been hearing for almost a decade now how the Pats should be done and some hot team is going to knock them out. The Chargers, Steelers, and Chiefs have yet to beat the Pats in the playoffs. People can whine about the AFC East all they want, but the Pats have a long record now of beating the crap out of these teams people pick every year to knock them off in the playoffs. The only team to actually beat New England in recent years and actually walk the walk to back up their talk, was Denver with Manning at QB. The Broncos are a long ways from their past glory.

I don't see us going back to the SB cause we have put together a series of playoff losses giving teams their memorable historical moments over time - the Beastmode run, Vernon Davis catch, the Minneapolis miracle, etc. It seems like we always end up on the losing end of what becomes memorable playoff moments that people will never forget, and that has become a legacy for us. Other times we just get out-coached badly in crunch time (see 2013 vs Seattle and this past year vs the Rams) and do everything to blow it.

I want to be proven wrong, but at this point, my expectations are low. I see us making the playoffs and most likely losing to a team like Philly in the divisional round. It will be some team that we statistically should wipe the floor with, but we'll fiddle around the whole game and leave them hanging long enough to steal it. That's pretty much how we lost to the Rams and we nearly lost to Philly last year by letting them stay in the game and not putting it out of reach the many chances we had.

The Super Bowl IMO will be New England and some surprise NFC team who overachieves. My bet is either Chicago or Philly. The Pats will most likely have a cake walk to ring #7.
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If the NFL wants ratings they need to make sure it's the Saints/Patriots in the Super bowl. Although anything would beat last years yawn fest.

For years people talked about a Packers/Patriots SB, but it never happened cause Green Bay always managed to screw themselves up and not even get there. I think the Packers have been replaced with us in this dream scenario.
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