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Old 01-05-2015, 11:09 PM   #821
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I had the Cowboys and Colts this weekend. Sorry about your loss, but somebody has to help pay the winners

I was in Vegas and really raked it in on the Ravens, the moneyline, and the in game betting. Good thing because I also got major screwed on a big Pitt Panthers moneyline bet on Friday. I managed to bet the game with the biggest 4th quarter comeback in entire bowl history.... Come out a few hundy ahead, but I put a crazy $200 moneyline parlay on Lions, Stars, and Oilers Sunday that would have paid $6,000. If only the creators of hockey and football made the sports 56 minute games instead of 60, I would have won Car-guy!


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Old 01-06-2015, 07:37 AM   #822
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Head of officiating weighs in on controversy. The crux of it is that the PI call was debatable and could have gone either way, while the shirt grab that was not called was clear cut and a flag should have been thrown for holding. Bryant coming on the field is not an automatic penalty and is at the discretion of the officials.
NFL Head of Officiating Speaks on Controversial Play in Lions vs. Cowboys | Bleacher Report

As in most games, there are always going to be missed calls and debatable ones, but the failure to explain the reversal when the flag was picked up is the biggest faux pas.
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Old 01-06-2015, 07:15 PM   #823
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In a related story, Chris Christie was speechless about how open the toll roads were on his visit to Dallas. And I hope Dez Bryant finds his game check a little short for being on the field without a helmet.
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This should be an interesting 4 games this weekend. My money (so to speak ) is on the Patriots and Seahawks and especially on the Broncos and Cowboys this weekend.

Of most interest to me is the Cowboys VS Packers game. I think the Cowboys haven't lost on the road this year, unfortunately the Packers haven't lost at home this year either. Both teams have 12-4 regular season records. Something has to give. I think the Packers clearly have the advantage. Rodgers is amazing, they have the home field advantage and have had an extra week of rest but I still would like to see the Cowboys win.

Anyone else care to make their picks known before the games start?
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My picks are Pats (though I think the Ravens will play them tough as they usually do), Seahawks (in a romp), Broncos and Packers. I predict that the last two will be tight games.

Of possible upsets, I think Indy upsetting Denver is most likely but as a Pats fan, Baltimore makes me uneasy.... I would have rather played Indy.
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Patriots over Ravens

Seattle over Panthers

Broncos over Colts

Packers over Cowboys

Will the top two seeds from each conference win and face each other in the championship game? It hasn't happened in 10 years.

I think it will happen this year.........
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My picks are Pats (though I think the Ravens will play them tough as they usually do), Seahawks (in a romp), Broncos and Packers. I predict that the last two will be tight games.

Of possible upsets, I think Indy upsetting Denver is most likely but as a Pats fan, Baltimore makes me uneasy.... I would have rather played Indy.
Agree with you on the Ravens. They make me uneasy too but I think this PATS team is the most complete team on both sides since the 2003-2004 season and will prevail.
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Ravens, Seahawks, Broncos, and Cowboys are the winners.


Seattle is a lock to cover the spread. But I feel good about my two upset picks as well.
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I think the home teams win every game this weekend. I'm a bit nervous about the Packer game though. The 'Boys have been unstoppable on the road this season so if Rodgers isn't close to 100% with his calf strain for the entire game then Green Bay's in trouble. I will be rooting against NE and Seattle but definitely wouldn't bet against them.
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Patriots over Ravens

Seattle over Panthers

Broncos over Colts

Packers over Cowboys (cold in green Bay)

I'm generally wrong on sports picks...so we'll see.
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Patriots over Ravens

Seattle over Panthers

Broncos over Colts

Packers over Cowboys (cold in green Bay)

I'm generally wrong on sports picks...so we'll see.
+1 on all that...

Most likely upset is Ravens over Pats, based somewhat on recency bias, as they looked pretty good defensively against the Steelers, though Bell was out.

Cowboys will be playing at Lambeau, not the Jerry Dome, and it will be in the mid-teens, so... Of course, they could be so cold that someone steps on AR's leg... Edge Packers.

The Luck-lead Colts are comeback kids, but Luck is also subject to really dumb interceptions and fumbles. Slight edge Broncos.

Least likely upset would be Carolina over Seattle. Seattle can definitely be beaten, but they appear to be peaking about the right time.
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Go Pats! It has been WAY too long since they won a Super Bowl, DW is getting impatient!
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Go Pats! It has been WAY too long since they won a Super Bowl, DW is getting impatient!
Ick. I'd even root for the COWBOYS over the Evil Empire...
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Its too easy to pick all the home teams, even though rarely do all of them win. I'd say the most likely upset is Indy over Denver. Next most likely would be Dallas over GB, although I don't see it happening. NE and Seattle look like they have the easiest games to me.
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Patriots over Ravens

Seattle over Panthers

Broncos over Colts

Packers over Cowboys (cold in green Bay)

I'm generally wrong on sports picks...so we'll see.
I'm picking Pats over Ravens

Colts over Broncos - upset at mile high

Seahawks over Panthers

Packers over Cowboys - could be close, but I don't see Cowboys beating Packers, Rodgers' gimpy calf or not.
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Go Pats! It has been WAY too long since they won a Super Bowl, DW is getting impatient!
If they don't win this year, you're going to be waiting a very long time. This is Brady's last hurrah and once hes gone it could easily be 10+ years before they find another franchise QB. Its the hardest thing to do in pro sports. There are very few to go around
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If my team, and it's QB (Dang3Russ, The Hobbit), get knocked out, I will probably be rooting for the Pats...mainly because of Brady. I can't bring myself to hate the guy.

Pats beating Seahawks in Super Bowl would probably be my least painful scenario in which the Seahawks lose in the playoffs.
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I am OK with any out come provided the Pats and Hawks go down
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