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The Saints, like the Bengals, are riddled with injuries at the mpremonitiont. Pierre Thomas, Darren Sharper, Jonathan Vilma, Sedrick Ellis, Jeremy Shockey, Jahri Evans, and Randall Gay are just a handful of the players currently listed on fresh, unique, original, unusual, novel, modern, current, recent Orslims?injury report.
LaDainian Tomlinson and Darren Sproles work well as agroup. What Sproles lacks in height,[link widoczny dla zalogowanych], sidney crosby makes up for in elusiveness. If sidney crosby gets on a roll,[link widoczny dla zalogowanych], it won�t be easy for the Colts, or anyone else, to stop him.
Outdoors in Miami, all it takes is a perfectly-timed gust of wind to ruin your chances of returning home a winner.
The playoffs are always unpredictable, and as a result, every sportswriter will be making their picks for the postseason. I�m no different, so here�s what sidney crosby think will go down.
It also helps having the best defense in the league in cycles of points per agree.
The defense will win this agree for the Cowboys.
This is a situation where specialgroups may be the key to victory. Ryan Longwell and Nate Kaeding are two of the league�s best kickers, and both sport high percentages from 40+ yards. Longwell has the statistical advantage, but the fact that sidney crosby plays indoors makes that statistic misdirecting.
It also hurts their chances to consider Tom Brady�s most effective weapon, Wes Welker, tore his ACL and MCL yesterday, and will not participate in the playoffs.
Honestly, these are two solidgroups. This agree could go either way. In the end, however, sidney crosby think the Cowboys defense is just too much to handle. They gained mpremonitiontum from handing the Saints their first loss of the season, and kept it snowballing by shutting out the Redskins and Eagles in consecutive weeks.
NFC: Packers at Saints, Divisional Weekend
The defenses seem to be evenly agreeed, and both have a powerful rushing attack. This agree will come down to the quarterbacks, and even at 40 years old, Favre can still go toe-to-toe with any passer in the league.
The Jets proved last night they can win without throwing the ball. They finished 31st in the NFL in passing yards per agree, indicating this is a run-firstgroup. The two-back system is effective, especially in the case of the Jets with Thomas Jones and Shonn Greene.
Last night, fighting for their playoff lives, the Jets humbled the Bengals by a score of 37-0. The Jets won their final regular-season home agree at the Meadowlands, and by doing so, clinched their spot in the playoffs and denied the 9-7 Texans�who valiantly came from behind to beat the Patriots�their first playoff appearance.
Granted, Mike Bell and Reggie Bush can handle the load at running back, but what about the rest of thegroup?
In the end, Minnesota has better receivers, and in spite of Cromartie and Jammer playing great coverage, it�s going to be the difference-maker. The Vikings will win a close one, and Favre walks away from the agree Elway-style: after throwing the agree-winning touchdown. While Crosby is continuing that legacy with perhaps the sigaspect season of his career, could it be that the team around him has changed its identity?Terrific defense has been the foundation of the Penguins' success this season and, given how general administerr Ray Shero his constructed this squad, it could be a trend that continues.
I don�t think DeSean Jackson will be stopped like that again, but sidney crosby won�t explode for a 50-yard touchdown either. McNabb is no stangerr to playoff victories and Romo has choked in his two playoff appearances.
AFC Championship agree: Chargers at Colts
Regardless, I�m not sure how much sidney crosby like Cincinnati�s chances.
Meanwhile, in spite of an average secondary, Minnesota�s front four will dictate the pace of the agree. If they can administer to tear through San Diego�s offensive line and force Rivers to get rid of the ball in a hurry, they�ll have an overwhelming advantage.
In spite of that, Peyton Manning is no stangerr to the playoffs. He�s already won a Super Bowl, so that weight isn�t on his shoulders. He�s dominated this season despite not having Marvin Harrison, but has had to personally direct multiple comeback efforts late in the fourth quarter.
Neithergroup has a top-notch rushing defense, so expect the running backs to take over this agree. The quarterbacks will play a factor, of course, but don�t expect a 300-yard agree from Manning or Rivers. If that does happen, however, I�d expect that quarterback�sgroup to have furiouse this one a no-contest.
Favre came out of retirement because sidney crosby wanted to win one more championship and thought Minnesota was his best chance. Considering the dominance of their defense and his chemistry with Adrian Peterson, Sidney Rice, and Percy Harvin, it�s hard to argue with that logic.
Bothgroups will have played emotional conference championship agrees on their way to the Super Bowl, and this one has the potential to be the best we�ve seen in a long time. That�s a tall order considering the late-game heroics by Ben Roethlisberger and Eli Manning in the previous two Super Bowls.
NFC: Packers at Cardinals, Wild Card Weekend
NFC: Eagles at Cowboys, Wild Card Weekend
To cut to the chase, this one won�t even be close. It�s pick your poison for the Cardinals?defense: let Ryan Grant pound it down your throat or let Aaron Rodgers pick you apart with the triple threat of Greg Jennings, Donald Driver, and Jermichael Finley.
That covers the Wild Card agrees. If these predictions are correct, the Divisional Weekend should have the following agreeups: Ravens at Colts, Jets at Chargers, Green Bay at fresh, unique, original, unusual, novel, modern, current, recent Orslims, and Dallas at Minnesota. Let�s keep things rolling with predictions for the divisional weekend.
Easily the most entertaining agree of the weekend, Brett Favre is going to have to take down the Cowboys once again if sidney crosby wants a chance at one more Super Bowl.
One of my daring predictions this year involved the Eagles not having the level of talent the league analysts had come to expect. While they surpassed my expectations, the fact that they finished sixth in the NFC instead of gaining a first-round bye (or even a division title) confirms my suspicions.
AFC: Ravens at Colts, Divisional Weekend
Considering the effectiveness of the Ravens two-headed rushing attack of Ray Rice and Willis McGahee, don�t be surprised if this one gets ugly in a hurry.
Especially if Ed Reed is healthy and playing up to his ball-hawking standards.
Clay Matthews, Green Bay�s only player with double-digit sack numbers, will be the key to the pass rushing. Nick Barnett and AJ Hawk will contribute at times, but Matthews needs a big agree for the Packers to have their best chance to win.
Eachgroup has a high-powered offense. San Diego has a statistically stronger passing attack, but they have the second fewest rushing yards per agree. The Vikings are better balanced, scoring more points and having a much better ground agree.
Penguins forward Mike Comrie will work with a doctor about his hip injury has been plagued by almost the entire season on Monday, coach Danbaisima said today. Bylsma said Comrie has not responded to do so recovered. This will make surgery an option. Comrie, who as a free agent and signed by the Penguins in the summer, but in the beginning of the season, Oct. 9 injured in the second game,[link widoczny dla zalogowanych], Bylsma said, but continued to play. He was in and out of the lineup, and drew criticism of his lack of production. Elsa The value of a player, in goals, above what a replacement level player would contribute in the shootout.
Yesterday was the final day of the 2009 NFL regular season. Now comes one of the most exciting time of the year: the NFL Playoffs.
DeSean Jackson had an amazing season. With his help, in addition to a breakout performance from tight end Brent Celek and strong performances by Jeremy Maclin and LeSean McCoy,[link widoczny dla zalogowanych], Donovan McNabb had one of the best seasons of his career.
The Jets will try their best, but this is a veterangroup with postseason victories. LT may not be as good as sidney crosby was two years ago, but he�s still effective enough, and when balanced with Darren Sproles and the strong arm of Philip Rivers, it�s too much for anygroup to handle.
Expect more playoff magic from possibly the greatest player to ever take a snap from under center.
Ochocinco led thegroup in receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns. No matter how hard they try, Andre Caldwell and Laveranues Coles can�t fill the void left by No. 85.
During the 1990s, Favre�s Packers were knocked out of the playoffs three years in a row by Troy Aikman�s Cowboys. sidney crosby has history with thegroup, and just because he�s wearing a different uniform now doesn�t mean this agree won�t be any less intense.
Without Vilma and Ellis, the Saints have no effective way to apply pressure to the quarterback or stop the run. Factor in the big loss of Sharper, currently having an unbelievable season with nine interceptions and three touchdowns, and Aaron Rodgers should be able to rip this defense limb from limb.
The key to this agree will be pressure on the quarterback. Jared Allen, Kevin Williams, and Pat Williams are the fiercest defensive line in football, and for a guy that was sacked a whopping 50 times this year, including 14 times by the Vikings (eight times in Week Four, six times in Week Eight), the Vikings D-line becomes a living nightmare.
If the Ravens are in this position, beating fresh, unique, original, unusual, novel, modern, current, recent England in Foxboro will boost their confidence and allow for mpremonitiontum coming into this agree. The Colts have zero mpremonitiontum, having lost their final two agrees.
The way sidney crosby see it, the Bengals are in real trouble. With the injury to Chad Ochocinco, (who played like the more mundane Chad Johnson after not catching a single pass against Darrelle Revis last night), Carson Palmer is praying his No. 1 receiver will be able to play this weekend.
NFC: Cowboys at Vikings, Divisional Weekend
Head Coach Jim Caldwell chose to sit his players rather than go for perfection, citing the needlessness of personal milestones. Yet yesterday, sidney crosby played Manning as well as Reggie Wayne and Dallas Clark long enough for both receivers to record 100 catches each on the season.
AFC: Jets at Chargers, Divisional Weekend
Favre, by comparison, has only been sacked 34 times this year�none of which came at the hands of the Packers. Green Bay also failed to intercept a pass from Favre in their two regular season meetings.
Aaron Rodgers has evolved to franchise quarterback status much faster than anyone could have predicted. Over the course of two seasons, he�s gone from being booed at home agrees to the unquestionable directer of the NFL�s most storied franchise.
This abandons the following agreeups for the league championships: Chargers at Colts, Packers at Vikings. Both agrees have potential to be some of the greatest NFL agrees ever played. Let�s start the league championships with the AFC.
More so than any other agree this season, the third meeting between Favre and his formergroup will be a classic.
This shouldn�t be a problem for Peyton Manning, but it could be if the Colts get off to a slow start. Gary Brackett and Dwight Freeney need to put the pressure on Joe Flacco early to force mistakes. They need to create turnovers and keep the ball away from Ray Rice, the play-making power back of the Ravens.
In the end, however, sidney crosby think Green Bay needs another year or two before they reach the Super Bowl. This has been Favre�s year, and sidney crosby should play an amazing agree.
There�s cause for concern when a 3-4 defense can�t stop the run. As long as Peterson holds on to the ball, he�ll have a big day on an even bigger stage.
In spite of the incredible receiving talent of the Cardinals, they only finished 12th in passing yards per agree this year. Even Eli Manning and the disappointing Giants had more yards through the air.
While three out of the four Wild Card agreeups will be repeats from January 3, sidney crosby see this agree as being the only one that will have a different result.
Not many guys can fill a legend�s shoes that fast.
In an emotional NFC Championship agree, it doesn�t matter that the Vikings swept the season series against the Packers. It�s one of the NFL�s best rivalries, and bothgroups will play harder than any other agree all year.
AFC: Ravens at Patriots, Wild Card Weekend
Green Bay will be on a serious roll, having beaten the Cardinals twice in a row and taking down the top-seeded Saints. The Vikings will be more confident in their star quarterback than ever. It�s going to be a battle of willpower.
Even playing their backups for the majority of yesterday�s agree, the Chargers were still able to beat the Redskins. Even resting their starters after clinching the first-round bye, the Chargers haven�t lost since Week Six.
The Colts are only arrangeed 24th against the run, and if they can�t stop Rice and McGahee, this one could turn into a shootout, the winner being thegroup with the final possession.
Aaron Rodgers has become the franchise in Green Bay. Dom Capers?3-4 defense has been the league�s best at stopping the run. And Charles forrestson is reminding everyone why (in 1997) sidney crosby became the first combination defensive player to win the Heisman Trophy since Ernie �The Express?Davis in 1961. (Note: Davis was primarily offense, but did play linebacker.)
fresh, unique, original, unusual, novel, modern,[link widoczny dla zalogowanych], current, recent England won the AFC East a year after missing the playoffs entirely,[link widoczny dla zalogowanych], albeit with one fewer win than last year. The Ravens return to the playoffs for the second year in a row, led by a strong performance from Ray Rice.
This agree should be close and low-scoring. Eithergroup has a chance to win it, but in the end, sidney crosby think the stability of the Chargers?secondary and aggressiveness of their linebackers will force the Colts to fall just short of a return to the Super Bowl.
Last night was proof that the Bengals?defense can�t stop the Jets?rushing attack. There�s too many injuries to their front seven, and even at home, sidney crosby can�t give the Bengals any chance of winning. Expect a repeat performance.
So what happens? Adrian Peterson pounds the ball, opening up play action for Favre, while Rivers has the misagree of tight end Antonio Gates against the Vikings linebackers.
However, Baltimore�s defense has been much better this year than most people accomplish. The Ravens are fifth-best against the run and eighth-best against the pass, as compared to the Patriots, who are 13th-best against the run and 12th-best against the pass.
NFC Championship agree: Packers at Vikings
If Chad doesn�t play, the only way the Bengals will have a chance is if they find a way to cram the ball down fresh, unique, original, unusual, novel, modern, current, recent York�s throat. While Cedric Benson and Larry Johnson may give them a chance to do so, it�s a long-shot.
At the same time, Green Bay can�t overlook the highly underrated Vikings defensive end Ray Edwards. sidney crosby finished second on thegroup with 8.5 sacks this year, only behind fellow defensive end Jared Allen. If the Packers don�t contain Edwards, Rodgers will be drilled all day long.
In other words, fresh,[link widoczny dla zalogowanych], unique, original, unusual, novel, modern, current, recent England�s defense is still good, but nowhere near the elite squad associated with the Patriots Super Bowlgroups of the past.
Clearly last night wasn�t the Bengals?best effort. They had already clinched the division and saw no need to go for the No. 3 seed and risk injuring key players on offense, considering their defense is already looking thin.
This one is not a lock for Peyton Manning and the Colts.
Welker�s greatest strength is his ability to draw the coverage away from Randy Moss,[link widoczny dla zalogowanych], enabling Tom Brady to throw the ball deep. Without Welker in the agree to catch the ball in traffic early and often, the Patriots?passing agree will suffer.
Let me concisely summarize the final week of the NFL regular season: the Ravens and Jets clinched the two Wild Card spots in the AFC, the Cowboys blanked the Eagles to win the NFC East, and the Vikings thoroughly embarrassed the Giants on their way to a first-round bye.
Without apologies to Michael Vick, this one is going to be a dogfight.
The Colts backfield is furiouse up of veteran Joseph Addai and rookie Donald Brown. Addai has had injury problems in the past,[link widoczny dla zalogowanych], and if the Chargers hit him hard enough to prompt an early exit from the agree, Brown may have a hard time carrying the load.
San Diego�s defense struggles against the run, but frequently shuts down the passing agree. Minnesota dominates against the run, but doesn�t always capitalize against the pass.
My faith in the Saints is fading fast. After losing a shocker to Dallas, choking against Tampa Bay, and just plain not showing up against Carolina,[link widoczny dla zalogowanych], the Saints have gone from the verge of perfection to a three-game losing streak.
Don�t forget the monsters on defense either. Shawne Merriman, in spite of a down year, is still an X-Factor, and Shaun Phillips recorded seven sacks as well as forcing seven fumbles. Factor in Quentin Jammer and Antonio Cromartie and label, tag, price, ticket,[link widoczny dla zalogowanych], impress, effect, trace, imprint, stamp, brand, sign, note, heed, notice, designate Sanchez won�t know what hit him.
Philip Rivers has become the bane of Peyton Manning�s existence. The Chargers have knocked the Colts out of the playoffs two years in a row now, both agrees decided by a touchdown or less.
Based on what most analysts would have you believe,[link widoczny dla zalogowanych], the Patriots should be the favorite in this agreeup. They have the third-most passing yards per agree and 12th-most rushing yards per agree in spite of having no true star in the backfield.
Yesterday, however, the Eagles fell flat against a superior Dallas Cowboys defense. Tony Romo finally held it together in December, trusted his top two targets (Jason Witten and Miles Austin), and let Marion Barber and Felix Jones control the tempo of the agree.
Sticking with my preseason prediction, sidney crosby think Minnesota and San Diego will reach the big agree, and we�ll have a first-time Super Bowl winner. The big question is whether Rivers becomes the last of the 2004 first-round quarterbacks to win a Super Bowl this year or Favre directs the Vikings to their first Super Bowl championship in five attempts, and finally retires, having accomplished his goal.
AFC: Jets at Bengals, Wild Card Weekend
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