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SportingNews.com: Predicting playoff teams at the quarter pole

At the end of Week Four, it’s typically time to start brushing with broad strokes regarding what we’ve seen so far and what will come.

So, you know, when in Rome.

Here’s our look at the teams that we think are destined for the playoffs, not that we have the benefit of some actual games.

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13 Responses to “SportingNews.com: Predicting playoff teams at the quarter pole”
  1. danlinker says: Oct 7, 2009 10:53 AM

    Naturally it includes the favre knock (“if he can stay healthy”). That applies to EVERY teams star players, not just Favre. But typical Florio has to say it only about Favre. What happens is Brady goes down AGAIN?
    The article props up the patriots (no surprise there) and to make look even worse than it is, florio lumps the cardinals in with the Seahawks and Rams as a collective record of 2-9. This is one of the reasons I say he is a cards hater big time. It’s the subtle (and sometimes no so subtle) things like this that he tries to slip by.
    Plus, to make sure he doesn’t ruffle cowboy feathers, he gives them an encouraging nod.
    Typical bogus article again. It’s his little wish list.

  2. PFTiswhatitis says: Oct 7, 2009 11:00 AM

    danlinker maybe the dumbest poster evah!

  3. Hap says: Oct 7, 2009 11:06 AM

    Isn’t this an exercize in futility ?

  4. Wonderlic---myballs says: Oct 7, 2009 11:22 AM

    Nice call on the Vikings Florio. Of course there is a Favre mention, why? We got to the playoffs last year with a turtle(Ferrotte) and a backup at best(T-Jack). Of course healthy players dictate every teams hopes. If the Vikes get DOME field advantage in the playoffs with Favre at the wheel….Miami diners best get some lutefisk in come February.

  5. SpartaChris says: Oct 7, 2009 11:48 AM

    Sheesh guys, get a grip. Favre asked to be made fun of by building in several excuses for a late season let down. Had he just shut up, he wouldn’t be made fun of.

  6. Karen Rodgers Mom says: Oct 7, 2009 12:13 PM

    To steal a line from SNL’s Dan Akroyd…
    Sparta (Jane) you ignorant slut.
    Favre hasn’t made any excuses for anything. All he’s done is told the truth and idiots like yourself and people in the Media ( Florio) are the ones who spin it to make the man look bad. If you’re referring to his injured arm last year, if you do a little research you will find out exactly how painful and restraining that type of injury really is. Yesterday Favre said his arm feels great, better than it has in years so back off the built in excuse crap.

  7. packerblitz says: Oct 7, 2009 12:23 PM

    “Favre hasn’t made any excuses for anything. All he’s done is told the truth and idiots like yourself and people in the Media ( Florio) are the ones who spin it to make the man look bad. If you’re referring to his injured arm last year, if you do a little research you will find out exactly how painful and restraining that type of injury really is. Yesterday Favre said his arm feels great, better than it has in years so back off the built in excuse crap. ”
    ____________________________
    Funny how these same posters just 3 years ago (actually his whole green and gold career) use to call Favre a whiner and complainer, this and that when he was a Packer; but now you clowns are tootin a different horn! LMAFAO you du m n s h i ts! Bunch of hypocrits! BTW Favres a p u s s y!

  8. mafleish says: Oct 7, 2009 12:31 PM

    1. That saying doesn’t really apply here… (Anchorman)
    2. You think the Redskins have a chance? Their two wins are by a total of 5 points over St. Louis and Tampa Bay

  9. HughJassPhD says: Oct 7, 2009 12:40 PM

    The final spot will entail a rugby scrum involving the Eagles, Cowboys, the second-place and third-place teams in the NFC North, and maybe the Redskins,
    Maybe?
    But … but … but Vinny just called up Sherm.
    I’m going to reserve my hotel room in Miami now!

  10. Jabberwocky says: Oct 7, 2009 12:43 PM

    “Naturally it includes the favre knock (“if he can stay healthy”). That applies to EVERY teams star players, not just Favre. But typical Florio has to say it only about Favre. What happens is Brady goes down AGAIN?”
    Big difference between a 40 year-old who hasn’t held up for an entire season for 3 years now, and a 32 year-old QB who isn’t injury prone.

  11. Wonderlic---myballs says: Oct 7, 2009 12:47 PM

    @packerblitz – Usually don’t remark on grammar or spelling but being you are an inbred,country fed, cheese eating swine(The kind real Packer fans are embarrassed of)….. when you call someone dumb,at least spell it right Goober! NFL’s Iron Man is a pussy? lol Pull out of the sheep and go get some learnin’ DumNNy

  12. ChicagoJo says: Oct 7, 2009 1:13 PM

    Uhh, yea this might be the first time I’ve defended Florio but the guy brought all the media drama on himself. He makes himself the public spotlight two years in a row with more waffles than a house of pancakes.
    Last year he looked good for the Jets until November when he mysteriously started to screw it up… due to an injury. An injury that was made public well after the fact, mind you. He’s almost 40 and had an injury to his throwing shoulder last year that wasn’t completely healed in August of this year. Florio’s comment is warranted.
    That same injury was the subject of much deliberation this summer, even though I’m pretty sure Brett and plenty of others knew he’d be playing in purple & gold. He was allowed to skip all of training camp because of it. Why shouldn’t Florio or anyone else mention it?
    I love Brett Favre, despite how much I hate him, but come on, if anything people prop him up too much. He does whine and cry (literally cry) too much, but he’s one of the greatest QBs to ever play the game and it’s in part due to his passion. So he gives the media and fans what they want, and therefore is talked about more often. It is what it is.

  13. Dewey ActSwooned says: Oct 7, 2009 2:23 PM

    Favrety Favrety Favre Favre, blah blah blah.
    The FACT is, Favre is a late season choker, just like the loser Biqueens.
    He’s a sell-out traitor egomaniac, and he just played his own personal Super Bowl.
    He’ll be on cruise control now, except for the game in Lamb-blow.
    And there’s nowhere to go but down from here (after ANOTHER cupcake game–this time against the Rams, of course).
    It’s shameless how enthusiastically the fairweather Diking fans would spinelessly embrace this diva traitor, and treat him as the next messiah.
    It’s okay, though, because the Vikings will ultimately self-destruct, like they ALWAYS do.
    I’ve heard all this hype before, every year, in fact–typical horn-blowing superhype delusion.
    Rah rah chest-thumping and empty threats/promises.
    Superlative after superlative.
    Even if you DO earn a home game in the crumbling Homodome, a dramatic choking suckfest is inevitable, because that’s the BiQueen way, plain and simple.
    Between Childo, Bratt, ownership, and the collection of over-rated scumbags, trash-talkers, cheap-shotters, cheaters, divas, and re-treads that pollute the roster, failure and disappointment for the Vikings is–once again–an inevitability, a foregone conclusion.
    Bank on it.

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