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PFTV looks at the NFC wild-card field

For Thursday’s and Friday’s editions of PFT Daily, we’re looking at the games to be played in the wild-card round.

For a couple of this week’s PFTV segments, we looked more broadly at the viability of the wild-card teams beyond the coming weekend.

For the NFC side of things, click the arrow thing in the video box.  (It doubles as a device for identifying the player most likely to choke this weekend.)

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23 Responses to “PFTV looks at the NFC wild-card field”
  1. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 7, 2010 5:46 PM

    Nice, Florio. Aren’t you the guy that picked the Deadskins to win the Super Bowl? Yeah this is also the third time that you’ve picked the Eagirls to beat the Cowboys, isn’t it? Dude, when are you ever right?

  2. myasylum says: Jan 7, 2010 5:57 PM

    I still don’t see the Packers being as good as they think they are. Or I don’t see the Vikings being that great either. They are pretty much the same team.
    However I do think that Packers will beat Arizona. That will be the end of the road though.
    I don’t see any of these teams making it to the Super Bowl much less win. It’s just wishful thinking, thought I admit anything is possible.
    Just an opinion.

  3. FrankfordYellowJackets says: Jan 7, 2010 6:03 PM

    You didn’t really say anything. Cowboys will win, but so might the Eagles. Packers look great but watch out for the Cardinals.
    NBC commercials already picked who they want – Voiceover says, “Americas Team versus the Eagles”. FNBC.

  4. Hooby says: Jan 7, 2010 6:07 PM

    fact of the matter is, dear vox, is that the cowboys, no matter how amazing they have played year in year out, they have failed to do anything past january. for example, im sure you remember back in 2007 when the cowboys had upwards of 15 probowlers, 13 wins, and a first round bye. people say the giants were the underdogs but, as far as the playoffs go, whoevers playing the cowboys should be giving points.
    but i guess since tony and jessica are over, its all good, right?

  5. FBGeek77 says: Jan 7, 2010 6:08 PM

    Uh, Mike — since we all know your daily videos are just a way of angling to get yourself a show on ESPN or NFLN, let me offer you some advice: let go of your irrational hatred of the Cowboys. No one, and I mean *no one*, will ever take you seriously as a reporter as long as you exhibit such adolescent attitude. Sure, ripping Dallas gets you clicks, but the inane rantings also guarantee that PFT is as high up the ladder as you’ll ever get (which is kind of pathetic, really).

  6. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Jan 7, 2010 6:31 PM

    George, how do you feel about health care? Will the Democrats be able to push a bill through?

  7. savagenation says: Jan 7, 2010 6:43 PM

    # Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: January 7, 2010 6:31 PM
    George, how do you feel about health care? Will the Democrats be able to push a bill through?
    U mean ram it down our throats without review
    so we can’t see all the crap in it? “It’s gonna be a transparent process televised on CSPAN” Muslim Osama says. Bullshit
    revenge will come.

  8. penguininbondage says: Jan 7, 2010 7:18 PM

    I see it as our toughest game of the season. I take what happened last week as an aberation.
    Dallas looked good, but there were several times that Philly could have climbed back in it.
    We’ll all see in about 48 hours.

  9. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 7, 2010 7:56 PM

    “fact of the matter is, dear vox, is that the cowboys, no matter how amazing they have played year in year out, they have failed to do anything past january.”
    Of course “never” and “year in and year out” to you really means “since 2000″ or “since 1996″, or whatever convenient window of time you would like to use.
    Fact is the Cowboys have five Super Bowl wins, as much as it would pain you to admit it. Another fact is that these same Cowboys just snatched the NFCE championship and home field advantage from the Eagirls.
    “for example, im sure you remember back in 2007 when the cowboys had upwards of 15 probowlers, 13 wins, and a first round bye.”
    I remember that! The Eagirls didn’t even make the playoffs.
    “people say the giants were the underdogs but”
    Newsflash: the Eagirls aren’t the Giants. No matter what happens Saturday, the Eagirls aren’t going to win the Super Bowl, unlike the 2007 Giants. If you’re going to argue that the current Cowboys are the same as the 2007 team, you have to concede that the Eagirls are the same as that 2007 team and just stumbled into the playoffs by accident. But no, you think that the Super Bowl-free Eagirls exist in a vacuum, and in spite of being the lone NFCE team that has constantly underperformed to expectations since you were born, that they’re due to do something else for a change. You’re a typical Eagirls fan.

  10. roscoe says: Jan 7, 2010 11:56 PM

    Isn’t Florio the same guy that said we wouldn’t know if the Cowboys are for real until after the Saints game??? Typical basher. After every win it’s a “yeah, but…..” So if they happen to capture the Lombardi what’s the “yeah, but….” gonna be, Mike?

  11. FBGeek77 says: Jan 8, 2010 12:33 AM

    roscoe,
    That’s easy. It’ll be “Yeah, but the harder teams to beat had already fallen, so the Cowboys actually had an easier road through the playoffs than they should have.” Bank on it. If our ‘Boys do pull off a victory (or, heck, even an appearance) in the SB, that’s what Florio will say.

  12. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 8, 2010 2:11 AM

    “Isn’t Florio the same guy that said we wouldn’t know if the Cowboys are for real until after the Saints game?”
    Florio says a lot of things. Like:
    “In six nights, that number likely will become 0-3, when the Saints roll out the black-and-gold carpet for Wade Phillips, Tony Romo, and company . . . and then wrap them up in the thing and dump it into Lake Pontchartain.”
    “And so now we’ll stand aside and let the Cowboys fans complain in the comments about how no one is respecting their team. Beat the Eagles on Sunday night, and we will.”
    “The real question is, now that Ware has gotten paid, will the sacks keep coming? No offense to Ware, but we’ve seen too many guys who get too much money and who end up playing all too different than before they struck it rich.”
    “Maybe Sunday The Cowboys will begin to realize they aren’t as good as they think they are. (against the Falcons)”
    “The good news is that at this rate, the Cowboys won’t get another chance to lose a playoff game”
    “The key here is how many points they lose by (against the Saints)”
    “Though the Cowboys have plenty of problems as they enter their bye week, all of which stem from a complete void of leadership, they can take solace in Austin’s performance on Sunday.”
    “As it turns out, quarterback Tony Romo might not be as dumb as he looks.”
    “Romo simply doesn’t have what it takes mentally to become a high-end franchise quarterback.”

  13. philgrek says: Jan 8, 2010 4:00 AM

    For an “overrated”, undrafted QB out of a Division I-AA school, alot is sure expected from him from Cowboys fans and haters alike. I’m not sure how you can be considered over-rated and yet ‘choke’ at the same time. Those ideas are pretty contradictory as over-rated suggests that you aren’t at the high-skill level that people perceive you to be at, and choke suggests that you don’t perform at the high-level expected of you.
    I think its because everyone with eyes and half a brain (yes, I know this excludes all Eagles fans), can see that Romo despite the WHOPPING number of playoff attempts/losses (2) *gasp*, for 3 seasons has produced both tremendous stats and results and therefore people actually expect him to play at an elite level 100% of the time.

  14. Whiterhino says: Jan 8, 2010 4:36 AM

    “If you’re going to argue that the current Cowboys are the same as the 2007 team, you have to concede that the Eagirls are the same as that 2007 team and just stumbled into the playoffs by accident.”
    By “stumbled” he means took a game from the Cowboys keeping them out of the playoffs, but hey. Semantics.

  15. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 8, 2010 8:25 AM

    There is definitely a double standard. Florio thinks that Romo doesn’t have the brain power to be a high end QB in the NFL because he says that Romo forgot the down at the end of a game (he didn’t, by all accounts), and that high end franchise QBs NEVER make such a mistake. No mention of how that related to Donovan McNabb’s admission that he didn’t know that games could end in a tie last season and how he played an OT period like there was going to be another one, or trying to call for a 4th timeout in one half of a game this season.
    Yes, the “undrafted slappy” out of Eastern Illinois that works with mostly undrafted guys, second day picks and castoffs is held to a higher standard than the #2 overall draft pick out of Syracuse that plays mostly with first day picks and high-priced free agent mercenaries, but fact is if you use a top pick on a QB plus tender him a 9 figure contract, surround him with so much talent in an effort to try to make him look better than he is, and that QB doesn’t deliver a Super Bowl ring at some point, by definition he’s a bust that didn’t live up to the expectations shown by draft position, salary, or investment in players that are supposed to enhance his performance.

  16. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 8, 2010 9:10 AM

    “By “stumbled” he means took a game from the Cowboys keeping them out of the playoffs”
    What part of “this year” and “2007″ did you not get?

  17. JulioBorjonPlaysMagicTheGathering says: Jan 8, 2010 9:58 AM

    Vox:
    works mostly with first day picks and high-priced free agent mercenaries.
    ————————————-
    McCoy: 2nd Round
    Weaver: FA
    Westbrook: 3rd Round
    Reggie Brown: 2nd Round
    Avant: 4th Round
    Kevin Curtis: FA
    Desean Jackson: 2nd Round
    Jeremy Maclin: 1st Round
    Brent Celek: 5th Round
    Jason Peters: FA (Mercenary)
    Max Jean-Gilles: 4th Round
    Todd Herremans: 4th Round
    Nick Cole: Undrafted
    Winston Justice: 2nd Round
    First Rounders: 1 (Maclin, rookie)
    High Priced FAs: 1 (Peters)
    Felix Jones: 1st Round
    Tashard Choice: 4th Round
    MBIII: 4th Round
    Miles Austin: Undrafted
    Patrick Crayton: 7th Round
    Roy Williams: FA (Mercenary)
    Kevin Ogletree: Undrafted
    Martellus Bennet: 2nd Round
    Jason Witten: 3rd Round
    Flozell Adams: 2nd Round
    Doug Free: 4th round
    Andre Gurode: 2nd Round
    Kyle Kosier: FA
    Marc Colombo: FA 1st rounder
    First Rounders: 1 (Jones)
    High Priced FAs: 1 (Roy Williams)
    Besideswhich, all this proves is that the Cowboys do not draft well in early rounds. It’s not like they just said “No thanks, we’re going to wait a couple rounds!” when their first day picks came up.

  18. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 8, 2010 10:17 AM

    Eagirls players continue to throw each other under the bus.
    “I was just trying to hold it off until I got help. Considering that I didn’t get any help, I thought I did a pretty good job of chasing him down [and forcing him out of bounds]…But that’s OK. I’ll take the blame for it.” – Jeremiah Trotter on trying to cover Jason Witten on his 25 yard catch-and-run Sunday

  19. JulioBorjonPlaysMagicTheGathering says: Jan 8, 2010 10:33 AM

    “If I summon a banshee from the 9th dimension, I can feed it three goblins per round until it is strong enough to cast Pervasive Wail on you!” VoxVeritas on beating his 9 year old neighbor at M:TG
    Eagles 27, Cowboys 10

  20. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 8, 2010 10:50 AM

    “Roy Williams: FA (Mercenary)”
    Uhhhh Cowboys traded for him.
    Kyle Kosier: FA
    Marc Colombo: FA 1st rounder
    You missed Leonard Davis, another free agent. All three of these guys were castoffs from other teams.
    “Besideswhich, all this proves is that the Cowboys do not draft well in early rounds. ”
    Really. I’d hold Ware, Witten, Jenkins, Bennett, and Spencer up against Maclin, McCoy, Patterson, Jackson, Laws, Abiamiri, Kolb, Bunkley, Bradley, Gocong, Reggie Brown and Justice any day. That’s a couple of players and a bunch of JAGS from where I stand. Doesn’t really matter when you draft players though, so long as you get players. Would you rather have one third rounder in Witten or three first rounders in Trevor Laws, Brodrick Bunkley and Mike Patterson, for instance? They’ve drafted well enough to sweep the Eagirls this season and win three of the last four.

  21. Whiterhino says: Jan 8, 2010 2:34 PM

    # JulioBorjonPlaysMagicTheGathering says: January 8, 2010 10:33 AM
    “If I summon a banshee from the 9th dimension, I can feed it three goblins per round until it is strong enough to cast Pervasive Wail on you!” VoxVeritas on beating his 9 year old neighbor at M:TG
    Eagles 27, Cowboys 10
    ———-
    Ahahahaha! Julio! There you go again. Look, it’s okay, you can stare at the buxom woman on your “Water Nymph” Magic Card and imagine she’s not like the other girls, and will actually be able to stand the thought of kissing you without laughing – or crying – for a solid hour.

  22. qsteel says: Jan 8, 2010 5:52 PM

    All of Vox’s comments are just proving how much of a life he doesn’t have . Their only worth reading cause they are so funny. Learn the game, respect the game and stop being so biased or don’t I like the entertainment.

  23. Dorsettfan says: Jan 9, 2010 11:16 PM

    Can Collinsworth do anything but throw out grand praise for his almighty Cowboys? I thought he might just want to marry Tony Romo. I thought NBC Sports would put unbiased commentators on the channel. Even as a Dallas fan, I was getting physically sick listening to him go on and on and on. The poor Eagles fans had to listen to his blathering just to watch their team fail.

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