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All four home teams favored in divisional playoffs

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 3:  Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos throws during player warm ups before a game against the San Diego Chargers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 3, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) Getty Images

For the first time since the NFL expanded to the current playoff format, all four road teams won in the wild card round of the playoffs. Not many people are betting on the same happening in the divisional round.

The home teams — New England, Arizona, Carolina and Denver — are favored in all four divisional round games.

New England opened as a 4.5-point favorite and has risen to a 5 or 5.5-point favorite at some sports books. The Chiefs are on an impressive 11-game winning streak, but they haven’t beaten anyone as good as the Patriots during that streak.

Arizona opened as a 6.5-point favorite and quickly rose to a favorite of 7.5 or 8.5 points at some books, as bettors think the Cardinals will beat the Packers handily, as they did in Week 16. It’s hard to ignore the score of Cardinals 38, Packers 8 when picking that game.

Carolina opened as a 2.5-point favorite and has risen to 3 points at some books. That essentially means the oddsmakers think the 15-1 Panthers are approximately as good a team as the Seahawks, a wild card team that barely beat the Vikings on Sunday. The Seahawks haven’t always been at the top of their game this season, but when they’re playing their best, they’re as good as anyone in the NFL. The oddsmakers recognize that.

Denver opened as a 3-point favorite over Pittsburgh and has risen to as high as a 7-point favorite, although some sports books aren’t taking action on that game until there’s more clarity on the status of injured Steelers stars Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown and DeAngelo Williams. If all three are healthy, the point spread in that game will drop. If all three are ruled out, it will rise.

If you think all four road teams will win for the second consecutive weekend, a four-team money line parlay on Kansas City, Green Bay, Seattle and Pittsburgh would pay $8,256 on a $100 bet. Not exactly a safe bet, but better odds than the Powerball.

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142 Responses to “All four home teams favored in divisional playoffs”
  1. handsofsteelhartofstone says: Jan 11, 2016 8:59 AM

    Seattle, kc, Pittsburgh, Arizona

  2. codythao35 says: Jan 11, 2016 9:02 AM

    Cardinals more than 15 points favor. Packers sucks, just got lucky playoff against Deadskins in which any team in the playoffs can beat easily. So the Packers are 2 and done. Lol

  3. jimmysee says: Jan 11, 2016 9:03 AM

    We’ll see. That’s why they play the games and not just crown the Vikings Super Bowl champs year after year.

  4. bullogne says: Jan 11, 2016 9:05 AM

    Pittsburgh clearly needs a healthy Big Ben and Brown to win. Jones will get destroyed if he starts.
    Arizona should handle GB.
    KC/NE is a much closer game than the line suggests, for Carolina’s sake, hopefully Gano won’t have any Blair Walsh issues.

  5. genericnflfan says: Jan 11, 2016 9:06 AM

    handsofsteelhartofstone
    Jan 11, 2016, 8:59 AM EST

    Seattle, kc, Pittsburgh, Arizona
    ___________

    HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

  6. nhpats says: Jan 11, 2016 9:07 AM

    Pats, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Arizona

  7. codythao35 says: Jan 11, 2016 9:09 AM

    Pats, Arizona, Pittsburgh and Panthers.

  8. sincewinningsuperbowlravenshavebeen3rdinafcnorth says: Jan 11, 2016 9:11 AM

    No way pats beat chiefs! Their defense is punishing! And no way Broncos beat Steelers if Ben and Brown play! Manning is gonna find out that “he’s old slow and it’s over”

  9. niners816 says: Jan 11, 2016 9:11 AM

    Seattle, Denver, New England, Arizona.

  10. leatherface2012 says: Jan 11, 2016 9:12 AM

    love the story of Rodgers mocking the redskins interview room postgame. u know karma. zona will knock that smirk off his face . after they lose, a reporter should say “well, off to Carolina for the championship, huh aaron?”

  11. realdealsteel says: Jan 11, 2016 9:15 AM

    If Ben and Brown play, Denver isn’t going to win that game. Steelers have owned Manning in the playoffs. Always have, always will.

    Even when Manning was on his game, he threw multiple picks in the playoffs; What do you think he’s going to do with a 5 week layoff????

  12. bleck5 says: Jan 11, 2016 9:16 AM

    Patriots, Steelers, Carolina, Arizona.

  13. tauntonsyndicate says: Jan 11, 2016 9:17 AM

    NE, Denver, Carolina, GB. I know Arizona trounced GB a few weeks ago but there were a bunch of fluky defensive scores in that game. At worst it will be tight.

  14. jason9696 says: Jan 11, 2016 9:19 AM

    I think the only true upset would be the Packers beating the Cardinals. I can see all the other road teams winning although that’s unlikely to happen.

  15. steelcurtainn says: Jan 11, 2016 9:20 AM

    This weeks winners. KC, Steelers, Carolina and Arizona.

  16. randomguy9999 says: Jan 11, 2016 9:21 AM

    not surprising lines

    bizarre weekend of football, but Burfict took the cake, what a cancer

  17. dcapettini says: Jan 11, 2016 9:23 AM

    Let’s keep in mind that two of the Wild Card round games were decided on bizarre plays. Missing a chippy field goal at home and fumbling the ball trying to run out the clock are not things you see every weekend, and then letting your temper put the other team in a position to win the game with a field goal is just a Bengal Bonus, if you will.

  18. Rdog says: Jan 11, 2016 9:24 AM

    The only ones that are really in question are the NFC games

  19. naptown49r says: Jan 11, 2016 9:25 AM

    Rodgers and those fakers are going to get thrashshed this weekend. I think that they have forgot the whippin they just took from the Cards recently. The Packers are wannabe’s. They talk a awesome game but in the playoffs they don’t deliver. #TheWillBeExposed!!

  20. tedmurph says: Jan 11, 2016 9:25 AM

    Three blowouts: Pats, Denver, Arizona. Carolina in a close one.

  21. unbridledsexy says: Jan 11, 2016 9:27 AM

    Two quick things.

    1: The Chiefs beat the tar out of the number one seed in the AFC during that streak so I would say yeah, they have beaten a team as good as the pats. Also they beat them silly last year when the Pats had a better team and the Chiefs a worse team then this year. It’s a different season but the Chiefs aren’t scared, saying a Pats win isn’t a gimme.

    2: if we learned anything about the Hawks/Vikes game yesterday is that the previous score doesn’t matter. Just like AZ and GB, the Hawks beat the Vikes 37-7 a month ago but barely got away with the win yesterday. The Cards aren’t promised the same victory over the Packers as they had last month.

  22. tvguy22 says: Jan 11, 2016 9:31 AM

    Interesting nugget about the eight remaining starting QBs.

    All of them have either already won a Super Bowl (Brady, Big Ben, Wilson, Rodgers), were the number one overall pick in the draft (Newton, Smith, Palmer), or both (Manning).

  23. kerzondax says: Jan 11, 2016 9:32 AM

    As they should be. (Said the Packer fan)

  24. cardsfann1 says: Jan 11, 2016 9:32 AM

    I may be one of the biggest Cardinals fans ever but I am not naive enough to count the jerk Rodgers and the Packers out. He is good. The Defense played good yesterday.

  25. musicfootballprogramming says: Jan 11, 2016 9:35 AM

    Love how all the Steeler fans are predicting KC will beat NE.

  26. cafetero1075 says: Jan 11, 2016 9:40 AM

    NE,Den, Sea, Ari

  27. danm1978 says: Jan 11, 2016 9:41 AM

    unbridledsexy says:
    Jan 11, 2016 9:27 AM
    Two quick things.

    1: The Chiefs beat the tar out of the number one seed in the AFC during that streak so I would say yeah, they have beaten a team as good as the pats. Also they beat them silly last year when the Pats had a better team and the Chiefs a worse team then this year. It’s a different season but the Chiefs aren’t scared, saying a Pats win isn’t a gimme.
    —————————————————————–

    I thought that too….not only the number one seed…but the number one seed because they beat said Patriots.
    Last season was last season…..
    Over and done with. Look how good the Colts were until they played the Patriots? Look who ended up winning the Superbowl? One game…isn’t a great summing up of who is a better team. The Patriots can adapt like no other…that said, I’m hoping the Broncos make it (Broncos fan) and I’m not sure who i want……I’m still wishing the Texans had won lol

  28. leatherface2012 says: Jan 11, 2016 9:41 AM

    how can Arizona be favored? didn’t green bay just beat the best team in the nfl?

  29. royallycheefy says: Jan 11, 2016 9:43 AM

    The Pats aren’t that good… They lost 4 of the last 6 games and aren’t that healthy. KC seriously has a shot at beating anyone on the AFC side right now. Remember they got Brady benched last year?

  30. thegreenandcold says: Jan 11, 2016 9:44 AM

    Cardinals more than 15 points favor. Packers sucks, just got lucky playoff against Deadskins in which any team in the playoffs can beat easily. So the Packers are 2 and done. Lol.

    Your Vikings had the same number of playoff wins as the Cleveland Browns. The only thing shorter than the Vikings reign as ‘best team in the NFC North’ is a 27 yard field. You couldn’t even say Skol in your post because you, like the Vikings, would just choke if you tried.

  31. rogerdw66 says: Jan 11, 2016 9:44 AM

    Pat’s record last 6 games, 2-4. Three of those losses came to non-playoff teams, and in all, they had advantages to play for. I expect to see the Chefs in Denver in two weeks.

  32. tajuara says: Jan 11, 2016 9:45 AM

    but they haven’t beaten anyone as good as the Patriots during that streak
    —————————————————–

    They actually have, the Broncos and the Steelers.

  33. lambeauheap says: Jan 11, 2016 9:51 AM

    1. Its not September 2014 in KC. You’re coming to the Mecca this time. Andy Reid beating the Pats at home in January with no offense? Sorry.

    2. Completely contradicted your first statement.

  34. snowdood163 says: Jan 11, 2016 9:52 AM

    unbridledsexy says:
    Jan 11, 2016 9:27 AM

    Two quick things.

    1: The Chiefs beat the tar out of the number one seed in the AFC during that streak so I would say yeah, they have beaten a team as good as the pats. Also they beat them silly last year when the Pats had a better team and the Chiefs a worse team then this year. It’s a different season but the Chiefs aren’t scared, saying a Pats win isn’t a gimme.

    2: if we learned anything about the Hawks/Vikes game yesterday is that the previous score doesn’t matter. Just like AZ and GB, the Hawks beat the Vikes 37-7 a month ago but barely got away with the win yesterday. The Cards aren’t promised the same victory over the Packers as they had last month.
    ————————————–
    1 quick thing: When the Chiefs beat the #1 AFC team this year, that team was being led by an injured QB that put forth literally the worst QB performance in the history of the NFL.

  35. billytodd2013blbaad says: Jan 11, 2016 9:53 AM

    if Ben & Brown play then the Broncos are gonna have a fight on their hands and a fight they can and possibly will lose, the Chiefs actually have a great chance of beating the banged up Patriots, Carolina and Seattle is a toss up but I just have a gut feeling Seattle’s gonna pull an upset and Arizona should make short work of Green Bay.

  36. zerotrophiessince1961 says: Jan 11, 2016 9:53 AM

    Arizona should be favored heavily. But if the GB offense from yesterday comes to play, GB could very well win a close one.

    That GB D is NASTY.

  37. lambeauheap says: Jan 11, 2016 9:56 AM

    Pat’s record last 6 games, 2-4.

    Also playing with injuries across the board. Getting the majority of everyone back beside lewis and solder, who are big pieces, will help cruise by the fraud chiefs team. Patriots would have beaten the Texans by 65 if they play hoyers 5 TOs. But anyways, I’d rather you guys get all hyped up so its sweeter when the patriots inevitably win. I’m sure they will have just cheated or something though.

  38. headin4seven says: Jan 11, 2016 9:58 AM

    Steelers 32 – Denver 17 (With Ben, AB and Williams)

    Steelers 23 – Denver 21 (Without)

  39. Treat manning like Brady says: Jan 11, 2016 10:07 AM

    Can’t see the pats winning with the Oline they have now. Forget who they get back, if you can’t block, you can’t win, unless you get lucky enough to play MN or Cinn and they hand you a freebie.

  40. marktpitman says: Jan 11, 2016 10:08 AM

    I’m sorry, but there’s no way Carolina beats Seattle. Cam Newton and company have beaten Seattle 1 time out of 5 matchups, and really that win from Carolina came from a broken-down defensive play from Seattle’s new DC.

    If we look back to the last 8 games Seattle has played, the week after Wilson has a crappy game, he plays lights-out football.

    I really like the Panthers and I think Cam easily deserves the MVP, but they’re one-and-done this year.

  41. seabrawk12 says: Jan 11, 2016 10:13 AM

    Blair Walsh was “favored” to make a 27 yard field goal.

  42. TeeHeeLOLatPatsHaters says: Jan 11, 2016 10:14 AM

    I called ATL over CAR.

    And now I’m calling SEA over CAR.

    Book it.

  43. stellarperformance says: Jan 11, 2016 10:19 AM

    codythao35 says:
    Jan 11, 2016 9:02 AM
    Cardinals more than 15 points favor. Packers sucks, just got lucky playoff against Deadskins in which any team in the playoffs can beat easily. So the Packers are 2 and done. Lol
    ////////////////////////////////////

    Viking fans are major-league butt-hurt today. They post a few lanti-Packer lines….stop to choke….post a few more…choke some more………..and finish their whining between sniffling and tears.

  44. TeeHeeLOLatPatsHaters says: Jan 11, 2016 10:19 AM

    As for the Patriots losing 4 of 6….

    In recent years momentum is extremely overrated going into the playoffs. Look it up.:)

    That is not a diss on the Chiefs.

  45. TeeHeeLOLatPatsHaters says: Jan 11, 2016 10:20 AM

    I never stop being amused by the homerism of the Steeler fanbase. LOL.
    :)

  46. birdgang84 says: Jan 11, 2016 10:23 AM

    Arizona 31-Green Bay 17
    Broncos 24- Steelers 20
    Carolina 31- Seattle 27
    Chiefs 27- Patriots 24

    Not like me to pick against Brady, but I feel the Oline will bring him down this time.

  47. sidelinecameraman says: Jan 11, 2016 10:25 AM

    I can see any of the games going to any team this week. The only game that can swing easily to the home team is the Pittsburgh/Denver game if Ben and or Brown is out.
    The other three can easily go either way. I’m a Pats fan but if they can’t protect Brady they’ll be in serious trouble early. If the players that have been hurt are playing and they protect Brady its the Pats hands down. I know Maclin is listed day to day but he’ll probably out which is a major blow to KC.

  48. lscottman3 says: Jan 11, 2016 10:27 AM

    probably the worst thing KC did was beating the Pats last year by such a big score. Not good you poke the bear.

    Manning is still throwing floaters, why any dback gives respect to the long ball i can’t fathom, play underneath and they will have three interceptions easy.

  49. zigthepatsfan says: Jan 11, 2016 10:30 AM

    TeeHeeLOLatPatsHaters says:
    Jan 11, 2016 10:20 AM
    I never stop being amused by the homerism of the Steeler fanbase. LOL.:)

    Yes so glad we don’t have that problem with our fanbase right?

  50. weepingjebus says: Jan 11, 2016 10:30 AM

    My preseason predictions were:

    AFCCG: Patriots/Ravens
    NFCCG: Cardinals/Saints

    I think I’m blind in one eye.

  51. mrmcdougle says: Jan 11, 2016 10:32 AM

    The Chiefs haven’t beaten anyone as good as the Patriots? I’m sorry, the same could be said for the Patriots. Since week 1, who have the Patriots beaten?

  52. goattoday says: Jan 11, 2016 10:32 AM

    “The Chiefs are on an impressive 11-game winning streak, but they haven’t beaten anyone as good as the Patriots during that streak.”

    Give the Pats two weeks to get healthy and plan equals a bad day for KC! Brady isn’t going to “give” you the ball 5 times. He just won’t do that.

    Pats by two TD’s minimum.

  53. hallofchad says: Jan 11, 2016 10:35 AM

    Im just happy Vontaze Burfeict is nowhere near my players this w/e !!

  54. harrisonhits2 says: Jan 11, 2016 10:36 AM

    Anyone who thinks last year’s game against KC has any meaning related to this one doesn’t know anything about the Pats or what’s been going on with them this season.

    I don’t expect it to be an easy win as KC will certainly play hard and is a great team, but I doubt the Pats will lose.

  55. bullogne says: Jan 11, 2016 10:38 AM

    In that last drive vs Cincy it was obvious that Big Ben couldn’t throw the ball longer than 15-20 yards. Its possible with Manning and Big Ben starting that no pass is thrown longer than 15 yards in this weekend’s game!

  56. bullogne says: Jan 11, 2016 10:42 AM

    goattoday says:
    Jan 11, 2016 10:32 AM

    “The Chiefs are on an impressive 11-game winning streak, but they haven’t beaten anyone as good as the Patriots during that streak.”

    Give the Pats two weeks to get healthy and plan equals a bad day for KC! Brady isn’t going to “give” you the ball 5 times. He just won’t do that.

    Pats by two TD’s minimum.

    ———————————————————-

    As a Broncos supporter I can tell you that you are not giving the Chiefs enough respect. Brady will get hit in this game and it will be a dogfight. It would not be a surprise for the Chiefs to leave New England with a win.

  57. lambeauheap says: Jan 11, 2016 10:43 AM

    Getting Vollmer and Edelman back will go a lonngg way to suring up the oline. A lot easier to get to the QB when you don’t have to cover Gronk, edelman, amendola, and lewis (even though he’s on IR), with them back I don’t see the chiefs dominating the line at all.

    Pats 31 Chiefs 17

    Oh yea, and there’s that pesky thing called offense that you need in the playoffs and without Maclin (who represented 30%+ of their offensive output) who is going to score? You think BB is going to let Kelce beat him when he has Collins and Hightower finally back and 2 weeks to prepare? Cmonnn

  58. Treat manning like Brady says: Jan 11, 2016 10:49 AM

    mrmcdougle says:
    Jan 11, 2016 10:32 AM
    The Chiefs haven’t beaten anyone as good as the Patriots? I’m sorry, the same could be said for the Patriots. Since week 1, who have the Patriots beaten?

    Enough teams to get a 1st round bye:)

  59. seattlesue427 says: Jan 11, 2016 10:50 AM

    If Wilson and the Hawks beat the Panthers, it will be the third year in a row that they’ve rolled over the MVP during the playoffs. (Manning in the SB, Rodgers in the NFC Championship, and Newton in the divisional rounds.) That alone would be a pretty impressive feat. And still Pete Carroll is never mentioned in the Coach of the Year conversation. Freakin’ amazing!

  60. TeeHeeLOLatPatsHaters says: Jan 11, 2016 10:55 AM

    Wildcard factor for Foxboro this weekend… Rain and ICE predicted.

    Thinking that ought to help slow down the Chief pass rush at least a little. Hopefully Edelman can plant and cut with that foot.
    :)

  61. glac1 says: Jan 11, 2016 10:55 AM

    AFC games will be tight and the NFC look like blowouts.

  62. gmen05 says: Jan 11, 2016 10:56 AM

    Pats fans are, by far, the most obnoxious fanbase in the history of the NFL. For the entire last 15 years, we constantly hear how Tammy Brady is the greatest living being in the entire universe, and he can do no wrong. As soon as some players get injured this year, and Brady loses 4 out of the last 6 games, we hear from the Pats* fanbase “But all of our players are hurt. It’s not fair! Brady can’t do it all!” Meanwhile, every other season when other teams are hurt by injuries and they’re struggling, Pats* fans say “Man up. It’s football. Everybody gets hurt.”

    It’s going to be hysterical to see Pats* fans jump ship when Mastermind Belichick – you know, the same guy that led the Pats* to an 11-5 season with Matt Cassel lol – retires. Then we’ll see how arrogant you all are.

    Admit it, Brady is a system QB. Look how much success you have when Gronk, the biggest guy on the field who takes 5 people to tackle him, and Edelman, who catches a 5 yard pass every time and gets an extra 30 yards after the catch, are both hurt. Babies.

  63. mrmcdougle says: Jan 11, 2016 10:57 AM

    Treat manning like Brady says:
    Jan 11, 2016 10:49 AM
    mrmcdougle says:
    Jan 11, 2016 10:32 AM
    The Chiefs haven’t beaten anyone as good as the Patriots? I’m sorry, the same could be said for the Patriots. Since week 1, who have the Patriots beaten?

    Enough teams to get a 1st round bye:)
    ————–

    and the Chiefs beat enough teams to be in this position as well…do you understand your circular logic?

  64. relggigeht says: Jan 11, 2016 10:59 AM

    “I never stop being amused by the homerism of the Steeler fanbase. LOL.”

    Thanks for the compliment, Hoss:)

    Proud Steelers fan

  65. quiller4 says: Jan 11, 2016 11:00 AM

    I think the only thing we learned from the Vikings Seahawks game is that both teams are fit enough to play in sub zero weather. I see Seattle taking Carolina by winning the turnover battle. Avril and Bennett aren’t even slowed down by Carolina’s offensive line. chiefs win a close one by being mistake free.

  66. TeeHeeLOLatPatsHaters says: Jan 11, 2016 11:01 AM

    mrmcdougle says:
    Jan 11, 2016 10:32 AM
    The Chiefs haven’t beaten anyone as good as the Patriots? I’m sorry, the same could be said for the Patriots. Since week 1, who have the Patriots beaten?

    —-
    3 playoff teams and 4 winning teams.

    Not too shabby.
    :)

  67. solo681 says: Jan 11, 2016 11:02 AM

    ” The Chiefs are on an impressive 11-game winning streak, but they haven’t beaten anyone as good as the Patriots during that streak.”

    The Patriots are currently 2-4 and on a losing streak due to weak OLine and injuries.

    Two different teams then from the beginning of the season.

    With that said = I am hoping for a RESURGING Patriots team.

    Go PATRIOTS

  68. BradyIsTheGCOAT says: Jan 11, 2016 11:04 AM

    Assuming KC sweeps the locker room, they’re going to roll in this game. A huge slobber-knocker for Brady should end his tainted, cheating career for good and we won’t have to hear from this scum fanbase or asterisk filled team for years to come.

  69. solo681 says: Jan 11, 2016 11:05 AM

    The Pats 12-4 & 1st Round Bye argument does not carry any weight because of the injuries an current 2-4 record they ended their last six games with.

    BB & entire coaching staff MUST come up with their BEST coaching/game planning of the season or it is ‘One & Done’.

    GO PATS

  70. TeeHeeLOLatPatsHaters says: Jan 11, 2016 11:05 AM

    NE over KC by 6 but the game will seem closer than that. Maybe the Patriots have a walk off TD in them in overtime.:)

    DEN over PIT in a romp

    And the upset pick(s): we see a rematch of last year’s NFC Championship game.

  71. TeeHeeLOLatPatsHaters says: Jan 11, 2016 11:06 AM

    relggigeht says:
    Jan 11, 2016 10:59 AM

    “I never stop being amused by the homerism of the Steeler fanbase. LOL.”

    Thanks for the compliment, Hoss:)

    Proud Steelers fan

    —–
    That made me LOL so I thumbsed up your post. Well played.
    :)

  72. mrmcdougle says: Jan 11, 2016 11:07 AM

    TeeHeeLOLatPatsHaters says:
    Jan 11, 2016 11:01 AM
    mrmcdougle says:
    Jan 11, 2016 10:32 AM
    The Chiefs haven’t beaten anyone as good as the Patriots? I’m sorry, the same could be said for the Patriots. Since week 1, who have the Patriots beaten?

    —-
    3 playoff teams and 4 winning teams.

    Not too shabby.:)
    ————-

    And the Chiefs have beaten 3 playoff teams… so?

  73. rtmus53 says: Jan 11, 2016 11:08 AM

    codythao35 says:
    Jan 11, 2016 9:02 AM

    Cardinals more than 15 points favor. Packers sucks, just got lucky playoff against Deadskins in which any team in the playoffs can beat easily. So the Packers are 2 and done. Lol
    .

    Unlike your Vikings who are one and done. At least the Packers get to play another day, unlike your pretenders. But you just enjoy your division champion T-shirt and baseball cap, OK?

  74. TeeHeeLOLatPatsHaters says: Jan 11, 2016 11:08 AM

    Admit it, Brady is a system QB. Look how much success you have when Gronk, the biggest guy on the field who takes 5 people to tackle him, and Edelman, who catches a 5 yard pass every time and gets an extra 30 yards after the catch, are both hurt. Babies.


    Patriot Hater posts like the above make me giggle. I can’t help it!
    :)

  75. packmangamble says: Jan 11, 2016 11:10 AM

    codythao35 says:
    Jan 11, 2016 9:02 AM

    Cardinals more than 15 points favor. Packers sucks, just got lucky playoff against Deadskins in which any team in the playoffs can beat easily. So the Packers are 2 and done. Lol

    —————————————————–

    And the Vikings are what??? Oh, that’s right, one and done!!!

  76. TeeHeeLOLatPatsHaters says: Jan 11, 2016 11:11 AM

    And the Chiefs have beaten 3 playoff teams… so?


    So…. you asked a question and I answered it.:)

  77. beastmode5150 says: Jan 11, 2016 11:12 AM

    Gosh, sure hope Seattle can take down the playoff tested favorites in Carolina. So much experience and a great leader at QB.

  78. tauntonsyndicate says: Jan 11, 2016 11:20 AM

    NE and KC should be a close game. Both defenses are good. But, Alex Smith/Travis Kelce/Albert Wilson vs. Tom Brady/Rob Gronkowski/Julian Edelman is laughable to even compare. NE gets it done.

  79. RE LEE says: Jan 11, 2016 11:25 AM

    I look at the Patriots roster and the other teams’ roster…. it’s disheartening. The injured list is long and the receivers are short. We got Gronk who’s the only elite one. We’ll have a rusty Edelman and limping Amendola, Chandler. Receivers step in and we sometimes don’t know who they are right of the bat. The Pats expect too much out of Brady and luckily he’s game but for how long? On top of that they can’t even protect him. He’s already got hurt. At least the Chiefs are a nice team not like the other dirty ones. But the Patriots are the Patriots. You don’t count them out. Lesson taught after they got beat by the Chiefs last year. They fall on their butts but bounce back higher. They got beat 4 times lately and one ex- Pats said that teams are not afraid to play vs the Patriots anymore. Probably exactly what the Pats want them to feel. Who knows? BB said that there’s no blue print to beat the Chiefs. Maybe BB is giving out many too many blue prints.
    The remaining teams are all worthy to be there. Let’s give them all the respect they deserve. I think some of the real nasty fans here quieted a bit. May the best team win…

  80. mrmcdougle says: Jan 11, 2016 11:26 AM

    TeeHeeLOLatPatsHaters says:
    Jan 11, 2016 11:11 AM
    And the Chiefs have beaten 3 playoff teams… so?


    So…. you asked a question and I answered it.:)

    You didn’t understand the point of the question then, the original post referenced that article stated the Chiefs have lacked quality wins against teams like the Patriots (i.e. playoff teams). My point was the same could be said of the Patriots, and your post supported my point. Thus the so?

  81. flash1287 says: Jan 11, 2016 11:27 AM

    Admit it, Brady is a system QB. Look how much success you have when Gronk, the biggest guy on the field who takes 5 people to tackle him, and Edelman, who catches a 5 yard pass every time and gets an extra 30 yards after the catch, are both hurt. Babies.

    A comment like this tells you all you need to know about the person who typed it. They don’t have a clue!

    Tell us then genius, if Brady is just a “system” QB then why is it that over the last 15 years no other team has tried to copy the “system”?

    Why is it Josh McD the O coordinator for the “system” couldn’t get anything close to it in Denver or St. Louis?

    Why couldn’t Charlie W. do it when he was a head coach?
    Why couldn’t Brian Hoyer who played in the “system” do the same thing in Houston?
    Oh and isn’t Houston Head coach also a former NE O coordinator?

    You lame example of Matt C going 11-5 is weak!

    Brady with the same O the year before wins 18 games Cassle 11
    7 fewer with an easier schedule and did not beat a team with a winning record.
    Brady 50 Tds Matt C 23 Tds
    Brady almost 5000 yards Mat C 2300 yards.

  82. TeeHeeLOLatPatsHaters says: Jan 11, 2016 11:34 AM

    You lame example of Matt C going 11-5 is weak!

    Brady with the same O the year before wins 18 games Cassle 11
    7 fewer with an easier schedule and did not beat a team with a winning record.
    Brady 50 Tds Matt C 23 Tds
    Brady almost 5000 yards Mat C 2300 yards.


    Funny how the Patriots stomped good and great teams in 2007 but the year after without Brady they couldn’t hang with good teams anymore. 1-4 against the AFC playoff field. 3 blowout losses. 2 blowouts at home.

    Hmmmm. Go figure.
    :)

  83. nhpats says: Jan 11, 2016 11:36 AM

    gmen05 says:
    Jan 11, 2016 10:56 AM

    Admit it, Brady is a system QB. Look how much success you have when Gronk, the biggest guy on the field who takes 5 people to tackle him, and Edelman, who catches a 5 yard pass every time and gets an extra 30 yards after the catch, are both hurt. Babies.

    ——————–

    If true then why does your team not have success? If it is just “the system” then why can’t your team get it done?

  84. musicfootballprogramming says: Jan 11, 2016 11:38 AM

    If the Patriots can put the entire offense back in place in the space of two weeks, I like them vs. KC, PIT, or in DEN.

    That is one hell of a big if though, the key being the o-line. The o-line was still a mess when KC whipped them last year. Their D has overachieved, but I see no reason for that to stop.

    I don’t really know what to make of Denver. I don’t think Manning gives them their best shot, but I’m glad he’s getting a chance. Still, he did nothing in week 17 to show he’s stopped being an INT machine. My prediction is he gets hurt, BrockO comes in too late, Talib gets a key DPI (or three), PIT wins easily, with or without Brown: 26½ to 10.

    (Hey, it is STUPID and POINTLESS to predict games, but it’s fun anyway, like taunting Patriots haters.)

    As big of an unknown as the Pats’ effectiveness is, I predict Belichick will hand over all coaching duties to Cortana who will outcoach Reid and win 47-5.

    (3rd quarter blocked PAT returned for 2 that cuts the deficit to 30; 3 Chiefs blow out their knees celebrating.)

    Boom.

  85. whywerule says: Jan 11, 2016 11:38 AM

    RE LEE says:
    Jan 11, 2016 11:25 AM
    I look at the Patriots roster and the other teams’ roster…. it’s disheartening….

    Everyone is hurting somewhere…especially the fans of 24 teams that will not be playing this next weekend.

    Chiefs will probably be without their best WR this weekend (Maclin), and they managed to make the playoffs without their best offensive player (Charles), so they have had, and continue to have their own obstacles.

    Should be a fun weekend for 4 fan bases anyways.

  86. TeeHeeLOLatPatsHaters says: Jan 11, 2016 11:47 AM

    You didn’t understand the point of the question then, the original post referenced that article stated the Chiefs have lacked quality wins against teams like the Patriots (i.e. playoff teams). My point was the same could be said of the Patriots, and your post supported my point. Thus the so?

    —————
    The article said that the Chiefs haven’t beaten a team “as good as the Patriots during that streak.”

    The streak: PIT, DET, DEN, SD twice, BUF, OAK twice, CLE, BAL, HOU

    I think I’ll agree with the article.:)

    Including DEN where Manning was figuratively vomiting all over the field.

  87. whywerule says: Jan 11, 2016 11:48 AM

    musicfootballprogramming says:
    Jan 11, 2016 11:38 AM
    … I predict Belichick will hand over all coaching duties to Cortana who will outcoach Reid and win 47-5…

    LOL.

    But what if Reid counters with Siri?

  88. lambeauheap says: Jan 11, 2016 11:49 AM

    A lot of scared fellow pats fans it seems. I guess Alex Smith and Travis Kelce give them nightmares. WHO’S GOING TO SCORE????? If the Pats can’t beat the chiefs what’s the point in even playing the NFC? Pats WILL not lose. Book it.

    AFCCG: Steelers @ Patriots

  89. tennterry says: Jan 11, 2016 11:49 AM

    Like the Royals the Chiefs are a no hero ….boring….no drama….blue color…..steady ride….no bling
    team that just wins.
    KC can beat NE…..and Tom knows it.

  90. lscottman3 says: Jan 11, 2016 11:52 AM

    gmen

    It’s going to be hysterical to see Pats fans jump ship
    =====================================

    i assume there will be more seats filled than the giants filled when they were waiting for their new home in NJ to be built.

  91. gmen05 says: Jan 11, 2016 11:54 AM

    My team does get it done. Remember those last two Super Bowls against the Giants? I sure do.

    Haters rejoice in their typical anti-Manning trash talking:

    Eli sucks.
    Eli isn’t elite.
    It was the defense! Eli didn’t do anything in those two playoff runs.
    Giants got lucky!

    Let’s see Tammy behind that horrific OL and terrible run game that Eli had to deal with all year. Despite all of that, and an awful (actually, last-ranked defense), as well as yet another season with the Giants being towards the top of teams with the highest IR players in the NFL, Eli still put up 4,500 yards and threw 35 TDs with 14 INTs, all the while throwing to Odell and a bunch of door to door salesmen thanks to the handy draft work of our incompetent GM Reese. But, you’re right, Eli stinks!

    Pats fans when Giants lose – Eli can’t carry his team. He isn’t elite. It’s all his fault.

    Pats fans when Pats lose – Brady can’t do it all. It’s a team sport. We were injured!

    Hypocrites. News flash – the other 31 teams in the league all despite your team and its legacy*.

  92. kissbillsrings says: Jan 11, 2016 11:59 AM

    plain & simple…if the Pats can’t beat whomever they face no matter where the game is played then they don’t deserve to be in the Superbowl…..
    The Pats know that only quality teams are left & it will be a dog fight…the better prepaired, coached & team that executes moves on….

  93. packergator says: Jan 11, 2016 12:01 PM

    Take the points in the GB-AZ game; I guarantee that game will be much closer than the last game was. Just look at yesterday’s Minn-Seattle game; the first game was a blowout too.

  94. lambeauheap says: Jan 11, 2016 12:04 PM

    Still no playoffs in what 4 out of 5 years Gman?

    I’ll take “Tammy”*

    *4 SBs, 3 SB MVPs

  95. packergator says: Jan 11, 2016 12:04 PM

    tauntonsyndicate says:
    Jan 11, 2016 9:17 AM

    NE, Denver, Carolina, GB. I know Arizona trounced GB a few weeks ago but there were a bunch of fluky defensive scores in that game. At worst it will be tight.
    __________________________________

    I also expect the GB pass protection to be much better, though I’m certainly not going to guarantee a Packers win.

  96. jvw1982 says: Jan 11, 2016 12:06 PM

    I see two potential road teams winning, the Chiefs and the Seahawks….The patriots look like a beaten team but they will be tough to kill and Carolina better up their game to start the playoffs because Wilson and that defense will tough to kill also…..Arizona and Denver win easily…..

  97. lscottman3 says: Jan 11, 2016 12:08 PM

    as a Pats fan it is nice to see new blood, KC fan s join the annual discussion of advancing in the playoffs. Don’t miss the Ravens or colts fans one bit.

    If the Pats get by KC, then we engage with some veteran posters, Steeler fans

  98. RE LEE says: Jan 11, 2016 12:12 PM

    Hey! gmen05 —– Eli has been out of the conversation for a long time. The football world has moved on.
    His coached is fired. Why not a rambling monologue about that?

  99. mrmcdougle says: Jan 11, 2016 12:15 PM

    The article said that the Chiefs haven’t beaten a team “as good as the Patriots during that streak.”

    The streak: PIT, DET, DEN, SD twice, BUF, OAK twice, CLE, BAL, HOU

    I think I’ll agree with the article.:)

    Including DEN where Manning was figuratively vomiting all over the field.
    ————

    at this point Denver is better than the Patriots (higher seed, won head to head).

    Pitt is a playoff team, so they are in the same discussion with the Patriots.

    I won’t even include Houston, a playoff team who finished the season 9-2.

    So, I think that safely refutes the articles claim.

  100. thebirdofprey says: Jan 11, 2016 12:16 PM

    Seattle has played the Panthers 5 times in the last 3 years and won 4 of those match ups. For whatever scheduling reason 3 of those games were in Carolina and Seattle pulled games. The playoff game last year the Seahawks controlled that game from start to finish, it wasn’t as close as the score said.

    Carolina made it all happen this year and is having one of the best season a team could have. These teams are built much alike and I think we are in for a great game that will go blow for blow. I think its playoff experience and playing in great in these moments that makes Seattle have the edge.

  101. TeeHeeLOLatPatsHaters says: Jan 11, 2016 12:24 PM

    at this point Denver is better than the Patriots (higher seed, won head to head).

    —-
    But then you say the Steelers are at the same level as the Patriots, even though NE won head to head and have the higher seed. So which is it?

    And again this is not a diss on the Chiefs at all, you can only play who is on your schedule and the 2011 Pats beat zero winning teams during the season and made the Super Bowl… same with the 1999 Rams and they did win the SB…so you never know.

  102. kylexitron says: Jan 11, 2016 12:36 PM

    Seattle @ Carolina should be a pretty epic game ala the SF@SEA a couple of years ago in the NFCCG.

    Wouldn’t take seattle’s 10 point performance in Minnesota to heart, it was obvious the sub-zero temperatures were a problem that won’t be a factor in Carolina. The biggest hurdle Seattle has will be covering Greg Olson as they aren’t great at game planning for the TE. That will need to change this week.

    Seattle 23
    Carolina 20

  103. lambeauheap says: Jan 11, 2016 12:37 PM

    Chiefs beat the Steelers w out big ben and played denver with an all time low PM who had probably 7 turnovers. Those teams ARE NOT THE PATRIOTS.

    At least us pats fan will only have to deal w KC fans for 5 more days and then its back to debating w some seasoned playoff debaters in DEN and Pitt. Then I’ll probably miss the KC fans. At least when they lose I doubt they will cry cheater.

    Way more class than broncos or steelers people

  104. harrisonhits2 says: Jan 11, 2016 12:37 PM

    “KC can beat NE…..and Tom knows it.”

    Um, any team can beat any other team on any given Sunday.

    That’s why Brady is well known as one of the single hardest working players in the game. He’s in the building first and out last much of the time on practice and workout days.

    He never takes even the worst opposing team for granted and always prepares very hard.

    Can the Chiefs win ? Of course. They’re an excellent team.

    One thing definitely in the Pats favor is the Andy Reid factor. He has the worst clock management record of any coach in the league. Belichick is the better coach and as long as he doesn’t “out genius” himself the Pats have a great shot at winning this game.

  105. edaniel82 says: Jan 11, 2016 12:39 PM

    realdealsteel
    Steelers have owned Manning in the playoffs. Always have, always will.
    Manning has played the Steekers once 2005 PIT w 18-21 and went onto win the Superbowl. Not really owning someone. Good luck Sunday.

  106. johngaltwho says: Jan 11, 2016 12:43 PM

    codythao35 says:
    Jan 11, 2016 9:02 AM

    Cardinals more than 15 points favor. Packers sucks…

    ———————————————————–

    Yadda Yadda Yadda
    Are you still here? Its nice to see Vikings fans still engaged in the NFL in January.

    Only 108 days till the draft when the Vikings and their fans begin their annual chatter about the impending dynasty.

    Meanwhile the Packers are on to Arizona. Last time, we had a guard playing left tackle and lost our right tackle in the second quarter. Either way, we’re proud of our Packers and looking forward to this next round of playoff football.

    Go Pack Go!

  107. davemc617 says: Jan 11, 2016 12:44 PM

    “Seattle, kc, Pittsburgh, Arizona”

    LOL.

    Hey guys: I found the Cards fan…

  108. royallycheefy says: Jan 11, 2016 12:48 PM

    The Pats are at a point this week where their reputation precedes them. They’re not as good of a team people think they are.

  109. bencoates57 says: Jan 11, 2016 12:50 PM

    There’s some good football coming our way (unlike wild card weekend).

    Some of these games are toss-ups. Even Seattle can defeat Carolina. Here’s ranking the contests from “most likely to be a close game and thus too close to call” to “likely a blowout.”

    MOST LIKELY A CLOSE GAME AND THUS TOO CLOSE TO CALL

    Kansas City at New England

    Strap yourselves in. Chiefs have what it takes to exploit New England’s weaknesses and they’re riding an 11-game winning streak, but the Patriots will be hungry to prove they can reverse the outcome of their last contest in KC.

    Seattle at Carolina

    Two dynamic QBs that can turn any play into a great escape. Seattle is rising. Carolina has plateaued, but I’d say these trends intersect at game time this weekend with no clear favorite.

    Pittsburgh at Denver

    Pittsburgh has the Denver kryptonite but hobble into Denver with fresh injuries. They will also have to play Manning. If Manning is healthy and if a healthy Manning is a vintage Manning, look for Denver to reverse the outcome of their recent meeting. If not, toss a coin. Denver also enjoys the greatest advantage in professional sports (almost a legal version of HGH). It’s called altitude.

    Green Bay at Arizona

    Green Bay says it now has confidence but I think this is one recent outcome that has little chance of being reversed. Arizona by at least 13.

  110. goattoday says: Jan 11, 2016 12:53 PM

    bullogne says:
    Jan 11, 2016 10:42 AM
    goattoday says:
    Jan 11, 2016 10:32 AM

    “The Chiefs are on an impressive 11-game winning streak, but they haven’t beaten anyone as good as the Patriots during that streak.”

    Give the Pats two weeks to get healthy and plan equals a bad day for KC! Brady isn’t going to “give” you the ball 5 times. He just won’t do that.

    Pats by two TD’s minimum.

    ———————————————————-

    As a Broncos supporter I can tell you that you are not giving the Chiefs enough respect. Brady will get hit in this game and it will be a dogfight. It would not be a surprise for the Chiefs to leave New England with a win.

    ———————————————————-
    I’m a Broncos fan too but, Hoyer virtually “threw to KC” on 3 of those 4 picks. Brady doesn’t do that! Lots of other advantages for the Pats. Two TD’s minimum.

  111. musicfootballprogramming says: Jan 11, 2016 12:54 PM

    realdealsteel
    Steelers have owned Manning in the playoffs. Always have, always will.

    Ok that’s just stupid. Manning is 3-2 lifetime overall vs. the Steelers, 0-1 in the playoffs.

    I do feel strongly that this Manning is not that Manning though.

  112. mrmcdougle says: Jan 11, 2016 12:54 PM

    TeeHeeLOLatPatsHaters says:
    Jan 11, 2016 12:24 PM
    at this point Denver is better than the Patriots (higher seed, won head to head).

    —-
    But then you say the Steelers are at the same level as the Patriots, even though NE won head to head and have the higher seed. So which is it?

    And again this is not a diss on the Chiefs at all, you can only play who is on your schedule and the 2011 Pats beat zero winning teams during the season and made the Super Bowl… same with the 1999 Rams and they did win the SB…so you never know.
    ———
    I said the Steelers were at the same level, not better. Note the difference. Most teams in the playoffs are on the same level, that’s why you don’t see +7 point lines.

    The point is, the Chiefs and Pats have had very similar seasons. One peaked midseason, one peaked late. This idea that the Chiefs haven’t played anyone as good as the Pats is silly. They have, and beaten some in their run.

  113. TeeHeeLOLatPatsHaters says: Jan 11, 2016 12:56 PM

    They’re not as good of a team people think they are.

    —-
    I like to think a team who is the defending World Champions is precisely “good” as we say they are.

    To be the man…woooo… you know how the rest goes.
    :)

  114. goattoday says: Jan 11, 2016 12:59 PM

    royallycheefy says:
    Jan 11, 2016 12:48 PM
    The Pats are at a point this week where their reputation precedes them. They’re not as good of a team people think they are.
    _ _ _ _ _ _ _

    You’re absolutely correct! Pats have a reputation for hard work, great preparation and winning. I don’t see any logical reason to expect Pats to lose let alone get beat.

  115. chawk12thman says: Jan 11, 2016 1:00 PM

    Amazing to me how the Carolina Panthers can be favored in Las Vegas to beat the Seattle Seahawks this coming week yet be behind them in odds to win the SB. Here are the odds for the SB right now.

    Arizona Cardinals +$400 (4 to 1)
    New England Patriots +$400 (4 to 1)
    Seattle Seahawks +$400 (4 to 1)
    Carolina Panthers +$500 (5 to 1)
    Denver Broncos +$600 (6 to 1)
    Kansas City Chiefs +$800 (8 to 1)
    Pittsburgh Steelers +$800 (8 to 1)
    Green Bay Packers +$1,800 (18 to 1)

  116. royallycheefy says: Jan 11, 2016 1:05 PM

    goattoday says:Jan 11, 2016 12:59 PM

    royallycheefy says:
    Jan 11, 2016 12:48 PM
    The Pats are at a point this week where their reputation precedes them. They’re not as good of a team people think they are.
    _ _ _ _ _ _ _

    You’re absolutely correct! Pats have a reputation for hard work, great preparation and winning. I don’t see any logical reason to expect Pats to lose let alone get beat.
    ________________________

    Simply because they’re not that good this year.

  117. bullcharger says: Jan 11, 2016 1:12 PM

    sincewinningsuperbowlravenshavebeen3rdinafcnorth says:
    Jan 11, 2016 9:11 AM

    No way pats beat chiefs! Their defense is punishing! And no way Broncos beat Steelers if Ben and Brown play! Manning is gonna find out that “he’s old slow and it’s over”

    —————

    Since 2001 Brady, Ben or Peyton have won the AFC 12 of 14 times and in 2012 Flacco had to beat both Manning and Brady to win the AFC. All three are back in the divisional weekend. Odd man out is Alex Smith. He has the draft pedigree, but he hasn’t been able to get the job done when he’s had the chance in the past. We’ll see. Odds are good that Smith will have to do something special at some point to advance like what Wilson and Rothlisberger already did this past weekend. You don’t just easily win all your Playoff games and win the Super Bowl.

  118. seahawksbmx says: Jan 11, 2016 1:13 PM

    How sweet is it going to be when on the very same field where my Seahawks suffered a brutal heartbreaking loss in Super Bowl 49, they punch their ticket for SB50?
    What’s even better is that 2 weeks after that, ‘Niner fans are going to see either the Seahawks win a Lombardi on their field (hopefully) OR the Chiefs led by one Alex Smith.
    If the Chiefs fail to make it, revenge against the Steelers or Pats will be nice; I don’t see Denver making it there.

    Carolina, your dream season ends in a nightmare 6 days from now. Sorry.

  119. TeeHeeLOLatPatsHaters says: Jan 11, 2016 1:29 PM

    The Patriots starting their title defense with a win on Saturday would make it 9 of the past 10 seasons where an AFC East team played in the conference championship game. No other division in the NFL comes close.

    So much for all those “AFC Least” jokes huh?
    :)

  120. pantherpro says: Jan 11, 2016 1:43 PM

    Seagags will get rocked. Luck ends this week

  121. codythao35 says: Jan 11, 2016 1:44 PM

    And the Packers are 2 and done. Lol
    It’ll be in this order.
    Arizona 30 Packers 0
    Pittsburg 23 Broncos 20
    Panthers 24 Seattle 21
    Chiefs 26 Patriots 20

    Pack go pack.

  122. wensink18 says: Jan 11, 2016 2:30 PM

    Pats were 9-0 with Edelman. Then went 3-4 without him.

  123. daytontriangles says: Jan 11, 2016 2:34 PM

    New England, Carolina, Arizona, Denver

  124. joker65 says: Jan 11, 2016 2:59 PM

    Can’t see the pats winning with the Oline they have now. Forget who they get back, if you can’t block, you can’t win,

    ___

    You don’t understand the Pats offense. When they have Edelman and Amendola healthy, they throw those fast 2-3 second passes. Their oline, is not good, but can keep the defense off of Brady for that short period of time. Its all timing. Brady gets in trouble when he has to hang onto the ball, like when Edelman and Amendola were out, and he had to wait for routes to develop with Lafell and the rest of the no names WR’s. The line cannot keep the d off of him.

    So, if those guys can play on Saturday, you’ll see a different team than you have the last 6 weekes.

  125. beastmode5150 says: Jan 11, 2016 3:18 PM

    Love the “Luck” stuff. 4 games with no chancellor, 1 game with No bobby wagner, 7 games started by Cary Williams at #2 Corner, 1 game with No Mebane, 3 games with no Jordan Hill, and they are the #1 Scoring D in the NFL. Jimmy Graham out week 9, Marshawn played 2.5 games this year, then Rawls’ ankle explodes 5 weeks ago, 8 lineman starts missed to injury, Luke willson, the #2 TE out 3 games, and Seattle is the #4 scoring offense in the NFL. Luck…yeah, ok.

  126. jimmysee says: Jan 11, 2016 3:28 PM

    Home teams favored? Makes sense to me. They’re the highest seeded with the middle-level cut out.

  127. Knute's Knuggets says: Jan 11, 2016 3:36 PM

    PIT going down in flames, will blame refs & weather.

  128. kurtrundell says: Jan 11, 2016 3:37 PM

    The Chiefs haven’t beaten anyone as good at the Patriots during the 11-win streak? Apparently the beat down at 1-seed Denver where Manning tossed 4 or 5 picks didn’t count.

  129. dtroxallday says: Jan 11, 2016 3:45 PM

    “The Chiefs are on an impressive 11-game winning streak, but they haven’t beaten anyone as good as the Patriots during that streak.”
    ———————————————-
    As good as the Patriots, who only won 3 games against opponents with winning records and only 1 of those since the end of Oct? And who’s lost 4 of their last 6? Those Patriots? In the same timeframe KC has beaten Den and Pitt. Jus’ sayin’

  130. whywerule says: Jan 11, 2016 3:46 PM

    Knute’s Knuggets says:
    Jan 11, 2016 3:36 PM
    PIT going down in flames, will blame refs & weather.

    And Big Ben, of course, getting injured again but, of course, heroically remaining in the game because Big Ben, of course, is the toughest of them all.

  131. lambeauheap says: Jan 11, 2016 3:50 PM

    Simply because they’re not that good this year.

    Just make sure you’ll be here on Monday next week after the Kansas City Reids revert back to their losing ways. KC won’t be gifted 30 points this week.

    Win or lose I’ll be here, rubbing it in or eating crow. Doubt we will ever hear from “royallycheefy” again after this weekend

  132. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Jan 11, 2016 3:51 PM

    Once you get down to 8, the teams are good. Anything can happen. Just ask cody – he’ll tell you, assuming he can stop crying long enough to speak.

    #WEOWNTHIS #BELIEVE

  133. bayousooner90 says: Jan 11, 2016 4:03 PM

    I’ll take the favorites to win, but think only Carolina covers the spread. (If Big Ben doesn’t play then Donkeys cover)
    Team with best chance for upset KC.
    Stout Defensive line going up against a shaky offensive line.

  134. shabbaranks11 says: Jan 11, 2016 7:53 PM

    So afc
    Pittsburgh over Denver
    New England over kc
    NFC Green Bay over Arizona
    Seattle vs Carolina

  135. 46namredyps11 says: Jan 11, 2016 9:25 PM

    Gman congrats on Super Bowl wins your club got on the Patriots. But to be honest the Patriots were a healthy Gronk and an inaccurately called trap away from winning those games so the more lucky than good label absolutely fits.

  136. 46namredyps11 says: Jan 11, 2016 9:29 PM

    And 2 seeds win one seeds split. Just not sure if it’s Cam or Peyton that’s toast.

  137. trozenfundra says: Jan 11, 2016 10:39 PM

    codythao35 says:
    Jan 11, 2016 9:02 AM
    Cardinals more than 15 points favor. Packers sucks, just got lucky playoff against Deadskins in which any team in the playoffs can beat easily. So the Packers are 2 and done. Lol
    ——————————-

    This from the guy who predicted the Vikings would move on to the divisionals and the Packers would be one and done. “Lol”. Whatever he says bet the opposite. He’s a rabid Packer hater and a bitter Vikings fan. Remember George Costanza? Where every instinct he had was wrong? Case in point.

    One further note, bet the upset parlay. little downside but the upside is huge!

  138. jimmysee says: Jan 11, 2016 11:07 PM

    Amazing to me the confidence shown here in these picks and predictions.

    All this “I guarantee” and “book it” stuff is way more than I’d be prepared to give.

    But I am certain about one thing. The Vikings will be watching from home this weekend. I guarantee it.

  139. trozenfundra says: Jan 11, 2016 11:41 PM

    I love the fact that the Packers, according to Vegas, have a 1 in 18 chance for a Superbowl win. They’re the definition of an underdog and everyone is looking past them. This team has been streaky this year and last Sunday night we might have seen that flipped switch that Rodgers referred to. Not predicting a win on Saturday but take the Packers and the points. It won’t be the blowout vs the Cards that we saw 3 weeks ago and whatever the spread, the Packers will cover.

    An interesting little factoid: During this season, including the preseason, the Packers have played every team that will be playing this weekend. During the regular season their record is 2-3 against divisional round playoff contenders, with wins against Seattle and Kansas City. That’s a lot of experience against high caliber teams. Does anyone know if any other team has also played all seven? Would kinda like to know but don’t have the time to do the research.

  140. longjohnsilver601 says: Jan 12, 2016 12:31 AM

    It will be interesting to see what Pats team will show for the game against KC. If Jules is close to 100%, and with Maclin suffering a high ankle sprain, KC’s vertical threat will be significantly diminished, and the Pats passing attack greatly improved. Running game KC gets the nod, coaching BB gets the nod (big time), I’ll take TB over AS any day, although I have a lot of respect for AS, who makes good decisions and mostly careful with the ball.

    Should be a very good and competitive game. NE 31 KC 25.

  141. jbaxt says: Jan 12, 2016 1:45 PM

    KC’s line is better on both sides, KC’s lbs are better, KC’s dbs are better, Pats are better at QB, TE and WR. If the weather is bad QB TE and WR are far less useful.

    Chiefs by 3.

  142. lapantherfan86 says: Jan 13, 2016 12:32 PM

    Wowwy! 3 point home favorites over a 10-6 team we already beat on the road! Hope we can cover!

    What a joke. Biggest superbowl chokers of all time.

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