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Old 12-26-2006, 11:01 PM   #1
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Cool NFL Week 17

I'm going to work through the different playoff scenarios today - key as it will determine the motivation levels of those teams still in the hunt and those who have already clinched a playoff spot
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Old 12-27-2006, 06:34 AM   #2
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Why do all the work when it's all there for you, www.nfl.com

AFC EAST DIVISION
New England has clinched division title.

N.Y. Jets clinch a playoff berth with:

1) NYJ win or tie, OR
2) CIN loss or tie + JAC loss or tie, OR
3) CIN loss or tie + TEN win, OR
4) DEN loss + JAC loss


AFC NORTH DIVISION
Baltimore has clinched division title.

Baltimore can clinch home-field advantage with:

1) BAL win + SD loss

Baltimore can clinch a first-round bye with:

1) BAL win or tie, OR
2) IND loss or tie

Cincinnati clinches a playoff berth with:

1) CIN win + NYJ loss, OR
2) CIN win + DEN loss + KC win


AFC SOUTH DIVISION

Indianapolis has clinched division title.

Indianapolis can clinch first-round bye with:

1) IND win + BAL loss

Tennessee clinches a playoff berth with:

1) TEN win + CIN loss or tie + DEN loss + KC win

Jacksonville clinches a playoff berth with:

1) JAC win + NYJ loss + CIN loss or tie + TEN loss or tie

AFC WEST DIVISION

San Diego has clinched division title and first-round bye.

San Diego can clinch home-field advantage with:

1) SD win or tie, OR
2) BAL loss or tie

Denver clinches a playoff berth with:

1) DEN win or tie, OR
2) KC loss or tie

Kansas City clinches a playoff berth with:

1) KC win + CIN loss or tie + DEN loss + TEN loss or tie


NFC EAST DIVISION

Dallas has clinched playoff berth.

Dallas can clinch division with:

1) DAL win + PHI loss or tie, OR 2) DAL tie + PHI loss

Philadelphia has clinched playoff berth.

Philadelphia can clinch division with:

1) PHI win, OR
2) DAL loss, OR
3) PHI tie + DAL tie

New York Giants can clinch playoff berth with:

1) NYG win + NYG clinch strength of victory tiebreaker over GB, OR
2) NYG win + GB loss or tie, OR
3) NYG tie + GB loss or tie + STL loss or tie + ATL loss or tie + CAR loss or tie, OR
4) GB loss + STL loss + ATL loss + CAR loss

NFC NORTH DIVISION
Chicago has clinched home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs.

Green Bay can clinch playoff berth with:

1) GB win + NYG win + GB clinches strength of victory tiebreaker over NYG, OR
2) GB win + NYG loss or tie + STL loss or tie, OR
3) GB win + NYG loss or tie + CAR win, OR
4) GB win + NYG loss or tie + ATL win, OR
5) GB tie + NYG loss + STL loss + ATL loss or tie + CAR loss or tie

NFC SOUTH DIVISION

New Orleans has clinched first-round bye.

Carolina can clinch playoff berth with:

1) CAR win + NYG loss or tie + GB loss or tie, OR
2) CAR tie + NYG loss + GB loss + STL loss or tie + ATL loss or tie

Atlanta can clinch playoff berth with:

1) ATL win + CAR loss or tie + GB loss or tie + NYG loss or tie, OR
2) ATL tie + CAR loss + GB loss + NYG loss + STL loss

NFC WEST DIVISION

Seattle has clinched division title.

St. Louis can clinch playoff berth with:

1) STL win + NYG loss or tie + CAR loss or tie + ATL loss or tie, OR
2) STL tie + NYG loss + CAR loss + ATL loss + GB loss
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WAS v NYG: line opened @ WAS +2.5 and already dropped to +2

Like the Redskins ML here, playing at home and NYG are very much wounded at the moment... however, with playoff chance on the line for the G-men, maybe they can do something better?

by the way, can someone tell me whether the Skins have anything to play for? Any motivation for them to do well this game?
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by the way, can someone tell me whether the Skins have anything to play for? Any motivation for them to do well this game?
Other than pride and the chance to end the Giants season, they have nothing to play for.

Strahan is out. For the season, not that our season has long to run anyway.
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Old 12-28-2006, 10:24 PM   #5
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Incredible to think that there is a chance 3 teams can make the playoffs from the NFC East, with the Skins the only team missing out
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That would be good since the NFC East is the only competitive division in the NFC anyway.
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Old 12-29-2006, 02:54 PM   #7
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Aside from the Giants who I am taking more with my heart than head anyway, I am liking (ML as always), Kansas C and Chicago.

Always dangerous to play teams who have little or nothing to play for, but I can't see the Packers going into Chicago and winning (even if the Bears don't play everyone for the full match).

4 INT's for Favre, at least one going to the house.
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Shockey out v Redskins.
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at the start of the season i never thought my new york jets would have an excllent chance of grabbing a playoff berth, it's been a very good season.
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Old 12-30-2006, 12:45 PM   #10
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Well D-Day finally here for the G-men. Strahan is this team and him missing along with big mouth Shockman pretty much is the nail in the coffin for this team. The players are playing for a head coach who has lost complete control over this team, Manning is playing the worst football in his young career, and the Barber farewell tour is fast becoming a huge distraction to this team.

If 99% of the offense goes through Tiki the G-men have a chance but unfortunately in reality the smart bet would be the Skins to win at home. Giants have won 6 of 8 regular season final games against the Skins.


But you know what screw the above, the first time in a long time I am going against my own betting principles and backing a team based on my heart.


Giants to beat Redskins - $1.80


Another bet is the over, last 5 in Washington has gone over. An improving Skins offense against a fading Giants defense continually allowing 20+ a game throughout the second half of the season. This one is more solid IMO, total should fly over.

OVER 42.5 Skins v Giants - $1.90


FFS Giants, at least do it for Barber, the guy deserves it, even though the Giants don't deserve to go into the playoffs.

good luck

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Locked in this one for Sunday:

Seahawks to beat Bucs - $2.55


Classic case of the better team catching the points. No way Hawks want to go into the playoffs on the back of 3 straight L's - will provide more comments on this one tomorrow. Looking into a couple of other plays.
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WAS v NYG: line opened @ WAS +2.5 and already dropped to +2

Like the Redskins ML here, playing at home and NYG are very much wounded at the moment... however, with playoff chance on the line for the G-men, maybe they can do something better?

by the way, can someone tell me whether the Skins have anything to play for? Any motivation for them to do well this game?
Only thing Skins are playing for is to piss off a divisonal rival by winning and stopping them getting into the playoffs
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As a Major Colts fan,

Nothing would please me more then to have them tackle somewhat decently on defense.
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Saturday, December 30


New York Giants -2 (50 Units)

The New York Giants, believe it or not, have actually made me some cash this season and as crazy as it sounds to take them in a game like this, I really like their chances against a Washington defense that they already understand, have already beaten and have to beat if they want to make the playoffs. Sure fading the Giants is as easy as it gets lately because they have lost six of their last seven games but believe it or not, this is one of those 'WIN AND YOU'RE IN' situations for the Giants and I don't think they are going to miss out on it. It's almost like a cat and his nine lives. Well the Giants are on their 8th life of the season here and it's to get down to the nitty gritty and win this football game. Yes I am well aware that Michael Strahan and Jeremy Shockey are both going to miss this game but the Giants haven't done shit with Shockey or Strahan in the lineup this year so why should it be any different without these two guys. I know Shockey is a big team spirit guy and all but do you think some guys like Eli Manning could actually perform a bit better with the Shockey distractions and the Shockey penalties? Possibly. It's big time gut check time for the Giants and even witout Toomer, Arrington, Strahan, Shockey and some others, I think they get the job done. The Giants are averaging 25.9 points per game on the road this season and they have done it on 333.4 total yards and 5.3 yards per play. Washington's defense is allowing 21.6 points per home game on 319.1 total yards per game and 5.4 yards per play. On the ground, RB Tiki Barber won't let this be his last NFL game. Barber is averaging 90.7 rushing yards per game on the road and the Giants have rushed for 125.3 per game away from home. Washington's run defense is allowing 125.7 rushing yards per home game on 4.3 yards per carry. In the air, QB Eli Manning has been horrendous lately but he's confident. He is completing 58.2% of his passes on the road for 6.6 yards per pass attempt 15 touchdowns (he has passed for only 8 TD's at home). Washington's defense has allowed visiting opponents to complete 59.1% of their passes for 6.7 yards per pass attempt. Their pass rush is not what it used to be and they don't have many INT's at home this year. Jay Feely is 9 for 9 on the road this year and seeing that the Giants are good on 3rd downs and in the Red Zone on the road, I think they can kick some Redskin ass.

The Washignton Redskins are being called 'One of Those Teams' that has nothing to play for but that loves playing the spoiler role and that has played well enough since inserting rookie QB Jason Campbell. Well let me tell you guys a little something about that. Washington tried to ruin the Rams playoff chances last week but failed miserably. They had chances to win that game on two blatant occasions but they blew both of them and for me, their season ended there. Most of the players are now going to try and avoid getting hurt in this game because you don't want to head into the off-season with a very bad injury as it happens to someone every year. Joe Gibbs already has his mind on the Daytona 500 which is just around the corner and even though these guys lost to Washington earlier in the year, I don't know how much revenge means to them at this point. If you can't beat the Rams, you're not gonna beat the Giants. Did someone say Washington was on a run as of late? Huh? They are 2-5 the last seven weeks with wins over Carolina and New Orleans. The Redskins are averaging only 20.9 points per home game this season and they have done it by averaging 343.0 total yards and 5.5 yards per play. The Giants have not been that bad defensively on the road, allowing 23.6 points per game on 387.4 total yards and 5.8 yards per play. On the ground, RB Ladell Betts lost the cash last week but the Skins still run for 146.7 yards per home game on 4.4 yards per carry. However, Betts has played 8 career games against the Giants and averages 17.4 yards per game. The Giants are allowing only 117.6 rushing yards per game on the road for 4.1 yards per carry. In the air, QB Jason Campbell is completing 50.0% of his passes at home for 5.9 yards per pass attempt, 4 TD's and 5 interceptions. His QB Rating at home is 59.7 as opposed to 86.4 on the road. The Giants have a whopping 11 road interceptions this season so expect them to be all over Campbell forcing him into mistakes. Giants road opponents are completing 60.4% of their passes against them for 7.0 yards per pass attempt but I have a feeling we see one of the Giants best defensive performances today as they will build on their first game against the Skins where they held Washington only 3 points and only 164 total yards of offense. Should be another fun game to cash in on.

Who knows what Vegas wants us to do in this game. One thing is for sure though, I think one side is getting suckered into some siliness because I really don't see this game being close. If the Giants win and cover, they'll win by two touchdowns and same goes for the Redskins. So the bottom line is that with the public being split on both sides of the ball, someone is in for one hell of a surprise and I think it's the Redskins backers. Sure they have been playing really good football the second half of the season but they lost to the Rams last week and had plenty of chances to win that game. After losing that game and the heading home for the holidays with not much more football on their minds, I don't think they are going to be fully prepared for this game. The Giants on the other hand have been eating criticism in New York all week but they have been focused in practice knowing that this all comes down to one game and one game only. Eli was great in the first game against the Skins and I don't doubt he'll do a great job in this game as well. This is Tiki's gift to the Giants...a big win to make the playoffs.

Trend of the Game: NY Giants are 7-3-2 ATS in their last 12 versus the NFC East.


NY Giants 27, Washington 9



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Locked in this one for Sunday:

Seahawks to beat Bucs - $2.55


Classic case of the better team catching the points. No way Hawks want to go into the playoffs on the back of 3 straight L's - will provide more comments on this one tomorrow. Looking into a couple of other plays.
definately the play of the weekend for me. Holmy isnt resting anybody he wants the offense in sync for the playoffs and the d probably played its best game of the year last week despite the blown coverage to lose it late. A week for them to put it together and start what I believe is going to be a nice playoff run
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