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Forums - Sports Discussion - The NFL Thread 2015: Denver Broncos win Super Bowl 50

 

Who will win Super Bowl 50?

Patriots 116 25.00%
 
Seahawks 41 8.84%
 
Colts 7 1.51%
 
Packers 42 9.05%
 
Broncos 85 18.32%
 
Ravens 8 1.72%
 
Cowboys 18 3.88%
 
Panthers 56 12.07%
 
Other 74 15.95%
 
Scoreboard 17 3.66%
 
Total:464

Welp, since I've got some time to kill, I'll throw out some preliminary regular season/playoff picks for the upcoming year.

(All of these are tentative and are not final)

AFC
East: (1) Patriots, (2) Bills, (3) Dolphins, (4) Jets
North: (1) Ravens, (2) Steelers, (3) Bengals, (4) Browns
South: (1) Colts, (2) Texans, (3) Titans, (4) Jaguars
West: (1) Broncos, (2) Chargers, (3) Chiefs, (4) Chargers

Seeding: (1) Colts, (2) Patriots, (3) Ravens, (4) Broncos, (5) Steelers, (6) Bills

NFC
East: (1) Cowboys, (2) Giants, (3) Eagles, (4) Redskins
North: (1) Packers, (2) Lions, (3) Vikings, (4) Bears
South: (1) Saints, (2) Panthers, (3) Falcons, (4) Bucs
West: (1) Seahawks, (2) Cardinals, (3) Rams, (4) 49ers

Seeding: (1) Packers, (2) Seahawks, (3) Cowboys, (4) Saints, (5) Cardinals, (6) Giants

Playoffs:
WC: Steelers over Broncos, Ravens over Bills, Saints over Cardinals, Giants over Cowboys
Div: Colts over Steelers, Patriots over Ravens, Packers over Giants, Seahawks over Cardinals
Conf: Patriots over Colts, Packers over Seahawks
SB 50: Packers over Patriots

Some notes for way too early predictions:

I wanted to get cute and pick someone other than the Broncos as AFC West champs, but the Chargers and Chiefs both have absolutely killer schedules.
Giants have enough to make the playoffs, but their defense is nowhere near as scary as it was during their two SB runs. They'll have to win shootouts, and while I can see that happening against the DeMarco Murry-less Cowboys, I'm not so optimistic about their chances of either outscoring the Packers or putting up significant points in Seattle.
Went with the Bills over the Chargers and Bengals because their schedule looks easier. I'm not so optimistic about the Dolphins.
I'd still pencil the Pats in for the 2 seed regardless of whether/how long Brady's suspended. New England generally starts slow. Without Brady they have enough in place to beat Bell-less (and defenseless) Pittsburgh and Jacksonville, and perhaps squeak by at Buffalo. With Brady, beating Pittsburgh becomes a bit more of a lock, and 3-1 looks more likely than 2-2.
Colts get the 1 seed by virtue of an absurdly easy schedule, as well as having their two biggest challenges (Patriots and Broncos) at home. Honestly, they could lose both of those games and still end up with the #1 seed. A boosted offense will help, but that defense is still paper thin. I don't think they make it out of the AFC simply because of that.
Seahawks have a killer schedule as well. Green Bay's a bit more friendly, and the Seattle game is in Lambeau, so I give them the nod for the #1 seed, home field in the conf championship, and a trip to the SB as a result.
Went with Packers over Patriots because the Pats lack the defense to stop Rodgers in crunch time. Or maybe they just can't undo the curse of David Tyree. I dunno.



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MTZehvor said:

Gotta defend my title.

I'm in. Be scared everyone. Unlike the last guys who tried to go back to back, I won't be passing the ball from the one yard line.

I'll just deflate your picks instead.


Heyyyyyyy I was the last champion and I didn't make the playoffs. XD Also, I am a Seahawks fan so it was a double whammie. 



Estelle and Adol... best characters ever! XD

One of my favorite things about this site is this prediction league definitely count me in!

Also have extreme faith in the Giants this year! The Giants do everything in fours: 4 Superbowls, 4 years in between recent super bowl appearances (2007-2011) , Jason Pierre Paul has 4 fingers on his right hand and us Giants fans get to sit and laugh at Brady sitting out 4 games.



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Zelhawks37 said:
MTZehvor said:

Gotta defend my title.

I'm in. Be scared everyone. Unlike the last guys who tried to go back to back, I won't be passing the ball from the one yard line.

I'll just deflate your picks instead.


Heyyyyyyy I was the last champion and I didn't make the playoffs. XD Also, I am a Seahawks fan so it was a double whammie. 


>Last year's contests were won by MTZehvor (regular season), amp316 (playoffs) and VancelX (brackets).

I won something, even if it wasn't much.



Sign me up



                                                                                     

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Sign me up!!



I'm in, This is the Cowboys year!!



I'm in like a Dolphin!!!! PATRIOTS CHAMPIONSHIPS ARE TAINTED!!!



DolPhanTendo said:

I'm in like a Dolphin!!!! PATRIOTS CHAMPIONSHIPS ARE TAINTED!!!

...yeah, whatever.

Go back to bullying black players or something.

[flame war]



MTZehvor said:
DolPhanTendo said:

I'm in like a Dolphin!!!! PATRIOTS CHAMPIONSHIPS ARE TAINTED!!!

...yeah, whatever.

Go back to bullying black players or something.

[flame war]


Lol Where's Martin and Where's Incognito? Looks like the earlier was just a big fat p----