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Forums - Sports Discussion - The NFL Thread 2021: Week 12 Gameday

 

Who will win Super Bowl LVI?

Kansas City Chiefs 1 5.88%
 
Buffalo Bills 1 5.88%
 
Baltimore Ravens 0 0%
 
Cleveland Browns 1 5.88%
 
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7 41.18%
 
Green Bay Packers 2 11.76%
 
Los Angeles Rams 1 5.88%
 
New Orleans Saints 0 0%
 
Other (AFC) 3 17.65%
 
Other (NFC) 1 5.88%
 
Total:17

Browns are winning the superbowl

Aaron Rodgers is a whiny lil' bitch who couldn't get their way.



I am the black sheep     "of course I'm crazy, but that doesn't mean I'm wrong."-Robert Anton Wilson

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I updated the second and third post of the thread, so you can start to submit your predictions. I've also sent a PM to last year's participants who have yet to post in this year's thread.

The regular season starts on Thursday, September 9th. Bracket predictions have to be submitted by kickoff time.

I have yet to create the spreadsheet, but I still have more than a week to get it done. Looks to be an even smaller league this time around, but maybe we manage to get a dozen of people in nonetheless.



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

A Biased Review Reloaded / Open Your Eyes / Switch Shipments

DAL-TB 2 JAX-HOU 1 LAC-WAS 1 SEA-IND 2
NYJ-CAR 1 MIN-CIN 1 ARI-TEN 2 SF-DET 1
PIT-BUF 2 PHI-ATL 2 CLE-KC 1 GB-NO 1
DEN-NYG 2 MIA-NE 1 CHI-LAR 2 BAL-LV 1
Some of these are easy. Like the Ravens against the Raiders. The 49ers, even without Garoppolo or Lance should beat the Lions. The Texans, without Watson, Hopkins, or Watt are pretty much dead in the water. The Cowboys, even if they have Dak Prescott and their entire team healthy, are simply no match for the defending champs. 
The Saints without Dree Brees should be interesting to see. 
The BIG time game for Week 1 is obviously the Browns and the Chiefs. (The matchup that I predict is going to be the AFC Championship game this year.)
Obviously, we all know how great the Chiefs are and what to expect from them. (Mahomes, Kelce, Hill, CEH, etc.) But if there's one team in the AFC, on paper anyways, who is built to beat the Chiefs, it's the Cleveland Browns. Getting OBJ back alongside Jarvis Landry and Peoples-Jones SHOULD be a big boost. Add that with their running game with Chubb and Hunt, and you've got a loaded offense that can keep the Chiefs' defense on their toes.
And on the other side of the ball.... OOF. A D-line with Myles Garrett and Jadeveon Clowney on opposite ends. Oh Good God. That's going to lift their defense up to another level. And with the Chiefs losing Eric Fisher, their O-line took a hit this offseason. This could be shades of the Super Bowl where their O-line gets tossed around like rag dolls and Mahomes has to run for his life trying desperately to find an open man before he gets taken down. 
Last edited by PAOerfulone - on 05 September 2021

Category #1 #2 #3 #4
AFC East BUF NE MIA NYJ
AFC North CLE BAL PIT CIN
AFC South IND TEN JAX HOU
AFC West KC LAC DEN LV
NFC East DAL NYG WAS PHI
NFC North GB CHI MIN DET
NFC South TB ATL NO CAR
NFC West SF LAR SEA ARZ
#1 Draft Pick HOU - - -
AFC Division Winners CLE KC BUF IND
AFC Wild Card Teams BAL TEN LAC -
NFC Division Winners TB SF GB DAL
NFC Wild Card Teams LAR SEA ARZ -
AFC Divisional Playoffs CLE KC BUF BAL
NFC Divisional Playoffs TB SF GB LAR
AFC Championship Game CLE KC - -
NFC Championship Game TB SF - -
Super Bowl Teams CLE TB - -
Super Bowl Winner TB - - -



Category#1#2#3#4
AFC EastBUFNEMIANYJ
AFC NorthBALCLEPITCIN
AFC SouthTENINDJAXHOU
AFC WestKCLACLVDEN
NFC EastWASDALNYGPHI
NFC NorthGBCHIMINDET
NFC SouthTBNOATLCAR
NFC WestSEALARARISF
#1 Draft PickHOU---
AFC Division WinnersKCBALBUFTEN
AFC Wild Card TeamsCLELACNE-
NFC Division WinnersTBGBSEAWAS
NFC Wild Card TeamsLARARICHI-
AFC Divisional PlayoffsKCBALBUFCLE
NFC Divisional PlayoffsTBGBSEALAR
AFC Championship GameKCBUF--
NFC Championship GameSEALAR--
Super Bowl TeamsKCLAR--
Super Bowl WinnerKC---



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Has to be said, I legit hate the fucking NFC West. Any single one of those teams, when healthy, could end up winning that division.



Category #1 #2 #3 #4
AFC East BF NE MIA NYJ
AFC North PIT BAL CLE CIN
AFC South TEN IND JAX HOU
AFC West KC LAC LV DEN
NFC East DAL PHI NYG WSH
NFC North GB MIN CHI DET
NFC South TB ATL NO CAR
NFC West LAR SEA ARI SF
#1 Draft Pick WSH - - -
AFC Division Winners KC PIT TEN BF
AFC Wild Card Teams BAL IND LAC -
NFC Division Winners TB GB LAR DAL
NFC Wild Card Teams SEA MIN ARI -
AFC Divisional Playoffs KC PIT TEN BAL
NFC Divisional Playoffs TB GB LAR DAL
AFC Championship Game KC PIT - -
NFC Championship Game TB GB - -
Super Bowl Teams TB PIT - -
Super Bowl Winner TB - - -

EDIT: (only just saw Cam got released, downgraded Pats)

Last edited by Shaunodon - on 31 August 2021

DAL-TB 2 JAX-HOU 1 LAC-WAS 1 SEA-IND 1
NYJ-CAR 2 MIN-CIN 1 ARI-TEN 1 SF-DET 1
PIT-BUF 1 PHI-ATL 2 CLE-KC 2 GB-NO 1
DEN-NYG 2 MIA-NE 2 CHI-LAR 2 BAL-LV 1

I'd like to have waited longer to make my picks, but I've been posting my honest thoughts in a Sony thread and can already feel the impending doom. Getting them out while I can. Please let me know if I need to fix anything.



Finished with setting up the framework for this year's prediction league, added the link to the top of the original post as usual. The playoff sheet remains empty for the time being, because it isn't a sure thing yet whether we'll play in a knockout mode from start to finish or use a minileague variant followed by knockout semifinals and final.

The plan is to write an announcement post on the coming Monday, containing the finalized Hero Pick rule among other things worth knowing for this season. Almost everything will be business as usual, so it's more or less just a question of knowing how many participants there will be in total.



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

A Biased Review Reloaded / Open Your Eyes / Switch Shipments

I'm in I probably post my first picks and season predictions by Monday. Also the Ravens now own the record for most consecutive pre season wins at twenty in a row, but they also lost J.K. Dobbins for the entire regular season with a injury in their final pre season game which isn't so good.