The League

THE QUESTION

Who's the wild card hero?

Which of the bottom eight seeds playing this weekend has the best shot of winning the Super Bowl?

Posted by Emil Steiner on January 8, 2010 12:00 PM
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eduncan2: If the Ravens can manage to pull off an upset in New England this weekend, then they should be a team to watch. Their running game and stro...

My-Best-Guess: I agree with Educan2 that the Ravens could pull the upset of the year, if they can get past the Patriots. However, I pick the Patriots as th...

donnolo: Once upon a time, long ago and in a country that no longer exists, the pro football season ended after 12 games. Then the Powers that Be in...

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sdavis4 Author Profile Page :

Anything can happen in the playoffs,and usually does.
I would have to pick the most overlooked team on the board,The Arizona Cardinals.
They made it to the dance last year,and, (I believe) have a better chance to win the big game, if they have another shot at it!

josettes Author Profile Page :

The Cowboys will pull out all the stops. Damarcus will fake another neck injury to rally the troops, Roy Williams and Miles Austin will do their silly first down dances, etc. But in the end on a game winning FG attempt Romo will fumble the snap. Eagles 31-30.

eduncan2 Author Profile Page :

If the Ravens can manage to pull off an upset in New England this weekend, then they should be a team to watch. Their running game and strong defense are good strengths to have in January.

My-Best-Guess Author Profile Page :

I agree with Educan2 that the Ravens could pull the upset of the year, if they can get past the Patriots. However, I pick the Patriots as the team with the most realistic possibility of winning the Super Bowl. The quality and depth of the Ravens will be truly measured this weekend.

donnolo Author Profile Page :

Once upon a time, long ago and in a country that no longer exists, the pro football season ended after 12 games.

Then the Powers that Be instituted a championship game between the two conferences, and it became a 13-game season.

Then they extended it to 14 games. By now there were so many teams in the league that the conferences were broken up into divisions and playoffs were instituted, pitting the division winners against one another to earn the right to play in the "Super Bowl."

Then the regular season was extended to 16 games, the number of divisions was doubled, and the playoffs were lengthened accordingly. "Wild-card" teams were introduced and the playoffs got even longer. By inserting byes into the schedule the regular schedule was stretched to 17 weeks, making the football season almost twice as long as it had once been.

And then . . .. But you can guess how the story ends, can't you? Go to bed now children.

 
 
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