disclaimer - I'm a Packers fan so nothing nice will be said about Minnesota, Chicago, or Russell Wilson herein. there you go, there's my bias.
Playoffs - do you expect the field to shift from where it is today?
AFC - KC, PIT, BUF, TEN, CLE, MIA, IND
NFC - NO, GB, LAR, NYG, SEA, TB, MIN
AFC-wise, I think the only changes could be in the East or South, I think KC and PIT hold the West and North respectively. I have a hard time believing Miami can't fuck something up, and I trust Tannehill deep in the season as much as I trust Jordan Belfort.
NFC-wise, I think the biggest story could be what direction do the Cardinals go from here. will they continue their losing ways or will they right the ship and potentially kick out TB or MIN from the playoffs. I'm going with yes, but I don't know who to bet against: Tom Brady or Dalvin Cook, neither is normally a good option.
Super Bowl - who goes, who wins, and why?
AFC - I'm going with Pittsburgh. repeats are incredibly uncommon and it's not generally a good idea to bet against an undefeated team with the #1 defense in the NFL. Mahomes is going to give them a run for their money in the AFC conference championship and could very well thread the needle on a throw to Hill, but some of his wins have raised an eyebrow with me and in the biggest game of all with two very good offenses, I think defense wins here. PIT over KC, 31-21
NFC - did you really think I'm picking against the Packers? don't get me wrong, the seahawks are dangerous and have a good record against GB. if Minnesota hangs onto the 7 seed there's a real possibility Dalvin Cook runs down our throat again in the first round, and regardless of if it's Brees or Hill, the Saints have a good defense and know how to put up points. HOWEVER, none of those teams have the triumvirate of Rodgers/Adams/Jones. Rodgers is in MVP territory, Adams already has 1,000 yards even after missing a couple games, and Jones is having a year that's nearly as good as Alvin Kamara and is arguably the best RB in the NFC not named Dalvin Cook. as good as our offense is and the fact we're 9-3 already going through the toughest games on our schedule bodes well for us potentially getting the #1 seed and beating the Saints in Lambeau for the title game. GB over NO 42-37
Super Bowl Champ - as much as I love Rodgers. As much as I trust that he's a magician and that Davante is a top 3 receiver in the league without the recognition, if you watch the past couple of games, if the ball is not in Davante or Jones's hands, it's dicey. there were more than a few throws against MIN, PHI, and IND that should've been caught but went down as incomplete (not because of Rodgers), and in the biggest game of all, that kinda shit can turn the tide one way or the other. I think Pittsburgh double teams Adams and much like New England has done to so many, takes away our best weapon while holding Jones to a reasonable running output. PIT over GB in a heartbreaker, 27-21
MVP - who you got?
my MVP is Rodgers for sure, but I think Mahomes gets it. he's putting up such monstrous numbers and has a better record than Aaron in a better, tougher conference. I think while Aaron deserves it, much like the State Farm commercials, he'll be 2nd fiddle to Mahomes.
Trash talk - air it out! talk some shit!
LOL 49ers! I am purely enjoying this because of how badly GB got stomped by them twice last year, so sucks to suck guys. way to have another Kaepernick experience where you almost go all the way and then are in the doghouse the next year.
Jets, prayers up that you don't ruin Trevor Lawrence, but when you have Adam Gase and Leveon Bell on your payroll, why would you expect anything good to happen? I recommend scorched earth. Shane Falco from the replacements would even be a welcome change
Seattle, how you have a transformer of a human being in Metcalf, a 7-time probowl super bowl champ quarterback with the same head coach and you're losing to the fuckin giants is beyond me. all I can say is I have shed no tears for Seattle this year, and I'm still bitter about the touchdown/interception replacement ref fiasco
what do you all say? let's get some fun banter going, tagging a few users who've frequented past football threads