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Week 4 NFL Predictions

Posted: September 29, 2012 by Shawn in NFL, Sports
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So far this year has been anything but predictable. There are some huge match ups this week so we will do our best decipher them.

New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills: The Pats are coming off two last minute losses and are under .500 for the first time in almost a decade. The Bills however have rebounded with concecutive wins after a disappointing week one against the Jets. New England lost in Buffalo last year but it is hard to see Tom Brady losing three games in a row, but the Bills have a tremendous pass rush and Ryan Fitzpatrick has look solid at quarterback since week one. Can’t imagine this being a low scoring game considering both teams suspect secondaries, Pats win a close divisional matchup and move to 2-2.

San Francisco 49ers at New York Jets: The 9ers had a shocking loss in Minnesota last week and the Jets looked about as unimpressive as possible in a win at the Dolphins. West coast teams generally don’t fair well when traveling across the country and playing at 1:00, however this San Francisco team has been the exception over the past few years. Mark Sanchez has the lowest completion percentage put of any QB in the league and if continues playing at such a low level Tebow Time might become a reality once again. The Jets will want to run the ball and 49ers will not allow that to happen and Alex Smith shouldn’t have too hard of a time with New York’s defense although Antonio Cromartie has shut Randy Moss down in the past. San Fran should have their way in this one and win by double digits.

Tennessee Titans at Houston Texans: The Texans have looked like the most balanced team in the league through the first three weeks. Tennessee on the other hand has been up and down but had one of the more amazing wins last week at home against Detroit. If Houston wants to continue their strangle hold on the AFC South like they have for the past two years they need to win games like this. The Titans will have to resurrect Chris Johnson to take the pressure off Jake Locker but against a Wade Philips defense that is not an easy thing to do. Division games are never easy and I think that this game will be close but the Texans just have too much talent on both sides of the ball for Tennessee to handle.

New Orleans Saints at Green Bay Packers: This is the most intriguing matchup of the week, because once it is over both teams will be 1-3 or the record setting Saints will be 0-4. New Orleans has been unable to close the deal late in games and has proven the loss of head coach Sean Payton is a much bigger deal than anyone predicted before the season. Everyone has seen the interception turned touchdown that caused the Packers to lose last Monday Night in Seattle but one positive is the NFL Referees are back because of this blunder. QB Arron Rogers has been very outspoken this week and I believe that him and his team are going to make a statement and win convincingly and shut the door of the Saints’ season just after four games.

New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles: The Giants have played nearly perfect football the last six quarters while the Eagles got completely dominated last week against the undefeated Cardinals. Michael Vick has proven that he cannot handle a heavy pass rush and that is exactly what the G-Men have and unless Andy Reed decides to give the ball to LeSean McCoy, Philly is going to have another long day. Eli Manning looks like the best quarterback in the league right now but he has struggled in the past against the Eagles but this week will be different.

Chicago Bears at Dallas Cowboys: Expect to see some of Jay Cutlers patented facial expressions this Monday Night because Rob Ryan shows more looks than another defensive coordinator and Demarcus Ware will have his way with the offensive line of the Bears. Tony Romo will also have his hands full because the Cowboys’ o-line has been porous too but Romo is much better at getting the ball away under pressure than Cutler is and that should be the difference in the game.

Here is the break down the premiere match-ups this week and then pick a winning for each game. Games are in no particular order.

1. Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers: The Bears are coming off of an impressive win in week one against the Colts. The Packers however lost their home opener to the 49ers and got manhandled in the process. I heard an analyst this morning calling this game a “must win” for Green Bay, don’t be ridiculous there is no such thing as a week two must win but if the Packers do lose at home for the second straight week it puts them two games behind Chicago in the division already and would double their lost total from last year. A lot of people are overreacting about the loss to San Fran, who was the best defensive team last year and have done nothing but improve on both sides of the ball. Although the Bears did look good in week 1 it was against Indy and Brian Urlacher didn’t look like his normal self out on the field. I believe that this Thursday Green Bay will rebound win a solid win (around 10 points) and quite any doubters.

Video Prediction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hBlH2kbN8c

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2012 AFC Division and Wild Card Predictions

Posted: September 3, 2012 by Shawn in NFL, Sports
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AFC East:

Shawn: Barring a catastrophic injury, there is no reason why the New England Patriots will not continue their dominance in the division epically with their defensive issues by the looks of things taken care of. I expect the Jets to take a step back this year and finish third with the Bills coming in second.

Rob: The Patriots are clearly the favorite to win the AFC East in 2012. After coming 1 play short of a Super bowl trophy in 2011, the Pats loaded up on defensive help, and added a new weapon for Tom Brady in the form of Brandon Lloyd.

Jon: Patriots

AFC North:

Shawn: Even with the loss of Terrell Suggs, the Baltimore Ravens should pick up were they left off last season and win the division for the second straight year.

Rob: Getting Mike Wallace back will only help Ben Roethlisberger. The Steelers defense is aging, but can still get the job done. I see Pittsburgh winning the North in another tight division race.

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WWE No Way Out Predictions

Posted: June 16, 2012 by Rob Barros in Sports, WWE
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With No Way Out coming tomorrow night, I will make my predictions for the matches that have been announced.

 Pre-Show – David Otunga vs. Brodus Clay

(Prediction: Brodus Clay Wins)

 This match will be featured on YouTube at 7:30 as a free match to view before the main card begins. This match came out of nowhere so I do not expect Otunga to pull off the win and hand Brodus Clay his first lost. Even though Clay sold Otunga’s attack very well on Smackdown, I don’t see the WWE having Brodus lose just yet.

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Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics: The Miami Heat dominated the Indiana Pacers with their two stars, LeBron James and Dwayne Wade taking over each of the final three games. The Celtics on the other hand, struggled to the beat the 8th seeded Philadelphia 76ers but finally finished Philly off in Game 7, after a heroic fourth quarter performance by all-star point guard Rajon Rondo. These teams also played one another last postseason with the Heat winning in 5, which saw as the passing of the torch in the East.

The Celtics looked to matchup well against the Heat earlier in the playoffs, but that was before Avery Bradley had season ending surgery to cure a dislocated shoulder. Bradley had success guarding Dwayne Wade during the regular season (Boston won season series three games to one). With no one to contain Wade and not a person on Earth that can stop LeBron James, the Celtics’ chances look slim. (more…)

San Antonio Spurs vs. Oklahoma City Thunder: This is the matchup everyone has been waiting for, and it will not disappoint. These two teams are very different but also have some striking similarities.

The Spurs are the “old” team with championship experience from their head coach on down. The Thunder on the other hand, have a young group of core players and a great young head coach in Scott Brooks. The Spurs have Tony Parker at point guard who will go up against fellow all-star Russell Westbrook. James Harden, of the Thunder, will have to go up against an older, carbon-copy of himself in Manu Ginolbli, they have each won Sixth Man of the Year (Harden won this year) and are even both left-handed. The Spurs do not have anyone to matchup against the best closer in the league, Kevin Durant, but neither does anyone else in the NBA. The Thunder have no-one capable of stopping future Hall of Famer Tim Duncan when he goes out for those elbow jumpers, because it will open up the lane for Ginobili and Parker.

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Western Conference 

For the first round we were a perfect 4-4 when predicting the Western Conference, here are our Second Round Predictions:

San Antonio Spurs vs Los Angeles Clippers: The aging Spurs will be well rested to start off the series vs the Clippers, but this often hurts San Antonio because they show rust at the beginning of the first game after a long break. With that said the Clippers could have used the rest because both of their stars, Blake Griffin and Chris Paul, are coming of of injuries they suffered in their seven-game first-round series against the Grizzles. The Spurs have the advantage in every aspect of the game with the exception of point-guard (although Tony Parker is no scrub!). The Spurs seem like they are on a mission to prove that what happened last year was a fluke, expect them to take control of the series early at home. Spurs win 4-1.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Los Angeles Lakers: This matchup like the other in the Western Conference involves a team that that swept their opponent, the Thunder, and one that won a seven game series, the Lakers. These two teams have created a heated rivalry over the past few years, and many see this series as a “changing of the guard”. To add to the rivalry, the Lakers small forward Metta World Peace (Ron Artest) will be only playing in his second game after serving his suspension for elbowing Oklahoma City’s Sixth Man of the Year, James Harden. The Thunder have been the better team all year long and will also be in this series, but Kobe Bryant will not go down without a fight, unfortunately for him some of his teammates have shown that they will. Thunder win 4-2.

To see the Eastern Conference Semifinal Predictions click here.

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