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2012 NFL Playoff Expert Picks: Divisional Round

It almost time for the Divisional round of the playoffs to begin, and there are some pretty interesting story lines going. Can Houston beat Baltimore for the first time ever? Can New England still win in the postseason? And can Green Bay’s run be stopped? Here at SoB (in red) and SoNY (in green), we’ve […]

2012 NFL Playoffs Expert Picks: Wildcard Round Results

The first round is now complete, and it was filled with surprises. Denver pulled off the improbable win against Pittsburgh, Cincinnati bit the dust and Atlanta still hasn’t won a playoff game in the Matt Ryan era, this time managing just a measly safety. That threw a monkey wrench into the plans of some of […]

2012 NFL Playoffs Expert Picks: Wildcard Round

It’s playoff time in the NFL, and it’ll all start out with the first ever playoff meeting between rookie quarterbacks, when Andy Dalton leads the Bengals against T.J. Yates and the Texans, followed by what should be a shootout between the Lions and Saints. Sunday will cap off the first round with the Falcons/Giants and […]

2011-2012 NFL Expert Picks Results

It was a wild and exciting season, and the playoffs are now upon us. San Francisco was a big surprise for most everyone. So was Indianapolis, for that matter, but for a different reason. Philadelphia’s “dream team” fell flat, while Baltimore finally got a division title under their belts, thanks to a sweep of arch […]

2011-2012 NFL Expert Picks

After a lengthy lockout and a preseason that just zipped by, it’s time once more for the annual NFL Pick ‘Em. And for the first time in any pick ‘em ever, we have combatants from our sister blog Sports of New York joining our Sports of Boston regulars in predicting the outcome of the 2011-2012 […]

2011 NFL Playoffs Expert Picks: Super Bowl Results

Well, that was an exciting game, wasn’t it? The NFC has now won 14 coin tosses in a row (1/16,384, .0061% chance). And between a match-up of two incredibly similar teams, the Green Bay Packers’ dynamic play, coupled with three Pittsburgh turnovers, was enough to eke out a six-point victory, 31-25. Congratulations to Aaron Rodgers […]

2011 NFL Playoffs Expert Picks: Super Bowl

Super Bowl Sunday is here at last, and though the Patriots aren’t in it, we here at SoB are pretty much all in agreement that Green Bay will bring the Lombardi Trophy back to the home of Vince Lombardi. There’s not much disagreement, but with double the points on all categories, anyone can still win. […]

2011 NFL Playoffs Expert Picks: Pro Bowl Results

The Pro Bowl is over, and it certainly didn’t start well for the Hoodie’s crew, as the NFC quickly jumped out to a 42-0 lead. At least he got to coach Matt Cassel again. Each of the AFC’s quarterbacks was picked at least once, contributing to six turnovers on the day. While we thought there […]

2011 NFL Playoffs Expert Picks: Pro Bowl

With the Super Bowl coming up in a week, it’s time for the annual Pro Bowl, in sunny Hawaii. A belated Mele Kalikimaka to you all. With so many stars on each side, the expected result of a 50/50 split of predictions between the AFC and NFC winning has been realized. But through all that […]

2011 NFL Playoffs Expert Picks: Conference Championships Results

The Super Bowl is set. It’s the #6 Packers vs the #2 Steelers. Two very talented quarterbacks lead just as talented teams. Riddled with injuries, the Packers are still the team to beat in many circles. Pittsburgh, though, held off a furious comeback attempt by a team that knocked off Tom Brady and Peyton Manning. […]

2011 NFL Playoffs Expert Picks: Conference Championships

We’re down to the Conference Championships. The oldest football rivals meet up for just the second time in the playoffs, and all of us think that it will go better for the Packers this time around. Though the last time we made a unanimous prediction, the Patriots threw in the towel, so we’ll see what […]

2011 NFL Playoffs Expert Picks: Divisional Round Results

Well, I think we’re all disappointed. The Jets are in the AFC title game again, thanks to more Patriots’ home post-season ineptitude. There’s still a chance that both #6 seeds could reach the Super Bowl; how strange would that be? Out of all the teams getting the majority of our picks, only the Bears survived. […]

2011 NFL Playoffs Expert Picks: Divisional Round

The Divisional Round is here, with two divisional match-ups. And our remaining staff is here to give you our picks for how it will turn out. Most noticeably, Seattle’s impressive upset has gotten them three nods of respect this week, but they’ll be outside on the road this week. The Ravens are narrow favorites to […]

2011 NFL Playoffs Expert Picks: Wildcard Round Results

Well, that was a surprising week. Seattle started things off by upending the defending champs; they were the only home team to win. Then the Jets finally beat Peyton Manning when he didn’t take a half off on a field goal at the buzzer. Then Baltimore throttled Kansas City, and finally Green Bay held off […]

2011 NFL Playoffs Expert Picks: Wildcard Round

A sincere welcome to the NFL Playoffs, which are here at last. Five new teams made the cut from last year, one of them at 7-9. Shall the rules for getting in be altered? We’ll see. During each game, the nine participants will guess the winner of the game (worth two points), the total number […]