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If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 11

Just a month and a half remain in the NFL season, and things just keep getting better. The Giants and Bears are slipping. The Cowboys, Saints and Buccaneers are climbing back into the race. More key injuries are occurring, with Ben Roethlisberger and Rob Gronkowski leaving the Steelers and Patriots respectively, quite possibly for some […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 10

Ten weeks into the season, and there are finally no unbeatens remaining. Yes, the Falcons finally lost, but it was still a great game. Houston helped them out by handing Chicago a loss, but that wasn’t a shameful loss either. As if there wasn’t enough action so far, things are only picking up, so let’s […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 9

Nine weeks into the season, many teams still have legitimate chances of making waves. The Vikings are down, the Steelers are up and the Falcons are still (barely) unbeaten. Three AFC divisions are only led by a game, so not only are the Wildcard slots up for grabs, the seeding overall is still chaotic. In […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 8

We’re halfway through the season for many teams, and many divisions are starting to open up. The Wildcard races are still pretty interesting, being continually shaken up with new teams. Some teams are in a tailspin, while others are picking up steam. In the ever volatile season we’re seeing so far, let’s look at what […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 7

Seven weeks into the season, and there’s still no shortage of dramatic games. The Patriots barely avoided another upset. So did the Giants, for that matter. Houston took command of the AFC. San Francisco took over their division. The Wildcard situation, tight as it is, makes for a constantly shifting group of teams. With everything […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 6

Six weeks into the season, many teams are finding it difficult to pull ahead in their divisions. The juggernauts of Baltimore, Houston and Atlanta are the only ones to lead their divisions by more than one game. The AFC East is in a four-way tie, and the NFC West is in a three-way lead, with […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 5

After Week 5, there have been plenty of highlights. The Saints finally won. The Cardinals finally lost. The AFC North is once again a power division. All NFC West teams are somehow above .500. Everyone except the Browns has won. Everyone except the Texans and Falcons has lost. The standings are undergoing changes, so let’s […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 4

And just like that, a quarter of the NFL season is already behind us. That pesky lockout of the officials ended in time for Week 4. Not a moment too soon for everyone, but even after the regular refs were back, the Packers had trouble getting a break against the Saints. It a big surprise […]

2012 NFL Playoffs Expert Picks: Super Bowl Results

A heartbreaking loss for New England; another well-fought victory for New York. New York won again behind a season eerily similar to four years ago. Tom Coughlin continues to expand his record for most times being fired without actually being fired, and now has another Super Bowl to his credit. And the AFC finally won […]

2012 NFL Playoffs Expert Picks: Super Bowl

The Super Bowl is finally here, and once again, it’s New England vs. New York (if you include the other side of the New Jersey border). The SoB (in red)/SoNY (in green) rivalry is continuing in full swing as well, with the Pats getting the majority of picks to win their fourth ring. (True, most […]

2012 NFL Playoffs Expert Picks: Pro Bowl Results

The Pro Bowl is now over, and everyone was caught by surprise. The star-studded NFC lineup fell behind a very potent AFC assault, led by surprise MVP Brandon Marshall, who snagged a Pro Bowl record four touchdown catches. In fact, nobody in our panel earned any points from the winner, TD total or MVP categories. […]

2012 NFL Playoffs Expert Picks: Pro Bowl

The Pro Bowl is here, which mean’s it’s now officially Super Bowl week! Not that many people care about the Pro Bowl right now, but a lot of great players are in it, especially with teams like Green Bay and New Orleans getting booted early. All that talent, especially that from the NFC, is what […]

New England Patriots Report Card: AFC Championship

The Baltimore Ravens shut down the New England Patriots’ receivers in Sunday’s AFC Championship, rattled Tom Brady and held the Patriots to their fewest points since October. And they still didn’t win. The Patriots beat the Ravens, 23-20, advancing to their fifth Super Bowl of the new millennium when Ravens place-kicker Billy Cundiff badly missed […]

2012 NFL Playoffs Expert Picks: Conference Championship Results

The Super Bowl is now set. It’s a rematch of four years ago in the Patriots and Giants. Only this time, the Patriots don’t have the pressure of remaining unbeaten, and they have a grudge against the Giants for winning in New England. Will that lead to a different result? We’ll see in two weeks. […]

2012 NFL Playoffs Expert Picks: Conference Championships

It’s finally time for the Conference Championships. After several disappointing years, can the Patriots finally make it back to the Super Bowl? Will they get revenge from four years ago? Will a Harbaugh be guaranteed a title? What will happen is what we are all here to predict for you. Here at SoB (in red) […]