Originally Posted by Sully
If they ground and pound like they should be with Michael Turner, I'd be afraid of them. You know, how they played last year in the regular season.
The Playoff teams as I see it:
Packers - The defense is a far cry from last years defense, but when you have Aaron Rodgers as your QB and the way he is playing, all you need is the turnovers they are getting.
Steelers - As long as Big Ben gets healthy that team is the most complete team in the playoffs if you ask me. That defense is playing lights out.
Ravens - I do not like Flacco. He is so up and down it's not even funny. Without the defense they have, I don't think they'd even be in the playoffs with Flacco as the QB. Sorry Sully, but I honestly believe the Ravens defense is better than the Steelers, it's just the Ravens don't have a QB like Big Ben.
Patriots - They should lose in the first round because their defense is just god awful. Tom Brady, Wes Welker, and Gronkowski are the only reasons they win games. Their run game isn't that great.
49ers - Everyone is saying they don't like them, but they are impressing me each week. That defense is just barely behind the Steelers. If they could turn those Field Goals into Touchdowns, I'd be scared of them, but I don't see that happening with Alex Smith at the helm.
Falcons - As I said earlier, if they returned to the ground and pound style they played last year, they would be scary. However, they are relying way to much on Matt Ryan, who I don't like throwing more than 30 times in a game to begin with.
Texans - I just don't know what to think of them anymore. I really liked them up till about two weeks ago. The past two weeks that confidence in them has wavered A LOT. If they can get back to where they were two weeks ago, they might be formidable in the playoffs, but I think losing to the Colts has done them in.
Saints - Brees is the second best QB in the league right now if you ask me, only behind Aaron Rodgers. I know Sully you want Ben's name thrown in there, but I have him at number 3 on my list. It's not the record, it's once more what he's doing with the defense that he's got. They've shown flashes(like last night), but it hasn't been there all year.
Lions - Everyone should fear this team. It's the first playoff game since 1999, and that will motivate them. Stafford has brought them back from 4 games where they were down by at least 13 points. Everyone likes to talk Tebow time? I think it should be renamed Stafford-time. Calvin Johnson is quite possibly one of the greatest Receiver in the league.
Giants/Cowboys - I don't like either team at all. This past few weeks have made think that no one wanted to win that division, and they even let Philly back into the running until the Giants decided to actually show up. I don't know what to believe about either team, since I'm afraid Eli Manning and Tony Romo can both lose games easily.
Broncos/Raiders - Raiders are the most penalized team in the league, and are about to set the record for most penalties and penalty yards in a season. They cost themselves more games than anyone else. The Broncos defense has been probably one of the best in the league as soon as Tebow has been on the field. That defense kept Tebow in so many games it's not even funny.
Bengals/Titans/Jets - I don't like either of these three teams. Jets because of Sanchez who is more hot and cold than Eli Manning, and that's saying something. Bengals are here a year to early, since I believe next year they will be competing for the division with the Steelers. Titans, I just don't know what to think of them. The Titans won't be good till next year when Chris Johnson might show up.