Saturday, January 18, 2014

Championship Round Predictions for the 2013 Season

Well I did it again going 1-3 in my picks and none of my impact players really did anything. Up until the playoffs most of my predictions have been pretty good but my playoffs have been horrible. But, I am pretty confident with myself this week in these two games.

Divisional Round

Chargers at Broncos: Chargers win (Incorrect)
Impact player: Corey Legit
49ers at Panthers: Panthers win (Incorrect)
Impact Player: Star Lotulelei
Colts at Patriots: Colts win (Incorrect)
Impact Player: Donald Brown
Saints at Seahawks: Seahawks win (Correct)
Impact player: Golden Tate

Championship Round

49ers at Seahawks: Seahawks win
Impact Player: Earl Thomas
If the Seahawks win this game Earl Thomas HAS to have a big game and create some turnovers.
Patriots at Broncos: Patriots win
Impact player: Chandler Jones

You beat the Broncos one way and one way only. You MUST pressure the quarterback Chandler has to hit Peyton and hit him early. If Peyton is under pressure you can get turnovers and get him off the field.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Top 10 Quarterbacks of all time

Hey guys with the Divisonal Playoffs underway I figured that I would start something new that I will be doing throughout the playoffs and the off season. I will make a top 10 all time list for every position set. And I thought I would unveil my first Quarterbacks.

1. Joe Montana
What can I say, Joe “cool” is amazing, he is hands down number one on my list. I believe that no team could ever beat his 1989 team. Of all of Montana’s amazing stats my favorite is that in four Super Bowls he went 4-0 had 1,142 yards, 11 td’s, with an average of a 68 completion percentage, a 127.8 passer rating and no interceptions. The hands down greatest QB of all time

2Tom Brady
He would also be number one on the greatest draft steals of all time taken in the sixth round with the 199th overall pick. He has been to five Super Bowls won 3 and holds the record for 17 playoff wins. Some of his other records include being the fastest QB to reach 100 wins, throwing 50 TD's (now second to Peyton Manning) in a season where he was the only QB of a team to go 16-0 in the regular season, and throwing for a completion percentage of 92.9, in the 2007 AFC divisional round, a record in the post season. Lastly after his team literally being gutted of all of its offensive talent this year, he still lead them to the playoffs and a 2nd seed.

3. Johnny Unitus
He was the “father” of Quarterbacks. Unitus was the first pioneer at the quarterback position, fathering the 2 minute offense, and becoming the first QB to throw for 30 TD’s in a season and 40,000 yards in his career. And to top it all off in an era were QB’s didn’t throw often his 32 touchdown passes in 1959 would have been tied  5th last year in a pass happy offensive driven NFL. Lastly in the first overtime game he introduced the first 2-minute offense in the “Greatest game of all time” the 1958 Championship game. 

4. Peyton Manning
In the only words I can think of he is the greatest regular season Quarterback of all time. He only passed for under 4,000 yards in a season twice and never under 25 passing touchdowns in a season. He is the image of a quarterback. His football knowledge is unmatched; he is “like having a coach on the field”. He is so good that when he did not play for his Colts in the 2011 season they went from 10-6 to 2-14. And after coming off 4 neck surgeries he still came back and was second in passer rating in the 2012 Season. And after this Season Breaking every single season QB record and leading his to team to yet another 1st seed its hard not to put him higher.

5. Brett Farve
The greatest goofball in NFL history hands down. What can I say I love his attitude and how he lives life. He always just had fun. He threw some of the greatest touchdowns in NFL history and made some off the dumbest turnovers that would appear on how not to be a quarterback video. He has thrown for the most touchdowns of all time but also the most interceptions, more than Johnny Unitus has thrown touchdowns. He also holds the record for most passing yards of all time; along with almost every other career passing record. He played a staggering 297 games played in a row, and my favorite stat, being only grandfather to ever play a game in the NFL.

 6. Dan Marino
The greatest to never win the big game, Dan Marino redefined what it meant to be a quarterback in the NFL. In 1984 he had the greatest season of a offensive player to that point and set the world on fire with 5,084 passing yards, 48 touchdowns, and a 108.9 passer rating. This broke almost every single season passing record in the NFL. No one had ever seen such a ridiculous display of quarterbacking. Despite being unstoppable in the regular season he was disappointing in the playoffs with an 8-10 record in the postseason and never winning a Super Bowl which is why most people don’t consider him to be a top 5 quarterback of all time. But he is top 3 in both all-time passing yards and touchdowns and owns number three and six on the single season passing touchdowns list.

7John Elway
Mr. “Captain Comeback”, John Elway has made a career in the fourth quarter with 35, 4th quarter comebacks and 46 game-winning drives. He was also known for his three Super Bowl losses (XXI, XXII, and XXIV) and didn't win a title until his 14th season in the league (XXXII). He then won Super Bowl XXXIII along with the Super Bowl MVP award. Elway was criticized for a long time because of his inability to win the big game even though he had a 13-6 playoff record proving he was clutch, just not in the Super Bowl.

8. Terry Bradshaw
When you win four Super Bowls (the same amount as Joe Montana) and two Super Bowl MVPs (The same as Tom Brady) you deserve to be on this list. He went 11-5 in the playoffs and never lost a Super Bowl. Also in a run dominated league his playoff stats weren’t that much worse than Tom Brady’s who played in a pass first league. Bradshaw had an overall 57 completion percentage, 201 yards, 1.57 touchdowns, and 1.3 interceptions per game with a passer rating of 83.0. Where Tom Brady has a 62 completion percentage, 247 yards, 1.75 touchdowns and 0.91 interceptions per game with a passer rating of 87.0. He had a great team and a great coach, which helped him a lot, but when it mattered most in the playoffs he stepped up with good stats and won. When he retired he was the third quarterback to reach 100 regular season wins and is currently 9th all time in wins.

 9. Otto Graham
Otto Graham is considered to be the greatest winner of all time with 7 pro titles in a 10 year career and played in 10 title games never missing a year. Otto was one of footballs first stars passing for unheard of yards and touchdowns. In Otto’s year with the most passing attempts (364 in 1952) he made just 29 less pass attempts then Russell Wilson (393) last year 60 years later in a now passing driven league.

10. Troy Aikman
wasn't sure who to put on this last spot Troy Aikman or Jim Kelly but here are my reasons why I chose Aikman. Number one Although Kelly went to four straight Super Bowls (but never won one) and Aikman went to only three (but won all three) Kelly’s last two Super Bowl losses were to Aikman (who won Super Bowl MVP against them in Super Bowl XXVII) and the Cowboys by a combined score of 82 to 30. Next Aikman had a 61.5 career completion percentage while Kelly’s was less with 60.1. Although Kelly did pass for 35,467 yards in his career which is 2,525 more yards than Aikman he had more attempts and played one less season which means that he passed more times in a season which is why his stats were slightly better overall then Aikman. Lastly even though Kelly’s stats were better he only went to 4 pro bowls while Aikman went to 6. They had very similar careers but Aikman was better in the Super Bowl, Pro Bowl invites, and accuracy.

NFL Playoffs Divisional Round 2013 Season

Well my Wildcard weekend was pretty bad. My Super Bowl picks in the Packers and Bengals were both eliminated and I went 1-3 in my picks. But hopefully I can do better this week.
Wildcard week
Chiefs at Colts: Colts win (Correct)
Saints at Eagles: Eagles win (Incorrect)
Chargers at Bengals: Bengals win (Incorrect)
49ers at Packers: Packers win (Incorrect)

Divisional round

Chargers at Broncos: Chargers win
Impact player: Corey Legit
49ers at Panthers: Panthers win
Impact Player: Star Lotulelei
Colts at Patriots: Colts win
Impact Player: Donald Brown
Saints at Seahawks: Seahawks win
Impact player: Golden Tate

Saturday, January 4, 2014

My Playoff Comparison of the 2013 Season

My Playoff Predictions from the beginning of the season

1st Texans 14-2
2nd Patriots 13-3
3rd Broncos 11-5
4th Bengals 9-7
5th Colts 9-7
6th Dolphins 9-7

1st Seahawks 13-3
2nd Packers 13-3
3rd Falcons 13-3
4th Redskins 9-7
5th 49ers 12-4
6th Vikings10-6

Wildcard round
Vikings at falcons: Falcons win
49ers at Redskins: 49ers win
Dolphins at Broncos: Broncos win
 Colts at Bengals: Bengals win

Divisional round
49ers at Seahawks: Seahawks win
Falcons at Packers: Packers win
Bengals at Texans: Bengals win
Broncos at Patriots: Patriots win

Conference championship
Packers at Seahawks: Packers win
Bengals at Patriots: Bengals win

Super Bowl

Packers vs. Bengals: Bengals win

Real Seeds

1st Broncos 13-3
2nd Patriots 12-4
3rd Bengals 11-5
4th Colts 11-5
5th Chiefs 11-5
6th Chargers 9-7

1st Seahawks 13-3
2nd Panthers 12-4
3rd Eagles 10-6
4th Packers 8-7-1
5th 49ers 12-4
6th Saints11-5

My New Playoff Predictions

Wildcard week
Chiefs at Colts: Colts win
Saints at Eagles: Eagles win
Chargers at Bengals: Bengals win
49ers at Packers: Packers win

Divisonal Round
Colts at Broncos: Colts win
Eagles at Panthers: Panthers win
Bengals at Patriots: Bengals win
Packers at Seahawks: Packers win

Championship Round
Colts at Bengals: Bengals win
Packers at Panthers: Packers win

Super Bowl 
Packers vs. Bengals: Bengals win

My Opinion on every Playoff Team

My Opinion on every Playoff Team

The road to the Super Bowl goes through Seattle and while I don’t believe they will make the Super Bowl, this year they are the best team on paper and have, by far, the best home field advantage in the NFL.

They are the surprise of the year, Ron Rivera is top candidate for coach of the year, Cam Newton is finally mature, and they have the 2nd best defense in the league. They are a hot team and I believe they will go far in the playoffs.

Yes they have Peyton Manning, yes they have the record shattering best offense in the league, and possibly all time, but Peyton Manning is one of the least clutch players of all time, which is really bad for a QB. He chokes in BIG games and I Guarantee (yes I pulled a Namath) he will in the HUGE moment this year.

I have believed all year and still believe they are the team of destiny. I like their confidence going into the playoffs and what their home field advantage provides. I am still a believer.

I really like this Colt team, if the Bengals don’t go, they are my next pick for the Super Bowl. I really like Andrew Luck and I feel they are finding their identity as a team. I think they are underrated and a real dark horse.

They are a great team, with a great coach and great depth. But, I don’t like them in the playoffs this year. First of all, they lose their home field advantage, being a wildcard team, in one of the loudest stadiums in the NFL. Next against the superior level of play in the Playoffs I don’t think they, especially Alex Smith, can handle the teams that they lost to. All five of their loses are to teams that are in the playoffs. They were swept by 2 division teams, the Chargers and Broncos, who are both in the playoffs and are playing the Colts who dominated them in their previous match.

Let me begin by saying Tom Brady should be elected into the Hall of Fame right now with what he has done this season with NO weapons. But as I said in my first article ever they will not win the Super Bowl or even get close this season. I expect them to lose in the divisional round because they just don’t have the team to get it done.

Despite there many wins I think this is the worst Harbaugh coached 49er team. I am not saying they are a bad team, considering the level of talent on Harbaugh's former teams. But, still I don’t think they are good enough to beat the Packers in freezing Lambeau or the Seahawks or Panthers on the road.

I am not extremely confident in this Packer team. But, I strongly believe they will beat the 49ers in the wild card round and with Aaron Rodgers and Randall Cobb healthy I still believe they can make it to the Super Bowl.

This team needed a change. Andy Reid is a great coach, but the eagles needed a change. And the Chip Kelly and Nick Foles duo have given that to a interesting Eagles team. I think they are a good team with a lot a speed but I don’t think they are talented enough to go really deep in the playoffs.

They are the most difficult team to judge in the entire playoffs. They play up to their opponents when they are good. And play down to bad teams. But, the playoffs only have good teams, so from here on out I think they will play good football. The entire season they have never lost by more than 10 points and if they weren't playing my Super Bowl pick I might just call an upset.


They have never won a playoff game on the road in their team history and I don’t see them doing it any time soon. They have struggled going into the playoffs and are as cold as you can get. And since they have to play outside to get to a Super Bowl, in New York that will probably be played in a SNOW STORM. I give them the worst chance of winning it all.

Bold Predictions Season Review 2013

If you remember at the beginning of the season I made a few bold predictions and actually did OK, going 2-3.

Drew Brees will not lead the league in passing yards or touchdowns.
I was correct. Although he was second in both stats to Peyton Manning

Blaine Gabbert will not throw for more than 1,000 yards this season.
I was correct. He was benched after only a few games, to Chad Henne, and didn't throw for even 500 yards this season

A.J. Green will lead the NFL in receiving Touchdowns and yards.
I was incorrect. He was top 8 in both stats but not leading in either stat

Reggie Bush will have the most receiving touchdowns and yards of any running back in the NFL this year.
I was incorrect. He lead in neither stat.

Adrian Peterson will rush for 2,000 yards this year.
I was incorrect. He didn’t even lead the NFL in rushing yards or break 1,500

Tom Brady will break Drew Brees record of 54 consecutive games with a touchdown pass.
I was Incorrect. He reached 52 2nd of all time but not Brees's 54

My Season end picks

This is my total score of picks compared to the ESPN guys. Sadly I was not even close to any of them, but it was my first year so next I will do better job. Also for some reason the ESPN guys ended up with one less game predicted then me (255) even though the NFL season has a total of 256 games.

Jaworski: 174-81
Joyner: 169-86
Schefter: 164-91
Carter: 164-91
Ditka: 163-91
Wickersham: 162-93
Jackson: 162-93
Schlereth: 161-94
Mortensen: 161-94
Hoge: 160-95
Johnson: 160-95
Golic: 158-97
Allen: 157-98
My new: 149-107
My original: 146-110 

End of the 2013 Regular Season Power Rankings

To all of my readers I'm really sorry I haven't been uploading my power rankings lately. I have been super busy and hope you enjoy this along with my other posts for the playoffs. So enjoy.

NFL Power Rankings
 1. Seahawks
 2. Panthers
 3. Broncos
 4. Bengals
 5. Colts
 6. Chiefs
 7. Patriots
 8. 49ers
 9. Cardinals
10. Packers
11. Eagles
12. Chargers
13. Saints
14. Bears
15. Cowboys
16. Ravens
17. Steelers
18. Jets
19. Dolphins
20. Rams
21. Titans
22. Giants
23. Lions
24. Vikings
25. Falcons
26. Bills
27. Buccaneers
28. Jaguars
29. Raiders
30. Browns
31. Texans
32. Redskins

Friday, January 3, 2014

Week 17 Prediction Scores 2013

Week 17

Sunday, Dec. 29

Carolina Panthers at Atlanta Falcons
Original Pick: Falcons win (Incorrect)
New Pick: Panthers win (Correct)

Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears
Original Pick: Packers win (Correct)
New Pick: Packers win (Correct)

Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals
Original Pick: Bengals win (Correct)
New Pick: Bengals win (Correct)

Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys
Original Pick: Eagles win (Correct)
New Pick: Eagles win (Correct)

Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts
Original Pick: Colts win (Correct)
New Pick: Colts win (Correct)

New York Jets at Miami Dolphins
Original Pick: Dolphins win (Incorrect)
New Pick: jets win (Correct)

Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings
Original Pick: Vikings win (Correct)
New Pick: Lions win (Incorrect)

Buffalo Bills at New England Patriots
Original Pick: Patriots win (Correct)
New Pick: Patriots win (Correct)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints
Original Pick: Buccaneers win (Incorrect)
New Pick: Saints win (Correct)

Washington Redskins at New York Giants
Original Pick: Redskins win (Incorrect)
New Pick: Giants win (Correct)

Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers
Original Pick: Steelers win (Correct)
New Pick: Steelers win (Correct)

Houston Texans at Tennessee Titans
Original Pick: Texans win (Incorrect)
New Pick: Titans win (Correct)

San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals
Original Pick: 49ers win (Correct)
New Pick: Cardinals win (Incorrect)

Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders
Original Pick: Broncos win (Correct)
New Pick: Broncos win (Correct)

Kansas City Chiefs at San Diego Chargers
Original Pick: Chargers win (Correct)
New Pick: Chargers win (Correct)

St. Louis Rams at Seattle Seahawks
Original Pick: Seahawks win (Correct)
New Pick: Seahawks win (Correct)

Original Pick Score: 11-5
New Pick Score: 14-2