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Old 10-16-2012, 08:43 AM   #1
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Default the road ahead - revised predictions?

so we're at 3-3. based on what we now know about the league, what do you expect from the next 10 games?

10/28 NO (1-4)
11/04 @ CIN (3-3)
11/11 @ CAR (1-4)
11/18 SD (3-3)
11/25 @ KC (1-5)
12/02 TB (2-3)
12/06 @ OAK (1-4)
12/16 @ BAL (5-1)
12/23 CLE (1-5)
12/30 KC (1-5)

i think the NO game and the BAL game are the 2 toughest games left (why do we always seem to play @ BAL?). the 12/06 game @ OAK could be a trap game because of the short week. beyond these 3 games, the other 7 should be wins. but, 8-2 in the last 10 would not be an impossible task either.

now that the rough stretch is almost over and we know who the pretenders and contenders truly are, 10-6 and maybe even 11-5 seems pretty realistic. considering i thought we'd be 8-8 this year (or 9-7 at best), things look pretty good from here on out. maybe 2012 really will be a playoff year after all.

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Old 10-16-2012, 08:45 AM   #2
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Holding firm to my preseason prediction...11-5.
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:50 AM   #3
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Tough to say. with perfomances like in the first half we will not win much games. with perfomances like in the seconds a lot. so we only can hope that the teams stops these stupid mistakes.

Division Games are always tough. I do not think we will sweep the division, so i think we will loose at least one division game.

At the moment i only look at the next 4.

3 and 1 would be great. We play at cin and at car at 13.Et. that is always difficult for west teams, Brees is Brees and San Diego still is an open game.

So again 3 and 1 would be great in my mind.
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:56 AM   #4
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Amazingly, we should be favored in every game except the Baltimore match. While I'm sure we'll drop one or two that we should win, the smart money has us finishing somewhere between 10-6 and 12-4 right now.

10/28 NO WIN (4-3)
11/04 @ CIN WIN (5-3)
11/11 @ CAR WIN (6-3)
11/18 SD WIN (7-3)
11/25 @ KC WIN (8-3)
12/02 TB WIN (9-3)
12/06 @ OAK WIN (10-3)
12/16 @ BAL LOSS (10-4)
12/23 CLE WIN (11-4)
12/30 KC WIN (12-4)
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:01 AM   #5
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10/28 NO (1-4) W
11/04 @ CIN (3-3) L
11/11 @ CAR (1-4) W
11/18 SD (3-3) W
11/25 @ KC (1-5) L
12/02 TB (2-3) W
12/06 @ OAK (1-4) W
12/16 @ BAL (5-1) L
12/23 CLE (1-5) W
12/30 KC (1-5) W

10-6

We actually could beat the Ravens this time around. They're pretty banged up. But we could also lose to Carolina, Nawlans, or even Tampa Bay, so I'll stick with 10-6.
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:07 AM   #6
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There is absolutely no way the Broncos are losing to the Chiefs this season. None.
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:10 AM   #7
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There is absolutely no way the Broncos are losing to the Chiefs this season. None.
We alway split with them. I just don't think we sweep the division and that game has all the elements of one we ususally drop: Good running team with a defense that can keep the score down and let the Chiefs hang around just long enough for a former QB to make a game of it.
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I still say 8-8......there's still no evidence that the broncos can play a complete game yet.
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Carolina is bad really bad put a spy on cam and game over
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New Orleans is a dangerous team, they are desparate, they are getting better every game and Drew Brees is a guy you can never ignore.

Baltimore lost their best CB and the heart of the defense, Ngata is banged up, Suggs is out - that is 3 pro bowlers, potentially 4 pro bowlers out on defense. Their offense is dangerous but matches up pretty well with out defense since they don't rely on tight ends and slot recievers nearly as much as most teams and that is really where we tend to struggle.

San Diego at home, away to Oakland, KC and Cincy are all dangerous games. The Chargers are not a bad team - Rivers meltdown yesterday aside, away games in the division are dangerous and the Bungles have quietly become a very solid well-rounded team.

I still think 11-5 and is a real possibility, I said it before that if we got to the bye at 3-3 we could go 11-5. I think the win yesterday has given a boost to the team going in to the bye week, it gives us a week to get Von Miller some rest, he was sore yesterday. Gets Kuper and Koppen an extra week to work with the rest of the line, gives Hillman time to absorb more of the offense.

I think we will come out of the bye week stronger than we went in. The hope is that the rest of the AFC does not get good results in the next 2 or 3 weeks so we find outselves under the gun again - if we can stay out ahead, play with confidence and play from a position of strength we should be fine.
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:37 AM   #12
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:39 AM   #13
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13-3. By week 9, no team in the NFL will be able to play all 4 quarters with the Broncos. Road to the Super Bowl is through Denver. First round bye, book that too.
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:45 AM   #14
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Still going with 10-6 + or - one game. Not so much based on the team's performance as much as the parity in the AFC. Losing Ray Lewis is like losing the heart of that team. For the Ravens, he's basically Champ's ability with Dawkin's personality.

Still think the Broncos are lacking the talent on defense to beat good teams. But, there really aren't very many good teams in the AFC, so if they get in the playoffs with a franchise QB there's always a chance.
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:21 AM   #15
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[QUOTE=Gort;3699604]
10/28 NO (1-4) W
11/04 @ CIN (3-3) W
11/11 @ CAR (1-4) W
11/18 SD (3-3) W
11/25 @ KC (1-5) W
12/02 TB (2-3) W
12/06 @ OAK (1-4) W
12/16 @ BAL (5-1) L
12/23 CLE (1-5) W
12/30 KC (1-5) W

12-4

Somewhat worried about @Car (if cam stops sucking), @kc, @oak but overall it's primarily New Orleans and Baltimore and we get NO after the bye.
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Honestly, the way Baltimore is getting gashed on the ground I don't think they are as good as their record. Just pound them in the middle and eat up the clock. I'm more worried about NO than Balt.
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:34 AM   #17
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Still looking like a 10-6 team to me.
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:59 AM   #19
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8-10 wins

We are still charmin soft in the middle of our D. While our O is getting better each game they still need to learn to play alot better in first half.
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Honestly, the way Baltimore is getting gashed on the ground I don't think they are as good as their record. Just pound them in the middle and eat up the clock. I'm more worried about NO than Balt.
I don't think we're a pound them in the middle kind of team anymore.

But I always thought we'd reach 10-6. Ray Lewis may make 11-5 more attainable.

It was so satisfying to watch Phyllis piss that game away. We just gotta get out to faster starts. I can't even guess what's in these guys' heads at the beginning of games. Is it just the pressure of expectation or what?
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Still see 8-10 wins too. We won't be playing Rivers every week. Team needed 6 TOs to win. That won't happen every week. Need to improve in areas still for me to think they win 12-13 games
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Still see 8-10 wins too. We won't be playing Rivers every week. Team needed 6 TOs to win. That won't happen every week. Need to improve in areas still for me to think they win 12-13 games
That is true, we get 1 more game against Palmer and 2 against Brady Quinn or Matt Cassel.........
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It was so satisfying to watch Phyllis piss that game away. We just gotta get out to faster starts. I can't even guess what's in these guys' heads at the beginning of games. Is it just the pressure of expectation or what?
We do keep hearing from them that they "need to come out fast". Maybe they put a lot of pressure on themselves at the start. Or maybe the team is just better when having to face deficits. Whatever it is I'd sure like to see more games like the raider one. Easier on the arteries.
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New Orleans is scary as they're starting to get some of their adults back. Joe Vitt is coming back this week I think. It's likely to be a better prepared saints team than anything anyone has seen so far. They're dangerous for sure.

Cam Newton terrifies me as we don't have a lot of players who can run with him. I'd really like to see Harris start that game as he's a much better tackler than Porter, which might matter quite a bit.
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New Orleans is scary as they're starting to get some of their adults back. Joe Vitt is coming back this week I think. It's likely to be a better prepared saints team than anything anyone has seen so far. They're dangerous for sure.

Cam Newton terrifies me as we don't have a lot of players who can run with him. I'd really like to see Harris start that game as he's a much better tackler than Porter, which might matter quite a bit.
Don't know why, but that little throw-away line made me laugh rum and coke up my nose. Too funny.....
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