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Old 12-26-2012, 09:27 PM   #26
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Unfortunately it will not matter IMO. I got houston winning regardless.
Well since you say so why should they even play the game.
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Old 12-27-2012, 01:17 AM   #27
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Well I am not sure what the Colts are doing here. They play next week regardless. Not like the 97 team where we had a month off or the Colts who had 3 weeks off. Teams win at a much higher rate after a bye week. Seems like 1 week off is about the perfect amount of time.

I am wary of rooting too hard for teams that Denver might play later on. 97 Jags and 2005 Pittsburgh taught me that.
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Old 12-27-2012, 02:10 AM   #28
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Well I am not sure what the Colts are doing here. They play next week regardless. Not like the 97 team where we had a month off or the Colts who had 3 weeks off. Teams win at a much higher rate after a bye week. Seems like 1 week off is about the perfect amount of time.

I am wary of rooting too hard for teams that Denver might play later on. 97 Jags and 2005 Pittsburgh taught me that.
They have a lot going on. Pagano is taking the reigns again. That might affect procedure and general game-day stuff a bit. On top of that they're an inexperienced team that didn't play particularly well last week. This is a chance to work-out some hiccups and gain confidence (at home) against a upper-tier team.

Makes sense to me.
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Old 12-27-2012, 06:05 AM   #29
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Well since you say so why should they even play the game.
Because the schedule says so.

Houston needs this win badly and I really believe the Colts have been playing a little over their heads.

We will see what happens. I would love for the colts to pull it off but I see Houston hanging on to the 1 seed. That's ok as long as the broncos guarantee themselves the #2
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:21 AM   #30
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I'd just rest banged up people. For us though, even if we were locked into #1 or #2, I'd be all about starting our players simple because our O uses games like these and new situations to continuously improve. Same with our D via the newness of Del Rio.
Unfortunately, by the time we play on Sunday at 4:25 EST......we won't be locked into a seed......because the New England game was flexed to 4:00 as well. It was originally going to be at 1:00 EST.
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:35 AM   #31
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Unfortunately it will not matter IMO. I got houston winning regardless.
Good, just like your Seattle San Fran prediction
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:39 AM   #32
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Unfortunately, by the time we play on Sunday at 4:25 EST......we won't be locked into a seed......because the New England game was flexed to 4:00 as well. It was originally going to be at 1:00 EST.
Dammit.

Now I have to go out and watch the game.
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:43 AM   #33
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Dammit.

Now I have to go out and watch the game.
Yeah. The only way we would've been locked into a seed before we played.....was if Houston WON, and New Egland LOST, before we played.....then we would've been the 2-seed.....no matter if we won or lost.

Now, we won't know.....cause the Cheats play at the same time as us.
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:49 AM   #34
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Yeah. The only way we would've been locked into a seed before we played.....was if Houston WON, and New Egland LOST, before we played.....then we would've been the 2-seed.....no matter if we won or lost.

Now, we won't know.....cause the Cheats play at the same time as us.
Yeah, I figured the Broncos would have to play to win.

I'm just annoyed I can't have a second week in a row of watching the game from home.



Oh well, Wild Wings it is then on Sunday.
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My worst nightmare is that Houston loses at 1:00 EST.

Then someone in the FO erroneously thinks we've locked up the 1 seed before we play.....we rest and lose.....New England wins.

We end up the 3-seed because of a mis-calculation by an idiot in the FO.

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Old 12-27-2012, 08:34 AM   #36
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Good, just like your Seattle San Fran prediction
Hopefully.
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Old 12-27-2012, 01:59 PM   #37
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Unfortunately it will not matter IMO. I got houston winning regardless.
I can easily see the Colts winning in a fired up Dome against a struggling Houston team. Colts should be favored. What is Foster's status?
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Old 12-27-2012, 02:26 PM   #38
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I can easily see the Colts winning in a fired up Dome against a struggling Houston team. Colts should be favored. What is Foster's status?
Kibiak said he is cleared.

Go colts! I just see Houston wrapping up 1 but I hope not. If they lose to the colts I see them flaming out early in playoffs with all the lost confidence
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:17 PM   #39
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I can easily see the Colts winning in a fired up Dome against a struggling Houston team. Colts should be favored. What is Foster's status?
I agree that the Colts have a shot, but Vegas doesn't; Texans are favored by 6.5 points.

Also: Foster cleared to play.
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:56 PM   #40
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The Texans have never won in Indy. Not even last year, when they won the division and the Colts were making a hard run for Luck.
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:03 PM   #41
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Emotions are going to be running high in Indy with Pagano back, the players love him and they want to make a statement...no good often comes out of losing into the playoffs. Also, the franchise in general owes Manning a favour.
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Old 12-27-2012, 05:57 PM   #42
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Well I am not sure what the Colts are doing here. They play next week regardless. Not like the 97 team where we had a month off or the Colts who had 3 weeks off. Teams win at a much higher rate after a bye week. Seems like 1 week off is about the perfect amount of time.

I am wary of rooting too hard for teams that Denver might play later on. 97 Jags and 2005 Pittsburgh taught me that.
Did you know that rooting for an outcome doesn't actually do anything?
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:26 PM   #43
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I never understood resting the starters in the last week to be honest. Most of the time it never works out.
I think it is dumb if you have a bye to not start your starters but if we are up by say 24 I would start taking guys out near the end of the 3rd quarter.

You want guys to prepare and play consistently throughout the entire season and especially going into the playoffs but if I didn't have a bye and had a dinged up or older team I would consider starting the game with backups.
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Old 12-28-2012, 03:54 PM   #44
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this is great newS! lol if the colts pull a victory.
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Old 12-28-2012, 04:05 PM   #45
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If I were the Colts, I would want to make a statement in the final week of the regular season. The best way to do that is to the beat the team in the conference w/ the best record, and beat them handily

If the Colts are up by 21 points with 5 minutes left, fine: plug in the 2nd stringers. Otherwise, time to take the Texans to the woodshed for a nice little smackdown.
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Old 12-28-2012, 04:13 PM   #46
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Old 12-28-2012, 05:26 PM   #47
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Backfired big time on the Broncos too. Came out way too rusty against the Jaguars as a result.
I remember the colts laying down to Denver in week 17 so they could play them the week later and absolutely destroyed Denver.
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