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Welcome to the blog of The Killer Nacho, known to most mortals as Timothy J. Sharpe, a Computer Science graduate of Messiah College and currently a Systems Analyst for Sunoco Logistics. Within this tome of pages, one will find my innermost thoughts about various things concerning things that I enjoy. These subjects include, but are not limited to, roleplaying, gaming, American Football (the NFL), things to do with computers, philosophy, movies that are awesome, TV shows that are awesome, my own writings and creative works, and dangerous Mexican snacks.

Monday, January 9, 2012

NFL Divisional Playoffs 2011 Power Rankings & Predictions

Divisional playoffs time. Most of you are probably waiting for me to admit I was wrong about Tim Tebow. Well, I will not. He still lacks the consistency of a #1 Quarterback, and won't be able to score with Tom Brady this week. We'll see. Here are my power rankings (of only teams left in the playoffs).
  1. Green Bay Packers (15-1)
  2. New Orleans Saints (14-3)
  3. New England Patriots (13-3)
  4. San Francisco 49ers (13-3)
  5. Baltimore Ravens (12-4)
  6. New York Giants (10-7)
  7. Houston Texans (11-6)
  8. Denver Broncos (9-8)
Predictions for Next Week

TKN's accuracy, Last week: 2-2 (50.00%)
Billy's accuracy, Last week: 2-2 (50.00%)
AFS's* accuracy, Last week: 2-2 (50.00%)

TKN's Overall 2011 accuracy: 172-88 (66.15%)
Billy's Overall 2011 accuracy: 173-87 (66.54%)
AFS's* Overall 2011 accuracy: 168-92 (64.62%)

As you can see, I decided against the whole "double points" thing and instead chose to have our records actually be accurate. But there is still room for me to overtake Billy in the final playoff rounds... let's see our predictions for this week!

Can Tebow roll with Tom Brady and the Patriots?
Denver (9-8) @ New England (13-3)
TheKillerNacho: Dang it. I'll admit, Tebow played fairly well against a beaten up Pittsburgh team. The "magic" is apparently back. That doesn't convince me however that he is consistent enough to win a championship. Tebow is like jackal and hide... and he is NOT a big play Quarterback enough to roll with Tom Brady. We saw it when Tebow was playing with homefield advantage in the regular season... he doesn't stand much chance in Gillette.
Denver 20, New England 28

Billy:
Denver 33, New England 37

American Football Simulator:
Denver 20, New England 26

Houston (11-6) @ Baltimore (12-4)
TheKillerNacho: I'm going to use this place to praise J.J. Watt. At the time, I criticized Houston's selection of him, thinking the last thing they needed was another Defensive end. He has really worked out as a 3-4 defensive end for the Texans, however. His pick six was amazing, and also had a sack against Andy Dalton. He's a major reason why the Texans are still in the Championship hunt. Having said all this, I don't think T.J. Yates is good enough to win in Baltimore. The Ravens are amazing at home.
Houston 17, Baltimore 23

Billy:
Houston 21, Baltimore 26

American Football Simulator:
Houston 21, Baltimore 29

Pierre-Paul will have to have another big game against GB.
New York G (10-7) @ Green Bay (15-1)
TheKillerNacho: Big Blue's defense played amazing against Atlanta but going into Lambeau to play Aaron Rodgers and the Packers will be a different challenge alltogether. Unlike Matt Ryan, Aaron Rodgers is perfectly used to playing outside and will be getting his favorite target, Greg Jennings, back. The Giants secondary is even more beaten up and should allow some big plays to Rodgers. Eli Manning will likely abuse the Packers' own defensive secondary weaknesses, this should be a shootout... but a shootout that I think that the defending Champs will win. Eli Manning takes awhile to warm up.
New York G 30, Green Bay 34

Billy:
New York G 35, Green Bay 34

American Football Simulator:
New York G 21, Green Bay 27

New Orleans (14-3) @ San Francisco (13-3)
TheKillerNacho: Of all the games this week, this one is probably the hardest one to get a good read on. The 49ers have played amazing defense all season, but their run defense is far superior to their pass defense. Therefore, I am reasonably certain Drew Brees will be able to put up points against San Francisco, and I'm not sure Alex Smith can keep up. For that reason, I'm picking the Saints.
New Orleans 24, San Francisco 20

Billy:
New Orleans 20, San Francisco 24

American Football Simulator:
New Orleans 24, San Francisco 25

Question of the Week

Last week, I asked my readers Which team in 2011 that did not make the playoffs should have (would have the best chance to do well in the playoffs)? between the Philadelphia Eagles (8-8), Dallas Cowboys (8-8), San Diego Chargers (8-8), Tennessee Titans (9-7), Oakland Raiders (8-8) or Other (please comment). 65% of voters agreed with me saying the Philadelphia Eagles would've fared best in the playoffs. There were 9% votes each for the Cowboys, Chargers, Raiders, and Vikings (lol).

This week, I'm asking about Tim Tebow. Maybe I'm a hater and blindly bashing on him. Maybe. But I want to see what my readers think. When its all said and done, how will history look back on the career of Tim Tebow? between Hall of Famer, Franchise Quarterback, Journeyman Quarterback, Career Backup, or Out of the league in 5 years? ... Personally, I see him as a career backup once the magic wears off.

2 comments:

  1. I see your hate of tebow continues. honestly I didnt see him putting that big game up either but I think now he's ok. just inconsistent like You said.

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  2. tim tebow has been hyped up so much that he cant be a back up. however, he can still become a consistent quarterback. He's faced the most criticism in playing LESS THAN A SINGLE SEASON than any other quarterback. I mean give the guy some more chances, as this is basically his rookie season. Its a miracle he took decent 1-4 team to the playoffs, and to knock off a crippled steelers team was still an accomplishment, for the broncos at least. I think he will vastly improve over the offseason, and will be a much more consistent quarterback in the future. But this year has definitely earned him the starting job in denver next season.

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