NFL Playoffs Divisional Round Live Chat

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Please join us at any time during the 4 NFL Playoff games this weekend. We will have an open thread here for live chatting during the games. Feel free to leave your predictions and other opinions regarding the games as we await kick off.

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  • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

    I’ll kick things off with my predictions, which are sure to be wrong, for the games.
    Seahawks over Saints
    Patriots over Colts
    49ers over Panthers
    Broncos over Chargers

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

    Which team has the biggest chance of losing at home?

    • Tyler Brochhagen

      I’m not really sure who I think has the “biggest” chance of losing at home, but I do think the Broncos are going to get all they can handle against the Chargers. I think Denver will win, but I would not be at all surprised to see SD pull off the upset.

  • Tyler Brochhagen

    I’m definitely looking forward to all of these games. I really think every match up could go either way. I’m gunna go with…
    Seahawks over Saints
    Pats over Colts
    Panthers over 49ers
    Broncos over Chargers

  • ScottPeceny

    You heard it here first- THREE, count em, 33333!!!!! Road teams will win. Niners, Chargers and Colts all advance.

    • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

      Bold prediction Scott, I like it!

  • Connor Jones

    Picks for this weekend: (I was 1-3 last week so don’t read anything into them)
    Seahawks over Saints
    Colts over Pats
    Panthers over 49ers
    Broncos over Chargers

  • Jeff Dennis

    Picks for the week:
    Seahawks
    Pats
    49ers
    Chargers

    Down goes Peyton in the first round yet again!
    Let’s go San Fran!!!

  • Francisco Bernard

    Predictions
    Seahawks beat Saints 35-17
    Colts beat Patriots 41-38
    49ers beat Panthers 35-28
    Chargers beat Broncos 28-25

  • http://isportsweb.com/author/eisen/ Alex Eisen

    My picks: Seahawks, Colts, Panthers, Broncos

  • Guest

    Carolina wins a close one at home 21-17

    Denver won’t lose twice to SD at home, they move on 31-21

    Saints look for redemption and beat the Seahawks 31-28 on the road

    Patriots-Colts is a toss up with the final score being 31-28 as well, i’ll take the Colts. Hard to beat Brady, but momentum may stay with them from last week’s victory

    • Anthony Pluff

      posted by isportsweb’s Chiefs correspondent writer Anthony Pluff

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

    Strong winds are expected in Seattle. Who does this favor?

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

    Is there anybody out there?

    • Victoria Berkow

      Hey Rob, looking forward to a good game! My pick is Seattle over New Orleans, 27-24.

      • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

        Hi there Victoria, I agree with your final score prediction. Should be a great game.

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

    The weather looks perfect for a playoff game

  • Chris Nowell

    Seahawks are nearly impossible to stop, but I belive that they will have to put up at least 21 points to win the game.

    • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

      Agreed

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

    It’s definitely going to be interesting to see how much of a factor Percy Harvin will be

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

    Does Percy Harvin score a TD today?

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Joe White

    I’ve got the Lions by 7.

    • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

      I like the way you think

  • Juneac

    Yeah, it’s in Seattle, but the Saints under Drew Brees are good on offense and have come around this season defensively; that’ll be key. Saints over Seahawks 31-17.

    Without factoring the quarterback position, the Colts are the better team, so this one is all on Luck. Personally, I’m sipping the Kool-Aid. Colts over Pats, 17-14.

    Panthers won the regular season matchup. This time it’s at home. Still, San Francisco is better now than they were then. 49ers over Panthers, 21-17.

    I’m going to pick the upset here. The Chargers played up both times in the regular season, and Peyton’s playoff woes are well chronicled. Chargers over Broncos 28-21.

    • http://isportsweb.com/ Joe White

      I respect the picks but would personally go Seahawks, Patriots, 49ers, Broncos.

    • Amanda Ozz

      I agree with what you said about the Colts-Pats game, but I’m feeling the opposite on your other calls.

      Surprised by your call over the Chargers. Everyone thinks the Broncos are going to go all the way, from what I’ve heard.

      • Juneac

        I don’t disagree. I think the Broncos are the best team in the AFC. But even the best teams have their krytonite, and that’s just the feeling I’m getting about the Chargers.

        • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

          The Chargers are an interesting team. I think they can definitely give Denver a run

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

    Heck of a start for the Saints

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

    Short lived return for Harvin

    • http://isportsweb.com/ Joe White

      that poor dude, great ball by Russell

      • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

        Perfect throw

  • Bob

    I got the Seahawks winning this game in a close one. 28-24

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

    What are the odds Harvin plays another snap today?

    • http://isportsweb.com/ Joe White

      5/1

    • Victoria Berkow

      Trainers may check him for a concussion. We all know how strict the NFL has been this season with letting guys play after that.

  • Adam Renuart

    Still can’t believe the Packers didn’t make it to the next round. Rooting for the Saints today.

    • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

      Adam, are you a Packers fan?

      • http://isportsweb.com/ Joe White

        answer carefully…

      • Adam Renuart

        Yep, I got on the Brett Favre bandwagon when I was five years old. Think it was a wise choice to avoid the pain of Lions fans.

        • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

          That’s unfortunate news Adam

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

    Does Brees throw for over 300 yards today?

    • Adam Renuart

      I’m sure Richard Sherman would reply with an emphatic “No.”

    • Lamarr

      Probably, I bet they have over 400 total yards today.

      • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

        Whoa, thats bold Lamarr

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

    Sproles is so tiny

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

    Best guess, which player scores the first TD?

    • http://isportsweb.com/ Joe White

      Tate

    • Anthony Pluff

      Mark Ingram

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

    Raise your hand if you thought Russell Wilson would be this good in the NFL. I did not think he would be.

    • Juneac

      I remember watching a couple Wisconsin games and thinking “Wow, he’s got game”. Can’t say I called it, but I’m definitely not surprised.

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Joe White

    Hauschka was the only thing I did right in fantasy football this year.

    • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

      Yeah, he’s a good one

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Joe White

    Gophers took Sparty to OT at Breslin today Rob. That Malik Smith makes them a lot better.

    • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

      He’s a good shooter, can fill it up from deep. Who won the Penn State/Indiana game?

      • http://isportsweb.com/ Joe White

        Indiana came back from down 15 to win late.

  • Anthony Pluff

    it’s early, but my prediction may have been too high in Seattle due to the conditions

    • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

      Yeah, this weather is not conducive to a shootout

  • Victoria Berkow

    I figured there would be at least one TD in the first quarter

    • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

      yeah, me too. How much longer until somebody gets in the endzone

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Joe White

    Dang, almost said Beast Mode for first td, trust the gut!

  • Megan Stamper

    There’s the first TD! Saints need to get the crowd out of this game quick if they want to stop Seattle….

    • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

      The Saints need to get something going on offense

      • Victoria Berkow

        Brees is one of the best in the game, but right now it looks like the Saints should stick to the run

  • Josh Neighbors

    Its wet and wild out here

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

    Needless to say, the Saints need a stop here

    • Josh Neighbors

      yeah

    • Tomford

      Great analysis Rob, is that why the pay you the big bucks?

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

    Oh man, killer penalty

    • Tomford

      Almost as killer as aj starr’s diagnosis

  • Carlos

    Rob “Python” white

  • Josh Neighbors

    Seattle’s defense swarming to the ball as always

  • Josh Neighbors

    Seattles defense great as always

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

    Would a 20-0 halftime lead be too much for the Saints to overcome?

    • Josh Neighbors

      yep way to much

    • Juneac

      Not for Drew Brees….

      Speaking of Brees, has anyone seen him?

    • Victoria Berkow

      With the weather, the 12th man and the MIA offense, definitely.

      • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

        I agree. The Seahawks have all the mojo going their way right now. It will be tough for the Saints to overcome if they’re down 20

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

    Wow! Great play by Harvin

  • Jesusjones

    Nice catch harvin! Tates next.

  • Jesusjones

    God I love when wilsons on the move

    • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

      Yeah, he’s dangerous when he starts scrambling around

  • Juneac

    Does Harvin have bones of glass or something? It’s bordering the absurd.

    • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

      Agreed, not sure what the deal is

      • Juneac

        Yeah. He’s like a piece of china in a bull shop.

        • Jesusjones

          That why I love golden. He gets hit so hard every game and just keeps going. Im glad harvins back but it seems like the announcers have forgotten who s gotten them here

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

    Huge stop for the Saints to hold them to a FG there

    • Victoria Berkow

      Saints are lucky it’s three FGs and one TD – and not the other way around. D putting up big plays in the red zone.

      • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

        No doubt. They need to put some points on the board here before the half

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

    Is there a better home field advantage in the NFL than Seattle?

    • Kaitlin McLhinney

      Absolutely not. It’s so loud in that stadium week after week. The 12th man definitely showed up for the Seahawks today.

  • Ted Hunt

    Percy Harvin is such a little sissy girl. I remember back in my day when we played through anything. Just give us the smelling salts! You all know what I mean. Am I right?

  • Ted Hunt

    I’d kick Ron Burgundy right in his idiot head.

  • Jesusjones

    The announcer really likes the word “chippy”

  • Ted Hunt

    HERE THEY COME!! GEAUX SAINTS!!

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

    The Saints have to get some points here

  • Victoria Berkow

    Percy’s out with a concussion. Could be a factor later on.

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

    Wow, Harvin. He’s career is probably in jeopardy at this point

  • Jesusjones

    Percy harvin done??! Tate time

  • Ted Hunt

    Percy’s ish is weak.

  • Ted Hunt

    Should have quick kicked on 3rd down there. I saw that coming.

    • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

      Seems like a good idea now

      • Ted Hunt

        Works 60% of the time every time.

  • http://www.Twitter.com/TheEightFour Mia McLeod

    That Seahawks defense is swarming today.

    • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

      No doubt, that was a huge sack on that last 3rd down play

  • Ted Hunt

    HOLD MA D

  • http://www.Twitter.com/TheEightFour Mia McLeod

    There goes Mr..Lynch again…

  • Jesusjones

    Id like to see some passing out of wilson. Get him warmed up if theres a 2nd playoff game

  • Juneac

    You can’t defend that (unless you’re my Arizona Cardinals. :P). Unfair.

  • Victoria Berkow

    Minus the big 3rd down sack, Saints have done better starting this quarter (but I may be speaking too soon)

    • http://www.Twitter.com/TheEightFour Mia McLeod

      Lol.

    • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

      They have to get on the scoreboard at some point

  • Ted Hunt

    Victoria, I couldn’t have said it any better myself.

  • Jesusjones

    So thats what verizons doing with all their overage charges

  • Ted Hunt

    ANCHORMAN 2 SUCKED!!!

  • Ted Hunt

    BREES IS POINTS SHAVING RIGHT NOW!!

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

    The Saints are unraveling

    • http://isportsweb.com/ Joe White

      Very Lions of them

      • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

        Speaking of the Lions. Are we assuming that Whisenhunt is the guy?

        • http://isportsweb.com/ Joe White

          yes

          • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

            You like?

          • http://isportsweb.com/ Joe White

            I approve

          • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

            Me too, hope he can get them in gear

          • http://isportsweb.com/ Joe White

            yeah

          • Juneac

            As a Cardinals fan, Whisenhunt is very stubborn at times, but with Stafford and the rest of the offense already set for the Lions, Whisenhunt is a really good fit for Detroit.

          • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

            Stubborn how?

          • Juneac

            Again, I only have my experiences as a Cards fan to draw upon, but it was Whisenhunt that drove Leinart out of town despite being the best option after Warner. Beyond that, he wanted to turn Arizona into a power-running team when the personnel just wasn’t there. Just wasn’t a very flexible guy when things weren’t going the way they were supposed to.

          • http://isportsweb.com/ Joe White

            interesting take, thanks

          • Juneac

            He still took the franchise to a place it’s never been before. I’m telling you why he was fired, not why he was hired. :P. Much like Lovie Smith in Tampa, I think it’s a great fit.

          • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

            It does seem like a good fit.

          • http://isportsweb.com/ Joe White

            agreed

  • http://www.Twitter.com/TheEightFour Mia McLeod

    That was a fumble. Can we not try to help the aints today?

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

    Go for it

  • Jesusjones

    This is rough

    • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

      Brutal, the Saints are dead men walking

    • Victoria Berkow

      Think there’s a chance of a shutout?

  • http://www.Twitter.com/TheEightFour Mia McLeod

    I believe it’s desperate when you throw on 4th and 3. Especially a pass like that. They’re falling apart.

  • Anthony Pluff

    Need a momentum shift to turn this around

  • Tyler Brochhagen

    For as badly as NO has been outplayed, only being down two scores is kind of amazing.

    • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

      Yeah, feels like it’s 35-0

    • http://www.Twitter.com/TheEightFour Mia McLeod

      Agree. The Seahawks certainly won’t slow down.

  • Jesusjones

    He looked like a beast right there O.O

  • http://www.Twitter.com/TheEightFour Mia McLeod

    Secondary falling down in coverage.

  • Juneac

    Thanks for joining us, Drew.

    • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

      Indeed, thanks Drew. By the way, who is Drew?

      • http://isportsweb.com/ Joe White

        Brees

        • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

          Oh yeah, heard of him!

          • http://isportsweb.com/ Joe White

            u shleep

          • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

            You know how I be

  • http://www.Twitter.com/TheEightFour Mia McLeod

    Who showboats when they just scored their first points in the 4th qtr?

  • Victoria Berkow

    Who needs the first 45 minutes when you can put up your first points in the fourth quarter?

  • Juneac

    Going for two, eh?

    You know what they say…
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sz0VFa_4JwM

  • Ted Hunt

    Saints D has played their game today.

  • http://www.Twitter.com/TheEightFour Mia McLeod

    A little humility would work.

  • http://www.Twitter.com/TheEightFour Mia McLeod

    It took 45 mins for them to do anything. Let’s not hype them up now.

    • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

      They have gained some momentum. The Seahawks have to respond with some points here

    • Tyler Brochhagen

      True, but this game is far from over..

  • Victoria Berkow

    The Saints’ defense has been on point this half. They are the redeeming factor for New Orleans!

  • Juneac

    I know you don’t get “almost” points in the NFL, but Russell Wilson almost made a huge play.

    • http://www.Twitter.com/TheEightFour Mia McLeod

      He would have, minus the horse collar.

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

    Jimmy Graham time?

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

    Hate to burn a timeout there

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

    Looks like we’ve got a ball game here

  • http://www.Twitter.com/TheEightFour Mia McLeod

    Seattle has to get their defense off the field.

  • Juneac

    Drew Brees showing us what “been there before” means. Handling this exceptionally well.

    • Juneac

      Nevermind.

      • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

        Yeah, that drive looked so promising at one point

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

    Ouch

  • http://www.Twitter.com/TheEightFour Mia McLeod

    GOTTA catch that!

  • http://www.Twitter.com/TheEightFour Mia McLeod

    Nice defensive stand. Great play by Thomas.

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

    The Saints are in dire need of a turnover

  • http://www.Twitter.com/TheEightFour Mia McLeod

    And a wasted opportunity by Seattle.

  • Victoria Berkow

    NO WAY

  • Jesusjones

    Noooooo f&$7ng way

  • Juneac

    Reminiscent of Auburn-Georgia.

  • http://www.Twitter.com/TheEightFour Mia McLeod

    Why did he do that??? When he catches it, you turn around and block the receiver. Smh.

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

    12th man

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

    Oh boy

  • http://www.Twitter.com/TheEightFour Mia McLeod

    God is a Seahawks fan. Did you see the wind and rain pick up before that kick? Lol

    • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

      That’s some 12th man

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

    That’s a back breaker

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

    So what’s the verdict? Catch?

    • http://isportsweb.com/ Joe White

      That’s really close, but “call stands”

      • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

        That’s what I’m thinking

    • http://www.Twitter.com/TheEightFour Mia McLeod

      Definitely a catch. Had both feet down and maintained control. Even got a knee down in bounds beforehand.

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

    The Saints looked completely deflated on that TD run – game over

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Joe White

    The better team won. Hope they win next week too.

  • Jesusjones

    I can relax now. Lynch = game mvp

  • Juneac

    That’s ballgame.

    • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

      Yepper

  • http://www.Twitter.com/TheEightFour Mia McLeod

    Goodnight, aints fans.

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

    Who wins tonight? Colts or Pats

    • http://isportsweb.com/ Joe White

      Pats win but Colts cover

      • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

        It sounds like they have similar weather in Foxboro, wind and rain

        • http://isportsweb.com/ Joe White

          Getting everyone primed for the Super Bowl in NY. How dumb.

          • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

            Very dumb, nobody wants a cold weather Super Bowl

          • Lucas Rains

            Many would disagree. http://espn.go.com/sportsnation/polls/_/category/4213

            I like the idea of switching it up.

          • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

            Huh, I guess if I was going to the Super Bowl, I wouldn’t want to go to cold weather one.

          • http://isportsweb.com/ Joe White

            Same here. I’d rather not have weather effect the game either.

    • Victoria Berkow

      I’m looking at a Colts upset, and with more points in that game than this one

    • http://www.Twitter.com/TheEightFour Mia McLeod

      Picking the Colts on this one.

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

    MVP of this game?

    • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

      We already had one vote for Lynch, that’s who I would vote for also

      • http://www.Twitter.com/TheEightFour Mia McLeod

        Same here.

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

    Whoops

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Joe White

    Whoa

  • Juneac

    Well than. That changes things

  • http://www.Twitter.com/TheEightFour Mia McLeod

    Who pressed the Buffalo Wild Wings button??

    • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

      Ha ha!

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

    Why didn’t he step out of bounds?

    • http://isportsweb.com/ Joe White

      I’m sure that was the play call but what a dumb move. Would have liked to have seen that final throw in the end zone.

      • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

        Me too

  • Alex Peters

    I got my Mike Vrabel jersey, a six pack of Gansett, and a ziploc baggie full of Jonny Gomes’ beard clippings I bought on ebay. Let’s do this.

  • Tyler Brochhagen

    The team that can get their ground game going will be the one who wins in Foxborough. With the way Blount and Ridley have been running lately, you have to think that gives the Pats the advantage.*

    *Assuming they hold onto the ball, which is no guarantee. Knock on wood!!!

  • Alex Peters

    Shannon Sharpe naming Blount “The Winnebago” is the greatest journalistic contribution of his lifetime.

    • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

      Agreed, I thought that was hilarious

  • Victoria Berkow

    Not how I wanted this game to start for the Colts…

  • Tyler Brochhagen

    Great start boys!!

  • Alex Peters

    Winnebagooooooooooo Blooooooount

  • Nick Small

    Nice to see Luck in rhythm already…

  • Tyler Brochhagen

    Oh my goodness. Threading the needle

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Joe White

    Alex, what the heck is Gansett?

    • Alex Peters

      THE NECTAR OF THE GODS

      (Short for Narragansett. New England beer.)

      • http://isportsweb.com/ Joe White

        Never heard of it. Will keep my eyes peeled.

  • Alex Peters

    Winnebagoooooooo Blooooount again!

  • Tyler Brochhagen

    Dennard came to play

    • Alex Peters

      DAMNIT TYLER

      • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

        Ha ha

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Joe White

    Go Horse!

  • Tyler Brochhagen

    Ok, I’ll go sit in timeout

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Joe White

    Thoughts on Dierdorf’s career as an announcer?

    • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

      He’s been solid. Had a long career in the booth

  • Tyler Brochhagen

    Collins is able to turn his head better than most DBs

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Joe White

    Stevan Ridley epitomizes my fantasy football failures this year. Poster boy.

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

    Somebody check on Alex, he might be going off the rails somewhere

    • Alex Peters

      I’ve received my first verbal warning. Two more and I have to watch the game in the basement

  • Tyler Brochhagen

    EdelMAN

    • Alex Peters

      DAMNIT TYLER IF HE’S INJURED

      • Tyler Brochhagen

        I would spend the rest of the game in my closet if that happened.

        • Alex Peters

          He’s still on the field thank goodness.

          • Tyler Brochhagen

            Just looked like a jammed finger to my untrained eye.

    • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

      He’s been going off lately

  • Alex Peters

    WINNEBAGO HAT TRICK WINNEBAGO HAT TRICK WINNEBAGO HAT TRICK HAT TRICK HAT TRICK

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Joe White

    If i never saw Kaepernick again in this lifetime I’d be good.

    • Alex Peters

      But he’s the man, he’s the man. he’s the man, he’s the ma-an. and you can tell everybody! and you can tell everybody!

      • http://isportsweb.com/ Joe White

        nice rhythm

        • Alex Peters

          Seriously, Joe. I’m going to start flagging myself as inappropriate if you don’t do it.

          • http://isportsweb.com/ Joe White

            Keep rolling.

  • Tyler Brochhagen

    Second time Hilton has been shaken up. What is his injury exactly?

    • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

      Not sure what’s up

  • Tyler Brochhagen

    Was that not a forward pass? Wouldn’t it just be incomplete then?

    • http://isportsweb.com/ Joe White

      agreed

    • Nick Small

      I think he lost control of it before he actually threw it forward.

      • Tyler Brochhagen

        Yeah it’s pretty close. No way to overturn the ruling on the field IMO

      • http://isportsweb.com/ Joe White

        yep, on 2nd look, that is definitely what happened

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Joe White

    Which begs the question, who is Bruno Mars?

    • Nick Small

      I think he sells candy bars.

      • http://isportsweb.com/ Joe White

        Makes sense.

        • Nick Small

          Are you excited for the RHCP?

          • Tyler Brochhagen

            I was just about to mention that. I love the chili peppers!

          • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

            There was one?

          • http://isportsweb.com/ Joe White

            Why? What are they doing?

          • Nick Small

            They are partaking in the halftime show with Bruno Mars.

          • http://isportsweb.com/ Joe White

            Ah. I missed that. I like some of their stuff and not others but overall I think they’re solid.

          • http://isportsweb.com/ Joe White

            Stop messing around and let’s put Foo Fighters on the stage

          • Tyler Brochhagen

            That would be epic

          • http://isportsweb.com/ Joe White

            Saw them in concert at Cobo with Weezer a while back. Dream show for me.

  • Nick Small

    I could see another Tom Brady punt coming in the second half of this one. The Pats punter looks shook up after that bad snap play.

    • Nick Small

      They’re saying his return is questionable with a shoulder injury.

  • Anthony Pluff

    Missed opportunities leave the Colts down 9, but strong second halves may just be their game

    • Tyler Brochhagen

      Unfortunately for the Colts, the Pats have made a living off of strong second half performances this season.

      • Anthony Pluff

        Absolutely, that should make this a great finish

  • Alex Peters

    Halftime: Most of the beer is gone, I’ve used up two out of my three verbal warnings to stop yelling at the TV, and Dan Dierdorf is reverse jinxing TY Hilton so much, that I wouldn’t be surprised if he comes out of the locker room five inches taller and a bottle of “Michael Jordan Special Stuff” in hand. I’ve never been this unhappy with a 9-point lead.

    • http://isportsweb.com/ Joe White

      Seems like the Patriots had a chance to run away with it. Colts are tough.

    • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

      Thanks for the update Alex. We’ll have to keep an eye on Hilton when he comes out after halftime

  • Justme

    ok someone tell me please: the pat’s bad snap was 4th down, so if the punter falls on the ball don’t the colts get it on that spot?

    • Alex Peters

      yup

      • Justme

        So the safety was a lucky break for the pats?

        • Alex Peters

          well only if you think the pats wouldn’t be able to stop the colts in the red zone. so…yeah, a lucky break.

          • Justme

            its just strange that the commentators were all over the punter’s “mistake”. what was he supposed to do? take the safety himself I guess?

          • Alex Peters

            Very true

          • Justme

            Thanks. I’m far from an expert and I thought I missed some rule there.

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

    Trent Richardson? I thought he retired

    • http://isportsweb.com/ Joe White

      Just moved in with David Terrell

      • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

        That still cracks me up every time

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

    Big strike there from Brady

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

    It’s so quiet there when the Patriots have the ball, you can hear Brady’s voice echoing

  • Tyler Brochhagen

    Brady missed Vereen on first down there

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

    Joe, is it too early to go for 2

    • Tyler Brochhagen

      I wonder who the backup holder is. Definitely something to look out for if any FG opportunities arise for the Pats

      • Alex Peters

        Gotta be Mallett

        • Tyler Brochhagen

          Maybe they’ll just let Brady dropkick all future field goals

          • Alex Peters

            yes please

    • http://isportsweb.com/ Joe White

      sorry, yes it was, but it worked, which always makes it ok

  • Alex Peters

    Van Riddles!!

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

    It looks like Andrew Luck just got back from a walkabout

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

    That was fast

  • Alex Peters

    JAMIE COLLINS ATE HIS WHEATIES

  • Tyler Brochhagen

    Big 3 and out right there

  • Nick Small

    Has there been a Deion Branch sighting yet? Did he even suit up?

    • Alex Peters

      inactive. thank christ

      • Nick Small

        haha thanks.

  • Tyler Brochhagen

    Both defenses are stepping it up

  • Tyler Brochhagen

    Blount makes my heart happy

  • Alex Peters

    WINNEBAAAAAAAAGGOOOOOOOOO BLOUNT

  • Nick Small

    Blount Force Trauma

  • Tyler Brochhagen

    All sorts of Patriots coming up huge!!

  • Alex Peters

    Austin Collie, the one and only karmic edge the Pats have on the Colts, makes his first catch of the game.

  • Tyler Brochhagen

    Give Blount his fifth!

    • Tyler Brochhagen

      That works too. Wow, 6 rushing touchdowns today as a team.

  • Dommie

    Is Brady holding the ball for the kicker a common thing or just something Brady likes to do?

    • Tyler Brochhagen

      Ryan Allen got hurt, he’s the normal holder

      • Dommie

        Had a feeling that might be the case, this Australian thanks you for helping me work this awesome game out!

        • Tyler Brochhagen

          Well no problem!

  • Nick Small

    Who thinks the Colts should have gone for it on that 4th and 1??

    • Tyler Brochhagen

      It’s pretty stupid that they didn’t.

      • Nick Small

        agreed! Down 3 touchdowns. Should of ran the ball on 3rd and 1 and run it again if you don’t get it.

  • Nick Small

    So excited for the Bolts game tomorrow!!

    • Tyler Brochhagen

      I would love love LOVE to see SD go into Denver and win.

      • Nick Small

        You and me both Tyler!! #Boltup

  • Alex Peters

    Well boys that was one helluva game. Can we agree Blount – Off. MVP and Collins – Def. MVP?

    • Tyler Brochhagen

      I would say that anyone who disagrees with those picks didn’t watch the game!

  • Marty Nicholson

    After covering the Panthers all season, I think this day will end in a Niners win. Too many weapons for the Carolina defensive backs.

  • Marty Nicholson

    Niners in a close one – maybe 24-20.

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

    Marty, I picked the 49ers to win also, but expect it will be a close one and could go either way.

  • Marty Nicholson

    Joe – the weather here could not be better. Loud crowd. Another quick Niners score would quiet them down a little. But they believe this team is ready to get back to Seattle next week!

    • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

      I’ll let Joe know

  • Marty Nicholson

    Sorry, Rob…I meant you!

    • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

      Ha ha, no worries

  • Marty Nicholson

    Panthers defense bending – not breaking. Holding SF to two field goals is a good thing! Cam will calm down on the next drive.

    • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

      This has all the makings of a defensive struggle

  • Jim Dayton

    Gotta admire the Panthers’ physicality so far. When you haven’t been in the playoffs for several years, you need to make an early statement that you belong.

  • Marty Nicholson

    See – Cam to Smith…plenty of time. Will be interesting to see how Smith responds after his injury. Didn’t practice a whole lot this week.

    • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

      He’s a gamer

      • Marty Nicholson

        Absolutely intense…but I have had a good time talking to him!

  • Marty Nicholson

    Ted Ginn, Jr. been a great pick-up this year… And he was let go by the Niners, making this even sweeter for him.

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

    Go for it?

    • Jim Dayton

      Yes.

      • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

        I would too, get Cam rolling out, run/pass option

  • Marty Nicholson

    Riverboat Ron…calls like this are how he earns that title! 10-13 going for it on 4th down!

    • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

      I didn’t like the call there.

  • Marty Nicholson

    Didn’t expect that call…I thought Tolbert would get the call.

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

    Oh my, almost!

  • Marty Nicholson

    How about that!!!

  • Jim Dayton

    Perfectly thrown pass!

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

    Boom!

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Joe White

    When does the Lions game kick off?

    • Marty Nicholson

      They must be playing the Ravens…August!

      • http://isportsweb.com/ Joe White

        grrrrrr

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Joe White

    There’s a fine line between being hyped up and over trash talking. The Panthers are starting to irritate me with the trash.

  • Marty Nicholson

    Smith targeted three times. Three catches for 65 yards and a TD. Coach Rivera said he didn’t need to talk to Cam about the magnitude of the playoffs because he successfully handled the BCS title game in 2010. This is his first truly meaningful NFL moment. Handling it very nicely so far, in my opinion.

  • Marty Nicholson

    This time, Riverboat Ron takes the points. Nice defense by SF.

  • Marty Nicholson

    Panthers trailed 9-7 at the half in SF…that was the first TD the Niners scored against the Panthers on their 18th drive this season.

  • Marty Nicholson

    I am surprised at the lack of interest in this thread. One of these teams will give Seattle a great game next Sunday!

  • Marty Nicholson

    Boldin taking advantage of the glaring weakness in the Carolina defensive backfield.

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

    I’ve been really looking forward to this Denver vs San Diego game, should be a dandy!

    • Jaclyn Montoya

      This wind has me nervous! The Broncos should be able to get it done though!

      • Ian Joyce

        Do you think the wind will affect short throws?

        • Jaclyn Montoya

          No and the short throws seem to be working! I like what they’re doing with the run game and keeping Ball out there.

  • Ian Joyce

    Huge stop for the Broncos D

  • Ian Joyce

    Peyton has a spring in his step

  • Jaclyn Montoya

    2 timeouts already by the Chargers?! Peyton’s making em nervous!

  • orygunguy

    I’m looking for Moreno, D. Thomas and the Bronco Defense to be the players of the
    game. Peyton will, of course, do what Peyton does…play to win!

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

    Quite a drive there for Denver

  • orygunguy

    There’s D. Thomas…one of my picks to need to play well today.

  • Ian Joyce

    I think it’s a smart move to have Decker return instead of Holliday, less of a threat to take it back but more reliable

    • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

      Looks like a brilliant move now

  • Jim Dayton

    Very tough call. Fumble, first down, or incompletion all were arguably correct.

    • Tyler Brochhagen

      It was so close. Definitely not enough to overturn IMO

  • Ian Joyce

    The ball doesn’t lie, I suppose.

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

    Sorry folks, I had to step away for a bit, but I’m back now

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

    The Chargers have to get on the board before halftime

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

    If Denver goes up 21-0 here, is it game over?

    • Ian Joyce

      San Diego D is still pretty good and the Chargers have playmakers on offense so I think probably no

      • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

        I’m just not sure they can outscore Denver by more than 21 points in the second half

      • Jordan Johnson

        Denver’s D gave up 31 second half points to the Patriots and lost that game despite taking a 24 point lead to the locker room. In no way is Rivers on the same level as Brady but SD’s offense definitely has the capability to put up some points

        • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

          I guess it’s a moot point now. What a huge play that was

    • Timothy Morris

      I don’t usually like to say games are over in the first half but Peyton manning doesn’t usually blow those types of leads

  • Tyler Brochhagen

    That was enormous.

    • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

      Wow!

      • Tyler Brochhagen

        As bad as SD has played, only being down by 14 has to be a huge relief for them. That interception will give them at least a little bit of momentum too. I am hoping for an entertaining second half.

  • Jaclyn Montoya

    With the success of the running game so far why didn’t they run it in for that last drive??

    • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

      Probably because of the time remaining. Plus you figure if Manning gets 3 shots from that range, he’s probably going to find the end zone

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

    Denver gets the ball to start the second half. What happens? TD, FG, Punt?

    • Ian Joyce

      Depends, Denver got away from the run in the red zone. If they keep punishing the Chargers D-line they should score

      • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

        I think Denver will score a TD

    • Jordan Johnson

      Peyton is going to push the ball, he knows they should have scored at least 3 on that last posession, so I’ll say he opens up the half with a TD

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

    My picks from Friday
    β€’ 2 days ago

    I’ll kick things off with my predictions, which are sure to be wrong.
    Seahawks over Saints
    Patriots over Colts
    49ers over Panthers
    Broncos over Chargers

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

    Here we go!

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

    Who do you like next week? Seahawks or 49ers?

    • Victoria Berkow

      As a Packers fan, I’m bitter over both teams! But I think the Seahawks are a stronger team.

    • Jordan Johnson

      As a fan I would like to see the Seahawks advance to the Super Bowl, but the 49ers are on an 8-game winning streak and I see them extending that to 9 next week

  • Ian Joyce

    That timeout could come back to haunt them

    • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

      You never like burning one that early

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

    Right on the numbers

    • Jordan Johnson

      That reminded me of the drop Welker had in the Super Bowl, back-shoulder throw

      • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

        That’s the same thing I thought off

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

    Big stop for the Chargers to hold them to an FG. Now they have to get some points on the board. Seems like it’s been an eternity since they last had the ball

  • Ian Joyce

    The Broncos need to convert those drives to touchdowns, Rivers is going to heat up at some point

    • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

      He better heat up soon

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

    Yikes

  • Ian Joyce

    So close to being a great punt, big possession for both teams here

    • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

      The Chargers could sure use a turnover

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

    I asked this yesterday, what do you think of Ken Whisenhunt. Seems like the Lions are waiting for him to become available

    • Jordan Johnson

      I think he is the best guy for the job of fixing Stafford and has winning experience as a head coach and OC.

      • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

        Can he instill some focus and discipline? Two areas the Lions have been lacking in

  • Ian Joyce

    I would start going for it on fourth down, the wind is slaughtering the kicking game

  • Francisco Bernard

    Really surprised that the Chargers still haven’t found the end zone.

    • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

      Took them long enough, but they finally found it

      • Francisco Bernard

        Now a 3 and out or a turnover is crucial.

        • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

          No doubt

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

    Too bad it’s coming back

  • Tyler Brochhagen

    Huge third down right here.

    • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

      Indeed

  • Ian Joyce

    May have been uncatchable, but the holding was warranted the Chargers have been doing that all day

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

    Julius Thomas is a beast

    • Ian Joyce

      It’s so unexpected too, he wasn’t very highly touted coming out

      • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

        I know, I remember hearing rumblings about him this summer and then he erupted opening week

        • Jordan Johnson

          Gotta love those former basketball players turned into NFL TEs

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

    Tyler, did you get the email about the teleconference?

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

    Game over

    • Ian Joyce

      Maybe it’s the fan in me but I still think it’s a game, Broncos need one more stop

  • http://isportsweb.com/ Rob White

    Brady vs Manning next week, should be awesome

  • Ian Joyce

    Decision to run the ball in the redzone versus passing it was huge

  • Ian Joyce

    Also: Broncos winning the third down battle. Critical

  • Ian Joyce

    Bad bad defense by the Broncos on that drive

  • Jim Dayton

    Anyone else annoyed with Keenan Allen? Shut up and go to the sidelines.

  • Ian Joyce

    Turned into a great game

  • Ian Joyce

    Not to kick dirt in a wound, but SD’s obsession with the run game early may have cost them