Posts tagged ‘Arizona Cardinals’

February 1, 2009

Super Bowl prediction

by thoughtfulconservative

UPDATE: I was close on the score but had the winner wrong. Congratulations to the Pittsburgh Steelers, winners of the Super Bowl.

Well, I was got one right and one wrong in the championship games, so I’m still even through the playoffs.

One game left. I like what the Cardinals have done through the playoffs. Solid defense, especially against the run and a balanced offense.

But who can go against the Steelers, tradition, experience, good defense and good running game. That’s what wins championships.

Except for last year, the AFC has a four game winning streak. The Giants and the Bucs are the only NFC teams to win since Kurt Warner was in the Super Bowl last.

But I have not been impressed with the Steelers. Are they not that good? Or are they just doing what they need to do to move on.

My heart is with the Cardinals and I think they could win. If they can run. If Fitzgerald or Boldin gets catches. If Warner withstands the rush.

That’s a lot of ifs…..

But I’ll take it, Cardinals 26 Steelers 23.

Besides, if I pick the Steelers to win, that would be too easy. :)

Now where are those 3-D glasses.

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January 3, 2009

Prediction for Wildcard weekend

by thoughtfulconservative

As I did last year, I refer you to Bill Sammons instructions for betting (even though I’m not betting) on wildcard games.

Atl. at Ari. (Sat. 3:30 pm CT) Even though the Cardinals are playing at home, they have not looked impressive until last week’s win over the Seahawks. So which team shows up this week. And can they stop Michael Turner? I don’t think so. Cardinals 38, Falcons 28.

Ind. at SD (Sat 7 pm CT) Manning was hot down the stretch and the Chargers were 31st against the pass. Doesn’t look good. But the Chargers played well down the stretch also. Two hot teams, one goes on. Colts 31, Chargers 28.

Bal. at Mia. (Sun 12 pm CT) The Dolphins made a big turnaround this year. Is it enought to derail the Ravens and the big play defense? Joe Flacco has come around for the Baltimore offense. The Ravens have the defense to win. Ravens 17, Dolphins 13.

Phi. at Min. (Sun 4:30 pm CT) The Eagles looked more than impressive against the Cowboys last week to get here. Can they keep it up? The Vikings have Adrian Peterson whom the Eagles have to stop.  I don’t think they will. Vikings 24, Eagles 23

There you have it. Come back Monday and see how I did.

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