AFC Burning Questions...

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Mar 17, 2006
Good read:

10. So who looks good for the AFC championship game?

A year removed from their disappointing finish to what had been a great run for most of the season, the Indianapolis Colts return everybody with the exception of running back Edgerrin James. That's a huge loss, no question. But James wasn't the breakaway threat he had been in previous years and Indianapolis thinks it has that threat now in rookie Joseph Addai.

The key for the Colts is that they need to build early leads in playoff games to avoid exposing their undersized defense and putting undue pressure on their running game, which isn't exactly hearty. Is that possible? Over the past 10 years, teams such as St. Louis and Oakland have reached the Super Bowl with a similar strategy. The opportunity is there. Indy just needs to focus on the task at hand and do enough in the regular season to make sure it has home-field advantage again. Last year, Pittsburgh ruined the Colts' run, but they should be able to use that as a lesson, not as a reason for doubt.

As for the team that will challenge Indianapolis for a shot at the Super Bowl, most people will go with the New England Patriots or Broncos as the obvious choices. But here's just a hunch that, only a year after Bill Cowher finally broke his Super Bowl jinx, good friend Marty Schottenheimer leads the Chargers to the AFC title game and gives the Colts all they can handle in a classic playoff game.

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Aug 24, 2005
I read the whole article. Good read.

How about this part. :lol:

5. Among the Titans, Jets, Bills, Houston Texans, Browns and Raiders, which rebuilding team is in the best position right now?

Well, you can throw out the Raiders because they don't even really know that they're rebuilding. Under managing general partner Al Davis, Oakland isn't exactly in the market to buy green bananas. It's win now or suffer the consequences. The Raiders are suffering and their only real hope is that quarterback Andrew Walter develops fast enough that Aaron Brooks doesn't get on the field. Either that, or Brooks needs to get the fact that he's wasting his talent with his horrendous decision-making. But back to the original question.


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Feb 14, 2006
The Colts will implode folks....

Paid-a-ton is going to see some stars and tweetie birds.


CPiSS (Chargers Post Season Syndrome)
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Mar 5, 2006
Trumpet_Man said:
The Colts will implode folks....

Paid-a-ton is going to see some stars and tweetie birds.
I think you might be right.
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