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How S.I. Writers Envision This Season

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Gridreaper, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. Gridreaper

    Gridreaper BoltTalker

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    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/20...ls/preview/2008/08/26/main/index.html?eref=T1

    ...Well they have the Bolts getting a 1st round bye along with N.E. after both going 13-3. Then they have S.D. losing to Indy and Indy losing to N.E. I guess it's time to again..EMBRACE THE HATE :icon_evil:

    In the NFC, they have the Eagles winning their division, beating the Cowboys, then losing to the Patsies in the SB. Not surprising to see the Colts and Patsies getting the love like they always do but it suprises me that they still dismiss the Cowboys so easily. Has Philly done that much to improve?
     
  2. RM24

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    I love it man. I hope they keep picking NE and Indy. That will make our victory in Tampa that much sweeter! :yes:
     
  3. TheBeast

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    They have the giants making the playoffs. hoookkkayyy..:rolleyes2: thats i where i stopped. Strahan knows what im talking about.:lol:
     
  4. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    they keep having this wet dream that "order will be restored" in the NFL by having the Colts beat us. I'm not saying it won't happen ONE OF THESE DAYS (like in 2025 :lol:). But its every single time without fail they pick us to lose early in the playoffs and to the Colts.
     
  5. vegasboy

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    With the Jags on the rise, Indy may not even win their own division this year.:icon_eek:

    GO CHARGERS!
     
  6. Aggieman

    Aggieman I bleed blue and gold

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    13-3!!!!Thanks SI. Why does everybody think the Colts are going to take us out? We've had their card since 2005 when we snapped their undefeated season hopes and in the playoffs, we are their worst nightmare. That said the Colts fans are the coolest and I think the Colts will beat us in the regular season only to watch yet another superbowl slip away in the divisional round of the playoffs against either us or Pittsburgh, the other team that continually crushes Colt dreams. As far as the Patsies, I want to CRUSH them. It's time we teach Tom Brady the meaning of revenge!
    Heres mine: (THE NFC is too wide open to predict)
    AFC Playoffs: 1. NE 2. SD 3. IND 4. PITT. 5. JAX 6. NYJ (Favre is Favre)
    Wildcard: IND over JAX, PITT over NYJ
    Div. Rd.: NE over PITT, SD over IND
    AFCC: SD over NE
    SB: SD over ?

    AND those dickheads keep using the blue helmet!
     
  7. Gridreaper

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    ...Yeah, I think the Jets and Favre get in before Tennessee too. I also think New Orleans or Green Bay would get in before the Gnats. Let's face it, Sheli's clan barely snuck in last year. They were inconsistent most of the time and lost what 5 starters on defense? Without those two studs at DE, the pass rush, that won games, including the Super Bowl, just won't be the same. That being said...

    Big Ben got his ring, Sheli got hers, ooops I mean his and now it's Philip's turn :bolt::bolt:
     
  8. Buck Melanoma

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    You had it right the first time. :yes:

    The Colts have as much to prove against us as we do against the Pats. Just more of the usual sack-licking.
     
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    It'll be the cowgirls or the seachickens
     
  10. boltmanbz

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    they make their self look smart when they pick the colts and pats early then make their self look stupid when they are completely wrong lol
     
  11. megold0715

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    agreed if this prediction comes true i will be there to bow down and admit you re the new nostradomus with a smile on my face
     
  12. Savage Lizard

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    Indy better win their division!

    I am already planning to go check out their new stadium next year, since we play them there if we finish the same in our respective divisions. I know we are winning the West, so Indy had better do their part.
     
  13. AnteaterCharger

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    I still say the NFC is too wide open to predict. ESPN is kissing our ***. I like it. I also like how ESPN sports writers were the only one to call the Giants a superbowl favorite, granted it was later in the season. But those guys are actually smart. They saw the writing the wall and a few said watch: NE will lose to NY. Everyone laughed but they were right. Oh! and it's good to see everyone else thinks Favre will sneak his way into the playoffs like me.
     
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    My thought is that there is no way in hell NE is going to be #1 this year with the current state of their secondary.
     
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    Aggieman I bleed blue and gold

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    I thought that at first too but secondary isn't everything when you look at how amazingly productive the offense can be. Secondary or not...you CAN't count out a team that beat EVERYONE last year.
     
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    I'm not saying they won't make the playoffs .. but I just don't understand how they can still be considered as a #1 team when they've lost sooo much on defense. Teams also have proven they have figured out their spread offense and so I question that the Patriots can keep up in a shoot out.
     
  18. Aggieman

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    Ok. Maybe they won't be #1 because they lost the one thing that kept people from beating them. But it was their defense that kept us from a Superbowl. You're saying it's weaker. Does this mean that Indy and New England are primed for a San Diego beatdown? I sure hope so...:yes:
     
  19. AnteaterCharger

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    Oh don't you worry I know they'll continue to knob Peyton, Brady and everyone when push comes to shove but for now i'm just laughing and enjoying their brief moment of perfect clarity
    :lol:
     
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    This is especially true from what we've witnessed while Sproles was acting like the blob while he squeezed through even small, brief holes. Does anyone else think 8-8 is some kind of pipe dream for the Donks?
     
  21. Cheapseats

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    Indy and New England are starting to take hits to their personnel through injury, age and free agency and while they will probably both take their divisions (...the Jags and Jets could challenge) but I believe they will come back towards the rest of the league in number of wins and the margins of victory in games. As I have said in other threads...I like our chances.
     
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    How the hell is Indy going to beat us when we've been their foil since 2004?
     
  23. Enormo

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    Seriously. We match up to them very well. We've been improving since the beginning of the Turner era. There's no reason to think they'll be healthier than us by the end of the season. We've rolled those batches for the past how many years??? We rolled them in the playoffs. We're younger and deeper. We have their number at home or on the road.

    It's just like the playoffs last year. Everyone Ooooing and Aaahing over our "upset." What a load of crap. The one team we knew the Chargers were going to beat was the Colts. Unfortunately, the sports media doesn't actually follow sports. Just popularity contests.
     
  24. Retired Catholic

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    We aren't encountering in new serious injuries on top of the ones we already have from last year. Our injured two guys will be back after the first few weeks of the season ready to play. No logical reason to forecast a trend, but maybe they are both snake bit this year.
     
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    Esp. now with center Saturday not being able to play on "Sunday"!! (get it? lol)
     
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    Damn. I can understand this much... until somebody can wipe NE out of the picture, they're the team to beat but enough about the Ponies already!!
     
  27. Aggieman

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    Ya know...the writing is on the wall. The Texans will either just miss the playoffs or actually make it in. And Green Bay will probably win their division. It wasn't just Favre, it was Ryan Grant and the defense. As far as NYJ, easy-*** schedule. I say they still make it in. I doubt JAX is gonna be as healthy and potent as it was last year. If Jacksonville makes the playoffs, the Texans don't and vice-versa. I'm just thinking Houston might be ready to make the leap and no longer be the team that has NEVER played in January.
     

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