NFR Nate Silver predicts Seattle and New England in the Super Bowl

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  1. jimmydub

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    It's a good thing I don't gamble ;)

    It's definitely a different way of watching a football game, but it's something I do naturally. A lot more of a football game is played within the game clock and field position than most people realize. Teams don't need to put up huge yards to score points, they just need to run the most efficient plays for the situation and keep the clock going. That's why I like this Seahawks team more than any other: they can score on long drives, eat time, and control the ball on both sides. They're not flashy (for the most part), and they play hard-nose football.

    I say 30-17 Seattle, with Beast Mode going all Marshawn Lynch. Or something like that.
     
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  2. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    Seattle media is reporting this morning that Lynch missed a couple days of practice with a sprained foot and listed as 'probable' tomorrow. That could be bad news for us - or misinformation intended to mislead others. Hmmm....

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    Kent, I'm going with bad info...but who knows.

    A bigger concern, what if (a really big what if) somehow the Ravens made it to the Super Bowl? Forget the Hawks winning anything at that point, they'd just give the game to Ray Lewis, I mean... it would be a real bummer to see Ray Lewis go out on a loss, I mean... I think it would be really close, oh who the heck am I kidding. They'd call in the old Steeler refs and just let it go at that. :eek:
     
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    Now 0-4...
     
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    Bring it on Seattle!
     
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    I wonder how many fans in Denver want Tibow back now. At least he won a playoff game. :D:confused::eek:
     
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    I'm thinking the fans of the Chiefs, Raiders, and Chargers wouldn't mind a bit.
     
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    underachiever !

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    This is why I don't put much stock in advanced metrics. Especially for football.
     
  9. rory

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  10. jimmydub

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    Man, what a great game of football! Too bad the Hawks couldn't play with consistent focus today. Man oh man, when they got moving they were hard to stop. Good game Falcons, good luck in the next round!
     
  11. Josh

    Josh dead in the water

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    Meh, metrics for a given game or offseason are always going to be sketchy at best. Particularly in the NFL. The overall equality and the "any given sunday" aspect make playoff predictions a very iffy proposition.

    Oddly enough though, the vegas line was almost exactly correct for this game.
     
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