I'm very skeptical how good of a team Minnesota really is after the Green Bay game. I feel like they are very one dimensional with Peterson, and ATL is 1st in the league in YPG against the run(against fairly easy rushing opponents). As long as Atlanta clamps down vs the run, they should win this game. They will still have a balanced offense with Coleman at rb. With Harrison Smith out, Julio should have a huge game vs Rhodes without Smith over top. Minnesota will obviously try anything to stop Julio, but he is so damn good. Minnesota has the advantage in that Atlanta is so unreliable to bet on as of late which is scary. Also, Minnesota has the x-factor in their special teams.
Ben Roethlisberger: 25-of-40, 263 yards. 2 TDs, 2 INTs.
Top Fantasy Running Backs:
Rashard Mendenhall: 14 carries, 63 yards. 1 TD.
Top Fantasy Receivers:
Jordy Nelson: 9 catches, 140 yards. 1 TD.
Greg Jennings: 4 catches, 64 yards. 2 TDs.
Mike Wallace: 9 catches, 89 yards. 1 TD.
Hines Ward: 7 catches, 78 yards. 1 TD.
Top Fantasy IDP:
Nick Collins: 4 tackles, 1 INT. 1 TD.
Frank Zombo: 5 tackles, 1 sack.
Fantasy Scrubs of the Week:
Heath Miller: 2 catches, 12 yards.
2010 NFL Power Rankings: Playoffs
Green Bay Packers (14-6) - Previously: #1 - To all of you haters who criticized my ranking the Packers No. 1 all year - HA! SUCK IT! No one believed in me, but I had the last laugh!!! Muhahahahahahaha!!!!
Sorry. I thought I was an insecure football player there for a second.
You can check out my Super Bowl thoughts and observations in my Super Bowl XLV Live Blog. I've eaten too much to write anything else.
Pittsburgh Steelers (14-5) - Previously: #2 - I'm pissed off that the Packers kicked the covering field goal that cost me $210, so let's go to Notes from NFL.com GameCenter - a list of a few stupid comments I read on NFL.com's GameCenter during the Super Bowl and my thoughts on them:
1. "RESPECT THE PACK,THY ARE NOT THE REAL AMERICAS TEAM FOR NOTHING. GREEN BAY WON 9 CHAMPIONSHIPS BEFORE THY CALLED IT THE SUPER-BOWL AND THEN WHEN THY DID CALL IT THE SUPER-BOWL THY WON THE FIRST 2 AND THEN AGAIN IN 97, WHICH MEANS TECHNICALLY GREEN BAY HAS WON 12, SO JUST BECAUSE THY DIDENT CALL IT THAT UNTELL 66-67 IT STILL WAS FOR ALL THE MARBLES!!!!!!!!!"
What's with all the "Thy's?" I guess this person is a William Shakespeare buff.
2. "all i know is that clay and co,going to ring ili bens bell!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and put a crack in it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Ah, if only the Liberty Bell could be charged with sexual assault - then it and Big Ben would have so much in common.
3. "i think people only call it the best becouse it was the most recent they have VERY short memorys what about the superbowl with NY and NE ? WAY better then cards vs Steelers superbowl ..."
Do you think the people with short "memorys" can spell the word "memories" better than this guy? That would be kind of ironic.
4. "RECOMEND IF YOU TINK THAT TOMPSON DOES OR shouldD DO ANGER MANAGMENT"
RECOMEND IF YOU TINK THAT THIS PERSON'S PARENTS DOES OR shoulD BUY HIM A DICTIONARY
Run Defenses, Pass Defense, Pass Protection:
Something new this year - I'm keeping track of precise run defense, pass defense and pass protection rankings in Excel. The benefit to this is that it'll be broken down by week. Here are the download links: