Originally Posted by THE PISTONS
I'd take the Ravens with their injuries. We generally match up fairly well against them. Plus, it would be revenge for Game 1.
The bad is we play them the last game of the season. We had that scenario with the Jets a few years ago. It gives their coaches time to gameplan against us. (I think it's a weakness of this team, thus the slow 3rd quarters.)
The Broncos are beatable too. We played pretty bad in that game and take away a holding call or two and we were right there. The bad is that it's near impossible to pressure Manning.
Belicheck is tough as he is a superior gameplanner to our coaches. I remember when he shredded us the 1st game of the year a few years ago.
We also played Houston near the end of the season last year, then matched back up in the playoffs; we all remember how that went.
We had every chance to beat Denver. Now they don't have McGahee and I think that will hurt their game enough. Denver would be our best bet, I think. We played them fairly well and shot ourselves in the foot. Having Sanu emerge as a legit number 2 has really helped open up the offense and I think we can go round for round against Manning with the way we're playing now.
Either way, if we want to get to New Orleans then we've got to beat two of these teams anyhow.