When the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoff match-ups were finally set, the majority of major media outlets predicted that the Pittsburgh Penguins would overcome the Philadelphia Flyers on their way to the Stanley Cup Finals.
As we now know, this prediction was about as sturdy as Marc-Andre Fleury.
That’s how most predictions about the Stanley Cup playoffs work out, [...]
Overall Record: 22-10
Last Week: 12-4
Week 2 Prophecies: “I see the Lions as the overwhelming favorite in this game. The Chiefs are going to have a hard time suppressing all of the dangerous offensive players of Detroit”
“Expect the Steelers to make amends this week with a blowout performance. The Seahawks will still be [...]
Last week: 10-6
Oakland @ Buffalo
One these perennial bottom-feeders will be 2-0 after Week 2. The Raiders fought hard to overcome a below-average Denver team on Monday night, edging the Broncos 23-20. They did it behind a 150 yard rushing effort from Darren McFadden, a flurry of Sebastian Janikowski field goals (including a 63-yarder) and a [...]
Pittsburgh @ Baltimore
The top teams in the AFC North begin the season squaring off against one another. Pittsburgh has had the overwhelming edge in the rivalry lately, winning six of the last eight matchups. The two losses have come in games that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger missed due to injury. Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco has thrown [...]