February 5, 2006

Super Bowl Predictions

I blew it two weeks ago. But the past is the past. I'm undefeated in the future.

Seattle belongs in the Super Bowl, they got a bye in the Wild Card round, Pittsburgh didn't.
I'll give the Steelers credit though, they exploited a weakness in Denver's secondary in the Conference Championships and made something like 8 or 9 third and longs in the first half, it was ugly to watch such exploitation. Denver figured it out at halftime, but it was too late, Pittsburgh changed their game plan once they had a three touchdown lead.
Seattle is like a hot knife on butter right now. They blew out Carolina, and the week before that manhandled Washington while their star Shaun Alexander was on the bench most of the game with a concussion.
Darrell Jackson, the second best receiver in football today, missed 10 games, but came to play in the playoffs so far. It is hard to say how good Seattle is. We'll find out today. Washington was a gimme to beat, and by shutting down Steve Smith while Carolina was forced to use the 4th running back on their depth charts for most of the game, in retrospect, they were easy to beat too. Pittsburgh has been extremely well coached as they gave Peyton Manning fits by figuring him out, but their conservatism almost cost them that game, and they went on to play a perfect game against Denver. Remember, a team that wins easy is never as good as they look.

Seattle will win the game 31-20.

Now for the props.

I got real good information that Seattle has been studying coin toss replays, and I expect them to use this knowledge to win the coin toss. They will receive.

Seattle will score first, in the first quarter on the first drive. Joey Jurevicius will catch a 36 yard TD.

Pittsburgh will kick a field goal in the last 2 minutes of the first half.

Seattle's defense will have 2 interceptions, one for a touchdown by Lofa Tatupu and one fumble recovery. Pittsburgh will have 1 interception and 1 fumble recovery.

Randle-El will have a completion, but it won't go for a touchdown.

Shaun Alexander will run for over 100 yards.

Willie Parker will run for 58 yards, Bettis will run for 12 yards.

Jeremy Stevens and Shaun Alexander will score TD's for Seattle.

The halftime score will be Seattle 17 Pittsburgh 10

There will be no special team scores.

Heath Miller and Willie Parker will score for Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh will score a final TD in the fourth quarter to make the game an over. But no one will score in the final 2 minutes. The game will end with Hasselbeck taking a couple of kneeldowns.


  1. I know nothing about football and predicted Steelers by 7 in a comment at AbbaGav.

    And if the officials wouldn't have botched the touchdown, I would have hit exactly (assuming they'd go for a FG at that point in the game.)

  2. I would write about the Amona stuff, but the people who visit my blog aren't particularly interested in those details, just more about what's going on in my life here.

  3. Elder, they more than likely would have gone for it on fourth and scored the touchdown. But the blown calls against Seattle flushed my preditions down the drain. There were three bad calls, and if any of them went the right way, Seattle probably would have won. Jackson's pass interence, the holding call after a catch on Pittsburgh's 3 yard line, and a little seen fumble on the punt return when Randle El got hurt. The whistle blew the ball dead, and they went into a commercial. From the replay I saw, it was clearly a fumble, but the announcers didn't even dwell on it, and they didn't give it a second look after the commercial (it was unreviewable anyways).

    Seth, the more you comment on others blogs, the broader your audience is. If you have an opinion on things like Amona, I for one would like to see you write about it on your blog.

    I posted your blog link with the pictures of Jordan and Israel on a Yahoo Israel Palestine message board today.