2012 NFL Picks – Super Bowl Sunday

It’s time for the 21st installment of “Sports with Balls” weekly NFL picks for year number four! This is our final set of picks for the 2012 season.

Standings after the Championship Round:

(Line) [Straight]{Year}

Bill Fucich (5-4-1)[4-6]{48-45-4}

Matt Sherman (4-5-1)[6-4]{32-61-4}

Glenn Coyle (5-4-1)[5-5]{44-49-4}

Michael Bedard (3-6-1)[4-6]{38-55-4}

Scott Boutcher  (4-5-1)[4-6]{44-49-4}

Mike Orzechowski (5-4-1)[7-3]{42-51-4}

Super Bowl Sunday has arrived and is ready to go, see picks below!

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2012 NFL Picks – Championship Sunday

It’s time for the 20th installment of “Sports with Balls” weekly NFL picks for year number four! We will make picks for every playoff  game, straight up and against the line.

Standings after the Divisional Round:

(Line) [Straight]{Year}

Bill Fucich (4-4)[4-4]{47-45-3}

Matt Sherman (4-4)[5-3]{32-60-3}

Glenn Coyle (4-4)[4-4]{43-49-3}

Michael Bedard (3-5)[4-4]{38-54-3}

Scott Boutcher  (3-5)[3-5]{43-49-3}

Mike Orzechowski (4-4)[6-2]{41-51-3}

Championship Sunday is here and ready to go, see picks below!

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2012 Sports with Balls Blog AFC Preview

The air is crisp, the temperature has dropped a few degrees and sports bars everywhere are stocking up on chicken wings.  What else could that mean but that the 2012 NFL Season has arrived.  As we prepare to kick off the fist Sunday of football, here are the Sports with Balls Show AFC Predictions:

Each member of the SwBS staff submitted a ballot, which was tabulated to form consensus picks. Individual Division, Wild Card, Conference Champion and Super Bowl Champion picks for each staff member can be viewed at the bottom of the page.  

An asterisk (*) denotes a consensus wild card winner.

AFC East

1. New England Patriots – “There is little reason to believe that the Pats won’t dominate once again in the regular season.  The offense should once again be scary good with the likes of Brady, Welker, Gronkowski & Hernandez returning along with the addition of Brandon Lloyd.  Playoff success could very well depend on defense and its ability to improve with the additions of rookie DE Chandler Jones and LB Dont’a Hightower.” – Mike O

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