2016 NFL Super Bowl 51 – Analysis & Prediction

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Rankings are from the final regular season stats. Numbers represent overall and specific NFL rankings by points except pass/run ranked by yardage. Depending on who has the ball, compare offense/defense strengths in pass/run yardage to anticipate best game plan. Top five in each category are bolded. Red font for best in each category.

Sunday, Feb 5, 4:30 PM MT FOX
#1 New England at #2 Atlanta at NRG Stadium, Houston

NE Offense #3:               3 Pass     25 Run                Atlanta Offense #1:      1 Pass     5 Run
Atlanta Defense #27:        11 Pass     26 Run                NE Defense #1:             8 Pass      8 Run

Well, we’ve got the #1 and # 2 best teams in the NFL playing each other in the Super Bowl. We’ve also got the #1 offense against the #1 defense. There’s good reason to hope for an exciting matchup.

 

NE’s Strengths: Top team in the NFL (net points). Best defense in the NFL (points against). Third best offense in the NFL (points for). Third best pass offense in the NFL (yds per attempt).
NE’s Weaknesses: Weak running offense, eighth worst in the NFL (yds per attempt).

Atlanta’s Strengths: Second best team in the NFL (net points). Best offense in the NFL (points for). Best pass offense in the NFL (yds per attempt). Fifth best run offense in the NFL (yds per attempt).
Atlanta’s Weaknesses: Weak defense, sixth worst in the NFL (points against). Weak run defense, seventh worst in the NFL (yds per attempt).

 

When NE has the ball:

NE Offense #3:               3 Pass     25 Run
Atlanta Defense #27:       11 Pass     26 Run

NE has one of the best passing offenses with Tom Brady going against a respectable Atlanta pass defense. NE’s weak running offense is matched by Atlanta’s equally weak run defense. NE should mix their run/pass offense but should mostly pass.

When Atlanta has the ball:

Atlanta Offense #1:      1 Pass     5 Run
NE Defense #1:            8 Pass      8 Run

This will be the best part of the game – the NFL’s best offense against the best defense. Atlanta’s offensive coordinator extraordinaire, Kyle Shanahan and QB Matt Ryan along with his array of receivers and running backs, have put together a dazzling offense that is stunning and seems able to strike at will. Against GB, except for two possessions, they scored every time they had the ball. NE’s #1 defense will be sorely challenged. Like NE, Atlanta should mix their run/pass offense but mostly pass.

 

Summary

This could be a surprisingly exciting and close game. Although NE beats Atlanta in net points scored, Atlanta edges NE in yards. That often means a possible upset. This will almost certainly be a shootout between the two top guns in the NFL with Atlanta’s strong running game as an added factor. The fourth quarter could be interesting if it’s close. It might even come down to who has the ball last. Even though Atlanta and NE are tied for the NFL’s second-best turnover ratio, if push came to shove especially near the end, it’s possible NE’s top defense could more likely intercept Ryan than Atlanta intercepting Brady. That could be the game right there. On the other hand, if it comes down to a field goal at the end, Atlanta makes 92% of its field goals compared to NE’s 84%.

 

Projected Winner: New England

2016 NFL Conference Championship Weekend: Predictions & Pass/Rush Match-Up Analysis

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Rankings are from the final regular season stats. Numbers represent overall and specific NFL rankings by points except pass/run ranked by yardage. Depending on who has the ball, compare offense/defense strengths in pass/run yardage to anticipate best game plan. Top five in each category are bolded. Red font for best in each category.

 

Sunday, Jan 22, 1:05 PM MT FOX
#8 Green Bay at #2 Atlanta

Atlanta Offense #1:      1 Pass     5 Run                   GB Offense #4:            15 Pass       7 Run
GB Defense #21:           32 Pass    14 Run                    Atlanta Defense #27:     11 Pass     26 Run

We’ve got the #1 and # 4 best offenses in the NFL against the #21 and #27 defenses. Although I prefer a better offense/defense match-up than that, Rogers’ cool presence and incredible performance is compelling and you’ve gotta like the guy. This will be a shoot-out. Some say the winner will be whoever has the ball last. Could be.

When Atlanta has the ball: Atlanta’s top passing offense will go against the worst pass defense in the NFL. Atlanta has a strong running game but Atlanta should mostly pass which I think they usually do anyway. I’ll be surprised if Atlanta doesn’t score every time they have the ball.

When GB has the ball: Roger’s incredible second-half streak makes the season-long #15 pass ranking too low. Atlanta has a respectable #11 pass defense, but Rogers has been shredding good defenses pretty much every week. GB also has a strong running game which should do well against Atlanta’s #26 run defense.

Will Ryan, Kyle Shanahan – Atlanta’s offensive coordinator extraordinaire, and Atlanta’s top offense in the NFL be able to outscore the seemingly unstoppable One-Man Wrecking Crew, Rogers? Will the last one with the ball win? It may come down to turnovers or maybe even special teams – who has the ball more often and in better field position. Atlanta looks like it has a better chance of intercepting Rogers than GB intercepting Ryan. Wonder how much scoring will happen in the last two minutes. Projected Winner: Atlanta

 

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Sunday, Jan 22, 4:49 PM MT CBS
#5 Pittsburgh vs. #1 New England

NE Offense #3:                   3 Pass    25 Run             Pittsburgh Offense #10:     13 Pass      8 Run
Pittsburgh Defense #10:       15 Pass    19 Run             NE Defense #1:                8 Pass      8 Run

NE is ranked #1 in the NFL (net points). They do it or close to it every year. Not sure how. Brady is a great QB and cool under pressure with great receivers. Coach Belichick is enigmatic. Anyway, the Patriots obviously have a great organization and look unstoppable this year – again.

When NE has the ball: Don’t really see how Pittsburgh’s so-so defense can stop NE’s top-tier passing game though they should slow down NE’s running game. NE should strike quickly and often.

When Pittsburgh has the ball: Pittsburgh has a respectable running game and Roethlisberger is still dangerous. But they are going against the best defense (points) in the NFL. They’ll score but will also probably turn the ball over.

This could also turn into a shoot-out of sorts between Brady and Roethlisberger but with a probable positive turnover differential and all their weapons, NE should win going away. Projected Winner: New England

Jesus Christ Took the Place of and Has Mercy on Capital Criminals

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Reference: Ricky Gray executed by lethal injection for Harvey family killings  WTVR, Richmond, VA

http://wtvr.com/2017/01/18/ricky-gray-executed-by-lethal-injection-for-harvey-family-killings/

 

SCL Comment: While a convicted criminal was being executed he had a private conversation with Jesus and said Lord, remember me when you come into your kingdom. And Jesus said to him, Of a truth I say to you, Today will you be with me in paradise (Luke 23:42-43).

I hope this guy had that same conversation and I hope someday to see him in Heaven. As He hung on the cross with the convicted criminal, Jesus was actually in the process of paying the full price for that man’s crimes and sins as he was for this convicted murderer, ours, and everyone else’s.

2007 Prophesy About Trump’s Presidency Supports Anticipation of God’s Plans to Bless and Save Many Souls in These Last Days

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Reference: Did this man predict Trump presidency – in 2007?
Read more at

http://www.wnd.com/2017/01/did-this-man-predict-trump-presidency-in-2007/#uBfvbWd3GeDAbGbR.99

Comment by SCL: Kim Clement, a highly respected minister with a prophetic ministry and who died recently, appears to have given a prophecy in 2007 and later, about Donald Trump becoming President for two terms. Everything about what Clement is quoted as saying agrees with what I have felt during this same time-frame about what God is about to do – pouring out spiritual, political, and financial blessings upon America not just for America, but for the whole world.

I believe we are entering into the final days (”The Final Countdown”) in which we will see God’s merciful and loving fulfillment of Luke 14:23 – the final, compelling, in-gathering of souls around the world lasting for the next several decades – before Jesus comes for His church.

Though it isn’t certain (we do not know the day or the hour but we should know the times and the seasons), I believe that before this century is over, Jesus will have come back for His church and he wants as many as possible saved and in the protection of the Heavenly Ark of Christ before his terrible wrath and judgments are unleashed on the earth.

God is saying to his children, “Arise, shine; for your light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. For, watch: as the darkness covers the earth, and gross darkness the people, the Lord arises on you, and his glory is seen on you” Luke 60:1-2.

It is time to be bold in His grace and His spirit in these last days to be blessed and a blessing to many.

God bless.

“The Final Countdown” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAwWcifVshA

2016 NFL Divisional Playoffs: Analysis & Viewing Sheet

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Numbers represent overall and specific NFL rankings by points except pass/run ranked by yardage. Depending on who has the ball, compare offense/defense strengths in pass/run yardage to anticipate best game plan.

Top five in each category are in red font. Projected winners are underlined.

 

Saturday, Jan 14, 2:35 PM MT FOX

#6 Seattle at #2 Atlanta

 

Atlanta Offense #1:        1 Pass    5 Run                    Seattle Offense #18:       5 Pass    24 Run

Seattle Defense #3:       18 Pass   1 Run                    Atlanta Defense #27:     11 Pass    26 Run

 

The best part of the game will be Atlanta with the ball. With the best pass offense in the NFL against a mediocre Seattle pass defense, Atlanta should mostly pass. Atlanta’s strong running game will be severely tested by Seattle’s #1 run defense. Seattle should mostly pass and its strong passing game will be tested by a good Atlanta pass defense. Could be a shoot-out. Both can play catchup with their great passing games. Projected winner: Atlanta.

 

 

Saturday, Jan 14, 6:15 PM MT CBS

#26 Houston vs. #1 New England

 

NE Offense #3:                3 Pass    25 Run                 Houston Offense #18:    32 Pass    19 Run

Houston Defense #11:    2 Pass    11 Run                 NE Defense #1:                8 Pass     8 Run

 

The most interesting part of the game will be NE with the ball. Houston’s scoring defense belies their defensive yardage advantage over NE. NE should mostly pass but Houston’s #2 pass defense should do a lot to slow them down. Houston should mostly run but should be shut down by NE’s #1 defense. Projected winner: New England.

 

 

Sunday, Jan 15, 11:05 PM MT NBC

#5 Pittsburgh vs. #4 Kansas City

 

KC Offense #13:                  15 Pass    16 Run          Pittsburgh Offense #10:     13 Pass      8 Run

Pittsburgh Defense #10:     15 Pass    19 Run           KC Defense #7:                   12 Pass    24 Run

 

Pittsburgh, weaker in points scored than KC, is stronger in yardage which often means an upset in the making. The key could be Pittsburgh’s #8 running game against a weak #24 KC running defense. Pittsburgh should run A LOT. The question is whether Pittsburgh’s coaches recognize their running advantage. Often with a premier QB like Roethlisberger playoff teams who should mostly run instead pass too much. The Pittsburgh offensive game plan to mostly run will be critical if they want to upset KC. Projected winner: Kansas City.

 

 

Sunday, Jan 15, 2:40 PM MT FOX

#8 Green Bay vs. #3 Dallas

 

Dallas Offense #5:     4 Pass      3 Run                    GB Offense #4:          15 Pass       7 Run

GB Defense #21:       32 Pass     14 Run                    Dallas Defense #5:      13 Pass     11 Run

 

Dallas #5 offense should mostly pass and roll over GB’s weak defense. GB should mostly run but probably won’t with Rogers on a tear. Could be a fun game but Dallas should outscore GB. Projected winner: Dallas.

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2016 NFL Wildcard Weekend: Analysis & Viewing Sheet

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Numbers represent overall and specific NFL rankings by points except pass/run ranked by yardage. Depending on who has the ball, compare offense/defense strengths in pass/run yardage to anticipate best game plan.

Top five in each category are in red font. Projected winners are underlined.

 

  • Saturday, Jan 7, 2:35 PM MT ESPN         ABC

#11 Raiders at #26 Texans

Raiders Offense #7:     20 Pass    7 Run                    Texans Offense #28:       32 Pass    19 Run

Texans Defense #11:     2 Pass  11 Run                    Raiders Defense #20:     30 Pass    25 Run

Best part of the game is when the Raiders have the ball. The Raiders should run a lot. If they pass too much, Houston’s 2nd best pass defense could kill them. When the Texans have the ball we’re seeing lousy offense & defense with the Raiders having the edge. Texans could move the ball if they mostly run. Key to the Raider’s winning is mostly running the ball. Houston could win if the Raiders pass too much. Winner: Raiders.

 

  • Saturday, Jan 7, 6:15 PM MT NBC

#21 Lions at #6 Seahawks

Seahawks Offense #18:     5 Pass    24 Run              Lions Offense #20:           13 Pass    27 Run

Lions Defense #13:            25 Pass  20 Run              Seahawks Defense #3:     18 Pass    1 Run

The Seahawks 5th best passing game should beat the Lion’s low-ranking pass defense. The Seahawks should mostly pass. The Lions should also mostly pass. The Seahawks #1 rush defense should stop the Lions low-ranking rush cold. Winner: Seahawks.

 

  • Sunday, Jan 8, 11:05 PM MT CBS

#24 Dolphins at #5 Steelers

Steelers Offense #10:       13 Pass    15 Run              Dolphins Offense  #17:     5 Pass      8 Run

Dolphins Defense #18:     14 Pass    31 Run             Steelers Defense  #10:      15 Pass    19 Run

In points scored, the key measure of team strength, the Steelers come out much better than the Dolphins in overall ranking as well as in offense and defense. But in yardage detail on offense and defense, the Dolphins offense looks much better than the Steeler’s defense. Go figure. Maybe the Steelers have a deciding edge in special teams or field-goal scoring or maybe a significant turnover difference. Maybe Miami has a red-zone problem. Nevertheless, anytime the better scoring team is not the better yardage team there is a great possibility of an upset. The Steelers should run mostly against the Dolphins’ second-worst run defense. Yardage-wise, the Dolphins look good on both the pass and the run, and yet points wise, the Steelers defense should stop them. Winner: Steelers.

 

  • Sunday, Jan 8, 2:40 PM MT FOX

#12 Giants at #8 Packers

Packers Offense #4:    15 Pass      7 Run                  Giants Offense #26:         24 Pass      30 Run

Giants Defense  #2:      7 Pass       2 Run                  Packers Defense #21:      32 Pass      14 Run

Here’s another game where one team, the Packers, ranks higher in points but not in yards, so this one could be an upset. It will probably come down to how well Rogers will play against a tough Giant’s pass defense. Giants should mostly run. Winner: Packers.

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