For the last week, I have looked closely at each NFL team and evaluated them all. Swell Botellas De Agua . And after months of following the league as closely as I could, here is who I think (emphasis on the word think) will make the playoffs and win the Super Bowl. You will note that all the teams I have projected in the postseason have established quarterbacks. Yes, Russell Wilson, Robert Griffin III and Colin Kaepernick are young, but they have already established themselves as great talents and great leaders. And none of my playoff teams have a glaring weakness in any aspect of the game -- at least, none that I can see as of today. Now, of the teams that I am projecting to miss the playoffs, there are two that I dont like leaving out and view as potential surprise teams, especially because neither one made the playoffs last year. I like St. Louis in the NFC and Kansas City in the AFC, and the main reasons are the men at the helm of these squads. Jeff Fisher has 149 wins, 129 losses and one tie in his career as an NFL head coach. He has pretty much seen it all and because of that experience can solve whatever problems arise for the Rams – and I dont think there will be many. Andy Reid brings a 130-93-1 mark to Kansas City. He has a quarterback in Alex Smith that specializes in avoiding mistakes, which may be more important than creating plays in Reids offence. Still, when push comes to shove, as it often does in football, I have to leave the Rams and the Chiefs out of my playoff projections. Here is my post-season scenario. NFC 1. Seattle2. Green Bay3. Atlanta4. Washington5. San Francisco6. New Orleans AFC 1. Denver2. New England3. Houston4. Cincinnati5. Pittsburgh6. Baltimore NFC Wild Card Games New Orleans at Atlanta -- Atlanta winsSan Francisco at Washington -- San Francisco wins AFC Wild Card Games Baltimore at Houston -- Baltimore winsPittsburgh at Cincinnati -- Cincinnati wins NFC Divisional Playoffs San Francisco at Seattle -- Seattle winsAtlanta at Green Bay -- Green Bay wins AFC Divisional Playoffs Baltimore at Denver -- Denver winsCincinnati at New England -- Cincinnati wins NFC Championship Green Bay at Seattle -- Seattle wins AFC Championship Cincinnati at Denver -- Denver wins Super Bowl XLVIIL in East Rutherford, New Jersey Denver and Seattle -- Denver wins Botellas Swell España . The weekend at Oriole Park has been less kind, with three players suffering varying degrees of injury. The worst ailment of the three, at least optically, is the deep bone bruise suffered by Adam Lind when he fouled a pitch off the top of his right foot in the sixth inning of Saturdays game. Swell Travelers España . According to a report from ESPN, sources said Manuels college coach Jimbo Fisher told teams he didnt think Manuel had the tools to be an NFL starter. http://www.botellasswellespana.com/ . According to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, the Maple Leafs have trade offers on the table for the 26-year-old, but none have been deemed acceptable by the team.(SportsNetwork.com) - The Oklahoma City Thunder will try to get back to .500 on Monday night when they welcome the skidding Orlando Magic at ChesapeakeEnergy Arena. Orlando has dropped eight in a row and there are reports that head coach Jacque Vaughn is in trouble. But the Thunder are the ones in real trouble. They have lost two straight, four of five and trail the Phoenix Suns by four games for the eighth playoff spot in the Western Conference. This season has been trying for Oklahoma City. Stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook missed considerable time with injuries, but both have been back long enough to make the Western Conference All-Star team. After losing to the New York Knicks in Madison Square Garden on Wednesday without Durant, the Thunder were squashed in Memphis, 85-74, by the Grizzlies Saturday night. Durant was not effective in his return after a two-game absence with a toe injury. He and Westbrook each shot 5-of-16 for Oklahoma City as Durant, the reining MVP, finished with 15 and Westbrook had 14. Serge Ibaka was OKCs only other double-figure scorer with 13. The first three quarters were evenly played, but Memphis pulled away with an 11-2 run to start the final period. After Ibakas fadeaway cut Oklahoma Citys deficit to 11 with 5:17 to go, the Thunder went three minutes without scoring to end any chance of a comebback. Swell Bottle España. In the fourth quarter, Oklahoma City turned the ball over eight times and only had one assist on four made baskets. We lost our composure, Thunder head coach Scott Brooks said. When we got down three or four points, we didnt come together. The Magic havent won since Jan. 14 at home against the Houston Rockets. Three of the losses during the eight-game slide have come on the road and the Magic dont have it any easier as they visit the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday. The skid continued Saturday night in a 108-93 home loss to the Dallas Mavericks. After Vaughn was booed during his introduction, the Magic fell behind by 27 before cutting the deficit to five in the fourth. Dallas, which played most of the game without Rajon Rondo, who was kneed in the face, pulled away again to seal the victory. Nikola Vucevic had 17 points and 16 rebounds, while Evan Fournier and Willie Green each scored 15 points. We have to come out with more of a sense of urgency, more aggressiveness, said Vucevic. Aaron Gordon chipped in 11 points and Channing Frye had 10 off the bench. The Thunder beat the Magic by 28 in Orlando on Jan. 18 and have won six of the last seven in this series. OKC has won five straight as the host and Orlando has just one victory as the visitor since the Thunder moved to Oklahoma City prior to the 2008-09 season. ' ' '
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