Indy. Both are geat teams, at home, rested, against teams that are both on fire and playing god defense.So it comes down to the fact that (1) the Colts abused Pitt earlier this year, while the SKins have beaten Seattle and (2) the Colts abused most everyone they played this year, and Seattle had a number of close calls (Dallas, NYG) that don't inspire the same kind of confidence ad Indy, IMO
I voted Seahawks because the Redskins seem like an exhausted team with injuries taking a toll. Plus they will have to travel accross the country and the Seahawks should be clicking on all cylinders. I feel the Colts might be rusty or dazed by the whole Dungy trajedy. Probably not, but then again it couldn't be easy to deal with such a situation at this critical time of the year for Tony and everyone who knew the kid on the team.
Both teams will probably cover the spread, IMO. But for me the safer scenario would be going with the team in the great NorthWest with the MVP RB. ~2 cents - OMM~
I voted Indy because I think they have a better lock on a win than Seattle.But if this is a survivor pool, are you allowed to use the same team twice? If not, then do you want to use up Indy now, or save them for the Championship round or Super Bowl?
Perhaps a better question is what is your "end-game" strategy?
If you have Colts winning the Supe, then save them for last, then you have to pick the NFC Champ the week before - so Seattle could be best used there as well.....
Gets tough doesn't it?
If that's your strategy / method, I'd go Carolina now (if they are left) or New England, then Seattle, then the Colts.
P.S. If I guessed your rules wrong and don't get back to you - Washington is washed up on offense. Portis is aching, Thrash is likely out or at least hurting, leaving only Cooley and S. Moss. Seattle will pressure Brunell, in the rain, and the Skins won't be able to run. Seattle should win going away with S. Alexander scoring twice and 2 TDs from Hasselbeck to any of his 4 good receivers (DJax, Engram, JJ, or Stevens). Also - Josh Brown can kick in bad weather. John Hall - not nearly as good.
This pool has no restriction on picking a team more than once. There are good reasons supporting each team mentioned in this thread. I'm thinking both are pretty safe picks and am probably going with Indy, primarily due to Seattle's poor playoff history and their weaker schedule this year.