Welcome Crump, I think you've found the right place. No trolls here.
As for who I'm rooting for in the playoffs, I'm going to root for the Bengals, because I love Chad Johnson. I don't think they're going to do much, but I'd still love to see CJ in Detroit come February.
In the NFC, I'm going to go with the Panthers. Yeah, I know blasphemy! But I really respect the Panthers. I like John Fox, and a number of their players (particularly Peppers). Also, I had predicted back in August that I expected the Panthers to beat the Colts in the Super Bowl, and I guess just so I can say "told you so" is a big reason why I'll push for the Panthers to win.
You'll find a number of differing opinions about what this team's needs are. You can browse a number of the recent posts to see what people think.
AFC i'm going for Denver, out of respect for their entire D and their O-Line
NFC I'm going for Chicago, out of respect for their stellar D, and they haven't been there sense who knows how long...I would love to see them win it all.