NFL playoffs 2017/18: back again like marv

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NFC
1. PHI
2. MIN
3. LAR
4. NO
5. CAR
6. ATL

AFC
1. NE
2. PIT
3. JAX
4. KC
5. TEN
6. BUF(!)

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 4 January 2018 16:03 (one year ago) link

wildcard:

SATURDAY, JAN 6, 2018
Tennessee at Kansas City 4:35 PM
Atlanta at L.A. Rams 8:15 PM

SUNDAY, JAN 7, 2018
Buffalo at Jacksonville 1:05 PM
Carolina at New Orleans 4:40 PM

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 4 January 2018 16:04 (one year ago) link

i got home sweep

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 4 January 2018 16:06 (one year ago) link

falcons might have a shot? but yeah

mookieproof, Thursday, 4 January 2018 16:28 (one year ago) link

that does look like the closest game. chiefs are prob the worst of the home teams but titans are so bad.

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 4 January 2018 16:35 (one year ago) link

can i just tell you how excited everyone in L.A. is to have the Rams in the playoffs? sports fans here can't stop talking about Paul George.

omar little, Thursday, 4 January 2018 17:14 (one year ago) link

feel like we should just give kc and jax byes and make tennessee play buffalo in a snowstorm for funsies

mookieproof, Thursday, 4 January 2018 17:18 (one year ago) link

the idea of Buffalo at Jacksonville in a playoff game would've sounded so crazy a year ago

frogbs, Thursday, 4 January 2018 19:21 (one year ago) link

the buffalo bills will win the nfl playoffs

lag∞n, Thursday, 4 January 2018 19:26 (one year ago) link

It's a pretty wacky playoff lineup, if NE nor the Steelers don't win it, someone unexpected and new is going to win.

earlnash, Saturday, 6 January 2018 02:02 (one year ago) link

People are giving decent shots to Carolina or New Orleans to make it, since they got to the big game. Atlanta did get better as the season went on.

Obviously Carolina and New Orleans is the match up of the week with marquee QBs of differing styles both of which have played in a Super Bowl. Carolina isn't great, but they are solid. Saints seem to have a decent defense and plenty of offensive weapons. Saints seem to me the favorite and my pick, but I would believe the Panthers winning too. It's close to a pick em game to me.

KC is up and down, but if they lose to the Titans - eh, that would be bad. Titans deserve some credit for moving up into the playoffs when really, they didn't have that good a year and have room for improvement at QB (which could still happen).

This is a pretty epic game for Bills fans, as they finally get back in to the playoffs and face their once middling head coach who went "nah, I'll pass" and walked on out the door when offered a new contract. J-Ville seems kinda similar to the Vikings in style. They should win the game as they are just a better team.

Rams had a good year but I think I got to go with many talking heads and take the Falcons on the road.

earlnash, Saturday, 6 January 2018 02:11 (one year ago) link

Go Rams!

they are easily going to win this game, next week will be an issue...

Bee OK, Saturday, 6 January 2018 03:48 (one year ago) link

how was that not a fumble

mookieproof, Saturday, 6 January 2018 22:53 (one year ago) link

looool

Roberto Spiralli, Saturday, 6 January 2018 23:34 (one year ago) link

Dull game this but its become tight all of a sudden

Well bissogled trotters (Michael B), Sunday, 7 January 2018 00:09 (one year ago) link

these teams are v bad, i am excited that one of them will be in the divisional round

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 7 January 2018 00:15 (one year ago) link

is gruden gonna work the whole playoffs doesnt he have a fulltime job now

lag∞n, Sunday, 7 January 2018 00:18 (one year ago) link

lol nice toss bro

lag∞n, Sunday, 7 January 2018 00:22 (one year ago) link

nice toss bro

lag∞n, Sunday, 7 January 2018 00:22 (one year ago) link

uhhh

lag∞n, Sunday, 7 January 2018 00:24 (one year ago) link

i just turned this on to see that 2-pt attempt, should prob turn it back off huh

call all destroyer, Sunday, 7 January 2018 00:24 (one year ago) link

Wow

Bee OK, Sunday, 7 January 2018 00:25 (one year ago) link

shd that play have been stoppedddd

lag∞n, Sunday, 7 January 2018 00:25 (one year ago) link

id like to see this game decided on some classic andy reid bad clock management

lag∞n, Sunday, 7 January 2018 00:29 (one year ago) link

Chief's are chocking

Bee OK, Sunday, 7 January 2018 00:34 (one year ago) link

Lol

Bee OK, Sunday, 7 January 2018 00:37 (one year ago) link

I didn't think I carefully but loving this outcome

Bee OK, Sunday, 7 January 2018 00:38 (one year ago) link

*cared

Bee OK, Sunday, 7 January 2018 00:39 (one year ago) link

LMAOOOOOOO

frogbs, Sunday, 7 January 2018 00:41 (one year ago) link

Wtf

Bee OK, Sunday, 7 January 2018 00:42 (one year ago) link

I was so bored but now this is fun

Bee OK, Sunday, 7 January 2018 00:43 (one year ago) link

chiefs offense has been absolute piss in the 2nd half, it will be a travesty if they do anything with the last possession.

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 7 January 2018 00:45 (one year ago) link

lol nm. that was a hell of a play

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 7 January 2018 00:46 (one year ago) link

Nail in the coffin

Bee OK, Sunday, 7 January 2018 00:47 (one year ago) link

Awwwww

frogbs, Sunday, 7 January 2018 00:47 (one year ago) link

I had under 44 here so this is nice but still I wish that had counted

So brutal for those fans

frogbs, Sunday, 7 January 2018 00:49 (one year ago) link

A one point game

Bee OK, Sunday, 7 January 2018 00:51 (one year ago) link

Though a probly was really 3 because they went 4 two 2 point conversions

Bee OK, Sunday, 7 January 2018 00:52 (one year ago) link

* Voice recognition

Bee OK, Sunday, 7 January 2018 00:52 (one year ago) link

Go Rams

Bee OK, Sunday, 7 January 2018 00:54 (one year ago) link

okay i wasn't watching, how did this happen besides lol chieves

mookieproof, Sunday, 7 January 2018 00:57 (one year ago) link

Well that's exactly what happened

Bee OK, Sunday, 7 January 2018 00:58 (one year ago) link

dick 'halftime adjustments' lebeau i suppose

mookieproof, Sunday, 7 January 2018 00:59 (one year ago) link

They dominated the 1st half

Bee OK, Sunday, 7 January 2018 01:00 (one year ago) link

So lol at them chocking

Bee OK, Sunday, 7 January 2018 01:01 (one year ago) link

"Marcus Mariota passed to Marcus Mariota to the left for 6 yard touchdown (Ryan Succop made PAT)"

Just checked the score and saw this description, that must have been a weird play.

Andy Reid is a forever goat. He can go get him a chair next to Marty at the old coaches home.

earlnash, Sunday, 7 January 2018 01:04 (one year ago) link

hey, andy reid is the most innovative hc in the league right now

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 7 January 2018 01:07 (one year ago) link

Marcus Mariota threw a TD to himself. WHAT?! #Chiefs #Titans pic.twitter.com/53KFxA5cUh

— Clay Wendler (@ClayWendler) January 6, 2018

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 7 January 2018 01:08 (one year ago) link

lol @ chefs

johnny crunch, Sunday, 7 January 2018 01:12 (one year ago) link

WR Julio Jones will be INACTIVE today against the LA Rams #ATLvsLA

— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) December 11, 2016

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 7 January 2018 01:12 (one year ago) link

Fuck yay

Bee OK, Sunday, 7 January 2018 01:13 (one year ago) link

Wouldn't matter anyways

Bee OK, Sunday, 7 January 2018 01:13 (one year ago) link

I think I'm the only Rams fan on this board

Bee OK, Sunday, 7 January 2018 01:27 (one year ago) link

I don't think this will be like 2010 for me

Bee OK, Sunday, 7 January 2018 01:28 (one year ago) link

there will be no points this game

lag∞n, Sunday, 7 January 2018 01:31 (one year ago) link

Lol. Aren't the Rams the highest scoring team

Bee OK, Sunday, 7 January 2018 01:32 (one year ago) link

In the league?

Bee OK, Sunday, 7 January 2018 01:33 (one year ago) link

bnw was our st louis rams fan but st louis no longer has rams and ilx no longer has bnw

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 7 January 2018 01:33 (one year ago) link

i love when the ball boinks around

lag∞n, Sunday, 7 January 2018 01:33 (one year ago) link

I'm a former San Francisco 49 er fan

Bee OK, Sunday, 7 January 2018 01:39 (one year ago) link

But f*** them plus they moved out of San Francisco

Bee OK, Sunday, 7 January 2018 01:39 (one year ago) link

i desperately hate how the rams have a little piece of their gold uniform on their sleeves

lag∞n, Sunday, 7 January 2018 01:40 (one year ago) link

the rams & 9rs r historic enemies

lag∞n, Sunday, 7 January 2018 01:41 (one year ago) link

i am in favour of the gold sleeve detail, we are now enemies

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 7 January 2018 01:44 (one year ago) link

thats so fd up man

lag∞n, Sunday, 7 January 2018 01:50 (one year ago) link

Seeing that play, I guess Mariotta has a play for the career playoff reel.

Chef fans have to have some angst. They have had a decent number of winning clubs that have not done bupkus in the playoffs like over 20 years. It's a weight lesser than what towns like Cleveland carry, but the Chiefs could not get it done even with Joe Montana.

earlnash, Sunday, 7 January 2018 01:56 (one year ago) link

still sad about the 13-3 herm/trent green chiefs

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 7 January 2018 02:03 (one year ago) link

also, mariota's best play of the game was the run block he threw on that game killing 3rd down conversion

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 7 January 2018 02:04 (one year ago) link

there shd be a timeout flag just my opinion give the coaches more flags

lag∞n, Sunday, 7 January 2018 02:09 (one year ago) link

ATL and LA look pretty evenly matched. ATL's D line was really pushing LA around early in the game.

earlnash, Sunday, 7 January 2018 03:16 (one year ago) link

rams made things happen at the end of the first half by changing up their approach on offense and for some reason they are back to getting murdered by the atlanta d line and running for -3y on 1st down

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 7 January 2018 03:48 (one year ago) link

ugh that fucking 3rd down draw, assholes

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 7 January 2018 03:54 (one year ago) link

rip los amgeles football

lag∞n, Sunday, 7 January 2018 04:12 (one year ago) link

this drive is funny do they know they need two tds

lag∞n, Sunday, 7 January 2018 04:14 (one year ago) link

Just dump it off and burn some clock good thinking

Spottie, Sunday, 7 January 2018 04:18 (one year ago) link

v weak. atl has been v good tbf but rams offense has been sad

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 7 January 2018 04:19 (one year ago) link

damn wanted to see the famous onside kick

lag∞n, Sunday, 7 January 2018 04:19 (one year ago) link

well, smart money now is on both falx and pats back in their respective conf champ games. super bowl revenge match v much live

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 7 January 2018 04:23 (one year ago) link

they shd agree to a play for play reenactment of last year

lag∞n, Sunday, 7 January 2018 04:24 (one year ago) link

give the fans what they want

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 7 January 2018 04:25 (one year ago) link

Well that didn't work out

Bee OK, Sunday, 7 January 2018 04:32 (one year ago) link

Rams got outcoached tonight

Bee OK, Sunday, 7 January 2018 04:39 (one year ago) link

bobby spirals 0-2

but at least you got some bee ok

mookieproof, Sunday, 7 January 2018 04:54 (one year ago) link

i'm v sad the rams didn't show up but thinking the chiefs would win a playoff game is on me

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 7 January 2018 13:06 (one year ago) link

are we sure this isn't gronk

the Bills playoff game was everything we dreamed it would be pic.twitter.com/gSqATioOBI

— Mike Tunison (@xmasape) January 7, 2018

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Sunday, 7 January 2018 17:23 (one year ago) link

bill cowher just broke a folding table fyi

johnny crunch, Sunday, 7 January 2018 17:52 (one year ago) link

the nfl also just did a promo w like a migos soundalike song? lmao i luv football now

johnny crunch, Sunday, 7 January 2018 17:56 (one year ago) link

horseshoe good luck

johnny crunch, Sunday, 7 January 2018 17:57 (one year ago) link

forgot bledsoe on the bills lol

lag∞n, Sunday, 7 January 2018 17:59 (one year ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DS9Q-LfVMAAt2-t.jpg

lag∞n, Sunday, 7 January 2018 18:17 (one year ago) link

hey action bronson is a bills fan

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 7 January 2018 18:23 (one year ago) link

Ultimate Warrior has arrived in Jacksonville pic.twitter.com/Zi7LYcpYXk

— Busted Coverage (@bustedcoverage) January 7, 2018

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Sunday, 7 January 2018 18:24 (one year ago) link

xp also, oj is wearing a mccoy jersey, respect

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 7 January 2018 18:24 (one year ago) link

bills fans doing it like they might not be back for 20 years

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 7 January 2018 18:25 (one year ago) link

no chill

i gotta go to a bills home game next season just for the atmosphere

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Sunday, 7 January 2018 18:31 (one year ago) link

would be real sad if incognito can't return

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 7 January 2018 18:32 (one year ago) link

remember that tyrod taylor/blake bortles playoff game?

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 7 January 2018 18:45 (one year ago) link

That Cowher Bills fan segment was some primo 'pre-football' tv.

earlnash, Sunday, 7 January 2018 18:48 (one year ago) link

Bortles got the yips, Tyrod slightly less yips

frogbs, Sunday, 7 January 2018 19:04 (one year ago) link

Though I guess bonking your head every other play is a good cure for nervousness

frogbs, Sunday, 7 January 2018 19:06 (one year ago) link

wow epic penalty jax

johnny crunch, Sunday, 7 January 2018 19:07 (one year ago) link

thank god romo is making this somewhat interesting

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Sunday, 7 January 2018 19:18 (one year ago) link

jeez, Bortles isn't good is he

bread bags of courage (brownie), Sunday, 7 January 2018 19:19 (one year ago) link

i feel like 'blake bortles' should be a guy who mark e smith kicked out of the band & then wrote a couple of pissy songs about

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Sunday, 7 January 2018 19:26 (one year ago) link

as poor as bortles certainly is, everyone who is involved with designed, coaching and calling plays for the jax offense should be executed by firing squad

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 7 January 2018 19:50 (one year ago) link

those screens or swing passes or whatever they keep throwing are just dismal

bread bags of courage (brownie), Sunday, 7 January 2018 19:57 (one year ago) link

wildcard weekend baby!

lag∞n, Sunday, 7 January 2018 20:08 (one year ago) link

Cmon that was a nice play though

frogbs, Sunday, 7 January 2018 20:19 (one year ago) link

I just wanna believe so badly bc nothing would singlehandedly redeem this awful season like Bortles taking out Brady and the Patriots

frogbs, Sunday, 7 January 2018 20:20 (one year ago) link

if jax beat both the steelers and pats then i will certainly be cheering for them in the super bowl

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 7 January 2018 20:23 (one year ago) link

if they win the superbowl rename the team the jacksonville bortles imo, maybe do it anyway

lag∞n, Sunday, 7 January 2018 20:28 (one year ago) link

rename the game the super bortles imo

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 7 January 2018 20:29 (one year ago) link

jim nantz thinks the bills fans should get a humanitarian award for trolling andy dalton and i can't say i disagree

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 7 January 2018 20:42 (one year ago) link

pass intf

lag∞n, Sunday, 7 January 2018 20:57 (one year ago) link

romo losing his mind about these QBs missing plays

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Sunday, 7 January 2018 21:05 (one year ago) link

"taylors missed on his last 6 passes 2nd and 10" lol

lag∞n, Sunday, 7 January 2018 21:05 (one year ago) link

Gonna come down to Nathan Peterman holy shit

frogbs, Sunday, 7 January 2018 21:06 (one year ago) link

oh god this game

lag∞n, Sunday, 7 January 2018 21:06 (one year ago) link

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Sunday, 7 January 2018 21:07 (one year ago) link

This gonna be a pick

frogbs, Sunday, 7 January 2018 21:08 (one year ago) link

nice of them to stop the clock on that scramble

lag∞n, Sunday, 7 January 2018 21:11 (one year ago) link

This gonna be a pick

― frogbs, Sunday, January 7, 2018 4:08 PM

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Sunday, 7 January 2018 21:11 (one year ago) link

haaaa

lag∞n, Sunday, 7 January 2018 21:12 (one year ago) link

Bills fans threw themselves into a million tables so that they could spend their kids college fund on a flight and game tickets. To see their team score 3 points. Worst fan base in American sport history

— WILD CARD HANX (@HankJoness) January 7, 2018

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 7 January 2018 21:15 (one year ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DS4uiJsV4AAFwTB.jpg

they're ready

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 7 January 2018 21:27 (one year ago) link

that was such a terrible game that i actually spent most of it watching 'erik the viking' and the brady bunch movie

mookieproof, Sunday, 7 January 2018 21:34 (one year ago) link

drew breebs

lag∞n, Sunday, 7 January 2018 21:43 (one year ago) link

cam putin

lag∞n, Sunday, 7 January 2018 21:45 (one year ago) link

good to take a timeout on your 2nd play

lag∞n, Sunday, 7 January 2018 21:47 (one year ago) link

lol jfc

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 7 January 2018 22:07 (one year ago) link

the classic dropped td / shanked fg combo

lag∞n, Sunday, 7 January 2018 22:11 (one year ago) link

true believers know, al davis was right all along

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 7 January 2018 22:11 (one year ago) link

followed by giving up a 80 yard td hell yea!

lag∞n, Sunday, 7 January 2018 22:12 (one year ago) link

love to "stabilize the left leg"

lag∞n, Sunday, 7 January 2018 22:32 (one year ago) link

well, there's basically no route to victory for carolina from this point. it's a horrible match up for them, they have had success controlling games but you can't really play brees that way. no surprise that they are going to finish 0/3 for the season against NO.

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 7 January 2018 23:01 (one year ago) link

on another note, buck/aikman is by some distance the worst coverage team now. for some reason i imagine buck at least to be untouchable but fox needs to replace them both.

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 7 January 2018 23:03 (one year ago) link

thoughts during wild card weekend "this is basically an impossible comeback WAIT HOW DID THE FALCONS BLOW A 25 POINT LEAD IN THE SUPER BOWL FFS"

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Monday, 8 January 2018 00:31 (one year ago) link

you can't catch that man. situational football. belichick would murder someone for that

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 8 January 2018 00:44 (one year ago) link

this would be a horrible loss if no loses

johnny crunch, Monday, 8 January 2018 00:45 (one year ago) link

wow @ that throw/catch

johnny crunch, Monday, 8 January 2018 00:45 (one year ago) link

That was a wacky wacky call by the Saints. They deserve to lose if it blows up on them.

earlnash, Monday, 8 January 2018 00:46 (one year ago) link

could've easily been PI and ball inside the 5

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 8 January 2018 00:47 (one year ago) link

i liked the 4th down call for NO, this offense should make that a high % of the time. if they lose this game, that's not the reason why. in fact, it's the first time all half they've looked like they were trying to win the game instead of not lose their lead

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 8 January 2018 00:49 (one year ago) link

p cool game

lag∞n, Monday, 8 January 2018 01:01 (one year ago) link

I want the Saints to win the Super Bowl this year

Bee OK, Monday, 8 January 2018 02:47 (one year ago) link

the saints of the first half could get to the super bowl for sure. if they do it'll be via 2 humdingers.

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 8 January 2018 03:08 (one year ago) link

did Cam fake an eye injury so people wouldn't think he had a concussion? that was very strange

frogbs, Monday, 8 January 2018 03:18 (one year ago) link

chiefs OC is new bears HC. i imagine he had a lot to do with the fun chiefs offense of the first half of the season before things got all andy reid. everyone looking for their sean mcvay now, maybe chicago has found one.

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 8 January 2018 17:15 (one year ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DTC0jYLXkAEz9S2.jpg:small

mookieproof, Monday, 8 January 2018 20:27 (one year ago) link

The thing about a shark, it's got lifeless eyes, black eyes, like a doll's eyes...

earlnash, Monday, 8 January 2018 22:16 (one year ago) link

It kind of reminded me of this guy who we used to be sure had some secrets.

http://cdn2.holytaco.com/wp-content/uploads/images/2010/brad-childress-new-job%20%281%29.jpg

earlnash, Monday, 8 January 2018 22:18 (one year ago) link

maybe I'm biased b/c I want the Vikings to lose, but Saints +4 looks like a pretty good line, no? hate to sound like a bad pundit here but experience, star power, and coaching all seem to matter more in the playoffs and the Saints have an advantage in all three. Vikings have been damn impressive but don't these sorts of Cinderella teams usually wilt in the playoffs?

frogbs, Monday, 8 January 2018 22:18 (one year ago) link

It's probably a pickem game and you have the fact that Minnesota has had some shite luck in the playoffs. That said, every good team had to win it for the first time. Vikings defense is real, but if New Orleans gets up a couple scores early that will be trouble as you don't want Keenum and Co. to have to start chucking it around pass happy.

You could probably make the same case for Atlanta to beat Philly too.

earlnash, Monday, 8 January 2018 22:27 (one year ago) link

I'm sorry how are the Vikings at 13-3 with a statistically dominant defense a "Cinderella" team?

Joan Digimon (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 8 January 2018 23:36 (one year ago) link

listen I get you have cheddar clogging your synapses and the Saints are a good team and Brees is one of the best, so we could lose but I guarantee no one one this board has watched this team more than I have and this defense is brutal to deal with.

if anything I would actually try to about putting it on the passing game. a direct power run game is probably their closest thing to a weakness.

Joan Digimon (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 8 January 2018 23:38 (one year ago) link

was looking back at the reg season meeting and brees had a fair game but the vikes run defense crushed NO. admittedly that was back when kamara was still sharing snaps with peterson, but he was still sub 3y per. their run game got stopped in the wild card game too but brees was still able to chuck it around when they needed him to - he got nearly 400y despite being kinda shackled a lot of the 2nd half - in a way he won't be able to against MN. i do think it is really close but i can easily imagine another 20 point game for NO and i think the vikes win that p much every time.

Roberto Spiralli, Tuesday, 9 January 2018 00:16 (one year ago) link

this weekend harks back to the avian battles of yore when a veritable cornucopia of polish quarterbacks -- steve bartkowski and ron jaworski -- led their raptor-monikered teams against each other

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p41_M_mehG0

mookieproof, Tuesday, 9 January 2018 00:20 (one year ago) link

the bird fight i can see being a p low scorer which opens the door for philly even tho i still think they are dogs overall. atl is cresting on the back of their defense right now and their offense, altho improved on early season, is still spluttering a bit. playing against a dominant defense is not where they want to be and if philly can squeeze another half decent game out of foles that could be enough for a 20-17.

Roberto Spiralli, Tuesday, 9 January 2018 00:30 (one year ago) link

I'm sorry how are the Vikings at 13-3 with a statistically dominant defense a "Cinderella" team?

coz they were projected to go 8-8 and the only player your average fan could pick out of a lineup is probably the backup QB. they don't seem too different from say that 08 Titans squad that rode a stellar defense to 13 wins

frogbs, Tuesday, 9 January 2018 03:14 (one year ago) link

tell u one thing no one knows whats gonna happen in the nba playoffs baby! especially now that they got that tent

lag∞n, Tuesday, 9 January 2018 03:22 (one year ago) link

https://www.theringer.com/2018/1/9/16867564/playoffs-salary-cap-free-agent-spending-jaguars-eagles-patriots

another interesting piece by kevin clark in his productive vein of identifying trends that are becoming generally apparent and articulating them well. i think he oversells the impact of this but it is certainly real, you can't argue with the examples.

Incredibly, six of the top 10 2017 spenders in free agency, a period formerly reserved for desperate teams to throw money at anyone, made the playoffs: the Patriots, Titans, Rams, Vikings, Panthers, and Jaguars (who spent $20 million more than any other team).

the eagles not on this particular list but they are the first team i think of with their aggressive offseason and he covers them in detail later on.

casual ko shot on the browns to finish too, respect

Roberto Spiralli, Tuesday, 9 January 2018 16:39 (one year ago) link

norval eugene turner . . . welcome back to the [very cris collinsworth voice] national football league

mookieproof, Thursday, 11 January 2018 02:58 (one year ago) link

poor cam

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 11 January 2018 04:08 (one year ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DTSW6IwXUAIFER-.jpg

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 11 January 2018 20:32 (one year ago) link

blessed image

frogbs, Thursday, 11 January 2018 20:42 (one year ago) link

i have, in order of confidence:

ne over ten
atl over phl
pit over jax
min over no

i really think all signs point to vikes winning at home but that is a hard game to look at straight. it should be a doozy, anyhow.

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 12 January 2018 16:06 (one year ago) link

yeah thats a true battle of styles between evenly matched teams game

lag∞n, Friday, 12 January 2018 16:53 (one year ago) link

who will IMPOSE THEIR WILL

lag∞n, Friday, 12 January 2018 16:53 (one year ago) link

it's kinda hard to describe how bad bortles was throwing the ball on sunday pic.twitter.com/o34w8xI5ri

— charles mcdonald (@FourVerts) January 12, 2018

get scared steelers

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 12 January 2018 19:04 (one year ago) link

yow lol

lag∞n, Friday, 12 January 2018 19:14 (one year ago) link

classic bortling

omar little, Friday, 12 January 2018 19:17 (one year ago) link

at least he's better than that bum Lebron

.@CBSSports pic.twitter.com/r6oV5RdQ9h

— Blake Bortles Facts (@BortlesFacts) January 11, 2018

frogbs, Friday, 12 January 2018 19:28 (one year ago) link

Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles deals with more criticism than any other starting quarterback in football, namely because he's not a good quarterback and he plays for a good football team that is currently in the midst of a playoff run. Though Bortles has occasionally flashed signs of improvement in his fourth season, the criticism has persisted as the Jaguars prepare for their upcoming game against the Steelers.

On Wednesday, when Bortles was asked about his critics, he acknowledged that the criticism will never stop. And then he made a really good point that has to do with LeBron James. Don't worry, he didn't compare himself to the greatest basketball player of all-time (cue the Michael Jordan arguments in the comment section below).

"It'll probably never stop," he said. "There's people who think LeBron James sucks. So if that happens, I'm sure there will always be people who always think I suck."

omar little, Friday, 12 January 2018 19:42 (one year ago) link

(citation needed)

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Friday, 12 January 2018 19:50 (one year ago) link

blake bortles is the most fake and hilarious sounding real name maybe ever

lag∞n, Friday, 12 January 2018 19:53 (one year ago) link

sounds like when chevy chase had to come up w a name on the fly and he said john cocktoastin

lag∞n, Friday, 12 January 2018 19:54 (one year ago) link

Bortlemania has inspired me to start watching NFL for the first time since about Super Bowl XXVI so he’s obviously a great advert for the sport.

Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Friday, 12 January 2018 20:12 (one year ago) link

thumbtacks/jags conference finals would be cause for a national holiday imo

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Friday, 12 January 2018 20:13 (one year ago) link

if Bortles has three decent games in a row he will make 100 million dollars. lol

frogbs, Friday, 12 January 2018 20:14 (one year ago) link

needs to bring on joe flacco as a life coach

lag∞n, Friday, 12 January 2018 20:30 (one year ago) link

https://russellstreetreport.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/flaccogummibears.jpg

"Every starting quarterback in the NFL can get an endorsement deal. Even me. Hi, I'm Joe Flacco of the Baltimore Ravens."

omar little, Friday, 12 January 2018 20:38 (one year ago) link

enjoy the chewy bears

lag∞n, Friday, 12 January 2018 20:44 (one year ago) link

Blake Bortles is a classic ILNFL player, he's not that good but at least he is entertaining in being not all that good. Could you imagine if Bortles had bad 'facial posture' like Jay Cutler? I get people kinda like Bortles or at least feel sorry for him not being that good. People just wanted to smack Jay Cutler for looking stupid.

Blake Bortles isn't having fun, he's just trying to get through his day at work.

earlnash, Saturday, 13 January 2018 19:12 (one year ago) link

great start

Roberto Spiralli, Saturday, 13 January 2018 21:36 (one year ago) link

great start

Roberto Spiralli, Saturday, 13 January 2018 21:37 (one year ago) link

wow i just saw the seahawks are going to hire brian schottenheimer as oc. two prime coordinator vacancies filled by norv and fucking schottenheimer jr, wtf is happening.

Roberto Spiralli, Saturday, 13 January 2018 21:46 (one year ago) link

Foles is obviously jealous of all the attention Bortles has been getting.

Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Saturday, 13 January 2018 21:57 (one year ago) link

Some really nice play calling on this drive

Spottie, Saturday, 13 January 2018 22:17 (one year ago) link

The big house be a rockin today who nellie, since they got Keith Jackson to the golden gates.

RIP Keith.

earlnash, Saturday, 13 January 2018 22:18 (one year ago) link

lol this game keeps on delivering

Roberto Spiralli, Saturday, 13 January 2018 22:26 (one year ago) link

philly has fumbled on every drive so far, incredible

Roberto Spiralli, Saturday, 13 January 2018 22:26 (one year ago) link

that agholor inside counter tho

Mordy, Saturday, 13 January 2018 22:27 (one year ago) link

That was an awesome play

Spottie, Saturday, 13 January 2018 22:27 (one year ago) link

lol you have got to be shitting me. this game.

Roberto Spiralli, Saturday, 13 January 2018 22:34 (one year ago) link

lol

Spottie, Saturday, 13 January 2018 22:35 (one year ago) link

too many goddamn penalties in this game

Mr. Snrub, Saturday, 13 January 2018 22:41 (one year ago) link

heroic effort by pedersen making this game manageable for foles but can only do so much for him. should've been an easy completion.

Roberto Spiralli, Saturday, 13 January 2018 22:52 (one year ago) link

refs really trying their best to fuck the eagles over this game, jesus christ

k3vin k., Saturday, 13 January 2018 23:02 (one year ago) link

what bad decisions have gone against the eagles?? only ppl fucking the eagles in this game are the eagles.

Roberto Spiralli, Saturday, 13 January 2018 23:04 (one year ago) link

well, that was...something. atl scored 10 off turnovers and did nothing else at all. the game is there for philly if they can stop beating themselves.

Roberto Spiralli, Saturday, 13 January 2018 23:08 (one year ago) link

foles is rollin!

Roberto Spiralli, Saturday, 13 January 2018 23:49 (one year ago) link

cmon if foles finds you you gotta catch it

Roberto Spiralli, Saturday, 13 January 2018 23:51 (one year ago) link

let's go legarrette blount

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Sunday, 14 January 2018 00:09 (one year ago) link

eagles you might need that timeout wtf

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Sunday, 14 January 2018 00:13 (one year ago) link

doug is aggressive but wow if they go for this. td v likely wins the game tho

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 14 January 2018 00:13 (one year ago) link

ok, fg prob smart. sucks they couldn't punch that in tho

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 14 January 2018 00:14 (one year ago) link

i don't think that's a catch

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Sunday, 14 January 2018 00:26 (one year ago) link

kidos to philly fans for fully reveling in the shittiness of this contest

lag∞n, Sunday, 14 January 2018 00:28 (one year ago) link

eagles you might need that timeout wtf

― ¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Saturday, January 13, 2018 7:13 PM

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Sunday, 14 January 2018 00:35 (one year ago) link

NFL playoffs 2017/18: a pure shovel screen whatever-it-was-you-want-to-call-it

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Sunday, 14 January 2018 00:37 (one year ago) link

run the amendola super bowl 2 point play eagles

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Sunday, 14 January 2018 00:38 (one year ago) link

daaaamn

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 14 January 2018 00:40 (one year ago) link

oh man

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Sunday, 14 January 2018 00:40 (one year ago) link

lol fitting

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 14 January 2018 00:41 (one year ago) link

so happy

Mordy, Sunday, 14 January 2018 00:42 (one year ago) link

nfc still goes thru philly baby

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 14 January 2018 00:43 (one year ago) link

hi 5 mordy!!!!

k3vin k., Sunday, 14 January 2018 00:44 (one year ago) link

eagles defense are just ballers. doug is looking like one of the best hcs in the league

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 14 January 2018 00:45 (one year ago) link

Lane Johnson celebrating the win just like any of us would pic.twitter.com/dWUoCG8vNq

— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) January 14, 2018

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Sunday, 14 January 2018 00:51 (one year ago) link

ugh just realized during the break that pats playoff game in the dc market = interest groups opportunity to run ads reaching an audience of one

anyways LET'S GO

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Sunday, 14 January 2018 01:11 (one year ago) link

Wow, sick TD

Moodles, Sunday, 14 January 2018 01:48 (one year ago) link

i'm not really shocked that the pats come out kind of flat after a bye week because that always happens imo

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Sunday, 14 January 2018 01:50 (one year ago) link

dion getting some good yac

lag∞n, Sunday, 14 January 2018 01:59 (one year ago) link

cool touch pass

lag∞n, Sunday, 14 January 2018 02:00 (one year ago) link

There was two misdirection fakes before the screen sets up in that play. Pretty neat.

earlnash, Sunday, 14 January 2018 02:01 (one year ago) link

tony romo trying to get teams to hire mcdaniels away from NE

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Sunday, 14 January 2018 02:01 (one year ago) link

Pats doing some sweet trick plays in that drive

Moodles, Sunday, 14 January 2018 02:01 (one year ago) link

lol every play on that drive was the patriots doin stuff before the titans realized the play had started

lag∞n, Sunday, 14 January 2018 02:14 (one year ago) link

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Sunday, 14 January 2018 02:15 (one year ago) link

Lewis and White are on fire!

Moodles, Sunday, 14 January 2018 02:15 (one year ago) link

every time i think lewis is about to get stopped for no gain he pops up five yards downfield

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Sunday, 14 January 2018 02:28 (one year ago) link

Pats benefiting big time from a couple BS calls

Moodles, Sunday, 14 January 2018 02:29 (one year ago) link

Yup. Horseshit officiating

fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Sunday, 14 January 2018 02:30 (one year ago) link

naw those were both fine calls

lag∞n, Sunday, 14 January 2018 02:31 (one year ago) link

I'm happy to take them, but they were not good calls.

Moodles, Sunday, 14 January 2018 02:32 (one year ago) link

Xpost ^stan

fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Sunday, 14 January 2018 02:33 (one year ago) link

they both cldve not been called but were also obvs fouls lol romo who changes his mind five times every replay is inside ppls heads

lag∞n, Sunday, 14 January 2018 02:36 (one year ago) link

then hes all tenn shd have another td

lag∞n, Sunday, 14 January 2018 02:37 (one year ago) link

romo is so bad, it’s baffling to me that people like him.

call all destroyer, Sunday, 14 January 2018 02:37 (one year ago) link

he has a amateurish charm and def has some insight into the game but hes not great at being on tv

lag∞n, Sunday, 14 January 2018 02:39 (one year ago) link

yeah he could grow into the job but rn it’s like listening to a dumb kid hopped up on jolt cola.

call all destroyer, Sunday, 14 January 2018 02:41 (one year ago) link

harping on these even if u think theyre bad calls arent nearly as bad as calls made every game is def not great tv

lag∞n, Sunday, 14 January 2018 02:43 (one year ago) link

i like romo tbh

guys you might want to cover decker. did i watch a jets game last year where decker racked up a lot of yards (pats won the game tho)

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Sunday, 14 January 2018 02:44 (one year ago) link

i love the name mike malarky sounds like hes fulla baloney

lag∞n, Sunday, 14 January 2018 02:50 (one year ago) link

Lol Mularkey

fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Sunday, 14 January 2018 02:52 (one year ago) link

lol romo thinks pats are shady about everything

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Sunday, 14 January 2018 02:53 (one year ago) link

romos a patriots truther

lag∞n, Sunday, 14 January 2018 02:55 (one year ago) link

belichick did 9-.. er, you know

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Sunday, 14 January 2018 03:05 (one year ago) link

it wldve been cool if the deflategate investigation concluded that the patriots didnt tamper with the balls but belichick did do 9/11

lag∞n, Sunday, 14 January 2018 03:13 (one year ago) link

ah romo just retracted his suspicion of the clock stopping w 1 at the end of the half for the fg attempt, cia got to him during halftime

lag∞n, Sunday, 14 January 2018 03:20 (one year ago) link

Oof, double sacks. Sorry, Titans.

Moodles, Sunday, 14 January 2018 03:24 (one year ago) link

lol romo really wants to hire these coordinators off

lag∞n, Sunday, 14 January 2018 03:29 (one year ago) link

welp

lag∞n, Sunday, 14 January 2018 03:34 (one year ago) link

Bouldin had an enormous lane there.

Moodles, Sunday, 14 January 2018 03:36 (one year ago) link

poor titans. i felt pretty bad for them when they were getting tempo'd to death in the first half.

call all destroyer, Sunday, 14 January 2018 03:36 (one year ago) link

i dont recall the patriots ever having a pass rush in the history of the team interesting development

lag∞n, Sunday, 14 January 2018 03:44 (one year ago) link

losing an all-pro right tackle helps; as does the titans being completely beside themselves.

call all destroyer, Sunday, 14 January 2018 03:46 (one year ago) link

xpost bill had to send chandler jones to the cardinals so his defense could go back to giving up 70 yards and 3 points all the time idk

i still can't believe the falcons blew a 28-3 lead in the super bowl

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Sunday, 14 January 2018 03:49 (one year ago) link

i miss chandler jones on the pats a lot

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Sunday, 14 January 2018 03:50 (one year ago) link

lol romo "kraft made an outstanding decision to hire belichick when no one wanted him" he was literally hired by the jets the day before he left for the pats

lag∞n, Sunday, 14 January 2018 03:51 (one year ago) link

playoff danny amendola though

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Sunday, 14 January 2018 03:56 (one year ago) link

might have to call this one

lag∞n, Sunday, 14 January 2018 04:01 (one year ago) link

bill just effing with people now

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Sunday, 14 January 2018 04:27 (one year ago) link

bill lives 2 fuk

lag∞n, Sunday, 14 January 2018 04:28 (one year ago) link

Gronk va manger Amendola pic.twitter.com/U3kZyMRlne

— NFL France (@FirstDownFR) January 14, 2018

call all destroyer, Sunday, 14 January 2018 04:28 (one year ago) link

enveloped in gronk

lag∞n, Sunday, 14 January 2018 04:31 (one year ago) link

btw what is with this nfl talent show they're promoting? and is gronk going to go on there and eat some tide pods

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Sunday, 14 January 2018 04:32 (one year ago) link

gronk is hoarding the pods

lag∞n, Sunday, 14 January 2018 04:37 (one year ago) link

i think the omnipresence of the patriots in the nfl playoffs is one of the things driving their ratings down

lag∞n, Sunday, 14 January 2018 04:39 (one year ago) link

gronk sounds exactly like 12 year old when hes interviewed

lag∞n, Sunday, 14 January 2018 04:41 (one year ago) link

i've def heard it proposed that patriots fatigue is a factor in ratings decline. love to ruin football for the rest of the country.

call all destroyer, Sunday, 14 January 2018 04:42 (one year ago) link

honestly i myself am even kind of sick of them

lag∞n, Sunday, 14 January 2018 04:48 (one year ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DTd7AW7VwAAaSIY.jpg

takk...

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 14 January 2018 04:50 (one year ago) link

lol that escalated

lag∞n, Sunday, 14 January 2018 04:52 (one year ago) link

i didn't hear the announcers so can't comment on this particular game but i do like romo, i think he drops enough good knowledge to offset his giddiness. i mean, last year this would've been phil simms so...

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 14 January 2018 04:53 (one year ago) link

takk otm

call all destroyer, Sunday, 14 January 2018 04:54 (one year ago) link

* to self *
Yes, this is funn-
* gets hit with a tranquilizer dart and dragged away from the computer * pic.twitter.com/ld26GcKKoc

— The Ringer (@ringer) January 14, 2018

call all destroyer, Sunday, 14 January 2018 04:56 (one year ago) link

romo is def better than simms and when he says dumb stuff its kind of hilarious like tonight towards the end of the game nance did a touching tribute to some old broadcasting guy who just died and romo is silent throughout then at then end he just whispers time flies

lag∞n, Sunday, 14 January 2018 04:58 (one year ago) link

that was really funny

call all destroyer, Sunday, 14 January 2018 05:01 (one year ago) link

that was an awkward silence right after

while my dirk gently weeps (symsymsym), Sunday, 14 January 2018 05:01 (one year ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/5GUQJj9.png

lag∞n, Sunday, 14 January 2018 05:01 (one year ago) link

just doin some research and this was the first thing google gives me lol

lag∞n, Sunday, 14 January 2018 05:02 (one year ago) link

quinn already said there is no chance that they would let sark go when seattle were sniffing around him for their (ultimately successful) search for the worst oc in football

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 14 January 2018 05:03 (one year ago) link

i think i could deal w/romo being a total goof dumbass if he didn't equivocate constantly; i remember the failed experiment of bryant gumble doing play by play and every play was "he got just about 4 yards" or "he gains 6 or 7 yards," it was maddening, like you're our guide to the game just take a f'n position, no one will remember if you were off by a yard. romo is that way with completions and stuff.

call all destroyer, Sunday, 14 January 2018 05:04 (one year ago) link

i don't mean to be harsh but the fascination with sark--an insane alcoholic college coach--is tough to understand.

call all destroyer, Sunday, 14 January 2018 05:05 (one year ago) link

i guess in comparison to a hopeless nepotism loser like brian schottenheimer it may make more sense.

call all destroyer, Sunday, 14 January 2018 05:07 (one year ago) link

one of my fav patterns in professional sports is college coaches failing miserably then retreating back to college

lag∞n, Sunday, 14 January 2018 05:07 (one year ago) link

i just fired off a lot of insults there--sorry, that's not normally my style. i think i learned today that there are now 4 members of the turner family on the panthers staff and i'm fired up about bad coaching.

call all destroyer, Sunday, 14 January 2018 05:09 (one year ago) link

i dont mean to brag but im almost always correct about the amount of yardage gained in a given play

lag∞n, Sunday, 14 January 2018 05:12 (one year ago) link

we gotta get you in the booth!

call all destroyer, Sunday, 14 January 2018 05:13 (one year ago) link

put me in im willing to just talk and see what the words are that come out of my mouth for 3 hours, also i dont know who most nfl players are

lag∞n, Sunday, 14 January 2018 05:14 (one year ago) link

we had a great meeting this week with the titans quarterback good kid real good kid... jim titan

lag∞n, Sunday, 14 January 2018 05:16 (one year ago) link

folks the big defensive player just tackled the smaller offensive guy, oh it appears that a player has suffered a devastating injury please let me take this opportunity to explain why the cavs should trade lebron

k3vin k., Sunday, 14 January 2018 05:16 (one year ago) link

lmao

lag∞n, Sunday, 14 January 2018 05:18 (one year ago) link

didn't do him any harm

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 14 January 2018 13:21 (one year ago) link

non-td call on the field was appalling

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 14 January 2018 18:32 (one year ago) link

jacksonville tho looks amazing. that whole last series. 2 runs for a loss, that amazing pick dragging feet in bounds, and then fournette one play bam

Mordy, Sunday, 14 January 2018 18:32 (one year ago) link

jason mendoza is gonna be thrilled

Mordy, Sunday, 14 January 2018 18:33 (one year ago) link

jax run defense is supposed to be what they don't excel at, but they murdered bell on that series

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 14 January 2018 18:34 (one year ago) link

eagles jags sb 3-3 triple ot game

Mordy, Sunday, 14 January 2018 18:36 (one year ago) link

first superbowl won by a safety in ot

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 14 January 2018 18:39 (one year ago) link

wow

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 14 January 2018 18:42 (one year ago) link

mike pereira just got done dragging romo on twitter for not understanding the rules.

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 14 January 2018 18:46 (one year ago) link

4nette is a beast

johnny crunch, Sunday, 14 January 2018 18:51 (one year ago) link

Hey this is cool

Spottie, Sunday, 14 January 2018 18:53 (one year ago) link

otm

Mordy, Sunday, 14 January 2018 18:54 (one year ago) link

i thought i was rooting for steelers bc state series would be cool but i'm loving this game

Mordy, Sunday, 14 January 2018 18:54 (one year ago) link

wow wtf was that throw

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 14 January 2018 19:00 (one year ago) link

redeemed

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 14 January 2018 19:02 (one year ago) link

just got home and... wtf @ steelers!?!

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Sunday, 14 January 2018 19:12 (one year ago) link

yeah it was 21-0 too

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 14 January 2018 19:13 (one year ago) link

Feel like the Steelers are at least gonna make this close

frogbs, Sunday, 14 January 2018 19:15 (one year ago) link

lol

i hate the steelers. i mean, i like a lot of their players esp antonio brown and juju but.. go jax

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Sunday, 14 January 2018 19:16 (one year ago) link

looooool

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 14 January 2018 19:18 (one year ago) link

Never mind

frogbs, Sunday, 14 January 2018 19:18 (one year ago) link

omfg

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Sunday, 14 January 2018 19:18 (one year ago) link

no tuck rule for you ben roffles

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Sunday, 14 January 2018 19:20 (one year ago) link

Yessss

Spottie, Sunday, 14 January 2018 19:22 (one year ago) link

That unsportsmanlike was weak as hell though

frogbs, Sunday, 14 January 2018 19:22 (one year ago) link

yep

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 14 January 2018 19:24 (one year ago) link

if this was a pats game i'd think don't worry guys we have tom brady but..

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Sunday, 14 January 2018 19:29 (one year ago) link

if i knew ahead of time pats would need to score more than 28 to beat jax i just wouldn't bother watching next weekend

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 14 January 2018 19:31 (one year ago) link

unsportsmanlike was bs just for pointing. imo gronk taunting was way more obvious vs the steelers and he got away with it

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Sunday, 14 January 2018 19:31 (one year ago) link

dang

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 14 January 2018 19:32 (one year ago) link

how many of them you got roffles?

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 14 January 2018 19:32 (one year ago) link

smh how do you give up that td jax you had to know that could be coming

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Sunday, 14 January 2018 19:33 (one year ago) link

Pitts gonna win this aren’t they

Spottie, Sunday, 14 January 2018 19:36 (one year ago) link

They’ve been winning games like this all season

frogbs, Sunday, 14 January 2018 19:38 (one year ago) link

they needed 2 p incredible scores just to be 2 tds behind. i think they'd need jax to do nothing on offense at all 2nd half but with fournette out or banged up that is a possibility i guess.

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 14 January 2018 19:40 (one year ago) link

and perhaps more relevantly they'll need jax defense not to score any more points

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 14 January 2018 19:41 (one year ago) link

Idk this really looks like another game winning fg sorta game for Pittsburgh

frogbs, Sunday, 14 January 2018 19:56 (one year ago) link

how many of them you got roffles?

― Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, January 14, 2018 7:32 PM (twenty-six minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

endless supply i guess

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 14 January 2018 19:59 (one year ago) link

That was such an insane throw/catch, I don’t know how you beat that

frogbs, Sunday, 14 January 2018 20:00 (one year ago) link

jags really under pressure to put some kind of drive together here

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 14 January 2018 20:01 (one year ago) link

No two ways about it, Blake Bortles is going to have to do something

frogbs, Sunday, 14 January 2018 20:02 (one year ago) link

prepare to be bortled

lag∞n, Sunday, 14 January 2018 20:04 (one year ago) link

well, at least it wasn't a three and out. jags vaunted pass defense has to show up now.

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 14 January 2018 20:06 (one year ago) link

c'mon beat up doodooburger

fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Sunday, 14 January 2018 20:06 (one year ago) link

dan fouts is another strong argument in favour of romo

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 14 January 2018 20:10 (one year ago) link

ben has a big sack full of amazing td throws and horrible interceptions, and who knows which one he is going to pull out next

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 14 January 2018 20:13 (one year ago) link

plake portles

lag∞n, Sunday, 14 January 2018 20:19 (one year ago) link

ballsy

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 14 January 2018 20:27 (one year ago) link

lmao at that deep throw, who are you fooling Blake

frogbs, Sunday, 14 January 2018 20:32 (one year ago) link

omg the bortling

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 14 January 2018 20:33 (one year ago) link

there it is and here we fucking go

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 14 January 2018 20:33 (one year ago) link

Ahahahahahaah yesssssssa

frogbs, Sunday, 14 January 2018 20:34 (one year ago) link

Blake Bortles fucking did it

frogbs, Sunday, 14 January 2018 20:34 (one year ago) link

bortles the good quarterback !

lag∞n, Sunday, 14 January 2018 20:35 (one year ago) link

lookin for a roffles int to seal this

lag∞n, Sunday, 14 January 2018 20:36 (one year ago) link

Ben gonna need a few more of those throws

frogbs, Sunday, 14 January 2018 20:40 (one year ago) link

and a fucking nother

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 14 January 2018 20:42 (one year ago) link

Hoooly shit Ben

frogbs, Sunday, 14 January 2018 20:43 (one year ago) link

holy shit wow

lag∞n, Sunday, 14 January 2018 20:44 (one year ago) link

Blake!!!!!

frogbs, Sunday, 14 January 2018 20:49 (one year ago) link

Amazing game

Spottie, Sunday, 14 January 2018 20:50 (one year ago) link

Provided they make the fg this has got to be it

frogbs, Sunday, 14 January 2018 20:52 (one year ago) link

tears
of
joy

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 14 January 2018 20:52 (one year ago) link

Ahahahahhahahahahaha playoff Bortles

frogbs, Sunday, 14 January 2018 20:52 (one year ago) link

this is so good

Mordy, Sunday, 14 January 2018 20:53 (one year ago) link

umm this is happening isn't it

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Sunday, 14 January 2018 20:53 (one year ago) link

so excited that the jags are going to win the super bowl and resign bortles for elite qb money

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 14 January 2018 20:53 (one year ago) link

the absolute bort

lag∞n, Sunday, 14 January 2018 20:54 (one year ago) link

legit excited for jags pats

Mordy, Sunday, 14 January 2018 20:54 (one year ago) link

i'm not

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 14 January 2018 20:55 (one year ago) link

well maybe i'm being too hopeful that jags can do this again. if it's another pats blowout i'm not interested.

Mordy, Sunday, 14 January 2018 20:57 (one year ago) link

they gonna sign kirk cousins right?

also is this why bill sent jimmy g out of the afc

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Sunday, 14 January 2018 20:58 (one year ago) link

Alright Ben how many more you got

frogbs, Sunday, 14 January 2018 20:58 (one year ago) link

oh man i just realized tom coughlin is running things at JAX ugh

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Sunday, 14 January 2018 21:00 (one year ago) link

Wow that was PI

frogbs, Sunday, 14 January 2018 21:04 (one year ago) link

that was outstanding

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 14 January 2018 21:06 (one year ago) link

Uh why wouldn't you onside this

frogbs, Sunday, 14 January 2018 21:08 (one year ago) link

man if you told me before this game that the steelers offense would play out of their skins and score 35 points i'd have pawned internal organs to bet on them winning this

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 14 January 2018 21:09 (one year ago) link

coaching, man. pitt has all these playmakers. they should be winning this game

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Sunday, 14 January 2018 21:09 (one year ago) link

heh that was the worst onside kick ive ever seen

lag∞n, Sunday, 14 January 2018 21:10 (one year ago) link

the Patriots are still going to be tough af but the Jags would have a slightly easier time playing their own game against them than the Steelers. pretty amazed that the Jags were able to transform into this even if for just one week

fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Sunday, 14 January 2018 21:11 (one year ago) link

something i wonder is could they have used james harrison in this game

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Sunday, 14 January 2018 21:16 (one year ago) link

the steelers overlooking this game is one of the greatest self-owns i can remember

call all destroyer, Sunday, 14 January 2018 21:17 (one year ago) link

if i had watched this, would i understand how a blake bortles-led offense could score 45 points on the road?

mookieproof, Sunday, 14 January 2018 21:20 (one year ago) link

i kept waiting for jax to turn into the bengals but they kept scoring more points

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Sunday, 14 January 2018 21:20 (one year ago) link

mookie --> no. i can't figure it out either

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Sunday, 14 January 2018 21:20 (one year ago) link

i mean jax is giving up 400 passing yards at this point?

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Sunday, 14 January 2018 21:21 (one year ago) link

jax defense scored one and a turnover set up another, but fournette ran really well and bortles kept making plays! steelers defense did nothing of note all game tho.

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 14 January 2018 21:22 (one year ago) link

giving up 38 to the ravens at home was probably a sign

mookieproof, Sunday, 14 January 2018 21:22 (one year ago) link

i really wish romo had called this game. how do these commentators make a 41-41 football game seem like a drag, because they are

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Sunday, 14 January 2018 21:25 (one year ago) link

41-45 typo

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Sunday, 14 January 2018 21:25 (one year ago) link

believe me i want to go do other things so they probably do also. the end of this has been interminable.

call all destroyer, Sunday, 14 January 2018 21:26 (one year ago) link

roffles throwing for almost 500 yards making insane play after insane play and losing lol

lag∞n, Sunday, 14 January 2018 21:26 (one year ago) link

i think the best part of this is that tomlin is absolutely not getting fired.

call all destroyer, Sunday, 14 January 2018 21:28 (one year ago) link

Gotta be one of Ben’s top three games, lol

frogbs, Sunday, 14 January 2018 21:29 (one year ago) link

keith butler might be

mookieproof, Sunday, 14 January 2018 21:30 (one year ago) link

that was an experience man.

jags are exactly the kind of team NE loses to in the playoffs. as a rule of thumb, pats lose in the championship game when they don't score 20. fortunately the steelers revealed the blueprint for piling up the score on jax - just keep making insane plays to generational skill players. should be easy.

at least the pats won't give up 45 points i guess

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 14 January 2018 21:33 (one year ago) link

they do have one gronk at least

pats offense looked pretty good yesterday

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Sunday, 14 January 2018 21:40 (one year ago) link

brian daboll hired by bills, finally a good oc hire

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 14 January 2018 21:42 (one year ago) link

Can I get a raise, @FO_ASchatz? Check the date (11/22) pic.twitter.com/jXqehT97B3

— Scott Kacsmar (@FO_ScottKacsmar) January 14, 2018

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 14 January 2018 21:44 (one year ago) link

ok cmon vikes, i'm v in for another top qb falling behind by a few scores

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 14 January 2018 21:51 (one year ago) link

there are plays to be made against the jags. avoid turnovers and the initial rush. they can absolutely be thrown on.

call all destroyer, Sunday, 14 January 2018 22:05 (one year ago) link

well, statistically they are one of the best pass defenses ever, but a lot of that is ramsey and bouye taking out wrs and i think you're right, throws to gronk and lewis/white should be there if they can manage the rush

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 14 January 2018 22:09 (one year ago) link

destroyed. minnesota are running the show

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 14 January 2018 22:11 (one year ago) link

if they don't blow it I'll be torn for who to root for next week

fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Sunday, 14 January 2018 22:13 (one year ago) link

i'm all in for the vikes

mookieproof, Sunday, 14 January 2018 22:14 (one year ago) link

gorgeous pick

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 14 January 2018 22:19 (one year ago) link

i really wish romo had called this game. how do these commentators make a 41-41 football game seem like a drag, because they are
― ¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Sunday, January 14, 2018 4:25 PM (fifty-three minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

roffles throwing for almost 500 yards making insane play after insane play and losing lol
― lag∞n, Sunday, January 14, 2018 4:26 PM (fifty-one minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Romo there in spirit

trife's rich padgett (rip van wanko), Sunday, 14 January 2018 22:19 (one year ago) link

lol

fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Sunday, 14 January 2018 22:20 (one year ago) link

skooooooooooooool

Keak da Sneaky Dianne (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 14 January 2018 22:20 (one year ago) link

pats open as 9pt favourites. if you are of a sports betting inclination take jax and the points immediately, that is ludicrous.

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 14 January 2018 22:25 (one year ago) link

I hung up sportsbooks ages ago and that tempts me to come back to it, wow.

fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Sunday, 14 January 2018 22:26 (one year ago) link

You can play them on @EAMaddenNFL all offseason. #DTWD https://t.co/ykG44quI7d

— z-#Sacksonville (@Jaguars) January 14, 2018

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Sunday, 14 January 2018 22:26 (one year ago) link

loooool

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 14 January 2018 22:27 (one year ago) link

skoooooooooooooooooool

Keak da Sneaky Dianne (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 14 January 2018 22:39 (one year ago) link

daaang

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 14 January 2018 22:45 (one year ago) link

to reiterate....


skoooooooooooooool

Keak da Sneaky Dianne (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 14 January 2018 22:47 (one year ago) link

^^^^^^^^^

by the light of the burning Citroën, Sunday, 14 January 2018 22:54 (one year ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGFVySHbeqA

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 14 January 2018 23:12 (one year ago) link

dirty ass saints

Keak da Sneaky Dianne (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 14 January 2018 23:49 (one year ago) link

ugly

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 14 January 2018 23:55 (one year ago) link

both those challenges were dumb

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 15 January 2018 00:17 (one year ago) link

true implosion by the vikes

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 15 January 2018 00:38 (one year ago) link

vikings will break your heart every time imo

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Monday, 15 January 2018 00:42 (one year ago) link

i can't even deal with life

Keak da Sneaky Dianne (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 15 January 2018 00:44 (one year ago) link

jesus that was another horrible loop up

lattimore is v good but extremely handsy

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 15 January 2018 00:46 (one year ago) link

watching keenum turn back into a pumpkin real time here

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 15 January 2018 00:47 (one year ago) link

BOOM

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 15 January 2018 00:49 (one year ago) link

desperately want those pissed away tos to become relevant

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 15 January 2018 00:50 (one year ago) link

holy fuck

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 15 January 2018 01:07 (one year ago) link

holy shit

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Monday, 15 January 2018 01:07 (one year ago) link

nowyd

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 15 January 2018 01:07 (one year ago) link

i thought that only worked for aaron rodgers. man

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Monday, 15 January 2018 01:09 (one year ago) link

i can't even

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 15 January 2018 01:09 (one year ago) link

WHAT ON THE WORLD JUST HAPPENED??!?!?

— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) January 15, 2018

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Monday, 15 January 2018 01:10 (one year ago) link

otm

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 15 January 2018 01:11 (one year ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=664Qoy8PBnM

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 15 January 2018 01:13 (one year ago) link

I'm dead omg

Keak da Sneaky Dianne (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 15 January 2018 01:14 (one year ago) link

Listened to the end of the game sitting in my car, Kevin Harlan having an aneurysm. zounds!

bread bags of courage (brownie), Monday, 15 January 2018 01:15 (one year ago) link

uff da

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Monday, 15 January 2018 01:17 (one year ago) link

OMFG

(hi dere)

kim jong deal (suzy), Monday, 15 January 2018 01:19 (one year ago) link

Rahum Moore,you got a bro.

Hunt3r, Monday, 15 January 2018 01:20 (one year ago) link

lol i had no idea this was even happening

gbx, Monday, 15 January 2018 01:27 (one year ago) link

Case Keenum to Stefan Diggs.

My God, that DB.... pic.twitter.com/pNsvKBXRVK

— Due# (@JDue51) January 15, 2018

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 15 January 2018 01:27 (one year ago) link

One of the worst defensive brain farts you’ll ever see. What a football game/day.

Spottie, Monday, 15 January 2018 01:30 (one year ago) link

bless the vikings but for god's sake stop rushing four and letting drew brees pick you apart when all he needs is a field goal

mookieproof, Monday, 15 January 2018 01:35 (one year ago) link

I am still giggling so hard at the evasive kung fu move Williams pulled to blow the game

fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Monday, 15 January 2018 01:38 (one year ago) link

Vikes need to sign extend flacco for bigggggg bucks.

Hunt3r, Monday, 15 January 2018 02:00 (one year ago) link

welp finally got a couple good games

lag∞n, Monday, 15 January 2018 02:12 (one year ago) link

fuckin a

Keak da Sneaky Dianne (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 15 January 2018 02:48 (one year ago) link

grats to the vikes for vanquishing the hated saints

call all destroyer, Monday, 15 January 2018 02:49 (one year ago) link

pretty sure case keenum is not 6'1"

mookieproof, Monday, 15 January 2018 03:18 (one year ago) link

so a team that has never won it all before is going to be champs this year...or the patriots. one of bortles, foles or keenum is going to be a super bowl winning qb...or tom brady.

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 15 January 2018 03:34 (one year ago) link

bortles already feels like a trivia question answer, and keenum is probably most likely to have some kind of career after this season. i think foles would be the absolute weirdest addition to the list.

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 15 January 2018 03:36 (one year ago) link

nfl cant be too happy abt this selection of teams

lag∞n, Monday, 15 January 2018 03:39 (one year ago) link

prepare to have keenum the underdog marketed hard if minny makes the b owl

lag∞n, Monday, 15 January 2018 03:40 (one year ago) link

I’m certainly no football expert but I have a tough time grasping the disconnect between the general perception of foles (as someone whose incompetence is somehow self-evident, even a joke) and his record as a generally solid quarterback and definitely above-average backup

k3vin k., Monday, 15 January 2018 03:42 (one year ago) link

It's kinda ridic tbh

fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Monday, 15 January 2018 03:47 (one year ago) link

am also interested in this question now

lag∞n, Monday, 15 January 2018 04:05 (one year ago) link

his one good year is viewed as a product of the period where chip kelly's offense took everyone by surprise and he hasn't really done anything since to suggest he can play

call all destroyer, Monday, 15 January 2018 04:10 (one year ago) link

so far this year he's at a crisp 5.3 yards/attempt which iirc puts him with the league's many checkdown artists

call all destroyer, Monday, 15 January 2018 04:11 (one year ago) link

above-average backup is exactly what he is, lot of worse guys but you don't really want him playing playoff games for you.

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 15 January 2018 04:20 (one year ago) link

nfl cant be too happy abt this selection of teams

i think you could say this if it were the world series or the stanley cup, but ppl are gonna watch or not watch either way. no one but you bastards wants to see the pats win again, but at least one team will have a shot at their first-ever owl, which is cool

mookieproof, Monday, 15 January 2018 04:22 (one year ago) link

xp and yeah, if you take away that season where kelly made everyone shit their briefs, he has 50-something% completion rating for under 6y/attempt and 1:1 tds/ints

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 15 January 2018 04:23 (one year ago) link

i mean yeah the nfl would probably not prefer a jags/vikes tilt for ratings purposes, but other than them who the f cares?

call all destroyer, Monday, 15 January 2018 04:24 (one year ago) link

i think they care they want to have marketable players and memorable games featuring popular teams, not three teams led by backup quality qbs and then the other one everyone hates

lag∞n, Monday, 15 January 2018 04:29 (one year ago) link

i mean the ratings are declining the nfl is no longer immune to the laws of nature

lag∞n, Monday, 15 January 2018 04:30 (one year ago) link

oh yeah sorry if i was unclear i know the nfl cares but ordinary ppl talking about what's best for ratings is always odd to me, market size usually doesn't play into my decision about what to watch

call all destroyer, Monday, 15 January 2018 04:32 (one year ago) link

Happy birthday my dude pic.twitter.com/BC9Ra97JHg

— Arif Hasan (@ArifHasanNFL) January 15, 2018

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 15 January 2018 04:35 (one year ago) link

The “Sideline Cam” video of Diggs’ game-winning TD is unreal 🔥 *SOUND ON*

(via @vikings) pic.twitter.com/0fHMD9jnFf

— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 15, 2018

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 15 January 2018 04:35 (one year ago) link

wow

call all destroyer, Monday, 15 January 2018 04:37 (one year ago) link

lagoon I find your lack of purple pride disturbing

Keak da Sneaky Dianne (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 15 January 2018 04:45 (one year ago) link

The Titans are the first NFL team in 15 years to change head coaches after a season in which they won a playoff game.

mookieproof, Monday, 15 January 2018 22:08 (one year ago) link

man I couldn't even recall who the hell they beat but then I remembered lol Andy Reid

I'm naturally biased against the Vikings but last night was cool as hell - you could see the script forming, the Vikings lack of experience vs. the seasoned and well-traveled Saints, Drew Brees coming through again while the Vikings choke yet another playoff game that they easily should have won....and then everything flipping on one freak play
the fact that it happened at home made it even better, just an awesome moment all around

also love that Super Bowl 52 will be started by either Nick Foles or Case Keenum and potentially Blake Bortles as well

frogbs, Monday, 15 January 2018 22:39 (one year ago) link

I'd love to see the Jags knock off the Pats by just running it down their throat and have Bortles break out with some early 70s pass line only throwing the ball say a dozen times.

earlnash, Tuesday, 16 January 2018 23:29 (one year ago) link

Cutting the Pats time of possession down is about the best way to fight your real high powered pass offense. Jacksonville is going to need a bit of fortune and get a couple turn overs and not make mistakes.

Bortles foibles aside, the Jags and Vikings play a pretty old school type of football. It's not all that different than what Parcell's did when he was with the Giants right down to that big line man two TE setup that the Jags like to use. That is straight out of the ole' Giants playbook with Mark Bavaro and Zeke Mowatt. Gibbs in Washington liked to run that same setup with a single back. NE had a higher octane passing version of it playing on mis-matches with Gronk and Hernandez.

earlnash, Tuesday, 16 January 2018 23:33 (one year ago) link

I wonder what exactly were ownerships expectations for this year's Titans team? very strange

bhad and bhabie (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 17 January 2018 13:46 (one year ago) link

from what i read mularkey was asked to make changes to his staff, said no, and got canned.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 17 January 2018 13:59 (one year ago) link

they asked him to hire an oc instead of doing it himself and he refused. if they are smart they are wondering why derrick henry only became the feature guy after murray got hurt but most likely they are wondering why they didn't get more return on the big payout for murray, and they are looking at the rams and chiefs and thinking - rightly or wrongly, idk - that they ought to be achieving more with mariota. there really isn't much about their offensive personnel to get excited about tho.

Roberto Spiralli, Wednesday, 17 January 2018 14:18 (one year ago) link

or i guess fire the guy they have as oc and find someone to really take over running the offense

Roberto Spiralli, Wednesday, 17 January 2018 14:22 (one year ago) link

titans can't handle getting above .500; we demand mediocrity

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Wednesday, 17 January 2018 17:11 (one year ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DTwgIYuWsAAOMum.jpg

ben beats

Roberto Spiralli, Wednesday, 17 January 2018 17:22 (one year ago) link

Interesting that bad thing's happen to star players right before playing the Patriots. Just like Mariotas family going undercover from what was thought to be a missle attack the day they play the Patriots. Stuff happens way too much when playing the Patriots.

— Kenneth Eric Coons (@kenneth_coons) January 17, 2018

Roberto Spiralli, Wednesday, 17 January 2018 18:14 (one year ago) link

todd haley out. i think that was the right place to start for pburgh.

Roberto Spiralli, Wednesday, 17 January 2018 18:14 (one year ago) link

name le'veon bell the oc so he'll feel valued

mookieproof, Wednesday, 17 January 2018 18:45 (one year ago) link

they were a top 10 offense and scored 42 in a playoff game, idk if Haley was the dude to blame

frogbs, Wednesday, 17 January 2018 18:57 (one year ago) link

eh they have a top tier qb and the best rb and wr in the league. that offense should be setting records, never mind top 10. there are other things too - a lot has been made of them having one of the lowest % of play action calls despite the threat of bell.

they have more fundamental problems but i certainly think letting haley walk was a good start. personally, i hate the way the roster is constructed with so much investment in a handful of stars. on the one hand you get an offense that can score those 42 points off of just a handful of big plays, but on the other hand you get a defense that is like heyward + tuitt + scrubs and it's a disaster. and that's even if the big names stay healthy.

Roberto Spiralli, Wednesday, 17 January 2018 19:16 (one year ago) link

haley seems to have a shelf life as far as anyone wanting to be around him goes.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 17 January 2018 19:23 (one year ago) link

sounds like roffles just doesn't like haley, and keeping him happy/unretired is obviously a priority

mookieproof, Wednesday, 17 January 2018 19:28 (one year ago) link

http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2018/01/17/tom-brady-injures-throwing-hand-ahead-afc-championship.html

HOYER! BORTLES! IT'S THE AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME ON CBS

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Thursday, 18 January 2018 00:52 (one year ago) link

Brady will play even if they have to create a contraption that moves his arm for him

fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Thursday, 18 January 2018 00:53 (one year ago) link

dont run into bradys hand number one rule of patriots football

lag∞n, Thursday, 18 January 2018 00:55 (one year ago) link

Brady should have "tucked" that hand away sooner.

bread bags of courage (brownie), Thursday, 18 January 2018 00:57 (one year ago) link

jets somehow fired their oc john morton, literally the only person on their staff who came out of yet another shitty season looking good

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 18 January 2018 01:18 (one year ago) link

How confident are you in the Jaguars? Probably not as confident as Kelly Allen, who says he just got this tattoo predicting a Super Bowl win. #Sacksonville #DTWD pic.twitter.com/ARoerfUCmS

— News4JAX (@wjxt4) January 18, 2018

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 18 January 2018 21:01 (one year ago) link

every year there's one. this seems even earlier tho? maybe it's the same guy every time.

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 18 January 2018 21:02 (one year ago) link

strong visual very confident

lag∞n, Thursday, 18 January 2018 21:15 (one year ago) link

pick a better font wtf

johnny crunch, Thursday, 18 January 2018 21:50 (one year ago) link

also pretty sure the team name isnt sacksonville jaguars

lag∞n, Thursday, 18 January 2018 21:51 (one year ago) link

Sacksonville otm.

bread bags of courage (brownie), Friday, 19 January 2018 00:10 (one year ago) link

lol dude needs a better tatt artist

fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Friday, 19 January 2018 01:12 (one year ago) link

ok, who ya got?

here is the key information i have accrued about vikes @ iggles

vikings have the best defense at stopping 3rd down conversions since the stat started to be tracked in 1991
nick foles has the worst 3rd down conversion % among starting qbs this year
(carson wentz had the best 3rd down rate earlier in the season)

vikings subpar o-line just about held together thru the regular season until they had to make adjustments after losing their LG at the end of december. now the wear is starting to show and it is bad, and looked real bad against the saints.
the strongest part of the eagles' roster is their elite and deep offensive line. the eagles forced the most 3 and outs, gave opposing qbs the shortest amount of time to throw, gave opposing teams the shortest total time of possession per game, and gave up the fewest rushing yards per game.

but...case keenum was either one of the best or the best qb vs pressure this season, depending on whose stats you use.

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 19 January 2018 17:51 (one year ago) link

whatever happens it should be an electrifying shootout

lag∞n, Friday, 19 January 2018 18:02 (one year ago) link

lol

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 19 January 2018 18:03 (one year ago) link

this thing about Brady's hand seems like a non-issue but the line just dropped 2 points so what do I know

(I got in at Jags +9.5 so I'm feelin' good right now)

frogbs, Friday, 19 January 2018 18:04 (one year ago) link

the sags

lag∞n, Friday, 19 January 2018 18:07 (one year ago) link

how does a stadium full of philly fans wearing creepy dog masks impact the line

Mordy, Friday, 19 January 2018 18:09 (one year ago) link

brady injury thing is a good reminder that the line is about predicting and responding to how ppl bet, and only part of that has to do with who might win the game. i think the crazy line in the first place was mostly brand recognition. there are a lot of ppl whose only bets during the year are late playoff games and the kentucky derby and they have to be accounted for

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 19 January 2018 18:14 (one year ago) link

jags will win the nfl playoffs

Spottie, Friday, 19 January 2018 18:34 (one year ago) link

generous

lag∞n, Friday, 19 January 2018 18:36 (one year ago) link

that proud norwegian rhythm

@PAOnTheMic @KFAN1003 Sending much love from Prior Lake High School! #skol pic.twitter.com/2zYpljFbRI

— Joe Kanz (@joe_kanz) January 19, 2018

lag∞n, Friday, 19 January 2018 18:38 (one year ago) link

my prediction is one of these last 4 teams will be playing a super bowl in their home stadium. i won't say which one tho!!

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 19 January 2018 18:44 (one year ago) link

Brady is going to win the AFC title game with a bad thumb and Belichick is going to award Patriot of the Week to the glove.

— Kevin Clark (@bykevinclark) January 19, 2018

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 19 January 2018 19:12 (one year ago) link

btw I'm going to the eagles game but not wearing a dog mask

k3vin k., Friday, 19 January 2018 19:31 (one year ago) link

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41vFuSFYRYL._SX425_.jpg

k3v, sunday 6.40pm

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 19 January 2018 19:34 (one year ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DUAI38_X0AEtp6a.jpg

also ready

Roberto Spiralli, Saturday, 20 January 2018 18:46 (one year ago) link

feeling the chain chomp luggage

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Saturday, 20 January 2018 19:09 (one year ago) link

love too 1975 cosplay

lag∞n, Saturday, 20 January 2018 19:14 (one year ago) link

vrabel in at the titans. interesting hire, not much to evaluate him on as a coordinator. patriots getting around the league like japanese knotweed.

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 21 January 2018 00:37 (one year ago) link

or chlamydia

mookieproof, Sunday, 21 January 2018 01:27 (one year ago) link

lol

lag∞n, Sunday, 21 January 2018 02:04 (one year ago) link

Damn nice drive

fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Sunday, 21 January 2018 20:39 (one year ago) link

Pats D asleep at the wheel on that one

Moodles, Sunday, 21 January 2018 20:42 (one year ago) link

yup

fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Sunday, 21 January 2018 20:43 (one year ago) link

Haha making some stupid penalties here

Moodles, Sunday, 21 January 2018 21:20 (one year ago) link

Haha? Should be Jags. Stupid phone.

Moodles, Sunday, 21 January 2018 21:21 (one year ago) link

Nice TD though

Moodles, Sunday, 21 January 2018 21:21 (one year ago) link

I cannot believe how much affection I have for the Jacksonville Jaguars today. I wonder why that might be.

El Tomboto, Sunday, 21 January 2018 21:22 (one year ago) link

It is truly baffling, you may want to see a doctor for that

Moodles, Sunday, 21 January 2018 21:25 (one year ago) link

Baffling meltdown on that drive on D.

Go Jax tho

fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Sunday, 21 January 2018 21:30 (one year ago) link

and I say this as someone who feels the Jags are like getting a "yes" RSVP from a friend you'd hoped would be out of town

fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Sunday, 21 January 2018 21:49 (one year ago) link

Bortles outplaying Brady for three quarters, wtf is going on here

frogbs, Sunday, 21 January 2018 22:13 (one year ago) link

dookie

fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Sunday, 21 January 2018 22:16 (one year ago) link

Romo not a believer in Brady right now

frogbs, Sunday, 21 January 2018 22:17 (one year ago) link

Wowww that play

frogbs, Sunday, 21 January 2018 22:19 (one year ago) link

C'mon Lewis

Moodles, Sunday, 21 January 2018 22:19 (one year ago) link

I believe

fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Sunday, 21 January 2018 22:22 (one year ago) link

IDK the Pats have just done this so many times, Bortles in the Super Bowl seems so strange

frogbs, Sunday, 21 January 2018 22:26 (one year ago) link

Yeah I think everyone saw that coming

frogbs, Sunday, 21 January 2018 22:28 (one year ago) link

God damnit are we really going to go through this

frogbs, Sunday, 21 January 2018 22:29 (one year ago) link

Such a tense game

Moodles, Sunday, 21 January 2018 22:30 (one year ago) link

Niiiiiiice

Moodles, Sunday, 21 January 2018 22:31 (one year ago) link

Amendola has really upped his game this season.

Moodles, Sunday, 21 January 2018 22:31 (one year ago) link

Welp Bortles is the master of the 8 minute touchdown drive

frogbs, Sunday, 21 January 2018 22:31 (one year ago) link

Fuckin give up a 3rd and 18 on a shit throw

fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Sunday, 21 January 2018 22:31 (one year ago) link

Yeah right down the middle too. They’re really making it easy

frogbs, Sunday, 21 January 2018 22:34 (one year ago) link

Give me one more stop

Moodles, Sunday, 21 January 2018 22:35 (one year ago) link

Pats gonna make Bortles beat them lol

frogbs, Sunday, 21 January 2018 22:37 (one year ago) link

Yessssss

Moodles, Sunday, 21 January 2018 22:38 (one year ago) link

Rest of this game feeling like a formality at this point

frogbs, Sunday, 21 January 2018 22:39 (one year ago) link

Why exactly do Jags decide to move away from the high percentage short game completely and run two difficult patterns that Bortles would bungle

fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Sunday, 21 January 2018 22:40 (one year ago) link

But no fuck the Pasties

fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Sunday, 21 January 2018 22:41 (one year ago) link

Lol

Moodles, Sunday, 21 January 2018 22:42 (one year ago) link

Feels like Pats are like 90% favorites right now

frogbs, Sunday, 21 January 2018 22:43 (one year ago) link

Whoa what

frogbs, Sunday, 21 January 2018 22:44 (one year ago) link

Dolaaaaaa

Moodles, Sunday, 21 January 2018 22:47 (one year ago) link

So the Jags just abandoned everything that worked offensively for 3 quarters huh

fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Sunday, 21 January 2018 22:47 (one year ago) link

Lol this crowd already knows they won

frogbs, Sunday, 21 January 2018 22:49 (one year ago) link

Dude, don't jinx it

Moodles, Sunday, 21 January 2018 22:50 (one year ago) link

Dolazzaaadppydlyzhz

Moodles, Sunday, 21 January 2018 22:53 (one year ago) link

Like I said, it’s a formality at this point

frogbs, Sunday, 21 January 2018 22:53 (one year ago) link

Should have just let them score

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Sunday, 21 January 2018 22:54 (one year ago) link

Oh well here’s your chance Blake

frogbs, Sunday, 21 January 2018 22:55 (one year ago) link

Game over

Moodles, Sunday, 21 January 2018 23:02 (one year ago) link

was thinking Bort Bungles was going to blake into a score there

omar little, Sunday, 21 January 2018 23:03 (one year ago) link

So fucking lame

frogbs, Sunday, 21 January 2018 23:05 (one year ago) link

Fuck this sport

fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Sunday, 21 January 2018 23:07 (one year ago) link

the NFL has one job and it keeps failing at it, year after year after year.

Van Horn Street, Sunday, 21 January 2018 23:08 (one year ago) link

lol

call all destroyer, Sunday, 21 January 2018 23:13 (one year ago) link

not sure we'll see a more impressive achievement in postseason history if Tom Brady and the Pats completely run the gauntlet of Alex Smith, Marcus Mariota, Blake Bortles, and either Case Keenum/Nick Foles.

omar little, Sunday, 21 January 2018 23:15 (one year ago) link

which is still a strange series of names to type out.

omar little, Sunday, 21 January 2018 23:16 (one year ago) link

man that was crazy. i almost thought they were done this time.. no jules, no gronk, can't get the short passing game going..

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Sunday, 21 January 2018 23:49 (one year ago) link

Maybe Torrey Smith will catch one pass again in his career

Spottie, Sunday, 21 January 2018 23:59 (one year ago) link

xp the key to the game was just dropping back and letting it rip. took ‘em a while to figure it out.

call all destroyer, Monday, 22 January 2018 00:06 (one year ago) link

lfgggg

k3vin k., Monday, 22 January 2018 00:09 (one year ago) link

go legarrette blount <3

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Monday, 22 January 2018 00:28 (one year ago) link

:(

bhad and bhabie (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 22 January 2018 00:29 (one year ago) link

omfg vikings how do you leave him that wide open

¯\_(🏈 )_/¯ (daria-g), Monday, 22 January 2018 00:57 (one year ago) link

jax coach lost that game by turtling the last two drives of the first half when they were pushing the pats around

lag∞n, Monday, 22 January 2018 01:09 (one year ago) link

"the eagles are hungry and not just for a cheesesteak" --nbc fake migos

lag∞n, Monday, 22 January 2018 01:15 (one year ago) link

jfc

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 22 January 2018 01:27 (one year ago) link

theyre hungry for cheesesteaks and touchdowns

lag∞n, Monday, 22 January 2018 01:28 (one year ago) link

what a bad sport

JoeStork, Monday, 22 January 2018 01:29 (one year ago) link

OMG we are going to the super bowl !!!!!

Mordy, Monday, 22 January 2018 01:29 (one year ago) link

K3v is at this game

Mordy, Monday, 22 January 2018 01:30 (one year ago) link

i literally have no idea what's happening out there

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 22 January 2018 01:30 (one year ago) link

Ppl are going insane

Mordy, Monday, 22 January 2018 01:30 (one year ago) link

good thing they greased up the light poles before the game

lag∞n, Monday, 22 January 2018 01:31 (one year ago) link

Probably otm tbh

Mordy, Monday, 22 January 2018 01:32 (one year ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DUGcm5sX0AY3piS.jpg

the nice bois

lag∞n, Monday, 22 January 2018 01:39 (one year ago) link

Foles not playing like a backup today.

earlnash, Monday, 22 January 2018 01:52 (one year ago) link

lmao

Bill Belichick’s utter contempt for the AFC Championship trophy remains legendary pic.twitter.com/9TDv96qxde

— Jason Schwartz (@JasonSchwartz) January 21, 2018

lag∞n, Monday, 22 January 2018 01:53 (one year ago) link

last year

The disdain with which Bill Belichick received the Lamar Hunt trophy is truly awe inspiring pic.twitter.com/A6RG8eafCo

— Jason Schwartz (@JasonSchwartz) January 23, 2017

lag∞n, Monday, 22 January 2018 01:54 (one year ago) link

it’s true, he hates that thing.

call all destroyer, Monday, 22 January 2018 02:10 (one year ago) link

wait why? I don't know anything about football industry stuff...

Evan, Monday, 22 January 2018 02:23 (one year ago) link

i mean look at it

Van Horn Street, Monday, 22 January 2018 02:24 (one year ago) link

would look neat hanging with an edison bulb or something inside

Evan, Monday, 22 January 2018 02:28 (one year ago) link

bill disdains any prize that isn't the vince lombardi trophy

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 22 January 2018 02:30 (one year ago) link

belichick handling the trophy like it was slathered in poison is everything i love about him

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Monday, 22 January 2018 02:33 (one year ago) link

man that game was fucking nuts

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 22 January 2018 02:42 (one year ago) link

well
fuck life

bhad and bhabie (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 22 January 2018 03:52 (one year ago) link

seems like foles might be good

k3vin k., Monday, 22 January 2018 13:09 (one year ago) link

with apologies to m@tt, the game was amazing as was the atmosphere at the linc. there was basically a mosh pit to get to our seats. and every score the entire place went absolutely nuts

k3vin k., Monday, 22 January 2018 13:10 (one year ago) link

Lord... look at the LT/LG dbl team. pic.twitter.com/k1ASmFCOV0

— Ted Nguyen (@FB_FilmAnalysis) January 22, 2018

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 22 January 2018 14:34 (one year ago) link

plan to spend the next 2 weeks trying to understand what happened in that game

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 22 January 2018 14:35 (one year ago) link

RS how many syllables are in the jacksonville team's name

mookieproof, Monday, 22 January 2018 15:13 (one year ago) link

Asking for Tony Romo?

Moodles, Monday, 22 January 2018 15:14 (one year ago) link

I know Romo gets clowned on a lot but I legitimately love him as a broadcaster. even saying "alright! here we go!" a dozen times a game doesn't wear on me like I thought it would.

frogbs, Monday, 22 January 2018 15:16 (one year ago) link

well the car company of the same name is from the city i grew up in and my dad worked there so i thought i knew for sure that there are 3 syllables, but yesterday i learned from tony romo that it is pronounced "jag-wires"

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 22 January 2018 15:16 (one year ago) link

our other romo observation yesterday was that nearly every single play is introduced as "this is a really big play here". lots of big plays when you get this deep in the offs

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 22 January 2018 15:18 (one year ago) link

vikings have the best defense at stopping 3rd down conversions since the stat started to be tracked in 1991
nick foles has the worst 3rd down conversion % among starting qbs this year

10/11, 159yds, 2 TDs, 0 INTs

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 22 January 2018 15:31 (one year ago) link

hah -- i didn't see either game yesterday so i didn't know about romo

i do like him a lot, kinda wonder when the excitement will be ground out of him and he turns into aikman

mookieproof, Monday, 22 January 2018 15:36 (one year ago) link

Got to love Philly fans for doing things like punching a police horse before the game while getting busted for drunk and disorderly conduct.

earlnash, Monday, 22 January 2018 17:55 (one year ago) link

Foals' performance reminded me of Kerry Collins' 2000 NFC Championship game performance. I can't remember the last time, other than Collins, where a pretty mediocre quarterback has a game for the ages in a conference title game. Hopefully Foals doesn't shit the bed like Collins did in the Super Bowl, though.

Rod Steel (musicfanatic), Monday, 22 January 2018 19:11 (one year ago) link

foles isn't bad he's just v streaky. he's still in the HOF and had an insane season in 2013. check out this if you didn't already know: https://www.pro-football-reference.com/leaders/pass_rating_single_season.htm

Mordy, Monday, 22 January 2018 19:26 (one year ago) link

I'm sure having LeSean and DeSean helped a lot there. And it's only 10 games. But still....those are some all time numbers. Everyone else who's had a season like that has been a slam dunk Hall of Famer. Foles didn't even make it another year.

frogbs, Monday, 22 January 2018 19:35 (one year ago) link

i'm not going to say that any qb could've had foles's 2013 season since i have seen nfl qbs miss wide open receivers enough times, but that season was 100% scheme and foles was just making uncontested throws to wide open dudes. for one year chip's offense was a legit phenomenon in pro ball, sui generis, and other teams needed all season long to figure out how to counter it. foles has been below average to bad nearly every other game he played outside the season, until last night's performance where a couple times that worked dudes wide open e.g. the jeffrey bomb, but he was just making incredible plays otherwise. that one game means more to the evaluation of foles than the whole of 2013 imo.

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 22 January 2018 20:11 (one year ago) link

only 2 qbs have ever completed more than 75% of their passes in two back-to-back playoff games. that's a kind of lol stat but still.

Mordy, Monday, 22 January 2018 20:13 (one year ago) link

what a horrible sport that ends in making either Philly or New England happy

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Monday, 22 January 2018 21:01 (one year ago) link

otm

mookieproof, Monday, 22 January 2018 21:04 (one year ago) link

fair. you must be delighted that neither the sox or phillies have won the stickball championships recently

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 22 January 2018 21:06 (one year ago) link

i did root for the phillies when they played the yankees in stickball that one time

mookieproof, Monday, 22 January 2018 21:09 (one year ago) link

yeah didn't make it to the end of that Series

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Monday, 22 January 2018 21:22 (one year ago) link

this is tough -- the pats are pure evil, have been much too good the last 15 years and could tie the steelers with six titles

otoh, philly

mookieproof, Monday, 22 January 2018 21:39 (one year ago) link

the super bowl of hate

khat person (jim in vancouver), Monday, 22 January 2018 21:47 (one year ago) link

ty for the thread title my mans

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 22 January 2018 21:50 (one year ago) link

ok, in my quest to understand the nfc championship game, i have learned the following:

the ringer published a completely content- and analysis-free 'article' called Everything the Vikings Are Good at Failed Against the Eagles. however, the title was the most important part of the whole thing and succinctly nails the game. p much everything that the vikings do well they were bad at and everything that has worked for them this season stopped working.

the vikings defense is in some ways very aggressive. not that they are blitzing all the time, but they play right in your face. on pass plays the safeties hardly ever drop deep in coverage and instead they hang around the gain line and make the short/intermediate part of the field very condensed, effective against the run and effective against the pass if you don't give up big plays doing it. their dbs are all good enough that they can play close in and dare qbs to try to go over them, and the danger of passes completed in front of them breaking into big YAC plays is minimized because the whole defense is one of the best tackling units in the league.

all of that went wrong. first, they couldn't tackle for shit. multiple times the eagles completed short of the sticks on 3rd down and the vikings couldn't wrap them up. really just a bizarre drop off. second, they made the pass plays minnesota was betting they couldn't. 2 factors here. first is scheme - pederson game planned out of his mind on this one, had a player as good as harrison smith, the clear best safety in football this year, chasing his tail on plays like the jeffrey bomb. 2nd cb trae waynes - who is not xavier rhodes but who was a 1st round pick who really came on as the season progressed - was totally victimized. visibly humiliated on the flea flicker but also gave up over 100y and 2 tds total. second factor was nick foles who was apparently just as good as he looked. rated as his best ever play by play performance, better even than his 7 td game vs oakland in 2013. perfect passer rating and qbr in the second half.

on offense, the vikes acknowledged their weakness - the o-line - and devised a game plan around getting the ball out quickly. this had worked for them during the regular season and as i noted before the game, keenum was also one of the best qbs in the nfl vs pressure. however, even with 3 step drops and keenum never having the ball much longer than a couple seconds, the eagles still managed to pressure him on 50% of dropbacks which is actually terrifying. the eagles front just brutally and thoroughly mauled them. they rattled keenum and didn't even give him time to loft hopeful 50/50s to thielen or diggs downfield, the cornerstone of their offense.

there were definitely other major factors, for sure the 14 points off turnovers in the first half had a massive impact on the way the game developed, but essentially this game was about the vikings being bad at what they do well, the eagles being good at what they do well, and nick foles turning into 2010 aaron rodgers.

Roberto Spiralli, Wednesday, 24 January 2018 01:45 (one year ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrRxiK3xW8Q

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2z58Ad7IVaA

these are really terrific, recaps with a bit of tactical breakdown thrown in

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 26 January 2018 00:46 (one year ago) link

foles is so normcore, love him

k3vin k., Friday, 26 January 2018 05:11 (one year ago) link

Foals did have a great 2013 season, but it seems passer rating is losing it's significance more and more with each year. I mean, Tony Romo has essentially the same career rating as Tom Brady and I can almost guarantee you he won't be getting in the hall of fame.

Rod Steel (musicfanatic), Friday, 26 January 2018 18:39 (one year ago) link

well, no one is going in the HOF based on passer rating, that is certainly true. as i was saying upthread, football stats are pretty bad all round. i like the ways folks like football outsiders and PFF are building metrics that try to do things like measure passes irrespective of catches and taking account of on-field situations, but there are infinite variables and the holy grail of a stat that tidily and definitively describes qb performance is likely a fantasy. but take a bunch of different datapoints together and hopefully you see something consistent. as phil simms famously said, "data analysis in football is like a georges seurat painting"

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 26 January 2018 19:05 (one year ago) link

yeah passer ratings for the legendary QBs of the 80s like Elway and Marino were pedestrian compared to today's QBs but that's because completion percentages are higher as so many offenses use screens and dump-offs whereas Elway/Marino flung the ball downfield most of the game.

Tannehill had passer ratings that were higher than Marino posted in many seasons and was hated by a large chunk of his fanbase....cos it really doesn't mean much anymore.

fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Friday, 26 January 2018 19:23 (one year ago) link

i vote for romo

lag∞n, Friday, 26 January 2018 19:26 (one year ago) link


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