the Matt Patricia 2018-19 playoff nfl thread

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Congratulations to Matt Patricia for improving the Lions from 9-7 to 6-10 and missing the playoffs. Screw getting to work on time, I don't like to either. Oh yeah, you are probably a creep too...

Anyway...

Wild Card Weekend
Saturday, January 5

No. 6 Indianapolis at No. 3 Houston, 4:35 p.m. ET (ESPN/ABC)
No. 5 Seattle at No. 4 Dallas, 8:15 p.m. ET (Fox)

Sunday, January 6

No. 5 Los Angeles Chargers at No. 4 Baltimore, 1:05 p.m. ET (CBS, stream the game here)
No. 6 Philadelphia at No. 3 Chicago, 4:40 p.m. ET (NBC)

Divisional Round

Saturday, January 12

Indianapolis/L.A. Chargers/Baltimore at No. 1 Kansas City, 4:35 p.m. ET (NBC)
Seattle/Dallas/Chicago at No. 2 Los Angeles Rams, 8:15 p.m. ET (Fox)

Sunday, January 13

L.A. Chargers/Baltimore/Houston at No. 2 New England, 1:05 p.m. ET (CBS)
Philadelphia/Seattle/Dallas at No. 1 New Orleans, 4:40 p.m. ET (Fox)

Championship Sunday

Sunday, January 20

NFC Championship, 3:05 p.m. ET (Fox)
AFC Championship, 6:40 p.m. ET (CBS)

Super Bowl LIII
Sunday, February 3

AFC vs. NFC in Atlanta, 6:30 p.m. ET (CBS)

earlnash, Saturday, 5 January 2019 16:06 (two weeks ago) Permalink

This looks to be a pretty interesting playoffs, probably the first open run in a good long time.

I kinda feel like one of the big D teams like B-more or Chicago could get to the Superbowl.

earlnash, Saturday, 5 January 2019 16:09 (two weeks ago) Permalink

colts / hawks / ravens / bears

p nice slate of wild card games, feel like these could be good playoffs in general.

in the afc, i have a hunch the winner of chargers/ravens beats whichever of the pats/chiefs they meet in the div and then loses to the other in the conf game. nfc i think it will be bears @ saints, rams back home 0/1.

Roberto Spiralli, Saturday, 5 January 2019 16:52 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Seems like nearly all the money is on the Colts today. Have they looked particularly good or are the Texans just that unconvincing?

frogbs, Saturday, 5 January 2019 17:38 (two weeks ago) Permalink

colts 9-1 over last 10 and look like things are clicking. houston theoretically have a good defense but overall they look nothing like a team that might win a postseason game. i think BOB is prob just a bad hc

Roberto Spiralli, Saturday, 5 January 2019 18:04 (two weeks ago) Permalink

is there, in any sport, a division more boring than the afc south

mookieproof, Saturday, 5 January 2019 18:44 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I’d argue the AFC east is more boring

frogbs, Saturday, 5 January 2019 19:17 (two weeks ago) Permalink

AFC South has more years where two teams make the playoffs than the AFC East. I'd say the Colts are the only team in the South that has much if any fanbase outside the locals.

earlnash, Saturday, 5 January 2019 20:08 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i can hate the pats and laugh at the jets; i just don't care about any of the afc south teams, let alone two of them playing each other

maybe if houston reclaimed the oilers name they could graft on some character

mookieproof, Saturday, 5 January 2019 20:10 (two weeks ago) Permalink

texans officially unconvincing

Roberto Spiralli, Saturday, 5 January 2019 22:13 (two weeks ago) Permalink

is the colts offensive line that good? or is TX just overrated. i think this is the first colts game i've seen all season

Дарья (daria-g), Saturday, 5 January 2019 22:50 (two weeks ago) Permalink

wtf you can't get a yard?!

Дарья (daria-g), Saturday, 5 January 2019 22:51 (two weeks ago) Permalink

yeah indy line is top 5 prob

Roberto Spiralli, Saturday, 5 January 2019 23:04 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Quenton Nelson is a BEAST.

Mr. Snrub, Saturday, 5 January 2019 23:07 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Colts is a scary team!!!Wow, What an impressive win. Welcome to the playoffs!

— Vince Wilfork (@wilfork75) January 6, 2019

Дарья (daria-g), Sunday, 6 January 2019 00:37 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The thing I have read on the Colts is that their young O-line and D-line are for real. Bob Kravitz of Indy Star seems pretty impressed and he was a bit of local critic of some things Indy did back in the Manning days.

earlnash, Sunday, 6 January 2019 00:41 (two weeks ago) Permalink

ahaha i know him - bob kravitz did deflategate

it doesn't seem impossible for them to beat kansas city

Дарья (daria-g), Sunday, 6 January 2019 01:14 (two weeks ago) Permalink

ok i *really* question attempting to kick that. guys

Дарья (daria-g), Sunday, 6 January 2019 02:27 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Sebastian Janikowski is so very glad they are not wearing the lime green unis tonight. It is not a flattering look for him.

earlnash, Sunday, 6 January 2019 02:35 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I'm also not sure that Jerry Jones is keeping around Jason Garrett in some type of Dorian Gray spell. That might explain a few things.

earlnash, Sunday, 6 January 2019 02:37 (two weeks ago) Permalink

man the Chargers and Ravens both fuckin suck

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Sunday, 6 January 2019 18:26 (two weeks ago) Permalink

today that is

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Sunday, 6 January 2019 18:26 (two weeks ago) Permalink

coward's call by the ref, that was a fumble

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 6 January 2019 20:28 (two weeks ago) Permalink

lmao ravens -2 passing yards currently holy hell

johnny crunch, Sunday, 6 January 2019 20:45 (two weeks ago) Permalink

guess it took a dozen drives to warm up

johnny crunch, Sunday, 6 January 2019 20:51 (two weeks ago) Permalink

lol

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 6 January 2019 20:51 (two weeks ago) Permalink

man if they just had stopped being totally incompetent a couple drives earlier this could be genuinely exciting

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 6 January 2019 21:04 (two weeks ago) Permalink

chargers could have downed crabtree short of the 1st down line if they hadnt been complaining lol

k3vin k., Sunday, 6 January 2019 21:08 (two weeks ago) Permalink

ah TD anyway

k3vin k., Sunday, 6 January 2019 21:10 (two weeks ago) Permalink

oh man that was a sick play call on 3rd down too

k3vin k., Sunday, 6 January 2019 21:17 (two weeks ago) Permalink

been there, feels bad

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 6 January 2019 21:22 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I'm not being hyperbolic when i say there's still no single individual in Los Angeles who knows the Chargers aren't in San Diego anymore, let alone anyone who knows they won a playoff game today.

omar little, Sunday, 6 January 2019 21:32 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I watched some of the Seahawks/Cowboys yesterday after ignoring most of the season and that was some dull, dispiriting football. Thankfully I missed seeing the horrifying ankle injury live.

JoeStork, Sunday, 6 January 2019 21:47 (two weeks ago) Permalink

let's go birds

k3vin k., Sunday, 6 January 2019 21:49 (two weeks ago) Permalink

lmao what a farce

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 6 January 2019 23:03 (two weeks ago) Permalink

what a weird half. this ref seems in over his head a bit

k3vin k., Sunday, 6 January 2019 23:08 (two weeks ago) Permalink

whistles are meaningless; every single play should end with one team or the other running the ball into the end zone because maybe they’ll overturn the tackle

mookieproof, Sunday, 6 January 2019 23:10 (two weeks ago) Permalink

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DwQ5hRNXQAE6BmT.jpg

Дарья (daria-g), Sunday, 6 January 2019 23:20 (two weeks ago) Permalink

TD eagles!

k3vin k., Sunday, 6 January 2019 23:38 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Seems the only winning strategy for Philly is to have Chicago commit a bunch of penalties

frogbs, Monday, 7 January 2019 00:13 (two weeks ago) Permalink

damn getting tense

johnny crunch, Monday, 7 January 2019 00:34 (two weeks ago) Permalink

looking for the malcolm butler goal line INT on that last play

Дарья (daria-g), Monday, 7 January 2019 00:37 (two weeks ago) Permalink

omfg

Дарья (daria-g), Monday, 7 January 2019 00:37 (two weeks ago) Permalink

wow iggles

johnny crunch, Monday, 7 January 2019 00:38 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Hoooooly shit eagles

Taking that TO seemed insane but damn

frogbs, Monday, 7 January 2019 00:39 (two weeks ago) Permalink

wtf this game

Дарья (daria-g), Monday, 7 January 2019 00:44 (two weeks ago) Permalink

like i didn't think trubisky could do that

Дарья (daria-g), Monday, 7 January 2019 00:45 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Yeah I honesty didn’t think Mitch was built for this kind of situation but that was awesome

frogbs, Monday, 7 January 2019 00:47 (two weeks ago) Permalink

LMAO

johnny crunch, Monday, 7 January 2019 00:49 (two weeks ago) Permalink

WHAT

Дарья (daria-g), Monday, 7 January 2019 00:49 (two weeks ago) Permalink

xp awful play not luck tbf

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 21 January 2019 02:51 (three days ago) Permalink

Amazing, not over yet, but so close

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Monday, 21 January 2019 02:52 (three days ago) Permalink

Lol @offside

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Monday, 21 January 2019 02:55 (three days ago) Permalink

Uggghhhh

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Monday, 21 January 2019 02:55 (three days ago) Permalink

This fuckin game!

i believe that (s)he is sincere (forksclovetofu), Monday, 21 January 2019 02:55 (three days ago) Permalink

mahomes tho, jfc

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 21 January 2019 02:56 (three days ago) Permalink

What a game, and 2 OT championships

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Monday, 21 January 2019 03:00 (three days ago) Permalink

my not watching the second half has made this exciting; you're welcome

mookieproof, Monday, 21 January 2019 03:02 (three days ago) Permalink

what a game

so stressful. fourth quarter brady thought

Дарья (daria-g), Monday, 21 January 2019 03:04 (three days ago) Permalink

jules. wow

Дарья (daria-g), Monday, 21 January 2019 03:07 (three days ago) Permalink

NFL really needs college OT imo

mookieproof, Monday, 21 January 2019 03:09 (three days ago) Permalink

My head is pounding

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Monday, 21 January 2019 03:10 (three days ago) Permalink

Is romo's phone not on silent? I keep hearing the apple cricket text received tone in this game.

i believe that (s)he is sincere (forksclovetofu), Monday, 21 January 2019 03:12 (three days ago) Permalink

PAAAAAATTTSS

Дарья (daria-g), Monday, 21 January 2019 03:13 (three days ago) Permalink

Fuck this. Hope they lose by 70

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Monday, 21 January 2019 03:14 (three days ago) Permalink

what a fucking drive, 3 x 3rd and long. tom brady man

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 21 January 2019 03:14 (three days ago) Permalink

what the fuck guys

that fourth quarter

Дарья (daria-g), Monday, 21 January 2019 03:15 (three days ago) Permalink

tom brady. man

Дарья (daria-g), Monday, 21 January 2019 03:15 (three days ago) Permalink

Unbelievable, what an amazing game

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Monday, 21 January 2019 03:15 (three days ago) Permalink

i mean, he beat the rams in the super bowl SEVENTEEN YEARS AGO wtf

Дарья (daria-g), Monday, 21 January 2019 03:16 (three days ago) Permalink

maga

mookieproof, Monday, 21 January 2019 03:16 (three days ago) Permalink

brady, edeleman, and gronk just dragged that over the finish line. those guys are unbelievable.

call all destroyer, Monday, 21 January 2019 03:19 (three days ago) Permalink

They converted on so many 3rd downs, it was unreal

frogbs, Monday, 21 January 2019 03:20 (three days ago) Permalink

lol lol lol. as a young pats fan, i hate the 00s pats like no other. and as a chief-symp, too. but....looooool. and as an nfl bulllshit caller too. So satisfying. *blows imaginary smoke* this was good.

Hunt3r, Monday, 21 January 2019 03:20 (three days ago) Permalink

i didn't watch a ton of regular season of the early 00s pats, though i def remember several grim depressing winters in new england brightened only by pats playoff wins on sundays. then it's back to freezing temps, grey skies, snow and ice everywhere until like april

Дарья (daria-g), Monday, 21 January 2019 03:24 (three days ago) Permalink

awwww it's big vince <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

Дарья (daria-g), Monday, 21 January 2019 03:26 (three days ago) Permalink

man bill actually looks happy about the afc trophy? usually he looks like he's about to chuck it in the trash

this was def like top 5 of all the football games i've ever watched. that was crazy.

Дарья (daria-g), Monday, 21 January 2019 03:30 (three days ago) Permalink

bill likely respected the opponent and circumstances a little more than usual.

call all destroyer, Monday, 21 January 2019 03:33 (three days ago) Permalink

mahomes is great. i'm also trying to process who is this pats team that showed up the last two weeks. the way the season went was hard to believe they could beat kc on the road

Дарья (daria-g), Monday, 21 January 2019 03:48 (three days ago) Permalink

bill likely respected the opponent and circumstances

haaaah oh fuck i love this outcome

Hunt3r, Monday, 21 January 2019 04:03 (three days ago) Permalink

I know it gets said a bunch but...Romo is crazy accurate when it comes to diagnosing plays on both sides of the ball.

frogbs, Monday, 21 January 2019 04:40 (three days ago) Permalink

You thought Tom Brady was great tonight? Here's some snippets of Tony Romo's late-game forecasting wizardry. pic.twitter.com/sH09q6IJfj

— Jack Korte (@JackMyNBC5) January 21, 2019

lag∞n, Monday, 21 January 2019 05:19 (three days ago) Permalink

I watched the AFC game (aftermath of a child's birthday party). Everyone was depressed that the Pats got a handjob from the officials.

(Yes, it was my first viewing of an NFL playoff game in 30+ years)

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 21 January 2019 16:01 (three days ago) Permalink

obv Brady must be destroyed

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 21 January 2019 16:03 (three days ago) Permalink

tbf they were kinda weird on both ends. there were a *lot* of very close judgment calls there.

I can't really hate on the Pats, I mean yeah they're obnoxious and yeah the way they cried "nobody believes in us!!" because they opened as a 3-point road dog is pathetic but whatever, every Super Bowl they've played in has been great - beating the Rams as giant underdogs, having a perfect season ruined by the Giants, getting a chance at redemption and having the Giants ruin it again, the Malcolm Butler game, 28-3, the "Philly Special" game where both teams scored on nearly every drive..idk at least with the Pats you have someone to root against

it's just so excruciating to go against them - watching Brady convert on 3rd & 10 over and over again is just so deflating

frogbs, Monday, 21 January 2019 16:08 (three days ago) Permalink

"roughing the passer" was a sad lol

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 22 January 2019 00:26 (two days ago) Permalink

lagoon that link appears to be dead, do you know how else i could find it?

romo was fantastic

calumy (rip van wanko), Tuesday, 22 January 2019 00:41 (two days ago) Permalink

watching Brady convert on 3rd & 10 over and over again is just so deflating


I see what you did there

beard papa, Tuesday, 22 January 2019 02:55 (two days ago) Permalink

such jokes are really tacky

Hunt3r, Tuesday, 22 January 2019 03:30 (two days ago) Permalink

naw sry bummer, nfl is so dumb abt sharing their clips, nba lets u post whatever xp

lag∞n, Tuesday, 22 January 2019 05:36 (two days ago) Permalink

re the pats going on about how no one believes in them & everyone thinks they suck -- i really don't recommend tuning in to local boston sports media especially talk radio, but that's where it comes from for sure. all season. i have only listened to a little bit of some jerks on 98.5 because greg bedard goes on there but.. well, top story on 98.5 site rn is one of their own guys 'i declared the pats dynasty dead & i'm a moron'

Дарья (daria-g), Tuesday, 22 January 2019 18:19 (two days ago) Permalink

imo, what Brady is doing at 41 is now in the realm of the unfathomable... when an athlete gets into late 30s you marvel at how they can move with any quickness, and how they are able to recover from games fast enough to get back to practice and make the next game. at 41, it's like, how is he even making those throws now? TB12 is an automaton obviously. it only makes sense to doubt the pats because they so much depend on Brady and what's he's doing at this age is nigh on impossible!

calumy (rip van wanko), Tuesday, 22 January 2019 18:25 (two days ago) Permalink

These "no PI call cost Saints the SB" people are insufferable. Didn't see y'all overly concerned by the missed facemask that cost the Rams a 1st and goal

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 22 January 2019 18:31 (two days ago) Permalink

xp totally correct. local media has a tough job given the standards the team has set as far as finding actual things to talk about....so there's a tendency to pick apart the team in extreme detail that is understandable even if the tone (especially on the radio) is ridiculous.

it's funny watching/reading national stuff and everyone mocking the pats for being all "no one believes in us"--it does come from a real place as far as the local media goes, they're not just making it up.

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 22 January 2019 18:34 (two days ago) Permalink

its kind of weird how some fanbases have the need to cling onto the underdog role as though its core to their identity. sportswriters love that "Are the Patriots done?" line because it gets hateclicks but in my experience the number of actual football fans who think that is like...close to zero. remember that Week 4 game, when the 3-0 Dolphins went to Foxboro to take on the 1-2 Patriots - did anyone think that game was not gonna be an embarrassing blowout?

frogbs, Tuesday, 22 January 2019 18:37 (two days ago) Permalink

the local perception, especially in a place that's completely obsessed with the team, is pretty different from the national one.

it's actually crazy, i thought we had reached patriots saturation around here a while ago but it's gone to a completely different level since deflategate.

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 22 January 2019 18:43 (two days ago) Permalink

this is all pretty absurd, i mean in 1999 Joe Montana leading the Niners to the 1981 Super Bowl crown (18 yrs prior) seemed like ancient NFL history but here Brady is on the cusp of another championship after having won his first 18 years ago. I mean....absurd.

omar little, Tuesday, 22 January 2019 18:54 (two days ago) Permalink

yea I mean with the ebb and flow of the NFL it really felt like losing that Super Bowl and then Brady tearing his ACL Week 1 of 2008 could have easily been the end of it. like, he's still a no-doubt HOF'er even if he had never stepped on the field again

another fun Brady stat, he's 3-0 in playoff overtime games now, and in all three the opponent never touched the ball

frogbs, Tuesday, 22 January 2019 19:37 (two days ago) Permalink

bob sutton fired as chiefs defensive coordinator

tony romo with blood on his hands

mookieproof, Tuesday, 22 January 2019 20:11 (two days ago) Permalink

xp interesting that all players who scored in that 1st ot win (tuck rule game) are still active! except for james jett who is now 48 and retired that year

https://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/200201190nwe.htm

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 22 January 2019 21:50 (two days ago) Permalink


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