NFL playoffs 2020

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And this isn't a knock on Lamar. Every NFL organization should be constantly asking themselves how to best put their QB in position to succeed. That the Ravens are one of the few orgs to actually do so isn't Lamar's fault, it's a credit to BAL. He will win the MVP and deserve it

— new-age analytical (@benbbaldwin) December 26, 2019

El Tomboto, Sunday, 29 December 2019 20:05 (four weeks ago) link

picks?

NE 23 TN 20
BUFF 17 HOU 13

SEA 24 PHI 17
NO 31 MIN 10

BAL 27 BUFF 13
KC 24 NE 20

SF 30 SEA 27
NO 28 GB 10

KC 30 BAL 28
NO 37 SF 27

KC 40 NO 35

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Monday, 30 December 2019 15:16 (three weeks ago) link

Patriots gonna win it all this year

frogbs, Monday, 30 December 2019 15:17 (three weeks ago) link

i certainly wouldn't be shocked, though they definitely haven't looked like even a top 5 team this year. if they do get past KC, it's hard for me to envision how they'd beat Baltimore on the road, unless all their skill position guys just magically level up simultaneously.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Monday, 30 December 2019 15:22 (three weeks ago) link

they are like some hellish demon from a horror movie, I will not believe they've been defeated until the clock reads 0:00 and they have less points than their opponent. they still have the 2nd best point differential in the league & a coach who's famous for figuring out how to beat good teams in the playoffs

frogbs, Monday, 30 December 2019 15:32 (three weeks ago) link

seriously though you're probably right I can't see them getting past KC or Baltimore. that said they will probably demolish Tennessee this weekend, beating inferior teams in the playoffs by 30 is just what Belichick does

Buffalo/Houston is kind of an interesting game, both of these are teams you'd think would be one-and-done but one of them has to win. Houston has the potential to make this a rout but I think Buffalo is better all around, can see their defense giving Watson a hard time

Seattle @ Philly could also be interesting, believe it or not the Seahawks have a point differential of only +7 this year which is pretty bad for a playoff team (though still better than Houston who sits at -7)

hard to see Minnesota having much of a chance vs the New Orleans juggernaut, Vikings kinda look like the classic "peaked a month too early" playoff team

frogbs, Monday, 30 December 2019 15:41 (three weeks ago) link

i'm still traumatized by the philly-seahawks game i went to in the bitter cold + rain to watch the eagles play their worst football of the year but they've obviously figured something out over the last month that hopefully they can use. i'm cautiously optimistic!

Mordy, Monday, 30 December 2019 15:42 (three weeks ago) link

Houston's offense just seems to rely so much on Will Fuller but you can't bank on him ever being healthy, that's basically why I picked Buffalo.

I think TN will give the Pats a good game, the Titans have played really well lately and I'm just a little dubious as to whether NE's offense is really capable of blowing out anybody right now.

think you're right about the Vikes, especially if Dalvin Cook is out or limited.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Monday, 30 December 2019 15:45 (three weeks ago) link

here's what my book says:

Texans -3
Patriots -4.5
Saints -8
Seahawks -2

think Bills, Pats, and Eagles could all be good bets

frogbs, Monday, 30 December 2019 16:10 (three weeks ago) link

i have zero faith in the eagles, but . . . home dogs

mookieproof, Monday, 30 December 2019 17:34 (three weeks ago) link

my guesses were Texans -3.5, Pats -6, Saints -7 and Seahawks -1. as much as the Pats offense has looked like shit for most of the year I certainly wouldn't feel comfortable picking Tennessee to cover there.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Monday, 30 December 2019 17:52 (three weeks ago) link

i don't think Philly can be favored with all of their injuries, now losing Brandon Brooks, possibly Miles Sanders, not sure if they'll have Ertz back. I know Seattle's D is banged up too but the Eagles are a damn infirmary.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Monday, 30 December 2019 17:55 (three weeks ago) link

has there ever been an early saturday wildcard game that did not feature a team from the afc south, the most boring division in pro sports™

mookieproof, Saturday, 4 January 2020 21:21 (three weeks ago) link

This Bills defense has completely neutralized Watson

frogbs, Saturday, 4 January 2020 23:15 (three weeks ago) link

He's coaching for his job, but BoB seems to be doing even worse than usual tonight

525,600 gecs (voodoo chili), Saturday, 4 January 2020 23:27 (three weeks ago) link

anyway my bets for this weekend

Bills/Texans under 43 - had to figure one of these two offenses were gonna come out flat
Pats -4.5 - bet big on this one, I don't see this game being close
Saints -7.5 - think the Vikings are actually kinda underrated coming into the playoffs but the Saints look great on both sides and I can see their defense stifling Minnesota all game

frogbs, Saturday, 4 January 2020 23:46 (three weeks ago) link

Pats -4.5 - bet big on this one, I don't see this game being close

my dumb hot take is that tannehill knocks them off and then signs with the pats in the offseason lol

525,600 gecs (voodoo chili), Saturday, 4 January 2020 23:51 (three weeks ago) link

I'm excited to see the Bills doing well. Not feeling great about the Pats' prospects. They played like shit last week vs Miami.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Saturday, 4 January 2020 23:54 (three weeks ago) link

true but they've still got the #2 point differential in the league & Pats at home vs. a team with little playoff experience is a situation they pretty much always thrive in. I realize they've not looked good recently but the idea that they'd only be a slight favorite on a neutral field seems like a big overcorrection

frogbs, Sunday, 5 January 2020 00:01 (three weeks ago) link

this game is getting good huh

frogbs, Sunday, 5 January 2020 00:06 (three weeks ago) link

Bills had a good run, RIP

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Sunday, 5 January 2020 00:11 (three weeks ago) link

deshaun watson is finally good enough to overcome his own coach.

was kinda predictable for the bills to fall off after that incredible opening script, but they looked a lot better than their point output for three quarters. conservative decision-making and poor ball security bit them in the ass.

525,600 gecs (voodoo chili), Sunday, 5 January 2020 00:12 (three weeks ago) link

This Bills defense has completely neutralized Watson

― frogbs, Saturday, January 4, 2020 6:15 PM (fifty-five minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

this jinxed buff o somethign

johnny crunch, Sunday, 5 January 2020 00:13 (three weeks ago) link

they should make the whole plane out of devin singletary

525,600 gecs (voodoo chili), Sunday, 5 January 2020 00:14 (three weeks ago) link

holy jeez

johnny crunch, Sunday, 5 January 2020 00:21 (three weeks ago) link

this is such a bills way to lose this game

k3vin k., Sunday, 5 January 2020 00:23 (three weeks ago) link

y are they not kicking wtf

johnny crunch, Sunday, 5 January 2020 00:23 (three weeks ago) link

I uh don’t know if I agree with going for it here

frogbs, Sunday, 5 January 2020 00:23 (three weeks ago) link

yikes ok i guess you cant try for a 59-60 yd attmpt

johnny crunch, Sunday, 5 January 2020 00:24 (three weeks ago) link

good call not to kick, they might've given the texans good field position

525,600 gecs (voodoo chili), Sunday, 5 January 2020 00:25 (three weeks ago) link

incred brutal

johnny crunch, Sunday, 5 January 2020 00:25 (three weeks ago) link

loss of 16 on 4th and 27 lmao Bills

frogbs, Sunday, 5 January 2020 00:25 (three weeks ago) link

bills full team crumbled lmao

johnny crunch, Sunday, 5 January 2020 00:26 (three weeks ago) link

they should've given the bills a fifth down just for fun

525,600 gecs (voodoo chili), Sunday, 5 January 2020 00:27 (three weeks ago) link

yikes ok i guess you cant try for a 59-60 yd attmpt

idk unless you know it's physically impossible for him to make that I think you still have to go for it, the odds of them converting 4th & 27 are like zero

frogbs, Sunday, 5 January 2020 00:27 (three weeks ago) link

bills still alive

johnny crunch, Sunday, 5 January 2020 00:29 (three weeks ago) link

what a wild game

johnny crunch, Sunday, 5 January 2020 00:29 (three weeks ago) link

was there a single read option call on that drive? BoB, man

525,600 gecs (voodoo chili), Sunday, 5 January 2020 00:29 (three weeks ago) link

block mercilus somehow

johnny crunch, Sunday, 5 January 2020 00:30 (three weeks ago) link

LMAO ALLEN

johnny crunch, Sunday, 5 January 2020 00:30 (three weeks ago) link

"here, have the game"

525,600 gecs (voodoo chili), Sunday, 5 January 2020 00:31 (three weeks ago) link

what a fucking maniac/idiot

johnny crunch, Sunday, 5 January 2020 00:31 (three weeks ago) link

he is shook as hell

johnny crunch, Sunday, 5 January 2020 00:31 (three weeks ago) link

Lmao “why would you ever do this!?” top quality announcing

frogbs, Sunday, 5 January 2020 00:31 (three weeks ago) link

Sometimes you gotta just take the tackle, lol

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Sunday, 5 January 2020 00:32 (three weeks ago) link

catch the ball, that was a goood throw

johnny crunch, Sunday, 5 January 2020 00:32 (three weeks ago) link

daaamn converts 3rd&10

johnny crunch, Sunday, 5 January 2020 00:33 (three weeks ago) link

allen made 3 good throws there lol

k3vin k., Sunday, 5 January 2020 00:33 (three weeks ago) link

bradley roby with his second dropped pick

525,600 gecs (voodoo chili), Sunday, 5 January 2020 00:35 (three weeks ago) link

i thought this was building to a hauscka missed kick 20 mins ago so....

johnny crunch, Sunday, 5 January 2020 00:38 (three weeks ago) link

no Raider fan that I know would switch to become a Niner fan. no diehards would switch anyway. The hatred is deep and ossified. I’d rather let my fandom die with the Vegas move tbh

the only conceivable way you’d switch is if you’re one of those weirdos that are just random homers for local teams across the board, casual fans, or highly suggestible idiots.

like seriously it is only something that outside observers, Niners upper managment & non fans would postulate

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 22 January 2020 02:50 (four days ago) link

Yea i mean it's a big palette change color wise

Rhoda from Steubenville (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 22 January 2020 02:54 (four days ago) link

>:(

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 22 January 2020 02:55 (four days ago) link

As always I’m rooting for a tie

Swilling Ambergris, Esq. (silby), Wednesday, 22 January 2020 02:56 (four days ago) link

Honestly it's not snark. The Davis family fucked the franchise more ways than you can count. Moving them to Vegas was the final spit in the eye.

I can't blame any fan that decided never to watch football again.

Rhoda from Steubenville (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 22 January 2020 02:59 (four days ago) link

They will fail out there, too. Fans will be leaving at halftime to go to the buffet

Rhoda from Steubenville (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 22 January 2020 02:59 (four days ago) link

Should i wear kap 7 jersey while supporting chefs y/n seems kinda bullshit but idgaf about this game too muxh.

in a mellow, balmy way (Hunt3r), Wednesday, 22 January 2020 03:16 (four days ago) link

Always wear Kap jersey

Rhoda from Steubenville (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 22 January 2020 03:17 (four days ago) link

VG could I interest you in becoming a Vikings fan?

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 22 January 2020 03:19 (four days ago) link

lol

lag∞n, Wednesday, 22 January 2020 03:21 (four days ago) link

bwaaaaaaahah
i basically was, minus snow

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 22 January 2020 03:44 (four days ago) link

v. much want the raiders to fail in vegas but idk — the hockey team’s done pretty well

mookieproof, Wednesday, 22 January 2020 03:50 (four days ago) link

Helps making the Stanley Cup Final yr first year

Rhoda from Steubenville (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 22 January 2020 03:56 (four days ago) link

like seriously it is only something that outside observers, Niners upper managment & non fans would postulate

i live in east oakland buddy

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 22 January 2020 17:21 (four days ago) link

wtev

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 22 January 2020 18:57 (four days ago) link

i’m sure there’s a book or article, maybe multiple, that addresses my questions below on the sociology of the nfl fandom, what is it?

what is more illogical, allegiance to an nfl team by “stadium geography,” or allegiance to any nfl team at all?

are we more accurately described as allies of our fellow fan-groups, or are we fans of coach-player groups? Or of logos? Or are we committed to owner/mgmt/coach biz “projects”?

in a mellow, balmy way (Hunt3r), Wednesday, 22 January 2020 19:28 (four days ago) link

stadium geography i think

Mordy, Wednesday, 22 January 2020 19:30 (four days ago) link

i mean that's the meaning of sports fandom really - geographic pride

Mordy, Wednesday, 22 January 2020 19:30 (four days ago) link

idk just like footy idk

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 22 January 2020 19:31 (four days ago) link

i am nuts for a logo tho

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 22 January 2020 19:31 (four days ago) link

Florida has a ton of transplant fans, which is probably why all three teams have trouble selling out their games. Everybody moving here to retire or for lower cost of living means we get lots of Jet fans (despicable), Cowboys fans, just fans from all over.

The allegiances in Florida at least somewhat depend on when you started watching football, where you live, and how many Florida teams existed at the time.

I live nowhere near Miami, but I became a Dolphins fan because my grandpa, a Giants fan who lived in NY, moved to FL, and decided to adopt an AFC team. At the time, the only Florida team was the Fins, so that was easy. by the time I was born, the Bucs existed but lived nowhere near us, and it was creamsicle era terribleness, so it became a way we bonded, watching the Dolphins together.

prior to the Jags, NFL fans seemed to gravitate towards Miami over TAmpa Bay cos Marino and also always in playoff contention, the Bucs were terrible. once the Dungy era started and they became good, a lot more people broke for Tampa Bay (or the ones in hiding came back), and once the Jags showed up...idk, idk if I recall the state EVER being fanatical about this team, just Duval county, who finally didn't have to travel 3 -5 hours to see a game. it did siphon away a bit from each team.

weirdly though I always felt like more of a Marino fan than a Dolphins fan growing up, to the point that when there were rumors after he was let go by Miami that he would wind up in Minnesota, I considered jumping to be a Vikes fan. never happened though.

I personally don't get the idea of abandoning an old team because you move. I do get adding a new team to root for though. like my grandpa did.

basically as long as you don't root for the Jets I won't vivisect you

Rhoda from Steubenville (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 22 January 2020 19:36 (four days ago) link

should say Tampa was much closer to me growing up than Miami, but I followed in my grandpa's footsteps. when I go to games I usually have a moment where I'm going to my seat where I look up and say his name. we never got to go to one together.

Rhoda from Steubenville (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 22 January 2020 19:37 (four days ago) link

geographic pride + before red zone etc your local team was the only one whose game you could see every week

though i do know a guy who grew up roughly equidistant from pittsburgh, cleveland and buffalo who became a cowboys fan 'because they were always on tv'

mookieproof, Wednesday, 22 January 2020 19:51 (four days ago) link

idk just like footy idk

― terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, January 22, 2020 2:31 PM (nineteen minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

i am nuts for a logo tho

― terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, January 22, 2020 2:31 PM (nineteen minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

lol i support this approach

lag∞n, Wednesday, 22 January 2020 19:51 (four days ago) link

geography gotta be by far the biggest
generally liking the sport prob second
liking successful teams mb 3rd

lag∞n, Wednesday, 22 January 2020 19:52 (four days ago) link

i have found it harder to care abt Chicago sports since moving to L.A., i kinda cut myself off from following the teams there religiously like i used to (btw i follow the NBA and have a Bulls cap but it's almost entirely red so i stopped wearing it out as much after a few too many double takes from ppl) and while i still keep one eye on the Cubs i feel like my watch has somewhat ended now that they won the series in my lifetime. so when my brother calls to enthuse about Patrick Kane scoring his 1,000th career point for the Blackhawks i frantically try to remember who he is. since this is an NFL thread i'll add that it's extremely easy to ignore the Bears and i've also stopped watching the games and playing fantasy football but i still enjoy following the stats and the drama and i'll catch games if i'm out sometimes.

omar little, Wednesday, 22 January 2020 19:59 (four days ago) link

also w/r/t the NFL in L.A. it's very easy to ignore, even now that there's a team here again.

omar little, Wednesday, 22 January 2020 20:00 (four days ago) link

lmao can i just

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— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) January 22, 2020

lag∞n, Wednesday, 22 January 2020 20:09 (four days ago) link

idk just like footy idk

― terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, January 22, 2020 2:31 PM (nineteen minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

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culture of mayordom (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 22 January 2020 20:12 (four days ago) link

xpost of all the news sources breaking that story, u had to post the Portnoy tweet didn't u

Rhoda from Steubenville (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 22 January 2020 20:16 (four days ago) link

idc

lag∞n, Wednesday, 22 January 2020 20:18 (four days ago) link

eli retiring

mookieproof, Wednesday, 22 January 2020 21:58 (four days ago) link

Felt like he did that five years ago

Rhoda from Steubenville (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 22 January 2020 21:59 (four days ago) link

needed to

omg what did you type to find this gif? (Spottie), Wednesday, 22 January 2020 22:07 (four days ago) link

rip true legend

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EO64LKCVAAAoyWE?format=jpg&name=360x360

lag∞n, Wednesday, 22 January 2020 22:48 (four days ago) link

first teenager to ever retire at age 39

Rhoda from Steubenville (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 22 January 2020 23:40 (four days ago) link

MANNINGSMIND (eli version)

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Thursday, 23 January 2020 00:03 (three days ago) link

Aaron Rodgers‘ comments about his Christian upbringing and questioning his faith have raised a lot of eyebrows — especially those of his estranged family.

During an intimate conversation with girlfriend Danica Patrick on her Pretty Intense podcast, Green Bay Packers quarterback said that he had trouble connecting with his religious community as a child.

“Most people that I knew, church was just… you just had to go,” the Super Bowl XLV champion recalled.

But Rodgers’ family was not impressed with his candid comments, a source tells PEOPLE.

“They were dismayed,” says the insider. “The family is very dedicated to their Christian faith.”

“To them, his comments are basically a slap in the face to the fundamentals of who they are. It’s basically him turning his back on everything they have taught him.”

Rogers, 36, has been estranged from his family – including Bachelorette star Jordan Rodgers – for several years. He has not spoken publicly about the reasons behind the estrangement, but the insider tells people that religion is a part of it.

“The feeling is that Aaron has really turned his back on them,” says the insider. “There’s clearly a lot more to it, but that’s how he is perceived by his family.”

“His comments are very hurtful to the family,” says the insider, who says that the family “still loves Aaron very much,” but disagrees with him about fundamental things. “They have these times where things start to thaw out, but then something like this happens, and then it’s back to square one. It’s sad.”

In a 2017 interview with the New York Times, the family patriarch, Ed Rodgers, said that “fame can change things,” and that Aaron allegedly stopped talking to his family members at the end of 2014, shortly after he began dating actress Olivia Munn.

During the Pretty Intense podcast, Rodgers told Patrick that he has gone down a path to a “different type of spirituality” that is more meaningful to him than what he experienced as a child.

“I don’t know how you can believe in a God who wants to condemn most of the planet to a fiery hell,” he said. “What type of loving, sensitive, omnipresent, omnipotent being wants to condemn his beautiful creation to a fiery hell at the end of all this?”

Rodgers did not specifically refer to himself as an atheist, but he said that religion can divide people.

“Religion can be a crutch, it can be something that people have to have to make themselves feel better,” Rodgers continued. “Because it’s set up binary, it’s us and them, saved and unsaved, heaven and hell, it’s enlightened and heathen, it’s holy and righteous … that makes a lot of people feel better about themselves.”

otm Aaron, you should just chill w/Danica and start a new family.

omar little, Thursday, 23 January 2020 19:55 (three days ago) link

lol at framing this story as the poor Rodgers family that is hurt + sad who gives a fuck about them!

Mordy, Thursday, 23 January 2020 19:58 (three days ago) link

if that's what caused the friction between him and his family (and I know the article doesn't even remotely state that), that'd be so anticlimactic

... that's Traore! (Neanderthal), Thursday, 23 January 2020 20:01 (three days ago) link

stop making me like you, Aaron Rodgers

Brad C., Thursday, 23 January 2020 20:05 (three days ago) link

“What type of loving, sensitive, omnipresent, omnipotent being wants to condemn his beautiful creation to a fiery hell at the end of all this?”

funny I had the same thought watching the 2015 NFCCG

frogbs, Thursday, 23 January 2020 21:23 (three days ago) link

Victor Frankenstein

... that's Traore! (Neanderthal), Thursday, 23 January 2020 21:32 (three days ago) link

Eli Manning

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 23 January 2020 22:06 (three days ago) link

had no idea Eli made the Top 10 in so many categories, I guess just making it 200+ games as a starting QB will do that

frogbs, Friday, 24 January 2020 01:14 (two days ago) link

especially in this era

lag∞n, Friday, 24 January 2020 01:25 (two days ago) link

lol at framing this story as the poor Rodgers family that is hurt + sad who gives a fuck about them!


yeah, like, maybe his estrangement starts with the fact that they run to the media and whine about him every chance they get? They sound like toxic and horrible people.

beard papa, Friday, 24 January 2020 18:51 (two days ago) link


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