NFL 2013 WEEK XV: It's sad. He was a Gronk.

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San Diego at Denver
Washington at Atlanta
San Francisco at Tampa Bay
Seattle at N.Y. Giants
Philadelphia at Minnesota
New England at Miami
Buffalo at Jacksonville
Houston at Indianapolis
Chicago at Cleveland
Kansas City at Oakland
N.Y. Jets at Carolina
Green Bay at Dallas
Arizona at Tennessee
New Orleans at St. Louis
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh
Baltimore at Detroit

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 10 December 2013 08:10 (five years ago) link

realy sad

SHAUN (DJP), Tuesday, 10 December 2013 15:05 (five years ago) link

the top five teams hit hardest from a cap perspective by injured reserve players:

Rams -- $28.8 million
Patriots -- $27.4 million
Texans -- $26.1 million
Bengals -- $21.4 million
Giants - $19.7 million

Roberto Spiralli, Wednesday, 11 December 2013 00:09 (five years ago) link

Rodgers probably still out this week :(

frogbs, Wednesday, 11 December 2013 00:16 (five years ago) link

xp am i a jerk if that list just makes me lol @ sam bradford's contract for the millionth time?

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 11 December 2013 00:26 (five years ago) link

Last week another 11-5 (about my avg.), for the season 166-71

San Diego at Denver - Denver, but I would not be surprised if SD sticks with them in a shootout.
Washington at Atlanta - Grease fire bowl! I guess ATL?
San Francisco at Tampa Bay - Niners
Seattle at N.Y. Giants - I'm taking Seahawks, but this game got trap written all over it.
Philadelphia at Minnesota - Eagles
New England at Miami - I'm going Pats, but this could go either way I think.
Buffalo at Jacksonville - Jville seems to be stabilizing and the Bills seem to be wilting.
Houston at Indianapolis - Indy should win this one, but their D is pretty damn shaky these days.
Chicago at Cleveland - Bears probably should win, but the Browns seem to hang around quite a bit and if they get a turnover TD or a return, it could go Browns. The Bear's D line is a f-ing mess. I bet Urlacher is laughing his ass off watching them get run over this past 6 weeks "Yeah sure you don't need me". I'm going Bears.
Kansas City at Oakland - KC but games between these two clubs could always go either way.
N.Y. Jets at Carolina - Panthers should win, but I don't trust them. Jets would be a pretty good club if they had a good QB, as their defense is pretty sound.
Green Bay at Dallas - Cowboys unless Rodgers starts. After last week, I'd give Eddie Lacy 30+ carries in this game.
Arizona at Tennessee - Cards need the win, but the Titans while not good are not totally lame.
New Orleans at St. Louis - Saints should win, but I bet the Rams defense gives them some fits.
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh - Bengals need win and are better club, but they have a long history of not winning of Pittsburgh.
Baltimore at Detroit - Good matchup. I think on paper Lions are better, but that has been an often told tale. Give me Ravens on the road.

earlnash, Wednesday, 11 December 2013 04:46 (five years ago) link

The NY trap being that it is a 1pm start on the east coast for a Seattle club. It probably depends on if the Giants come to tackle and if Eli doesn't throw any Pick sixes.

earlnash, Wednesday, 11 December 2013 04:47 (five years ago) link

new england at miami prediction: aided by tom brady's career-high five interceptions, a result of brady repeatedly mistaking various defensive linemen for the ghost of rob gronkowski, miami is leading 42-3 with 90 seconds left in the game. the patriots' three points come on a 97-yard field goal by stephen gostkowski on the first play from scrimmage of the second half. bill belichick will later explain he made the decision to kick on first down because "that was the play i called in that situation. we ran a play that we thought would work. miami is a good football team. some really good players. well coached. they work hard." the patriots make it 42-9 when stevan ridley somehow fumbles during a brady quarterback sneak from the one yard line, but brady recovers. they repeat the exact same play, and ridley fumbles to brady again, for the two-point conversion to make it 42-11. gostkowski then recovers four straight onside kicks, scooping up the ball and running it for a touchdown each time. gostkowski reports as eligible on all four ensuing two-point conversions, and brady hits him in the corner of the end zone four straight times, even though by the last one gostkowski is triple covered and danny amendola is standing alone in the opposite corner without a defender in sight. patriots now leading 43-42. there is some concern that the final touchdown, with two seconds left on the clock, has left miami too much time to march upfield and try a game-winning field goal. but gostkowski sacks ryan tannehill on the final play to seal the victory.

PICK: dolphins. (we're talking point spreads, right?)

i play too fast (which is the sign of an amateur) (fact checking cuz), Wednesday, 11 December 2013 06:31 (five years ago) link

apologies to daria, but fuck washington dc football. burn it to the ground.

Roberto Spiralli, Wednesday, 11 December 2013 15:48 (five years ago) link

impressive flameout by shanahan

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 11 December 2013 15:51 (five years ago) link

this new thing makes no sense....so he says he's shutting down RG III because he's worried about his health....and says he's starting Cousins....but now I guess he says that after today's practice RG III can "make his case to start"?

like what? you're either shutting someone down for medical reasons or you're not! the players opinion shouldn't matter at that point, it's based on you trainer and medical staff's opinions....

or you're just lying and just want to make your franchise QB come grovel for a chance to start a game over kirk cousins?

My Chief Keef Keef (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 11 December 2013 18:56 (five years ago) link

i don't have the first clue what shan is doing but it is important to remember he is not really the bad guy here. the bad guy is the same guy as always.

Roberto Spiralli, Wednesday, 11 December 2013 18:59 (five years ago) link

Belichick has a lot of influence but I feel like it's a stretch to blame this one on him

SHAUN (DJP), Wednesday, 11 December 2013 19:03 (five years ago) link

lol

Roberto Spiralli, Wednesday, 11 December 2013 19:32 (five years ago) link

"[Megatron's] pretty old, so I don't know how physical he'll be," Matt Elam said. "He's a big guy, but he's older."

polyphonic, Wednesday, 11 December 2013 21:31 (five years ago) link

How many years deep is he now? Five or something? He's probably 27 or 28. Those are prime WR years.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 11 December 2013 21:36 (five years ago) link

Ah, so it's his seventh season. Still, I'd argue that he's played better in his last three years than he did when he was younger.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 11 December 2013 21:40 (five years ago) link

"the bad guy is the same guy as always."

Marty, Joe G. & Shanahan's record w/ The Dan

65-76 .461

the rest...

459-279-1 .622

earlnash, Thursday, 12 December 2013 00:54 (five years ago) link

hey everyone in this city is angry about washington dc football

shutting down rgiii is garbage imo, he should be playing

seriously, THIS GUY (daria-g), Thursday, 12 December 2013 02:11 (five years ago) link

genuine lol @ djp

balls, Thursday, 12 December 2013 03:28 (five years ago) link

I figure the whole shutdown thing is just Shanahan poisoning the milk a bit. He knows he is on the way out and doesn't want to hear any B.S. like last year if he gets hurt. Also if RGIII isn't playing, Shanahan really doesn't have to deal with him anymore and I think that is where he is at.

I'm for it if nothing else it's a cool chance for some pro wrestling style politics in the NFL. It would be absolutely hilarious if Washington plays Cousins and goes 3-0 to close the season.

If that were to happen, Shanahan should go into that final press conference and say "I told you so." then pull the mic off the podium and let it drop off the floor and walk out with his 'ipad and couple of notebooks' out of his office under his arm.

earlnash, Thursday, 12 December 2013 12:43 (five years ago) link

i think if the http://images.chron.com/blogs/askacat/hatcat.JPG win three more games this season streams of fire will rain upon this earth and shanahan will ascend into the clouds in a shaft of pure healing light while we all writhe and burn

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 12 December 2013 12:57 (five years ago) link

the way to make that happen, obviously, would be to name tim tebow his starting quarterback.

i play too fast (which is the sign of an amateur) (fact checking cuz), Thursday, 12 December 2013 13:57 (five years ago) link

What is tebow up to these days

My Chief Keef Keef (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 12 December 2013 14:27 (five years ago) link

angling to be a college football tv analyst iirc

call all destroyer, Thursday, 12 December 2013 14:37 (five years ago) link

he is probably at least as good a qb as kirk cousins, they should move for him and finally the media might pay attention to this franchise.

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 12 December 2013 15:20 (five years ago) link

"[Megatron's] pretty old, so I don't know how physical he'll be," Matt Elam said. "He's a big guy, but he's older."

― polyphonic, Wednesday, December 11, 2013 4:31 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I guess Elam doesnt have Red Zone. Then again, i guess he's too busy on Sundays to watch the NFL

Prince Kajuku (Bill Magill), Thursday, 12 December 2013 15:39 (five years ago) link

he is probably at least as good a qb as kirk cousins, they should move for him and finally the media might pay attention to this franchise.

― Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, December 12, 2013 10:20 AM (19 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Youre kidding, right? About the media exposure?

Prince Kajuku (Bill Magill), Thursday, 12 December 2013 15:40 (five years ago) link

you got me

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 12 December 2013 15:53 (five years ago) link

All ive heard about the past two days, even on friggin Atlanta stations (somewhat forgivable cuz they are playing each other this week) is this tedious "saga". Even more than the Saban-Brown soap opera. Espn was wall to wall Redskin controversy last nite. Goddamn, who cares.

Prince Kajuku (Bill Magill), Thursday, 12 December 2013 18:42 (five years ago) link

Not sure how "Redskin" snuck through there.

Prince Kajuku (Bill Magill), Thursday, 12 December 2013 18:43 (five years ago) link

or there

Prince Kajuku (Bill Magill), Thursday, 12 December 2013 18:43 (five years ago) link

It's only the plural that triggers our beloved hatcat.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 12 December 2013 20:29 (five years ago) link

Im hoping tonight is a good game. i havent seen much of the Chargers this year, i know Rivers has bounced back from a lousy '12

Prince Kajuku (Bill Magill), Thursday, 12 December 2013 22:14 (five years ago) link

i was just given 50 yd line tix 17th row, screening an iln hoodie for tv

dig the lou reed (Hunt3r), Thursday, 12 December 2013 23:15 (five years ago) link

denver secondary is weak, backers in disarray, line missing two starters. i think rivers could really prosper.

dig the lou reed (Hunt3r), Thursday, 12 December 2013 23:17 (five years ago) link

I'm still favoring Denver, but I selected lower points in pick'em than I would under normal circumstances.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 12 December 2013 23:18 (five years ago) link

First down here plz

polyphonic, Friday, 13 December 2013 04:13 (five years ago) link

nice, i was really feeling a chargers win and for once they didn't fuck me over

call all destroyer, Friday, 13 December 2013 04:29 (five years ago) link

hard to believe they lost to the texans and the http://images.chron.com/blogs/askacat/hatcat.JPG

polyphonic, Friday, 13 December 2013 04:48 (five years ago) link

that was really first rate stuff by the bolts. delighted for keenan allen who just announced himself to the world, and i'm pretty sure they have the order in to the engravers for OROY already. feels like it was a coming out of sorts for ryan mathews too. obv offense did an amazing executing a time-hogging gameplan but i had no idea that san diego had any kind of defense this year, especially not one that kind of killed the game against the best offense on football in that 2nd quarter in particular.

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 13 December 2013 13:06 (five years ago) link

that was the best i've ever seen mathews play by far

call all destroyer, Friday, 13 December 2013 14:33 (five years ago) link

Chargers D supremely impressive. Good game, im also happy with the result. This Keenan Allen dude came to play.

Prince Kajuku (Bill Magill), Friday, 13 December 2013 15:17 (five years ago) link

it's also nice that phil rivers is a good qb again, i kinda hate him but the nfl is better when he's playing well

call all destroyer, Friday, 13 December 2013 15:39 (five years ago) link

yeah otm. his apparent abrupt decline was sad.

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 13 December 2013 15:45 (five years ago) link

He's utterly hilarious. I get a huge kick out of watching that guy. Not sure I actually like him, but I like watching him, if that makes any sense.

Prince Kajuku (Bill Magill), Friday, 13 December 2013 16:07 (five years ago) link

i think that's a good description of my feelings too

dig the lou reed (Hunt3r), Friday, 13 December 2013 18:38 (five years ago) link

how you feeling about the broncos dude? creaking a bit or maybe just foot off the gas as the reg season winds down? i guarantee that NE loses to either miami or bmore - denver can't lose in houston or oakland right? so anyone in the pretty mediocre afc playoff field worry you at home?

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 13 December 2013 18:47 (five years ago) link

cincy afc champs

j/k i dunno. broncos are def v.v. creaky imo. i know the story with the d, but i was surprised by what i saw on offense last night. looked tired.

dig the lou reed (Hunt3r), Friday, 13 December 2013 21:25 (five years ago) link

Very bad defensive backfield play.

Prince Kajuku (Bill Magill), Friday, 13 December 2013 21:41 (five years ago) link

Weather is pretty cruddy in Cleveland, but I am still surprised by how many open seats there are in the stadium.

earlnash, Sunday, 15 December 2013 18:38 (five years ago) link

oh my god just got home and 1) only game on tv is washington vs atlanta 2) subsequent series of plays were: lost fumble by washington to atlanta, lost fumble by atlanta to washington, lost fumble by washington to atlanta

seriously, THIS GUY (daria-g), Sunday, 15 December 2013 18:59 (five years ago) link

gronk hoo?

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 15 December 2013 19:06 (five years ago) link

oh my god Brady's gonna do it again

frogbs, Sunday, 15 December 2013 20:53 (five years ago) link

oof

pats invented a new 2 minute offense for that last drive - 1 tackle (3rd string), 3 guards, 3 slot receivers. can't believe it didn't work. can't believe how close it got tho.

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 15 December 2013 20:58 (five years ago) link

yess

johnny crunch, Sunday, 15 December 2013 20:58 (five years ago) link

that was cool. alshon jeffery catch also O.O

bnw, Sunday, 15 December 2013 21:01 (five years ago) link

WTH Eagles?

So is it Minnesota's love for the dome that brought this outbreak of offense?

earlnash, Sunday, 15 December 2013 21:22 (five years ago) link

dang amendola shdve had that td to win but he caught it w his fingertips for no reason

lag∞n, Sunday, 15 December 2013 22:28 (five years ago) link

also previous dolphins drive on their fourth down play there was an egregious hold that allowed them to convert

lag∞n, Sunday, 15 December 2013 22:29 (five years ago) link

jamaal Charles has 1 rushing td on 20 yds rushing but 4(!) receiving tds on 195 yds

christmas candy bar (al leong), Monday, 16 December 2013 00:01 (five years ago) link

Alex Smith is pretty good

polyphonic, Monday, 16 December 2013 00:03 (five years ago) link

i was in a bar this afternoon and a downbeat packers fan was convinced her team was going to get killed. i said, hey, dallas is perfectly capable of fucking this up.

call all destroyer, Monday, 16 December 2013 00:29 (five years ago) link

Really surprised that Dolphins field goal fumble never made it into this thread

What happened to ILNFL

乒乓, Monday, 16 December 2013 00:36 (five years ago) link

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le goon (J0rdan S.), Monday, 16 December 2013 00:41 (five years ago) link

amazing

call all destroyer, Monday, 16 December 2013 00:44 (five years ago) link

i hope that lady remembers that i was otm

call all destroyer, Monday, 16 December 2013 00:45 (five years ago) link

Romo! Romo!

Mordy , Monday, 16 December 2013 00:45 (five years ago) link

"hey, dallas is perfectly capable of fucking this up."

AND THIS PROVES TO BE TRUE!

Dallas is so full of fun and humor, easily the best NFL club for schadenfreude.

earlnash, Monday, 16 December 2013 00:45 (five years ago) link

so eli threw 5 interceptions at home, huh

call all destroyer, Monday, 16 December 2013 00:48 (five years ago) link

god bless the nfc east

mookieproof, Monday, 16 December 2013 00:50 (five years ago) link

I just want to remind everyone, this same Matt Flynn that the Raiders let go for whoever they got playing QB this week.

I guess the system must be part of it and definitely Green Bay always has just a great receiver corps, but c'mon this guy Flynn has been pretty good the past couple weeks.

earlnash, Monday, 16 December 2013 00:56 (five years ago) link

al michaels just mistook the bengals punter for a penalty flag

call all destroyer, Monday, 16 December 2013 02:11 (five years ago) link

I know everyone's going to talk nonstop about the Cowboys collapse (and rightfully so), but Packers offense was amazing that 2nd half. They seemed to have so much trouble scoring even one touchdown without Rodgers much less five in a half!!

frogbs, Monday, 16 December 2013 02:14 (five years ago) link

The story is going to be how Romo folded up, but that Cowboy defense is just laughingly bad.

RUN THE FREAKIN' BALL, BURN SOME CLOCK. Who do you think you are Andy Reid or Mike Martz?

earlnash, Monday, 16 December 2013 02:29 (five years ago) link

Monte Kiffin (born February 29, 1940) is the defensive coordinator of the Dallas Cowboys. He used to be widely considered to be one of the preeminent defensive coordinators in modern football prior to his recent stint with the Dallas Cowboys

call all destroyer, Monday, 16 December 2013 02:36 (five years ago) link

otm

johnny crunch, Monday, 16 December 2013 02:37 (five years ago) link

from the 'fantasy' section of matt flynn's espn page:

Flynn was reasonably productive against Atlanta on Sunday, throwing for 258 yards, one touchdown and one interception on 32 attempts, so he might have QB2 utility against a Dallas defense that has no talent, coaching or heart.

mookieproof, Monday, 16 December 2013 03:07 (five years ago) link

Adam Beasley ‏@AdamHBeasley -- Only if BAL loses RT @Gbear_46: @AdamHBeasley Follow with me here: Pats lose out. Fins win out. Bengals lose two. Colts lose 1. Fins 2 seed?

http://anthonystephens.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/we-are-the-champions.jpg

Daniel, Esq 2, Monday, 16 December 2013 03:10 (five years ago) link

Really surprised that Dolphins field goal fumble never made it into this thread

What happened to ILNFL

― 乒乓, Sunday, December 15, 2013 7:36 PM (2 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

that was v funny

lag∞n, Monday, 16 December 2013 03:10 (five years ago) link

omg they have peter king here at halftime announcing that peyton manning is sportsman of the year.

brb i'm going to go outside and die of exposure

call all destroyer, Monday, 16 December 2013 03:12 (five years ago) link

http://d3j5vwomefv46c.cloudfront.net/photos/large/827772278.gif

lag∞n, Monday, 16 December 2013 03:14 (five years ago) link

i love how he tries to catch it after come on buddy ever heard of how time works

lag∞n, Monday, 16 December 2013 03:17 (five years ago) link

It was pretty sly, but I think Gruden got kind of a dig in on Kiffin a couple weeks ago with the Cowboys. He said, unless you are getting a good pass rush, running that Tampa 2 just doesn't work anymore as so many of the passing routes always have someone going underneath to go where there is a hole. Pretty much every team is running some plays that are spread inspired.

Dallas has a lot of injuries and I think DeMarcus Ware's injuries or age really hurt them, as that guy was a one man pass rush for the past 8 seasons or so.

earlnash, Monday, 16 December 2013 03:21 (five years ago) link

i love how he tries to catch it after come on buddy ever heard of how time works

best-coached team in the nfl. maybe ever.

Daniel, Esq 2, Monday, 16 December 2013 03:23 (five years ago) link

Same ole' story for the Bengals, you are not going anywhere until you can beat the Steelers.

earlnash, Monday, 16 December 2013 03:50 (five years ago) link

wow long kick

lag∞n, Tuesday, 17 December 2013 04:37 (five years ago) link

the lions are just the worst thing in the world

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 17 December 2013 04:41 (five years ago) link

ban field goals

mookieproof, Tuesday, 17 December 2013 04:52 (five years ago) link

Trent Dilfer pretty otm: "the Lions threw up on themselves tonight"

frogbs, Tuesday, 17 December 2013 04:56 (five years ago) link

lol

My Chief Keef Keef (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 17 December 2013 19:09 (five years ago) link

http://miketanier.sportsonearthblog.com/the-all-snyder-team/

polyphonic, Tuesday, 17 December 2013 19:39 (five years ago) link

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

Matt Armstrong, Thursday, 19 December 2013 06:10 (five years ago) link

five years pass...

rip

mookieproof, Sunday, 24 March 2019 22:12 (seven months ago) link

peace big man

lag∞n, Monday, 25 March 2019 02:29 (seven months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Should we REALLY make our schedule release video with stock footage?

yes yes yesyes
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yes yes yesyes pic.twitter.com/wAB8CdAfnB

— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) April 18, 2019

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Thursday, 18 April 2019 00:37 (six months ago) link

Game On 🎮 pic.twitter.com/mF5CeYnGUE

— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) April 18, 2019

This one is p incredible

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 18 April 2019 06:26 (six months ago) link


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