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29 Nov 2013 04:24

FoxxyBrown1111 wrote:Happy FG kicking by BAL. They may come away with it. But it´s nothing to be proud of it...


Absolutely. What a throw by Ben to Miller just now. Stupid LB for not looking back to see the ball. If Pit scores TD they should go for 2.
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29 Nov 2013 04:26

Bell out. Shoot. Hope he's OK. TD good.
Edit, stupid rule may take TD back. Le'Veon Bell is one of those players who suffered a minor Lisfranc injury earlier this season.
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29 Nov 2013 04:32

Foxy. ..this is one of those situations where they should go for the TD.
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29 Nov 2013 04:37

but they should have kicked the PAT. ;)
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29 Nov 2013 04:43

Too funny!

Really nice try by PIT kicker to double fake the onside kick.

Steelers robbed on the helmet off no touchdown call. But I'm not crying :D.
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29 Nov 2013 13:26

That "play" by Mike Tomlin on the kickoff in the 3rd Q was really, really sneaky. Like, Belicheck sneaky. Cris Collinsworth was saying "I don't want to say it was intentional". Are you kidding me??? Of course it was intentional! Tomlin knew completely well what he was doing. Link here.

Matt McGloin didn't look too bad for Oakland, except that late fumble hurt. Still, for a 3rd NFL game from an undrafted rookie. Not bad at all.

I can see why the Raiders cut Matt Flynn, who despite having a very good week last week, played like crap. But it was equally, or really the Packers defense who did nothing as well. They really look done, and if Detroit can get it's act in gear, they should end up with the NFC North title.
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29 Nov 2013 17:19

@Alps: agree on all 3 points. On Tomlin, no doubt that trick was deliberate. If he was performing some other coaching duty (other than the play in progress) he would have been facing someone on his team. But no. He was facing the endzone with his back to the return man, Jones, like he was daydreaming. Now, consider this tackling principle: to a defender, the sideline is like another defensive teammate and defenders use the sideline when taking angles on an opponent ball carrier. Tomlin is well aware of that! So Tomlin's stepping onto the field essentially moved the sideline in at least one yard making Jones have to swerve toward oncoming tackles. BUSTED. One of the reasons I was not upset at the PIT loss.

McGloin did look good. The Silver and Black lokd good. I was really hoping for a Raider win!

GB has OL injury issues, which may have contributed to the one fumbled snap with Lang moved to C when the starting C went out with injury. But that's just one play. But Matt's performance overall was not good. Still, GB is prolly the best spot for Flynn to be at the moment. Not saying on his future.
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30 Nov 2013 15:08

Didn't the Broncos just play KC only two weeks ago? I'll still stick with Denver, though, even though they are playing on KC's turf.

Other picks:

Carolina
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Indianapolis
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30 Nov 2013 15:58

Tricycle Rider wrote:Didn't the Broncos just play KC only two weeks ago? I'll still stick with Denver, though, even though they are playing on KC's turf.

They did play just two weeks ago. I still content the Chiefs are missing some key players to injury, which hurts. Also, the weather will be fairly nice. 50 degrees, very light winds, mostly sunshine. Perfect for Manning. Also, I really think you need a coach like Belicheck to stop Manning. Someone who knows when to take risks, when to blitz, how to disrupt him. Another example is the Superbowl a few years ago when Sean Payton of NO changed schemes throughout the game. Two weeks ago I think the Chiefs blitzed twice all day. They never touched Manning. Zero sacks, zero knockdowns, zero batted balls, zero hurries. His jersey was perfectly clean. Andy Reid is one of the most conservative coaches in the NFL. Unless he can get out of that skin, in a game like this...

Very eager to watch Arizona and Philly tangle. Also to see what Seattle is really worth when they face Brees, Payton and the Saints, in a game the Saints really need. Percy Harvin is still not practicing and likely out, with Seattle not wanting to rush things. Brandon Browner is in limbo, still injured while awaiting appeal. If the appeal is reduced to 4 games he will be back for the playoffs. If not, his time in Seattle, and maybe the NFL, is done.

A bright spot for the 49ers is that Michael Crabtree will finally suit up for the 49ers and likely see some action. However, as someone with a burst of speed coming of an Achilles tear, it remains to be seen how well he plays. I'm sure the Niners are just happy to have him back, period. And if he's anything close to normal by season's end, all the better.
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01 Dec 2013 01:37

on3m@n@rmy wrote:@Alps: agree on all 3 points. On Tomlin, no doubt that trick was deliberate. If he was performing some other coaching duty (other than the play in progress) he would have been facing someone on his team. But no. He was facing the endzone with his back to the return man, Jones, like he was daydreaming. Now, consider this tackling principle: to a defender, the sideline is like another defensive teammate and defenders use the sideline when taking angles on an opponent ball carrier. Tomlin is well aware of that! So Tomlin's stepping onto the field essentially moved the sideline in at least one yard making Jones have to swerve toward oncoming tackles. BUSTED. One of the reasons I was not upset at the PIT loss.

McGloin did look good. The Silver and Black lokd good. I was really hoping for a Raider win!

GB has OL injury issues, which may have contributed to the one fumbled snap with Lang moved to C when the starting C went out with injury. But that's just one play. But Matt's performance overall was not good. Still, GB is prolly the best spot for Flynn to be at the moment. Not saying on his future.


Absolutely agree on Tomlin. That was so obviously intentional. I doubt NFL will do anything except maybe small fine for being on the field when he should not be. But an act like that deserves a huge fine and a few games suspension. IMO.
Did you see Jason Kidd get $50,000 fine for purposely spilling his soda to get a timeout. lol
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01 Dec 2013 01:42

Alpe d'Huez wrote:That "play" by Mike Tomlin on the kickoff in the 3rd Q was really, really sneaky. Like, Belicheck sneaky. Cris Collinsworth was saying "I don't want to say it was intentional". Are you kidding me??? Of course it was intentional! Tomlin knew completely well what he was doing. Link here.
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on3m@n@rmy wrote:@Alps: agree on all 3 points. On Tomlin, no doubt that trick was deliberate. If he was performing some other coaching duty (other than the play in progress) he would have been facing someone on his team. But no. He was facing the endzone with his back to the return man, Jones, like he was daydreaming. Now, consider this tackling principle: to a defender, the sideline is like another defensive teammate and defenders use the sideline when taking angles on an opponent ball carrier. Tomlin is well aware of that! So Tomlin's stepping onto the field essentially moved the sideline in at least one yard making Jones have to swerve toward oncoming tackles. BUSTED. One of the reasons I was not upset at the PIT loss.


veganrob wrote:Absolutely agree on Tomlin. That was so obviously intentional. I doubt NFL will do anything except maybe small fine for being on the field when he should not be. But an act like that deserves a huge fine and a few games suspension. IMO.
Did you see Jason Kidd get $50,000 fine for purposely spilling his soda to get a timeout. lol


Bellicheck has a different opinion :trollface

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The Father of Clean Cycling, Christophe Bassons wrote:When I look at cycling today, I get the impression that history is repeating itself: riders who are supposed to be rouleurs are climbing passes at the front of the race, and those who are supposed to be climbers are riding time trials at more than 50 kilometres per hour.

The story is beginning again, just as it did 14 years ago


journalist with integrity.
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01 Dec 2013 01:46

The Hitch wrote:Bellicheck has a different opinion :trollface


lol I would have loved to hear Bellicheck say that with his tongue planted firmly in is cheek.
You can hate him, but you gotta love that comment. :D
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01 Dec 2013 02:27

Saw the Jason Kidd news. But did BB say tha[SIZE="4"]a[/SIZE][SIZE="5"]t?[/SIZE] LOL. Better than the best of a hundred BB post game press conference highlights.
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01 Dec 2013 17:43

GB&DET -
OAK@DAL -
PIT&BAL -

At least I had those three right.

JAX&CLE - Browns should take this
TEN@IND - Colts to turn the corner here, just
CHI@MIN - Vikings too poor, da Bears to take this
MIA@NYJ - Fins have been unlucky recently, Jets are....well, the Jets...
ARI@PHI - I hate the Iggles
TB@CAR - Panthers to roll on with minimum fuss
NE@HOU - Pats also to roll on
ATL@BUF - Possible upset, but Falcons too poor to pick
STL@SF - Niners aren't all that right now, a Rams win would not be a major shock, but still..
DEN@KC - Last week was a blip. Peyton restores order
CIN@SD - I'm going for Sandy Eggo - bet the house on the Bengals
NYG@WSH - Ugh. I have lost faith in the Shanahans and RG3, so they'll probably win this without my pick.
NO@SEA - Should be a great one to watch. I'll take a chance on Brees
The LOTE has won, all hail the LOTE!
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01 Dec 2013 19:27

"Riverboat Ron"... It seems he has gone trou an evoultion in some weeks where others take 100 years.
Even going for it when he wouldn´t get the ball back (b/c time would have run out) if failing... Well, that´s super duper. Beyond imagination. Applause. :)
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01 Dec 2013 21:10

Some intense finishes there. Philie got very lucky with a holding call when foles got intercepted and then no holding call a minute later for a similar foul on 4th down for Cardinals.

But what the hell happened in Cleveland. Lead changed about 4 times in the last few minutes.

Houston probably get Bridgewater now.
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The story is beginning again, just as it did 14 years ago


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02 Dec 2013 01:52

I don't have a great deal of faith in either Denver or KC after today's game. Hard gme to gauge. Denver just can't seem to stop anything, no defensive consistency at all. If Alex Smith had receivers who could, oh, I don't know, actually catch the football, the Chiefs may have won. But Andy Reid not going for it on 4th and 2 late in the third, while in Bronco territory got my ire up. The nice weather benefitted Manning, as I thought it would, but even he didn't look so great half the time. Very streaky. Great passes to Dekker one drive. Bad throws the next. And still, not a single sack for KC all day.

The Colts again eeked out a win, and may find themselves in a fight to stay ahead of Cincy to get that third seed and play what now appears to be an 8-8 wildcard, as opposed to having to host KC.

The Pats contined thir tale of two halves. But when on, they are on.

NFC talk later, after the late game.
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02 Dec 2013 03:37

another great night of bloody nfl eh
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02 Dec 2013 13:38

Gino Smith may have been terrible yesterday, but bench him for Matt Simms? In the end, both QB stats looked like this:
Gino S... 4/10... 0 TD... 1 INT... 1.6 QBR
Simms... 9/18... 0 TD... 1 INT... 3.1 QBR
I don't know if I'd place all the blame on Gino, and Mark Sanchez is prolly not laughing his guts out (as joked about in following link), but it is pretty stinking clear Rex does not know how to handle QBs (Mike Freeman @ Bleacher's take on it).
T-Rex is a quarterback killer!

Is Bilicheat up to old tactics (as suspected by Texans DE)? BB is one of the best X's and O's guys in the NFL. Maybe the best in the past decade. The Texan player claims:
"You can tell they changed their scheme in the second half," Smith told the Houston Chronicle. "It's miraculous they changed some things on offense that keyed on what we put on this week to stop what they were doing. They did things they never did all year before. It was a specific thing that was important to what we were going to do today, as to how we were going to call the defense. We'd not ever did it before..."

Well, if the Texans "not ever did it before" on offense, then how would NE have game planned for that in the first half? NE would not have. And IF NE had practice film of the Texans, NE would have had an answer in the first half. The fact NE "changed their scheme in the second half" is clear they had not seen it before and made halftime adjustments. That's the X-O part that BB is so good at. Until there's proof otherwise, I'm calling this a case of sour grapes.
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02 Dec 2013 20:52

We had the KC game on screen in germany.
Agree with Alpe that DEN can´t stop anyone unless receivers drop perfect passes. But if PM plays like last night (after his ugly 2nd Int, where he may lost grip, so i give him the benefit of doubt) i wouldn´t be worried. No underthrown balls, connecting literally on every deep pass... That was PM at his best. But then again, he´ll be Jekyll and Hyde in the playoffs. I would like him to earn a another superbowl but i don´t see it..
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