How 'bout that kicker!
So do we know if he was given permission to be on the field? (I know even if he was, he shouldn't have been right at the bengal's huddle.)BullsFan22 said:Glenn_Wilson said:I thought or from my perspective the Ref's done a poor job with respect to some of the Steelers coaching staff and players.
It was a 27 yard chip shot that Walsh completely choked on.infeXio said:
Well, in no particular order:Tonton said:What does Merckxindex not know?
I'm an advisor to two posters here who are running, Blutto and Bubbles (Glenn). After they're nominated, I will reveal a scandal that they're hiding, and the CN party will have no choice at the last moment but to nominate me.Merckxindex should be running for POTUS IMO .
AZ will get the better of GB. I don't think GB is quite there this season. AZ is due for a good run in the playoffs, and I think they make it to the NFC title game.Merckx index said:How hard is it to miss a 27 yd FG? That's shorter than the current extra point distance. It’s not much longer than the old extra point distance, which was changed, because, you know, kickers never, ever missed from there (something like four misses in more than 1000 attempts in the final season at that distance). Walsh had made 33/34 (97%) of his previous attempts from inside 30 yards. There’s hardly anything in sports more automatic than that.
I’d like to know what the inflation pressure of that ball was, though. Pre-game estimates were that if the balls were inflated to the standard 12-5-14.5 psi in the locker room, they would be down to around 9-9.5 outside. That’s pretty soft, and should have made kicking harder. It might have also made passing more difficult. Easier to grip the ball, but when it’s that soft, I’d think it might be harder to throw long and accurately. Maybe that was part of Wilson’s problem.
SE has now played three consecutive playoff games with highly improbable endings. Remember how they were losing to GB by, what, twelve points with about two minutes left in the NFC championship last year? Then the SB? And now this one. If they had won the SB last year, that would qualify as one of the luckiest streaks ever in pro sports. Remember, the only reason they were on the verge of the EZ vs. NE in the SB was because of an impossible catch on a long pass.
And it doesn’t stop there. When they played Atlanta in the divisional game a couple of years ago, they trailed by 20 points late in the third quarter, came back to take the lead with less than a minute, then lost on a last second FG. The following year they beat the 49ers in the NFC championship on an interception in the EZ in the final seconds. That’s five PS games that went down to the wire out of nine.
So what does this do to the odds in the SE vs. CAR game? I’d guess CAR will be favored, by, say three or maybe even four.
And what about GB vs. AZ? Remember the last time these two teams met in the postseason? The highest scoring playoff game in history, with Rodgers throwing for three TDs in the 4th quarter, but then fumbling the game away in OT. Warner completed 88% of his passes, and threw more TDs than incompletions, which is really rare. You’re going to hear a lot about that game this week. And though AZ walloped GB late in the season, no doubt people will point out that SE walloped MN late in the season.
I suppose the ball being on the kicker's foot longer could mean a slicing follow through might make the ball hook more, versus more of a straight follow through?The climate represented the third-coldest playoff game in NFL history and one that Hauschka said made it feel like he was “kicking a flat ball all day,” noting how in zero-degree weather the air pressure in a football can drop from the standard 12.5 pounds per square inch (PSI) to “8.5-9 PSI."
"They’re not allowed to heat the footballs or anything,” Hauschka said. “It’s just NFL rules, so those footballs basically are flat. So when you’re kicking a flat football it’s on your foot for a long time. It doesn’t go very far. That was the adjustment for me."