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Old 01-13-2018, 07:54 AM
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NFL Division Weekend

Sat 4:35 et

atl @ phi

sat 8:15 et

ten @ ne

sun 1:05 et

jax @ pit

sun 4:40 et

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Old 01-13-2018, 08:06 AM
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Some great games plus the NE/Tenn game. My picks:

Phil (I think they're being underestimated)

NE

Pitt

New Orleans (I'm a Saints fan -- my head says Minn, my heart says Saints)
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Old 01-13-2018, 10:22 AM
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Winners:

E A G L E S - EAGLES!

NE (but go, Titans!)

JAX

New Orleans - This is the toughest one and probably the best game to watch this week. I just think Drew Brees will out perform Keenum.
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Old 01-13-2018, 12:28 PM
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Falcons (I think the Eagles are just that bad with Foles at the helm, and the ATL defense has overachieved recently and will likely continue to do so.)

Pats (duh.)

Steelers

Definitely the hardest to call, but I'll go with the Minny D at home. Vikes.
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Old 01-13-2018, 06:43 PM
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How the hell does a DB get away with pushing Julio to the ground? What a bullshit non-call.
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Old 01-13-2018, 06:50 PM
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First upset of the weekend, and the #1 seed advances.
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Old 01-13-2018, 07:03 PM
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First upset of the weekend, and the #1 seed advances.
That is just backwards.
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Old 01-13-2018, 07:52 PM
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How the hell does a DB get away with pushing Julio to the ground? What a bullshit non-call.
Do you mean the first down play or the fourth down play? Because I thought the first down mugging was more egregious than the fourth down mugging, as mugging go.
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Old 01-13-2018, 07:59 PM
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Patriots now trying out a new rule where a patriots runner can get up after he’s down by contact, as long as he runs into the end zone. Local Refs agree, but someone forgot to tell New York.

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Old 01-13-2018, 08:14 PM
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Do you mean the first down play or the fourth down play? Because I thought the first down mugging was more egregious than the fourth down mugging, as mugging go.
I meant the 4th down play, but the 1st down one was bad too.

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Patriots now trying out a new rule where a patriots runner can get up after he’s down by contact, as long as he runs into the end zone. Local Refs agree, but someone forgot to tell New York.
How about the ticky-tack call of Decker for PI? I guess you let 'em play unless it's in the Pats' favor.

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Old 01-13-2018, 08:22 PM
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I meant the 4th down play, but the 1st down one was bad too.



How about the ticky-tack call of Decker for PI? I guess you let 'em play unless it's in the Pats' favor.


LOL the pick didn’t go your way and now your going to blame the refs? The Eagles won, fair and square.


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Old 01-13-2018, 08:23 PM
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LOL the pick didn’t go your way and now your going to blame the refs? The Eagles won, fair and square.


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I knew someone would assume that. I couldn't care less who won that game, nor is my world going to end if I got a pick wrong. I know what I saw, and I spoke it that way.

Did you happen to notice that my subsequent note was against the Pats, who I picked?

And now a BS offsides call on a 4th-down play. I wonder how much it cost BB to get the refs in the bag like that.

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Old 01-13-2018, 08:34 PM
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Yeah, this game's over. The Titans can't beat the Pats AND the refs.
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Old 01-13-2018, 08:46 PM
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Yeah, this game's over. The Titans can't beat the Pats AND the refs.
The Pats always get the calls but this game is especially bad.
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Old 01-13-2018, 08:54 PM
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And a missed facemask call and 1 second stays on the clock for 4 seconds.
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Old 01-13-2018, 08:55 PM
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Yeah, that was the longest second I've ever seen...
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Old 01-13-2018, 09:25 PM
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Bah. I can't watch anymore. Stick a fork in 'em, they're well done.
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Old 01-13-2018, 09:36 PM
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My wife is watching “project runway” upstairs. Think I’ma gonna check that out. ‘Cause this game is over.
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Old 01-14-2018, 06:25 AM
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I've been pretty bad at picking them so far: 3-3 record so far.

I thought ATL would beat PHL but credit the Eagles coaching staff for tweaking the playbook to allow Foles to give defenses different kinds of looks. Brilliant coaching job in that respect. On the flip side, I thought ATL's coaching botched what should have been a TD in the red zone. They've had an entire season to work on Red Zone problems and they just never got better. Firing last year's OC was the emotional decision but perhaps not the best decision.

In other news, the Patriots continue to be the safest bet in the NFL's first two rounds. It will be interesting to see how they handle either Pittsburgh or Jacksonville next week. The Pats should fear the Steelers overall offensive attack but the Jags would pose problems of their own, too, including a strong defensive line.

I'm gonna pick Pittsburgh over Jacksonville, but it could be tight. I'll pick NO over Minnesota but this one could go either way.
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Old 01-14-2018, 09:30 AM
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Eagles got a lot of help at the end of that game -- pretty blatant pass interference and holding unflagged.
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Old 01-14-2018, 10:04 AM
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...I thought ATL's coaching botched what should have been a TD in the red zone. They've had an entire season to work on Red Zone problems and they just never got better. Firing last year's OC was the emotional decision but perhaps not the best decision.
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ATL's OC last year didn't get fired, he left on his own to become a head coach for another team.
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Old 01-14-2018, 10:34 AM
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The Steelers have been talking a lot about a team they hope to play next week, not the one they're playing today, who beat them at home by 3 TD's earlier this year. It always surprises me how pros can keep making the most elementary mental mistake in sports.

I have to go with the Jags today, because of that as well as their run defense and Antonio Brown's injury, and not because I live a few hundred yards from Blake Bortles' high school field.

Oh, btw, the Pats beat the Titans because they can make adjustments on the fly, and surprisingly few opponents can. Not because of the reffing. But, I know, haters etc.

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Old 01-14-2018, 11:19 AM
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People are blaming the refs in a blowout? Mkay.

Eagles game is different. The Falcons were on the goal line with the go-ahead score a few yards away. Hard to pass for a TD when the defenders can body slam the receivers.
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Old 01-14-2018, 11:57 AM
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And a missed facemask call and 1 second stays on the clock for 4 seconds.
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Yeah, that was the longest second I've ever seen...
Clock stops on a timeout.
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Old 01-14-2018, 12:17 PM
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The Steelers have been talking a lot about a team they hope to play next week, not the one they're playing today, who beat them at home by 3 TD's earlier this year. It always surprises me how pros can keep making the most elementary mental mistake in sports.

I have to go with the Jags today, because of that as well as their run defense and Antonio Brown's injury, and not because I live a few hundred yards from Blake Bortles' high school field.

Oh, btw, the Pats beat the Titans because they can make adjustments on the fly, and surprisingly few opponents can. Not because of the reffing. But, I know, haters etc.
The refs were stopping Titans drives at every opportunity, and at least once extended a Pats drive that turned into a TD. Them's the facts. Decker PI. Missed facemask. Offside that wasn't. False start that wasn't.

And, Chiefs game notwithstanding, the Titans aren't built for comebacks, as was said during the season.

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Clock stops on a timeout.
Clock stops when the whistle is blown...and blown...and blown...and blown. They tried to give the Pats a few more points, but Gostkowski blew it.

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Old 01-14-2018, 12:26 PM
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Man, if that was Ben 'laughing off' his terrible play against the Jags the first time, I'd hate to see him depressed.

And here we go again...Myles Jack INT.

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Old 01-14-2018, 12:43 PM
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People are blaming the refs in a blowout? Mkay.

Eagles game is different. The Falcons were on the goal line with the go-ahead score a few yards away. Hard to pass for a TD when the defenders can body slam the receivers.
On NFL Tonight, they showed how ATL receiver slipped and called it tight defense. Where was the body slam?

ION, JAX is killing Steelers. Could the Jaguars be the team to finally beat NE??

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Old 01-14-2018, 12:56 PM
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I'm loving seeing Jacksonville kick the Steelers' butts!
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Clock stops on a timeout.
The human delay has been part of the game for 130 years. Player signals for timeout, referee sees the signal, blows his whistle, and clock operator reacts to stop the clock. Replay was not mean to change the rules or the game. You shouldn't go back, see that a player calls a timeout and rule that the clock stops that very millisecond.
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Old 01-14-2018, 01:13 PM
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On NFL Tonight, they showed how ATL receiver slipped and called it tight defense. Where was the body slam?

ION, JAX is killing Steelers. Could the Jaguars be the team to finally beat NE??
You mean the defender pushing Jones to the ground? You know, like hands on helping him there? Did you miss that part? I didn't.
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Old 01-14-2018, 01:28 PM
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I'd have to find the video but it sure as hell looked like he was pushed.
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Old 01-14-2018, 01:28 PM
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You mean the defender pushing Jones to the ground? You know, like hands on helping him there? Did you miss that part? I didn't.
Julio slipped, which is why he went down, not because he was pushed down. It's the NFL playoffs and Julio is a big boy. I'd rather plays be decided by the players, not be a tricky tack, questionable call by the refs.
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Old 01-14-2018, 01:39 PM
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I'm loving seeing Jacksonville kick the Steelers' butts!
It's still a game. But I'm thrilled Raplisberger is responsible for two turnovers leading to 14 points for the Jags so far.
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Old 01-14-2018, 01:43 PM
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The play is right here. The receiver is knocked to the ground. https://twitter.com/NFL/status/952340289850523648?
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Old 01-14-2018, 01:45 PM
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I want a Jaguars vs. Vikings Super Bowl. Enough with Patriots; we need a WTF-how-did-that-pairing-happen Super Bowl for once.
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The play is right here. The receiver is knocked to the ground. https://twitter.com/NFL/status/952340289850523648?
He slips with Mills hand on his back. You can clearly see his right foot sliding and causing him to go to the ground. But whining about officiating in the NFL is as much a part of the game as fantasy football and second guessing coaches, so have at it.
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Old 01-14-2018, 01:54 PM
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Refs know which team they're obligated to help. They shall do their duty.
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He slips with Mills hand on his back.
LOL
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Old 01-14-2018, 01:58 PM
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LOL
Trenchant analysis there. About what I expected.

Meanwhile, the Steelers will not go quietly. Interesting game.
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He slips with Mills hand on his back. You can clearly see his right foot sliding and causing him to go to the ground.
I agree. He went down on his own.
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Old 01-14-2018, 02:38 PM
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You mean the defender pushing Jones to the ground? You know, like hands on helping him there? Did you miss that part? I didn't.
I laughed when the receiver slipped, I know that.

The analysts said it was clean, maybe not entirely, but he definitely went FLOOOP. We saw that from both teams around the game.

And, no, the Steelers won't go away. It's up to JAX to hang on or pick off Big Ben.

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Old 01-14-2018, 02:38 PM
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The play is right here. The receiver is knocked to the ground. https://twitter.com/NFL/status/952340289850523648?
I haven't watched more than five minutes of football all season. I have no rooting interest in a game between the Eagles and the Falcons. And, as a general proposition, i believe that Philadelphia sports fans deserve every disappointment and every bad beat and every shattered dream that is inflicted on them.

But that play you linked was 50-50, at best. It certainly looked to me like Jones slipped and was going down on his own. A penalty against Atlanta there would have been an injustice, IMO.
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Old 01-14-2018, 02:44 PM
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This Jags/Steelers game is the most entertaining game I've seen all season.
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Old 01-14-2018, 02:57 PM
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This Jags/Steelers game is the most entertaining game I've seen all season.
Same here, especially now that it's almost certain the Stealers are going to lose.

Can JAX beat Brady & Co. in Foxborough?
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Old 01-14-2018, 03:00 PM
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Wish I could go back in time and bet the over. Everyone had this as a 20-16 type game.
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Old 01-14-2018, 03:00 PM
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Same here, especially now that it's almost certain the Stealers are going to lose.

Can JAX beat Brady & Co. in Foxborough?
I picked Jags vs Vikings in the SDMB Super Bowl pool.
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Old 01-14-2018, 03:20 PM
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80 seems like a lot of points for a playoff game.
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Old 01-14-2018, 03:28 PM
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These teams had the 2nd and 7th best defense in the league.
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Old 01-14-2018, 03:38 PM
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Old 01-14-2018, 03:43 PM
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