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Re: NFL 2017-2018, all the teams move to L.A. edition
« Reply #270 on: 06 October 2017, 07:52:12 »
There are still a few stud kickers out there. Unfortunately for the Bucs, none of them are named Nick Folk.
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« Reply #271 on: 06 October 2017, 09:04:08 »
I loved him afterwards saying "that loss is on me".

Yeah... we know, dude. Brady owes you something nice for Christmas.

Side note, how weird is it that Belichick had never coached a game in Tampa before now? I've been cursing his existence for most of my adult life, and just NOW he went there for the first time? Weird.
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« Reply #272 on: 08 October 2017, 20:44:23 »
Go Chiefs.  ;D
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« Reply #273 on: 09 October 2017, 00:01:49 »
Man, the injury bug is bad this year.  Happy for a Chiefs W, but that's like four season ending injuries tonight.
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« Reply #274 on: 09 October 2017, 03:59:27 »
Poor Giants.

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« Reply #275 on: 09 October 2017, 10:31:10 »
Poor Giants.

Hey there could be an upside.  Their season is so far conforming to the plot of a feel-good sports movie where the relateable, ex-football player gets a golden chance to turn his life around as a walk on to his favorite team.

Maybe the Giants fans will, some years down the road, get a movie like Invincible about their own team.

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« Reply #276 on: 09 October 2017, 11:16:35 »
The NFL wanted parity with the salary cap, and they got it in spades this season. Twenty three of thirty two teams are either .500, or one game above or below.

Much like my picks.  :-[

The best I can hope for this week is .500, and the Vikings need to lose.

At least at halftime we get a The Last Jedi trailer.   O0
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Re: NFL 2017-2018, all the teams move to L.A. edition
« Reply #277 on: 09 October 2017, 11:56:42 »
Hey there could be an upside.  Their season is so far conforming to the plot of a feel-good sports movie where the relateable, ex-football player gets a golden chance to turn his life around as a walk on to his favorite team.


I should try out for them as a wide receiver. One season with the minimum salary and I think I could pay off my son's college before he starts!
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« Reply #278 on: 09 October 2017, 15:27:37 »
I saw a headline on ESPN "Bucs sign Murray to replace erratic kicker Folk" and was surprised.

Not that Tampa was replacing their kicker yet again but that Eddie Murray was still in playing shape. Sadly it was actually some guy named Patrick Murray.
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Re: NFL 2017-2018, all the teams move to L.A. edition
« Reply #279 on: 10 October 2017, 01:40:55 »
Here are my Week 5 picks


 NE@TB
BUF@CIN
 NYJ@CLE (feel sorry for the fans watching this game in the stadium)
 CAR@DET
 [B]SF[/B]@IND
 TEN@MIA
 LAC@NYG (feel sorry for the fans watching this game in the stadium, too)
 ARI@PHI
 JAX@PIT
 BAL@OAK
 SEA@LAR
 GB@DAL
 KC@HOU
 MIN@CHI
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Re: NFL 2017-2018, all the teams move to L.A. edition
« Reply #280 on: 10 October 2017, 01:54:55 »
NE @ TB
SF @ IND
NYJ @ CLE
JAX @ PIT
LAC @ NYG

BUF @ CIN
CAR @ DET
TEN @ MIA
ARZ @ PHI
BAL @ OAK
SEA @ LAR
GB @ DAL

KC @ HOU
MIN @ CHI


Ow.  Though I feel like I should demand a check on who was actually wearing some of those uniforms.
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« Reply #281 on: 10 October 2017, 03:12:06 »
I guess with the Chargers over in New York there was no Spanos Banner?

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« Reply #282 on: 10 October 2017, 09:32:04 »
NE @ TB
SF @ IND
NYJ @ CLE
JAX @ PIT
LAC @ NYG
BUF @ CIN
CAR @ DET
TEN @ MIA
ARZ @ PHI
BAL @ OAK
SEA @ LAR
GB @ DAL
KC @ HOU
MIN @ CHI

Note that we have teams on bye week starting this week (WAY too early)- in this case ATL, NO, WAS, and DEN

Well, that sucked. Note to self: Stop picking Cleveland to finally get off the schnide.

Side note, the talk all offseason was how New York was going to be tanking their season. It seems we all assumed the wrong New York team... the Giants were rotten before everyone died, and the Jets are maybe not a playoff team but certainly are fighting like hell every week. Maybe they knew something about guys like Mangold, Revis and Marshall that we didn't?
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Re: NFL 2017-2018, all the teams move to L.A. edition
« Reply #283 on: 10 October 2017, 10:56:34 »
I'm wondering how Eli is going to survive going against the Denver and Seattle defenses sans a working OL, effective backs or any healthy NFL-caliber starting WRs. I'm thinking Von Miller should get half a dozen sacks.
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« Reply #284 on: 10 October 2017, 11:06:40 »
I'm wondering how Eli is going to survive going against the Denver and Seattle defenses sans a working OL, effective backs or any healthy NFL-caliber starting WRs. I'm thinking Von Miller should get half a dozen sacks.

Wait.

I forgot that it was Denver they had next. Oh, man, that's not even funny. (Remember too that the Broncos are coming off their bye week, so they're rested as well)

Poor Eli, indeed.
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« Reply #285 on: 10 October 2017, 11:18:32 »
Might as well get this out of the way.

PHI @ CAR
CHI @ BAL
GB @ MIN
SF @ WAS
DET @ NO
MIA @ ATL
CLE @ HOU
NE @ NYJ
TB @ ARZ
LAR @ JAX
LAC @ OAK
PIT @ KC
NYG @ DEN
IND @ TEN

Bye: BUF, CIN, DAL, SEA

EDIT: Accidentally put Chicago instead of Cleveland as Houston's opponent. The author regrets the error and that this game will be played in the first place.
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« Reply #286 on: 10 October 2017, 11:43:34 »
Your vote of confidence is appreciated, but I'm feeling a lot more nervous about that Steelers game.  Last year the Steelers coming off an embarrassing regular-season shellacking shut the Chiefs down hard.
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« Reply #287 on: 10 October 2017, 11:56:46 »
PHI @ CAR
CHI @ BAL
GB @ MIN
SF @ WAS
DET @ NO
MIA @ ATL
CHI @ HOU
NE @ NYJ
TB @ ARZ
LAR @ JAX
LAC @ OAK
PIT @ KC
NYG @ DEN
IND @ TEN

Assuming the right people wear the correct uniforms this time.

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« Reply #288 on: 10 October 2017, 12:03:18 »
Your vote of confidence is appreciated, but I'm feeling a lot more nervous about that Steelers game.  Last year the Steelers coming off an embarrassing regular-season shellacking shut the Chiefs down hard.

That was one of those picks that comes down to not really feeling confident either way, so go with the home team. (I had the same problem with Eagles/Panthers)
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« Reply #289 on: 10 October 2017, 12:07:38 »
Breaking: Saints find a way to trade the husk of Adrian Peterson to Arizona for a conditional draft pick, which I presume will take the form of a signed Larry Fitzgerald football and a couple of fun-size Milky Ways.
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« Reply #290 on: 10 October 2017, 12:19:46 »
That was one of those picks that comes down to not really feeling confident either way, so go with the home team. (I had the same problem with Eagles/Panthers)

That game will fall on one side or the other of like three different axes and the team that gets 2/3 is going to win.

1) Big Ben throws 3-5 interceptions versus Big Ben throws zero interceptions
2) LeVeon Bell runs for 250 yards and 4 TDs, or less than 80 yards.
3) Kareem Hunt sets the record for single game rookie rushing yards, or he only gets his hundred.
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Re: NFL 2017-2018, all the teams move to L.A. edition
« Reply #291 on: 10 October 2017, 13:15:34 »
NE @ TB
SF @ IND
NYJ @ CLE

JAX @ PIT
LAC @ NYG
BUF @ CIN
CAR @ DET
TEN @ MIA

ARZ @ PHI
BAL @ OAK
SEA @ LAR

GB @ DAL
KC @ HOU

MIN @ CHI

That was embarrassing!   :-[  So let's do it again!

PHI @ CAR
CHI @ BAL
GB @ MIN
SF @ WAS
DET @ NO
MIA @ ATL
CHI @ HOU
NE @ NYJ - I am sooooo tempted to pick the Jets!
TB @ ARZ
LAR @ JAX
LAC @ OAK
PIT @ KC
NYG @ DEN
IND @ TEN


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Re: NFL 2017-2018, all the teams move to L.A. edition
« Reply #292 on: 11 October 2017, 04:47:03 »

After a middling week 5, here are my Week 6 picks

 PHI@CAR
 MIA@ATL
 GB@MIN
 DET@NO
 NE@NYJ
 SF@WAS
 CHI@BAL
 CLE@HOU
 TB@ARI
 LAR@JAX

 PIT@KC
 LAC@OAK
 NYG@DEN
 IND@TEN
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« Reply #293 on: 13 October 2017, 15:21:51 »
NE @ TB
SF @ IND
NYJ @ CLE
JAX @ PIT
LAC @ NYG
BUF @ CIN
CAR @ DET
TEN @ MIA
ARZ @ PHI
BAL @ OAK
SEA @ LAR
GB @ DAL
KC @ HOU
MIN @ CHI

 PHI@CAR [ex post facto pick but I always take PHI because Wentz is from my alma mater and my wife knows his grandma]
 MIA@ATL
 GB@MIN
 DET@NO
 NE@NYJ
 SF@WAS
 CHI@BAL
 CLE@HOU
 TB@ARI
 LAR@JAX
 PIT@KC
 LAC@OAK
 NYG@DEN
 IND@TEN

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« Reply #294 on: 16 October 2017, 16:59:21 »
Looks like everyone's in the crapper this week.   :-[

If I were a betting man, this week would have me looking for a good high bridge to jump off of.   #P
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« Reply #295 on: 17 October 2017, 01:31:24 »
After a middling week 5, here are my Week 6 picks

 PHI@CAR
MIA@ATL
GB@MIN[B]
 DET@NO
 NE@NYJ
 SF@WAS
 CHI@BAL
 CLE@HOU
 TB@ARI
 LAR@JAX[/B]
 PIT@KC
 LAC@OAK
 NYG@DEN
 IND@TEN

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« Reply #296 on: 17 October 2017, 09:57:22 »
Might as well get this out of the way.

PHI @ CAR
CHI @ BAL
GB @ MIN
SF @ WAS
DET @ NO
MIA @ ATL
CLE @ HOU
NE @ NYJ
TB @ ARZ
LAR @ JAX
LAC @ OAK
PIT @ KC
NYG @ DEN AUGHWTFBBQYOUGOTTABESHITTINGME!!!
IND @ TEN

Bye: BUF, CIN, DAL, SEA

EDIT: Accidentally put Chicago instead of Cleveland as Houston's opponent. The author regrets the error and that this game will be played in the first place.

THAT, friends, is 'tire fire' status stuff. Holy crap. Stick to hockey.
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« Reply #297 on: 17 October 2017, 10:17:48 »

PHI @ CAR
CHI @ BAL
GB @ MIN

SF @ WAS
DET @ NO
MIA @ ATL

CHI @ HOU
NE @ NYJ

TB @ ARZ
LAR @ JAX
LAC @ OAK
PIT @ KC
NYG @ DEN

IND @ TEN

As bad as that dumpster fire is, it's actually an improvement over last week!

A couple fun facts:

-- NFL road teams have won more times (46-44) than home teams through Week 6 for the first time since 2000.

-- On Sunday, teams went 8-2 when facing an opponent who was higher in the standings.

-- 25 of the 32 NFL teams are either leading their division or within one game in the loss column of the division leader.
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« Reply #298 on: 17 October 2017, 11:56:16 »
Week 7! (If the pick-em is annoying, let me know and I'll knock it off, but I've been enjoying my Jeff Fisher-esque failure each week, I hope others are too!)

Also, looks like a good week for road teams... though I'm sure I'll call half of them wrong.

KC @ OAK
BAL @ MIN
NO @ GB
NYJ @ MIA
CAR @ CHI
ARZ @ LAR
TB @ BUF
JAX @ IND
TEN @ CLE
DAL @ SF
CIN @ PIT
SEA @ NYG
DEN @ LAC
ATL @ NE
WAS @ PHI
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Re: NFL 2017-2018, all the teams move to L.A. edition
« Reply #299 on: 17 October 2017, 12:02:19 »
PHI @ CAR
CHI @ BAL
GB @ MIN
SF @ WAS
DET @ NO

MIA @ ATL
CLE @ HOU
NE @ NYJ

TB @ ARZ
LAR @ JAX
LAC @ OAK
PIT @ KC
NYG @ DEN

IND @ TEN

Assuming the right people wear the correct uniforms this time.

Personally I am enjoying this new trend, even when I can't seem to pick right.

Predictions:
KC @ OAK
BAL @ MIN
NO @ GB
NYJ @ MIA
CAR @ CHI
ARZ @ LAR
TB @ BUF
JAX @ IND
TEN @ CLE
DAL @ SF
CIN @ PIT
SEA @ NYG
DEN @ LAC
ATL @ NE
WAS @ PHI
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