Apparently Tebow isn't playing because he has two broken ribs. Jets are either stuck with Sanchez or they can trot out Greg McElroy, I guess.
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I have my own system for measuring NFL teams. The question I ask is "how inefficient do they make opposing offenses?" The way to measure that is to ask how many yards they force the other team to gain to score. The mathematical formula is "yards per point" or total yards allowed divided by points allowed.
Over the years, the key benchmark has been 20 yards per point allowed, or yppa. A good number of teams above 20 yppa win the Super Bowl. It doesn't always happen. But its a great measure to help separate clubs.
Right now, only one NFL team is above 20 yppa. The 49ers. They've allowed the fewest points in the NFL at 134. They've give up 2772 yards on the season. 2772/134 = 20.69.
Teams that win their conference's #1 seed that own a yppa over 20 pretty much always win the Super Bowl. That's the only bad news for the 49ers, as they currently have the #2 seed at 7-2-1. The Falcons are the top seed at 9-1. Maybe its playing that road playoff game that undoes them. Or the inability to win the #1 seed with a defense that good points to other problems (in the case of the 49ers - quarterback)
Seachickens are tied with Dolphins they must be playing on the road >.>
That Earl Thomas roughing the passer penalty will be talked about forever now. It was a good call though, even though its physically impossible for Thomas to stop with that speed mid air, lol.
a lot of teams dropped to 6-5, good chance for the Saints to pull even with them
but they already made Alex Smith look like Steve Young with some horrible D, so hopefully they don't repeat the feat with Kaepernick, maybe if they both play the Saints can make them look like Montana & Young, but hopefully the defense isn't that bad again
Of the Hawks 5 losses, 3 of them have been blown 4th quarter leads against Arizona, Detroit, and now Miami. 4th time if you include the Green Bay game in which they blew a 4th quarter lead but won. For a team that is lead by their defense, they sure do have a tendency to disappear late during road games.
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Found a video of the sprinklers. Hilarious
Mad props to the Colts cheerleaders who shaved their heads for Pagano. Its one thing for guys to do it, but for women whose entire jobs is based on good looks, that is way tougher.
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Refs missed a head hit on Kaepernick a second ago after the play. On that roll out run play where Jordan hit Kaepernick from behind and the ball popped out, Will Smith walked right by Kaepernick and gave him a shot to the back of the helmet as he was laying on the ground.
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The 49ers have so much trouble fielding punts. Why the fuck would Ginn not call a fair catch considering the Saints gunner was literally standing a yard from him?
Good to see the SF/NO officiating crew rules questionable plays on whether the receiver was down or not exactly the opposite of how the Lions crew did. The SF receiver wasn't down, not even close, but they called him down and ended a play that would have been huge. You know what would be super? If all the officiating crews ruled on the same set of standards. If a play is close, let it go and let replay fix it.
Last edited by conscript; 2012-11-25 at 11:45 PM.
Looks like Baltimore have finally woken up in the 4th Quarter.
Anyone who's looking for something to watch might enjoy the last 4 mins of this, 10-13 to the Chargers.
Now its confirmed from the NFL.
If it does happen, Thurmond and Maxwell will start, maybe Jeremy Lane but hes good on special teams. Trufant will probably stay nickle. Thurmond is supposed to be good, but seems like we are nursing his injury (broken leg, re-broken at the start of offseason) coming off PUP.
On the season is fucked meter, I'd say 9/10 fucked hard.
1) Fire Cam Cameron the one of the worst OCoords in the NFL
2) replace Joe Flacco with a real QB although that might not be necessary if they had a better offensive coordinator
3) Clone Ray Lewis and Ed Reed, speed up their clone development so they are both roughly 25 year olds next year.
The 49ers play calling is pretty atrocious at points in this game. An interior run there on 3rd and goal and then a couple other runs on 3rd down because they are playing the Alex Smith risk aversion strategy is meh when your QB has been making plays all day.
I think that's the gutsiest and most impressive 4th down (4th and 29) I think I've ever seen. Hell of a run from Ray Rice.