1. #3041
    Quote Originally Posted by Vetali View Post
    They have a 10-2 record because the beginning of their schedule was front loaded with dumpster fire teams incapable of exploiting the offensive issues they have. Even accounting the past few games, a lot of metrics still rate the patriots favorably because of the shitty teams they killed at the start of the season.
    Yeah that I can agree with, but they don't "suck". They have some glaring issues that are well known now, but suck? Yeah no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slowpoke is a Gamer View Post
    Pats suddenly look... Bad?
    Eh. If the refs hadn;t screwed us out of a TD, we could have had a FG at the end here to tie it up, which would have put it in Mahomes hands to win the game. They still might have won, but we held them to a FG all half so that's not a given. I would have liked our chances.

    The offense is incremently looking better these past few weeks. Hopefully we can get better the next few weeks too and we might have a presentable offense by the time the playoffs roll around.


    That game in 2 weeks against Buffalo looms large though. HAVE to win that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vetali View Post
    They have a 10-2 record because the beginning of their schedule was front loaded with dumpster fire teams incapable of exploiting the offensive issues they have.
    We also didn't have a million injuries at that point yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyanion View Post
    Yeah that I can agree with, but they don't "suck". They have some glaring issues that are well known now, but suck? Yeah no.
    Not with Belichick coaching.

    Just funny to think a few weeks ago people on twitter were meming on Belichick and Brady saying in interviews that they had a lot of work to do. They were lossless at the time, but just weird how fans think that because you're a winning team you can kick back and relax.

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    Yeah they also doesn't have Gronk, but never count the Patriots out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vetali View Post
    Not with Belichick coaching.

    Just funny to think a few weeks ago people on twitter were meming on Belichick and Brady saying in interviews that they had a lot of work to do. They were lossless at the time, but just weird how fans think that because you're a winning team you can kick back and relax.
    I just find it mind blowing their supposed fans are booing a 10-2 team that had a chance to win that game vs KC. Their 'fans' are claiming they suck. It is so fucking stupid.

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    The NBC announcer on the Seahawks: "They lead the league in nail biters."

    Yuuuup.
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    Man this camera is way too close to the field. Making me sick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyanion View Post
    I just find it mind blowing their supposed fans are booing a 10-2 team that had a chance to win that game vs KC. Their 'fans' are claiming they suck. It is so fucking stupid.
    It's because their fanbase mainly consists of bandwagon sackdrainers who never rooted for them in the pre Belichick/Brady era. They are as soulless as fans can be. Seahawks "12s" are very similar.
    The New England Patriots and all their frontrunner fans (xskarma is the exception) can eat a bag of http://www.ddir.com/ .

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwightyo39 View Post
    It's because their fanbase mainly consists of bandwagon sackdrainers who never rooted for them in the pre Belichick/Brady era. They are as soulless as fans can be. Seahawks "12s" are very similar.
    That's fair for sure. It is like the Cowboys bandwagoners in the 90s and the America's Team crap. Some of the Pats fans might not be old enough to even remember bad times though!

    Do I think some of the people spouting off shit like "we suck" and booing are fairweather fans? Sure. A majority? Not likely either really.

    I think in some ways you truly have to suffer through some bad times to appreciate just how amazing your team can be when they are good though. I've seen some horrid Saints teams but damn if watching them now isn't fun as hell.

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    Defense has reverted to its September/October self. Gonna be a dumb game.

  11. #3051
    Quote Originally Posted by Slowpoke is a Gamer View Post
    If the Chiefs hold on suddenly the AFC picture looks a lot more open. Bills suddenly have life in the division race, Chiefs suddenly have life in the race for a bye, Pats suddenly look... Bad?
    Patriots are still a game ahead, they'd need to a) lose to the Bills, and then b) somehow lose a game to the Bengals/Dolphins. And we'd need to run the table @ the Steelers, @ the Patriots, and the Jets.

    We really needed to win against Baltimore to be even with them this week, so we could move ahead if we beat them.

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    Might be one of those burn the tape games. Was really hoping the Saints would beat the 49ers this week. Didn't feel good about this game coming into it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by We are covfefe View Post
    Might be one of those burn the tape games. Was really hoping the Saints would beat the 49ers this week. Didn't feel good about this game coming into it.
    Well burn the tape as far as defense is concerned. I loved what I saw from the Saints offense.

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    OLine play is much improved but Goff is still Goff. Having communication issues with his receivers, but it's nice to see Cooks back.

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    Nice to see some actual defense after the debacle this morning, though Pete kicking that field goal was pretty lame.
    /s

  15. #3055
    I wanna see the Titans in the playoffs. Tannehill has given them a spark, and Henry is still a monster. Still two games left against Houston though, so it's gonna be rough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pendulous View Post
    I wanna see the Titans in the playoffs. Tannehill has given them a spark, and Henry is still a monster. Still two games left against Houston though, so it's gonna be rough.
    What a comeback he's having. Why are Florida teams so bad at fostering young QBs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pendulous View Post
    I wanna see the Titans in the playoffs. Tannehill has given them a spark, and Henry is still a monster. Still two games left against Houston though, so it's gonna be rough.
    Steelers have the Bills and Ravens yet to go. Titans have two matchups with the Texans, plus a date with the Saints.

    It'll be tough, but if the Titans scrape out one win yet and the Steelers drop those two games and the Titans are in.

    If they somehow sweep the Texans that gives them the division I'm pretty sure.
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    Texans aren't looking so hot after today.
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    I just like reading about the "vigorous rubbing" that might affect ball inflation.

  19. #3059
    Brett Maher is gone, Cowboys replace him with Kai Forbath. Not sure if improvement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pendulous View Post
    Brett Maher is gone, Cowboys replace him with Kai Forbath. Not sure if improvement.
    It's funny because what the Cowboys really need to do is fire their entire special teams, starting with Keith O'Quinn. Their dead last, or practically dead last, in every meaningful category for special teams. It's one of the main culprits for their 6-7 record. They have a punter that can only net them 30 yards a kick, a FG kicker thats missed 10 FG's in 13 games, and a kick return game that basically doesn't exist. And all that translates into the offense constantly having to drive 75 yards and the opposing offense consistently starting their drives in excellent field position because of either missed FG's or punts that cant travel further than 40 yards.

    Having said that, Forbath will be an upgrade by just default. It was cruel of the Cowboys to have kept Maher on the roster for this long.

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