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Re: NFL Playoffs!
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2018, 11:13:08 PM »
I’ll be surprised if Vikings beat Eagles but after what happened last weekend, who knows?
 

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Re: NFL Playoffs!
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2018, 09:03:59 AM »
I heard Skip Bayless (I think) compare Williams #43 to Bill Buckner.  So true!  Young and talented so maybe he can overcome it but greater guys were permanently broken by such events.  He not only failed to make an easy tackle but he took out the only other Saints player who had a chance to make a tackle.  All because he thought it was more important to keep the receiver in bounds than to just make sure he was tackled.  So what if he goes out of bounds with a second left on the clock?  Vikings still have to make a 50 yard field goal.  Give the Vikings credit, they fought hard until the very last play was finished.  They didn’t care if it was impossible to win.  They kept playing and they put themselves in position to take advantage of any mistake made by the Saints.  Good job!

Yup.

And I think it was Shannon Sharpe made the latter point. Let them catch it, they still have so much that needs to go right: the snap, the hold, the kick itself, with an unproven kicker on a team that has an enduring history of choking on such kicks.
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Re: NFL Playoffs!
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2018, 09:05:45 AM »
I’ll be surprised if Vikings beat Eagles but after what happened last weekend, who knows?

If they lose, it'll be bcause they looked past them. Otherwise it is a very winnable game for the purple team.
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Re: NFL Playoffs!
« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2018, 09:13:25 AM »
What about the Jaguars, though?!  Even though they manhandled the Steelers earlier this year, how on earth do they score 45?!  And they gave up 42, even though their defense is supposed to be top notch.  Confusing team!  Can they give New England a run for their money?
Yes, should be a good game.  Jags match up well with Pats.  Not sure they will solve Gronk but the Pats have quite a few offensive weapons.  Everyone is focused on Jags D vs Pats O but how did Jags O put up 45 against Steelers?  That could be the real wildcard.  If the Pats figure out how to shutdown Bortles then Brady only has to put up a few points.  I think this game is hard to predict.

By the same token, they let Big Ben pass for almost 500 yards and gave up 42-- so much for defense.  And Pittsburgh's defensive gaffes are on Tomlin, and you can he assured Belicheck won't fail like Tomlin did. I personally don't think it'll be close. ~30-~17, Pats.  And one of those touchdowns will be garbage time.
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Re: NFL Playoffs!
« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2018, 05:49:36 PM »
Brady and the Patriots did it again.
 
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Re: NFL Playoffs!
« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2018, 09:24:40 AM »
The Vikings came back to earth and did exactly what I expected.

Go Pats.  I was somewhat dreading the Vikings making the Superbowl, since it would pit me against Tom Brady.  Now I can unabashedly cheer for Brady and Belickeck come Superbowl. 
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Re: NFL Playoffs!
« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2018, 09:27:31 AM »
Our household will be rooting for the Eagles.
"Anything, but sedevacantism"

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Re: NFL Playoffs!
« Reply #17 on: January 22, 2018, 09:29:48 AM »
Booooooooooo
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Re: NFL Playoffs!
« Reply #18 on: January 22, 2018, 09:47:04 AM »
Booooooooooo

We're tired of Brady/the Patriots always winning. 
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Re: NFL Playoffs!
« Reply #19 on: January 22, 2018, 10:13:24 AM »
Well, it's not like I can root for the Eagles.

But Brady's the GOAT.  What's not to love?  Go Pats!!!!



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