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2012-11-06 12:50:38 PM  
No idea who submitted these two but I like this headline better. So I will dump the trivia here.
 
2012-11-06 01:00:29 PM  
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Welcome back to the third weekly installment of NAME THAT PLAYER, the trivia game where I ask you obscure questions about players and you ignore me and go back to 'baitin to midget nazi donkey porn. This week's trivia is a little tougher than the previous weeks. It's one of the toughest I've done so far. There are no hints, there are questions about kickers, and you might have to know a defensive player. Now lick my nazi-midget-donkey-hoof, little trivia slave. It's time to take your punishment.

3 topics, 3 Questions each. QBs, Individual Defensive Players, and Kickers. Answers will be posted later today when everyone's had a chance to answer and argue with each other about whether or not a question about Kickers is racist.

Name That QB:

1. Last night's Eagles debacle demonstrates to us all why a solid Offensive Line is important to keeping your QB upright, let alone scoring. QB elusiveness and smart play can help a stat like "%Sacks/Attempt", but to be at the very top of the list you need talent at the offensive line as well. This QB enjoys the lowest % of sacks per attempt.

2. Speaking of Eagles fail, Red Zone appearances tell how a QB is doing in the most critical part of the field. This QB leads the NFL in QB Rating inside the opponent's 20 and is currently 2nd within the Opponent's 10.

3. Many teams operate primarily out of a 2 WR set, giving them the flexibility to both run and pass easily. "Easily" does not describe this QB's performance with 2 wide. He has the worst QB Rating with 2-wide in the NFL.

Name that Defensive Player:

1. We're ramping up the difficulty a little here! Individual defensive players are sometimes known for their fantasy impact. This player should be known (but probably won't be) for forcing the most fumbles this season.

2. Forced fumbles are as sexy a stat as you can get for defensive players, but how about wrapping up and bringing somebody down? This guy knows all about that. He leads the NFL in tackles by a wide, wide margin.

3. This week, 19 INTs were recorded. 2 of them (the week's leader in INTs) went to this veteran CB who was flying around like he was back in his prime. To clarify, he led the NFL in INTs this week.


Name that Kicker


1. You wanted obscure stats, you get kicker questions. This guy has started 9 games for his team, and leads the NFL in Field Goal percentage.

2. They can't all be winners, and this guy certainly isn't. He has the worst FG percentage in the NFL of current starters, bailing out that scrub Billy Cundiff from showing up at the bottom of this list.

3. Let's be honest - somebody in this thread probably took a kicker far, far earlier than they should have this year in their fantasy draft. I'm pretty certain that even making it the "YEAR OF THE KICKER" didn't pay off because you didn't pick up this guy, who leads all kickers in standard fantasy scoring.
 
2012-11-06 01:18:49 PM  
I'll live up the honor system & not look any of the stats up.

QB:
1) Pure guess, but I'll go with Tom Brady.
2) Also a pure guess, RG3?
3) I'll go with Tony Romo.

IDP:
1, 2, 3: No freaking idea. Palmer led the league in interceptions thrown this week, so I guess it's a Buccaneer for #3?

Kicker:
1) Field goal percentage this season? Several kickers are still perfect, but Phil Dawson has the most attempts among them.
2) Mason Crosby.
3) I don't do fantasy football so I don't honestly know. It's obviously not Janikowski because I assume he was the first kicker in a bunch of drafts; my immediate guess would've been Dawson again but I don't think you'd use the same answer twice...Zuerlein?
 
2012-11-06 01:20:25 PM  

Harv72b: I'll live up the honor system & not look any of the stats up.

QB:
1) Pure guess, but I'll go with Tom Brady.
2) Also a pure guess, RG3?
3) I'll go with Tony Romo.

IDP:
1, 2, 3: No freaking idea. Palmer led the league in interceptions thrown this week, so I guess it's a Buccaneer for #3?

Kicker:
1) Field goal percentage this season? Several kickers are still perfect, but Phil Dawson has the most attempts among them.
2) Mason Crosby.
3) I don't do fantasy football so I don't honestly know. It's obviously not Janikowski because I assume he was the first kicker in a bunch of drafts; my immediate guess would've been Dawson again but I don't think you'd use the same answer twice...Zuerlein?


You have two correct. So far.
 
2012-11-06 01:24:07 PM  
Romeo should have fired himself as head coach, and kept the D-coordinator job.
 
2012-11-06 01:31:31 PM  
QBs:
Peyton Manning?
Aaron Rodgers?
Mark Sanchez?

IDP:
Charles Tillman (at least if my Twitter is any indication)
Chad Greenway (only because I'd happened to look up the leaders yesterday and I remember)
Sh*t...Ronde Barber? I feel like I should know the real answer but I'm basing mine off Harv72b's.

Kickers:
Sh*t, I'd agree with everything Harv72b said, yet I know at least one must be wrong. Um, Hauschka for No. 2? I haven't watched many FGs.
 
2012-11-06 01:32:17 PM  

rumpelstiltskin: Romeo should have fired himself as head coach, and kept the D-coordinator job.


On the plus side, they get to play the Steelers next week, and they're great at letting bad teams stay in games.

/sigh
 
2012-11-06 01:33:58 PM  
Also, dammit, remembering your Cowboys bias might help guide answers, now that I looked a couple up.
 
2012-11-06 01:34:52 PM  
The Bills head to go to Foxborough, where they have never won since Gillette Stadium opened in 2002.

Someday, New England. Someday you'll be our biatch. The team won't be in Buffalo and I won't be alive. But someday.
 
2012-11-06 01:37:23 PM  
Well now that it's official (I submitted the fail thread, btw), here's the other largely-ignored Tuesday post:

Yet another 10-4 week brings the season tally to 84-47, this despite giving myself the unfathomable handicap of actually picking the Jaguars to win. That's kind of like betting on the Washington Generals ("I thought they were due!"), when you think about it. Well, trust me when I say I'll never make that mistake again.

I'll also never make the mistake of rushing one of these out like I did last week. I know the recaps sucked last time, so my apologies for that. I've put more time into these (what with no SuperStorm rolling through), so hopefully that will be enough to regain your trust and admiration, or at least to put a stop to the threatening phone calls and the packages containing dead hamsters. I mean, my cat actually enjoys the hamsters, but I don't want her getting fat. And come to think of it, it was kind of nice actually having the phone ring every so often and it not being a politician's recording...okay, keep the calls & hamsters coming, but in moderation. And maybe throw in some tuna here and there...she really likes tuna. Original picks found here.

Kansas City Chiefs at San Diego Chargers:
Suck factor epic: check. This was a "thrilling" 10-6 battle at the end of the third quarter, after all. Lots of turnovers: check. Kansas City notched 4 towards their league-leading total, while San Diego pitched in a pair of their own. And perhaps most fitting of all, in a game which epitomized "epic fail", Norv Turner saved his job. For now. 1-0

Denver Broncos at Cincinnati Bengals:
Manning only managed a 105.8 passer rating, due in no small part to to the two picks he threw, but when you can put up 31 against the Bengals you're going to win more often than not. With four losses in a row now, once again the best thing going for Cincy is that they're at least the best football team in Ohio. Well...NFL team, anyway. 2-0

Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns:
Baltimore came out and proved once and for all that they're truly a dominant force in the National Football League...and then, the second quarter happened. And the third. Joe Flacco improves to 10-0 lifetime against Cleveland (tying a modern NFL record), but when it takes a fourth-quarter comeback to do it, something's amiss. 3-0

Arizona Cardinals at Green Bay Packers:
Tom Petty wrote a song about the Arizona Cardinals' 2012 season, way back in 1989. Luckily for the Cards, they will absolutely not lose their sixth in a row next weekend...it's their bye week. And then they get to play the Falcons! Aaron Rodgers would have had a bad game (14/30 passing for 218 yards & an INT) were it not for the fact that 4 of those completions were for touchdowns. 4-0

Buffalo Bills at Houston Texans:
Given the way this season has gone that probably means that the Texans win a 13-9 game
Ha! Okay, so it was 21-9, but I think I'm starting to figure out this whole opposites thing in the NFL this season. Anyway, while it's not getting nearly the same amount of press as Michael Vick/Tony Romo/[insert Chiefs quarterback here], Ryan Fitzpatrick managed his 12th turnover of the year on Sunday, via a lost fumble. The Bills aren't good enough to win even if they hold on to the ball; they sure aren't going to do it with their quarterback averaging 1.5 turnovers per game. 5-0


Miami Dolphins at Indianapolis Colts:
I could've sworn I picked the Colts here. Oh well, the debacle which was my next pick renders this one pretty moot...I can at least take solace in calling Andrew Luck's big day, even if I was a bit off on my prediction of big rushing numbers for Miami. Most amazing thing to come out of Luck's 433-yard performance? Two Colts' receivers went over 100 yards on the day, and neither one of them was named Reggie Wayne. 5-1

Detroit Lions at Jacksonville Jaguars:
What the hell was I thinking? I mean, okay...yeah; I did take some acid in my younger years, and the urban legend says that I took enough to be declared legally insane. Also, I did once get hit on the head by two telephone poles (literally). But my gawd...Jacksonville? To win??? Seriously...I ragged on Aaron Rodgers above for only throwing for 218 yards...Blaine Gabbert threw for 220. And it marks the fourth-best total of his career. Like, 22 starts' worth of career. The game's top rusher was Detroit's Joique Bell...as in, "you must be Joiqueing". Well...live and learn, I guess. 5-2


Chicago Bears at Tennessee Titans:
Oh, Tennessee. Just when we thought you'd hit rock bottom, this one comes along. You want to know the last time the Chicago Bears scored 50 or more points in a game? Well, so do I...I went back as far as the 1985 Super Bowl season & still hadn't found one (further research--i.e., reading the recap on nfl.com--tells me it was December 7, 1980, a date which will live in infamy). The Titans are on pace to allow 547 points this year; that's 53 more than last year's worst team, Tampa Bay, and 230 more points than their own total in 2011. In fact, if when Miami puts up 10 points against them next week (should be midway through the first quarter), they'll officially have given up more points than in all of last year. 6-2


Carolina Panthers at Washington Redskins:
Well, Robert Griffin III is officially mortal, and Washington is officially the Redskins. I actually wasn't too far off in my prediction for this one: Newton wasn't exactly spectacular, and the Panthers certainly didn't stop Morris/Griffin on the ground...but Carolina forgot to cough the ball up a couple times, ruining their chances at the loss. 6-3


Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Oakland Raiders:
Did I say Darren McFadden wouldn't do much against the Bucs run defense? What I meant to say was that he'd total 17 yards on 7 carries. It also just wouldn't be right of me not to chide Carson Palmer for managing to overshadow a 414-yard, 4 touchdown performance by throwing up 3 interceptions. Oh, and be afraid: Tampa Bay is now 4-4, and averaging 36 points/game over the last four weeks (3-1 record). 7-3

Minnesota Vikings at Seattle Seahawks:
Speaking of fearing things, the other teams in the NFC Wild Card hunt better hope that the Seahawks buckle down the stretch, because I don't think anybody wants to play a game in Seattle come January. But the question I want an answer to is this...why on earth do the Vikings bother to put Christian Ponder under center? 11/22 for sixty-farking-three yards (and an INT), and that's not even his worst yardage total this season! Just direct-snap it to Adrian Peterson and go back to the 1930's-style offense this team is best suited to. 8-3


Pittsburgh Steelers at New York Giants:
I spent the last two weeks harping on how Pittsburgh always seems to come up with the win when they really need it, then I pick against them in this one. After getting consecutive 100-yard rushing performances from third-stringer Jonathan Dwyer the Steelers got to plug their back-up into the lineup again, and all Isaac Redman did was run for 147 yards (and a TD) on 26 carries. Oh, and Eli Manning's line? 10/24, 125 yards, 1 INT. Joe Flacco could do that. On the road. 8-4


Dallas Cowboys at Atlanta Falcons:
The Cowboys' offensive woes have officially gone from "troublesome" to "OMG, PANIC!!!1!11!" Sunday night marked the fifth time (in eight tries) that Dallas has been held under 20 points this season, and let's face it: this was against the same team that gave up 24 to the Chiefs and 28 to Carolina already. That's not on Tony Romo this time, either--he couldn't have performed much better than he did against Atlanta, and he can't catch his own passes or run with his own handoffs, either. I will be shocked if Jason Garrett remains in Dallas next season. 9-4

Philadelphia Eagles at New Orleans Saints:
On the bright side, Michael Vick only threw one interception and fumbled just once in this game (and they didn't even lose the fumble). Hell, the Eagles were actually +1 in the turnover department Monday night. And yet, they still lost to the most one-dimensional offense since the original Donkey Kong (there's a funny mental image: Drew Brees hopping around atop the girders and chucking barrels at Andy Reid Roger Goodell), and lost convincingly. Maybe it isn't all Vick's fault, and maybe Nick Foles isn't really a better option, but since they aren't going to fire Reid in mid-season, something's got to change in Philly. 10-4
 
2012-11-06 01:38:58 PM  
I guess what surprised me most about last night was seeing just how comically bad the Eagles' offensive line must be to get absolutely mauled by the Saints' piss-poor excuse of a defensive line. I almost felt sorry for Michael Vick, but then fark that guy.
 
2012-11-06 01:43:35 PM  

Fast B: rumpelstiltskin: Romeo should have fired himself as head coach, and kept the D-coordinator job.

On the plus side, they get to play the Steelers next week, and they're great at letting bad teams stay in games.

/sigh


What are they going to do? When Cassel hands the ball off to Casey Hampton, is he going to give it back?
I hope the Steelers wear their Hamburglar uniforms, so when Redman runs wild in the Chiefs secondary I can yell "Jailbreak!" and drink some more.
 
2012-11-06 01:45:21 PM  

Harv72b: Speaking of fearing things, the other teams in the NFC Wild Card hunt better hope that the Seahawks buckle down the stretch, because I don't think anybody wants to play a game in Seattle come January.


Wild-card teams don't play home games in the playoffs. (unless they got the 5th seed and they and the 6th seed won all their matchups, in which case they'd get a home NFCCG - very unlikely).

/but we'll be happy to host any Seahawks games if anyone would like to let us play them in Seattle instead of at their place
 
2012-11-06 01:47:52 PM  

IAmRight: Wild-card teams don't play home games in the playoffs. (unless they got the 5th seed and they and the 6th seed won all their matchups, in which case they'd get a home NFCCG - very unlikely).


I was thinking as in "Seattle gets the 3 or 4 seed", but I didn't word it as well as I could have.
 
2012-11-06 02:03:00 PM  

Harv72b: I was thinking as in "Seattle gets the 3 or 4 seed", but I didn't word it as well as I could have.


Did they actually change the seeding because everyone was upset about Seattle getting that home game against the Saints?

/didn't really care last year, since the Seahawks didn't make the playoffs and the Packers were going to have HFA no matter what
 
2012-11-06 02:14:41 PM  

DING DING GRAF 1 HOT N FRESH FROM DE OVEN AKA MY BRAYNS

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Linky to bigger

Change from Week 1 to this week :
One 15 point drops: Chiefs
One 21 point jump: Colts

Two teams ARE WHO WE THOUGHT THEY WERE (back at their Week 1 rankings): 49ers, Raiders

Number of times rankings have changed:
7 teams have changed every week (down from 12 last week)
12 teams have changed all but once (up from 7 last week... hm....)
1 team has moved thrice: Jaguars

Difference between high rank & low rank:
Lowest fluctuation: Jaguars with 2
Highest fluctuation: Vikings with 22
Average fluctuation: 10.38

Overall fluctuation travel:
Smallest: Jaguars with 4
Highest: Seahawks with 42

Teams hitting their highest rank this week: Donkos, $1 Corn, My Lucky Ponies, & Da Bears
Teams hitting their lowest rank this week: Sad Patriots, Sad Eagles, & Sad Bengals

Eleven teams did not change rank: It was 10 last week, lazy motherfarkers
 
2012-11-06 02:15:47 PM  

IAmRight: Did they actually change the seeding because everyone was upset about Seattle getting that home game against the Saints?


No, but given the way things are looking in the various divisions, whoever wins the NFC West is likely to host one of the Wild Card games. I suppose I should have said something like San Francisco not buckling down the stretch, particularly given Seattle's division record. But if I had to hazard a guess right now, I'd wager that the Seahawks make the playoffs one way or another.
 
2012-11-06 02:18:17 PM  
Damn. Did the Chefs just die? Wow. They free fell to the bottom and flatlined.
 
2012-11-06 02:19:33 PM  

Di Atribe: DING DING GRAF 1 HOT N FRESH FROM DE OVEN AKA MY BRAYNS


The Cardlulz' line is hilarious.
 
2012-11-06 02:21:06 PM  
Bears are about where they should be at this point. The hard part of the season starts next week. At some point, the offense is going to have to win a game without being gifted short fields and D/ST scores. And that's a little worrying.
 
2012-11-06 02:21:15 PM  

Harv72b: Di Atribe: DING DING GRAF 1 HOT N FRESH FROM DE OVEN AKA MY BRAYNS

The Cardlulz' line is hilarious.


Sort of like that tank game where you line up the tank and fire over a mountain at a target.
 
2012-11-06 02:23:16 PM  

Nadie_AZ: Sort of like that tank game where you line up the tank and fire over a mountain at a target.


Angry Birds seems like the more appropriate comparison. ;)
 
2012-11-06 02:25:13 PM  

Harv72b: Di Atribe: DING DING GRAF 1 HOT N FRESH FROM DE OVEN AKA MY BRAYNS

The Cardlulz' line is hilarious.


They might be ok (weeks 1-2). No wait! They're awesome (week 3)! Right, guys (week 4)??? I mean... right (week 5)? Guys (week 6)? But.... we were.... (week 7).... really good (week 8).... right (week 9)? Sigh. Fine (week 10).
 
2012-11-06 02:27:32 PM  

Harv72b: Nadie_AZ: Sort of like that tank game where you line up the tank and fire over a mountain at a target.

Angry Birds seems like the more appropriate comparison. ;)


Yeah, I think you are right.
 
2012-11-06 02:28:29 PM  
SEAHAWKS!!!!!

/Was at the game on Sunday.
//Good times.
 
2012-11-06 02:35:02 PM  

Harv72b: I suppose I should have said something like San Francisco not buckling down the stretch, particularly given Seattle's division record. But if I had to hazard a guess right now, I'd wager that the Seahawks make the playoffs one way or another.


Yeah, but I just assume San Francisco's going to win the division now. Keeps me from being disappointed later.

/I'd complain about being behind the damn Colts but I suppose they ARE 5-3 and we're 5-4.
//Seahawks would still beat the hell out of the Colts, especially in Seattle
 
2012-11-06 02:38:09 PM  

Harv72b: And yet, they still lost to the most one-dimensional offense since the original Donkey Kong


Well, the thing was last night that the Saints offense wasn't one dimensional for the first time all season. Running the ball for more than 2 yards at a time was REALLY cool, lol.
 
2012-11-06 02:54:03 PM  
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2012-11-06 03:08:12 PM  

Di Atribe: DING DING GRAF 1 HOT N FRESH FROM DE OVEN AKA MY BRAYNS


Okay, this made me LOL. Loudly. :)
 
2012-11-06 03:12:17 PM  

Di Atribe: GRAF 2 FOR YOOOOOOOOOOOOOU


Not an ordinary GRAF for you
but the extra best GRAF made by Di
with icons and lines lologos built right in!

I'm picking out a graf for you
and maybe a barometer too
and what else can I buy so on me you'll rely
a rear end thermometer too.
 
2012-11-06 03:16:16 PM  

tnpir: Okay, this made me LOL. Loudly. :)


Wow, you are EASY! ;)

And finally.... *victorious trumpets* GRAF 3! 712 Farkers have cast their votes like true Americans, maybe a few Candians, I think at least one German, and one from Down Under. But anyway, today we are all Farkistanis!

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*wipes tear
*waves Farkistan flag
 
2012-11-06 03:57:22 PM  

Di Atribe: tnpir: Okay, this made me LOL. Loudly. :)

Wow, you are EASY! ;)



Indeed I am baby...indeed I am. ;-)

And could someone explain to me how the Titans are still 27th after that turd they left on the field?
 
2012-11-06 04:22:34 PM  
If it weren't for the whole "relative rankings" diatribe people went on a few weeks ago towards me involving the Trollhawks, I'd be complaining that the Patriots shouldn't have fallen just because they didn't play. But whatever. I'm enjoying a happy Sax Day (it's Adolphe Sax's 198th birthday today) and ignoring the fark outta the television.
 
2012-11-06 04:23:16 PM  

tnpir: Di Atribe: tnpir: Okay, this made me LOL. Loudly. :)

Wow, you are EASY! ;)


Indeed I am baby...indeed I am. ;-)

And could someone explain to me how the Titans are still 27th after that turd they left on the field?


The Titans actually did better against Chicago than JAX did. KC hasn't held a lead through eight games. And then there's Cleveland, which.... Cleveland, man.

You could make an argument for dropping them to 29, but they're really a tossup with NYJ, Oakland, Buffalo, etc. They could still reel off a couple more wins, which is more than the absolute bottom feeders can realistically say.
 
2012-11-06 04:35:33 PM  
Ravens will probably be 7-2 after next week, but it's all uphill from there. They may get Lewis back if they can get a little into January.
 
2012-11-06 04:48:53 PM  

FriarReb98: If it weren't for the whole "relative rankings" diatribe people went on a few weeks ago towards me involving the Trollhawks, I'd be complaining that the Patriots shouldn't have fallen just because they didn't play. But whatever. I'm enjoying a happy Sax Day (it's Adolphe Sax's 198th birthday today) and ignoring the fark outta the television.


I did no such thing, sir!
 
2012-11-06 04:58:26 PM  
Answer Key for Trivia:

QBs
1. Best Sack Rate - Eli Manning (2.5%, #2 is Peyton Manning at 3.3%)
2. Best Red Zone Rating - Ryan Fitzpatrick (118.2 QB Rating in Red Zone, 120.2 inside 10)
3. Worst 2-Wide Rating - Cam Newton (45.8 QB rating)

IDP
1. Most Forced Fumbles - Charles Tillman (7 FF)
2. Most Tackles - Chad Greenway (94 tackles)
3. Most INTs, week 9 - Terence Newman (2 INTs)

K
1. Most accurate kicker (9 games) - Phil Dawson (17/17 FG and 16/16XP)
2. Least Accurate Kicker (full season)- Mason Crosby (66.7%)
3. Best Fantasy QB - Lawrence Tynes (102 Fantasy Points) 

Stats courtesy of Washington Post.
 
2012-11-06 05:02:06 PM  

Harv72b: Carolina Panthers at Washington Redskins:
Well, Robert Griffin III is officially mortal, and Washington is officially the Redskins. I actually wasn't too far off in my prediction for this one: Newton wasn't exactly spectacular, and the Panthers certainly didn't stop Morris/Griffin on the ground...but Carolina forgot to cough the ball up a couple times, ruining their chances at the loss. 6-3


Trying to predict when Carolina will decide to establish a running game is worse than trying to predict the weather.
 
2012-11-06 05:03:49 PM  
Patriots don't play, but lose one spot to team they mopped the floor with a few weeks ago. Makes no sense.
 
2012-11-06 05:06:15 PM  

Treygreen13: 3. Best Fantasy QB - Lawrence Tynes (102 Fantasy Points)


Dafuq
 
2012-11-06 05:06:18 PM  

Jubeebee: KC hasn't held a lead through eight games.


They are officially worse than the 1929 Buffalo Bisons.
 
2012-11-06 05:06:46 PM  

Treygreen13: Answer Key for Trivia:
2. Best Red Zone Rating - Ryan Fitzpatrick (118.2 QB Rating in Red Zone, 120.2 inside 10)


That actually makes a lot of sense. Fitzpatrick is great at reading defenses and finding match-ups to exploit. His only problem is that he can't throw the ball downfield. At all. No arm strength or accuracy throwing more than 20 yards. Last time I checked, his completion percentage for 20+ yard throws was around 20%. That's not an issue in the Red Zone. On top of that, Fitzpatrick may be one of the best in the league at throwing to a Quick Slant... That's not saying much, but hey, at least it's something.
 
2012-11-06 05:06:50 PM  

thecpt: Treygreen13: 3. Best Fantasy QB - Lawrence Tynes (102 Fantasy Points)

Dafuq


Ha, Best Fantasy Kicker, sorry.
 
2012-11-06 05:09:16 PM  

CCCarnie: Treygreen13: Answer Key for Trivia:
2. Best Red Zone Rating - Ryan Fitzpatrick (118.2 QB Rating in Red Zone, 120.2 inside 10)

That actually makes a lot of sense. Fitzpatrick is great at reading defenses and finding match-ups to exploit. His only problem is that he can't throw the ball downfield. At all. No arm strength or accuracy throwing more than 20 yards. Last time I checked, his completion percentage for 20+ yard throws was around 20%. That's not an issue in the Red Zone. On top of that, Fitzpatrick may be one of the best in the league at throwing to a Quick Slant... That's not saying much, but hey, at least it's something.


He's technically the 2nd best QB inside the 10. The best inside the 10 is Aaron Rodgers, but he's the top of a lot of QB stats so I avoid including him in the trivia. But inside the 20 it's Fitzy.
 
2012-11-06 05:09:28 PM  

Treygreen13: thecpt: Treygreen13: 3. Best Fantasy QB - Lawrence Tynes (102 Fantasy Points)

Dafuq

Ha, Best Fantasy Kicker, sorry.


That would have been a great ff solution to Aaron Rodgers having a bye week.
 
2012-11-06 05:13:11 PM  

rumpelstiltskin: Romeo should have fired himself as head coach, and kept the D-coordinator job.



that's farking funny.
 
2012-11-06 05:16:16 PM  

Di Atribe: FriarReb98: If it weren't for the whole "relative rankings" diatribe people went on a few weeks ago towards me involving the Trollhawks, I'd be complaining that the Patriots shouldn't have fallen just because they didn't play. But whatever. I'm enjoying a happy Sax Day (it's Adolphe Sax's 198th birthday today) and ignoring the fark outta the television.

I did no such thing, sir!


::whispers something about no space between the i and the a and the whole "no capital letters" thing::
 
2012-11-06 05:17:43 PM  
1-0 going in, with Thursday correct.

DEN -5 @ Cincinnati 47.5
Denver is playing pretty solidly but I like CIN to cover this. CIN, aside from a 3 game losing streak, is only 1-2 at home whereas DEN is 3-1 OTR, so I should be saying DEN but for some reason i think CIN covers this.

poo. Donks by 8. 1-1.


@ GB -10 Arizona 43
The North is gonna be a hoot. I think GB will eventually win it. Last week GB had something like 16 or 15.5, just a ridiculous number -- a college football, not pro line. Here, 10 is a ton but, I hate to say it, there's no reason not to believe it is legit. That said, I'm going to pick us to cover as 10 is a ton of points. and the level of "let Lindley play!" here is pretty amazing. Also, tkae the over. This will be like a 31-23 type game.



1-2. 14 point win. Note how I said Packers will score 31. BOW DOWN BEFORE THE FOOTBALL MASTER.


Miami -1.5 At Indianapolis 43.5
miami outright.....Should be a little bit higher IMO.

1-3. Colts won it.


Baltimore -4 At Cleveland 43.5
a classic "you have to beat teams you're supposed to beat" game for Balt, sitting 5-2 atop the North; with a one game lead on Pitt (@ NYG) this is a game that Balt needs to win, and will comfortably. 10 points at least.


2-3. Ravens by 10 exactly.


@ Houston -10.5 Buffalo 47.5
Yeeshhh.......Gonna pick a Rough Buff cover. Buff is 2-2 OTR and 7-1 HOUS 3-1 home....10.5 is a lot and I don't think Rough Buff is that bad. That QB has made some dumb plays this year but I think he'll make better decisions. Cover. Feel pretty strong about this one.


2-4. Juuuuuust missed it (Texans by 11).


@Washington -3 Carolina 48
Wash outright. Not unlike the Balt/CLE game, this is a game that Wash, if they want any chance at the East (i know they are 4th, but I don't believe in the Giants [their remaining schedule is interesting] and both Dallas and Philly I think are going down), has to win. you have to beat the teams you're supposed to beat and CARO is just awful.

2-5. Caro by 8.


Detroit -6 At Jacksonville 44
the third "you have to beat the teams you're supposed to" game of the slate.....While I think Detroit can write off this season as I think the Bears or GB will win the North (still not drinking the Vikes' purple Kool-Aid), if they want any chance at all to be in the discussion, you have to beat 1-6 Jax (winless at home, by the way). Detroit outright. Under.


3-5, Detroit by 17 or some shiat.

Chicago -4 At Tennessee 43.5
Chicago outright. Should be more i think.

4-5. Chicago with an impressive 51 scored.

@ Seattle -4 Minnesota 38.5
Always a tough place to play....Seattle 3-0 at home.....I think Seattle outright. I haven't seen much of Minnesota but I just don't believe in them.

5-5, Seahawsk by 10.


@Oakland -1.5 Tampa Bay 47
Remember two years ago when Josh Freeman was the new Brees? Me neither. This could also be a pick. OAK is 2-1 at home, TB 1-1 OTR, both are 3-4. Haven't looked at the statistics but.....the Donks I think have the west wrapped up, but Oakland is a questin mark. I guess OAK outright.

5-6, TB by 10.


@NY Giants -3 Pittsburgh 47.5
I think way too much is being made of the "flying in day of game" angle. how long can that flight be? 60 minutes? and it isn't like they're crossing time zones or for that matter, playing early. Giants i just don't believe in. I'm not hating ont hem, I just think they've once again gotten some crazy breaks this year and have a deceptive record (ex. A, Dez Bryant's fingers). Pitts, meanwhile, has to keep pace with Baltimore, who has an easy game today. I'm gonna say Pittsburgh, screw the points. I just think NYG is deceptive and Pitts really needs this game
.

6-6, Steelers by 4.


@ Atlanta -3.5 Dallas 47.5
I said last week TSOtH (that is, "the star on the helmet") effect gives Vegas a 1.5 - 2.5 point lag. While ATL (speaking of deceptive records) is in no way a 7-0 team, and they will be had, I just can't see Dallas being the team to do it. ATL outright.


7-6, Falcons by 6. What's this story about Jerry Jones being locked out of the locker room, pounding on the door but no one opening it? hilarious.


Monday Night Football Line
@ New Orleans -3 Philadelphia 52
I don't think NO should be favored. For all that PHI is dealingw ith, NO can't stop a nosebleed and while the Eagles are no offensive juggernaut, I don't think they should be dogs here (no pun intended). Phi outright.


gaaaaaa! 7-7.

i read where Sunday was the worst NFL betting day for bookmakers in history. So many favorites won and with so many parlays being bet, the bookmakers lost a ton of money. Hilarious.
 
2012-11-06 05:18:22 PM  
"Okay, Steelers, you just defeated the second-ranked team in their own house, shutting down their famously clutch quarterback and running all over them. So you can stay right where the fark you are."
 
2012-11-06 05:19:50 PM  
I can't be the only Bears fan who's a little concerned that these Bears opponents have been soft (outside of the Packers who buried the Bears).
 
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