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(ESPN)   The Redskins and the Cowboys in the top 10, the Jets and Browns out of the playoff hunt, and the Seahawks keep putting down 50. It's your Week 16 NFL Power Rankings   (espn.go.com ) divider line
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2012-12-18 10:50:45 AM  
The Bears are sinking like a submarine with screen doors.
 
2012-12-18 10:54:37 AM  
I had a good time watching the Saints demolish the Bucaneers on Sunday, but the crowd seemed far less energetic. It's been a really bizarre year, and the idiocy appears likely to continue now that Payton and the team want to make a drama out of his contract situation.
 
2012-12-18 10:57:46 AM  
Appreciate the early green mods, but can we move this to the sports tab?

Also, I thought there was a rule that a team can't be above another team if they're two or more wins behind (49ers, Texans, Falcons, Patriots). Or did I just make that up?
 
2012-12-18 11:03:06 AM  
What does Denver have to do to move into the top spot? Nine in a row isn't enough?
 
2012-12-18 11:18:42 AM  
the Jets loss last night as pathetic. Sanchez complete farked up a free lunch.

I am totally disappointed in the Giants. there is 0 consistency.
 
2012-12-18 11:22:42 AM  
The Jets should have fallen further.

Earpj: What does Denver have to do to move into the top spot? Nine in a row isn't enough?


Play their home games somewhere other than Denver, unfortunately.
 
2012-12-18 11:28:37 AM  

Earpj: What does Denver have to do to move into the top spot? Nine in a row isn't enough?


Teams ranked at the top have played, and beaten, other teams ranked near the top. The Broncos haven't done that. Perhaps they would if they actually played a highly-ranked team, but we don't know, because their 9-game streak has been against a Ravens team that suddenly looks incapable of beating anyone, marginal teams (Saints, Bucs, etc.), and flat-out shiatty teams (Chiefs, Raiders, Chargers X 2, etc.). They've played 3 of the other teams currently in the top 5, and lost all 3 of those games.

Maybe the Donks really are as good as you think, but we really have no objective evidence of this.
 
2012-12-18 11:31:54 AM  

Earpj: What does Denver have to do to move into the top spot? Nine in a row isn't enough?


Is it better to have sucked and lost, or better to never have sucked at all?

The first 2-3 games (maybe more?) this season, we were hearing all about how rusty Peyton looks, how he can't throw far, he's not in rhythm, the team was losing...

Their defense picked up, Peyton finally got the Mile-High adapter for his Juvenation Machine, and Thomas/Decker stopped playing the Benny Hill theme on their iPods through every practice.
 
2012-12-18 11:34:50 AM  
We have a statistical tie for The Jake this week, I believe, between Sanchez and Josh Freeman, each with 4 INTs and a fumble. So I guess it'll be judged on the intangibles, and a strong case could be made for each, though you would have to think Sanchez has the inside track here.
 
2012-12-18 11:38:32 AM  

Cyberluddite: We have a statistical tie for The Jake this week, I believe, between Sanchez and Josh Freeman, each with 4 INTs and a fumble. So I guess it'll be judged on the intangibles, and a strong case could be made for each, though you would have to think Sanchez has the inside track here.


Sanchez wasn't the one who fumbled that snap.
 
2012-12-18 11:41:06 AM  
I am so thoroughly disappointed in the Steelers. They were handed gifts the last two weeks to get atop the division and look at the mess. Their WRs make stupid mistakes, their Oline gets the QB sacked out of FG range, the runners can't run or hold onto the ball, the defense lets the Cowboys get a first down on practically every play... They have no excuses now that most of the team is healthy.
 
2012-12-18 11:45:48 AM  
I would really like to see a Pats-Niners rematch in the SB. It could happen, and I think it would be a really good game: two solid teams, each with the potential to beat the other, two excellent coaches, and the endless 'are Smith and Kaepernick the next Bledsoe and Brady?' storyline to keep the non-fans involved.

/ Broncs/Packers would also be a good game
 
2012-12-18 11:47:17 AM  
Here are my FARK/FAIL system V0.9.0 ranks for this week. A lot of disagreement with ESPN this time:

(5) 1 Atlanta
(3) 2 Houston
(2) 3 Denver
(1) 4 San Francisco
(4) 5 New England
(6) 6 Green Bay
(7) 7 Seattle
(12) 8 New York (G)
(11) 9 Baltimore
(9) 10 Indianapolis
(14) 11 Chicago
(8) 12 Washington
(15) 13 Minnesota
(16) 14 Pittsburgh
(13) 15 Cincinnati
(10) 16 Dallas
(17) 17 St. Louis
(19) 18 Miami
(18) 19 New Orleans
(26) 20 Tennessee
(23) 21 Carolina
(20) 22 Tampa Bay
(27) 23 Arizona
(21) 24 New York (J)
(25) 25 Buffalo
(24) 26 San Diego
(28) 27 Detroit
(22) 28 Cleveland
(29) 29 Philadelphia
(30) 30 Oakland
(31) 31 Jacksonville
(32) 32 Kansas City

The Cowboys and Browns are too damn high: +6
The Titans are too damn low: -6
 
2012-12-18 11:47:33 AM  

Earpj: What does Denver have to do to move into the top spot? Nine in a row isn't enough?


I'm still not sold on their run game. It's alright, but this time of year, I'd like to see "capable of dominating stretches of playoff games", not just "alright".
 
2012-12-18 11:48:27 AM  

Quasar: Sanchez wasn't the one who fumbled that snap


He did throw into triple coverage while off-balance with the game on the line, though.
 
2012-12-18 11:53:13 AM  

nmrsnr: Quasar: Sanchez wasn't the one who fumbled that snap

He did throw into triple coverage while off-balance with the game on the line, though.


Are we sure Rex Grossman didn't buy a Sanchez costume in the offseason? And that Brett Favrvrvrvrvrvre stayed retired this time?

// can we start calling Sanch "Teh Dagron" yet, or is that special for Sexy Rexy?
// Sanchez does wear green, you know...
 
2012-12-18 11:56:55 AM  

nmrsnr: (12) 8 New York (G)


you give them a of credit. I'm a Giants fan, and I think that's high.
 
2012-12-18 12:03:25 PM  

Quasar: Cyberluddite: We have a statistical tie for The Jake this week, I believe, between Sanchez and Josh Freeman, each with 4 INTs and a fumble. So I guess it'll be judged on the intangibles, and a strong case could be made for each, though you would have to think Sanchez has the inside track here.

Sanchez wasn't the one who fumbled that snap.


ESPN has Sanchez with a fumble. It hit him right in the hands.
 
2012-12-18 12:04:37 PM  

Dr Dreidel: nmrsnr: Quasar: Sanchez wasn't the one who fumbled that snap

He did throw into triple coverage while off-balance with the game on the line, though.

Are we sure Rex Grossman didn't buy a Sanchez costume in the offseason? And that Brett Favrvrvrvrvrvre stayed retired this time?

// can we start calling Sanch "Teh Dagron" yet, or is that special for Sexy Rexy?
// Sanchez does wear green, you know...


I think that's Sexy Rexy's thing. We have to give the Sanchize his own. Release the Kraken is already taken, but there has to be something we can use... I'll work on it.

ManateeGag: nmrsnr: (12) 8 New York (G)

you give them a of credit. I'm a Giants fan, and I think that's high.


It's not me per se, it's based on who they beat and how badly. Getting their clock cleaned by a 12-2 team doesn't hurt them so bad in the rankings.
 
2012-12-18 12:23:51 PM  

Treygreen13: Quasar: Cyberluddite: We have a statistical tie for The Jake this week, I believe, between Sanchez and Josh Freeman, each with 4 INTs and a fumble. So I guess it'll be judged on the intangibles, and a strong case could be made for each, though you would have to think Sanchez has the inside track here.

Sanchez wasn't the one who fumbled that snap.

ESPN has Sanchez with a fumble. It hit him right in the hands.


CBSSports gave it to Mangold. Fail ass QB or not, you can't snap it to the QB's ankles and then say it's not the center's fault.

Still the lulziest ending I can remember.
 
2012-12-18 12:26:55 PM  
Look at Clayton going all-in on the derp. He's voted for the Falcons to be #1 both this week (off their huge win) AND last week (off their loss to the miserable Panthers).
 
2012-12-18 12:28:13 PM  

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Welcome back, one and all, to the trivia game where the questions are inane, the host is insane, and you get to work out your superficial middle cerebral vein. I'm tired. I feel like taking the week off. You know, like Eli Manning did. But I will forge ahead anyway and throw trivia questions off my back foot into double coverage like Eli and hope that one of you catches enough right answers to be the king of trivia for the week.

This week, we have three new categories. Over/Under, where you guess if a particular stat is over or under a given number. Whose Line Is It, Anyway? gives you the line of a Quarterback, and you guess who that Quarterback is. Record Setters is our first foray into knowing who holds that record your favorite player is currently chasing. As always, 3 Rounds, 3 Questions. Also 1 bonus this week so keep that in mind. Now put on your big-boy panties and let's get this done.

Over/Under

1. The Chicago Bears were particularly futile this week on 3rd down conversions. How many did they convert? Over or Under 3rd down conversions at (1.5)

2. Tony Romo passing for 341 yards this week broke the Steelers game streak of not allowing 300+ yard passers. How long was that streak? Over/under on streak at (12.5)

3. The Eagles lead the league in lost fumbles and the Houston Texans have the least. What multiple of lost fumbles do the Eagles have over the Texans? Over/under on fumble multiple at 6x.


Whose Line Is It, Anyway?


1. 13/27 127 yards, TD, 2 FUM, 6 Sacks

2. 14/21 104 yards, INT, 1 Sack

3. 35/55, 377 yards, 3 TD, INT, 4 Sacks

Bonus: Only one of those three QBs lost this week. Which one lost?


Record Setters:

1. Adrian Peterson running for 212 this week gives him 4 games with over 200 yards rushing. He has the third most 200-yard rushing games of all time. Who has the most 200 yard rushing games in NFL history?

2. Randy Moss's TD this week moves him over Terrell Owens to put him 4th on the all-time touchdown leaderboard, with 157 TDs. Can you name the 3 players ahead of him?

3. Josh Freeman and Mark Sanchez's 4-INT game moves them up the list of QBs who have recorded 4+ INT games. The leader in that unfortunate statistic is Ken Stabler, who racked up an impressive 14 games (and 4 wins!) recording 4 or more INTs. But which Hall of Fame QB comes in at #2 with 12 4+ INT games?

Pencils down, marital aids out, let us know how you did. Or don't. I really don't care.
 
2012-12-18 12:37:39 PM  
Treygreen13

Over/Under
1. 1
2. 18 (last season, and I wanna say it was Flacco who did it, but I might be horribly, horribly wrong)
3. 10x

Whose Line Is It, Anyway?
1. 13/27 127 yards, TD, 2 FUM, 6 Sacks (Dalton)
2. 14/21 104 yards, INT, 1 Sack (Manning the Lesser)
3. 35/55, 377 yards, 3 TD, INT, 4 Sacks (Romo the White)

Bonus: Only one of those three QBs lost this week. Which one lost? (Manning)

Record Setters:
1. Adrian Peterson running for 212 this week gives him 4 games with over 200 yards rushing. He has the third most 200-yard rushing games of all time. Who has the most 200 yard rushing games in NFL history? (Jamal Lewis)
2. Randy Moss's TD this week moves him over Terrell Owens to put him 4th on the all-time touchdown leaderboard, with 157 TDs. Can you name the 3 players ahead of him? (Rice, Marvelous Marv Harrison, oops)
3. Josh Freeman and Mark Sanchez's 4-INT game moves them up the list of QBs who have recorded 4+ INT games. The leader in that unfortunate statistic is Ken Stabler, who racked up an impressive 14 games (and 4 wins!) recording 4 or more INTs. But which Hall of Fame QB comes in at #2 with 12 4+ INT games? (Favre)

My first attempt at the whole thing. It's a slow work day.
 
2012-12-18 12:40:14 PM  

Dr Dreidel: Treygreen13

Over/Under
1. 1
2. 18 (last season, and I wanna say it was Flacco who did it, but I might be horribly, horribly wrong)
3. 10x

Whose Line Is It, Anyway?
1. 13/27 127 yards, TD, 2 FUM, 6 Sacks (Dalton)
2. 14/21 104 yards, INT, 1 Sack (Manning the Lesser)
3. 35/55, 377 yards, 3 TD, INT, 4 Sacks (Romo the White)

Bonus: Only one of those three QBs lost this week. Which one lost? (Manning)

Record Setters:
1. Adrian Peterson running for 212 this week gives him 4 games with over 200 yards rushing. He has the third most 200-yard rushing games of all time. Who has the most 200 yard rushing games in NFL history? (Jamal Lewis)
2. Randy Moss's TD this week moves him over Terrell Owens to put him 4th on the all-time touchdown leaderboard, with 157 TDs. Can you name the 3 players ahead of him? (Rice, Marvelous Marv Harrison, oops)
3. Josh Freeman and Mark Sanchez's 4-INT game moves them up the list of QBs who have recorded 4+ INT games. The leader in that unfortunate statistic is Ken Stabler, who racked up an impressive 14 games (and 4 wins!) recording 4 or more INTs. But which Hall of Fame QB comes in at #2 with 12 4+ INT games? (Favre)

My first attempt at the whole thing. It's a slow work day.


Well, there's no points for extra-credit, but you only need to guess "over" or "Under". But you're very close on your answers.
 
2012-12-18 12:44:59 PM  

Treygreen13: 2. Randy Moss's TD this week moves him over Terrell Owens to put him 4th on the all-time touchdown leaderboard, with 157 TDs. Can you name the 3 players ahead of him?


That's the easy one: Rice, Smith, LT, in that order.
 
2012-12-18 12:56:06 PM  
....the Vikings are the sixth seed right now? WOOOOOOOOOOOOO

/playoffs?
//don't talk about playoffs
 
2012-12-18 12:58:32 PM  
I'm sure this has been pointed out- but how the hell are the Falcons at #5? List FAIL! Either #1 or #2 at this point in the season.
 
2012-12-18 12:58:58 PM  
so after last night how are the Titans below the Jets?
 
2012-12-18 12:59:46 PM  
How is Cincinnati still behind the Giants after beating their asses a few weeks ago, and then the Giants getting bagel'd by Atlanta?
 
2012-12-18 12:59:59 PM  

nmrsnr: The Cowboys and Browns are too damn high: +6
The Titans are too damn low: -6


Yes, Cowboys beat the Steelers, then move below them in your rankings. Makes perfect sense.
 
2012-12-18 01:00:15 PM  

Treygreen13: Dr Dreidel: Treygreen13

Over/Under
1. 1
2. 18 (last season, and I wanna say it was Flacco who did it, but I might be horribly, horribly wrong)
3. 10x

Well, there's no points for extra-credit, but you only need to guess "over" or "Under". But you're very close on your answers.


HA!

// under, over, over
 
2012-12-18 01:00:57 PM  
The Broncos would have to beat a contender to break into the top and they don't face one. Early in the Season they lost to quality teams but so has everyone near the top. If I were a Broncos fan I would just take it in stride and get your respect in the playoffs.

Hell look at the Falcons nobody will give them respect until they win a playoff game (I won't either).
 
2012-12-18 01:01:56 PM  

Earpj: What does Denver have to do to move into the top spot? Nine in a row isn't enough?


It would help if they played someone. Baltimore is their best win in that streak, and the Ravens suck.
 
2012-12-18 01:02:31 PM  
1. Adrian Peterson running for 212 this week gives him 4 games with over 200 yards rushing. He has the third most 200-yard rushing games of all time. Who has the most 200 yard rushing games in NFL history?


I want to say Jim Brown but I don't think that's right.
 
2012-12-18 01:04:16 PM  

Fark Griswald: 1. Adrian Peterson running for 212 this week gives him 4 games with over 200 yards rushing. He has the third most 200-yard rushing games of all time. Who has the most 200 yard rushing games in NFL history?


I want to say Jim Brown but I don't think that's right.


My guess wold be Orenthal.
 
2012-12-18 01:04:34 PM  
Hmm. The only 2 teams that all 5 voters agree on are Seattle at 7 and St. Louis at 17. That's a little weird. Usually the bottom or top teams are the ones they agree on. 2 random teams in the middle (or middle-ish, in Seattle's case) seems like an aberration.
 
2012-12-18 01:05:27 PM  
I could be biased also but I think Washington beats both Chicago and Indy. I can't see them being below both of them.
 
2012-12-18 01:06:38 PM  

Earpj: What does Denver have to do to move into the top spot? Nine in a row isn't enough?


Ass a Bronco fan I want to see this won steak go to 14. Would that make you happy?
 
2012-12-18 01:07:27 PM  

The Muthaship: Fark Griswald: 1. Adrian Peterson running for 212 this week gives him 4 games with over 200 yards rushing. He has the third most 200-yard rushing games of all time. Who has the most 200 yard rushing games in NFL history?


I want to say Jim Brown but I don't think that's right.

My guess wold be Orenthal.


You know I thought O.J. also but on a coin flip guessed Brown. It's got to be one of them tho. Could be Barry Sanders too.
 
2012-12-18 01:08:08 PM  

Fark Griswald: The Muthaship: Fark Griswald: 1. Adrian Peterson running for 212 this week gives him 4 games with over 200 yards rushing. He has the third most 200-yard rushing games of all time. Who has the most 200 yard rushing games in NFL history?


I want to say Jim Brown but I don't think that's right.

My guess wold be Orenthal.

You know I thought O.J. also but on a coin flip guessed Brown. It's got to be one of them tho. Could be Barry Sanders too.


Or Dickerson
 
2012-12-18 01:08:59 PM  

timujin: nmrsnr: The Cowboys and Browns are too damn high: +6
The Titans are too damn low: -6

Yes, Cowboys beat the Steelers, then move below them in your rankings. Makes perfect sense.


the parentheses are ESPN's ranks, not last week's ranks. Last week the Steelers were 12 and the Cowboys were 17 in my list. The Steelers dropped 2 after a loss and the Cowboys moved up 1 after a win. So yeah, makes sense to me.
 
2012-12-18 01:09:29 PM  

The Muthaship: Fark Griswald: 1. Adrian Peterson running for 212 this week gives him 4 games with over 200 yards rushing. He has the third most 200-yard rushing games of all time. Who has the most 200 yard rushing games in NFL history?


I want to say Jim Brown but I don't think that's right.

My guess wold be Orenthal.


Yes. Who is #2 is actually more surprising.
 
2012-12-18 01:10:06 PM  
How they voted, Ashley Fox edition: NO 20, TB 18.

Picks like that are typically Clayton's territory.
 
2012-12-18 01:10:38 PM  

Neeek: Yes. Who is #2 is actually more surprising.


Corey Dillon?
 
2012-12-18 01:11:04 PM  

Cyberluddite: We have a statistical tie for The Jake this week, I believe, between Sanchez and Josh Freeman, each with 4 INTs and a fumble. So I guess it'll be judged on the intangibles, and a strong case could be made for each, though you would have to think Sanchez has the inside track here.



The tiebreaker is rob getting to praise the Saints defense for once.
 
2012-12-18 01:11:29 PM  
Over/Under

1. Under
2. Over
3. Under

Whose Line Is It, Anyway?

1. Cutler
2. Ponder
3. Ryan

Bonus: Only one of those three QBs lost this week. Which one lost?
Cutler


Record Setters:

1. OJ (2000 yards in a 14 game season he had to have a few 200 yard games)
2. Rice, Chris Carter, Harrison?
3. Dan Moreno
 
2012-12-18 01:12:25 PM  
Have the best record in the league, and coming off a 34-0 drubbing of the defending champions and stay ranked #5? Can't explain that.
 
2012-12-18 01:12:48 PM  
All I have to say is:
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LETS GO 49ers!

WOO!

/also whar grafs
//whar jake
///whar fails?
 
2012-12-18 01:15:46 PM  

sammyk:

As a Bronco fan I want to see this win steak go to 14. Would that make you happy?


Yeah. Yeah, it would.
I kinda feel like, maybe, in the early games they were still figuring out how to work together for the best effect.
With Manning instead of Tebow at QB, it's a whole new ball game.
 
2012-12-18 01:17:14 PM  
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2012-12-18 01:17:24 PM  
btw, the rams didn't play according to the rankings.

/their fans already knew this.
 
2012-12-18 01:17:55 PM  
Patriots needed that loss. I was a little worried they would ride an 8 win streak into the playoffs, and lose their edge again. They can now pin this loss on their lockers, and have it be an angry reminder from now til the Super Bowl. Rematch between these two teams will be fricken amazing to watch.
 
2012-12-18 01:18:03 PM  

The Muthaship: Neeek: Yes. Who is #2 is actually more surprising.

Corey Dillon?


Tiki Barber.
 
2012-12-18 01:19:26 PM  

ShadowLAnCeR: All I have to say is:

LETS GO 49ers!

WOO!

/also whar grafs
//whar jake
///whar fails?


You get a graph when CK shaves that landing strip off his chin.
 
2012-12-18 01:22:04 PM  
So I guess I missed a classic Sanchez game lady night?

D'oh.
 
2012-12-18 01:22:15 PM  

Quasar: ShadowLAnCeR: All I have to say is:

LETS GO 49ers!

WOO!

/also whar grafs
//whar jake
///whar fails?

You get a graph when CK shaves that landing strip off his chin.


Hehheh....I'll concede that.
 
2012-12-18 01:25:17 PM  

ShadowLAnCeR: Quasar: ShadowLAnCeR: All I have to say is:

LETS GO 49ers!

WOO!

/also whar grafs
//whar jake
///whar fails?

You get a graph when CK shaves that landing strip off his chin.

Hehheh....I'll concede that.


Landing Strip? I thought that was a ball cleaner for Al Michaels.
 
2012-12-18 01:25:42 PM  

nmrsnr: Dr Dreidel: nmrsnr: Quasar: Sanchez wasn't the one who fumbled that snap

He did throw into triple coverage while off-balance with the game on the line, though.

Are we sure Rex Grossman didn't buy a Sanchez costume in the offseason? And that Brett Favrvrvrvrvrvre stayed retired this time?

// can we start calling Sanch "Teh Dagron" yet, or is that special for Sexy Rexy?
// Sanchez does wear green, you know...

I think that's Sexy Rexy's thing. We have to give the Sanchize his own. Release the Kraken is already taken, but there has to be something we can use... I'll work on it..


Since Dragon/Dagron, originally came from KSK, can't we look to them again? Mark Sanchez is
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/If I had the skillz, I'd shoop this into Jets colors instead of red/blue
 
2012-12-18 01:26:55 PM  

you are a puppet: Have the best record in the league, and coming off a 34-0 drubbing of the defending champions and stay ranked #5? Can't explain that.


You wont get respect until you win a playoff game, so next season hopefully for you guys.
 
2012-12-18 01:27:24 PM  

ShadowLAnCeR: whar grafs


This week, my GRAF is pleasing to the eye.

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// but only one of them
 
2012-12-18 01:27:59 PM  

Gonz: Earpj: What does Denver have to do to move into the top spot? Nine in a row isn't enough?

I'm still not sold on their run game. It's alright, but this time of year, I'd like to see "capable of dominating stretches of playoff games", not just "alright".


The run game doesn't need to dominate when you have an elite QB.
 
2012-12-18 01:28:06 PM  

davidphogan: So I guess I missed a classic Sanchez game lady night?

D'oh.


Watched the last 5 minutes and that was enough. Sanchception on the first play we saw - Titans gain 7 yards on 3 carries and punt - Jets drive to inside TENN's 30 and then another Markception - TENN gains 4 yards and shanks a punt fron their own endzone so NYJ gets the ball at the 25 - Sanchez fumbles the snap on the first play and TENN recovers and kneels on it. The aristocrats.
 
2012-12-18 01:28:53 PM  

nmrsnr: Quasar: Sanchez wasn't the one who fumbled that snap

He did throw into triple coverage while off-balance with the game on the line, though.


It was a low snap but he still got his hands on it and should have caught it.
 
2012-12-18 01:29:12 PM  
Here's hoping Seattle will score 50 points against SF this week.

/knowing that SF will score 51 if that happens
 
2012-12-18 01:29:46 PM  
Irrational Productions presents...
The Great Tiebreaker Spreadsheet
with your host, RminusQ

Today's episode: 2012 Week 15


Since Monday night's game was two AFC teams, I was able to get a head start on the NFC, so here's the NFC game-by-game:
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A couple things to note. First of all, the East is a mess, obviously. No team can clinch the East next week; if Washington wins and the other two lose, Dallas could still clinch the division with a win in Week 17. In fact, the only way the winner of the Week 17 game fails to win the division is if they lost Week 16 and the Giants win twice.
Note that tiebreakers are applied within a division first. That's why the Giants are right now on the outside looking in. The good news, if you can call it that, is that if the Giants win their last two games, at least one of the Redskins and Cowboys will fall out of the tie. Since the Giants would lead any other wild card on conference record, New York controls its destiny.
Neither Chicago nor Minnesota can say that. If two NFC East teams hit 10-6, the WAS-DAL winner takes the division and the Giants take a wild card, so if Seattle is ahead, that's it for the North. Seattle beat both teams, so that's another problem for potential wild cards from the North.
Those two wins assure that if Seattle wins either of their last two games, the Seahawks are in the playoffs. The Rams, on the other hand, need a miracle. They, as well as the Saints, would be eliminated with a win by the Bears, Vikings, Giants, or both Cowboys and Redskins. For the Bucs, though, it's too little too late. Even a massive tie at 8-8 can't save Tampa Bay, because of a poor conference record.

OK, now the AFC game-by-game:
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After the catastrofark that was Monday Night Football, the Jets are mercifully eliminated from contention. Despite being technically behind the Jets right now, Miami is still alive (see below).
My chart is slightly inaccurate (and I discovered too late for me to want to fix it), but Pittsburgh is NOT eliminated from contention to win the North. While they'd lose a two-team tiebreaker to Baltimore, Cincinnati would also wind up at 9-7, and then Pittsburgh wins the division on combined head-to-head (3-1 vs BAL 2-2 vs CIN 1-3).
Indianapolis has not yet clinched a playoff berth, but the only way they could fail to make it is if Cincinnati and Pittsburgh both finish 9-7. No matter whether Baltimore wins the division or not, it would come down to strength of victory between Cincinnati and Indianapolis. The Colts currently lead, but Cincinnati would catch up some with the presumed win over Baltimore in Week 17. Net result is that Indy clinches a playoff spot with a win, PIT loss, or four of these five teams winning: TEN, DET, MIN, CAR, NYJ.

Now it's time for THE GRID:
justpredictions.webs.com
In the AFC, both the Jets and Dolphins can only make 8-8, and the only way that's enough is if Pittsburgh beats Cincinnati and then both lose Week 17. That would leave Pittsburgh eligible from the North, and while Pittsburgh loses to Miami on conference record, the Steelers would beat the Jets due to their head-to-head win. Thus, the Jets cannot make the playoffs, but the Dolphins (just barely) can.
In the NFC, the race at the top is almost over. The East champ will be the 4 seed, unless Green Bay loses their last two games and either Dallas or New York wins their last two games. Atlanta will be the 1 seed, unless they lose their last two games (well, a loss and tie could leave them behind SF). The big deal is the 2-3. San Francisco won the head-to-head battle, so if they're even in record, the 49ers get the bye. A SF win and GB loss/tie means that the two byes are secured.
Again, some corrections discovered after screencapping while typing this stuff up: Pittsburgh (as mentioned above) can still win the North. Also, Pittsburgh will definitely win a tie with Indy on strength of victory. 

The rest of TGTBSS later...
 
2012-12-18 01:29:49 PM  

elguerodiablo:

The run game doesn't need to dominate when you have an elite QB.


We have good runners and receivers. I wish Porter could get healthy, poor guy.
 
2012-12-18 01:30:33 PM  

whizbangthedirtfarmer: Here's hoping Seattle will score 50 points against SF this week.

/knowing that SF will score 51 if that happens


Never know. Anything can happen from one week to the next.
 
2012-12-18 01:33:07 PM  

ManateeGag: the Jets loss last night as pathetic. Sanchez complete farked up a free lunch.

I am totally disappointed in the Giants. there is 0 consistency.


I'll just take that as a Murphy's Law game on both ends, Besides, the Giants mailed one in to the 'Skins at home last season and we all know what happened after that.

I think they'll take care of a fading Ravens team this week then kill Philly to make the playoffs.
 
2012-12-18 01:33:24 PM  
The second QB is Ryan Lindley in the Name That Player contest

/going to ESPN to verify that right now.
 
2012-12-18 01:36:11 PM  

ManateeGag: nmrsnr: (12) 8 New York (G)

you give them a of credit. I'm a Giants fan, and I think that's high.


Ditto and the same goes for Atlanta at #1; I'm still not buying them. I'd actually move SF to #1 and Denver to #2.
 
2012-12-18 01:36:36 PM  

Earpj: whizbangthedirtfarmer: Here's hoping Seattle will score 50 points against SF this week.

/knowing that SF will score 51 if that happens

Never know. Anything can happen from one week to the next.


Somehow, I think the Seattle/ SF game will go down alot like the Oregon/ Stanford game did. With Seattle being Oregon. I just don't seem them putting up those kind of numbers against the Niners.

/also biased.
 
2012-12-18 01:37:53 PM  

Dr Dreidel: // but only one of them


Is that because the other is infected with shards from the troll mirror, or because only one eye has troll splinters in it?

/didn't know which reference was more obscure, so I made both.
 
2012-12-18 01:38:04 PM  

Treygreen13: [Name that player]


Over/Under
1. Over
2. Under
3. Over

Whose Line Is It, Anyway?
1. Philip Rivers
2. Eli Manning
3. Drew Brees
Bonus: Eli's Giants lost

Record Setters:
1. O.J. Simpson
2. Jerry Rice, Marvin Harrison, Cris Carter
3. Johnny Unitas

/mostly guessing
 
2012-12-18 01:38:38 PM  

Earpj: What does Denver have to do to move into the top spot? Nine in a row isn't enough?


Try notching at least one victory against a team that doesn't suck out loud
 
2012-12-18 01:38:56 PM  

Rwa2play: ManateeGag: the Jets loss last night as pathetic. Sanchez complete farked up a free lunch.

I am totally disappointed in the Giants. there is 0 consistency.

I'll just take that as a Murphy's Law game on both ends, Besides, the Giants mailed one in to the 'Skins at home last season and we all know what happened after that.

I think they'll take care of a fading Ravens team this week then kill Philly to make the playoffs.


I dunno, I've seen the Ravens totally bomb it like that have been lately, then cream someone at home. That said, I don't think they have it in them to beat the Giants.

Unless the Giants have it in them to lose, which is apparently always possible.
 
2012-12-18 01:40:24 PM  
Answers go up at 1pm CST. 20 Minutes from now. I will try to toss some grades out today too.
 
2012-12-18 01:42:24 PM  

nmrsnr: Dr Dreidel: // but only one of them

Is that because the other is infected with shards from the troll mirror, or because only one eye has troll splinters in it?

/didn't know which reference was more obscure, so I made both.


But the important thing is that I got neither of them.
 
2012-12-18 01:42:53 PM  

whizbangthedirtfarmer: Here's hoping Seattle will score 50 points against SF this week.

/knowing that SF will score 51 if that happens


I fricking hate Carroll, the fake punt while up 30 is some bushleague douchey bullshine, and the Trashducks defense putting up 55 fantasy points over the past 2 weeks killed my best 2 fantasy teams but for some insane reason I find myself hoping Seattle wins on Sunday night.
 
2012-12-18 01:43:42 PM  

ShadowLAnCeR: Earpj: whizbangthedirtfarmer: Here's hoping Seattle will score 50 points against SF this week.

/knowing that SF will score 51 if that happens

Never know. Anything can happen from one week to the next.

Somehow, I think the Seattle/ SF game will go down alot like the Oregon/ Stanford game did. With Seattle being Oregon. I just don't seem them putting up those kind of numbers against the Niners.

/also biased.


It's interesting in that it looks like it will be totally different from the 1st matchup. Wilson is playing very differently and better than in the first game and SF has chosen to switch QBs to a guy who is a little less reliable, but more explosive. I honestly have no idea what will happen in this one. Just like the 1st game, it could go either way IMO, but for different reasons. If Kaep turns the ball over a couple times, that could be the game.

/Seattle fan
 
2012-12-18 01:45:09 PM  

ShadowLAnCeR: Rwa2play: ManateeGag: the Jets loss last night as pathetic. Sanchez complete farked up a free lunch.

I am totally disappointed in the Giants. there is 0 consistency.

I'll just take that as a Murphy's Law game on both ends, Besides, the Giants mailed one in to the 'Skins at home last season and we all know what happened after that.

I think they'll take care of a fading Ravens team this week then kill Philly to make the playoffs.

I dunno, I've seen the Ravens totally bomb it like that have been lately, then cream someone at home. That said, I don't think they have it in them to beat the Giants.

Unless the Giants have it in them to lose, which is apparently always possible.


Yeah well, that's what frustrated me last week at ATL.
 
2012-12-18 01:45:21 PM  
If ever in doubt, take Harbaugh over Carroll. I thought for sure SF would lose to NE then come in and beat Seattle though...so now Seattle probably wins.

/Seachickens fan
 
2012-12-18 01:45:48 PM  
the Seahawks keep putting down 50 on Little Sisters of the Poor.

FTFY subby.
 
2012-12-18 01:46:29 PM  

elguerodiablo: whizbangthedirtfarmer: Here's hoping Seattle will score 50 points against SF this week.

/knowing that SF will score 51 if that happens

I fricking hate Carroll, the fake punt while up 30 is some bushleague douchey bullshine, and the Trashducks defense putting up 55 fantasy points over the past 2 weeks killed my best 2 fantasy teams but for some insane reason I find myself hoping Seattle wins on Sunday night.


This ain't little league. When you're up 30 in the 4th quarter, you've been gifted an extra practice against live dummies - why not see how something plays out? The Buffalo Bills' feelings should be somewhere around the 142nd most important thing on Carroll's list of priorities, if it makes the list at all.
 
2012-12-18 01:46:54 PM  

Gonz: Earpj: What does Denver have to do to move into the top spot? Nine in a row isn't enough?

I'm still not sold on their run game. It's alright, but this time of year, I'd like to see "capable of dominating stretches of playoff games", not just "alright".


So that 10-minute, run-heavy 4th quarter drive to ice the Ravens game doesn't count?

Denver should be No. 1. Yes, they lost to Houston, New England and Atlanta, but I'm quite confident we could beat all three of those teams now that everyone is in sync.
 
2012-12-18 01:47:32 PM  

Rwa2play: ManateeGag: nmrsnr: (12) 8 New York (G)

you give them a of credit. I'm a Giants fan, and I think that's high.

Ditto and the same goes for Atlanta at #1; I'm still not buying them. I'd actually move SF to #1 and Denver to #2.


Atlanta lost to the Saints and the Panthers, SF lost to the Rams, tied the Rams, and lost to the Vikings, and Denver lost to the two teams ahead of them and just hasn't had the same strength opponents as Atlanta overall.
 
2012-12-18 01:47:53 PM  

seumasokelly: elguerodiablo: whizbangthedirtfarmer: Here's hoping Seattle will score 50 points against SF this week.

/knowing that SF will score 51 if that happens

I fricking hate Carroll, the fake punt while up 30 is some bushleague douchey bullshine, and the Trashducks defense putting up 55 fantasy points over the past 2 weeks killed my best 2 fantasy teams but for some insane reason I find myself hoping Seattle wins on Sunday night.

This ain't little league. When you're up 30 in the 4th quarter, you've been gifted an extra practice against live dummies - why not see how something plays out? The Buffalo Bills' feelings should be somewhere around the 142nd most important thing on Carroll's list of priorities, if it makes the list at all.


I was a lot more concerned about Wilson still being in the game after the fake punt than the fake punt itself. If the Bills had any guts at all, they would have been taking cheap shots at Wilson for the rest of the game after that stunt.
 
2012-12-18 01:48:37 PM  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: the Seahawks keep putting down 50 on Little Sisters of the Poor.

FTFY subby.


They're still NFL football teams. If it was unimpressive, I'd expect far more fifty burgers to be laid on those two.
 
2012-12-18 01:50:12 PM  

Cyberluddite: Earpj: What does Denver have to do to move into the top spot? Nine in a row isn't enough?

Teams ranked at the top have played, and beaten, other teams ranked near the top. The Broncos haven't done that. Perhaps they would if they actually played a highly-ranked team, but we don't know, because their 9-game streak has been against a Ravens team that suddenly looks incapable of beating anyone, marginal teams (Saints, Bucs, etc.), and flat-out shiatty teams (Chiefs, Raiders, Chargers X 2, etc.). They've played 3 of the other teams currently in the top 5, and lost all 3 of those games.

Maybe the Donks really are as good as you think, but we really have no objective evidence of this.


THIS. I am a Broncos fan. Let's be realistic about what has been accomplished so far. Manning is still not in synch with the receiving corps fully...he's getting much better - but not in synch.

I would love nothing more than to see us go to the Superbowl, but that's a tough road yet to travel. I think a playoff bye week may be more curse than blessing.
 
2012-12-18 01:50:14 PM  

tnpir: Gonz: Earpj: What does Denver have to do to move into the top spot? Nine in a row isn't enough?

I'm still not sold on their run game. It's alright, but this time of year, I'd like to see "capable of dominating stretches of playoff games", not just "alright".

So that 10-minute, run-heavy 4th quarter drive to ice the Ravens game doesn't count?

Denver should be No. 1. Yes, they lost to Houston, New England and Atlanta, but I'm quite confident we could beat all three of those teams now that everyone is in sync.


According to the real power rankings, Denver belongs at #5.
 
2012-12-18 01:51:05 PM  

GiantRex: Treygreen13: [Name that player]

Over/Under
1. Over
2. Under
3. Over

Whose Line Is It, Anyway?
1. Philip Rivers
2. Eli Manning
3. Drew Brees
Bonus: Eli's Giants lost

Record Setters:
1. O.J. Simpson
2. Jerry Rice, Marvin Harrison, Cris Carter
3. Johnny Unitas

/mostly guessing


Even Eli isn't as bad as the fail in the question.
 
2012-12-18 01:51:42 PM  

Trivia Jockey: The Bears are sinking like a submarine with screen doors.


Cards are up this week though. Which is nice.
 
2012-12-18 01:52:13 PM  

PowerSlacker: seumasokelly: elguerodiablo: whizbangthedirtfarmer: Here's hoping Seattle will score 50 points against SF this week.

/knowing that SF will score 51 if that happens

I fricking hate Carroll, the fake punt while up 30 is some bushleague douchey bullshine, and the Trashducks defense putting up 55 fantasy points over the past 2 weeks killed my best 2 fantasy teams but for some insane reason I find myself hoping Seattle wins on Sunday night.

This ain't little league. When you're up 30 in the 4th quarter, you've been gifted an extra practice against live dummies - why not see how something plays out? The Buffalo Bills' feelings should be somewhere around the 142nd most important thing on Carroll's list of priorities, if it makes the list at all.

I was a lot more concerned about Wilson still being in the game after the fake punt than the fake punt itself. If the Bills had any guts at all, they would have been taking cheap shots at Wilson for the rest of the game after that stunt.


If the Bills had any guts, they'd have been cheating? Your logic meter is waaaaay off.

Wilson's OROY chances are 141st on Carroll's list, so he may have been trying to grab some stats.

Making everyone he plays against for the rest of the season worry about a fake punt that gains 30 yards is 107th on the list.

biatching and moaning about running up the score ends in high school.
 
2012-12-18 01:53:22 PM  

seumasokelly: elguerodiablo: whizbangthedirtfarmer: Here's hoping Seattle will score 50 points against SF this week.

/knowing that SF will score 51 if that happens

I fricking hate Carroll, the fake punt while up 30 is some bushleague douchey bullshine, and the Trashducks defense putting up 55 fantasy points over the past 2 weeks killed my best 2 fantasy teams but for some insane reason I find myself hoping Seattle wins on Sunday night.

This ain't little league. When you're up 30 in the 4th quarter, you've been gifted an extra practice against live dummies - why not see how something plays out? The Buffalo Bills' feelings should be somewhere around the 142nd most important thing on Carroll's list of priorities, if it makes the list at all.


See also Carroll-Harbaugh rivalry. When you throw a hissy fit when someone does something to you and you do something similar to someone else your weapons grade hypocritical.

/what's your deal man?

Sorry I just really hate Pete Carroll.
 
2012-12-18 01:53:42 PM  

seumasokelly: PowerSlacker: seumasokelly: elguerodiablo: whizbangthedirtfarmer: Here's hoping Seattle will score 50 points against SF this week.

/knowing that SF will score 51 if that happens

I fricking hate Carroll, the fake punt while up 30 is some bushleague douchey bullshine, and the Trashducks defense putting up 55 fantasy points over the past 2 weeks killed my best 2 fantasy teams but for some insane reason I find myself hoping Seattle wins on Sunday night.

This ain't little league. When you're up 30 in the 4th quarter, you've been gifted an extra practice against live dummies - why not see how something plays out? The Buffalo Bills' feelings should be somewhere around the 142nd most important thing on Carroll's list of priorities, if it makes the list at all.

I was a lot more concerned about Wilson still being in the game after the fake punt than the fake punt itself. If the Bills had any guts at all, they would have been taking cheap shots at Wilson for the rest of the game after that stunt.

If the Bills had any guts, they'd have been cheating? Your logic meter is waaaaay off.

Wilson's OROY chances are 141st on Carroll's list, so he may have been trying to grab some stats.

Making everyone he plays against for the rest of the season worry about a fake punt that gains 30 yards is 107th on the list.

biatching and moaning about running up the score ends in high school.


I'm a fellow Seahawks fan. I have no problem with running up the score. I have a problem with running up the score while putting your starting QB in danger.

Fortunately, Buffalo really sucks so it all worked out.
 
2012-12-18 01:54:08 PM  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Trivia Jockey: The Bears are sinking like a submarine with screen doors.

Cards are up this week though. Which is nice.


The ones that just laid 38 points on Detroit? No doubt they're bad, and I expect they'll lose, but the way the Bears are playing - nothing is in the bag.
 
2012-12-18 01:54:46 PM  

Treygreen13: [i291.photobucket.com image 598x200]


Over/Under

1. The Chicago Bears were particularly futile this week on 3rd down conversions. How many did they convert? Over or Under 3rd down conversions at (1.5) UNDER

2. Tony Romo passing for 341 yards this week broke the Steelers game streak of not allowing 300+ yard passers. How long was that streak? Over/under on streak at (12.5) OVER

3. The Eagles lead the league in lost fumbles and the Houston Texans have the least. What multiple of lost fumbles do the Eagles have over the Texans? Over/under on fumble multiple at 6x. UNDER


Whose Line Is It, Anyway?

1. 13/27 127 yards, TD, 2 FUM, 6 Sacks ANDY DALTON

2. 14/21 104 yards, INT, 1 Sack CARDINALS QB?

3. 35/55, 377 yards, 3 TD, INT, 4 Sacks ANDREW LUCK

Bonus: Only one of those three QBs lost this week. Which one lost? CARDINALS QB

Record Setters:

1. Adrian Peterson running for 212 this week gives him 4 games with over 200 yards rushing. He has the third most 200-yard rushing games of all time. Who has the most 200 yard rushing games in NFL history? BARRY SANDERS

2. Randy Moss's TD this week moves him over Terrell Owens to put him 4th on the all-time touchdown leaderboard, with 157 TDs. Can you name the 3 players ahead of him? JERRY RICE, ART MONK, MICHAEL IRVING?

3. Josh Freeman and Mark Sanchez's 4-INT game moves them up the list of QBs who have recorded 4+ INT games. The leader in that unfortunate statistic is Ken Stabler, who racked up an impressive 14 games (and 4 wins!) recording 4 or more INTs. But which Hall of Fame QB comes in at #2 with 12 4+ INT games? BRETT FAVRE OF THE FAVRINGTON FAVRES

Pencils down, marital aids out, let us know how you did. Or don't. I really don't care. I THINK I GOT AT LEAST 1 RIGHT!

 
2012-12-18 01:55:18 PM  

PowerSlacker: seumasokelly: PowerSlacker: seumasokelly: elguerodiablo: whizbangthedirtfarmer: Here's hoping Seattle will score 50 points against SF this week.

/knowing that SF will score 51 if that happens

I fricking hate Carroll, the fake punt while up 30 is some bushleague douchey bullshine, and the Trashducks defense putting up 55 fantasy points over the past 2 weeks killed my best 2 fantasy teams but for some insane reason I find myself hoping Seattle wins on Sunday night.

This ain't little league. When you're up 30 in the 4th quarter, you've been gifted an extra practice against live dummies - why not see how something plays out? The Buffalo Bills' feelings should be somewhere around the 142nd most important thing on Carroll's list of priorities, if it makes the list at all.

I was a lot more concerned about Wilson still being in the game after the fake punt than the fake punt itself. If the Bills had any guts at all, they would have been taking cheap shots at Wilson for the rest of the game after that stunt.

If the Bills had any guts, they'd have been cheating? Your logic meter is waaaaay off.

Wilson's OROY chances are 141st on Carroll's list, so he may have been trying to grab some stats.

Making everyone he plays against for the rest of the season worry about a fake punt that gains 30 yards is 107th on the list.

biatching and moaning about running up the score ends in high school.

I'm a fellow Seahawks fan. I have no problem with running up the score. I have a problem with running up the score while putting your starting QB in danger.

Fortunately, Buffalo really sucks so it all worked out.


Also, it's not like it was under 2 minutes or something. The 4th quarter had just started on that drive and it was Wilson's last PT.
 
2012-12-18 01:57:03 PM  
Bunny Deville and I are finishing up the fails, but due to the amount of Fail in the league this week they will not be posted until later this evening! We apologize for failing to give fail in the allotted time.
 
2012-12-18 01:58:05 PM  
Current playoff picture:

i35.photobucket.com

If all the higher-ranked teams win, the playoffs will look like this:

i35.photobucket.com

No changes on the AFC side. Bears replace Vikings at #6.

If all the higher-ranked teams lose, the playoffs will look like this:

i35.photobucket.com 

Again, no AFC changes. Dallas takes NFC East from Washington, and Vikings are back at #6.
 
2012-12-18 01:59:57 PM  

thecpt: Bunny Deville and I are finishing up the fails, but due to the amount of Fail in the league this week they will not be posted until later this evening! We apologize for failing to give fail in the allotted time.


Also, I didn't write up a fail for this one, but here's a little bonus fail that #2 wanted me to throw out there for your amusement: Belicheck gets a mini fail, "The Devil vs Daniel Webster FAIL" for challenging a previously booth reviewed call.

So much fail, so little time this week.
 
2012-12-18 02:01:15 PM  

Dr Dreidel: nmrsnr: Dr Dreidel: // but only one of them

Is that because the other is infected with shards from the troll mirror, or because only one eye has troll splinters in it?

/didn't know which reference was more obscure, so I made both.

But the important thing is that I got neither of them.


The troll mirror is from Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen which makes everything ugly, and the splinters in the eye I know about from d'Aulaire's Trolls which says that trolls see themselves as beautiful because their eyes are full of splinters. 

but not even a troll's eye could make last night's game pretty.

/whew, had to tie it back to football somehow.
 
2012-12-18 02:02:29 PM  

elguerodiablo: seumasokelly: elguerodiablo: whizbangthedirtfarmer: Here's hoping Seattle will score 50 points against SF this week.

/knowing that SF will score 51 if that happens

I fricking hate Carroll, the fake punt while up 30 is some bushleague douchey bullshine, and the Trashducks defense putting up 55 fantasy points over the past 2 weeks killed my best 2 fantasy teams but for some insane reason I find myself hoping Seattle wins on Sunday night.

This ain't little league. When you're up 30 in the 4th quarter, you've been gifted an extra practice against live dummies - why not see how something plays out? The Buffalo Bills' feelings should be somewhere around the 142nd most important thing on Carroll's list of priorities, if it makes the list at all.

See also Carroll-Harbaugh rivalry. When you throw a hissy fit when someone does something to you and you do something similar to someone else your weapons grade hypocritical.

/what's your deal man?

Sorry I just really hate Pete Carroll.


He said "What's your deal?" - I can see how you'd characterize those 3 words as a hissy fit.

Not to say I have an issue with it necessarily, but Harbaugh's call came directly from the sideline on that play, happened later in the game, was a scoring play (2pt conversion vs. kicking), and served no strategic advantage in that game or any other game later on that season.

For Carroll, running that fake punt puts the rest of the league on notice that he'll do it and makes them gameplan for it and continues to eat clock when his team is ahead.
 
2012-12-18 02:05:20 PM  

seumasokelly: SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Trivia Jockey: The Bears are sinking like a submarine with screen doors.

Cards are up this week though. Which is nice.

The ones that just laid 38 points on Detroit? No doubt they're bad, and I expect they'll lose, but the way the Bears are playing - nothing is in the bag.


Well, they can't ask for much better an opponent. If they can't beat the Cards, they don't deserve to make the playoffs
 
2012-12-18 02:05:31 PM  

Bunny Deville: thecpt: Bunny Deville and I are finishing up the fails, but due to the amount of Fail in the league this week they will not be posted until later this evening! We apologize for failing to give fail in the allotted time.

Also, I didn't write up a fail for this one, but here's a little bonus fail that #2 wanted me to throw out there for your amusement: Belicheck gets a mini fail, "The Devil vs Daniel Webster FAIL" for challenging a previously booth reviewed call.

So much fail, so little time this week.


Does AZ get recognized for passing the (fail)buck from them to the Lions?
 
2012-12-18 02:06:48 PM  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Trivia Jockey: The Bears are sinking like a submarine with screen doors.

Cards are up this week though. Which is nice.


I wonder which team will be who we thought they were.
 
2012-12-18 02:06:49 PM  

i291.photobucket.com


Answers:

Over/Under

1. The Chicago Bears did indeed set a low (or would that be high?) bar for futility, managing to convert zero third downs. Under

2. Although it was an overtime game, Tony broke the Steelers streak of 20 games without allowing a 300-yard passer. Over

3. In one of the most lopsided statistical anomalies I've studied this season, the eagles have 10.5x as many lost fumbles as the Houston Texans. The birdies have 21 lost fumbles compared to the Texans 2. Over.

Whose Line Is It Anyway?

1.13/27 127 yards, TD 2 Fumbles, 6 sacks belongs to Andy Dalton, who managed to win by 21 points in spite of eating 6 sacks and turning the ball over twice. I bet he wishes he could play the Eagles every week.

2. 14/21 104 yards, INT, 1 Sack belongs to Ryan Lindley, who put up that stat line in a 28 point win over the Lions. Yes, I am aware of how ridiculous that is.

3. 35/55, 377 yards, 3 TD, INT, 4 Sacks belongs to Sam Bradford who lit up the stat sheet. Unfortunately (like my fantasy football team) he played against Adrian Peterson and subsequently walked out with a 14 point loss, qualifying him for most ridiculous stat-line in a loss and making him the subject of our bonus question.

Record Setters:

1. The record-holder for 200 yard games, slashing through defenses and driving the dagger into the opposing defenses is O.J. Simpson, with 6 200 yard games.

2. The 3 guys ahead of Randy Moss for the all-time TD leaderboard? Jerry Rice, Emmitt Smith, Ladainian Tomlinson.

3. Kenny Stabler might have been the best QB at being allowed to stay in and keep throwing picks, but the Hall of Famer throwing all the DAGRONS he ever wanted was Terry Bradshaw, who had 12 games with 4 or more INTs. And he won 3 of them!


Some scores for people who turned in full answer sheets:

Dr Dreidel: 5
my_cats_breath_smells_like_cat_food: 5
CipollinaFan: 4
GiantRex: 3
 
2012-12-18 02:08:19 PM  
I'm sick and the Broncos are still number two. This is the worts day ever! Ever!
 
2012-12-18 02:10:49 PM  

Holding the #2 spot for the second week in a row... THE DENVER BRONCOS!!! :D

i1182.photobucket.com

 

\ Bud-Watch 2012 Update: My dog is scheduled for a CT scan at 3pm EST, with back surgery either sometime tomorrow or early Thursday. I should have him home for X-Mas. :-)
 
2012-12-18 02:12:44 PM  

my_cats_breath_smells_like_cat_food: 2. Randy Moss's TD this week moves him over Terrell Owens to put him 4th on the all-time touchdown leaderboard, with 157 TDs. Can you name the 3 players ahead of him? JERRY RICE, ART MONK, MICHAEL IRVING?


Just thought I'd point out the question is all-time touchdown leaders. Not all-time touchdown receptions. Other than Rice, the other two are running backs.

/I'm mostly surprised Owens was ahead of Moss in the first place.
 
2012-12-18 02:14:44 PM  

seumasokelly: He said "What's your deal?" - I can see how you'd characterize those 3 words as a hissy fit.

Not to say I have an issue with it necessarily, but Harbaugh's call came directly from the sideline on that play, happened later in the game, was a scoring play (2pt conversion vs. kicking), and served no strategic advantage in that game or any other game later on that season.


Except that Pete Carroll spent his entire career at USC running up the score on hapless opponents, and the second it happened to him, he threw a trantrum like the cry-baby he is. Of course, it mattered for naught because right when Carroll saw the NCAA ban-hammer closing in on him for his decade of running the dirtiest program in college football, he jumped ship like the worthless rat he is and went into hiding in the NFL, leaving his former team to suffer all consequences while he cashed at $35 million paycheck.

Pete Carroll deserves nothing but scorn and revile for who he is and what he is. He can go fark himself.

Also, I'm pretty sure that in the minute or so it took me to type out that paragraph, the Seahags went and signed 9 more Niners castoff for their worthless little team. Whar Kentwan Balmer, WHAR?!?
 
2012-12-18 02:16:27 PM  

Treygreen13: 2. Although it was an overtime game, Tony broke the Steelers streak of 20 games without allowing a 300-yard passer. Over


Technically it was an OT game but Romo didn't attempt any passes in it. He got all those yards in the 4 quarters.

Also, it looks to me that something happened to the OL these past 2 weeks and they are playing somewhat better. They played against good defenses (didn't Steelers have the best defense and Cinci is no slouch in that department) and have held their own. I hope this trend does continue in the next 2 games and if they can upgrade at 1 or 2 positions in the offseason (Phil Costa should be back so that's 1), the OL will not be as bad as it was this season.

However, the OL cannot be ignored in the draft. The interior DL and the LB core have no depth which limits what Ryan can do blitz wise so I'm afraid Jerry Jones will get more D in the draft especially in early rounds.
 
2012-12-18 02:19:27 PM  

ddam: Technically it was an OT game but Romo didn't attempt any passes in it. He got all those yards in the 4 quarters.


True. I only pointed it out because technically they do account for games going into OT in that sort of statistical analysis even if Tony didn't do anything but take a 2 yard loss on a kneel down.

But anyway, you're right about the line needing to be addressed. Even if they're just adding depth. The Cows have special-teams guys playing defense and guys coming in to replace the special teams guys who replaced the starters... and they're still doing ok. I guess Rob Ryan and the O-line coach can coach after all.
 
2012-12-18 02:21:18 PM  
I think I need a boot to the head or something. I have hope that the Cowboys are going to come through and actually make the playoffs. I'm certain those hopes will be dashed but darn-it. It's there and I don't like it!
 
2012-12-18 02:22:14 PM  

Why Would I Read the Article: seumasokelly: He said "What's your deal?" - I can see how you'd characterize those 3 words as a hissy fit.

Not to say I have an issue with it necessarily, but Harbaugh's call came directly from the sideline on that play, happened later in the game, was a scoring play (2pt conversion vs. kicking), and served no strategic advantage in that game or any other game later on that season.

Except that Pete Carroll spent his entire career at USC running up the score on hapless opponents, and the second it happened to him, he threw a trantrum like the cry-baby he is. Of course, it mattered for naught because right when Carroll saw the NCAA ban-hammer closing in on him for his decade of running the dirtiest program in college football, he jumped ship like the worthless rat he is and went into hiding in the NFL, leaving his former team to suffer all consequences while he cashed at $35 million paycheck.

Pete Carroll deserves nothing but scorn and revile for who he is and what he is. He can go fark himself.

Also, I'm pretty sure that in the minute or so it took me to type out that paragraph, the Seahags went and signed 9 more Niners castoff for their worthless little team. Whar Kentwan Balmer, WHAR?!?


LOL @ USC hate. The dirtiest program? You got to be kidding me. The only reason USC was punished that badly was because they lied during the investigation coupled with the OJ Mayo fiasco at their basketball program. The penalties were that harsh because the whole athletic program was farked.

And yes, Pete Carroll is an a-hole for running the program like he did. But let's not pretent that the greatest offense in college football in the past 15 years was paying $300k for a house for Reggie Bush's parents. PSU wins that hands down and OSU is on par with USC. And let's not talk about the crap that's going on in SEC because their boosters are saints, right?
 
2012-12-18 02:22:45 PM  

cfreak: I think I need a boot to the head or something. I have hope that the Cowboys are going to come through and actually make the playoffs. I'm certain those hopes will be dashed but darn-it. It's there and I don't like it!


I don't. I know even if they win next week they'll go into FedEx field and that piecemeal defense will get cut to ribbons.
 
2012-12-18 02:28:14 PM  

ariseatex: If all the higher-ranked teams win, the playoffs will look like this:


Bears playing the Packers in round 1? I may be a major masochist as a Cubs fan, but this would be sports waterboarding.
 
2012-12-18 02:29:41 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Appreciate the early green mods, but can we move this to the sports tab?

Also, I thought there was a rule that a team can't be above another team if they're two or more wins behind (49ers, Texans, Falcons, Patriots). Or did I just make that up?


First, the *rule* is you cannot put a team ahead of another team if there is a 2-loss differential.

This week, the Patriots (10-4) are ranked ahead of the Falcons (12-2), violating the rule. This last violation was Week 15 in 2010 when Dallas (4-9) was ranked higher than Seattle (6-7).
 
2012-12-18 02:29:59 PM  

Captain Steroid: Holding the #2 spot for the second week in a row... THE DENVER BRONCOS!!! :D

[i1182.photobucket.com image 425x250] 

\ Bud-Watch 2012 Update: My dog is scheduled for a CT scan at 3pm EST, with back surgery either sometime tomorrow or early Thursday. I should have him home for X-Mas. :-)


Good to hear. Hope it goes well!
 
2012-12-18 02:30:11 PM  
Here is the best still photo the Bears could get as the promo for an video interview with Jay....

sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net

I'd say about says it all, but, that could be Jay jumping for joy.
 
2012-12-18 02:31:33 PM  

Quasar: I am so thoroughly disappointed in the Steelers. They were handed gifts the last two weeks to get atop the division and look at the mess. Their WRs make stupid mistakes, their Oline gets the QB sacked out of FG range, the runners can't run or hold onto the ball, the defense lets the Cowboys get a first down on practically every play... They have no excuses now that most of the team is healthy.


Cowboys are secretly good. They've only been soundly beaten once this season, week 2 by a good team, even then they were missing Ratliff, and Dez Bryant hadn't begun to turn the corner yet. Every single other game they've lost has been by a touchdown or less. We're just thinking of them as the tosh.0 of the NFL but they've got a little talent sprinkled everywhere, and for all their inconsistancy they've put together a nice little season. There's no shame in losing a close game to a capable team on an upswing.
 
2012-12-18 02:32:50 PM  

Why Would I Read the Article: seumasokelly: He said "What's your deal?" - I can see how you'd characterize those 3 words as a hissy fit.

Not to say I have an issue with it necessarily, but Harbaugh's call came directly from the sideline on that play, happened later in the game, was a scoring play (2pt conversion vs. kicking), and served no strategic advantage in that game or any other game later on that season.

Except that Pete Carroll spent his entire career at USC running up the score on hapless opponents, and the second it happened to him, he threw a trantrum like the cry-baby he is. Of course, it mattered for naught because right when Carroll saw the NCAA ban-hammer closing in on him for his decade of running the dirtiest program in college football, he jumped ship like the worthless rat he is and went into hiding in the NFL, leaving his former team to suffer all consequences while he cashed at $35 million paycheck.

Pete Carroll deserves nothing but scorn and revile for who he is and what he is. He can go fark himself.

Also, I'm pretty sure that in the minute or so it took me to type out that paragraph, the Seahags went and signed 9 more Niners castoff for their worthless little team. Whar Kentwan Balmer, WHAR?!?


LOL.

Pointing out that it is important to run up the score in college football would be usefull if you were rational. I already pointed out that all he said was "what's your deal?" which you have characterized as "a tantrum" and "cry-baby" behavior. Your butthurt is out-sized and you may need to calm down. I'm attempting to figure out where any former 49ers have contributed significantly to this team - not Lynch, Rice, Tate, Wilson, Miller, Chancellor, Thomas, Sherman, Browner, Thurmond, Wagner, Wright, Hill, Hauschka, Ryan, McCoy, Unger, Carpenter, Okung, Irvin, Mebane, Giacomini, Jones, Baldwin, Clemons, Flynn, Trufant...
 
2012-12-18 02:33:03 PM  

Treygreen13: 14/21 104 yards, INT, 1 Sack belongs to Ryan Lindley, who put up that stat line in a 28 point win over the Lions. Yes, I am aware of how ridiculous that is.


Luck
RGIII
Tannehill
Weeden
Wilson
Foles
Cousins
Lindley

Make it 8 teams to win a game in which the same rookie QB took every snap.

After the Atlanta game, didn't think the Cardinals would ever win a game in which Lindley started. Defense apparently learned their lesson about the need to take interceptions to the house.
 
2012-12-18 02:34:23 PM  

Misplaced yat: Make it 8 teams to win a game in which the same rookie QB took every snap.


Aren't a couple of them on the same team?
 
2012-12-18 02:35:20 PM  

Trivia Jockey: The Bears are sinking like a submarine with screen doors.


Hey that's not fair, at least the Polish Navy put up a fight.
 
2012-12-18 02:36:16 PM  

roc6783: Trivia Jockey: The Bears are sinking like a submarine with screen doors.

Hey that's not fair, at least the Polish Navy put up a fight.


The Polish Navy had a better offensive line.
 
2012-12-18 02:36:22 PM  

dletter: Here is the best still photo the Bears could get as the promo for an video interview with Jay....

[sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 850x478]

I'd say about says it all, but, that could be Jay jumping for joy.


The most recent interview with Aaron Rodgers on NFL.com was frickin ear porn for Pack fans. He was told about Jay Cutler's rant regarding the rivalry, and how Jay doesn't feel like its a rivalry because they've been dominated. All Rodg could say were things like tradition and "they have a few good players." He tried to be respectful but there is absolutely nothing to say until the next time they play.
 
2012-12-18 02:36:25 PM  

Misplaced yat: Treygreen13: 14/21 104 yards, INT, 1 Sack belongs to Ryan Lindley, who put up that stat line in a 28 point win over the Lions. Yes, I am aware of how ridiculous that is.

Luck
RGIII
Tannehill
Weeden
Wilson
Foles
Cousins
Lindley

Make it 8 teams to win a game in which the same rookie QB took every snap.

After the Atlanta game, didn't think the Cardinals would ever win a game in which Lindley started. Defense apparently learned their lesson about the need to take interceptions to the house.


RG3 and Cousins are.
 
2012-12-18 02:37:09 PM  
Err, that was supposed to quote The Muthaship.
 
2012-12-18 02:37:27 PM  

The Muthaship: Misplaced yat: Make it 8 teams to win a game in which the same rookie QB took every snap.

Aren't a couple of them on the same team?


Ah, right, Griffin and Cousins of course. 8 players on 7 teams, then.
 
2012-12-18 02:38:54 PM  

Misplaced yat: Ah, right, Griffin and Cousins of course. 8 players on 7 teams, then.


I wonder when the last time was that a team won 2 games with 2 different rookie starting QB's in the same season.
 
2012-12-18 02:39:09 PM  

Trivia Jockey: ariseatex: If all the higher-ranked teams win, the playoffs will look like this:

Bears playing the Packers in round 1? I may be a major masochist as a Cubs fan, but this would be sports waterboarding.


I would giggle like a schoolgirl if this came to pass.
 
2012-12-18 02:45:45 PM  

The Muthaship: Misplaced yat: Ah, right, Griffin and Cousins of course. 8 players on 7 teams, then.

I wonder when the last time was that a team won 2 games with 2 different rookie starting QB's in the same season.


2010, Arizona Cardinals. John Skelton vs. Broncos & Max Hall vs. Saints.

I think it was the '94 Redskins before that...
 
2012-12-18 02:46:40 PM  

ddam: Treygreen13: ***SNIP*** However, the OL cannot be ignored in the draft. The interior DL and the LB core have no depth which limits what Ryan can do blitz wise so I'm afraid Jerry Jones will get more D in the draft especially in early rounds.


Or Jerrah could quit trying to be cute/make a "splash" and simply draft the best player on the board, regardless of position. Then show how great a business man he is & work a trade for what they need.

That'd probably be asking too much, though.
 
2012-12-18 02:46:42 PM  
Iggles/Jets/Cards/???

The nominees for the Choke artists of 2012!
 
2012-12-18 02:47:21 PM  

LucklessWonder: 2010, Arizona Cardinals. John Skelton vs. Broncos & Max Hall vs. Saints.

I think it was the '94 Redskins before that...


Interesting. Thanks!
 
2012-12-18 02:47:51 PM  
I can't believe the steelers can still make the playoffs. At this point, why bother - in my mind they've only really shown up like three times all year. Not that I wouldn't watch of course, I'm just disappointed.
 
2012-12-18 02:48:18 PM  

4NTLRZ: ddam: Treygreen13: ***SNIP*** However, the OL cannot be ignored in the draft. The interior DL and the LB core have no depth which limits what Ryan can do blitz wise so I'm afraid Jerry Jones will get more D in the draft especially in early rounds.

Or Jerrah could quit trying to be cute/make a "splash" and simply draft the best player on the board, regardless of position. Then show how great a business man he is & work a trade for what they need.

That'd probably be asking too much, though.


I think I'd rather the Cowboys draft on need (as long as he doesn't reach too far) rather than take something ridiculous like another TE or QB and try to pawn them off on someone. Also, ideally, Jerry would be on an island somewhere far, far away from the draft room.
 
2012-12-18 02:48:27 PM  
Pats below the Texans?

Wut?
 
2012-12-18 02:51:07 PM  

eddievercetti: Iggles/Jets/Cards/???

The nominees for the Choke artists of 2012!


Philly, for sure. I don't think anyone had any major expectations of the Jets or Cards this year, aside from the mis-guided among their respective fanbases.
 
2012-12-18 02:51:29 PM  
WHAR JAKE
 
2012-12-18 02:53:03 PM  

RumsfeldsReplacement: WHAR JAKE


www.moviepilot.de

/With bonus Fat Man
 
2012-12-18 02:55:50 PM  

Treygreen13: 4NTLRZ: ddam: Treygreen13: ***SNIP*** However, the OL cannot be ignored in the draft. The interior DL and the LB core have no depth which limits what Ryan can do blitz wise so I'm afraid Jerry Jones will get more D in the draft especially in early rounds.

Or Jerrah could quit trying to be cute/make a "splash" and simply draft the best player on the board, regardless of position. Then show how great a business man he is & work a trade for what they need.

That'd probably be asking too much, though.

I think I'd rather the Cowboys draft on need (as long as he doesn't reach too far) rather than take something ridiculous like another TE or QB and try to pawn them off on someone. Also, ideally, Jerry would be on an island somewhere far, far away from the draft room.


Going into the draft room with a plan for the team has done wonders for the Seahawks. Not necessarily the best player on the board, not necessarily the best player at the position, but the best player for what you need him to do. I understand that the fanbase for the Cowboys is far more rabid than the one Carroll/Schneider have to answer to, but results on the field will quiet that. Makes me wonder where the narrative would be now if the Cowboys had taken a guy like Bruce Irvin in the 1st round with a pick that was roundly derided - and he ended up on pace for double-digit sacks with America's TeamTM.
 
2012-12-18 02:56:48 PM  

The Muthaship: Misplaced yat: Ah, right, Griffin and Cousins of course. 8 players on 7 teams, then.

I wonder when the last time was that a team won 2 games with 2 different rookie starting QB's in the same season.


2010 Cardinals. Max Hall beat the Saints 30-20 in October, then John "Helton" Skelton beat the Broncos 43-13 in December.
 
2012-12-18 02:57:33 PM  

Treygreen13: cfreak: I think I need a boot to the head or something. I have hope that the Cowboys are going to come through and actually make the playoffs. I'm certain those hopes will be dashed but darn-it. It's there and I don't like it!

I don't. I know even if they win next week they'll go into FedEx field and that piecemeal defense will get cut to ribbons.


My brain knows this. My heart just has a tiny of glimmer of "maybe they'll just hang on and get crushed in the first round"
 
2012-12-18 02:58:37 PM  

Neeek: The Muthaship: Fark Griswald: ***snip***

Yes. Who is #2 is actually more surprising.


Najeh Davenport?
 
2012-12-18 02:58:50 PM  

RminusQ: The Muthaship: Misplaced yat: Ah, right, Griffin and Cousins of course. 8 players on 7 teams, then.

I wonder when the last time was that a team won 2 games with 2 different rookie starting QB's in the same season.

2010 Cardinals. Max Hall beat the Saints 30-20 in October, then John "Helton" Skelton beat the Broncos 43-13 in December.


Yay! I beat someone to the info! :-p
 
2012-12-18 03:05:40 PM  
The Redskins are about 4 spots too high. they aren't a top 10 team with that defense.
 
2012-12-18 03:05:46 PM  

thecpt: Bunny Deville and I are finishing up the fails, but due to the amount of Fail in the league this week they will not be posted until later this evening! We apologize for failing to give fail in the allotted time.


You whores. I demand better. WHAR AWESOME STUFF I LUURVVEE?!?!? WHAR?!?!?
 
2012-12-18 03:06:02 PM  

dletter: Here is the best still photo the Bears could get as the promo for an video interview with Jay....

I'd say about says it all, but, that could be Jay jumping for joy.


Jay Cutler don't give a shiat.
 
2012-12-18 03:08:30 PM  

seumasokelly: Makes me wonder where the narrative would be now if the Cowboys had taken a guy like Bruce Irvin in the 1st round with a pick that was roundly derided - and he ended up on pace for double-digit sacks with America's TeamTM.


Well the Cowboys primary need this last round was CB, and they traded up to get one. I'm sure that they'd love to have a great DE but I don't have an issue with Mo Claiborne, other than that he is currently injured. He's been a good rookie corner and will get better.

Although I have to wonder if you're just saying that to point out that the Seahawks have a good rookie DE. I mean, it's great that they got him and all, but could they have gotten him later? Probably, considering his pre-draft ranking. A ton of credit goes to their scouting department seeing the talent there, but could they have taken him a bit later.

Of course, I'm operating off assumptions and only partial information. But being derided for reaching can be legitimate even if the player works out.
 
2012-12-18 03:11:01 PM  

4NTLRZ: eddievercetti: Iggles/Jets/Cards/???

The nominees for the Choke artists of 2012!

Philly, for sure. I don't think anyone had any major expectations of the Jets or Cards this year, aside from the mis-guided among their respective fanbases.


ESPN Pre-Season NFL Predictions

3 biggest Disappointments (assuming these teams miss the playoffs):
1. Philly.... 6 of 16 picked them to win division, with 6 more picking them as a wild card.... 1 picked them to win Superbowl.
2. Steelers... 15 of 16 picked them to make the playoffs.. still might make it, but, not going to totally suck like SD or KC either.
3. Bears.... 10 people picked to make the playoffs
Honorable Mentions:
Buffalo .... 9 people picked them to make playoffs
San Diego.... 7 people picked them to make the playoffs
Kansas City... 6 people picked them to make playoffs

3 Biggest Surprises (assuming they make playoffs):
1. Colts... nobody called them for a playoff spot
2. Redskins... nobody called them for a playoff spot
3. Seahawks.... Only 1 person picked them to make playoffs
Honorable Mention:
4. Vikings .... Nobody called them to make playoffs
5. Cowboys .... Only two people picked them to make playoffs (one to win SB tho)

Interesting all the biggest surprises are all of the rookie QBs performing great.

As said on Mike & Mike this week though... if you'd said before the season that both Luck & RGIII would perform above expectations, and there would be a 3rd rookie QB that should have serious consideration as rookie of the year, you'd have been totally shocked.
 
2012-12-18 03:17:02 PM  

fatalvenom: Pats below the Texans?

Wut?


Why not?

Head to head was hours, even days ago, you might as well ask "who beat the ravens?"

Week 15 Pats have too many turnovers, not like the good old days of week 14 Pats, now that was a team that could win a turnover battle.
 
2012-12-18 03:18:41 PM  

AnEvilGuest: fatalvenom: Pats below the Texans?

Wut?

Why not?

Head to head was hours, even days ago, you might as well ask "who beat the ravens?"

Week 15 Pats have too many turnovers, not like the good old days of week 14 Pats, now that was a team that could win a turnover battle.


Pats creme Texans, Niners beat pats, ergo, Niners crush Texans.
 
2012-12-18 03:20:49 PM  

ShadowLAnCeR: Pats creme Texans, Niners beat pats, ergo, Niners crush Texans.


And the Broncos win the Super Bowl!
 
2012-12-18 03:24:12 PM  

dletter: Here is the best still photo the Bears could get as the promo for an video interview with Jay....

[sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 850x478]

I'd say about says it all, but, that could be Jay jumping for joy.


"We understand that Jay is excited about his new weapons, but it's the same old Jay. We don't need luck; Jay will throw us the ball."
 
2012-12-18 03:24:52 PM  

ShadowLAnCeR: Earpj: whizbangthedirtfarmer: Here's hoping Seattle will score 50 points against SF this week.

/knowing that SF will score 51 if that happens

Never know. Anything can happen from one week to the next.

Somehow, I think the Seattle/ SF game will go down alot like the Oregon/ Stanford game did. With Seattle being Oregon. I just don't seem them putting up those kind of numbers against the Niners.

/also biased.


They won't put up 50 points against the 49ers but anyone who bets against the Seahawks at home is a fool.

/49ers fan
 
2012-12-18 03:24:59 PM  

Treygreen13: Although I have to wonder if you're just saying that to point out that the Seahawks have a good rookie DE. I mean, it's great that they got him and all, but could they have gotten him later? Probably, considering his pre-draft ranking. A ton of credit goes to their scouting department seeing the talent there, but could they have taken him a bit later.


Maybe, but we picked up the defensive rookie of the year in the 2nd round, Russell Wilson in the 3rd, there's something to be said for not showing off. No one likes a draft pig.
 
2012-12-18 03:25:19 PM  

Treygreen13: seumasokelly: Makes me wonder where the narrative would be now if the Cowboys had taken a guy like Bruce Irvin in the 1st round with a pick that was roundly derided - and he ended up on pace for double-digit sacks with America's TeamTM.

Well the Cowboys primary need this last round was CB, and they traded up to get one. I'm sure that they'd love to have a great DE but I don't have an issue with Mo Claiborne, other than that he is currently injured. He's been a good rookie corner and will get better.

Although I have to wonder if you're just saying that to point out that the Seahawks have a good rookie DE. I mean, it's great that they got him and all, but could they have gotten him later? Probably, considering his pre-draft ranking. A ton of credit goes to their scouting department seeing the talent there, but could they have taken him a bit later.

Of course, I'm operating off assumptions and only partial information. But being derided for reaching can be legitimate even if the player works out.


I normally would be just pointing out how well the Seahawks did, but in this case I actually wonder what'd happen. I was using Irvin as an example, not necessarily in that Dallas needed a DE, but as a pick that was a little off the radar but fit the scheme perfectly. Dallas seems to walk into the draft looking for the biggest name/most talented guy and then shoehorn them into the team. It may not be a perfect allegory since you can't really start with a blank slate in Dallas like Carroll/Schneider did here.

For instance, I think the Seahawks knew they had solid safeties in Thomas and Chancellor, so drafted/signed CBs that are big and physical (read: great underneath man-to-man) rather than the most talented cover CBs available who can run with anyone and close super-fast.

/Also, word is that the Seahawks were trying to trade back again, but couldn't work anything out to drop within the range where they thought Irvin would still be there. Jim Harbaugh has admitted that he'd have taken him in the 1st rd and I think there were one or two others looking closely at him.
 
2012-12-18 03:26:26 PM  

roc6783: Neeek: The Muthaship: Fark Griswald: ***snip***

Yes. Who is #2 is actually more surprising.

Najeh Davenport?


I miss the pooper!
 
2012-12-18 03:29:11 PM  

ShadowLAnCeR: AnEvilGuest: fatalvenom: ***snip***

Pats creme Texans, Niners beat pats, ergo, Niners crush Texans.


Packers inherit win the Earth Super Bowl.
 
2012-12-18 03:29:48 PM  

VTGremlin: ShadowLAnCeR: Pats creme Texans, Niners beat pats, ergo, Niners crush Texans.

And the Broncos win the Super Bowl!


Ok, you beat me.
 
2012-12-18 03:30:05 PM  

Incog_Neeto: ShadowLAnCeR: Earpj: whizbangthedirtfarmer: Here's hoping Seattle will score 50 points against SF this week.

/knowing that SF will score 51 if that happens

Never know. Anything can happen from one week to the next.

Somehow, I think the Seattle/ SF game will go down alot like the Oregon/ Stanford game did. With Seattle being Oregon. I just don't seem them putting up those kind of numbers against the Niners.

/also biased.

They won't put up 50 points against the 49ers but anyone who bets against the Seahawks at home is a fool.

/49ers fan


Seahawk fans are kinda blah though, if the Niners score a few times, and early, and keep Seattle from doing the same, they can take the crowd out of the game.
 
2012-12-18 03:34:18 PM  

prickly pete v2: roc6783: Neeek: The Muthaship: Fark Griswald: ***snip***

Yes. Who is #2 is actually more surprising.

Najeh Davenport?

I miss the pooper!


img5.fotos-hochladen.net
 
2012-12-18 03:34:41 PM  

seumasokelly: Dallas seems to walk into the draft looking for the biggest name/most talented guy and then shoehorn them into the team.


I don't think you're right on this one. He was the top rated and scouted CB and there wasn't another CB taken for 38 picks. It wasn't a "Splash" move as it was "We need a guy at this position so we're going to go get the one that won the Jim Thorpe award and was a unanimous All-American."

Although Janoris Jenkins was the next guy and he's been pretty solid, if not better.
 
2012-12-18 03:35:14 PM  
A little off topic but why isn't anyone making a big deal about Andy Reid's dead ass son having 20 vials of steroids in his room? While he was the team's strength and conditioning coach. Maybe that's why the Eagles suck this year. They got Madrich/Bosworthed when the juice dried up.
 
2012-12-18 03:35:51 PM  

ShadowLAnCeR: Incog_Neeto: ShadowLAnCeR: Earpj: whizbangthedirtfarmer: Here's hoping Seattle will score 50 points against SF this week.

/knowing that SF will score 51 if that happens

Never know. Anything can happen from one week to the next.

Somehow, I think the Seattle/ SF game will go down alot like the Oregon/ Stanford game did. With Seattle being Oregon. I just don't seem them putting up those kind of numbers against the Niners.

/also biased.

They won't put up 50 points against the 49ers but anyone who bets against the Seahawks at home is a fool.

/49ers fan

Seahawk fans are kinda blah though, if the Niners score a few times, and early, and keep Seattle from doing the same, they can take the crowd out of the game.


That's not true - at least not any more than any other team in the league. You don't see Seahawks fans headed up the aisles in the 3rd Quarter or anything. Plus they just dropped a 50-burger in a stadium where the QBs had to whisper to avoid being heard by the defense.
 
2012-12-18 03:36:55 PM  

elguerodiablo: A little off topic but why isn't anyone making a big deal about Andy Reid's dead ass son having 20 vials of steroids in his room? While he was the team's strength and conditioning coach. Maybe that's why the Eagles suck this year. They got Madrich/Bosworthed when the juice dried up.


They weren't good last year, either.
 
2012-12-18 03:37:14 PM  

Treygreen13: seumasokelly: Dallas seems to walk into the draft looking for the biggest name/most talented guy and then shoehorn them into the team.

I don't think you're right on this one. He was the top rated and scouted CB and there wasn't another CB taken for 38 picks. It wasn't a "Splash" move as it was "We need a guy at this position so we're going to go get the one that won the Jim Thorpe award and was a unanimous All-American."

Although Janoris Jenkins was the next guy and he's been pretty solid, if not better.


Everything Jerry Jones does is a splash move. His penis actually retracts inside his body when he stands up.
 
2012-12-18 03:37:30 PM  

elguerodiablo: A little off topic but why isn't anyone making a big deal about Andy Reid's dead ass son having 20 vials of steroids in his room? While he was the team's strength and conditioning coach. Maybe that's why the Eagles suck this year. They got Madrich/Bosworthed when the juice dried up.


What are the Eagles going to do? Fire Andy? Re-animate his son so they can suspend him?
 
2012-12-18 03:37:39 PM  
Who's DPOY?

J.J Watt?
Aldon Smith?
Von Miller?

OPOY has to be AP, assuming that MVP goes to a QB yet again.
 
2012-12-18 03:37:42 PM  
I want to agree but since they've been on this win streak after the bye week, haslett has worked some voodoo during the second half of games. I don't know how but I just want it to continue.
 
2012-12-18 03:37:46 PM  

elguerodiablo: A little off topic but why isn't anyone making a big deal about Andy Reid's dead ass son having 20 vials of steroids in his room? While he was the team's strength and conditioning coach. Maybe that's why the Eagles suck this year. They got Madrich/Bosworthed when the juice dried up.


hey Grandpa ,we call that Merrimaned now
 
2012-12-18 03:38:25 PM  

whistleridge: 'are Smith and Kaepernick the next Bledsoe and Brady?'


I don't see the parallel at all. Bledsoe was a Pro Bowl QB who did a Wally Pipp act by getting hurt and allowing a relative unknown to outshine him. Smith was a marginal starter and it was only a matter of time before Kapernick took his job.
 
2012-12-18 03:38:56 PM  
BTW, show me a game where Carroll ran up the score at USC. I don't remember it ever happening - in fact, I recall him going out of his way not to run up the score several times.
 
2012-12-18 03:41:41 PM  

Treygreen13: seumasokelly: Dallas seems to walk into the draft looking for the biggest name/most talented guy and then shoehorn them into the team.

I don't think you're right on this one. He was the top rated and scouted CB and there wasn't another CB taken for 38 picks. It wasn't a "Splash" move as it was "We need a guy at this position so we're going to go get the one that won the Jim Thorpe award and was a unanimous All-American."

Although Janoris Jenkins was the next guy and he's been pretty solid, if not better.


I didn't mean Claiborne specifically. He was the highest rated guy at a position of need who fit the team well. I guess I just look at how the Cowboys play and don't really see much of a plan at play. Good QB, great receivers in Bryant, Austin and Witten, solid D that can rush the passer...and they don't seem to play as well as they should. They're in position to contend for a playoff spot which is good, but they feel like a team that could play a hell of a lot better and blow teams out rather that win by the skin of their teeth. My feeling is that signing/drafting with a team plan and sticking to it might turn them into that dominant force year in and year out. Plus, it helps that big name FA players want to go to Dallas - we don't have that benefit so much up here.
 
2012-12-18 03:42:34 PM  

AnEvilGuest: elguerodiablo: A little off topic but why isn't anyone making a big deal about Andy Reid's dead ass son having 20 vials of steroids in his room? While he was the team's strength and conditioning coach. Maybe that's why the Eagles suck this year. They got Madrich/Bosworthed when the juice dried up.

hey Grandpa ,we call that Merrimaned now


It'd be more poetic if we could use Brian Cushing since there is really a thing called Cushing syndrome but he seems to be doing well without the Juice.
 
2012-12-18 03:44:35 PM  

IAmRight: BTW, show me a game where Carroll ran up the score at USC. I don't remember it ever happening - in fact, I recall him going out of his way not to run up the score several times.


Even if he did, I think people have to drop the issue in NCAA were the points make every bit of difference in the world.

Sad really, considering that's the opposite of what the NCAA should encourage and such.
 
2012-12-18 03:45:59 PM  
Friends,

We are gathered here today to celebrate a remarkable achievement. Remarkable in every sense of the word, really. God knows when a quarterback races out to an early 83.3, the rest of us mock and deride, point and laugh, and shortly thereafter simply turn our minds off to such things. The Jake has been handled, it's clearly been won by whomever and while tracking the scoreboard for the rest of the games will be fun, it won't exactly be exciting. No one will seriously consider the possibility that someone else might sneak it away, even if the landmarks of this award still have yet to play.

Hell, it would almost require something surreal.

Something supernatural.

Something like the magic of MS6.

To be certain, said magic works in mysterious ways. One may say that this quarterback's previous win, notched at a truly pathetic 33.3, is evidence enough that it doesn't even exist. Others would argue that it is all the evidence necessary that this is a gunslinger truly touched by the hand of suck. The divine hand of providence guiding his arm to throw the ball into triple coverage, to convince him that he still has a few seconds to hang onto the ball, no matter what the growing shadow over his head might otherwise say.

That even when he cannot achieve, he achieves.

Never has that been more readily apparent than in this lost Jets season, a season so bereft of bearings and so lacking in logic that if a tribesman from the wilds of Borneo was to be transplanted into modern society and asked which team had their coach suspended for the year, they might just answer Gang Green. Yet somehow, in some way, they were still eligible for the playoffs this week. Just think about that.

lionbackers.com

Playoffs?!?

Yes, Jim, there IS...or WAS...the possibility of a Jets playoff spot.

With this assuredly motley crew made up of a backup quarterback given more attention than everyone else, a third-stringer looking more adept at quarterbacking than the starter, and overseeing it all, a jovial man of massive corpulence and an equally massive appetite for little piggies on their way to the market.

Which would also greatly interest the Borneo wildman, but I digress.

And like a surprising lot of the dates with destiny that have been detailed in these pages, this week's award-winning performance started off slowly. Our man finished with a clean slate after quarter one came to its conclusion, despite several worthy attempts to crack the rankings. Indeed, this alleged franchise QB didn't hit the scoreboard until there were a mere four minutes remaining in the first half. Not withstanding the hilarious sack lunch he was fed to send the game to halftime, taking down Josh Freeman would be perhaps his gravest challenge.

Thankfully, there was still some magic left in that old Jets helmet they found.

91 seconds elapsed, and 33.3 was shining brightly. If anyone's thoughts leapt to the idea of a Jake race, however, they were sorely disappointed. The rest of the quarter played out and 33.3 stayed stuck on the board. Worse, the man known as The Sanchise threw a pass for a touchdown.

A touchdown.

To his own team, no less.

All those faces soon blanched at that disgusting sight, and all seemed set in stone. There were only eight minutes and forty four seconds left in the game, and while the Jets' playoff hopes seemed to have died, something much more valuable seemed totally out of their quarterback's ever-so-shaky grasp. Josh Freeman had incredibly won The Jake for Week 15 of the 2012 NFL season against the Worst Defense in the World while failing to score even a single point against them, and -

Hope was rekindled with that criminally underthrown long bomb down the sidelines, we all dearly remember that. It was pathetic, putrid, puerile, and any other such descriptive terms beginning with the letter "p" that can be used to describe a wounded duck quite so ugly. Still, with the ball firmly held to the chest of the Tennessee cornerback, his score was a mere 50.0. Those numbers might be enough to get by in some weeks, but not this one. Not when Josh Freeman had made the defense that defines "terrible" for 2012 appear to be shockingly competent. Just over five minutes were left, and we all knew that if a Mayan Apocalypse miracle were to happen, it had to be continued now.

Another big bomb lived up to its label and the race for The Jake was born anew. 4 interceptions had stunned the crowd, thrilled our teeming masses yearning to breathe Jake, and all at once, the Farkistani population's lonely eyes turned to you, Jets defense.

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Woo woo woo.

And we ALL knew it as Sexy Rexy's pride and joy not contained in Michelle's loafers held strong. They held true.

A furious fourth quarter run at forever could actually happen.

There was no telling what might happen, though. That playoff potential was absurdly still on the table as the offense strode onto the field. Down by four points, needing to notch a touchdown score in only 47 brief seconds, the game, the trophy, everything hung by a thread. Which way would the game break?

It only took one play. A single opportunity to either win the game or the gold was all that was necessary for this supposedly handsome, supposedly franchise quarterback to make up his mind. And he made it up well, people.

Oh so very well.

The exchange from Mangold was bobbled, the chance to win and the long shot hopes to reach the tournament dashed, and the Titans could kneel away the end of the strangest New York Jets season in non-Kotite memory. There was a tie on the board, but the hearts and minds of the public was won.

Whomever has him in the Secret Santa, sleep well. He now truly is the man who has everything - a GQ cover-quality body, a golden pair of bookends, and a face full of ass running on perpetual loop on myriad websites across the interwebs.

For thrilling us all with a pursuit of glory not thought possible, for overcoming what seemed to be a no-brainer winner, for recording a 83.3 score at the absolute 11th hour, I am proud to present The Jake for Week 15 of the 2012 NFL season to Mark Sanchez of the New York Jets.

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Mark, anything to say?

i63.photobucket.com

Don't speak with your mouth full, Mark, it's rude.
 
2012-12-18 03:46:10 PM  

Treygreen13: elguerodiablo: A little off topic but why isn't anyone making a big deal about Andy Reid's dead ass son having 20 vials of steroids in his room? While he was the team's strength and conditioning coach. Maybe that's why the Eagles suck this year. They got Madrich/Bosworthed when the juice dried up.

What are the Eagles going to do? Fire Andy? Re-animate his son so they can suspend him?


The reanimation thing would be pretty awesome but I was more surprised the NFL didn't announce at least a token investigation and the DAs official response was "move along, nothing to see here." You're right that it wouldn't really change anything but I think they could at least keep up the sham that they're trying to keep the playing field level.
 
2012-12-18 03:46:33 PM  

LucklessWonder: Who's DPOY?

J.J Watt?
Aldon Smith?
Von Miller?

OPOY has to be AP, assuming that MVP goes to a QB yet again.


FootballOutsiders, and others have written about this. To me they've made a sufficently strong case for Watt, who might possibly be having the most dominant season for a defensive player in decades, or possibly ever. If Purple Jesus wasn't on pace for taking over Dickerson's record, never mind 2k, I would be for Watt getting the league MVP. But as great as Watt's season is, Peterson's is a performance is one many of us may not see repeated in our lifetimes, and it can be explained with the benefit of an Autumn Thunder soundtrack as opposed to spreadsheets.
 
2012-12-18 03:47:03 PM  

Neeek: my_cats_breath_smells_like_cat_food: 2. Randy Moss's TD this week moves him over Terrell Owens to put him 4th on the all-time touchdown leaderboard, with 157 TDs. Can you name the 3 players ahead of him? JERRY RICE, ART MONK, MICHAEL IRVING?

Just thought I'd point out the question is all-time touchdown leaders. Not all-time touchdown receptions. Other than Rice, the other two are running backs.

/I'm mostly surprised Owens was ahead of Moss in the first place.


Yeah, I realized this only now after seeing the posted answers...oops. I am sure I had the wrong answers for most Receiving TD's also, so I'm not too concerned.
 
2012-12-18 03:47:12 PM  

Hello, my little angles. You are looking so acute today! Would you look at that navy blue line? Oh me oh my what have we here.....

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Link

Dumb metadata:

Change from Week 1 to this week :
One 22 point drop: Eagles
The next most drastic drops are the Chiefs & Lions, with 15 spots.
One 23 point jump: Colts
The next most drastic jump is the Redskins, with 16

One team is WHO WE THOUGHT THEY WERE (back at their Week 1 rankings): Jets

Number of times rankings have changed:
3 teams have changed every week: Chargers, Cowboys, Dolphins
1 team has moved 5x: Jaguars

Difference between high rank & low rank:
Lowest fluctuation: Jaguars with 3
Highest fluctuation: Cardinals with 24
Average fluctuation: 12.59

Overall fluctuation travel:
Smallest: Jaguars with 6 (the only one-digit travel distance left)
Highest: Saints with 55

Teams hitting their highest rank this week: Seahawks & Redskins (again),
Teams hitting their lowest rank this week: Ravens (again), Loins (again), Bears, Giants
Nine teams did not change rank: lazy rankers!

Five teams have held the #1 spot
 
2012-12-18 03:47:16 PM  

elguerodiablo: A little off topic but why isn't anyone making a big deal about Andy Reid's dead ass son having 20 vials of steroids in his room? While he was the team's strength and conditioning coach. Maybe that's why the Eagles suck this year. They got Madrich/Bosworthed when the juice dried up.


Because Tebow actually played a whole series in a real game last night? Also, the Eagles have been pumped up for 2 straight years and have fallen straight on their faces. ESPN is just taking them out back and give them the Old Yeller treatment.

//It's funny cuz Vick is on the team. Thanks, Ben.
 
2012-12-18 03:48:00 PM  

Treygreen13: I know even if they win next week they'll go into FedEx field and that piecemeal defense will get cut to ribbons.


I don't see them losing both games against the Skins, I worry more about the Saint's game.
 
2012-12-18 03:48:31 PM  
seumasokelly: Treygreen13: seumasokelly: Dallas seems to walk into the draft looking for the biggest name/most talented guy and then shoehorn them into the team.

I don't think you're right on this one. He was the top rated and scouted CB and there wasn't another CB taken for 38 picks. It wasn't a "Splash" move as it was "We need a guy at this position so we're going to go get the one that won the Jim Thorpe award and was a unanimous All-American."

Although Janoris Jenkins was the next guy and he's been pretty solid, if not better.

I didn't mean Claiborne specifically. He was the highest rated guy at a position of need who fit the team well. I guess I just look at how the Cowboys play and don't really see much of a plan at play. Good QB, great receivers in Bryant, Austin and Witten, solid D that can rush the passer...and they don't seem to play as well as they should. They're in position to contend for a playoff spot which is good, but they feel like a team that could play a hell of a lot better and blow teams out rather that win by the skin of their teeth. My feeling is that signing/drafting with a team plan and sticking to it might turn them into that dominant force year in and year out. Plus, it helps that big name FA players want to go to Dallas - we don't have that benefit so much up here.


If I wasn't convinced they would miss on all of them, I'd like to see the Cowboys take OL with every pick in 2013.
 
2012-12-18 03:49:07 PM  

IAmRight: BTW, show me a game where Carroll ran up the score at USC. I don't remember it ever happening - in fact, I recall him going out of his way not to run up the score several times.


I personally witnessed him take a knee at the end of the first half against my beloved WSU.

Believe me, the final score of 69-0 or whatever it ended up being was a sign of mercy.
 
2012-12-18 03:49:41 PM  

LucklessWonder: Who's DPOY?

J.J Watt?
Aldon Smith?
Von Miller?

OPOY has to be AP, assuming that MVP goes to a QB yet again.


I'd say it's between Watt and Miller. Smith is wonderful at what he does, but Watt and Miller are more versatile. My award rundown as it stands now:

MVP: Brady
OPOY: Peterson
DPOY: Watt
OROY: RG3
DROY: Bobby Wagner
Comeback: Peyton Manning
 
2012-12-18 03:50:18 PM  
The GRAF farked imgur.
 
2012-12-18 03:50:52 PM  

seumasokelly: Making everyone he plays against for the rest of the season worry about a fake punt that gains 30 yards is 107th on the list.


This is a point that shouldn't be ignored. Opponents have gotten dangerously close to blocking a few of Jon Ryan's punts recently. If it sends a signal to San Fran to back off next week, it will be worth it.
 
2012-12-18 03:52:24 PM  

elguerodiablo: seumasokelly: elguerodiablo: whizbangthedirtfarmer: Here's hoping Seattle will score 50 points against SF this week.

/knowing that SF will score 51 if that happens

I fricking hate Carroll, the fake punt while up 30 is some bushleague douchey bullshine, and the Trashducks defense putting up 55 fantasy points over the past 2 weeks killed my best 2 fantasy teams but for some insane reason I find myself hoping Seattle wins on Sunday night.

This ain't little league. When you're up 30 in the 4th quarter, you've been gifted an extra practice against live dummies - why not see how something plays out? The Buffalo Bills' feelings should be somewhere around the 142nd most important thing on Carroll's list of priorities, if it makes the list at all.

See also Carroll-Harbaugh rivalry. When you throw a hissy fit when someone does something to you and you do something similar to someone else your weapons grade hypocritical.

/what's your deal man?

Sorry I just really hate Pete Carroll.


So in other words you weren't informed of Carroll's postgame explanation?

I guess if you hate a guy that much you can't be reasoned with, or accept any explanations other than what you've programmed yourself to believe. Suit yourself, man.
 
2012-12-18 03:52:26 PM  
And RIGHT AFTER I write this week's entry, I see a tweet from Schefter that Sanchez has lost his job to McElroy?

GODDAMN IT, Schefter, tweet faster!
 
2012-12-18 03:52:29 PM  

robsul82: Don't speak with your mouth full, Mark, it's rude.


Good job Rob, as usual
 
2012-12-18 03:53:19 PM  

robsul82: Whomever has him in the Secret Santa, sleep well. He now truly is the man who has everything - a GQ cover-quality body, a golden pair of bookends, and a face full of ass running on perpetual loop on myriad websites across the interwebs.


Glorious.
 
2012-12-18 03:53:33 PM  
The Texans being ranked above the Patriots A WEEK after the drubbing they took is a god damn joke.
 
2012-12-18 03:54:13 PM  

elguerodiablo: AnEvilGuest: elguerodiablo: A little off topic but why isn't anyone making a big deal about Andy Reid's dead ass son having 20 vials of steroids in his room? While he was the team's strength and conditioning coach. Maybe that's why the Eagles suck this year. They got Madrich/Bosworthed when the juice dried up.

hey Grandpa ,we call that Merrimaned now

It'd be more poetic if we could use Brian Cushing since there is really a thing called Cushing syndrome but he seems to be doing well without the Juice.


Certainly better than Nicole Brown did without the Juice
 
2012-12-18 03:55:25 PM  

LucklessWonder: Who's DPOY?

J.J Watt?
Aldon Smith?
Von Miller?

OPOY has to be AP, assuming that MVP goes to a QB yet again.


Geno Atkins
 
2012-12-18 03:56:42 PM  

Super Chronic: elguerodiablo: seumasokelly: elguerodiablo: whizbangthedirtfarmer: Here's hoping Seattle will score 50 points against SF this week.

/knowing that SF will score 51 if that happens

I fricking hate Carroll, the fake punt while up 30 is some bushleague douchey bullshine, and the Trashducks defense putting up 55 fantasy points over the past 2 weeks killed my best 2 fantasy teams but for some insane reason I find myself hoping Seattle wins on Sunday night.

This ain't little league. When you're up 30 in the 4th quarter, you've been gifted an extra practice against live dummies - why not see how something plays out? The Buffalo Bills' feelings should be somewhere around the 142nd most important thing on Carroll's list of priorities, if it makes the list at all.

See also Carroll-Harbaugh rivalry. When you throw a hissy fit when someone does something to you and you do something similar to someone else your weapons grade hypocritical.

/what's your deal man?

Sorry I just really hate Pete Carroll.

So in other words you weren't informed of Carroll's postgame explanation?

I guess if you hate a guy that much you can't be reasoned with, or accept any explanations other than what you've programmed yourself to believe. Suit yourself, man.


Carroll went on Borck & Salk and explained that he was misunderstood in his postgame explanation. He said the he still had his foot on the gas pedal and intentionally left the call to audible if they saw the formation they liked in. He explained that he didn't mean to say he felt bad for it happening, but rather felt bad that everyone else decided to be butthurt over it enough that he had to explain it. Frankly, I don't give a shiat either way.
 
2012-12-18 03:57:15 PM  

ShadowLAnCeR: Seahawk fans are kinda blah though



Wrong.
 
2012-12-18 03:57:35 PM  

Super Chronic: seumasokelly: Making everyone he plays against for the rest of the season worry about a fake punt that gains 30 yards is 107th on the list.

This is a point that shouldn't be ignored. Opponents have gotten dangerously close to blocking a few of Jon Ryan's punts recently. If it sends a signal to San Fran to back off next week, it will be worth it.


He would be better if he had a soul.
 
2012-12-18 03:57:56 PM  

stappawho: I personally witnessed him take a knee at the end of the first half against my beloved WSU.

Believe me, the final score of 69-0 or whatever it ended up being was a sign of mercy.


Exactly - USC beat the sh*t out of a lot of teams, but you'll notice that they didn't score much at all in the fourth quarters of most games. Even in the 55-19 curbstomping of Oklahoma for the title game, they didn't throw a single pass in the fourth quarter.
 
2012-12-18 03:58:02 PM  
SF ahead of Denver? Hmm...okay.

TO BE SETTLED IN FEBRUARY.

i280.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-18 03:58:04 PM  
robsul82: a face full of ass

Spaghetti Western porno or Mark Sanchez?
 
2012-12-18 03:58:06 PM  

roc6783: prickly pete v2: roc6783: Neeek: The Muthaship: Fark Griswald: ***snip***

Yes. Who is #2 is actually more surprising.

Najeh Davenport?

I miss the pooper!

[img5.fotos-hochladen.net image 220x157]


That's one of those statements that really relies on context. And well-hidden laundry baskets.
 
2012-12-18 04:00:33 PM  

seumasokelly: Carroll went on Borck & Salk and explained that he was misunderstood in his postgame explanation. He said the he still had his foot on the gas pedal and intentionally left the call to audible if they saw the formation they liked in. He explained that he didn't mean to say he felt bad for it happening, but rather felt bad that everyone else decided to be butthurt over it enough that he had to explain it. Frankly, I don't give a shiat either way.


OK, fark it, the Bills are big boys, their fans had already turned off the game at that point, and Carroll is doing the Bills' fans and FO a favor by giving them a realistic assessment of where their team stands. As I noted previously, the real point is to signal to other teams' punt-rushers to back the hell off. (And maybe get a little practice in; the fourth quarter of a 30-point game should be thought of like a preseason game, a time to get a feel for new things. Maybe they'll need it next week.)
 
2012-12-18 04:01:01 PM  

roc6783: Super Chronic: seumasokelly: Making everyone he plays against for the rest of the season worry about a fake punt that gains 30 yards is 107th on the list.

This is a point that shouldn't be ignored. Opponents have gotten dangerously close to blocking a few of Jon Ryan's punts recently. If it sends a signal to San Fran to back off next week, it will be worth it.

He would be better if he had a soul.


I wish he was better than "just" pro bowl worthy too.
 
2012-12-18 04:01:32 PM  

ShadowLAnCeR: Seahawk fans are kinda blah though, if the Niners score a few times, and early, and keep Seattle from doing the same, they can take the crowd out of the game.


lolwut?
 
2012-12-18 04:02:10 PM  
IMO, there's no such thing as running up the score in pro sports. If you don't want to be blown out, play better defense.
 
2012-12-18 04:02:26 PM  

Di Atribe: Hello, my little angles. You are looking so acute today! Would you look at that navy blue line? Oh me oh my what have we here.....

***snip***


Schwing! Eagles and Chargers are ultra-fail, haha.
 
2012-12-18 04:03:23 PM  

Super Chronic: seumasokelly: Carroll went on Borck & Salk and explained that he was misunderstood in his postgame explanation. He said the he still had his foot on the gas pedal and intentionally left the call to audible if they saw the formation they liked in. He explained that he didn't mean to say he felt bad for it happening, but rather felt bad that everyone else decided to be butthurt over it enough that he had to explain it. Frankly, I don't give a shiat either way.

OK, fark it, the Bills are big boys, their fans had already turned off the game at that point, and Carroll is doing the Bills' fans and FO a favor by giving them a realistic assessment of where their team stands. As I noted previously, the real point is to signal to other teams' punt-rushers to back the hell off. (And maybe get a little practice in; the fourth quarter of a 30-point game should be thought of like a preseason game, a time to get a feel for new things. Maybe they'll need it next week.)


That's how I feel about it too.
 
2012-12-18 04:03:41 PM  

Super Chronic: elguerodiablo: seumasokelly: elguerodiablo: whizbangthedirtfarmer: Here's hoping Seattle will score 50 points against SF this week.

/knowing that SF will score 51 if that happens

I fricking hate Carroll, the fake punt while up 30 is some bushleague douchey bullshine, and the Trashducks defense putting up 55 fantasy points over the past 2 weeks killed my best 2 fantasy teams but for some insane reason I find myself hoping Seattle wins on Sunday night.

This ain't little league. When you're up 30 in the 4th quarter, you've been gifted an extra practice against live dummies - why not see how something plays out? The Buffalo Bills' feelings should be somewhere around the 142nd most important thing on Carroll's list of priorities, if it makes the list at all.

See also Carroll-Harbaugh rivalry. When you throw a hissy fit when someone does something to you and you do something similar to someone else your weapons grade hypocritical.

/what's your deal man?

Sorry I just really hate Pete Carroll.

So in other words you weren't informed of Carroll's postgame explanation?

I guess if you hate a guy that much you can't be reasoned with, or accept any explanations other than what you've programmed yourself to believe. Suit yourself, man.


I did see the "we're sorry, our coaches are just incompetent and forgot to call it off" fauxpology. I just saw thru it. Carroll is a lot of things I hate but he and his staff are great coaches with tremendous attention to detail. As pointed out a few posts up it was probably a message to the 49ers and future playoff opponents. Still a dick move.
 
2012-12-18 04:04:31 PM  

prickly pete v2: roc6783: prickly pete v2: roc6783: Neeek: The Muthaship: Fark Griswald: ***snip***


That's one of those statements that really relies on context. And well-hidden laundry baskets.


Yup.

seumasokelly: roc6783: Super Chronic: seumasokelly: ***snip***

He would be better if he had a soul.

I wish he was better than "just" pro bowl worthy too.


Relax killer, I am making fun of him for being a ginger, not a punter.
 
2012-12-18 04:06:06 PM  

Super Chronic: ShadowLAnCeR: Seahawk fans are kinda blah though, if the Niners score a few times, and early, and keep Seattle from doing the same, they can take the crowd out of the game.

lolwut?


Lots of broken sarcasm meters around here ;)
 
2012-12-18 04:06:21 PM  

seumasokelly: My feeling is that signing/drafting with a team plan and sticking to it might turn them into that dominant force year in and year out.


The Cowboys are feeling the effects of a bad series of drafts a few years ago. However, they *have* improved recently. These players have all been drafted in the last 3 years and are starters:

Morris Claiborne - Round 1
Tyrone Crawford - Round 3
Bruce Carter - Round 2 (on IR)
Demarco Murray - Round 3
Dez Bryant - Round 1
Sean Lee - Round 2 (on IR)
Sean Lissemore - Round 7

The primary area where they are woefully deficient right now is Safety, and that's because the one they drafted 3 years ago went on IR and was never the same player, and the one they drafted this year is also on IR along with the first 2 guys at that position, Barry Church and Charlie Peprah, who was brought in off the street when Church went down. Actually, Peprah isn't on the IR yet, but he might as well be if he's not going to play. The guy they brought in to replace Peprah's spot is now the starting Safety.

The Cowboys have lost 7 starters on defense to IR. Plus their Punter and Center.

It's hard to objectively judge the draft class as being "ill-fitting" when the defense is a collection of backups and guys from the street due to injury.
 
2012-12-18 04:06:32 PM  

LucklessWonder: Who's DPOY?

J.J Watt?
Aldon Smith?
Von Miller?

OPOY has to be AP, assuming that MVP goes to a QB yet again.


If somebody breaks the Sack Record it's gotta be that guy, if 2 people beat it I like JJ Watt over Aldon, Von Miller will never get it because Peyton Manning soaks up to much spotlight.
 
2012-12-18 04:06:36 PM  

elguerodiablo: Carroll is a lot of things I hate


OK, but just curious... why? He seems like one of the more likeable coaches around. Sure, there must be a slave driver behind the nice-guy persona (all successful college and pro football coaches are slave drivers, no exceptions), but still.
 
2012-12-18 04:06:44 PM  

seumasokelly: Treygreen13: seumasokelly: Dallas seems to walk into the draft looking for the biggest name/most talented guy and then shoehorn them into the team.

I don't think you're right on this one. He was the top rated and scouted CB and there wasn't another CB taken for 38 picks. It wasn't a "Splash" move as it was "We need a guy at this position so we're going to go get the one that won the Jim Thorpe award and was a unanimous All-American."

Although Janoris Jenkins was the next guy and he's been pretty solid, if not better.

I didn't mean Claiborne specifically. He was the highest rated guy at a position of need who fit the team well. I guess I just look at how the Cowboys play and don't really see much of a plan at play. Good QB, great receivers in Bryant, Austin and Witten, solid D that can rush the passer...and they don't seem to play as well as they should. They're in position to contend for a playoff spot which is good, but they feel like a team that could play a hell of a lot better and blow teams out rather that win by the skin of their teeth. My feeling is that signing/drafting with a team plan and sticking to it might turn them into that dominant force year in and year out. Plus, it helps that big name FA players want to go to Dallas - we don't have that benefit so much up here.


I know that every team can look at the injury list and put the blame for a few losses on those alone but the Cowboys have had the injury bug for a few seasons now. Both lines this year have had a ton of injuries with Rattiff playing 2 games (I think) total and Lee being lost for the season. Losing Rattiff and Lee both made the defense into what it is right now. Throw in losing Murray for 6 games (the only RB on that roster that should be on an NFL roster besides the FB) and you got 6 losses out of 14 games. 2 of those losses were complete blowouts but the other 4 were all tight games even if in 2 of them (NYG and WAS) the team dug a huge hole in the first half.
 
2012-12-18 04:07:01 PM  

Treygreen13: seumasokelly: Dallas seems to walk into the draft looking for the biggest name/most talented guy and then shoehorn them into the team.

I don't think you're right on this one. He was the top rated and scouted CB and there wasn't another CB taken for 38 picks. It wasn't a "Splash" move as it was "We need a guy at this position so we're going to go get the one that won the Jim Thorpe award and was a unanimous All-American."

Although Janoris Jenkins was the next guy and he's been pretty solid, if not better.


In a way you almost make an argument for seumasokelly, because as you said, Jerrah wouldn't be satisfied with ANYTHING other than the TOP guy, even if it is almost impossible to know who will shake out to be that TOP guy in the NFL. If he would have waited for Jenkins, they wouldn't have used a higher pick, and like you say "he's been pretty solid, if not better"

I get that the original point he made was that Jerrah goes for the SPLASH over the positional needs, and in this case he at least stuck to the right position...but he just had to have the TOP guy no matter the cost. He just likes shiny toys in his collection.

/As a Redskins fan, I am of course 100% fine with this.
//Have been very happy with Shanny's high emphasis on work-ethic and attitude in his draft picks.
///Might take a little bit of time to mold them, but they can be coached
//As opposed to someone who has all the physical talent in the world, but the integrity of a Dung Beetle
/I'm looking at you Fat Albert (and I know the Skin's didn't draft him...but fark that guy)
 
2012-12-18 04:07:30 PM  

roc6783: seumasokelly: roc6783: Super Chronic: seumasokelly: ***snip***

He would be better if he had a soul.

I wish he was better than "just" pro bowl worthy too.

Relax killer, I am making fun of him for being a ginger, not a punter.


Oh, I know. I wasn;t being antagonistic. I just hate that Ryan isn't even considered.
 
2012-12-18 04:07:48 PM  

The_Sponge: ShadowLAnCeR: Seahawk fans are kinda blah though

Yep, the loudest blahs out there.

 
2012-12-18 04:07:58 PM  
Best record in the NFL? Fifth place, for you!
 
2012-12-18 04:08:38 PM  
I think it is worth reiterating that the Seahawks have yet to lose a game by more than a touchdown and PAT (which would still hold true even if you take away that last TD week 3). Without researching, I believe that New England is the only other team to share that distinction. Somewhere in there is a sense of lost opportunities and a division champ doesn't look too likely, but now with back to back 50-burgers (including one on the road), this is a team that absolutely nobody is going to be thrilled to host in the playoffs.

Perhaps Seattle is due for a let-down, and even as a fan and being unbeaten at home, I am very nervous about this game. I could see a blow-out by either team, I high scoring close game, a low scoring close game, hell, I dunno, a freaking tie even.

But as much as I hope to see them dominate SF, getting their ass whooped for their only home loss this season won't be too devastating as long as they rebound and win convincingly against St. Louis.

I'm not all "Super Bowl all the way!!!!@!!" but it looks like we have a team that can make some serious playoff noise. And with that, who knows?
 
2012-12-18 04:08:50 PM  

ShadowLAnCeR: Super Chronic: ShadowLAnCeR: Seahawk fans are kinda blah though, if the Niners score a few times, and early, and keep Seattle from doing the same, they can take the crowd out of the game.

lolwut?

Lots of broken sarcasm meters around here ;)


Ah. OK. I was set to come back with something like "well sure, if you beat the crap out of a home team, the crowd will get quieter in every stadium, but probably less so in Seattle than elsewhere, but in any case you can hardly count on that happening." Instead I'll just say "well done, sir."
 
2012-12-18 04:13:07 PM  

robsul82: And RIGHT AFTER I write this week's entry, I see a tweet from Schefter that Sanchez has lost his job to McElroy?

GODDAMN IT, Schefter, tweet faster!


Hey, at least Sanchez went out with a bang.

/THAR JAKE, THAR~!
 
2012-12-18 04:13:13 PM  

Wasilla Hillbilly: I think it is worth reiterating that the Seahawks have yet to lose a game by more than a touchdown and PAT (which would still hold true even if you take away that last TD week 3). Without researching, I believe that New England is the only other team to share that distinction. Somewhere in there is a sense of lost opportunities and a division champ doesn't look too likely, but now with back to back 50-burgers (including one on the road), this is a team that absolutely nobody is going to be thrilled to host in the playoffs.

Perhaps Seattle is due for a let-down, and even as a fan and being unbeaten at home, I am very nervous about this game. I could see a blow-out by either team, I high scoring close game, a low scoring close game, hell, I dunno, a freaking tie even.

But as much as I hope to see them dominate SF, getting their ass whooped for their only home loss this season won't be too devastating as long as they rebound and win convincingly against St. Louis.

I'm not all "Super Bowl all the way!!!!@!!" but it looks like we have a team that can make some serious playoff noise. And with that, who knows?


Even if they don't make noise in the playoffs, this season has been a win. They were two defensive stands and a dropped pass away from at least 12 wins and a likely division title...from a team expected to be in the 7-9 to 8-8 range again. One more win in the regular season and the rest is gravy in my book.
 
2012-12-18 04:13:31 PM  

AnEvilGuest: robsul82: Don't speak with your mouth full, Mark, it's rude.

Good job Rob, as usual


That was my favourite part also.
 
2012-12-18 04:13:34 PM  

Wasilla Hillbilly: Perhaps Seattle is due for a let-down, and even as a fan and being unbeaten at home, I am very nervous about this game. I could see a blow-out by either team, I high scoring close game, a low scoring close game, hell, I dunno, a freaking tie even.


Tie would be okay, a loss would SUCK because then everything just depends on who else wins and who remains tied with us for the remainder of the year.

Sucks to have gone from a position where we could possibly win the division and the two seed to a position where being out of the playoffs is probably more likely...after scoring 50 points in a win.
 
2012-12-18 04:14:57 PM  

Super Chronic: elguerodiablo: Carroll is a lot of things I hate

OK, but just curious... why? He seems like one of the more likeable coaches around. Sure, there must be a slave driver behind the nice-guy persona (all successful college and pro football coaches are slave drivers, no exceptions), but still.


Everything that was stated earlier. Lying, cheating, running from the consequences of said lying and cheating. Yesterday's fauxpology and today's fark'em if you can't take it turnaround is a great example. Not traits of a quality human being.
 
2012-12-18 04:15:25 PM  

Baelz: Patriots needed that loss. I was a little worried they would ride an 8 win streak into the playoffs, and lose their edge again. They can now pin this loss on their lockers, and have it be an angry reminder from now til the Super Bowl. Rematch between these two teams will be fricken amazing to watch.


The Patriots are NOT leaving Mile High with a victory in the playoffs. The Broncos have improved a lot from early season, Doom and Gloom will pound Brady, and Manning will lead us to victory. If you find a way to the Super Bowl without playing in Denver, well...you won't.
 
2012-12-18 04:15:53 PM  

robsul82: Friends,


Mark winning a another Jake? Has that happened before? Twice in one season?
 
2012-12-18 04:15:54 PM  

seumasokelly: roc6783: seumasokelly: roc6783: Super Chronic: seumasokelly: ***snip***

He would be better if he had a soul.

I wish he was better than "just" pro bowl worthy too.

Relax killer, I am making fun of him for being a ginger, not a punter.

Oh, I know. I wasn;t being antagonistic. I just hate that Ryan isn't even considered.


Kind of hard to beat out Andy Lee for the Pro Bowl, don't you think? Also that one guy on the Saints whose name escapes me. Ryan is real good, though.
 
2012-12-18 04:16:17 PM  
The Packers are above the Seahawks yet the Seahawks beat the Packers earlier in the season. There's no explaining that.
 
2012-12-18 04:16:37 PM  

IAmRight: Wasilla Hillbilly: Perhaps Seattle is due for a let-down, and even as a fan and being unbeaten at home, I am very nervous about this game. I could see a blow-out by either team, I high scoring close game, a low scoring close game, hell, I dunno, a freaking tie even.

Tie would be okay, a loss would SUCK because then everything just depends on who else wins and who remains tied with us for the remainder of the year.

Sucks to have gone from a position where we could possibly win the division and the two seed to a position where being out of the playoffs is probably more likely...after scoring 50 points in a win.


The Seahawks only have to win one of the last 2 to guarantee a spot.
 
2012-12-18 04:16:42 PM  

seumasokelly: LucklessWonder: Who's DPOY?

J.J Watt?
Aldon Smith?
Von Miller?

OPOY has to be AP, assuming that MVP goes to a QB yet again.

I'd say it's between Watt and Miller. Smith is wonderful at what he does, but Watt and Miller are more versatile. My award rundown as it stands now:

MVP: Brady
OPOY: Peterson
DPOY: Watt
OROY: RG3
DROY: Bobby Wagner
Comeback: Peyton Manning


OROY should be Luck or Wilson. RG3 has watched his backup QB win the last two games.

I'd vote for Peterson for MVP too. Everything else is good.
 
2012-12-18 04:16:49 PM  

IAmRight: Wasilla Hillbilly: Perhaps Seattle is due for a let-down, and even as a fan and being unbeaten at home, I am very nervous about this game. I could see a blow-out by either team, I high scoring close game, a low scoring close game, hell, I dunno, a freaking tie even.

Tie would be okay, a loss would SUCK because then everything just depends on who else wins and who remains tied with us for the remainder of the year.

Sucks to have gone from a position where we could possibly win the division and the two seed to a position where being out of the playoffs is probably more likely...after scoring 50 points in a win.


Nonetheless, cheering for Seattle to be a WC. Going up to Seattle for a playoff home game will be a b*tch for any team.

/Save for the Packers
//They would want payback
 
2012-12-18 04:17:17 PM  

Di Atribe: Hello, my little angles. You are looking so acute today! Would you look at that navy blue line? Oh me oh my what have we here.....


Soon, they will fall...
 
2012-12-18 04:18:12 PM  

litespeed74: The_Sponge: ShadowLAnCeR: Seahawk fans are kinda blah though

Yep, the loudest blahs out there.



Whoa...hold on....I wasn't the one who said that.
 
2012-12-18 04:18:13 PM  

Rwa2play: /Save for the Packers
//They would want payback


So would the Seahawks.
 
2012-12-18 04:18:49 PM  

seumasokelly: IAmRight: Wasilla Hillbilly: Perhaps Seattle is due for a let-down, and even as a fan and being unbeaten at home, I am very nervous about this game. I could see a blow-out by either team, I high scoring close game, a low scoring close game, hell, I dunno, a freaking tie even.

Tie would be okay, a loss would SUCK because then everything just depends on who else wins and who remains tied with us for the remainder of the year.

Sucks to have gone from a position where we could possibly win the division and the two seed to a position where being out of the playoffs is probably more likely...after scoring 50 points in a win.

The Seahawks only have to win one of the last 2 to guarantee a spot.


Was just going to say this. Seattle has a massive tiebreaker advantage in the wild card.
 
2012-12-18 04:18:51 PM  

my_cats_breath_smells_like_cat_food: In a way you almost make an argument for seumasokelly, because as you said, Jerrah wouldn't be satisfied with ANYTHING other than the TOP guy, even if it is almost impossible to know who will shake out to be that TOP guy in the NFL. If he would have waited for Jenkins, they wouldn't have used a higher pick, and like you say "he's been pretty solid, if not better"

I get that the original point he made was that Jerrah goes for the SPLASH over the positional needs, and in this case he at least stuck to the right position...but he just had to have the TOP guy no matter the cost. He just likes shiny toys in his collection.


It's easy to say that in hindsight, though. They needed someone at that position and there was a blue-chip guy available for a 1st and 2nd. They're not on the hook for anything next year and Claiborne has been good. They filled a need and got a good player. I have no problem with it.

I'd even go so far as to argue that their recent drafts have only had one "big splash" guy that wasn't a position of desperate need. Dez Bryant. And although he's been some trouble I think he's been worth a 1st rounder that just fell to them that they felt would fit in with the team. Especially considering that it was becoming clear that Roy Uno Uno Williams was a bust.
 
2012-12-18 04:19:08 PM  

elguerodiablo: Super Chronic: elguerodiablo: Carroll is a lot of things I hate

OK, but just curious... why? He seems like one of the more likeable coaches around. Sure, there must be a slave driver behind the nice-guy persona (all successful college and pro football coaches are slave drivers, no exceptions), but still.

Everything that was stated earlier. Lying, cheating, running from the consequences of said lying and cheating. Yesterday's fauxpology and today's fark'em if you can't take it turnaround is a great example. Not traits of a quality human being.


He didn't run from the consequences of anything. He would have had to go a couple of years without a bowl game, that's it. This year's USC team might have been right back in the national title hunt if Carroll or some other non-Kiffin coach had been there. He'd have been fine. He left for the same reasons every coach leaves for a new opportunity.
 
2012-12-18 04:19:29 PM  

Treygreen13: seumasokelly: ***snip***


If you got Safety problems I feel bad for you son, I got 99 problems, but a Peprah ain't one.

//Charlie Peprah is really bad. Really bad.

seumasokelly: roc6783: seumasokelly: roc6783: Super Chronic: seumasokelly: ***snip***

Oh, I know. I wasn;t being antagonistic. I just hate that Ryan isn't even considered.


Having a great punter is like being really good at masturbation. You can be proud, but no will want to talk about it.
 
2012-12-18 04:19:41 PM  

seumasokelly: Rwa2play: /Save for the Packers
//They would want payback

So would the Seahawks.


Payback for a gift win, or payback for "We'll take the ball and we're gonna score"?
 
2012-12-18 04:20:23 PM  

Cletus C.: The Packers are above the Seahawks yet the Seahawks beat the Packers earlier in the season. There's no explaining that.


Cletus, I know you pull this gimmick out for the politics tab, but there's no farking way you're this ignorant.
 
2012-12-18 04:20:49 PM  

Cletus C.: The Packers are above the Seahawks yet the Seahawks beat the Packers earlier in the season. There's no explaining that.



Trollin, trollin trollin, keep those trollies trollin, trollin trollin trollin trollin, trollhide!
 
2012-12-18 04:21:25 PM  

roc6783: Treygreen13: seumasokelly: ***snip***

If you got Safety problems I feel bad for you son, I got 99 problems, but a Peprah ain't one.

//Charlie Peprah is really bad. Really bad.

seumasokelly: roc6783: seumasokelly: roc6783: Super Chronic: seumasokelly: ***snip***

Oh, I know. I wasn;t being antagonistic. I just hate that Ryan isn't even considered.

Having a great punter is like being really good at masturbation. You can be proud, but no will want to talk about it.


Luckily for the Cowboys, Frampton has come alive.

Sometimes I wonder if Frampton being a special-teamer means that he's better at taking smart tackling angles and wrapping people up in the open-field. More so than Sensabaugh or Barry Church. Barry's more of a ball-hawk and Sensabaugh is a... well he's Gerald Sensabaugh.
 
2012-12-18 04:22:43 PM  

PowerSlacker: seumasokelly: Rwa2play: /Save for the Packers
//They would want payback

So would the Seahawks.

Payback for a gift win, or payback for "We'll take the ball and we're gonna score"?


Now, now I know you're geeked for the Seahawks but...I wouldn't wanna be them if Rodgers is playing his A-game. Just take a look a what he did to the Texans in Houston.
 
2012-12-18 04:22:52 PM  

Rwa2play: Cletus C.: The Packers are above the Seahawks yet the Seahawks beat the Packers earlier in the season. There's no explaining that.

Cletus, I know you pull this gimmick out for the politics tab, but there's no farking way you're this ignorant.


I hate that we have to revisit this in every goddamn football thread. That game was a shiatstorm of bad calls and there was exactly one legitimate TD, which was scored in the first half by the Seahawks. The team that played the better game won.

But the reason the Packers are ranked higher is they have a better record.
 
2012-12-18 04:23:09 PM  

Cletus C.: The Packers are above the Seahawks yet the Seahawks beat the Packers earlier in the season. There's no explaining that.


ESPN is staffed by morons and the rankings are completely subjective. Apparently, you can explain that.
 
2012-12-18 04:23:22 PM  

Friction8r: Baelz: Patriots needed that loss. I was a little worried they would ride an 8 win streak into the playoffs, and lose their edge again. They can now pin this loss on their lockers, and have it be an angry reminder from now til the Super Bowl. Rematch between these two teams will be fricken amazing to watch.

The Patriots are NOT leaving Mile High with a victory in the playoffs. The Broncos have improved a lot from early season, Doom and Gloom will pound Brady, and Manning will lead us to victory. If you find a way to the Super Bowl without playing in Denver, well...you won't.


Really?

Really?

The only tough game the Broncos have won was against the Ravens this week, and the Ravens are in freefall. They have beaten TWO teams that are currently better than .500 and their three loses have come against three teams that are expected to make a run at the Super Bowl. Now you could say they are playing better since then, but really, anyone looks good playing the Chiefs.
 
2012-12-18 04:24:47 PM  

Cletus C.: The Packers are above the Seahawks yet the Seahawks beat the Packers earlier in the season. There's no explaining that.

  

www.troll.me 

/was looking for the Aliens one, but found this instead.
 
2012-12-18 04:25:02 PM  

PowerSlacker: seumasokelly: Rwa2play: /Save for the Packers
//They would want payback

So would the Seahawks.

Payback for a gift win, or payback for "We'll take the ball and we're gonna score"?


The whole 2nd half of that game was a joke. The Packers were gifted their only TD of the game. Every time Golden Tate hits the endzone all anyone says is "and it wasn't a simultaneous catch! HAHALALALALOLOLOLOL". Not to mention the few Packer players who somehow blamed the Seahawks for that debacle. I honestly don't understand how the Packers have an issue with the Seahawks - they didn't do anything wrong. The Seahawks would want to show that they did beat GB that night and can do it again.
 
2012-12-18 04:26:08 PM  

The_Sponge: litespeed74: The_Sponge: ShadowLAnCeR: Seahawk fans are kinda blah though

Yep, the loudest blahs out there.


Whoa...hold on....I wasn't the one who said that.


Nice, do I get a paralleled troll points for that?
 
2012-12-18 04:26:23 PM  

Nabb1: I had a good time watching the Saints demolish the Bucaneers on Sunday, but the crowd seemed far less energetic. It's been a really bizarre year, and the idiocy appears likely to continue now that Payton and the team want to make a drama out of his contract situation.


If we manage 8-8, I'll be satisfied. Typically those kind of numbers would piss me off, but after a summer and season this rife with BS I'll live with it.
 
2012-12-18 04:26:25 PM  

Lunchlady: Friction8r: Baelz: Patriots needed that loss. I was a little worried they would ride an 8 win streak into the playoffs, and lose their edge again. They can now pin this loss on their lockers, and have it be an angry reminder from now til the Super Bowl. Rematch between these two teams will be fricken amazing to watch.

The Patriots are NOT leaving Mile High with a victory in the playoffs. The Broncos have improved a lot from early season, Doom and Gloom will pound Brady, and Manning will lead us to victory. If you find a way to the Super Bowl without playing in Denver, well...you won't.

Really?

Really?

The only tough game the Broncos have won was against the Ravens this week, and the Ravens are in freefall. They have beaten TWO teams that are currently better than .500 and their three loses have come against three teams that are expected to make a run at the Super Bowl. Now you could say they are playing better since then, but really, anyone looks good playing the Chiefs.


Except the Saints
 
2012-12-18 04:27:12 PM  
The Seahawks will absolutely roll GB if they meet in the playoffs. I'll show up for my mocking in the thread if they play and GB wins.
 
2012-12-18 04:29:12 PM  

Incog_Neeto: Lunchlady: Friction8r: Baelz: Patriots needed that loss. I was a little worried they would ride an 8 win streak into the playoffs, and lose their edge again. They can now pin this loss on their lockers, and have it be an angry reminder from now til the Super Bowl. Rematch between these two teams will be fricken amazing to watch.

The Patriots are NOT leaving Mile High with a victory in the playoffs. The Broncos have improved a lot from early season, Doom and Gloom will pound Brady, and Manning will lead us to victory. If you find a way to the Super Bowl without playing in Denver, well...you won't.

Really?

Really?

The only tough game the Broncos have won was against the Ravens this week, and the Ravens are in freefall. They have beaten TWO teams that are currently better than .500 and their three loses have come against three teams that are expected to make a run at the Super Bowl. Now you could say they are playing better since then, but really, anyone looks good playing the Chiefs.

Except the Saints


Mile High has ALWAYS been a tough game for any road team. Couple that with Peyton back at his (near) best and that D, not sure anyone would want to make the trek for that game.
 
2012-12-18 04:29:24 PM  

PowerSlacker: seumasokelly: Rwa2play: /Save for the Packers
//They would want payback

So would the Seahawks.

Payback for a gift win, or payback for "We'll take the ball and we're gonna score"?


So good. If Russell revived that, I would have even greater respect for him. Assuming, of course, that the game ended the same way.

Treygreen13: roc6783: Treygreen13: seumasokelly: ***snip***

Luckily for the Cowboys, Frampton has come alive.

Sometimes I wonder if Frampton being a special-teamer means that he's better at taking smart tackling angles and wrapping people up in the open-field. More so than Sensabaugh or Barry Church. Barry's more of a ball-hawk and Sensabaugh is a... well he's Gerald Sensabaugh.


Alright, I loled.

The Packers are still not the same since losing Nick Collins. He was really, really good, but in comparison to Peprah, he was HoF caliber.
 
2012-12-18 04:30:08 PM  

The Muthaship: The Seahawks will absolutely roll GB if they meet in the playoffs. I'll show up for my mocking in the thread if they play and GB wins.


Green Bay is actually underrated right now. Going in there and getting a win in January will be difficult.
 
2012-12-18 04:30:21 PM  

The Muthaship: The Seahawks will absolutely roll GB if they meet in the playoffs. I'll show up for my mocking in the thread if they play and GB wins.


Better hope that game's in Seattle, 'cause if that's in GB...sorry but the "Hawks will be plucked, stuffed and shown on display next to the Lombardi trophies.
 
2012-12-18 04:31:02 PM  

ShadowLAnCeR: The_Sponge: litespeed74: The_Sponge: ShadowLAnCeR: Seahawk fans are kinda blah though

Yep, the loudest blahs out there.


Whoa...hold on....I wasn't the one who said that.

Nice, do I get a paralleled troll points for that?


You're like that dude in the volleyball video that was linked last week, where he spiked it and it hit three different guys in the face.
 
2012-12-18 04:31:32 PM  

roc6783: Payback for a gift win, or payback for "We'll take the ball and we're gonna score"?

So good. If Russell revived that, I would have even greater respect for him. Assuming, of course, that the game ended the same way.


Dammit, I misquoted Hasselbeck.
 
2012-12-18 04:32:33 PM  

Super Chronic: He didn't run from the consequences of anything. He would have had to go a couple of years without a bowl game, that's it. This year's USC team might have been right back in the national title hunt if Carroll or some other non-Kiffin coach had been there. He'd have been fine. He left for the same reasons every coach leaves for a new opportunity.


Rationality has nothing to do with anything dude's saying. Oh, that Pete Carroll, having agents pay Reggie Bush and convincing him to leave school early! Carroll wants the best college football player in the country to leave the squad early! Then he left because he got caught doing...well, nothing. Because after all, USC was the only university to have had a student get paid on the side.

Oh, he ran up the score (except there aren't any real instances of this happening)! It's talking points from the former SEC hating points back when USC was going to title games instead of their cheating squads.
 
2012-12-18 04:33:41 PM  

Super Chronic: ShadowLAnCeR: The_Sponge: litespeed74: The_Sponge: ShadowLAnCeR: Seahawk fans are kinda blah though

Yep, the loudest blahs out there.


Whoa...hold on....I wasn't the one who said that.

Nice, do I get a paralleled troll points for that?

You're like that dude in the volleyball video that was linked last week, where he spiked it and it hit three different guys in the face.


Winning a playoff game in Green Bay is a giant hurdle.
 
2012-12-18 04:33:54 PM  

The Muthaship: The Seahawks will absolutely roll GB if they meet in the playoffs. I'll show up for my mocking in the thread if they play and GB wins.


I hope to be there mocking you, but I just don't see it. Nor if the Packers face the 49ers or the Bears for a 3rd time. If the Giants don't make it, I think the Pack matches up well against the other NFC East teams.
 
2012-12-18 04:34:25 PM  

Rwa2play: The Muthaship: The Seahawks will absolutely roll GB if they meet in the playoffs. I'll show up for my mocking in the thread if they play and GB wins.

Better hope that game's in Seattle, 'cause if that's in GB...sorry but the "Hawks will be plucked, stuffed and shown on display next to the Lombardi trophies.


See, people keep saying this as though Lambeau is a magical place. Sorry, that magic disappeared years and years ago.

Bad weather benefits rushing teams. Which of the two is a rushing team? Which of the two is a physical team? How did playing in Green Bay work out for the Packers last year?
 
2012-12-18 04:36:13 PM  

The Muthaship: The Seahawks will absolutely roll GB if they meet in the playoffs. I'll show up for my mocking in the thread if they play and GB wins.


GB is starting to look a little sharper. They get a cupcake to eat next week, then work on their run defense or rest the next week.
 
2012-12-18 04:36:37 PM  

roc6783: The Packers are still not the same since losing Nick Collins. He was really, really good, but in comparison to Peprah, he was HoF caliber.


That's sort of my point. This season, the Cowboys have lamented the loss of Charlie Peprah, Phil Costa, and Barry Church. Peprah wasn't even here before, Phil Costa is most famous for rocketing snaps over Tony Romo's head, and Barry Church got the starting job because of how good he was looking during OTAs.
 
2012-12-18 04:38:34 PM  

IAmRight: Oh, he ran up the score (except there aren't any real instances of this happening)! It's talking points from the former SEC hating points back when USC was going to title games instead of their cheating squads.


I couldn't find any examples of Pete running it up. Then again, I think Harbaugh going for the fiftyburger in 2009 against Carroll was fine too.


/ it's Division I football, not intermurals
 
2012-12-18 04:39:41 PM  

Cletus C.: The Packers are above the Seahawks yet the Seahawks beat the Packers earlier in the season. There's no explaining that.


i0.kym-cdn.com
 
2012-12-18 04:41:19 PM  
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Seriously, how many Jets greenlights do we need?
 
2012-12-18 04:42:11 PM  

VvonderJesus: ....the Vikings are the sixth seed right now? WOOOOOOOOOOOOO

/playoffs?
//don't talk about playoffs


I'm a biased and delusional Bears fan, but I still think the Bears will make it because Vikings have HOU & GB while we just have ARI and DET. Not that I'm confident we'll win both of those; I just think it's unlikely that MIN wins those games.

/would not be surprised if AP carries MIN to the post-season.
/would call shenanigans if GB loses to MIN, and would believe it's an anti-Bear conspiracy by my neighbors-to-the-North
/would be shocked if either MIN or CHI did anything worthwhile in the play-offs.
 
2012-12-18 04:42:24 PM  

IAmRight: See, people keep saying this as though Lambeau is a magical place. Sorry, that magic disappeared years and years ago.

Bad weather benefits rushing teams. Which of the two is a rushing team? Which of the two is a physical team? How did playing in Green Bay work out for the Packers last year?


To me, it's more about Seattle on the road in the playoffs than it is about GB at home. Seattle's only road playoff win in franchise history was Dave Krieg over Dan Marino.
 
2012-12-18 04:43:07 PM  

Lunchlady: The only tough game the Broncos have won was against the Ravens this week, and the Ravens are in freefall. They have beaten TWO teams that are currently better than .500 and their three loses have come against three teams that are expected to make a run at the Super Bowl. Now you could say they are playing better since then, but really, anyone looks good playing the Chiefs.


It isn't like they got shiatstomped by the teams that beat them either though. They lost to the Pats by 10 with Fumbles McGahee and Derp Thomas throwing the ball all over the field willy nilly. Both those situations have been remedied by this point in the season. Then they lost to the Falcons by 6 with Peyton playing his worst game of the year, but it was also Week 2. And another 6 point loss to Houston in Week 3. They've absolutely played weaker teams since then, but they've also been playing much better football.
 
2012-12-18 04:45:10 PM  

PowerSlacker: To me, it's more about Seattle on the road in the playoffs than it is about GB at home. Seattle's only road playoff win in franchise history was Dave Krieg over Dan Marino.


Sure, but this team doesn't really resemble Seahawks teams from the past.
 
2012-12-18 04:47:39 PM  

eddievercetti: Di Atribe: Hello, my little angles. You are looking so acute today! Would you look at that navy blue line? Oh me oh my what have we here.....

Soon, they will fall...


If anyone knows what failing looks like, it's Eagles fans.


Treygreen13: Luckily for the Cowboys, Frampton has come alive.



#1 comment in my heart
 
2012-12-18 04:48:11 PM  

Nabb1: I had a good time watching the Saints demolish the Bucaneers on Sunday, but the crowd seemed far less energetic. It's been a really bizarre year, and the idiocy appears likely to continue now that Payton and the team want to make a drama out of his contract situation.


For what it's worth, most of the fans arrived late and a lot left before the 4th quarter because it was a blowout.
 
2012-12-18 04:48:15 PM  

IAmRight: PowerSlacker: To me, it's more about Seattle on the road in the playoffs than it is about GB at home. Seattle's only road playoff win in franchise history was Dave Krieg over Dan Marino.

Sure, but this team doesn't really resemble Seahawks teams from the past.


Fair point. These Seahawks are built to win on the road in the playoffs much more than any other team they've had for a while.

I'd rather go through the NFC East champs and Atlanta than GB.
 
2012-12-18 04:48:46 PM  
Hail to the Redskins!

On Sunday, Geaux Saints!
 
2012-12-18 04:52:37 PM  

VTGremlin: Lunchlady: The only tough game the Broncos have won was against the Ravens this week, and the Ravens are in freefall. They have beaten TWO teams that are currently better than .500 and their three loses have come against three teams that are expected to make a run at the Super Bowl. Now you could say they are playing better since then, but really, anyone looks good playing the Chiefs.

It isn't like they got shiatstomped by the teams that beat them either though. They lost to the Pats by 10 with Fumbles McGahee and Derp Thomas throwing the ball all over the field willy nilly. Both those situations have been remedied by this point in the season. Then they lost to the Falcons by 6 with Peyton playing his worst game of the year, but it was also Week 2. And another 6 point loss to Houston in Week 3. They've absolutely played weaker teams since then, but they've also been playing much better football.


Well said. Plus our receivers seem to have gained control of their feet and have stopped tripping over themselves anytime they've broken free for a big gain.
 
2012-12-18 04:56:28 PM  
I'm just happy to see the Gnats falling hard. Cowboys will pull this off.
 
2012-12-18 04:57:53 PM  

muck4doo: I'm just happy to see the Gnats falling hard. Cowboys will pull this off.


I'm hoping the Gnats continue their current trajectory, and the Cowboys join them.

/HTTR, baby!
 
2012-12-18 05:04:54 PM  

Super Chronic: Also that one guy on the Saints whose name escapes me.


Thomas Morstead. Also does kickoffs.

roc6783: Having a great punter is like being really good at masturbation. You can be proud, but no will want to talk about it.


Boo. That's the sort of attitude that's keeping Ray Guy down.


Incog_Neeto: anyone looks good playing the Chiefs.

Except the Saints


This is where I would normally add "and the Panthers", but then I just get a sad thinking about how that one game could have really changed the season. :\
 
2012-12-18 05:08:49 PM  

skrame: /would call shenanigans if GB loses to MIN, and would believe it's an anti-Bear conspiracy by my neighbors-to-the-North


You would be shocked if the Purple Jesus ran all over the Packers? You can't possibly believe that. Hope that, maybe, believe that, unpossible.
 
2012-12-18 05:10:19 PM  

Misplaced yat: roc6783: Having a great punter is like being really good at masturbation. You can be proud, but no will want to talk about it.

Boo. That's the sort of attitude that's keeping Ray Guy down.


Also the sort of attitude that keeps teams from getting the kind of performance out of their punter like the Giants got in that Super Bowl. He pinned the Pats inside their 8 yard line three times. Nobody gave a shiat except people who know how important Special Teams is, though. All anyone cares about is if QBs can throw the pretty deep ball at a time in the game the announcer tells them is "significant".
 
2012-12-18 05:10:25 PM  

Incog_Neeto: Lunchlady: Friction8r: Baelz: Patriots needed that loss. I was a little worried they would ride an 8 win streak into the playoffs, and lose their edge again. They can now pin this loss on their lockers, and have it be an angry reminder from now til the Super Bowl. Rematch between these two teams will be fricken amazing to watch.

The Patriots are NOT leaving Mile High with a victory in the playoffs. The Broncos have improved a lot from early season, Doom and Gloom will pound Brady, and Manning will lead us to victory. If you find a way to the Super Bowl without playing in Denver, well...you won't.

Really?

Really?

The only tough game the Broncos have won was against the Ravens this week, and the Ravens are in freefall. They have beaten TWO teams that are currently better than .500 and their three loses have come against three teams that are expected to make a run at the Super Bowl. Now you could say they are playing better since then, but really, anyone looks good playing the Chiefs.

Except the Saints


Saints have a losing record
 
2012-12-18 05:12:30 PM  

prickly pete v2: Trivia Jockey: ariseatex: If all the higher-ranked teams win, the playoffs will look like this:

Bears playing the Packers in round 1? I may be a major masochist as a Cubs fan, but this would be sports waterboarding.

I would giggle like a schoolgirl if this came to pass.


I know it's unlikely, but nothing would be better for me as a Bears fan than knocking GB out of the play-offs.

/except doing it on the way to winning the Super Bowl
/I KNOW IT'S NOT LIKELY. LET ME DREAM!
 
2012-12-18 05:15:49 PM  

Trivia Jockey: The Bears are sinking like a submarine with screen doors.


must be all the Poles in Chicago


/bears fan
 
2012-12-18 05:18:20 PM  

dletter: 3. Bears.... 10 people picked to make the playoffs


We're not dead yet!
 
2012-12-18 05:23:18 PM  

The Muthaship: The Seahawks will absolutely roll GB if they meet in the playoffs. I'll show up for my mocking in the thread if they play and GB wins.


If they meet GB in the playoffs I'd be pretty shocked. GB will be either the #2 or #3 seed, Seattle will likely be the #5 seed. They'd only play in the NFC Championship, and I'd be somewhat surprised if either team make it that far, let alone both.
 
2012-12-18 05:24:45 PM  

Neeek: The Muthaship: The Seahawks will absolutely roll GB if they meet in the playoffs. I'll show up for my mocking in the thread if they play and GB wins.

If they meet GB in the playoffs I'd be pretty shocked. GB will be either the #2 or #3 seed, Seattle will likely be the #5 seed. They'd only play in the NFC Championship, and I'd be somewhat surprised if either team make it that far, let alone both.


That may save me some ridicule.
 
2012-12-18 05:27:08 PM  

Treygreen13: All anyone cares about is if QBs can throw the pretty deep ball at a time in the game the announcer tells them is "significant".


That is not to be underestimated. In this play, the quarterback signals to receiver Golden Tate to go deep, then delivers the perfect game-winning pass.

Seattle has a very good punter who drops it inside the 10 on a regular basis but that quarterback going deep thing can be significant indeed.

cdn0.sbnation.com
 
2012-12-18 05:28:06 PM  

Neeek: The Muthaship: The Seahawks will absolutely roll GB if they meet in the playoffs. I'll show up for my mocking in the thread if they play and GB wins.

If they meet GB in the playoffs I'd be pretty shocked. GB will be either the #2 or #3 seed, Seattle will likely be the #5 seed. They'd only play in the NFC Championship, and I'd be somewhat surprised if either team make it that far, let alone both.


They could play in round two if GB is the #2 seed and the #6 seed beats the #3 seed in round one.
 
2012-12-18 05:28:48 PM  

Cletus C.: That is not to be underestimated. In this play, the quarterback signals to receiver Golden Tate to go deep, then delivers the perfect game-winning interception.

 
2012-12-18 05:29:56 PM  

PowerSlacker: Cletus C.: That is not to be underestimated. In this play, the quarterback signals to receiver Golden Tate to go deep, then delivers the perfect game-winning interception.


I just looked that up, and I think you may be mistaken....
 
2012-12-18 05:30:19 PM  

Cletus C.: That is not to be underestimated. In this play, the quarterback signals to receiver Golden Tate to go deep, then delivers the perfect game-winning pass.


You almost got me there. Clever.
 
2012-12-18 05:32:25 PM  

The Muthaship: PowerSlacker: Cletus C.: That is not to be underestimated. In this play, the quarterback signals to receiver Golden Tate to go deep, then delivers the perfect game-winning interception.

I just looked that up, and I think you may be mistaken....


I'll take the win, but we all know that was an interception.
 
2012-12-18 05:38:21 PM  

thecpt: btw, the rams didn't play according to the rankings.

/their fans already knew this.


But we're almost halfway up the chart. Still lofty territory for a team that's only had three seasons at .500 or more in the last decade. Let's just get past Tampa and hope we don't look too horrible in Seattle the following week.
 
2012-12-18 05:50:47 PM  
And now, the capper of week 15, my Totally Inaccurate Computer Rankings for Week 16:

1. Houston (2835 points) Last Week 2 (+368 points)
2. Atlanta (2829.5) LW 3 (+439.5)
3. New England (2808) LW 1 (+124)
4. San Francisco (2592) LW 4 (+322.5)
5. Denver (2569) LW 5 (+383)
6. Seattle (2502) LW 9 (+469.5)
7. Green Bay (2412.5) LW 7 (+345)
8. NY Giants (2183.5) LW 6 (+87)
9. Baltimore (2126.5) LW 8 (+64)
10. Washington (2076.5) LW 12 (+300.5)
11. Chicago (1960) LW 10 (+90.5)
12. Indianapolis (1941.5) LW 11 (+101.5)
13. Dallas (1873.5) LW 14 (+291)
14. Minnesota (1853) LW 16 (+317.5)
15. Cincinnati (1821.5) LW 15 (+266)
16. Pittsburgh (1740) LW 13 (+68)
17. New Orleans (1560) LW 20 (+314)
18. St. Louis (1550) LW 17 (+105)
19. Miami (1414) LW 21 (+239)
20. Tampa Bay (1408) LW 18 (+30.5)
21. Carolina (1334) LW 24 (+286)
22. NY Jets (1320) LW 19 (+50)
23. Arizona (1201.5) LW 28 (+271.5)
24. Cleveland (1137) LW 22 (+38)
25. Tennessee (1115.5) LW 29 (+231.5)
26. San Diego (1094) LW 23 (+18)
27. Detroit (1048.5) LW 25 (+13)
28. Buffalo (1009.5) LW 26 (+20)
29. Philadelphia (978.5) LW 27 (+7)
30. Oakland (735) LW 30 (+166)
31. Jacksonville (463) LW 31 (+4)
32. Kansas City (405) LW 32 (+21)

Most Points Gained: Seattle +469.5
Fewest Points Gained: Jacksonville +4
Biggest Jump: Arizona 5 spots
Biggest Drop: Pittsburgh, NY Jets, and San Diego, 3 spots each.
 
2012-12-18 06:00:43 PM  

sephjnr: thecpt: btw, the rams didn't play according to the rankings.

/their fans already knew this.

But we're almost halfway up the chart. Still lofty territory for a team that's only had three seasons at .500 or more in the last decade. Let's just get past Tampa and hope we don't look too horrible in Seattle the following week.


It was more for giving ESPN guff for not getting your record right in your losing effort.

/I don't understand how you're the kryptonite for the 9ers, but I respect you for it.
 
2012-12-18 06:03:02 PM  

robsul82:For thrilling us all with a pursuit of glory not thought possible, for overcoming what seemed to be a no-brainer winner, for recording a 83.3 score at the absolute 11th hour, I am proud to present The Jake for Week 15 of the 2012 NFL season to Mark Sanchez of the New York Jets.
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Di Atribe: Hello, my little angles. You are looking so acute today! Would you look at that navy blue line? Oh me oh my what have we here.....


i1182.photobucket.com

Wheeee! :D
 
2012-12-18 06:10:27 PM  

thecpt: sephjnr: thecpt: btw, the rams didn't play according to the rankings.

/their fans already knew this.

But we're almost halfway up the chart. Still lofty territory for a team that's only had three seasons at .500 or more in the last decade. Let's just get past Tampa and hope we don't look too horrible in Seattle the following week.

It was more for giving ESPN guff for not getting your record right in your losing effort.

/I don't understand how you're the kryptonite for the 9ers and the Cards, but I respect you for it.


FTFM ;). Their wheels fell off the night I got home from the US.
 
2012-12-18 06:11:13 PM  

IlGreven: And now, the capper of week 15, my Totally Inaccurate Computer Rankings for Week 16:

1. Houston (2835 points) Last Week 2 (+368 points)
2. Atlanta (2829.5) LW 3 (+439.5)
3. New England (2808) LW 1 (+124)
4. San Francisco (2592) LW 4 (+322.5)
5. Denver (2569) LW 5 (+383)
6. Seattle (2502) LW 9 (+469.5)
7. Green Bay (2412.5) LW 7 (+345)
8. NY Giants (2183.5) LW 6 (+87)
9. Baltimore (2126.5) LW 8 (+64)
10. Washington (2076.5) LW 12 (+300.5)
11. Chicago (1960) LW 10 (+90.5)
12. Indianapolis (1941.5) LW 11 (+101.5)
13. Dallas (1873.5) LW 14 (+291)
14. Minnesota (1853) LW 16 (+317.5)
15. Cincinnati (1821.5) LW 15 (+266)
16. Pittsburgh (1740) LW 13 (+68)
17. New Orleans (1560) LW 20 (+314)
18. St. Louis (1550) LW 17 (+105)
19. Miami (1414) LW 21 (+239)
20. Tampa Bay (1408) LW 18 (+30.5)
21. Carolina (1334) LW 24 (+286)
22. NY Jets (1320) LW 19 (+50)
23. Arizona (1201.5) LW 28 (+271.5)
24. Cleveland (1137) LW 22 (+38)
25. Tennessee (1115.5) LW 29 (+231.5)
26. San Diego (1094) LW 23 (+18)
27. Detroit (1048.5) LW 25 (+13)
28. Buffalo (1009.5) LW 26 (+20)
29. Philadelphia (978.5) LW 27 (+7)
30. Oakland (735) LW 30 (+166)
31. Jacksonville (463) LW 31 (+4)
32. Kansas City (405) LW 32 (+21)

Most Points Gained: Seattle +469.5
Fewest Points Gained: Jacksonville +4
Biggest Jump: Arizona 5 spots
Biggest Drop: Pittsburgh, NY Jets, and San Diego, 3 spots each.


Move Giants down. Move Cowboys up. Swap Indy and Chicago.
 
2012-12-18 06:16:15 PM  

IlGreven: And now, the capper of week 15, my Totally Inaccurate Computer Rankings for Week 16:

...
8. NY Giants (2183.5) LW 6 (+87)
9. Baltimore (2126.5) LW 8 (+64)
10. Washington (2076.5) LW 12 (+300.5)
11. Chicago (1960) LW 10 (+90.5)
12. Indianapolis (1941.5) LW 11 (+101.5)
13. Dallas (1873.5) LW 14 (+291)


I say...

8. Indianapolis
9. Washington
10. Dallas
11. NY Giants
12. Baltimore
13. Chicago

Cool with the rest of it. But seeing as the Bears are in their typical self-imposed funkery, and Washington has recently beaten Dallas/NYG/Baltimore, and Indy looking solid...
 
2012-12-18 06:21:37 PM  

Di Atribe: eddievercetti: Di Atribe: Hello, my little angles. You are looking so acute today! Would you look at that navy blue line? Oh me oh my what have we here.....

Soon, they will fall...

If anyone knows what failing looks like, it's Eagles fans.


www.lovehorsepower.com
 
2012-12-18 06:30:06 PM  

eddievercetti: Di Atribe: eddievercetti: Di Atribe: Hello, my little angles. You are looking so acute today! Would you look at that navy blue line? Oh me oh my what have we here.....

Soon, they will fall...

If anyone knows what failing looks like, it's Eagles fans.

[www.lovehorsepower.com image 500x375]


She's not wrong this year. And as someone who divorced an Eagles fan this year, their season has been glorious.

/Fully expect the Eagles screw the Redskins hopes on Sunday
 
2012-12-18 06:34:00 PM  

Super Chronic: ShadowLAnCeR: The_Sponge: litespeed74: The_Sponge: ShadowLAnCeR: Seahawk fans are kinda blah though

Yep, the loudest blahs out there.


Whoa...hold on....I wasn't the one who said that.

Nice, do I get a paralleled troll points for that?

You're like that dude in the volleyball video that was linked last week, where he spiked it and it hit three different guys in the face.


I'll take it.
 
2012-12-18 06:42:49 PM  

Treygreen13: roc6783: ***snip***


Funny stat I heard prior to last week's Packers game: The Packers had the same percentage of QB "pressures" (hurries, knockdowns, and sacks) with Clay Matthews as without, around 29%, but the QB got hit less than half as many times during the games Matthews missed. Just one more thing that makes me glad he is back in the lineup.

IAmRight: Rwa2play: The Muthaship: ***snip***
Bad weather benefits rushing teams. Which of the two is a rushing team? Which of the two is a physical team? How did playing in Green Bay work out for the Packers last year?


Hey, the Packers have rushed for like yards, actual real football yards at points this season. I think Mike McCarthy forgot to take his meds and called like 6 rushes in a row last game. I still do not want to see Seattle in the playoffs.

skrame: VvonderJesus: ***snip***


Hopefully, we will go full bore against the Vikings for at least the first half (assuming the #2 is out of reach). I think resting Rodgers is what screwed us last week.
 
2012-12-18 08:22:26 PM  

ariseatex: Current playoff picture:

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If all the higher-ranked teams win, the playoffs will look like this:

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No changes on the AFC side. Bears replace Vikings at #6.

If all the higher-ranked teams lose, the playoffs will look like this:

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Again, no AFC changes. Dallas takes NFC East from Washington, and Vikings are back at #6.


I like how that looks for my Seahawks, they'd beat either Dallas or Washington on the road. It would get really complicated in the next round though since they'd have to play in Atlanta or Green Bay. I like their chances in Atlanta much better than if they were at Lambeau against the Packers who are likely still very butthurt about week 3 and would be out for blood.
 
2012-12-18 08:51:30 PM  
-[Weekly sad Chiefs post]-

Apparently Bill Polian and his son might be taking over for Pioli at the end of the season. I'm split- The guy identified and grabbed the best QB in the draft twice (Kerry Collins and Peyton Manning, respectively), but his last five or so years in Indy did not look good. If it happens, I'll choose to believe that a year away from the game helped him.
 
2012-12-18 09:00:37 PM  

roc6783: Treygreen13: roc6783: ***snip***
I think resting Rodgers is what screwed us last week.


By last week, I of course mean last year, because I am a moron.

//Still not a Bears fan though, got that going for me, which is nice.
 
2012-12-18 09:03:45 PM  

skrame: dletter: 3. Bears.... 10 people picked to make the playoffs

We're not dead yet!


No, we aren't.
 
But, we have looked awfully crappy since we got through the easy part of the schedule.
 
If we can't manhandle Arizona, even on the road.... the Lions will be romping over us.
 
2012-12-18 09:32:02 PM  

Di Atribe: eddievercetti: Di Atribe: Hello, my little angles. You are looking so acute today! Would you look at that navy blue line? Oh me oh my what have we here.....

Soon, they will fall...

If anyone knows what failing looks like, it's Eagles fans.


Treygreen13: Luckily for the Cowboys, Frampton has come alive.

#1 comment in my heart



every time I read that quote I think of Wayne's WOrld 2
 
2012-12-18 09:33:49 PM  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: IlGreven: And now, the capper of week 15, my Totally Inaccurate Computer Rankings for Week 16:

1. Houston (2835 points) Last Week 2 (+368 points)
2. Atlanta (2829.5) LW 3 (+439.5)
3. New England (2808) LW 1 (+124)
4. San Francisco (2592) LW 4 (+322.5)
5. Denver (2569) LW 5 (+383)
6. Seattle (2502) LW 9 (+469.5)
7. Green Bay (2412.5) LW 7 (+345)
8. NY Giants (2183.5) LW 6 (+87)
9. Baltimore (2126.5) LW 8 (+64)
10. Washington (2076.5) LW 12 (+300.5)
11. Chicago (1960) LW 10 (+90.5)
12. Indianapolis (1941.5) LW 11 (+101.5)
13. Dallas (1873.5) LW 14 (+291)
14. Minnesota (1853) LW 16 (+317.5)
15. Cincinnati (1821.5) LW 15 (+266)
16. Pittsburgh (1740) LW 13 (+68)
17. New Orleans (1560) LW 20 (+314)
18. St. Louis (1550) LW 17 (+105)
19. Miami (1414) LW 21 (+239)
20. Tampa Bay (1408) LW 18 (+30.5)
21. Carolina (1334) LW 24 (+286)
22. NY Jets (1320) LW 19 (+50)
23. Arizona (1201.5) LW 28 (+271.5)
24. Cleveland (1137) LW 22 (+38)
25. Tennessee (1115.5) LW 29 (+231.5)
26. San Diego (1094) LW 23 (+18)
27. Detroit (1048.5) LW 25 (+13)
28. Buffalo (1009.5) LW 26 (+20)
29. Philadelphia (978.5) LW 27 (+7)
30. Oakland (735) LW 30 (+166)
31. Jacksonville (463) LW 31 (+4)
32. Kansas City (405) LW 32 (+21)

Most Points Gained: Seattle +469.5
Fewest Points Gained: Jacksonville +4
Biggest Jump: Arizona 5 spots
Biggest Drop: Pittsburgh, NY Jets, and San Diego, 3 spots each.

Move Giants down. Move Cowboys up. Swap Indy and Chicago.



It's a computer, that's like telling the BCS to change
 
2012-12-18 09:40:58 PM  
San Francisco got beaten by the Rams. That's not top 10 material.
 
2012-12-18 09:57:15 PM  

HotWingAgenda: That's not top 10 material.


I hate to say it but the 9ers are a top 10 team, actually a top 5.
 
2012-12-18 10:06:08 PM  
<b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7492056/81370288#c81370288" target="_blank">noblehammer16</a>:</b> <i>Captain Steroid: Holding the #2 spot for the second week in a row... THE DENVER BRONCOS!!! :D

[i1182.photobucket.com image 425x250] 

\ Bud-Watch 2012 Update: My dog is scheduled for a CT scan at 3pm EST, with back surgery either sometime tomorrow or early Thursday. I should have him home for X-Mas. :-)

Good to hear. Hope it goes well!</i>

Thanks! So far, things are looking up. :-)
 
2012-12-18 10:16:30 PM  
On behalf of Bunny Deville, and the entire FAIL community (okay its just the two of us) here are FAILS. FAILS EVERYWHERE


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2012-12-18 10:35:29 PM  

thecpt: On behalf of Bunny Deville, and the entire FAIL community (okay its just the two of us) here are FAILS. FAILS EVERYWHERE


[i.imgur.com image 850x969]

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Well done!  I think there's a typo near the start of the niners/pats. the Pats caught up in the second half, not quarter.
 
2012-12-18 11:08:52 PM  
I had a problem with the new commenting system until I noticed pictures can be pasted in like this shiat is office
 
/sometimes I like typing my own html
 
2012-12-18 11:18:51 PM  

neuroflare: /sometimes I like typing my own html

 
 
Looks like there's a button for that, too. And now to test the drag n drop featoooooooooooooh look!
 
 
i.imgur.com
 
HOLY LOOK AT TAHT
 
Good job on the Jake & The Fail, youse guyses!  I lollllllled! HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!
 
i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-18 11:35:32 PM  
In the spirit of bowl season, it's the Seventh Weekennial Official Unofficial NFL Colley Rankings and Tier List, Presented by Colonial Penn!

Sorry for the delay. I was a bit under the weather today -- and no, not because the Jets game made me physically ill. Everyone else has turned in their homework already, and you all did a fine job by the way. So let's just skip the commentary and go straight to the numbers. As always, a plus means the computer ranking is higher than ESPN's.

God Tier (2.0 < Z)
(none)
Top Tier (1.5 < Z < 2.0)
1) Houston Texans (+2)
2) San Francisco 49ers (-1)
Very High Tier (1.0 < Z < 1.5)
3) Atlanta Falcons (+2)
4) New England Patriots
5) Green Bay Packers (+1)
6) Denver Broncos (-4)
High Tier (0.5 < Z < 1.0)
7) Seattle Seahawks
8) Chicago Bears (+6)
9) Indianapolis Colts
10) Baltimore Ravens (+1)
Upper Mid Tier (0.0 < Z < 0.5)
11) New York Giants (+1)
12) Minnesota Vikings (+3)
13) Dallas Cowboys (-3)
14) Washington Redskins (-6)
15) St Louis Rams (+2)
Lower Mid Tier (-0.5 < Z < 0.0)
16) Cincinnati Bengals (-3)
17) New York Jets (+4)
18) Pittsburgh Steelers (-2)
19) Miami Dolphins
20) New Orleans Saints (-2)
21) Arizona Cardinals (+6)
Low Tier (-1.0 < Z < -0.5)
22) Tennessee Titans (+4)
23) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-3)
24) Buffalo Bills (+1)
25) Carolina Panthers (-2)
26) Detroit Lions (+2)
Very Low Tier (-1.5 < Z < -1.0)
27) Cleveland Browns (-5)
28) San Diego Chargers (-4)
29) Philadelphia Eagles
30) Oakland Raiders
Bottom Tier (-2.0 < Z < -1.5)
31) Jacksonville Jaguars
S#!t Tier (Z < -2.0)
32) Kansas City Chiefs


Charts: Original Ratings | Normalized Ratings | Power Rankings
 
2012-12-19 12:08:37 AM  

Olympic Trolling Judge: Charts: Original Ratings | Normalized Ratings | Power Rankings



Squeeeeeeeeeeee! Yay more charts!!!
 
2012-12-19 12:22:26 AM  

neuroflare: thecpt: On behalf of Bunny Deville, and the entire FAIL community (okay its just the two of us) here are FAILS. FAILS EVERYWHERE


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Well done!  I think there's a typo near the start of the niners/pats. the Pats caught up in the second half, not quarter.


D'oh!

/you try being funny AND accurate at one in the morning :-\
 
2012-12-19 04:17:28 AM  

nmrsnr: 16 Dallas


 
I'm thinking your really didn't pay attention to the games this week either.
 
2012-12-19 09:40:44 AM  

Bunny Deville: neuroflare: thecpt: ***snip***

/you try being funny AND accurate at one in the morning :-\


My wife never complains about the 1 am funny, but occasionally she gets really mad about my 1 am accuracy.
 
2012-12-19 10:00:58 AM  
So I read an interesting article about if the Top team was determined like a Belt system in Boxing, meaning you have it until you lose it. So I wondered what that would like like. Also the Failbelt I thought would be amusing, you would get it by losing to the team that currently had it.

In any Case Last Seasons Champs the NY Giants start with the Winners Belt lets see where it goes along with the Failbelt belonging to the Colts

Week 1 : Cowboys Beat the Giants -> Cowboys Take the Lombardi Belt
Bears beat the Colts -> Colts Keep the Failbelt

Week 2: Seahawks Beat the Cowboys -> Seahawks take the Lombardi Belt
Colts Beat the Vikings -> Vikings take the failbelt

Week 3 Seahawks beat the Packers -> Seahawks Keep the Lombardi Belt
Vikings beat the 49ers -> 49ers take the failbelt

Week 4 Rams beat the Seahawks -> Rams take the Lombardi Belt
49ers beat the Jets -> Jets take the failbelt

Week 5 Rams beat the Cardinals -> Rams Keep the Lombardi Belt
Texas beat the Jets -> Jets Keep the failbelt

Week 6 Dolphins Beat the Rams -> Rams take the Lombardi Belt
Jets beat the colts -> Colts take the failbelt

Week 7 Dolphins on a Bye week
Colts beat the Browns -> Browns take the failbelt

Week 8 Dolphins beat the Jets -> Dolphins keep the Lombardi Belt
Browns beat the Chargers -> Chargers take the failbelt

Week 9 Colts beat the Dolphins -> Colts take the Lombardi Belt
Chargers beat the Chiefs -> Chiefs take the failbelt

Week 10 Colts beat the Jaguars -> Colts keep the Lombardi Belt
Steelers beat the Chiefs -> Chiefs keep the failbelt

Week 11 Patriots beat the Colts -> Patriots take the Lombardi Belt
Bengals beat the Chiefs -> Chiefs keep the failbelt

Week 12 Patriots beat the Jets -> Patriots keep the Lombardi Belt
Broncos Beat the Chiefs -> Chiefs keep the failbelt

Week 13 Patriots beat Dolphins -> Patriots keep the Lombardi Belt
Chiefs beat Panthers -> Panthers take the failbelt

Week 14 Patriots beat the Texans -> Patriots Keep the Lombardi Belt
Panthers beat the Falcons -> Falcons take the Failbelt

Week 15 49ers Beat the Patriots -> 49ers take the Lombardi Belt
Falcons beat the Giants -> Giants take the failbelt
 
2012-12-19 10:16:40 AM  

Incog_Neeto: ***snip***


You know uh, I never thought I'd say this to anybody, but you smoke entirely too much reefer.

///Please continue this tracking. Hopefully the Giants continue keeping the fail belt.
 
2012-12-19 11:49:00 AM  

Tickle Mittens: skrame: /would call shenanigans if GB loses to MIN, and would believe it's an anti-Bear conspiracy by my neighbors-to-the-North

You would be shocked if the Purple Jesus ran all over the Packers? You can't possibly believe that. Hope that, maybe, believe that, unpossible.


I expect Purple Jesus to run all over everybody, including the Packers. I don't expect that to be enough to win the game.
 
2012-12-19 03:32:04 PM  
roc6783: Incog_Neeto: ***snip***

You know uh, I never thought I'd say this to anybody, but you smoke entirely too much reefer.

///Please continue this tracking. Hopefully the Giants continue keeping the fail belt.


By all that is righteous and good, Gints will hold it until the final game to drop it on the Iggles, whereupon it will vaporize and reappear on the Chefs.
 
2012-12-19 03:50:21 PM  

TheOther: roc6783: Incog_Neeto: ***snip***

You know uh, I never thought I'd say this to anybody, but you smoke entirely too much reefer.

///Please continue this tracking. Hopefully the Giants continue keeping the fail belt.

By all that is righteous and good, Gints will hold it until the final game to drop it on the Iggles, whereupon it will vaporize and reappear on the Chefs.


I recognize those words, but not the order in which they appear. I think you mean that the Giants will lose next week, then will beat the Eagles in Week 17, then at the start of next year, the Chefs will start with it by virtue of having the worst record from the previous year.

I would prefer the Giants to lose out and not make the playoffs, but that's just me.
 
2012-12-20 09:50:25 AM  
Am I missing something or has Harv not posted for the past two weeks?

Just curious because his posts are some of my favourite in these threads (and usually my source of winners for games I really don't care about).
 
2012-12-20 09:58:25 AM  

dywed88: Am I missing something or has Harv not posted for the past two weeks?

Just curious because his posts are some of my favourite in these threads (and usually my source of winners for games I really don't care about).


Nope.
 
2012-12-21 01:38:25 PM  

roc6783: Having a great punter is like being really good at masturbation. You can be proud, but no will want to talk about it.


Unless you're a Lions fan, and your kicker was the only good thing about the team for a decade.
 
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