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2013-01-01 08:24:41 PM
Call up the selection committee. It's the Ninth Weekennial Official Unofficial NFL Colley Rankings And Tier List!

Well, the end of the regular season is upon us, and in a Shyamalanian twist, there's a tie on top of the leaderboard. (There's also a tie for 22nd, but no one cares about the Jets and Titans.) With identical records and identical strengths of schedule, the Patriots and the Texans have equal claim to the pole position. New England is given higher billing below because they rose to the tie while Houston fell to it, though coincidentally the Patriots also hold the tiebreaker by more traditional NFL rules.

Now let's talk seeding. Remember that retrodictive rankings like Colley's are used primarily to determine which teams are most qualified for postseason action. With that in mind, what happens if we use these rankings for the playoffs instead of the regular standings and tiebreakers? Not a whole hell of a lot, as it turns out, if the usual rules regarding divisions and conferences are enforced. On the AFC side, the Patriots get home field, the Texans get a bye, and the Broncos get the Bengals. (FFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUU-) Over in the NFC, San Francisco gets home field instead of Atlanta, and that's it. Whether those results are more justifiable than the current bracket is an exercise I leave to the reader.

Anyway, let's get this over with. For the final time this year, a plus means the computer ranking is higher than ESPN's, a minus means the opposite, and the two empty tiers at the top mean the Chiefs, Jaguars, and Raiders sucked enough to skew the curve. Good job, you guys.

God Tier (2.0 < Z)
(none)
Top Tier (1.5 < Z < 2.0)
(none)
Very High Tier (1.0 < Z < 1.5)
1t) New England Patriots (+3)
1t) Houston Texans (+8)
3) San Francisco 49ers
4) Denver Broncos (-3)
5) Atlanta Falcons (-3)
6) Green Bay Packers
7) Seattle Seahawks (-2)
High Tier (0.5 < Z < 1.0)
8) Minnesota Vikings (+4)
9) Chicago Bears (+4)
10) Indianapolis Colts (-3)
11) Washington Redskins (-3)
Upper Mid Tier (0.0 < Z < 0.5)
12) Baltimore Ravens (-2)
13) New York Giants (+1)
14) Cincinnati Bengals (-3)
15) St. Louis Rams (+1)
16) Dallas Cowboys (-1)
Lower Mid Tier (-0.5 < Z < 0.0)
17) Miami Dolphins (+3)
18) Pittsburgh Steelers (-1)
19) New Orleans Saints
20) Carolina Panthers (-2)
21) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Low Tier (-1.0 < Z < -0.5)
22t) Tennessee Titans (+4)
22t) New York Jets (+3)
24) Arizona Cardinals (+3)
25) Buffalo Bills (-2)
26) San Diego Chargers (-4)
27) Detroit Lions (+1)
Very Low Tier (-1.5 < Z < -1.0)
28) Cleveland Browns (-4)
29) Philadelphia Eagles
Bottom Tier (-2.0 < Z < -1.5)
30) Oakland Raiders
31) Jacksonville Jaguars
S#!t Tier (Z < -2.0)
32) Kansas City Chiefs


Charts: Original Ratings | Normalized Ratings | Power Rankings
 
2013-01-01 08:34:12 PM
Here's the playoffs...

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and my prediction of the next round...

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2013-01-01 09:34:10 PM

eddievercetti: Here's the playoffs...

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and my prediction of the next round...

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Your first bracket fails if a six seed wins (they'd play the 1st seed).
 
2013-01-01 09:59:02 PM

Triumph: Your first bracket fails if a six seed wins (they'd play the 1st seed).


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2013-01-01 11:07:42 PM
SEA-HAWKS!!!
 
2013-01-02 12:08:04 AM

eddievercetti: Triumph: Your first bracket fails if a six seed wins (they'd play the 1st seed).

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Both of you are silly. It's impossible to always use the true bracket form for the NFL. If the Bengals win you simply move them to the upper leg of the bracket and move the winner of the Colts/Ravens game down to the bottom leg.
 
2013-01-02 12:16:37 AM
Irrational Productions presents...
The Great Tiebreaker Spreadsheet
with your host, RminusQ

Today's episode: 2012 Week 17


Not as much to talk about as there are no more hypotheticals, just, uh... hypertheticals?
Let's take a look about how that flowchart I made worked out.
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Well. I guess it was simpler than I expected. Minnesota winning was the key to making it just that simple. ONTO THE TIEBREAKS!

Only a few tiebreakers affected the final seeding of the playoff teams:
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Despite Cincinnati's win over Baltimore, the Ravens still win the division on division record, due to sweeping Cleveland. Indianapolis has a better record than either of them, but gets the Wild Card #5 and the trip to Baltimore.

In the NFC, the last spot was not quite as clear cut.
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In the North, Minnesota eliminates Chicago on the division record tiebreaker, because of the Vikings' win over Green Bay, something Chicago was unable to do.
The Bears are thus the only 10-6 team to miss the playoffs, with the Giants being the only other team with a winning record to be left out, but neither of them can complain about another division's champion getting in with a worse record, because all the division champs were at least 10-6.

Now it's time for THE GRID:
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In the AFC, the four division champions are repeats, so they all played each other. New England's win over Houston a few weeks ago means that the Texans have to play this weekend and that the rematch would be in Foxboro. Nobody else was above .500. The only other tie in division standings sees the Jets finish 3rd in the East over the Bills despite the Week 17 loss because of New York's wins over Indianapolis and St. Louis, two teams Buffalo lost to.
In the NFC, San Francisco moves to #2. Seattle would be third in a natural seeding, but gets the #5 seed. Had they lost the Inaccurate Reception game, they'd still be the 5 seed because they beat both Minnesota and Chicago.

The interesting situation is in the NFC South, where three teams finished 7-9 and each swept one of the other two. The three-way goes next to division record, but each split with Atlanta so each is 3-3. Then similar games, where Tampa is eliminated. Carolina beat Philly and Washington, New Orleans beat Dallas and Philly, while Tampa only beat KC (all three beat Oakland and San Diego). Thus we go back to a two-way tie of Panthers and Saints: Panthers are second in the division due to the sweep. Then we go back to the beginning, but since the Saints swept the Bucs, the Saints are #3 and the Bucs are #4. That will matter below.
 
2013-01-02 12:21:57 AM
No in-division tiebreaker went beyond common games; no out-of-division tiebreaker went beyond conference games. Each of those is two steps before strength of victory, so that didn't wind up mattering. OH WELL.

But let's look at the strength of schedule graph anyway.
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This determines the draft order. Basically read from bottom left, go up a column, then move to the next column of teams. There are two ties on this graph. Tennessee will pick after the Jets due to a head-to-head win. Tampa had a slightly harder schedule than Miami, likewise Baltimore just harder than Washington. The second tie, New England and Houston will not matter for draft purposes, because both teams made the playoffs. For the 12 teams that make the playoffs, the primary criteria will be the round in which teams are eliminated. Those knocked out next weekend pick 21-24, the following weekend 25-28. Conference runner-ups pick 29 and 30, and then the Super Bowl teams pick 31 and 32. Those 12 teams are shaded (blue indicates teams with byes) in the below chart.

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(NB: This is before any draft pick trades)

And now that the regular season is over, here's the playoff bracket!
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For the other 20 teams, time to start prepping for 2013, where we now know who each team will play. Of course, you have 6 games within the division. Then you have the cross-division "common games". In each conference, East plays North, and West plays South. Each team has four cross-conference games, as follows: AFC East - NFC South, AFC North - NFC North, AFC South - NFC West, AFC West - NFC East.

Lastly there are two games which I call "strength games". The Giants, as second in the NFC East, play the other two second-place teams in their conference, namely Carolina and Seattle. For the rest of the teams, look below:

AFC opponents
NE and BAL play HOU and DEN
MIA and CIN play IND and SD
NYJ and PIT play TEN and OAK
BUF and CLE play JAX and krafC opponents
WAS and GB play ATL and SF
NYG and MIN play CAR and SEA
DAL and CHI play NO and STL
PHI and DET play TB and ARZ
 
2013-01-02 12:33:59 AM
And the #1 team in the NFL, for the second week in a row... THE DENVER BRONCOS!!! :D

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2013-01-02 12:36:20 AM
Friends,

We are gathered here today to celebrate a remarkable achievement.  Well, obviously we have come to this thread in order to commemorate this week's piping hot dish of epic fail, but of course we must acknowledge another season that came to pass, and pass it surely did. We saw rookies soar higher than anyone thought possible, veterans turn back the clock, recoveries from injuries previously thought too grave to overcome, and a disgustingly shameful chapter of NFL history thankfully come to its inglorious conclusion.

And not only were all the above mentioned award-winning performances recorded this past season, but RG3, Andrew Luck, Adrian Peterson, and Peyton Manning did some pretty cool stuff this year too, or so I hear.

With that being said, will all please rise, bow your heads, and remove any beer helmets you may currently be using for the traditional ten bell salute to the year that was.

The few, the proud, the winners of The Jake for the 2012 season.


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Week 1 - Brandon Weeden (66.7, 4 INT), the league's oldest-ever rookie quarterback who wouldn't let that be his only accomplishment this season.

*ding*

Week 2 - Jay Cutler (66.7, 4 INT), the taciturn gunslinger who would still like to know just what in the fark you're looking at, pussy.

*ding*

Week 3 - Cam Newton (50.0, 3 INT), the millionaire with the megawatt smile who proved that when it comes to general sulky biatchiness, he is truly the Best in the World.

*ding*

Week 4 - Tony Romo (83.3, 5 INT), the allegedly elite quarterback who this season established that we all made the acquaintance of a certain hot-blooded devil named Antonio.

*ding*

Week 5 - Blaine Gabbert (50.0, 2 INT/1 FUM), who can delightfully still inspire Remember the Titans jokes even after losing his job to the one and only Chad Henne.

*ding*

Week 6 - Philip Rivers (100.0, 4 INT/2 FUM), whose can-suck spirit and never-say-win attitude came closest to our patron saint with his epic Monday night Gone Delhomme performance.

*ding*

Week 7 - Mark Sanchez (33.3, INT/FUM), with a win that showed us that even the littlest amount of suck can sometimes be the biggest indeed.

*ding*

Week 8 - Tony Romo (66.7, 4 INT), who still was not done making certain that Antonio had danced the forbidden dance straight into all of our hearts.

*ding*

Week 9 - Carson Palmer (50.0, 3 INT), in his neverending quest to make myriad sportswriters who just can't let go of the pre-knee explosion past look ever more hilarious with each passing season.

*ding*

Week 10 - Eli Manning (50.0, 2 INT/1 FUM), in
his neverending quest to make all New York Giants fans completely insane by 2015.

*ding*

Week 11 - Andrew Luck (66.7, 3 INT/1 FUM), being quite cheeky and trying to find out just how many Colts fans would start biatching about RG3 if he tanked one.

*ding*

Week 12 - Ryan Lindley (66.7, 4 INT), who did a fabulous job convincing half the audience that he was actually a grad student writing his thesis on the obsessions of sports fans and how badly a member of their team must do before attempts are made on his life.

*ding*

Week 13 - Drew Brees (83.3, 5 INT).  And that's all I have to say about that.

*ding*

Week 14 - John Skelton (83.3, 4 INT/1 FUM), who convinced the other half of the audience that he was also a grad student whose thesis concerned how badly a supposedly professional quarterback had to play before getting replaced by Ryan Lindley.

*ding*

Week 15 - Mark Sanchez (83.3, 4 INT/1 FUM), who did this.


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*ding*

Week 16 - Josh Freeman (66.7, 4 INT), who gave Ryan Fitzpatrick hope that a constant bridesmaid can indeed one day stand on the altar of awfulness himself.

*ding*

Week 17 - oh, well...that's the most important part, isn't it?The ending.

And this one...was very good.

This one was perfect.

It's funny how certain things can somehow sneak up on us that seem ridiculous in retrospect.  This entire final week of the season, all the hype and all the expectations for a possible Jake hat trick?It was all on Mark Sanchez.  Everyone remembered the golden bookends The Sanchise had already won this year, but hey.  That's the magic of the buttfumble.
  When a player finds that one play that grants him his immortality, any amount of numerically equal awards will not matter.  We saw that one quarterback could hit the terrible trifecta, but we missed the possibility that was so blatantly staring us all in the face.

Re-enter Tony Romo.

Re-enter...Antonio.

To set the stage for last night's hysterical eventuality, two things had to happen.  The Giants' latest title defense had to fall apart and the Eagles had to make their fans question the existence of a loving, benevolent God.  Check and check.  All that was left were the ships captained by a rookie sensation and a veteran in desperate need of turning around his big game reputation the same way he turns his baseball cap.  An epic main event was established with the best possible stipulation - winner goes to the playoffs, loser goes golfing.  Hell, it may as well have already been a playoff game, and what could go wrong with that?


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Judging from the "wheeeeeeeeeee!" expression on this week's winner's face, a lot.  A lot could go wrong with that - namely that somebody clearly told our hero that, for all intents and purposes, this was in fact a playoff game.  Because while Tony Romo was listening to such a poisonous turn of phrase, so too was someone else.

So too was Antonio.

Clearly Tony was buried far, far deep in his tortured psyche when that game started.  A rather lame selection between the 50.0s recorded by Chad Henne and Matthew Stafford was the barrel the entire tab was staring down, but thankfully the worse angels of Tony Romo's nature were looking out for all of us as his score quickly shot up to a 33.3 after only one quarter of play.  The score was still deadlocked at zero and a possible winner's exemption loomed, but for the moment there was nothing to fear.  The next couple turnovers would be quick in coming and we'd have a probable winner by halftime, right?

Wrong.  The two-pronged war Tony Romo waged against both the Redskins and himself seemed to be going the right way (at least for incredibly selfish Cowboys fans)  during quarters two and three.  No turnovers.  Not a one.  The quarterback who seemed to be intent on self-immolation pulled himself from the fire of his own creation and set his squad on a path to the playoffs.  The score seesawed back and forth, and down by only a field goal with three minutes left to play, it was legacy time.

His team was calling for a hero.

The only question - who would answer?

In only 27 seconds of gametime, that much was clear.


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Something else that's funny?  If you take a look back at the list, in his three masterpieces this year, one less turnover was committed each time.  Going from 83.3 to 66.7 to this week's glorious 50.0, one would think this gunslinger was getting better.  One would be wrong.  These campaigns by a certain quarterback served to show us all one very important thing - quality counts.And judging from this week with the playoffs on the line, a window of championship contention seemingly sinking another degree closer to closed?  If Roger Goodell's 18-game season happened this year, somehow The Jake would've been won with a 16.7 score and he would've lost his immortal soul in the process.

That might not be the magic of RG3, people, but it most certainly
is the most peculiar magic of one Mr. Tony Romo.

For flushing his team's playoff hopes down the toilet in one fell swoop, for making clear that there is another face on the post-Delhomme Rushmore, for notching the most memorable 50.0 in recent history, I am proud to present The Jake for Week 17 of the 2012 NFL season to Tony Romo of the Dallas Cowboys.


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Anything to add, Tony?

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Awwww, seems to have stupefied even himself with that last pass.  In his place, let me just say -

Happy New Year's, friends and neighbors!
 
2013-01-02 12:46:18 AM
NINERS!
 
2013-01-02 12:52:28 AM

robsul82: Friends,


Bravo!

Especially since the Cowboys will continue to use Romo so they can fight for the division title in Week 17! (you know, rather than winning it before Week 17)
 
2013-01-02 12:53:45 AM

robsul82: For flushing his team's playoff hopes down the toilet in one fell swoop, for making clear that there is another face on the post-Delhomme Rushmore, for notching the most memorable 50.0 in recent history, I am proud to present The Jake for Week 17 of the 2012 NFL season to Tony Romo of the Dallas Cowboys.


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2013-01-02 01:22:45 AM
Once again, great job Rob.
 
2013-01-02 01:45:35 AM

robsul82: Friends,


FAN-TASTIC! Magical even. Thank you for these 17 weeks of hilarity. Now, who's going to win the inaugural Jake of 2013? I hope it isn't RG3 (Even if he escapes via winner's exemption), but he does seem to be playing the beastliest defense, and they're all hopped up on adderall...
 
2013-01-02 01:57:28 AM

The_Sponge: SEA-HAWKS!!!


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2013-01-02 01:59:00 AM
As announced in the Week 17 thread, this year's Least Valuable Quarterbacks are as follows:

For most total turnovers: The man whose team turned dysfunction into entertainment. The man who was benched, replaced by his backup's backup, saw that man win the game, was re-instated, then was benched for the backup's backup again, then when that man was injured took the starting position back. The man who gave us a new word for failure. The man whose campaign and face can best be described by Mike Tirico: "Ugly, and a loss."

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With 18 interceptions and 8 lost fumbles, your winner is Mark "butt fumble" Sanchez.

For highest average Delhomme Rating, with a minimum of 8 performances: The man who was perhaps unfairly deprived of a Jake by the mystery of late-week stat corrections. The man whose injury some fans may have cheered. The man who demonstrated incompetence so vast, he was replaced by a man named Brady. Not the good Brady, the other Brady. The man who led his team to two months without a lead at any point during the course of a game.

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With 12 interceptions and 7 lost fumbles in 9 games, for a Delhomme Average of 35.2, your winner is Matt Cassel.
/last year's winners: Josh Freeman (27) and Rex Grossman (25 in 13 for 32.1)
 
2013-01-02 02:01:52 AM

RminusQ: NYJ and PIT play TEN and OAK
BUF and CLE play JAX and krafC opponents
WAS and GB play ATL and SF


Did I get filterpwned here? That's supposed to say
BUF and CLE play JAX and KC
followed by
NFC opponents

But just checking... kraf
 
2013-01-02 02:01:53 AM
I have resisted the pony thing for as long as possible.

But, you know what? Go Broncos.

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2013-01-02 02:11:26 AM
so is this when Peyton chokes in the playoffs? They claim he never had as good as D as he does now in Denver. I hope that's true. I would love to Broncos to win it all: this town would go crazy.
 
2013-01-02 02:50:56 AM
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I got nothing


/... and not just because I am a Bears fan :(
 
2013-01-02 03:30:53 AM
robsul82: *snip*

I was hoping for a Jake hat trick, but I totally discounted "Big Game" Romo pulling it out.  It was like opening a Christmas present hoping it was a new video game system, and instead it was TWO new video game systems.

Never saw it coming.

Thanks Romo!
 
2013-01-02 03:39:47 AM
Niners get a new kicker and Justin Smith returns. They have no one to blame but themselves if they lose
 
2013-01-02 03:50:18 AM

Britney Spear's Speculum: Niners get a new kicker and Justin Smith returns. They have no one to blame but themselves if they lose


Because Billy Cundiff is clutch in the playoffs and has been great this year.
 
2013-01-02 05:16:33 AM

FuManchu7: robsul82: *snip*

I was hoping for a Jake hat trick, but I totally discounted "Big Game" Romo pulling it out.  It was like opening a Christmas present hoping it was a new video game system, and instead it was TWO new video game systems.

Never saw it coming.

Thanks Romo!


I have to say, the way Romo set us up this December was a masterful subversion of expectations. He simply can't be so charmed that his performances are the result of chance, they must be intentional. To roar into December the way he did, to artfully duel Drew Brees in a valiant losing effort for the first Cowboys December loss of 2012, one no one could blame him for, to use that as a lead in to how he would crush the hopes of Cowboys fans in the last moments of the season the way he did points to an unspeakable malevolent genius.
 
2013-01-02 05:35:42 AM
Jesus, this thread has everything. Stats, graphics, the expanded Jake... One might say it...delivers.

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2013-01-02 05:37:09 AM
What is Romo going to do after football? He's not even qualified to be a sideline reporter. He'd throw coverage back to the booth and it would wind up on the Hallmark channel.
 
2013-01-02 05:43:28 AM
I still don't know why, but this season felt worse than the 0-16 season for the Lions.
I actually started rooting for them to lose all 16 in 2008.
Were they expected to do better? Based on previous runs, I felt they were a 5 win team - that one extra loss should not have been so big a difference.
Losing the last 8 - and going back to midseason last year, they were 8-16, so status quo at the end of this season.
All that said, mostly the losing 8 in a row, how could they not be lower in the rankings?
I will give the win-loss to others - Kansas and Jacksonville - but what in the world made an 0-8 team better than Phillie or Oakland?
Strength of schedule?
These were probably the same pundits that said there is no way to lose all 16 games in a season.

/Oh, and the next one that says 'Wait til next year - you can't lose forever' gets a quick kick to the groinal area. We have been waiting for 55 years for 'next year' - and there are no signs of that changing.
// Maintains the suckiest record for the last dozen years.
/// Still the only non-expansion team to never reach the SuperBowl
 
2013-01-02 05:56:49 AM

johnnygew: /Oh, and the next one that says 'Wait til next year - you can't lose forever' gets a quick kick to the groinal area. We have been waiting for 55 years for 'next year' - and there are no signs of that changing.


Since I'm on the internet and you can't actually punch me in the crotch, I'm telling you - "You can't lose forever."

I'm a Saints fan. Do you know what that means? I've suffered more heartache over the years than any man should legally be forced to bear. I'm not as upset this year because we were gimped from the gate, but in almost all other seasons I've paid dearly for my loyalty with minor heart attacks and badly bruised knuckles from punching walls and accidentally hitting the studs.

We've been a consistent force to be reckoned with for some years now, but it wasn't always smiles and lollipops. So, to wit, you will not be losing forever. Good things will happen for you, too.

You also beat us this year. Granted, it was partially on account of the 56,983 clear Saints touchdowns that were nullified by replacement refs.
 
2013-01-02 06:04:57 AM

Hillbilly Jim: What is Romo going to do after football? He's not even qualified to be a sideline reporter. He'd throw coverage back to the booth and it would wind up on the Hallmark channel.


I LOL'D... Hard!!

Good One.
 
2013-01-02 06:14:10 AM

dickfreckle: You also beat us this year. Granted, it was partially on account of the 56,983 clear Saints touchdowns that were nullified by replacement refs.


This Packer fan knows your feelings.

*brofist
 
2013-01-02 06:31:45 AM

dickfreckle: johnnygew: /Oh, and the next one that says 'Wait til next year - you can't lose forever' gets a quick kick to the groinal area. We have been waiting for 55 years for 'next year' - and there are no signs of that changing.

Since I'm on the internet and you can't actually punch me in the crotch, I'm telling you - "You can't lose forever."


You were probably one of those that also said there was no way in today's NFL that a team could go 0-16.
Or that of the last 8 games of the season, one bounce had to go the Lions way, and get a win there.

You also beat us this year. Granted, it was partially on account of the 56,983 clear Saints touchdowns that were nullified by replacement refs.

When was this? I'm throwing a red flag to challenge that!
 
2013-01-02 06:45:43 AM

johnnygew: dickfreckle: johnnygew: /Oh, and the next one that says 'Wait til next year - you can't lose forever' gets a quick kick to the groinal area. We have been waiting for 55 years for 'next year' - and there are no signs of that changing.

Since I'm on the internet and you can't actually punch me in the crotch, I'm telling you - "You can't lose forever."

You were probably one of those that also said there was no way in today's NFL that a team could go 0-16.
Or that of the last 8 games of the season, one bounce had to go the Lions way, and get a win there.

You also beat us this year. Granted, it was partially on account of the 56,983 clear Saints touchdowns that were nullified by replacement refs.

When was this? I'm throwing a red flag to challenge that!


Sonofa...for some reason I thought I was talking to a Chefs fan. I'm not even drunk or anything. Just retarded, apparently. Still, the rest of the post stands. And you did make the playoffs last year. I'm the sort of guy who roots for DET just because I want you fans to enjoy victory. As long as that game doesn't impact my guys.

/sorry we whipped your ass
 
2013-01-02 06:50:23 AM
The "55 years" part should have given it away, but as already stated, I seem to have a learning disorder of some sort.
 
2013-01-02 07:45:54 AM

Olympic Trolling Judge: God Tier (2.0 < Z)
(none)
Top Tier (1.5 < Z < 2.0)
(none)
Very High Tier (1.0 < Z < 1.5)
1t) New England Patriots (+3)
1t) Houston Texans (+8)
3) San Francisco 49ers
4) Denver Broncos (-3)
5) Atlanta Falcons (-3)
6) Green Bay Packers
7) Seattle Seahawks (-2)
High Tier (0.5 < Z < 1.0)
8) Minnesota Vikings (+4)
9) Chicago Bears (+4)
10) Indianapolis Colts (-3)
11) Washington Redskins (-3)
Upper Mid Tier (0.0 < Z < 0.5)
12) Baltimore Ravens (-2)
13) New York Giants (+1)
14) Cincinnati Bengals (-3)
15) St. Louis Rams (+1)
16) Dallas Cowboys (-1)
Lower Mid Tier (-0.5 < Z < 0.0)


Redskins at 11?
Redskins spanked the Vikings (8) and the Bears (9) aren't going to the playoffs. Reskins are the hotest team in the NFL right now at a 7 game winning streak.

/Skins fan
//Seahawks scare the crap out of me
///Wish we where playing the Packers or Atlanta
 
2013-01-02 07:57:45 AM

Pick13:
Redskins at 11?
Redskins spanked the Vikings (8) and the Bears (9) aren't going to the playoffs. Reskins are the hotest team in the NFL right now at a 7 game winning streak.

/Skins fan
//Seahawks scare the crap out of me
///Wish we where playing the Packers or Atlanta


The Skins also lost to Carolina and beat only one playoff bound team (A hurt Ravens team in OT). His rankings I believe are more based on strength of schedule than anything else.

Out of all the teams in the NFC Playoffs they Skins match up the worst against the Seahawks. They are like the 9'ers with a real QB. At least they cant bring the 13th man with them.

/Also Skins fan.
 
2013-01-02 07:59:07 AM

CipollinaFan: At least they cant bring the 1312th man with them.


FTFM
 
2013-01-02 08:06:46 AM
Wow, most unexpected greenlight ever. Somebody else had apparently submitted the direct link for the power rankings and gotten redlit, so I submitted a link that was close to it. Thanks for taking a little bit of the sting out of a dismal season, mods! :-)

RminusQ:
With 12 interceptions and 7 lost fumbles in 9 games, for a Delhomme Average of 35.2, your winner is Matt Cassel.
/last year's winners: Josh Freeman (27) and Rex Grossman (25 in 13 for 32.1)


Um... unless it's the joke, you realized that you posted a picture of Brady Quinn, right? Also, not to go all IAR, but the sideline video (and anybody at the stadium not named Eric Winston or Matt Cassel) tells you that fans were cheering Quinn's jog to the huddle. Winston's back was to Quinn, so he thought that they were cheering for the injury. It was a non-story that ESPN ran with and blew out of proportion.
 
2013-01-02 08:15:17 AM
Spectacular job as always, rob. The recap was just icing on a fail-riffic cake. You still do weekly Jake writeups after the first two rounds of the playoffs, right?
 
2013-01-02 08:18:44 AM

CipollinaFan: 13th man


You also a Rider fan?
 
2013-01-02 08:25:58 AM
By the way, I've never heared the PA system referred to as a 12th man
 
2013-01-02 08:32:21 AM

Ishkur: CipollinaFan: 13th man

You also a Rider fan?


Actually an Alouettes fan. I kind of followed them since they were the Stallions. I did watch that Grey cup and did enjoy the ending.
 
2013-01-02 09:01:55 AM
Go Pack Go!... Last Sunday made me sick, so don't come out flat again.

COBB IS BACK
 
2013-01-02 09:04:50 AM

Pick13: Redskins at 11?
Redskins spanked the Vikings (8) and the Bears (9) aren't going to the playoffs. Reskins are the hotest team in the NFL right now at a 7 game winning streak.


Let me know when that streak gets to 11 games.

/Go Broncos
 
2013-01-02 09:12:58 AM

Pick13: Reskins are the hotest team in the NFL right now at a 7 game winning streak.


Broncos?
 
2013-01-02 09:18:47 AM

Pick13: Olympic Trolling Judge: God Tier (2.0 < Z)
(none)
Top Tier (1.5 < Z < 2.0)
(none)
Very High Tier (1.0 < Z < 1.5)
1t) New England Patriots (+3)
1t) Houston Texans (+8)
3) San Francisco 49ers
4) Denver Broncos (-3)
5) Atlanta Falcons (-3)
6) Green Bay Packers
7) Seattle Seahawks (-2)
High Tier (0.5 < Z < 1.0)
8) Minnesota Vikings (+4)
9) Chicago Bears (+4)
10) Indianapolis Colts (-3)
11) Washington Redskins (-3)
Upper Mid Tier (0.0 < Z < 0.5)
12) Baltimore Ravens (-2)
13) New York Giants (+1)
14) Cincinnati Bengals (-3)
15) St. Louis Rams (+1)
16) Dallas Cowboys (-1)
Lower Mid Tier (-0.5 < Z < 0.0)

Redskins at 11?
Redskins spanked the Vikings (8) and the Bears (9) aren't going to the playoffs. Reskins are the hotest team in the NFL right now at a 7 game winning streak.

/Skins fan
//Seahawks scare the crap out of me
///Wish we where playing the Packers or Atlanta


The #4 Denver Broncos are the hottest team with a 11 game winning streak and the #1 seed in the AFC. These rankings suck.
 
2013-01-02 09:20:12 AM
Turns out the the Pats/Houston game really was the biggest game in Texans' franchise history. They failed it, and haven't been able to do anything since.
 
2013-01-02 09:23:12 AM

robsul82: Week 13 - Drew Brees (83.3, 5 INT).  And that's all I have to say about that.

Week 15 - Mark Sanchez (83.3, 4 INT/1 FUM), who did this.


You write some great diatribes, but I laughed the hardest at the shortest entires.

Captain Steroid: And the #1 team in the NFL, for the second week in a row... THE DENVER BRONCOS!!! :D

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As a Broncos fan from before our state even had a franchise, this season has made me happy.

You don't know how badly I'd love to see them get a shot at beating the 49ers in the Superdome. Payback's a biatch.


Also,

The Chiefs are in flux.

www.looneylabs.com
 
2013-01-02 09:39:38 AM
Only got one thing to add

img641.imageshack.us
 
2013-01-02 09:53:23 AM
Man, the Texans can't even win a Jake.
 
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