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(ESPN)   Green Bay takes another plunge, Cardinals start to perk up, and ESPN still finds a way to kiss Tom Brady's ass. Week 12 Power Rankings for your perusal and enjoyment. Let's party   (espn.go.com) divider line 214
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2013-11-19 02:14:41 PM  
Ladies and gentlemen, ONCE AGAIN, the #1 team in the National Football League is... THE DENVER BRONCOS!!! :D

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2013-11-19 02:15:53 PM  

Captain Steroid: Ladies and gentlemen, ONCE AGAIN, the #1 team in the National Football League is... THE DENVER BRONCOS!!! :D

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Not for long. Tom Brady is angry.
 
2013-11-19 02:17:52 PM  

Captain Steroid: Ladies and gentlemen, ONCE AGAIN, the #1 team in the National Football League is... THE DENVER BRONCOS!!! :D

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Who? Never heard of 'em. They're probably bad at football, anyway. I mean, ponies playing football? Give me a break, Cap'n!
 
2013-11-19 02:21:26 PM  
Falcons ahead of the Vikings? I dont think so. The Vikings have AP the Falcons have.... lost to the Buccaneers.
 
2013-11-19 02:25:30 PM  
Rams take a week off after embarrassing the Colts, fall one spot.
 
2013-11-19 02:26:08 PM  

mikaloyd: Falcons ahead of the Vikings? I dont think so. The Vikings have AP the Falcons have.... lost to the Buccaneers.


But, Matt Ryan is elite!
 
2013-11-19 02:29:38 PM  

Nabb1: mikaloyd: Falcons ahead of the Vikings? I dont think so. The Vikings have AP the Falcons have.... lost to the Buccaneers.

But, Matt Ryan is elite!


My grandmother would be elite with 3 potential HOF receivers out there. One missing and 2 gimpy ones? Not so much.
 
2013-11-19 02:29:43 PM  

Nabb1: mikaloyd: Falcons ahead of the Vikings? I dont think so. The Vikings have AP the Falcons have.... lost to the Buccaneers.

But, Matt Ryan is elite!


MATTY ICE BABY! THIS IS THE YEAR!
 
2013-11-19 02:31:02 PM  

mikaloyd: Captain Steroid: Ladies and gentlemen, ONCE AGAIN, the #1 team in the National Football League is... THE DENVER BRONCOS!!! :D

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Not for long. Tom Brady is angry.


While Manning is due for a win over the Dexter look-a-like. >:-)
 
2013-11-19 02:31:08 PM  

robsul82: Nabb1: mikaloyd: Falcons ahead of the Vikings? I dont think so. The Vikings have AP the Falcons have.... lost to the Buccaneers.

But, Matt Ryan is elite!

MATTY ICE BABY! THIS IS THE YEAR!


I thought it was ridiculous that ATL fans thought this year would somehow match the success of last year, but to be fair, this has been a plunge to the depths that no one saw coming.
 
2013-11-19 02:34:58 PM  
Seattle has looked scary for a few weeks, but even scarier was the potential impact Percy Harvin flashed on his 58-yard kickoff return. The hip looked pretty healthy there.

With all due respect to Seattle, their last four opponents have been St. Louis, Tampa, Atlanta and Minnesota, the dregs of the NFC. And one of those games went to OT. They'd have to try not to look "scary" against that lineup.
 
2013-11-19 02:35:46 PM  

Shame Us: robsul82: Nabb1: mikaloyd: Falcons ahead of the Vikings? I dont think so. The Vikings have AP the Falcons have.... lost to the Buccaneers.

But, Matt Ryan is elite!

MATTY ICE BABY! THIS IS THE YEAR!

I thought it was ridiculous that ATL fans thought this year would somehow match the success of last year, but to be fair, this has been a plunge to the depths that no one saw coming.


Hey, I'm very happy the coach and the GM are both gonna be coming back under the "injuries, what're you gonna do?" banner and forgetting they weren't especially good beforehand either.  And injuries or no injuries,

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This is a beautiful thing.  Especially Ian Rapoport.
 
2013-11-19 02:37:24 PM  
TOP 5!! ABOVE THE PATRIOTS!! Who cares about a hangover! Hair of the dog that bit you! Watching Belichick's post-game as nouirshment!
 
2013-11-19 02:41:37 PM  
If Denver's defense plays like they did against KC? Brady might be eating a lot of turf.
I just hope the offense keeps protecting Manning like they did.

/A friend made this. I like it.

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2013-11-19 02:42:31 PM  

robsul82: [i63.photobucket.com image 487x585]

This is a beautiful thing.  Especially Ian Rapoport.


I love bookmarking preseason predictions for this exact reason. Murphy's Law inevitably happens to a few teams per season, and it's always great to see how rosy things looked for them in the offseason.
 
2013-11-19 02:44:05 PM  

Incorrigible Astronaut: robsul82: [i63.photobucket.com image 487x585]

This is a beautiful thing.  Especially Ian Rapoport.

I love bookmarking preseason predictions for this exact reason. Murphy's Law inevitably happens to a few teams per season, and it's always great to see how rosy things looked for them in the offseason.


Haha, yep.  Always worthwhile.
 
2013-11-19 02:45:41 PM  
I'm just glad the Cowboys didn't lose this week
 
2013-11-19 02:50:23 PM  

UNC_Samurai: TOP 5!! ABOVE THE PATRIOTS!! Who cares about a hangover! Hair of the dog that bit you! Watching Belichick's post-game as nouirshment!


Congrats on the upset last night. :-)

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2013-11-19 03:05:24 PM  

Nabb1: Seattle has looked scary for a few weeks, but even scarier was the potential impact Percy Harvin flashed on his 58-yard kickoff return. The hip looked pretty healthy there.

With all due respect to Seattle, their last four opponents have been St. Louis, Tampa, Atlanta and Minnesota, the dregs of the NFC. And one of those games went to OT. They'd have to try not to look "scary" against that lineup.


They came oh so tantalizingly close to losing to both the Rams and Bucs. So sad.
 
2013-11-19 03:05:44 PM  

Nabb1: Seattle has looked scary for a few weeks, but even scarier was the potential impact Percy Harvin flashed on his 58-yard kickoff return. The hip looked pretty healthy there.

With all due respect to Seattle, their last four opponents have been St. Louis, Tampa, Atlanta and Minnesota, the dregs of the NFC. And one of those games went to OT. They'd have to try not to look "scary" against that lineup.


They did try. Won anyways.
 
2013-11-19 03:08:33 PM  

robsul82: Shame Us: robsul82: Nabb1: mikaloyd: Falcons ahead of the Vikings? I dont think so. The Vikings have AP the Falcons have.... lost to the Buccaneers.

But, Matt Ryan is elite!

MATTY ICE BABY! THIS IS THE YEAR!

I thought it was ridiculous that ATL fans thought this year would somehow match the success of last year, but to be fair, this has been a plunge to the depths that no one saw coming.

Hey, I'm very happy the coach and the GM are both gonna be coming back under the "injuries, what're you gonna do?" banner and forgetting they weren't especially good beforehand either.  And injuries or no injuries,

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This is a beautiful thing.  Especially Ian Rapoport.


Wow. An impressive list of hyperbolic derp.

FWIW, Mike Smith has never struck me as a good NFL HC candidate. His press conferences are the least encouraging ones I can think of from a fan standpoint.

"You've lst 8 of 10 now, Mike. What dod you do to turn things around?"

"Well, we just gotta go out there next week and play tough."

/Really? Get bent.
 
2013-11-19 03:10:32 PM  

Quasar: Nabb1: Seattle has looked scary for a few weeks, but even scarier was the potential impact Percy Harvin flashed on his 58-yard kickoff return. The hip looked pretty healthy there.

With all due respect to Seattle, their last four opponents have been St. Louis, Tampa, Atlanta and Minnesota, the dregs of the NFC. And one of those games went to OT. They'd have to try not to look "scary" against that lineup.

They came oh so tantalizingly close to losing to both the Rams and Bucs. So sad.


Win ForeverTM
 
2013-11-19 03:13:24 PM  

Captain Steroid: UNC_Samurai: TOP 5!! ABOVE THE PATRIOTS!! Who cares about a hangover! Hair of the dog that bit you! Watching Belichick's post-game as nouirshment!

Congrats on the upset last night. :-)

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Upset?  The Patriots were 3-point dogs.
 
2013-11-19 03:13:42 PM  
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1. Unstoppable! Eli Manning is! So is his Citizen Eco-Drive watch. Powered by light, it never needs a battery. And if you set your Citizen Eco-Drive watch back one hour for every game-winning drive Eli Manning has led this year, how many hours back would you set your Citizen Eco-Drive watch?

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3. I hate watching with Ramsey. All he does is yell. They can't hear you Ramsey. But every time he's come over this year, we've won!  And he always brings Bud Light. Little dog won't come out from under the couch... but we're winning. I love you Ramsey. What I don't love is how many games out of 10 Tom Brady has thrown an interception this year, care to guess how many?

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Welcome back from the break! I'm Lisa Salters, and I'm reporting from the sideline, and by reporting I mean I'm being brushed off by coaches as they run to the locker room and reading people's bios directly from Wikipedia. Did you know Sam Bradford is actually a vampire?! It was news to me too. As the playoff picture starts to heat up, let's look back at some of the storied franchises of the NFL and think about their successes over the years according to a page I'm reading on Wikipedia that is closely edited by BonerHitler420.

1. Which franchise is older? The Dallas Cowboys or the Miami Dolphins?

2. Which franchise has won more games? The New England Patriots or the Oakland Raiders?

3. Which franchise has been to the playoffs more times? The Buffalo Bills or the Tennessee Titans?


Answer Sheet:

1. Gruden's QB:
2. Gruden's Defense:
3. Gruden's WR:

1. Eli Comebacks:
2. Flacco TDs or INTs:
3. Brady Games with INT:

1. Older franchise:
2. Winning franchise:
3. Playoff franchise:
 
2013-11-19 03:21:33 PM  
1. Gruden's QB: Russell Wilson
2. Gruden's Defense: Carolina
3. Gruden's WR: Riley Cooper

1. Eli Comebacks: 3
2. Flacco TDs or INTs: INTs
3. Brady Games with INT: 4

1. Older franchise: Miami
2. Winning franchise: Raiders
3. Playoff franchise: Bills
 
2013-11-19 03:23:05 PM  
Oh, and Tedy Bruschi can take a flying leap for his bullshiat on SportsCenter. What a douche.
 
2013-11-19 03:23:28 PM  

Shame Us: 1. Gruden's QB: Russell Wilson
2. Gruden's Defense: Carolina
3. Gruden's WR: Riley Cooper

1. Eli Comebacks: 3
2. Flacco TDs or INTs: INTs
3. Brady Games with INT: 4

1. Older franchise: Miami
2. Winning franchise: Raiders
3. Playoff franchise: Bills


Not your best week. You have 1 correct.
 
2013-11-19 03:25:44 PM  

Treygreen13: Shame Us: 1. Gruden's QB: Russell Wilson
2. Gruden's Defense: Carolina
3. Gruden's WR: Riley Cooper

1. Eli Comebacks: 3
2. Flacco TDs or INTs: INTs
3. Brady Games with INT: 4

1. Older franchise: Miami
2. Winning franchise: Raiders
3. Playoff franchise: Bills

Not your best week. You have 1 correct.


Pretty sure on which one too. Everything else was throwing darts.
 
2013-11-19 03:27:59 PM  
Some of these seem too obvious, but I went with 'em anyway. IN BEFORE EVERYBODY ELSE WOOOO


1. Gruden's QB: PManning
2. Gruden's Defense: KC
3. Gruden's WR: Megatron

1. Eli Comebacks: 2
2. Flacco TDs or INTs: INTs
3. Brady Games with INT: 5

1. Older franchise: Same age
2. Winning franchise: Raiders
3. Playoff franchise: Bills


And I had ESPN stats open in the next tab & I didn't look at them once (which should be obvious upon scoring my answers).
 
2013-11-19 03:28:34 PM  

robsul82: Oh, and Tedy Bruschi can take a flying leap for his bullshiat on SportsCenter. What a douche.


What did he say? Honestly, I gave up on ESPN a long time ago.
 
2013-11-19 03:30:48 PM  

Di Atribe: Some of these seem too obvious, but I went with 'em anyway. IN BEFORE EVERYBODY ELSE WOOOO


1. Gruden's QB: PManning
2. Gruden's Defense: KC
3. Gruden's WR: Megatron

1. Eli Comebacks: 2
2. Flacco TDs or INTs: INTs
3. Brady Games with INT: 5

1. Older franchise: Same age
2. Winning franchise: Raiders
3. Playoff franchise: Bills

And I had ESPN stats open in the next tab & I didn't look at them once (which should be obvious upon scoring my answers).


You picked Bills Raiders and Flacco picks, by the number, at least 2 are wrong based on my "How Not to Answer" sheet.
 
2013-11-19 03:36:46 PM  
HAY THAR GRAF TIME WOO WOO WOO BUB RUUUUUUUUUUB

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Objective stats regarding subjective rankings with very little commentary:

Change from Week 1 to this week:
One 28 point drop: Falcons. Truly, the most magnificent nosedive in all of Graf history
One 18 point jump: Panthers

One team is right back where they started: Patriots

Change from last week to this week:
Three 4 point drops: Redskins, Browns, Jets
Two 5 point jumps: Steelers, Dolphins

Three teams did not change rank: Jaguars, Colts, Saints

Number of times rankings have changed:
1 team has changed once: Jaguars
7 teams have changed 11 times (max).

Difference between high rank & low rank:
Lowest fluctuation:Jaguars & Broncos with 3
Highest fluctuation: Falcons with 28
Average fluctuation is 12.72

Most spots traveled:
Eagles with 55.

Teams hitting their highest rank this week: Cardinals, Panthers, Eagles

Teams hitting their lowest rank this week: Vikings, Packers, Texans, Falcons

Four teams have held the #1 spot: Seahawks, 49ers, Broncos, & Chiefs
 
2013-11-19 03:37:49 PM  
Treygreen13:

1. Gruden's QB: Peyton
2. Gruden's Defense: KC
3. Gruden's WR: Calvin Johnson

1. Eli Comebacks: 2
2. Flacco TDs or INTs: TDs
3. Brady Games with INT: 3

1. Older franchise: Cowboys
2. Winning franchise: Raiders
3. Playoff franchise: Bills

Total guesses, all.
 
2013-11-19 03:38:12 PM  

Nabb1: robsul82: Oh, and Tedy Bruschi can take a flying leap for his bullshiat on SportsCenter. What a douche.

What did he say? Honestly, I gave up on ESPN a long time ago.


He backed up Ray Lewis' AMEX offer to pay for Brooks' eventual fine, ranted about hitting QBs hard, and finished by pointing in the camera and saying "Get tough, Drew Brees!"  The other stuff is just dumb, but "get tough?"  The guy who came back from an injury so bad it was only a 25% chance he'd be as good as he was (and that was San Diego good, at the time), didn't complain, didn't stomp his feet and scream for a flag like Bruschi's used to, just got up and led his team on game-tying and game-winning FG drives with blood on his chin needs to "get tough."  Asshole.
 
2013-11-19 03:39:07 PM  

Di Atribe: One 28 point drop: Falcons. Truly, the most magnificent nosedive in all of Graf history


It looks like my portfolio in 2008.
 
2013-11-19 03:42:48 PM  

Shame Us: Pretty sure on which one too. Everything else was throwing darts.


I'd tell you which one but it's one of the either/or questions and that would mean I'd effectively be giving out all the answers to that category.

Here are some hints for this week:

1. Gruden's QB: It's not Peyton Manning
2. Gruden's Defense: This team is very, very bad.
3. Gruden's WR: If you play Fantasy Football, this guy is a waiver wire wonder.

1. Eli Comebacks: It should be noted, comebacks and game winning drives are a very fickle stat.
2. Flacco TDs or INTs: Whatever answer you're thinking, it's not that one.
3. Brady Games with INT: Tom's highest INT total in a single game this year is 1.

1. Older franchise: The Cowboys were founded in the 60s, but so were the dolphins. 
2. Winning franchise: Think entire franchise, not just the past decade or so.
3. Playoff franchise: This is total times making the playoffs, not playoff games.
 
2013-11-19 03:44:16 PM  

Di Atribe: Some of these seem too obvious, but I went with 'em anyway. IN BEFORE EVERYBODY ELSE WOOOO


1. Gruden's QB: PManning
2. Gruden's Defense: KC
3. Gruden's WR: Megatron

1. Eli Comebacks: 2
2. Flacco TDs or INTs: INTs
3. Brady Games with INT: 5

1. Older franchise: Same age
2. Winning franchise: Raiders
3. Playoff franchise: Bills

And I had ESPN stats open in the next tab & I didn't look at them once (which should be obvious upon scoring my answers).


You have 1 correct.

nmrsnr: Treygreen13:

1. Gruden's QB: Peyton
2. Gruden's Defense: KC
3. Gruden's WR: Calvin Johnson

1. Eli Comebacks: 2
2. Flacco TDs or INTs: TDs
3. Brady Games with INT: 3

1. Older franchise: Cowboys
2. Winning franchise: Raiders
3. Playoff franchise: Bills

Total guesses, all.


2 correct.
 
2013-11-19 03:44:42 PM  
Giants beat Packers, ranked 7 spots below Green Bay.

That's 100% legit.
 
2013-11-19 03:46:53 PM  

mainstreet62: Giants beat Packers, ranked 7 spots below Green Bay.

That's 100% legit.


The Scott Tolzien Era is going swimmingly.
 
2013-11-19 03:48:39 PM  
Alright, and now the moment no one has been waiting for -- the week 12 FARK/FAIL ratings:

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

Parentheses are ESPN's ranks

The Rams Are Too Damn High: -5 compared to ESPN
The Cardinals, Ravens, and Browns Are Too Damn Low: +3 compared to ESPN
 
2013-11-19 03:48:57 PM  

Shame Us: You picked Bills Raiders and Flacco picks, by the number, at least 2 are wrong based on my "How Not to Answer" sheet.


Treygreen13: You have 1 correct.


DAMMIT

And now that I'm looking stuff up, I don't even know which one I got right.
 
2013-11-19 03:49:11 PM  
Oh, well, now that it's green...
 
2013-11-19 03:49:56 PM  
Friends,

We are gathered here today to celebrate a remarkable achievement.  An achievement that truly has, if not capped, marked a true high points in a season fraught with drama.  This quarterback's rookie campaign has traveled to dizzying heights and sunk to the lowest of the lows, and we are all the richer for having witnessed it.  This week's award winning performance?  Well, we all know in which category his game against the Bills belongs, and spoiler alert - it ain't the latter.

Before this season even began, our man's path in the NFL was filled with strife.  Prior to the draft, we had drama surrounding issues like inappropriate cell phone usage during visits with coaches.  Whether or not he came off as "aloof" or "entitled" or "fragrant with the overwhelming scent of douche."

Even worse than that, one unnamed head coach called into question whether or not this week's winner was, as he likes to call it, a Schiano Man.

For shame, sir.

For SHAME.

In any case, a slide to a second round and a quick day-after firing of his agents later, this champion found himself taken to a place where those character traits were seen as great positives.  After all, when one thinks of this fanbase, what other words come to mind than ridiculous...


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Absurd...

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Possibly suicidal...

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And hugely douchetastic?

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Naturally, such a quarterback was quickly embraced by these fans.  Sure, there were bumps in the turnpike, as the head coach nearly got himself lynched off the George Washington Bridge for putting the once and future Sanchise in a preseason game with a backup O-line in front of him.  Yeah, everyone was sick to death of watching the quarterbacking skills of Mark Sanchez regress so far back they could've been signed up for preschool, but that was their quarterback, man.

Could an unproven rookie really step into
those incredibly big shoes and live up to the standards set forth by such an incredible player?

Things started out well enough, with a victory over Tampa Bay achieved via mass idiocy on the sidelines and a game against New England that, while a loss, was still only a field goal margin.  A pattern quickly developed, however, with every exhilarating victory - Buffalo bested, New England conquered in overtime, an alleged win against New Orleans that unfortunately was not captured on recording devices of any kind - paired with a head scratching defeat - the Steelers and Titans in losses that weren't as close as the scoreboard said, the Bengals in a 49-9 defeat, likewise - that left audiences around the league simply baffled.

Coming off said rumored victory that I, for one, have seen no evidence of, fans figured that this has to be the real article, a shocker like that couldn't result in the same sad slog backward, and against a divisional opponent that our hero had already defeated this season.

Could it?

Through the first quarter, anyway, things were going all right.  No turnovers, and while he wasn't putting any points up on the scoreboard, this gunslinger was leading several successful drives, according to Cris Collinsworth.  That said, the scoreboard was quickly lighting up in the second quarter, both for Buffalo on points and for Geno in the Delhomme standings.  A sack fumble and interception came one on top of the other in the closing 4 minutes and 5 seconds of the first half, and suddenly Jets fans with papier mache sculptures on their heads everywhere were beginning to look at their index fingers with a sense of great longing.

Maybe the second half would be better.  Sure, the 20-0 deficit looked bad, but with 30 game minutes left and the Bills being the team holding that lead, with some adjustments anything was possible.

Well, we all quickly saw what was possible in the third quarter, and it wasn't any sort of a comeback.  Instead, it was a run straight up the leaderboard, two more interceptions to fatten his total, one of them a pick 6 to finish off the third frame in style.  With the lights reading Buffalo 34, New York 7, The Matt Simms Era dawned as soon as the fourth quarter started, leaving our victor plenty of time to think things over in his baseball cap.

Shaking his head slowly from side of side, he cursed himself for not seeing those defenders.  Blamed his grip for dropping that fumble.  How he knew he'd be raked over the coals by the press for this one, how they'd call it just another reason not to trust him in their 72-point headlines.

"Wait a minute," he thought.  "Headlines."


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"Whew.  I'm filling those cleats but good."

For giving football fans everywhere another comped pass on the Genocoaster, for showing us all that his performance against the Saints was just a fluke and wasn't at all a sign of things being wrong with the Saints at all it's not not not, for being the only QB to come close to a big number this week in scoring a 66.7 against the Buffalo Bills, I am proud to present The Jake for Week 11 to Geno Smith of the New York Jets.


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Any comments, Geno?

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"Watch out, Baltimore, get ready for your house to be torn down!

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And...ugh, Miami?  I have to both suck and blow in a division game after that?"

Indeed, Geno.
  Indeed.
 
2013-11-19 03:50:16 PM  

Treygreen13: Shame Us: Pretty sure on which one too. Everything else was throwing darts.

I'd tell you which one but it's one of the either/or questions and that would mean I'd effectively be giving out all the answers to that category.

Here are some hints for this week:

1. Gruden's QB: It's not Peyton Manning
2. Gruden's Defense: This team is very, very bad.
3. Gruden's WR: If you play Fantasy Football, this guy is a waiver wire wonder.

1. Eli Comebacks: It should be noted, comebacks and game winning drives are a very fickle stat.
2. Flacco TDs or INTs: Whatever answer you're thinking, it's not that one.
3. Brady Games with INT: Tom's highest INT total in a single game this year is 1.

1. Older franchise: The Cowboys were founded in the 60s, but so were the dolphins. 
2. Winning franchise: Think entire franchise, not just the past decade or so.
3. Playoff franchise: This is total times making the playoffs, not playoff games.


Well now I'm totally f*cked. The one I was sure about was not an either/or.
 
2013-11-19 03:50:48 PM  

mainstreet62: Giants beat Packers, ranked 7 spots below Green Bay.

That's 100% legit.


That's because the Giants started the season 0-6, which dropped them to the bottom of the rankings.  You don't just automatically jump above everyone you've beaten.

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2013-11-19 03:55:56 PM  

robsul82: Indeed, Geno.  Indeed.


Nice Jake write-up. As a funny side note about stats, this year's current leaders in comeback wins are Russel Wilson (makes sense) and Geno Smith (casts doubt on the whole stat)
 
2013-11-19 03:57:12 PM  

Shame Us: Well now I'm totally f*cked. The one I was sure about was not an either/or.


Were you thinking Riley Cooper? I thought so too. Riley's making up a lot of scoring volume, but having lots of catches is actually detrimental to the yards per reception stat.
 
2013-11-19 04:00:03 PM  

Treygreen13: Shame Us: Well now I'm totally f*cked. The one I was sure about was not an either/or.

Were you thinking Riley Cooper? I thought so too. Riley's making up a lot of scoring volume, but having lots of catches is actually detrimental to the yards per reception stat.


No, I thought it was Russell Wilson for the 1st one. His YPA and YPC are up there despite his relatively low total yards. I guess they're just not quite high enough. I thought he was a solid choice because of the "Treygreen is trying to be sneaky and pick a guy who is like 13th in yards, but extremely efficient" factor.
 
2013-11-19 04:01:15 PM  

Shame Us: "Treygreen is trying to be sneaky and pick a guy who is like 13th in yards, but extremely efficient" factor.


Well "Interception Percentage" should be the big hint there.
 
2013-11-19 04:02:33 PM  

Treygreen13: Shame Us: "Treygreen is trying to be sneaky and pick a guy who is like 13th in yards, but extremely efficient" factor.

Well "Interception Percentage" should be the big hint there.


GODDAMMITSOMUCH

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