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Kaila

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You're on. Pats by 3. Down to the wire. Just friendly forum competition. :LOL:
 

jerry r. garner

redneck, but brainy
You're on. Pats by 3. Down to the wire. Just friendly forum competition. :LOL:
BB looking very concerned, very
Okay, Ravens by ummmm, maybe more than 3, I'm afraid to state 7-ahhh
Raven fumbled kickoff within red zone.
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10:30, Pats lost, Look, My thinking was there not a great team, good yea, they at 8-o, it just make sense there going to lose, probably going to lose two, three more. (Four?)
Tell you what, will give you six points, you take SF, they too have to lose sooner or later. I only do not want them to lose to Seahawks-DaveA second's
that

Seahawks should have lost today; Bucs are not used to winning, Hawks are.
 

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Bonnie

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So ALL the home teams won yesterday! ... weird. .... (Texans-Jags doesn't count as it was out of the country)

Ravens coming back to power again, or was that a fluke?
 

DaveA

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I only got to see bits and pieces of the Pats -Ravens game. Total wipe-out by the Ravens. The Pats former renowned defense went down in flames. After yesterdays debacle, the Pats appear to be just another struggling team.

And a win by the Dolphins - -"Will wonders never cease !!
 

Mrs. Robinson

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I am a 49er fan-always have been. But mostly I am a fan of whatever team my grandsons are playing for. This is my grandson Alex on Saturday-and what his coach commented on FB about him...."Great shot!! One of the guttiest if not the guttiest performances I’ve ever seen from a QB in my entire life. I’m a really proud coach for that! " Alex was playing with a shoulder injury on Saturday-he thinks a pinched nerve but we`ll see what they say today. Coach wanted him to sit out the second half but Alex refused. Mind you,they don`t really have another QB-the backup is also out with a bad shoulder. Alex catch.jpg
 

jerry r. garner

redneck, but brainy
Gott'a root for the teams the poster's are sweating.
Would like to see Vikes rid themselves of the money on their back,
same for Buffalo, each 'been there' four times, still no cigar.

Would like to see Browns and Bengals do well, poor fans, exercise their futility
year after year.
Have trouble pulling for Niners ('The Catch,'), but I do not like the coach of
Seahawks; Pete Carroll was hip deep in NCAA violations at USC, 'ran away' to Seattle.

Cowboys by 10, tonight; however they have trained us to anticipate 'belly up'
behavior every game.
 
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Lethe200

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NY Times wrap-up on Week 9 (except for Monday's Cowboys/Giants game). I had to laugh at the writer's one-sentence summary on the Dolphins' win!

What We Learned in NFL Week 9
Lamar Jackson and the Ravens shocked the Patriots, the Chiefs beat Minnesota, and Denver’s Brandon Allen (who?) beat Cleveland. In a wild week, even the Dolphins won.
NY Times by Benjamin Hoffman Nov. 4, 2019
(edited by Lethe200)

Here’s what we learned:

Being a kicker in 2019 is the pits. A week after hitting a game-winning 51-yard field goal, Adam Vinatieri of the Colts missed an extra-point and shanked a potential go-ahead kick from 43 yards with less than two minutes remaining in his team’s loss. Seattle’s Jason Myers missed two field goals, including a potential game-winner at the end of regulation (only to be bailed out by his offense in overtime). Tennessee’s Ryan Succop went 0 for 3 on field goal attempts, including one from 44 yards that effectively sealed the loss to Carolina. After going 44 for 58 on Sunday, the league’s kickers are connecting on just 79.8 percent of field goal attempts for the year. If that number holds, it would be the first season since 2003 that the league dropped below 80 percent. Accuracy peaked in 2013 at 86.5 percent.

One* Sentence About Sunday’s Games (*except when it takes more):

Ravens 37, Patriots 20:
A 17-0 lead shrunk to 17-13, and while the story of this game was certainly Baltimore’s offense, Marlon Humphrey’s 70-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown in the third quarter, which pushed the lead up to 24-13, gave the Ravens the boost they needed to hang on for a victory.
What we learned: NE’s highly-touted defense had absolutely no answer for the Ravens. The Patriots had been bandied about as an all-time defense despite not having beaten a team of consequence during an 8-0 start to the season. When asked to slow down Lamar Jackson, Mark Ingram II and the Ravens, NE wilted, losing by 37-20 in prime time.

Texans 26, Jaguars 3: Gardner Minshew picked a terrible time to have his worst game of the season, as his four turnovers in a loss will make it a lot easier to hand the ball back to Nick Foles after Jacksonville’s bye week.

Chiefs 26, Vikings 23: KC was expected to increase its focus on the run while the team waited for Patrick Mahomes to return, but the Chiefs had just 56 rushing yards on Sunday outside of Damien Williams’s outrageous 91-yard touchdown.
What we learned:. The Chiefs have held strong since QB Mahomes went down with a knee injury in Week 7. Back-up Matt Moore was great in relief in that win over Denver, played well in a loss to Green Bay last week, and he beat Minnesota this week. It was Moore’s first win since Dec. 24, 2016, and just his third since the 2011 season. Taking advantage of Reid’s system and KC’s tremendous skill players, Moore has been incredible: 659 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions. The Chiefs are in first place in the AFC West.

Chargers 26, Packers 11: Aaron Rodgers and Philip Rivers have combined for 741 passing touchdowns in their long careers, but they had just one between them in this game, which was decided by kickers* and the Chargers’ running game.
* Chargers kicker Michael Badgley personally contributed 14 pts.

Seahawks 40, Buccaneers 34: It felt like Seattle got away with a win when it should have lost. But Russell Wilson had 378 passing yards and five touchdowns, and Chris Carson had 106 rushing yards against the NFL’s best run defense, so maybe the Seahawks can just be happy about an emotional win at home.
What we learned: Turnovers haunt Jameis Winston. The Buccaneers quarterback got away with an awful pass in the first half, as Breshad Perriman raced forward to snag a batted ball out of the air for a shocking touchdown. That, along with several other huge plays on both sides of the ball, had Winston and Tampa Bay leading by 21-7 late in the second quarter. But Seattle, thanks to a nearly flawless day from Russell Wilson, chipped away at that lead, and in the fourth quarter, Winston paid for his good fortune in the first half by having the ball jarred free from his hand on a sack, resulting in a vital turnover. Seattle went ahead six plays later, and won in overtime.

Panthers 30, Titans 20: Kyle Allen may have been knocked down several pegs in last week’s loss to SF, but with this win he improved to 5-1 as a starter this season and may hold onto the job depending on how Cam Newton’s upcoming medical evaluations shake out.

Raiders 31, Lions 24: The Raiders appeared to do Detroit a huge favor in the game’s closing moments, as they had to call a timeout with 8 seconds left to get their defense set, which, in turn, gave the Lions, who had no timeouts remaining, a better chance to set up a play. But Oakland’s defense proceeded to shut down Matthew Stafford’s options, making him force a pass attempt to Logan Thomas that fell incomplete, effectively ending the game.

Eagles 22, Bears 14: Finishing a game with just 164 yards of offense is fairly awful, but it took a fairly solid second half for Chicago to get there, as the Bears had just 9 in the first half.

Bills 24, Redskins 9: In a rare meeting of two of the NFL’s top-ten career rushing leaders, Adrian Peterson (No. 6 on the career list) had a much better day than Frank Gore (No. 4). Devin Singletary, who trails each of those players by more than 13,500 career rushing yards, led Buffalo to an easy win.

Broncos 24, Browns 19: Denver’s Brandon Allen had not played in a competitive game since the Liberty Bowl in 2016, but he became the latest quarterback to find a way to beat Cleveland. In what may have been an NFL first, three quarterbacks with the same last name (Brandon, Kyle and Josh Allen) all won games on the same day.

Steelers 26, Colts 24: Brian Hoyer threw three touchdown passes in relief of the injured Jacoby Brissett, but his pick-six in the second quarter played a large role in a close loss by Indianapolis.

Dolphins 26, Jets 18: Ryan Fitzpatrick had a nice day, but you have to consider the context.
What we learned: The Tank Bowl has lost its luster. It was hard not to look ahead to the Dolphins’ matchup with the Bengals in Week 16, when it seemed that both hapless teams would enter that game with 0-14 records. The Jets, eager to prove that there are more than two terrible teams in the NFL, ruined everything by losing in Miami. Not only did the Dolphins’ win put Cincinnati — which is on a bye week — in strong position to secure the No. 1 pick in the 2020 draft, but it knocked Miami out of last place in the A.F.C. East by way of a tiebreaker with the Jets. Some teams can’t even tank right.
 

jerry r. garner

redneck, but brainy
I am a 49er fan-always have been. But mostly I am a fan of whatever team my grandsons are playing for. This is my grandson Alex on Saturday-and what his coach commented on FB about him...."Great shot!! One of the guttiest if not the guttiest performances I’ve ever seen from a QB in my entire life. I’m a really proud coach for that! " Alex was playing with a shoulder injury on Saturday-he thinks a pinched nerve but we`ll see what they say today. Coach wanted him to sit out the second half but Alex refused. Mind you,they don`t really have another QB-the backup is also out with a bad shoulder.


You didn't mention the name of his high school
 
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Mrs. Robinson

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He is in college. College of the Redwoods Eureka,Ca. We found out yesterday he has scholarships coming but we don`t know where he`ll be transferring yet. In high school,he broke the 27 year old passing record,set by,ironically,his baseball coach. He`s a really good QB-made the front page of our local newspaper almost every week his senior year. His biggest problem is,he`s short.Only 5`10. QBs are supposed to be taller. But he makes up for it in heart.
 

Kaila

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Being a kicker in 2019 is the pits.
I had been wondering why so many of the kickers are missing their kicks, this year, and I am still wondering.
Different lengths, different locations, varying weather conditions etc... but it is not a good idea, for most teams, to get into field position, at end of game, to count on winning with a kick, , this year!


Chargers kicker Michael Badgley personally contributed 14 pts.
Now, there is one, all teams would like to have!
That team needs to keep him, though, that's for sure they need him!


who is more bland, BB or Jason Garrett?
BB, Garrett is a zombie.
I was going to answer Garrett, my personal opinion to your question,
but then you clarified, there were additional options. :LOL:

But he makes up for it in heart.
:)(y)
 

Lethe200

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WSJ's Beaton contributed another fun wrap-up of the NFL's Race To The Bottom. From his column today:

".....There’s one obvious prize in this draft for the NFL’s worst teams: Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. Yes, there’s also Ohio State defensive end Chase Young, but to be bad enough to get the top pick in the draft teams usually need to have a big problem at the sport’s most important position.

The Dolphins complicated their quest for the No. 1 pick by winning a game. That placed them in a crowded pack of one-win teams—along with the Jets, Redskins and Falcons—trailing Cincinnati in the race to the bottom.

These teams also run into each other over the second half. The Jets play the Dolphins again. The Jets and Dolphins both play the Bengals. The Jets also face the Redskins. The winners of these games? They may be the losers. "
 

jerry r. garner

redneck, but brainy
LETHE:
Race to the bottom, makes you thing something is backwards, doesn't it.'
'Boy's we can't win today, that would destroy our draft picks. So us go out there and lose.'

Kaila:
Field goal kickers are best defined as 'peculiar,' kicking 50 yards field goals
one week, missing two short one next week. Their a coach's nightmares.

LSU vs 'Bam'a -
a feast of head knocking and gives us an opportunity to see which of the QB is the best.
I'm picking LSU by (may I quibble....???? want to say 6) okay, LSU by 6



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DaveA

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I've always thought that "narrowing the goal posts would make for better games where there was more incentive to drive to the red zone and then try and punch it in, rather than getting the kicker just past mid-field and trying a field goal from there. Some games are mostly exchanging field goals rather than touchdowns.
 

Ken N Tx

Older than Dirt !
Location
Texas
I've always thought that "narrowing the goal posts would make for better games where there was more incentive to drive to the red zone and then try and punch it in, rather than getting the kicker just past mid-field and trying a field goal from there. Some games are mostly exchanging field goals rather than touchdowns.
All point after touchdowns should be from the 50 yard line..
 

Bonnie

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Location
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LSU vs 'Bam'a -
a feast of head knocking and gives us an opportunity to see which of the QB is the best.
I'm picking LSU by (may I quibble....???? want to say 6) okay, LSU by 6.
I somehow missed when OSU became No. 1

But anyway, a great game coming up this afternoon when LSU takes on Bama. I'm a LSU fan, but feel Alabama is going to take it.
I'm not up on the injuries.
If LSU wins, they will probably go back to first.
 

jerry r. garner

redneck, but brainy
Ohio State 73 points, disgraceful: tromp on opponent, leaving them crying...pursue national ranking.
A rational person would not waste their time: however,

Bunch of biggies, got popped today

SF vs Seattle- Monday night, pick Seahawks The Niners are the better team, but have to go with Russel Wilson: He has been in big game, a bunch. He is best field general in football.

Okay, with six games to go, pick your Superbowl teams or team (You can change until only two games remain)

It is again the year of the Saints, do not know their opponent, don't care.
("What evidence, why did you select Saints?"
("I got a feeling.)
 
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Kaila

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SF vs Seattle- Monday night, pick Seahawks The Niners are the better team, but have to go with Russel Wilson: He has been in big game, a bunch. He is best field general in football.
I agree that will be an interesting match-up. I can't stay up that late, especially watching football, but will watch the beginning of it.

Fun ideas of yours, about predictions for end of season.... I will agree on Saints, as they seem to have a very total, balanced team, along with the 2 great QB's. But thanks for saying I can switch to Packers or 49ers, (or Seattle) later on. :LOL:

I think either the Pats or KC, on the other side, but again, I reserve that right you gave me, to change, till 2 games left. :ROFLMAO:

Many of today's NFL games look like blow-outs, on paper, i can't find an upset pick i like.

Though i have no idea which team would be favored in the Detroit/ Chicago game. ;)

And @Lethe200 didn't tell me the predictions. :):sneaky:

Btw, Burrows , QB for LSU looked better yesterday than Tua for Alabama, but they both look like they would beat a few of the NFL teams. I am sure someone will want them. ;)
 

Bonnie

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Location
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Ohio State 73 points, disgraceful: tromp on opponent, leaving them crying...pursue national ranking.
A rational person would not waste their time: however,
FYI ... the score of that Ohio State - Maryland game would have been 100-0 or higher, if Ohio State had kept their starters in the game ..
After half time they used all 2nd string, and got down to their 3rd string in the 4th quarter. ... 3rd string QB and all.
Maryland just didn't come to play.

So don't blame OSU ... they weren't running up the score at all, or they would have kept the 1st string in the game.
 

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