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- Your “I Hope You Like Field Goals” NFC Championship Open Thread – January 21, 2018
- Your “We Are All Jags Fans Today” AFC Championship Game Open Thread – January 21, 2018
- Your “Stack The Box? Don’t Mind If We Do!” AFC Playoff Game Open Thread – January 14, 2018
I guess at some point of any major league schedule the creators must get some middling games out of the way before the rush to the finish, huh? That’s the feel I’m getting from some of these tilts here. But for the teams involved there’s a ton of difference between 5-4 and 4-5. BECAUSE ANYTHING MIGHT HAPPEN! Maybe your team goes on a roll, wins a game they weren’t expected to, has an unheralded rookie catch fire, etc. On the other hand, maybe your team is playing for nothing, waiting for the coach to get fired, the malcontent in the dressing room to get injured/shut the hell up, etc. And no, there’s nothing in between-if I’ve learned anything from the run-up to the election, it’s that there is only black and white in this world. TO THE GAMES!
Pit/Bal-I could go for a nice game of pitball right now… Sorry about that-Big Ben had surgery just 19 days and one extra hour ago. It’s about time he got back out on the field then, right? He’s a game-time decision and an empty shell of a man physically by the time he hits 50. AFC North teams have won a collective 10 times altogether at this point. Looks like someone’s taking the division at 8-8. The Ravens have grabbed 5 of the last 6 but may be without Yanda, Smith Sr, and Suggs. I’ll go out on a limb and say that the game will be an eyesore.
Dal/Cle-What happens when the league’s 4th ranked O and 12th ranked D strolls into Cleveland to play the Brownies? Pure Devastation. All that’s left to do for this Ohio team is trade their upcoming #1 draft pick to some team in the Lingerie League for a bag of kicking tees.
Jax/KC-Hey, qb Nick Foles starts for the Chiefs! By the time he retires he’ll have played for at least 5 more teams. I’ve got money riding on this. Jags HC Bradley threw OC Olson under the bus, starting a sequence of events that will likely end with him leading the entire coaching staff out the door and hitchhiking down the highway. Shortly afterwards players will say, “He lost the room after the second game”, “Everyone was tired of his approach”, “He just didn’t relate to the younger (code for black) players” and so on and whatever.
NYJ/Mia-If you’re a fan of grouper, catfish or carp this AFC East battle of the bottom-feeders is right up your gunwale! The Fins are favoured by 3.5 and are coming off a bye week and wins over the Steelers and Bills. Maybe, just maybe, HC Gase has turned this shipwreck around. The injury report is not giving the Jets any hope of an out-of-nowhere upset. Ol’s Mangold and Qvale are doubtful and Clady, Giacomini and Shell are questionable. That sound you heard was the likes of dl Suh and de’s Wake and Williams pawing the ground and snorting like bulls.
Phi/NYG-Poetry enthusiast/Eagles wr Huff was discovered with a gun and some leaves of grass on the Walt Whitman Bridge Tuesday morning. I had no idea he contained multitudes! The Giants are dead-last in the league running the ball because they run between the tackles every-I SAID EVERY-first down. Rb Jennings leads this bunch of plodders with a paltry 143 yds-that’s like one Ezekiel Elliott game. In limited play rook rb Perkins has shown that he can follow blocking and has a bit of a burst. If you want to locate him he’ll be on the sideline the vast majority of the game.
Det/Min-Another OC bites the dust. Seeing the graffiti on the wall (“score some MF’ing points”) Norv Turner decided to spend more time with the family he’s ignored for the last 40 years. New Guy Pat Shurmur cuts his teeth on a Lions D that ranks dead last in DVOA (no idea what it means but it sounds like a stat) Still, this Detroit squad can beat/lose to any team during any week. Which team will show? Well, gentlemen-get out yer flippin’ coins if’n you want to decide.
There she is-HAVE AT ‘ER, KIDLINGS!