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- Your “I Hope You Like Field Goals” NFC Championship Open Thread – January 21, 2018
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- Your “Stack The Box? Don’t Mind If We Do!” AFC Playoff Game Open Thread – January 14, 2018
There’s a couple of beaut’s featured at this spot. Let’s quit jabbering and dive right in, shall we?
NYJ/Den: No this ain’t one of them. Well, unless you like misery in handy, dandy football form. Denver hadn’t lost eight in a row going all the way back to the Summer of Love. (that’s 1967, btw smgdh) A great number of horsies have gone to the glue factory in the sky since then. Asked about Siemian’s nine(!) interceptions over that span, coach Joseph has remarked, “He’s got to play better”. He then wiped his hands, turned around and then fell down the stairs. Well done, coach. Well. Done.
Ten/Ari: No, not this one either. The Titans 8-4 record gives them the #3 seed in the AFC conference as of today. They shouldn’t have any problems on the road playing against a Cards team that is playing backups-and in some positions backups to the backups-everywhere. Take a gander at the rb spot in particular-the fifth and sixth stringers should be getting some action today.
Was/LAC: Getting warmer… Qb Cousins figures that because there’s still a 1% chance that the Dacteds can make the playoffs, “There’s still something to play for”. The LawnClippers at 6-6 have a more straightforward plan to get to the postseason. It’s simply a matter of winning out the regular season (they have the Chiefs and the Raiders ahead of them in the sked) and the AFC West is theirs. Easy-peasy! Well back up the bus Shorty, ’cause that Washington team has some impressive wins out west against the Seahawks and the Rams. Are we looking at the dictionary definition of a trap game?
Phi/LAR: Here you go! This game is being tossed around as “The Battle of the Two Top Picks of the 2016 Draft”. Wordy. Wr Woods is out yet again so look for Goff to send some shots far downfield to wr Watkins. Te Ertz is in. No wait, he’s out. Hold on, he’s in. Nope. Out. Okay, that’s done with finally. I guess he’s occupying the middle ground between ‘clearing concussion protocol’ and ‘not having his head on straight just yet’. Odd place to be.
Sea/Jax: Well, looky here! Another one! Speaking of a fella that’s put a team on his shoulders, qb Wilson sure does fit the bill. By means of his legs and his arm he’s accounted for 82%of the Seahawks yardage on O. Another stunner-of the 30 TD’s the offense has scored, he’s had a hand in all but one. He’s up against a Jax D that has allowed 10 scores through the air and has grabbed 16(!) picks. A bum ankle has led to a drop-off in production for rb Fournette recently. If he’s not at able to get going that means that qb Bortles will have to be more than a game manager and no one wants to see that.
[Wipes hands on shirt] I’m done. Let’s get started.