Your “And I Wonder, Yes I Wonder. Who’ll Stop The Run?” AFC Wild Card Open Thread

Here’s your first of 11 playoff games to enjoy as the 2017/18 season begins the old wind-down. It doesn’t seem on the surface to be that sexy a tilt but one team will advance and the other will call it a day so I guess it’s got that going for it. Shall we jump in? TO THE GAME!

TITANS/CHIEFS:

KC is much like most teams in that they tend to win when they get turnovers. In their ten wins they forced 25 of them. I mention this because qb Mariota has regressed this year and has a non-sparkling 13/15 TD/Intercept ratio. It should be noted that he’s reigned in his penchant for fumbling…finally.

Injuries:

Ouchies to both A. Hunt and Thomas could mean that Tyreek Hill gets some more opportunities to touch the ball and the more he’s able to run around the more he’s likely to break a long one. On t’udder side DeMarco is gone so rb Henry will be carrying the full load. He did so last week and he kinda struggled but the talent is there.

History:

The Chiefs haven’t won a playoff game at home in 24 years. Oof. Here’s something else though-they’ve not given up more than 20 points at Arrowhead in more than a year.

Other Stuff:

The Titans have the eighth-best rushing attack in the league and the KC run D is ranked dead last. However, the latter squad really messed things up statistically during that losing slide mid-way through the sked. As it happens, Henry and Co. have been effective at runs longer than 4+ and 10+ yards according to some advanced stats I don’t fully understand.

My Hot Take(Away):

Takeaway? Get it? Who says that we at DFO don’t pander to our legions of Brit commenters? Anyboo, I figure Henry has to run for at least 125 and Mariota has to have a perfect game as far as turnovers are concerned. Much like most of the Chiefs opponents, I don’t think the Titans will be able to contain te Kelce which will in turn free up Hill.

So get with the tip-tapping down below.

 

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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

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Spur
Spur

OttoMan is no more.

Dick E. Phuck
Dick E. Phuck

Now we’re gonna hear butthurt Chiefs fans saying that Derrick Henry fumbled.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

They’d have something to the argument if they said Mariota fumbled on that sack.

Horatio Cornblower

McDonough: “It’ll be tough for a lot of us to remain impartial next year”, as we all root as hard as we can for whoever the Raiders are playing. You are truly a sociopath, and I can’t believe I’m lucky enough to be free of you after only one year. Suzy, back to you.”

Suzy: comment image?quality=100&w=650

theeWeeBabySeamus

LMFAO

theeWeeBabySeamus

Suzy still looking pretty good in that big assed coat.
Just saying.

Spur
Spur

I’ll keep her warm.

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

#MYHANDINHERCOAT

fleshwound_NPG
fleshwound_NPG

tits win, look red hot now

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Dick E. Phuck
Dick E. Phuck

THIS GUY JON GRUDEN. I CALL HIM A CRAZY ASSHOLE, BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT HE IS.

Dick E. Phuck
Dick E. Phuck

*Heavy Breathing* *Loud Chewing sounds*
-Andy Reid

clint greasewood
clint greasewood

Alex smith era is over.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

Agreed.

fleshwound_NPG
fleshwound_NPG

ironically, it ended on a deep ball

Spur
Spur

Mahomes to rule all.

JustStopDude
JustStopDude

Welcome to Cleveland Alex…abandon all hope….also don’t go to East Cleveland…you will die.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Someone should write an Alex Smith offseason journey post(s)

King Hippo

Sportsbook Balance just went from $0 to $2,438.16.

Thank You, Andy Reid!!

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Drinks on Hippo!

Senor Weaselo

Chuh chuh!

King Hippo

$4,558.16 if RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRAM IT!! wins by more than 6!

BrettFavresColonoscopy

TOP SHELF Drinks on Hippo!

Doktor Zymm

Well. That half was unexpected

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

I demand that this be used as Andy Reid’s “Gone Fishin'” graphic.

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Inanimate Carbon Rod Marinelli

The Chiefs are more all you can beat, amirite?

Horatio Cornblower

‘Tis no man; ’tis a remorseless raiser-of-hopes-only-to-dash-them-at-the-first-play-off-opportunity machine.

Spur
Spur

time to RAMMMMMIIITTTTTTT

Buddy Cole's Christmas Story!
Buddy Cole's Christmas Story!

Gruden with the zing!

Spur
Spur

Tits Up. Andy Reid’s tits down

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Banner?

MikeWallaceAndGromit

No Schiano kneel down hooplah?

ballsofsteelandfury

Men, we saw a boy become a man today. Of course, I’m talking about McDonough.

theeWeeBabySeamus

Hehehehehehe

theeWeeBabySeamus

WHERE THE HELL IS DON T???????????????

ballsofsteelandfury

BURGER KING FOR EVERYONE!

Horatio Cornblower

Probably lost power.

I wish I were kidding.

Dick E. Phuck
Dick E. Phuck

Chiefs got EXXOTIC Smashmouth’d

JustStopDude
JustStopDude

There was only one douchbag in the office this week who game me shit non-stop about the Browns losing and he is a Chiefs fan.

I will be rubbing this in like crazy come Monday…

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Derrick Henry acting like Travis Henry tonight, swinging his big dick everywhere

Dick E. Phuck
Dick E. Phuck

But unlike Travis Henry, He shoots at those holes in controlled bursts.

clint greasewood
clint greasewood

Win or Lose Reid is going to Shoneys

WCS

Second Dinner at Golden Corral.

LemonJello
LemonJello

At Golden Corrals:
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LemonJello
LemonJello

Every Shoney’s within driving distance of Arrowhead right now:
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ThePirateSloth
ThePirateSloth

Ugggggggggggggggggggh Oregon people are gonna be insufferable about Mariota.

MikeWallaceAndGromit

Fuuuuck, I live in Corvallis, too.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

QUACK

ThePirateSloth
ThePirateSloth

Oh Jeebus, I’m sorry

King Hippo

you live in my backup dream town (Yachats, OR is #1) so NO BITCHING

MikeWallaceAndGromit

Oh I like the town a lot, just more brutal for Duck gloating.

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

This will without question be the high point of these playoffs for me.

Smithchez
Smithchez

“I tried to bother him, and I’m an annoying piece of shit. Guess the kid’s just a sociopath.”

Horatio Cornblower

There is no one, no one, happier for Gruden getting the Raiders job than McDonough.

theeWeeBabySeamus

Mariota is a grinder.
Brady is…well, ya know.

Horatio Cornblower

On Grinder?

Horatio Cornblower

The Chiefs should be embarrassed by this and Reid should be fired in the locker room.

But not until he hits the buffet one last time. I’m an unreasonable man, not a cruel one.

King Hippo

Mariota has balls

ballsofsteelandfury

THAT’S HOW YOU BLOCK, BRADY!!

Spur
Spur

Super Mario with the block.

King Hippo

nice fucking playcall

Spur
Spur

Erotic Playcalling

Smithchez
Smithchez

Bawk Bawk, Chiefs.

King Hippo

scramble, yes. throw, no

Buddy Cole's Christmas Story!
Buddy Cole's Christmas Story!

1957 Lions-49ers was a game you played in Madden 2001 to unlock more shit.

Senor Weaselo

But Madden 02 had the NFL Europe teams! And this rap!

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Why would there have been a ten second run off? I mean timeout is the right call there regardless, but why the run off?

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

Running clock inside two minutes.

JustStopDude
JustStopDude

The Chiefs challenge the call on the field that they recovered the fumble and scored a touchdown.

JustStopDude
JustStopDude

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“Well Jon…the fans don’t seem to like that call”

Spur
Spur

clint greasewood
clint greasewood

Wait.. wait…WAIT

You’re telling me Andy Reid didn’t blow a timeout early for no reason?

King Hippo

Two words: NAKED. BOOTLEG.

Mr. Ayo
Mr. Ayo

JUMP. PASS.

fleshwound_NPG
fleshwound_NPG

He was down, Tits stay up

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ballsofsteelandfury

I’ve missed you.

Horatio Cornblower

That’s not all that stays up, if you know what I mean!

I mean the stairs. Those stairs are clearly going up.

theeWeeBabySeamus

Wow, these guys really wanted that to be a fumble.
They’ve already been shown it wasn’t, but they’re still calling it one.

LMFAO.

King Hippo

the media LOVES Andy Reid and the Chefs, for some reason

Horatio Cornblower

John, he doesn’t cause the fumble. The runner was down. You cannot cause a fumble when the guy controls the ball all the way to the ground.

Man, the Raiders are gonna be awesome with you in charge.

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Vegas is going to be fun as hell

clint greasewood
clint greasewood

The unjustified butthurt in the stadium when this gets reversed is going to be amazing

JustStopDude
JustStopDude

BWHAHAHAHAHA!

This stadium is gonna RIOT!

Buddy Cole's Christmas Story!
Buddy Cole's Christmas Story!

AlL tImE lEaDeR fRoM KaNSaSSSSS Cityyyyyy

Buddy Cole's Christmas Story!
Buddy Cole's Christmas Story!

tHe BaHl cAmE OUTTTTT

ThePirateSloth
ThePirateSloth

Oh fuck, he was down. That stadium is gonna erupt.

Spur
Spur

fire and fury

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