The Bleergh Report – Wildcard weekend

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Game Time Decision

Recovering lurker, jack of all trades, master of none, Canadian but hates the Leafs and Jays.
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ALL HAIL BLEERGH.

In tribute to Bleergh, here’s the Wildcard weekend best and worst penalties. I was watching a regular season game and they were talking about how many penalties the P*ts ( I know, I know, but it was the only game I could watch) had taken and how above their average it was.  Which got me thinking about whats the average and what was the best and worst penalty of the week.  So, here’s a random breakdown of this weeks penalties.  I’m not going to even try to find the tape for these, nor am I making any judgement call on the individual penalties.  I’m sure that there are plays that should have been called and were not, and other plays where the penalty wasn’t needed, depending on your fandom.

Here are the best (in the eyes of Bleergh) penalties of the week

Team Penalty Result
Dallas Offensive Holding This was a punt and nullified a TD. haha
Chicago DPI 33 yard penalty
Houston DPI 23 yard penalty
Philadelphia Unnecessary Roughness 15 yard penalty
Chicago Unnecessary Roughness 14 yard penalty

Here are the worst (in the eyes of Bleergh) penalties of the week

Team Penalty Result
Dallas False start 1 yard penalty
Houston Neutral Zone Infraction 4 yard penalty
A bunch at 5 yards

For multiple penalties there are only 2 players this week with multiple penalties. So sad, I expected this list to be longer.

Player – Team Number of penalties Total yards
K.Jackson – Houston 2 28
R.Stanley – Baltimore 2 15

And here’s the total number of penalties per team this weekend:

Team Number of penalties
Baltimore 7
Chicago 3
Dallas 6
Houston 8
Indy 2
LA Chargers 5
Philadelphia 3
Seattle 5

For an average of about 4.9 penalties per game, which is much lower than the 2018 regular season average of 8.0.

My current plan is to do these up to the Superb Owl and then start it back up for the regular season in September.  So, if there is something you think i should look at or not cover or whatever left me know below.  I think that this type of post will be more fun when we don’t all watch every second of each game.  I plan to track the most penalized player by number of penalties and total yardage, and also the best and worst teams for penalties in the regular season.

ALL HAIL BLEERGH.

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The Right Reverend Electric Mayhem

Hail Bleergh!

ballsofsteelandfury

The bad thing about the NFL stats is that they only track penalties ACCEPTED. Penalties called would be good to look into because I strongly believe that there is at least one penalty called on every fucking drive in an NFL game.

Redshirt

Thanks for the report. They say the refs usually throw less penalties in the playoffs. It would be interesting to see if its true.

ballsofsteelandfury

Unfortunately, there’s no Steelers-Bengals game this year to boost up the average.

Redshirt

Bengals in the Division Round?! HA!

Seriously, I think that’s true. In That Wild Card Game, the refs definitely let them play. That’s why it looks more like an organized fight. The refs lost control easily.

If that was a Regular Season game, the Bernard’s and Roethisburger’s hits gets flagged easily.

rockingdog
rockingdog

BLEERGH!!!!!!!

Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
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rockingdog
rockingdog

HIII YAAAAA!!!!!!

Rikki-Tikki-Deadly

That is only acceptable behavior if he yelled “I’m a hemophiliac!” before delivering the kick.

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

Good work on this report.

Would this be actual yellow journalism?

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nomonkeyfun

No, that’ll be when the NY Times releases the pee tape.

King Hippo

HAIL BLEERGH from whom all glory flows!

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Dolph Ucker
Dolph Ucker

It would be interesting to track challenges while you’re at it. See how many were successful and how many resulted in points.

And then track red-headed cheerleaders. Because, you know…

ballsofsteelandfury

Mike Tomlin is riding an 0 for 8 Challenge Streak!