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Offline mellongraig

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Re: 2020 NFL Season
« Reply #255 on: Yesterday at 06:28:29 PM »
Turns out that Rashard Higgins's fumble resulting in a touchback cost the Browns a chance to go to the AFC Championship Game as the Chiefs managed to win by a score of 22-17. Also there was no targeting call either. Had he got to the end zone things would have been different.

I now wonder if the NFL will change the rules for the fumble touchback at their owners' meeting later in the year, given the current rule states that the defense gets the ball at the 20 yard line. Perhaps the offense should keep the ball, have a new set of downs, and at the 20.

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Re: 2020 NFL Season
« Reply #256 on: Yesterday at 06:31:43 PM »
Chiefs will host Buffalo next week. That line of 10 was a mite rich, wasn't it? And so was the O/U.


That's why it was the easy pick to go for the Browns and the points.  You wonder if Kansas City covers if Mahomes survives; OTOH, if that awful call doesn't happen against Cleveland, that may change things.

I'm a very rare swap.  Moving my pick from New Orleans to Tampa Bay.  If I'm wrong to do that, so be it.  New, official info has me second guessing my original pick (which is mainly why I don't pick six days in advance).  AB is playing, Tayson Hill is not, and Brees isn't 100%
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Re: 2020 NFL Season
« Reply #257 on: Yesterday at 06:58:42 PM »
Here come the refs to preserve Brady's legacy.

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Re: 2020 NFL Season
« Reply #258 on: Yesterday at 09:59:24 PM »
Here come the refs to preserve Brady's legacy.

Nah. Drew Brees told the refs to hold the beer
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Re: 2020 NFL Season
« Reply #259 on: Yesterday at 10:00:07 PM »
Nah. Drew Brees told the refs to hold the beer

Seems that way. He just fell apart in that half.

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Re: 2020 NFL Season
« Reply #260 on: Yesterday at 10:18:13 PM »
Early lines on the conference championships are Green Bay giving 4 and Kansas City giving 3. We'll see which way the money goes through the week, especially based on Mahommes' status.
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Re: 2020 NFL Season
« Reply #261 on: Today at 01:04:38 AM »
Yeah, I will not be making my predictions right now.  I should be leaning one way or another by Friday, but I might not know for sure until late Sunday morning / early Sunday afternoon EST.  There is some optimism with Mahomes, however and maybe the lines reflect that.

I'm not so sure about the O/U.  Both are set in the 50s.  There's a lot more defense in the postseason, and the weather plays out more in the playoffs than in the regular season.  Anyway, I think when you factor in the entire season, the best four teams are the four teams left in the NFL season so the O/U is about right.  As mentioned, Pat's availability and the conditions at Lambeau will be a major factor
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Re: 2020 NFL Season
« Reply #262 on: Today at 12:33:36 PM »
The Chiefs say Mahomes is "doing well," and he'll rest until he reaches baseline status. How he does after workouts and such until he clears protocol is naturally up in the air.
Bureaucracy is cutting the red tape lengthwise.