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Re: 2021 NFL Season
« Reply #90 on: November 26, 2021, 10:18:53 AM »
So, what was the O/U on penalty flags in the Las Vegas-Dallas game?😜


I watched the game yesterday, and I was thinking the same thing.

Dallas had a chance to win it several times..   Oh well


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Re: 2021 NFL Season
« Reply #92 on: December 05, 2021, 04:15:32 PM »
YES!!!!!!!!!! My Cardinals are 10-2 after coming away with a 33-22 win over the Bears as Kyler Murray accounts for 4 touchdowns, 2 each through the air and on the ground and the Cardinals defense intercepts Andy Dalton 4 times. Nice to get to 10 wins. GO CARDINALS!!!!!!!!!! :)

Man the Dolphins have turned their season around with a 5 game winning streak after a 1-7 start.

And the Lions finally got a win, beating the Vikings on Jared Goff's touchdown pass on the game's final play.
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Re: 2021 NFL Season
« Reply #93 on: December 05, 2021, 06:08:42 PM »
The Falcons did against Tampa Bay what Georgia did yesterday against Alabama--fail to get to the QB. Tom Brady throws four TD passes and had time to smoke a cigarette in the pocket while Matt Ryan ate astroturf five times. Birds lose 30-17.
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Re: 2021 NFL Season
« Reply #94 on: December 06, 2021, 09:06:39 AM »
Meanwhile, the Ravens had a chance to go for win with a 2-point convert, but that attempt failed as the Steelers hang on to win by a 20-19 score (although the Steelers missed an extra point of their own). I think it would have been best for them to just kick it for the tie, but then again extra points aren't gimmes anymore like they used to.

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Re: 2021 NFL Season
« Reply #95 on: December 06, 2021, 10:08:25 AM »
Meanwhile, Philadelphia's winning streak over the Jets reaches 12-0, the longest undefeated streak by one team against another to date.  Which sets up an important match with Washington in 2 weeks, as whoever wins that game very likely has a strong inside track to one of the NFC wild card slots. 

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Re: 2021 NFL Season
« Reply #96 on: December 06, 2021, 12:29:36 PM »
Finally, Kansas City's win over Denver gives the AFC a 4-way tie for first place as of Week 13.  There is still one game to play that would not change much with those standings.  If the season ended today, New England would have home-field throughout the postseason & that first-round bye due to conference record.  Kansas City would be 4th place behind 2nd place Tennessee & 3rd Place Baltimore thanks to losing to both teams.  Even without that, the KC has an inferior conference record.

A Patriots win on MNF means the standings stay the same, but with NE having an outright lead in the AFC.  I believe Buffalo would simply replace New England at the top if the Bills win.

Pittsburgh's win over Baltimore means that the Steelers are two wins away from coach Tomlin having an outright record in terms of total years to start a HC career without a losing record.

Despite Detroit being the last team to win a game AND Jacksonville current 4th place position in the AFC South, Houston is the first team officially eliminated from playoff contention.  Still, the Lions are in position to draft 1st overall.  Afterwards, I think it's a toss between the Texans and the Jaguars
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Re: 2021 NFL Season
« Reply #97 on: December 06, 2021, 11:28:08 PM »
The Patriots take control of the AFC East with a 14-10 win over the Bills in a game in which Mac Jones only attempted THREE passes with only TWO completions. The Patriots kept the ball on the ground in the wind and relied on their strong defense to get them a win. Even though defense has been the main strength of the Patriots during their 7 game winning streak, it still felt super ultra weird to have a quarterback only attempt 3 passes in a game, especially in this era, though it's understandable why they did so and it worked out for them
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Re: 2021 NFL Season
« Reply #98 on: December 07, 2021, 11:28:13 PM »
I guess weather is part of the game, but I don't think Buffalo was going to win with better weather.  Both are still great teams with awesome defense.  The problem is Buffalo is pretty much one-dimensional on offense.

Tough loss for the Bills as the Patriots have total position on them.  New England still gets their break, and a home game against Buffalo later on.  Meanwhile the other test of the new and improved Buffalo Bills is the man behind their misery (IOW, a game at Raymond James Stadium starring Tom Brady)

You just never know with the Pats.  It sorta reminded me of their (true revenge) game against Baltimore in Season 95 when they passed on every play during their successful quest to overcome two 14-point deficits
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Re: 2021 NFL Season
« Reply #99 on: December 12, 2021, 11:54:14 AM »
On Thursday, Minnesota was one iota from getting its head coach fired.  Even if Pittsburgh had scored toward the end of the game, they would still need to make the 2-point conversion just to achieve a tie & send the game into OT.  IMO, PIT loses without getting the ball, or they fail to score a TD and MIN does enough to survive at US Bank Stadium.

Nevertheless, the Vikings beat the Steelers at home, which was what was expected since the beginning of the season but not so much a week or so prior to the game.  While the Vikings needed the game more than the Steelers, the latter probably needs help with the loss.  I don’t think they’ll win out.  They should win at least one against Cleveland, Tennessee & (to a lesser extent) Baltimore, but will not beat Kansas City IMO.

Fortunately Pittsburgh’s division (AFC North) doesn’t have anyone running away with the title, a shot at the title.  If San Francisco wins that’s good news for the Black & Gold.  Ditto if the Ravens lose, but it would be courtesy of the Browns.  It would put Pittsburgh in 4th place but keep them in the mix for the division.  Meanwhile, Mike Zimmer is probably done in Minnesota anyway, but it would’ve been poetic if Pittsburgh had made that an early exit for the Vikings head coach.  They would have been responsible for the firings of both Cincinnati coordinators from the 2013 Bengals team (Hue Jackson was let go in 2018 after PIT beat CLE).  BTW, even with a win, I don’t see Pittsburgh in the playoffs this year.


Speaking of the postseason, we won’t know until after Monday Night Football whether Arizona will become the first team playoff bound for 2021.  They could be the second or third team depending on what New Orleans does against New York.  The Cardinals cannot win the NFC West just yet, but a win over Los Angeles will put them close to the title.  Tampa Bay could become the first team to win a division title.  They’ll need to beat Buffalo and get some help.  It should be a matter of when, not if for the Bucs.  Green Bay can’t clinch the NFC North in Week 14; while they have the best shot at topping Arizona for the top seed, they need help this week just to get into the playoffs.  Again, similar to the Buccaneers, it’s when, not if for the Packers.

Houston, the first team booted from playoff contention, likely will have other teams joining them this weekend, including the previously winless Lions, the Jets, and Jacksonville, who’s actually ranked below the Texans.  They’re all out if they lose, but Detroit and the Jaguars probably will fall by the wayside regardless of their outcome.  The Jets actually have a reasonable chance to survive to Week 15 if they beat the Saints.

No one in the AFC can clinch a playoff spot, including New England.  However, the Patriots are off this week
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Re: 2021 NFL Season
« Reply #100 on: December 12, 2021, 08:12:08 PM »
Tom Brady today broke Drew Brees record for career passes completed and at this nanosecond stands at 7156 completions. By grabbing this record, Brady now owns every significant NFL passing record for both the regular season and the postseason. If Brady makes the Pro Bowl this year, he will break a tie he shares with 4 others for most career Pro Bowls as it would be his 15th. QB GOAT and NFL GOAT!

And how bout those Buccaneers and 49ers. Amazing overtime wins for both.

And man, don't poke the bear, Raiders. Man did the Chiefs dominate the Raiders from the very first snap.
Adjustments that should be made to pricing games to make them fairer: Secret X: Add a 3rd SP so that perfect pricing ensures a win. 1/2 Off: Add a 4th set of SPs so that perfect pricing ensures a win. Master Key: Add 2 more SPs so that perfect pricing ensures a win. Rat Race: Add 2 more SPs so that perfect pricing ensures a win.

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Re: 2021 NFL Season
« Reply #101 on: December 13, 2021, 09:26:21 AM »
Atlanta beats Carolina 29-21, but only because Cam Newton kept tripping over himself, compounded by backup QB P.J. Walker's three picks. Atlanta and New Orleans are tied for second in the NFC South but still distant to Tampa Bay.

Starting tonight, the MNF games for the rest of the season will air on both ESPN and ABC.
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Re: 2021 NFL Season
« Reply #102 on: December 13, 2021, 10:44:57 AM »
Well, despite all the inconsistencies, the Cleveland Browns somehow managed to pull off an upset of the Baltimore Ravens yesterday. Also surprisingly, with said win and losses by the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland has jumped to number two in the AFC North and number eight in the AFC playoff picture right now. Next up for the Browns is a national spotlight appearance as they welcome the Las Vegas Raiders (who may be without Darren Waller) on Saturday with a 4:30 P.M. kick-off. Here we go Brownies, here we go!
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Re: 2021 NFL Season
« Reply #103 on: December 14, 2021, 08:20:46 AM »
Everything okay moneygamelover?  You usually post a recap after the Cardinals football games!

Totally messing with you, sorry.  Even though Aaron Donald is the man & I root for No. 99 FTW, I actually wanted Arizona to get the sweep on MNF.  Kyler Murray is not 100%, but what a contest.  Figured they'd win with all those guys out coupled with the fact that they won on the road when LA was slightly better & surging.


Tough loss for Arizona, but necessary win for Los Angeles!  Pretty good game nonetheless.  Looked like Arizona was on the way early for the season sweep, then the Rams moved the score up to a huge lead real quick in the second half.  The Cards were pretty close toward achieving a tie to get to overtime, but fell 30-23 to their division rival.

The Cardinals have been rolling for most of the season & really are in no danger of missing the playoffs with 4 games left, most of which are winnable games.  However, they fail to be the first team to clinch a postseason berth.

Arizona, Green Bay, and Tampa Bay are tied for first place in the NFC, with the Packers currently in first place off of tiebreakers due to a better conference record, while the Bucs are second place currently thanks to defeating better teams than what the Cardinals have faced this season (SOV).  If all three win out, the road to SoFi Stadium will go through Lambeau in the NFC.  It would be the second time in as many years that Green Bay gets the top seed.  Unlike last year, it should benefit the Packers with a full slate of fans.

The only roadblock I see for the Packers is this Sunday at Baltimore.  The good news for them is Lamar not being 100%.  Regardless, if Green Bay can escape with a victory at M&T Bank Stadium, the top spot would be theirs to lose.  If they lose, then I think it’ll go to Tampa.  Unless Arizona beats Dallas on the road, but then it may come down to strength of victory.  I have to check the common opponents to see if it would qualify (if so, it would benefit the Buccaneers since I don’t see then losing to Carolina at all, but Tampa lost to the Rams).  Arizona could surpass Tampa in terms of SOV (strength of victory) since the latter’s remaining opponents are flat out awful.  Arizona still has Indy (which could be a loss come to think of it) and Dallas.  Those are pretty good teams with decent records, but the Cards have Detroit which would alter any decent chance they have of pull ahead of Tampa Bay.

At the end of the day, I think Tampa wins out (though New Orleans has had their number in non-playoff games), Green Bay might win out, but Arizona might not with a couple tough games against the Cowboys and Colts.  Might split those two but still a lot to be determined
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Re: 2021 NFL Season
« Reply #104 on: December 14, 2021, 11:27:22 AM »
The Rams still have a shot at the NFC West title, although I think Arizona holds onto it in the end.  Los Angeles thus likely gets the first wild card slot in the end.  Dallas will probably have to settle for the 4th seed having lost the head to head to Tampa Bay, although we'll see if anyone ahead of them stumbles.  San Francisco seems likely to get wild card slot #2, and so the last spot is likely a 3 way race between Minnesota, Philadelphia, and Washington, with the winner of Sunday's game between the latter two likely getting for now the inside track thereto (currently what's the tiebreakers status with each of them and the Vikings?)