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Title: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Teddy on August 17, 2019, 11:10:32 PM
This season, the NFL will celebrate its milestone 100th season in business! Beginning September 5, the season will kick off with the oldest rivalry in the league, when the Bears host the Packers. Then 13 Sunday games, followed by two Monday night games (Texans at Saints in the first game, and Broncos at Raiders in what will probably be the final season opener at Oakland).

Happy 100th, NFL!
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: moneygamelover on August 17, 2019, 11:52:54 PM
It is fitting that the Bears-Packers will open the 100th season of NFL football. I'm glad the NFL made an exception to the Super Bowl Champion opens the season thing to give the NFL's 100th season the opener it deserves. FWIW my vote for greatest player in NFL history goes to Jerry Rice. Joining Rice on my NFL Mount Rushmore are Tom Brady, Lawrence Taylor, and Walter Payton.

Have a great 100rh season, NFL:)
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Archviler on August 24, 2019, 09:55:12 PM
I'm hoping for a great season, but it won't be with Andrew Luck.

https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/27456682/luck-informs-colts-retiring-source-says

Possibly the most stunning football news of the year. Early reports suggest Luck's been mentally ground down.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: moneygamelover on August 24, 2019, 10:34:04 PM
Wow. Luck's retirement tonight is probably the most stunning retirement since Barry Sanders retirement just before the 1999 season. Luck was a great talent but just didn't have the durability not unlike Rob Gronkowski. Despite the brevity of his career, Luck was reasonably accomplished. 4 time Pro Bowler. 4 seasons over 4000 yards, and 3 seasons over 30 touchdowns.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Archviler on August 25, 2019, 07:21:20 AM
Yeah, it's a shame when someone's body won't hold up to support the talent. I'm a Redskins fan and went through that with RGIII. Still, at least Luck had some good years before it took too much of a toll on him.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Ccook on August 25, 2019, 12:02:48 PM
The Falcons drafted some OLs to help protect Matt Ryan. I know it's only preseason, but so far they have shown nothing. Ryan has landed on the turf more than dog poop.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Ccook on August 30, 2019, 08:27:40 AM
Disband the team. The Falcons win their first preseason game in three years.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: mellongraig on August 30, 2019, 09:28:32 PM
The Bears have to figure out a way to fix their kicking game next week when they face the Packers on Thursday night for the kickoff.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: mellongraig on September 05, 2019, 11:48:50 PM
A low scoring affair tonight but in the end with all the penalties the Packers hold on in the end to take this one over the Bears 10-3.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Gerald78 on September 06, 2019, 11:10:23 AM
Great for the Cheeseheads but... that-was-ugly :P

/Go Seahawks! :)
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: moneygamelover on September 06, 2019, 12:41:13 PM
TV ratings were way up from last year's opener.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/report-overnight-ratings-for-opener-up-ď14-15-percentĒ-from-last-year/ar-AAGTWzf?ocid=spartanntp
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: jude_este on September 07, 2019, 12:25:48 PM
In news that doesn't surprise anyone, The Oakland Raiders have cut Antonio Brown following an Instagram post asking for release and voiding nearly $30 million dollars in guarantees.

https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/raiders-cut-antonio-brown-after-instagram-post-asking-for-release-and-voiding-nearly-30m-in-guarantees/
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: jmorgan on September 07, 2019, 10:59:19 PM
And, just like that, Antonio Brown is a New England Patriot.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/antonio-brown-agrees-to-terms-with-patriots/ar-AAGXmnl?ocid=spartanntp
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Ccook on September 08, 2019, 07:15:40 AM
At virtually the eleventh hour, the Falcons sign WR Julio Jones to an extension through 2023. Will he prove he's worth the money this year? We'll get a sampling today against Minnesota where the Falcons are a 3-point underdog.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: moneygamelover on September 08, 2019, 08:30:53 PM
My Cardinals begin their season with a 24-24 tie after Kyler Murray led a furious 4th quarter comeback and the Lions shot themselves in the foot with an ill advised timeout. Too bad the Cardinals couldn't score a touchdown instead of a field goal on that 1st possession in overtime but Murray's 4th quarter Performance was encouraging.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: wildbill0962 on September 08, 2019, 08:45:42 PM
My Cardinals begin their season with a 24-24 tie after Kyler Murray led a furious 4th quarter comeback and the Lions shot themselves in the foot with an ill advised timeout. Too bad the Cardinals couldn't score a touchdown instead of a field goal on that 1st possession in overtime but Murray's 4th quarter Performance was encouraging.

27-27 and no one should really care about the timeout. Lions need to do a better job of executing. Oh, and not blowing 18-point fourth-quarter leads.

On the flip side, very nice debut for Kyler Murray. Now the Cardinals need to play a full 60-minute game.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Ccook on September 09, 2019, 03:11:45 AM
Matt Ryan gets sacked on the first friggin' play of the game from scrimmage. Then he gets picked. The run defense couldn't stop a crippled turtle much less the Vikings' run game. Well-earned loss for Atlanta.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: tpir04 on September 09, 2019, 09:59:38 AM
Alright, I don't follow football that closely, but let me say this: the tie between our Detroit Lions and the Arizona Cardinals last night was downright disappointing. Matthew Stafford threw for 385 yards, and the Lions made three touchdowns, with no interceptions, giving us an 18 point lead in the fourth quarter...and in spite of all this, we tie. The Lions were all set to win this thing, and while we didn't lose, it still felt like we lost. I will give them credit, however, for keeping the Cardinals at bay early. I just believe that they let their guard down too early, leaving the job unfinished.

On the bright side, they've got a better rotation than they did last year, and from what I've heard, they've been tightening up their overall game, so we'll just have to sit tight and see how the season unfolds.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Archviler on September 09, 2019, 10:35:42 AM
Redskins status: Choke confirmed.

Really, the Redskins came and played their hearts out in the first half, then laid down and got dominated by Philly. This loss is mostly on the coaching I feel, we've seen this song and dance too many times. This sort of heartbreaking loss in Week 1 is brutal and may well make Gruden's seat hotter.

As a side note, I don't think deactivating Adrian Peterson for this game mattered much in light of how it unfolded. Nonetheless I think it was the wrong choice and more importantly beggars the question of why we still have him. He was recently named team MVP and he's not dressing for the game? This isn't a question of Xs and Os, this is a question of what are you doing to team morale.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Gerald78 on September 09, 2019, 12:36:41 PM
Not sure how the Seahawks won yesterday but I'll take it :)
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Superballer on September 09, 2019, 12:43:15 PM
Redskins status: Choke confirmed.

Really, the Redskins came and played their hearts out in the first half, then laid down and got dominated by Philly. This loss is mostly on the coaching I feel, we've seen this song and dance too many times. This sort of heartbreaking loss in Week 1 is brutal and may well make Gruden's seat hotter.

As a side note, I don't think deactivating Adrian Peterson for this game mattered much in light of how it unfolded. Nonetheless I think it was the wrong choice and more importantly beggars the question of why we still have him. He was recently named team MVP and he's not dressing for the game? This isn't a question of Xs and Os, this is a question of what are you doing to team morale.
   

Well, I'm not sure if he had any hand in the decision, but if he did, it would go without saying that after 20 years, Daniel Snyder has absolutely no clue what he's doing (although not that the rest of the division minds, of course). 
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Teddy on September 10, 2019, 11:05:55 PM
As a lifelong Cowboys fan, I could care less about the Redskins and the crappy way they're run. At least Jerry Jones knows how to win at all costs, proving that you can't just talk the talk, but you have to walk the walk too.

Kudos to Dallas on their opening win over the Giants on Sunday, and good luck against Washington in Week 2.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Superballer on September 11, 2019, 10:15:18 AM
But I hope they realize that if they do give Prescott the deal he appears to want, they'll have to let everyone else on the team not currently under contract go over the next two years, as that plus Elliott's new deal would take up too much of the payroll.  So it may be fair to say this year could be their last chance to win it all in the near term. 
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: moneygamelover on September 11, 2019, 12:40:12 PM
In terms of contenders, I think the AFC is basically Patriots and Chiefs again. The NFC is more wide open. I would probably make the Cowboys the favorites in the NFC but the Rams, Seahawks, Eagles, Packers, Bears, and Vikings all have a shot. But there's no chance of any team other than the Patriots or Chiefs winning the AFC.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Ccook on September 11, 2019, 12:44:04 PM
Patriots and Chiefs are 6:1 favorites to take the Super Bowl. Worst odds are Miami at 500:1.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: mellongraig on September 15, 2019, 08:02:05 PM
Wow, the Bears pull this one out of nowhere as they take it 16-14 on a last second field goal.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: moneygamelover on September 15, 2019, 08:26:38 PM
I love Redzone :) Only got to see that great Bears-Broncos finish because of Redzone. My Cardinals remain winless after being shredded by Lamar Jackson :(  Adarin Peterson surpassed Jim Brown for 5th place in career rushing touchdowns in the Redskins loss to the Cowboys with his 107th. And Father Time has finally caught up to Adam Vinatieri.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Ccook on September 16, 2019, 05:03:13 AM
Atlanta gets the breaks to fall their way against the Eagles. They convert on 4th for a go-ahead touchdown, then on the ensuing drive they stop the Eagles on 4th and 3 to ice it.

Saints-Rams rematch was devoid of controversy this time but notedly devoid of suspense as well. La-la Land prevailed.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: dagdoggnh on September 16, 2019, 10:15:43 AM
I'm a big fan of the New England Patriots, started the season with 2 huge wins(33-3 over the Steelers last week and 43-0 yesterday over the Dolphins).
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: jude_este on September 18, 2019, 07:28:52 PM
The Dallas Cowboys have released defense end Taco Charlton.
https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/27645896/free-taco-cowboys-cut-former-first-rounder
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: PatrickRox80 on September 19, 2019, 12:32:49 PM
The Giants have benched Eli Manning and will start Daniel Jones in his place against the Buccaneers this Sunday.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: mellongraig on September 22, 2019, 10:38:08 AM
After Antonio Brown was released again for the second time, this time by the Patriots, he says he won't be playing in the NFL anymore.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Ccook on September 22, 2019, 07:28:35 PM
Atlanta-Indianapolis: Matt Ryan couldn't throw the football in the ocean in the first half then threw for three TDs in the second. Falcons defense was unable to stop the Colts when it counted. Falcons lose, 27-24.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: moneygamelover on September 22, 2019, 07:39:39 PM
My cardinals lose to the Panthers as Kyler Murray is sacked 8 times and the Cardinals defense plays like girls, allowing 38 points to Kyle freaking Allen. Cardinals are 0-2-1. :(
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: therealcu2010 on September 22, 2019, 09:36:22 PM
Cardinals defense plays like girls

You're saying girls can't play football? Watch the gender stereotypes please.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: cygnusx1jg on September 24, 2019, 11:48:56 AM
And are you saying women could play professional football, especially defense, against men?
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: wildbill0962 on September 24, 2019, 12:04:49 PM
Well, this got out of hand quickly. Anyway, the Panthers always had the potential for an explosive offense. Sunday proved an injured Cam Newton was clearly holding the Panthers back. Having a healthy quarterback allowed Carolina to unlock some of their potential and allowed guys like D.J. Moore and Curtis Samuel to finally begin the breakouts everyone was expecting out of them.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: therealcu2010 on September 24, 2019, 12:24:18 PM
And are you saying women could play professional football, especially defense, against men?

Some could, absolutely.

And that will be the last remark on the subject that is to be made in this thread.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Ccook on September 25, 2019, 03:37:41 AM
Atlanta loses safety Keanu Neal for the season after an Achilles injury Sunday. Adding insult to injury is that after he removed his helmet upon his injury, the refs threw a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty flag on him.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Ccook on September 27, 2019, 02:59:39 AM
The Super Bowl halftime show this year will be Jennifer Lopez and Shakira.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Teddy on September 27, 2019, 01:20:42 PM
The Packers suffer their first loss of the season against the Eagles, 34-27.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Ccook on September 29, 2019, 04:02:38 PM
Atlanta loses again, 24-10 to Tennessee. Same issues: stupid penalties, porous defense, poor red zone efficiency.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: mellongraig on September 29, 2019, 05:04:50 PM
There is one reason why you need to play to the whistle and the Chiefs go to 4-0 with a close 34-30 win over the Lions thanks to a 99-yard fumble return for a touchdown. This was the same crew that blew the call in the Saints-Rams game a few weeks back, but this time they got it right despite the crowd in Ford Field not agreeing with the call.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: bigblue999 on September 29, 2019, 05:22:49 PM
Guess who's in first place in the AFC North? Yep the Cleveland Browns, who've haven't held first place since 2014.

Daniel Jones continues to impress despite some hiccups.

And Miami hasn't won a game since the miracle win against New England.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: moneygamelover on September 29, 2019, 05:26:52 PM
Meanwhile, the Patriots stay undefeated by winning a 16-10 slugfest over the previously unbeaten Bills.

The Chiefs stay undefeated thanks to a key 100 yard fumble return touchdown and a key 4th and 8 conversion on a run by Mahomes.

The Dolphins might well pull a 2008 Lions.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: moneygamelover on September 29, 2019, 07:02:10 PM
My Cardinals remain winless with a 27-10 loss to the Seahawks as our defensive woes continue. :(

One silver lining: Larry Fitzgerald, the greatest Cardinals player ever, surpassed Tony Gonzalez for 2nd place on the all time receptions list now with 1326 to Gonzalez's 1325.  :) Only Jerry Rice with 1549 receptions caught the ball more times in his career than Larry Fitzgerald.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: jude_este on September 29, 2019, 11:22:34 PM
New Orleans Saints pulls off an upset against the Dallas Cowboys winning 12-10.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Ccook on October 06, 2019, 02:47:21 PM
Answer: Cotton, a bunny, and the Falcons' zone defense.

Question: Name three things that are soft.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: moneygamelover on October 06, 2019, 04:32:24 PM
YES! My Cardinals finally get a win with a 26-23 win over the still winless Bengals. Kyler Murray gave the Cardinals their first points of the day with a rushing touchdowns and made a key run on the winning drive to set up Zane Gonzalez's game winning 31 yard field goal. It feels good to finally get a win. Now I know we won't go winless. Too bad Mr. Bidwill wasn't able to live long enough to see Kyler Murray's 1st win.

No revenge for Khlail Mack as the Raiders beat the Bears 24-21 in the London game.

Justin Tucker makes a clutch kick to tie the game with 10 seconds left and another in overtime time as the Ravens beat their archrivals the Steelers 26-23 in overtime.

And in the weirdest turn of events, the Panthers and Saints are a combined 6-0 without Cam and Drew.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: UltraPrice on October 06, 2019, 09:39:43 PM
I'm seeing lots of Cowboy fans on Twitter wanting their head coach Jason Garrett fired.   
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Ccook on October 07, 2019, 06:13:59 AM
Washington, off to an 0-5 start, shows Jay Gruden the door.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Archviler on October 07, 2019, 09:20:24 AM
I'm surprised it took this long, I thought Gruden was toast after Week 4.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Ccook on October 07, 2019, 09:53:58 AM
In Atlanta, many fans seem to think that Falcons' head coach Dan Quinn could be next if they lose to Arizona next week. Quinn is also the defensive coordinator and he's not getting it done on that count, surrendering 53 points to Houston yesterday. Arthur Blank, the team owner, says he's disappointed but he is still hitching his wagon to Quinn's star. But who knows what's being said behind closed doors right now.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: moneygamelover on October 07, 2019, 11:59:33 PM
The 49ers are 4-0 for the 1st time since 1990 with their 31-3 win over the overrated and overhyped Browns tonight thanks in large part to a dominant defense led by Nick Bosa.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Ccook on October 13, 2019, 05:56:10 PM
Locally they're saying that Dan Quinn may be out by the Falcons' bye week if they don't turn things around. Judging from their performance so far against Arizona, the toaster is about to get plugged in.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: moneygamelover on October 13, 2019, 07:13:32 PM
My Cardinals get their 2nd win and 1st home win with a 34-33 win over the Falcons. Kyler Murray throws for 340 yards and 3 touchdowns in the win. :) Way to go KM!

As for the Falcons, the 1st thing that they need to do is cut Matt Bryant.

Meanwhile, the 49ers remain undefeated with a 20-7 win over the Rams.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Ccook on October 13, 2019, 07:16:21 PM
Bryant missed his first PAT in the last 25 tries. I don't think that would warrant the Falcons cutting him, even if this did cost them at least a tie.

It doesn't get any easier for Atlanta with the Rams and Seattle beckoning before the bye.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: jude_este on October 13, 2019, 07:28:17 PM
The New York Jets win their first game of the season winning 24-22 to Dallas. And with the analogy made by Ccook about the Atlanta Falconsí loss earlier today, how long before the toaster will be plugged in for Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett?
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Superballer on October 14, 2019, 12:29:14 PM
I think Jones probably keeps him till the end of the season at the moment since he likely still believes the team can win it all at the moment, whether delusionally or not (and looking increasingly so).  Keep this up, however, especially if they look bad next week against Philadelphia (who, if they can at least go .500 the next few weeks, have what right now looks like a ridiculously easy last month to really get into a groove), and perhaps he will yank the plug in favor of the next yes-man up before New Year's.   We shall see one way or another.   
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: wildbill0962 on October 16, 2019, 10:51:57 AM
My Cardinals get their 2nd win and 1st home win with a 34-33 win over the Falcons. Kyler Murray throws for 340 yards and 3 touchdowns in the win. :) Way to go KM!

As for the Falcons, the 1st thing that they need to do is cut Matt Bryant.

Meanwhile, the 49ers remain undefeated with a 20-7 win over the Rams.

I think they should be more worried about the fact their defense continues to be in shambles, especially with Dan Quinn overseeing the unit.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Teddy on October 17, 2019, 03:59:23 PM
Two questions stick out heading into Week 7:

Dolphins (0-5) and Bengals (0-6) are winless, which team will win first?

Patriots (6-0) and 49ers (5-0) are undefeated, which team will lose first?
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Ccook on October 17, 2019, 05:59:59 PM
1. Dolphins. 2. 49ers. (Now that I've said that, watch my predictions go to smithereens like they usually do.)
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: wildbill0962 on October 17, 2019, 08:57:57 PM
Two questions stick out heading into Week 7:

Dolphins (0-5) and Bengals (0-6) are winless, which team will win first?

Patriots (6-0) and 49ers (5-0) are undefeated, which team will lose first?

Bengals could beat the Jaguars this week. Patriots may be going 16-0.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: moneygamelover on October 17, 2019, 09:08:43 PM
The Dolphins have 1 of the  worst rosters in recent memory and as a Cardinals fan, I can attest to what a terrible quarterback Rosen is. The Dolphins could easily pull a 2008 Lions.

The Patriots will stay undefeated longer than the 49ers. The Patriots are a better team than the 49ers and the AFC is MUCH MUCH weaker than the NFC. Hard to imagine a team going 16-0 though because it's so hard to do. If you're bad enough you can go winless. Going undefeated is tough.

Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: moneygamelover on October 17, 2019, 11:17:13 PM
Meanwhile, normalcy has been restored to the AFC West as the Chiefs flat out destroy the Broncos 30-6. This was also Andy Reid's 200th career win.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: GameShowsRule95 on October 18, 2019, 09:00:51 AM
And in that game last night between Denver and Kansas City, what happened? Oh yeah, reigning MVP quarterback Patrick Mahomes suffered a knee injury and could be out for a few weeks to the rest of this season. Gee, I wonder how this could have been prevented? Maybe if the NFL didn't make Mahomes play on 3 days rest!

Seriously, can Thursday Night Football just DIE already? It's not needed, nobody except diehard football fans would miss it, it doesn't make Thanksgiving games as special as they once were because now they're playing every Thursday of the season (granted it's still somewhat special because it's played on a holiday), and on top of that it's just bad for player safety in this age where the long-term effects of concussions on players health are more known than ever.

Oh but who am I kidding, it's not going away because the NFL just wants to boost their profits any way they can even if it means risking their players health. This is a great example of why greed is in my opinion the deadliest sin of the seven. Paul Tagliabue during his tenure as NFL commissioner may have turned a blind eye to the concussion problem, but at least he knew how much NFL football was enough to schedule per week and that was all games on Sunday except one primetime game on Monday.

And one more nitpick. If the game's gonna be on the local FOX affiliate why does it have to be on NFL Network as well? Why not show some original programming relating to those teams playing like Top Tens, America's Game, A Football Life, just anything but the game FOX is airing.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Ccook on October 20, 2019, 03:15:37 PM
The only thing missing from the Falcons game against the Rams is a laugh track.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: bigblue999 on October 20, 2019, 04:10:47 PM
30th ranked Cardinals defense sacks Giants QB Daniel Jones 8 times, yet Gettleman won't do anything to fix the o-line. Pathetic.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: moneygamelover on October 20, 2019, 04:13:47 PM
Yes! My Cardinals are now on a 3 game winning streak with a 27-21 win over  the  Giants thanks in large part to 3 rushing touchdowns from Chase Edmonds. With the win, the Cardinals are 3-3-1. The waters are about to get murkier with visits to the red hot Saints and undefeated 49ers in the next 2 games. But for now it's really enjoyable to be on a 3 game winning streak after how poorly the season started.

Congratulations to future Hall of Famers Aaron Rodgers and Matthew Stafford on reaching the 350 touchdown and 40000 yard milestones respectively.

The suprising Colts are now 4-2 and the Buffalo Bills at 5-1 are looking like they'll have a great shot at a wild card.

It's tough to say at this nanosecond whether the pack or vikes should be favored in the NFC North.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: jude_este on October 20, 2019, 10:01:17 PM
After a field goal from Brett Maher, the Cowboys lead the Eagles 27-7. Does anyone else have a feeling that Dallas will manage to screw this one up in the second half or is this just me that has this feeling?
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Ton80 on October 20, 2019, 11:06:47 PM
Quote from: jude_este
Does anyone else have a feeling that Dallas will manage to screw this one up in the second half or is this just me that has this feeling?

Just you.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Ccook on October 22, 2019, 07:58:58 AM
Falcons make two moves while we slept. WR Mohamed Sanu is traded to the Patriots for a second round draft pick; LB Vic Beasley is put on the trade block.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Ccook on October 29, 2019, 02:46:37 PM
Atlanta cuts kicker Matt Bryant, who has missed three FGs and a PAT in the past three games. The new kicker is Younghoe Koo (first name pronounced "yung-hway") who hails from Georgia Southern.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: moneygamelover on November 01, 2019, 12:36:54 AM
My Cardinals lose to the 49ers. Kyler Murray threw 2 touchdowns as the Cardinals made a bit of a rally in the 4th 1/4. But Ultimately, Garoppolo's 4 touchdown passes, each 1 of them to a different receiver, allowed the 49ers a 28-25 win. The Cardinals are 3-5-1 after 9 games. Meanwhile, the 49ers are 8-0 and the battle for NFC Supremacy this season appears to be between the 49ers and the Packers.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: wildbill0962 on November 01, 2019, 10:02:31 AM
My Cardinals lose to the 49ers. Kyler Murray threw 2 touchdowns as the Cardinals made a bit of a rally in the 4th 1/4. But Ultimately, Garoppolo's 4 touchdown passes, each 1 of them to a different receiver, allowed the 49ers a 28-25 win. The Cardinals are 3-5-1 after 9 games. Meanwhile, the 49ers are 8-0 and the battle for NFC Supremacy this season appears to be between the 49ers and the Packers.

Drew Brees says hi.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Teddy on November 01, 2019, 01:36:01 PM
Looks like a 49ers-Patriots Super Bowl...but don't hold your breath just yet.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: jude_este on November 03, 2019, 12:45:40 PM
A 30-yard field goal made by Jacksonville's Josh Lambo towards the end of the second quarter barely makes a shutout victory for the Houston Texans to happen as the Texans beat the Jaguars 26-3 at Wembley Stadium in London.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Ccook on November 03, 2019, 02:40:27 PM
Halftime score: Bye Week 24, Atlanta 3. :lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: mellongraig on November 03, 2019, 11:45:56 PM
There goes the undefeated season for the Patriots as the Ravens take this one 37-20. That leaves the 49ers as the only unbeaten team of the season so far.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: moneygamelover on November 03, 2019, 11:49:34 PM
So that means, that, if the 49ers lose a game, the 1972 Dolphins will be able to pop that champagne.

The Chiefs hold down the fort without Mahomes with a 26-23 win over the Vikings largely on the strength of Harrison Butker's  4 field goals, including the game winner at the buzzer.

Russell Wilson throws 5 touchdown passes, including the game winner in overtime, as the Seahawks outshoot the Buccaneers 40-34.

The Texans, led by my current MVP Deshaun Watson, give the Jaguars a 26-3 butt kicking as Minshew Magic appears to have run out. Minshew threw 2 interceptions and lost 2 fumbles for 4 total turnovers.

Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: PatrickRox80 on November 04, 2019, 09:25:40 PM
A black cat ran onto the field during the Giants/Cowboys game. An omen of sorts?
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: bigblue999 on November 04, 2019, 11:07:50 PM
A black cat ran onto the field during the Giants/Cowboys game. An omen of sorts?

For the Giants yep as the o-line and the refs continue to give them a hard time.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Ccook on November 05, 2019, 11:26:50 AM
The cat scored more touchdowns than the Giants did. ;)
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Teddy on November 05, 2019, 12:43:18 PM
The cat scored more touchdowns than the Giants did. ;)
Unfortunately, it was four to eight days too late.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: moneygamelover on November 05, 2019, 03:06:32 PM
After the cat appeared, Joe Tessatore said"If the Cowboys season doesn't go as expected, blame that guy." And then the Cowboys went on a 34-9 run the rest of the game. LOL!

You do have to wonder how a cat could get into the stadium in the 1st place.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: jude_este on November 05, 2019, 03:13:55 PM
You do have to wonder how a cat could get into the stadium in the 1st place.

The black cat is one of the "resident stray cats" at MetLife Stadium, and the stadium plans to capture the cat and take it to a vet for an examination is what Sports Illustrated studio host and New York Giants reporter Madelyn Burke said on Twitter.
https://twitter.com/MadelynBurke/status/1191561863605235713
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Ccook on November 10, 2019, 03:54:32 PM
Drew Brees has been sacked six times against Atlanta, who had six sacks going into the bye week. Atlanta leads, 23-9 but there's still time.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: moneygamelover on November 10, 2019, 04:36:55 PM
My Cardinals fall to 3-6-1 with a 30-27 loss to the Buccaneers. It looked like the Cardinals might have a shot when Kyler Murray threw a 4th 1/4 touchdown pass to Christan Kirk. But a bad interception by Mutray gave the Buccaneers another shot and they took advantage of it. The Cardinals then couldn't get anything going on the final drive and that was that.

Some poor special teams play really hurt the Chiefs in their 35-32 loss to the Titans. All credit to Ryan Tannehill and the Titans offense for pulling that game out, but with the Chiefs leading 32-27, an inattentive holder not ready for the snap ended up having getting an intentional grounding penalty on 4th down and later the Chiefs game tying field goal attempt on the last play was blocked.

Oh, and Lamar Jackson may have taken the lead in the MVP race. Lamar Jackson was totally awesome baby. Jackson accounted for 4 touchdowns today ( 3 passing and 1 rushing) and looked mighty impressive doing so.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Ccook on November 10, 2019, 04:38:59 PM
Atlanta wins, 26-9, snapping their losing streak and the Saints' winning streak. The Saints fail to score a touchdown in a home game with Brees at QB for the first time.

And correction: Atlanta had seven sacks before the bye week.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: mellongraig on November 12, 2019, 12:11:39 AM
At the last possible moment, there are no undefeated teams left thanks to a last-second field goal win by the Seahawks, taking it 27-24 over the 49ers in overtime. A lot were thinking this would be the first MNF tie since 1983 but Seattle had other plans...
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: moneygamelover on November 12, 2019, 12:46:35 AM
And so the 1972 Dolphins can pop that champagne. That was easily the best MNF game in 2019. The Seahawks have closed to within a 1/2 game of the 49ers in the NFC West race and Russell Wilson is now 2nd in the MVP race behind only Lamar Jackson.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Ccook on November 15, 2019, 06:49:18 AM
Cleveland DE Myles Garrett was one of three players ejected last night in the Browns' 21-7 win over Pittsburgh after he ripped off the helmet of Pittsburgh QB Mason Rudolph and hit him in the head with it. Browns TE Larry Ogunjobi and Pittburgh C Maurkice Pouncey were also ejected.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Archviler on November 15, 2019, 09:52:35 AM
Well, see ya next year, Garrett. The NFL's already getting pressured to suspend him for the rest of the season.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: moneygamelover on November 15, 2019, 11:32:42 AM
Garett should be suspended for the rest of the year. This is worst on field incident in the NFL since Albert Haynsworth in 2006. If Garrett really does get suspended the rest of the year, the 6 game suspension would be the second longest suspension in NFL history for on field behavior (I believe the longest ever was Paul Hornung being suspended the entire 1963 season for gambling.) The longest is Burfict's current 12 game suspension for accumulated illegal hits.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: mellongraig on November 15, 2019, 11:49:23 AM
And it could even be some of it next year depending on how serious they will suspend Garrett for this brawl incident.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: PatrickRox80 on November 15, 2019, 12:46:12 PM
Disgusting spectacle. That gives the entire sport a bad name. Take your win with dignity.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Ccook on November 15, 2019, 12:51:11 PM
Garrett has been suspended for the rest of the season.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Ccook on November 15, 2019, 02:35:00 PM
They are now saying Garrett's suspension is indefinite. And he will be fined.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: moneygamelover on November 15, 2019, 03:13:25 PM
If I understand correctly, he would have to be "reinstated" to play in 2020 and would have to have a meeting with the commissioner's office before that could be considered.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Ccook on November 17, 2019, 02:31:24 PM
The Falcons have their first takeaway in their favor since the Philadelphia game. They've picked off Carolina QB Kyle Allen three times in a game Atlanta leads, 20-0.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: moneygamelover on November 17, 2019, 04:29:18 PM
The best player in football wears 8 and the best team wears purple. Didn't expect a 41-7 blowout but man that was impressive.

Jameis Winston is a bust. I don't care how many yards you throw for if you have this many turnovers.

The Vikings overcome a 20 point halftime deficit with a 20 point 4th 1/4 as Kirk Cousins and Kyle Rudolph hook up on the game winning touchdown and the Vikings defense has a goal line stand on the final few plays.

The Falcons last 2 wins are flat out weird. Where did these back to back strong Falcons performance come from? SMH.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Ccook on November 17, 2019, 07:12:27 PM
One aspect is that head coach Dan Quinn fired DC Dan Quinn and made LB coach Jeff Ulbrich the DC. The defense is suddenly in beast mode.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: moneygamelover on November 17, 2019, 07:29:16 PM
My Cardinals lose to the 49ers 36-26 after a back and forth 2nd 1/2. Kyler Murray gave the Cardinals a 26-23 lead with a rushing touchdown with 6:31 left but Jimmy Garoppolo responded by throwing a game winning touchdown pass with 31 seconds left. The final score was the result of the 49ers returning a fumble for a touchdown on the Cardinals last desperate play. Cardinals are 3-7-1 while the 49ers are 9-1.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: mellongraig on November 18, 2019, 01:33:36 PM
Garrett is going to appeal the helmet swinging suspension decision this Wednesday.

https://www.sportsnet.ca/football/nfl/browns-myles-garrett-appeal-helmet-swinging-suspension-wednesday/
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Ccook on November 18, 2019, 09:49:23 PM
Sure, he's saying he's sorry now, but that's medicine after the funeral. He needs to own up.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: wpghi5 on November 19, 2019, 02:27:47 AM
Garrett is going to appeal the helmet swinging suspension decision this Wednesday.

https://www.sportsnet.ca/football/nfl/browns-myles-garrett-appeal-helmet-swinging-suspension-wednesday/

 :oldevil:
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: mellongraig on November 24, 2019, 09:10:38 AM
Well, Garrett's suspension is upheld as it should be the case. Meanwhile, Mason Rudolph has been fined $50,000 for his role in the brawl at the end of the game.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Ccook on November 24, 2019, 05:48:53 PM
The nightmare that was Atlanta's first half of the season came back to haunt them as they lose 35-22 to Tampa Bay and take up housekeeping in the NFC South cellar. Matt Ryan was sacked six times while Jameis Winston, although throwing two INTs, never got sacked.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: moneygamelover on November 24, 2019, 11:47:32 PM
The 49ers DEMOLISH the packers 37-8 in a game in which Nick Bosa's early fumble recovery seemed to set the tone for the whole night.

Perhaps the 49ers biggest threat in NFC comes from the 1 team to have beaten them, the Seahawks, who improved to 9-2 with a 17-10 road win over the Eagles.

The Patriots win a defensive struggle over the Cowboys 13-9. The Cowboys made a mistake by kicking a field goal rather than going for a touchdown about halfway the 4th 1/4 when it was 13-6. They made the field goal, but then 13-9 was the final, a completely plausible scenario at the time. Aikman even said on the game telecast that the Cowboys needed to go for it.

Oh, and way to lay an egg against an inferior opponent, Raiders.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: moneygamelover on November 25, 2019, 11:32:43 PM
Any MVP voter who doesn't vote for Lamar Jackson this year should never be an MVP voter again.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Ccook on November 29, 2019, 03:22:14 AM
The Julio Jones-less Falcons could not take advantage of late onside kicks in their 26-18 loss to New Orleans who clinch the NFC South. Matt Ryan throws for 312 yards but throws two picks and is sacked nine friggin' times, 29 times for the year to date.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: mellongraig on December 01, 2019, 10:14:56 PM
Well the Ravens go to 10-2 after a last-second field goal to win it 20-17 meaning that the 49ers are now 10-2.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: moneygamelover on December 02, 2019, 11:41:09 PM
The Seahawks defeated the Vikings 37-30 in the best Monday Night Football game of the season. The Seahawks clearly had the superior special teams while Kyle Rudolph made some really impressive catches for the Vikings. But the difference was the fact that the Seahawks have a quarterback who is capable of winning big games and the Vikings don't. The Seahawks are 10-2 with the win and own the tiebreaker over the 49ers due to head to head. So despite being 10-2 the 49ers find themselves a 5 seed! Meanwhile, the Vikings lead over the Rams for a wild card has shrunk to 1 game.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Ccook on December 03, 2019, 04:22:46 PM
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera leaves the stage with some parting gifts. Thanks for playing, Ron.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Teddy on December 03, 2019, 06:57:24 PM
This was probably the pivotal week for the season, as the 49ers and Patriots both lost, and the Ravens and Seahawks both won, resulting in the top teams for each conference being switched. It's going to be a very exciting finish, if the next four weeks are any indication.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: DRPrice on December 03, 2019, 07:07:05 PM
     I feel if the Vikings either don't make the playoffs at all or make it and are one-and-done (especially if they get blown out), Zimmer and Spielman are gone.

     (Disclaimer:  I don't really care what happens; this is just what I THINK will happen - the Wilfs have been adamant about getting the franchise Super Bowls.)
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Ccook on December 06, 2019, 06:26:23 AM
The NFC East is now a grease fire as with Dallas' 31-24 loss to Chicago last night there is no team in that division at .500 or better.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Ccook on December 08, 2019, 06:05:00 PM
Falcons beat Carolina 40-20 in a game meaning nothing apart from pride and beefing up divisional records. Matt Ryan throws for 313 yards and 2 TDs. Roddy White is inducted into the Falcons' Ring of Honor.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: mellongraig on December 08, 2019, 06:06:07 PM
A high scoring game by the 49ers and Saints but in the end with the winning field goal the 49ers take it, 48-46 to improve to 11-2.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: moneygamelover on December 08, 2019, 06:10:48 PM
Now the 49ers are rooting for a Rams loss tonight as the 49ers will clinch a playoff berth with a Rams loss.

Meanwhile the Ravens have clinched a playoff berth with their 24-17 win over the Bills.

WTF happened to the Texans today?! SMH!
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: moneygamelover on December 08, 2019, 07:43:50 PM
And the Kansas City Chiefs have clinched the AFC west by virtue of their own win over the Patriots 23-16 and the Raiders losing to the Titans 42-21.

My Cardinals shoot themselves in the foot with turnovers in a 23-17 loss to the Steelers. There were chances for the Cardinals to score more than 17 points today but untimely interceptions killed us and even our last last ditch effort was ended by an interception. :(
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Ccook on December 08, 2019, 08:49:58 PM
Also, Kansas City ends New England's home winning streak at 21 games.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: UltraPrice on December 08, 2019, 09:08:15 PM
Green Bay might have a great record but they have also had an easy schedule this year.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: moneygamelover on December 08, 2019, 11:28:24 PM
Bad news for the 49ers as the Rams beat the Seahawks 28-12, preventing the 49ers from clinching a playoff berth. The Rams themselves are in the thick of the wild card race but remain a game behind the Vikings, who beat the Lions 20-7 earlier today.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Ccook on December 09, 2019, 03:32:43 PM
Atlanta is an 11-point underdog against the 49ers this upcoming Sunday. WR Calvin Ridley is done for the season with an abdominal injury.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: jude_este on December 09, 2019, 07:27:08 PM
The Dallas Cowboys have released Brett Maher and have signed Kai Forbat.
https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/28260921/cowboys-release-kicker-brett-maher-sign-kai-forbath
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: moneygamelover on December 12, 2019, 11:27:28 PM
Tonight, Lamar Jackson broke Michael Vick's single season rushing yards record for a quarterback. Vick ran for 1039 yards in 2006, Jackson has 1103 rushing yards as of the end of tonight's game. Unlike Vick, Jackson can actually pass. Lamar Jackson threw 5 touchdown passes tonight and currently has 33 on the season, tied with Vinny Testaverde (1996) for the most touchdown passes in a Ravens season. He needs 1 more touchdown pass to take that record for himself. Congratulations to almost certain 2019 MVP and future Hall of Famer Lamar Jackson on your record setting season.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: wildbill0962 on December 15, 2019, 01:02:50 PM
Tonight, Lamar Jackson broke Michael Vick's single season rushing yards record for a quarterback. Vick ran for 1039 yards in 2006, Jackson has 1103 rushing yards as of the end of tonight's game. Unlike Vick, Jackson can actually pass. Lamar Jackson threw 5 touchdown passes tonight and currently has 33 on the season, tied with Vinny Testaverde (1996) for the most touchdown passes in a Ravens season. He needs 1 more touchdown pass to take that record for himself. Congratulations to almost certain 2019 MVP and future Hall of Famer Lamar Jackson on your record setting season.

Vick was actually a really good thrower as well, so let's stop that right now. And let's also pump the brakes a tad on calling Lamar Jackson a future Hall of Famer this early. Yes, he's certainly the huge favorite for MVP right now, as some will likely see the last few weeks for the Seahawks as taking a hit to Russell Wilson's chances (not that Wilson wouldn't deserve MVP either).
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Archviler on December 15, 2019, 03:28:31 PM
Yeah, one season does not make a HoFer. See also: RG3's rookie season. If nothing else, all the talent in the world can be destroyed by injuries and a bad choice to play him when he's injured.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: moneygamelover on December 15, 2019, 07:25:22 PM
Vick completed only 56% of his passes and never had a 25 touchdown season. He only had 2 20 touchdown seasons and his career high was only 21.

My Cardinals get their 4th win of the season by beating the Browns 38-24 as Kenyan Drake runs for 4 touchdowns. It was nice to win the last home game of the season. :)

Meanwhile, the Rams loss to the Cowboys has clinched playoff berths for the Packers, Seahawks, and 49ers.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: wildbill0962 on December 15, 2019, 07:56:31 PM
Canít just look at numbers. Vick was just fine as a passer. Box score scouting is fun. You also have to take into consideration the passing attacks in the 2000s were nothing like they are today.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: mellongraig on December 16, 2019, 02:08:19 AM
Who says upsets do happen? Well the Falcons did just that but not after tension booth reviews that could have made the difference. Anyway they took this one over the 49ers 29-22, but will that be enough for Dan Quinn to save his job?
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Ccook on December 16, 2019, 06:58:23 AM
The winning TD pass to Julio Jones was the nailbiter, but the ensuing kickoff and subsequent lateral fumble recovery for an irrelevant touchdown with :00 left (2 TDs in the space of 2 seconds of elapsed time) was just zany beyond belief.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Superballer on December 16, 2019, 10:42:57 PM
Canít just look at numbers. Vick was just fine as a passer. Box score scouting is fun. You also have to take into consideration the passing attacks in the 2000s were nothing like they are today.
 



At this point, I'd think Vick just misses Canton, but personal issues aside, his overall career on the field was certainly nothing to look down on.  And his role in lifting Atlanta up after they'd been basically irrelevant for two decades prior to his arrival can't be understated in the city either. 

As noted above, pure numbers aren't always the key to greatness.  I for example feel Randall Cunningham should be inducted eventually given there's no question at least from my own point of view that he revolutionized the quarterback position in adding the running facet to it that really hadn't been there before leaguewide, and at his best was supremely talented as well.  Had Buddy Ryan been able to give him a better offensive line and better wide receivers, I think it's likely he would have hoisted a Lombardi Trophy at one point during his time in Philadelphia, especially with the defense he had on the other side--plus, he did have better numbers in key categories than both Phil Simms and Troy Aikman, both of whom he did beat regularly as well. 
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: moneygamelover on December 16, 2019, 11:43:03 PM
As noted above, pure numbers aren't always the key to greatness.  I for example feel Randall Cunningham should be inducted eventually given there's no question at least from my own point of view that he revolutionized the quarterback position in adding the running facet to it that really hadn't been there before leaguewide, and at his best was supremely talented as well.  Had Buddy Ryan been able to give him a better offensive line and better wide receivers, I think it's likely he would have hoisted a Lombardi Trophy at one point during his time in Philadelphia, especially with the defense he had on the other side--plus, he did have better numbers in key categories than both Phil Simms and Troy Aikman, both of whom he did beat regularly as well.

I always thought Steve Young, another dual threat who played at the same time as Randall Cunningham, was better than Cunningham, though I do think Cunningham has a legitimate Hall of Fame argument. As for the Cunningham era Eagles never winning a Super Bowl, 4 things worked against them: not signing James Lofton in 1989 when he was a free agent, the tragic death of Jerome Brown, in 1992, losing Reggie White to free agency in 1993, and Cunningham himself missing most of the 1991 season due to injury. 1991 was Cunningham's best shot at a ring. If Cunningham himself doesn't get hurt in 1991, he may well have gotten his ring that year.

Speaking of numbers, tonight Drew Brees surpassed Peyton Manning to become the NFL'S all time in touchdown passes with 541 at the end of the night. Brees currently holds the career triple crown of passing being the all time in passes completed, passing yards, and passing touchdowns. However, with Tom Brady sitting at 538 touchdowns, it's a bit murky which one will end up the all time leader in touchdowns passes.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Superballer on December 17, 2019, 10:14:31 AM
I myself can't help wondering as well if 1991 would have been their year had he been able to play the whole season (so a word to the wise, never mention the name Bryce Paup in the Delaware Valley out loud).  You could also add to the argument management letting Cris Carter go after 1989; while he had some personality issues at the time, he likely would have flourished and settled down had he been given time.  He plus Mike Quick, had he been able to play a full career, would have been a pretty lethal combination for Cunningham in his prime to throw to--and perhaps, to go back even further, had Marion Campbell been smart enough to draft Jerry Rice in 1985 when he had the chance, even more so. 
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Ccook on December 18, 2019, 05:56:30 AM
The Miami Dolphins are the only team with nobody in next month's touch footb--I mean, Pro Bowl.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: bigblue999 on December 18, 2019, 12:00:31 PM
The Miami Dolphins are the only team with nobody in next month's touch footb--I mean, Pro Bowl.

Neither do the Giants.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Teddy on December 18, 2019, 07:03:13 PM
That's surprising, because I always thought the Pro Bowl worked the same way as the MLB All-Star Game, in which each team must have at least one representative on its respective conference's roster. And I don't know what the worst part about it is: that the game now takes place one week before the Super Bowl instead of after, or that the Super Bowl teams are exempt from it (BTW, when was that rule introduced?).
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: moneygamelover on December 19, 2019, 12:07:09 AM
The Pro Bowl started being played the week before the Super Bowl in 2010.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Ccook on December 27, 2019, 11:01:37 AM
Dan Quinn and Thomas Dimitroff's jobs with the Falcons are safe. For at least another year. The team's 5-2 record since the bye week was a factor. This week's tilt against Tampa Bay is a Pick 'Em.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: mellongraig on December 29, 2019, 05:43:07 PM
The early games provided shockers for some and others not, but the biggest upset in the early game comes when the Miami Dolphins stunned New England Patriots 27-24 and by doing so, Kansas City Chiefs clinches #2 in the AFC seed (and a first round bye) with a 31-21 win over Los Angeles Chargers.

In the other early games, Green Bay Packers get a first round bye with a 23-20 comeback win over the Detroit Lions, the New York Jets won 13-6 over the Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears defeated the Minnesota Vikings 21-19 (although too little too late playoff wise), Cincinnati Bengals take the Battle of Ohio 33-23 over the Cleveland Browns, New Orleans Saints easily handled the Carolina Panthers 42-10, and the Atlanta Falcons take an overtime win (on an interception TD return) over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 28-22.

Late games are going on now and the final game comes at night to close out the regular season.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Ccook on December 29, 2019, 07:15:39 PM
Jameis Winston's pick-six was the seventh he's thrown this season, the most since 1950.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: moneygamelover on December 29, 2019, 07:21:05 PM
The Buccaneers need to move on from Jameis Winston. It doesn't matter how many yards or touchdowns you have if you continue to hurt your team with turnovers.

Meanwhile, the Titans and Eagles will take the final two playoff berths.

Sunday Night Football is HUGE for the 49ers. With a win the 49ers get the number 1 seed and the 1st round bye that comes with it. If they lose, they're a 5 seed and don't get the bye. The game is less important for the Seahawks since they can't get a 1st round bye either way.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: wildbill0962 on December 29, 2019, 07:56:12 PM
Doesnít mean itís not important to Seattle. Itís the difference between playing at home in the playoffs versus having to travel to Philadelphia. Pretty sure thatís plenty of incentive. Theyíd love nothing more than to send the 49ers to Philadelphia.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: wildbill0962 on December 29, 2019, 07:59:19 PM
For you draft fans out there, the top 20 picks are officially set.

Top 20 draft

1. Bengals
2. Redskins
3. Lions
4. Giants
5. Dolphins
6. Chargers
7. Panthers
8. Cardinals
9. Jaguars
10. Browns
11. Jets
12. Raiders
13. Colts
14. Buccaneers
15. Broncos
16. Falcons
17. Cowboys
18. Dolphins (from PIT)
19. Raiders (from CHI)
20. Jaguars (from LAR)
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: bigblue999 on December 29, 2019, 08:01:58 PM
Jameis Winston's pick-six was the seventh he's thrown this season, the most since 1950.

What if I told you Jameis Winston went 30/30 this season?
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: wildbill0962 on December 29, 2019, 08:06:02 PM
It was so fitting that a pick-six put him at 30 interceptions.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Ccook on December 29, 2019, 10:58:04 PM
What if I told you Jameis Winston went 30/30 this season?
Wouldn't doubt it. The story of his season.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: bigblue999 on December 29, 2019, 11:28:26 PM
And the NFC playoffs goes through the Bay Area. Green Bay at #2. And Seattle is off to Philly.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: PatrickRox80 on December 29, 2019, 11:28:54 PM
Your 2020 NFL playoff teams:

NFC:
1. 49ers
2. Packers
3. Saints
4. Eagles
5. Seahawks
6. Vikings

AFC:
1. Ravens
2. Chiefs
3. Patriots
4. Texans
5. Bills
6. Titans

Wild Card Weekend Games:
Seahawks at Eagles
Vikings at Saints
Bills at Texans
Titans at Patriots
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Ccook on December 30, 2019, 04:00:10 AM
On TV:
Saturday
Buffalo-Houston - ESPN/ABC 4:30 PM ET
Tennessee-New England - CBS 8 PM ET

Sunday
Minnesota-New Orleans - Fox 1 PM ET
Seattle-Philadelphia - NBC 4:30 PM ET
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Ccook on December 30, 2019, 10:18:29 AM
Giants head coach Pat Shurmur and Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens have felt the guillotine of Black Monday as has Redskins president of operations Bruce Allen. Ron Rivera, recently fired by Carolina, is expected to take the HC job at Washington.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Teddy on January 02, 2020, 06:58:36 PM
Now it's official: Ron Rivera is the new Redskins head coach.

Anyone up for a playoff simulation on Madden 20? That game is an instant collector's item, as it celebrates the NFL's centennial season. (BTW, I just bought it to go with my new PS4, along with two other sports games whose names should not be disclosed here)
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: moneygamelover on January 02, 2020, 11:07:40 PM
After an inconsistent and underachieving season, the Cowboys are moving on from Jsson Garrett. https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/28412867/cowboys-move-jason-garrett-source-says
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: bigblue999 on January 02, 2020, 11:09:17 PM
After an inconsistent and underachieving nine seasons, the Cowboys are moving on from Jsson Garrett. https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/28412867/cowboys-move-jason-garrett-source-says

FTFY

Maybe we can finally beat them next season.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: PatrickRox80 on January 04, 2020, 07:22:38 PM
If the NFL isnít rigged, the refs are doing a terrible job proving that.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: moneygamelover on January 04, 2020, 08:18:24 PM
A key sack by J.J. Watt turns things around for the Texans in the wild card game. Once trailing 16-0 in the 2nd 1/2, the Texans come back to win 22-19 in overtime as Watt, Watson, and Hopkins made key plays during the comeback.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Ccook on January 04, 2020, 08:24:58 PM
How Watson avoided getting sacked by two Buffalo defenders I'll never know.  Meanwhile in Foxboro, it looks like pea soup for dinner.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: bigblue999 on January 04, 2020, 11:24:14 PM
The Titans have eliminated the Patriots in what could possibly be the end of the dynasty. Former Patriot Logan Ryan with the pick-six dagger.

PayingTheRent you must be going ballistic :D
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: moneygamelover on January 04, 2020, 11:46:15 PM
This also means the AFC Divisional round matchups will be Titans at Ravens next Saturday and Texans at Chiefs next Sunday.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Ccook on January 05, 2020, 09:01:09 AM
In today's tilts, New Orleans is giving 7-1/2 to Minnesota while Seattle-Philadelphia is Pick 'em.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Ccook on January 05, 2020, 12:31:42 PM
Eagles now giving 1. Was listening to WEEI in Boston this morning, and suffice it to say they are not happy campers. They're saying everything from the Mohamed Sanu acquisition being a joke to the team buying into their own bumper sticker philosophies then tanking.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: PatrickRox80 on January 05, 2020, 04:23:01 PM
60 minutes weren't enough but the Vikings still upset the Saints. Seahawks/Eagles to follow.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Ccook on January 05, 2020, 04:25:14 PM
And Kirk Cousins sends the Vikes to the next round.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: moneygamelover on January 05, 2020, 04:26:37 PM
Adam Thielen made the best catch of his career and red zone extraordinaire Kyle Rudolph caught the game winner. Really impressed with the Vikings receivers in that overtime. Vikings will play the 49ers on Saturday.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: bigblue999 on January 05, 2020, 04:27:35 PM
We're starting the new decade with Tannehill and Cousins winning a playoff game against hall-of-fame QB's. Never thought I say that in a sentence.

Let's see Wentz make it 4/4 for QB's winning their first playoff game.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Ccook on January 05, 2020, 05:55:38 PM
Saints Nation is now wondering if they weren't victimized by another PI no call, this time on Kyle Rudolph pushing off on P.J. Williams when he made that catch. It appeared it was going to be reviewed but obviously it wasn't.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: mellongraig on January 05, 2020, 06:01:27 PM
Even if it was reviewed, I'm not sure if there would have been enough evidence to overturn the call.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: PatrickRox80 on January 05, 2020, 06:16:16 PM
If that and what's going down in Philly is any indication, the NFL is about as serious about enforcing rules as its refs are.

Also, the Cowboys have fired Jason Garrett.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: wildbill0962 on January 05, 2020, 06:19:10 PM
Technically the team is simply running out his contract haha. And Garrett allowed them to. How nice.

Also, technically the touchdown and supposed OPI was reviewed. Al Riveron said they looked at all angles of the play from the FOX replays and found that there was contact on both sides but not to the point of a foul.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: moneygamelover on January 05, 2020, 06:39:48 PM
If anything screwed the Saints, it was the overtime rules that didn't give Drew Brees a chance to touch the ball in overtime, you know the same rules that screwed the Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game last year when Patrick Mahomes never touched the ball in overtime.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: wildbill0962 on January 05, 2020, 06:51:22 PM
Or the absolute poor play of the Saints all game long. I think thatís a bigger factor than the overtime rules, which I donít have a problem with at all. Saints has their opportunities throughout the game just like the Chiefs did last year.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: moneygamelover on January 05, 2020, 07:47:42 PM
The road team wins 3 out 4 this weekend as a Russell Wilson bomb allows the Seahawks to close out the Eagles. The Seahawks move on to play the Packers next Sunday. While it's fair to wonder if things would have gone differently for the Eagles if Wentz hadn't gone down but man that throw by Wilson was 1 of the best throws of the season.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Ccook on January 05, 2020, 07:51:12 PM
Next week:

Saturday
Minnesota-San Francisco -  NBC 4 PM ET
Tennessee-Baltimore - CBS 8 PM ET

Sunday
Houston-Kansas City - CBS 3 PM ET
Seattle-Green Bay - Fox 6:30 PM ET
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: wildbill0962 on January 05, 2020, 07:57:33 PM
Ok letís not act like that was a historic moment. Nice throw sure but the Eagles were getting eaten alive all game long by Metcalf and that was honestly a fitting end to their season, with the secondary getting torched. The Eagles also had their opportunities all throughout the game and didnít execute. Miles Sanders, as great as he was, dropped what was probably a sure touchdown on fourth down.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: bigblue999 on January 05, 2020, 08:30:03 PM
Don't let that distract you from the fact that 40-year old Josh McCown nearly led the Eagles to victory (or at least tie the game) in his playoff debut.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: wildbill0962 on January 05, 2020, 08:33:26 PM
Though he will be the first to tell you he was on the 2008 Panthers haha.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: sayingsorry on January 06, 2020, 09:17:00 AM
SKOL BABY! I love the passion of this team, we have nothing to lose everyone has counted us out all season and no shot against the saints. Bring on the 49ers!!!
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Ccook on January 06, 2020, 12:30:44 PM
Also, the Cowboys have fired Jason Garrett.
Mike McCarthy is now the new Cowboys head coach.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: moneygamelover on January 06, 2020, 01:11:37 PM
McCarthy won Super Bowl 45 with the Packers and made 3 other appearances in the NFC Championship Game. That's certainly a lot more than Garrett can say. We'll see how it works out in Dallas with McCarthy coaching.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Ccook on January 07, 2020, 10:13:58 AM
Carolina is putting the finishing touches on making Baylor's Matt Rhule their new head coach.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Ccook on January 07, 2020, 11:37:49 AM
And Patriots assistant coach Joe Judge becomes the Giants head coach.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Ccook on January 11, 2020, 07:55:55 PM
49ers advance to the NFC Championship round, beating Minnesota 27-10. Kirk Cousins get sacked six times.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: moneygamelover on January 11, 2020, 08:13:04 PM
Having Dee Ford back was huge for that 49ers defense and Nick Bosa was dominant as well. Jimmy Garoppolo went 5-6 on his 1st drive completing passes to 4 different receivers. He didn't do much the rest of the game but getting the 49ers into the end zone on that 1st drive made all the difference in the world. Richard Sherman's key interception in the 3rd 1/4 essentially set up Coleman's clinching touchdown.

It was also just revealed on CBS that Bill Cowher has been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a member of the centennial class of 2020. Congratulations to coach Cowher on his Hall of Fame induction.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Ccook on January 11, 2020, 10:23:26 PM
That 10-point candy Tennessee was getting is looking pretty tasty right now.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: PatrickRox80 on January 11, 2020, 10:39:24 PM
What happened to the Ravens?
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: moneygamelover on January 11, 2020, 11:30:49 PM
What happened to the Ravens?

Derrick Henry. That's what.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: JayC on January 12, 2020, 10:59:36 AM
Derrick Henry and the Ravens offense underperforming. So far the playoffs have not been kind to Lamar Jackson.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: PatrickRox80 on January 12, 2020, 03:39:35 PM
21-0 Texans with the Chiefs getting a punt blocked and muffing another. And the first quarter isn't even over yet.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: PatrickRox80 on January 12, 2020, 04:19:59 PM
And now the Texans are choking. They're about to make this a one-score game.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: bigblue999 on January 12, 2020, 04:22:54 PM
This game is drunk.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: moneygamelover on January 12, 2020, 04:24:08 PM
The game turned around after the stupid fake punt that didn't work. The best tight end in the NFL has now caught 2 touchdown passes.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: moneygamelover on January 12, 2020, 04:48:18 PM
Make it 3 touchdown catches for the best tight end in the NFL. Patrick Mahomes has tied a postseason record for most touchdown passes in a postseason 1/4 with 4 tying Doug Williams from Super Bowl 22, also done in the 2nd 1/4. At halftime the Chiefs now lead 28-24.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Ccook on January 12, 2020, 04:59:42 PM
The 52 points between the two teams is the most in the first half of a game in postseason history.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: PatrickRox80 on January 12, 2020, 06:30:57 PM
And that's all she wrote. Houston's going to need answers after blowing a 24-0 lead and losing 51-31.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: moneygamelover on January 12, 2020, 06:34:29 PM
What's really interesting about the AFC Championship Game is the contrast in styles. The Titans are a ball control running team with Derrick Henry whereas the Chiefs have Patrick Mahomes throwing the ball all over the field in an explosive passing game. We'll see next week what wins out.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: mellongraig on January 12, 2020, 08:10:53 PM
I wonder if the questionable 4th down decisions that Bill O'Brien made may cost him his job?
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: moneygamelover on January 12, 2020, 09:48:01 PM
The Packers hold off the Seahawks 28-23 as Jimmy Graham shows he's still relevant by catching Aaron Rodgers 8th conversion on 3rd down in pass attempts. I thought the Seahawks should have gone for it on 4th down instead of punting on their final possession owing to the possibility of never seeing the ball again after punting, which is exactly what happened. Packers at 49ers in the NFC Championship Game next Sunday.

At halftime, it was revealed that Jimmy Johnson joined Bill Cowher as the 2 coaches to enter the Hall of Fame this year. Congratulations to Jimmy Johnson on the Hall of Fame.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Teddy on January 14, 2020, 06:31:54 AM
This is going to be a very exciting conference championship weekend, especially when there's the possibility of a Joe Montana Super Bowl (with the 49ers, a team he led to their first four titles, and the Chiefs, with whom he finished his career). What I wouldn't give to see that happen...and this comes from a rabid Dallas fan, of all people!

Congrats to coaches Jimmy Johnson and Bill Cowher on making it to the Hall of Fame; well-deserved moments after their respective successes on the sidelines (two Super Bowl championships for the former and one for the latter).
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Ccook on January 14, 2020, 07:22:53 PM
Kansas City and San Francisco are both 7-1/2 point favorites this Sunday. Baltimore and New Orleans know first hand it means nothing.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: moneygamelover on January 14, 2020, 09:21:38 PM
Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly, a 7 time Pro Bowler and the 2013 Defensive Player of the Year, retired after 8 seasons.

https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/28486171/panthers-lb-luke-kuechly-announces-retirement-28
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: moneygamelover on January 19, 2020, 06:15:36 PM
The Kansas City Chiefs are your 2019 AFC Chamioms with a 35-24 win over the Tennessee Titans as Patrick Mahomes throws for 3 touchdowns and runs for a 4th. A bit of redemption for Mahomes and the Chiefs after losing the AFC Championship Game last season.

Congratulations to the Kansas City Chiefs on their 1st AFC Championship in 50 years and 3rd overall. Enjoy the Lamar Hunt Trophy, named after your own founder. Chiefs.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Ccook on January 19, 2020, 06:18:28 PM
Sports talk kept saying that Tennessee was "playing with house money," and it looked promising for them at first till Mahomes put on the cape.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: jude_este on January 19, 2020, 08:06:43 PM
In other news, the Houston Texans have reportedly fired Senior Vice President Chris Olsen.
https://www.houstonchronicle.com/sports/texans/article/Sources-Texans-fire-senior-vice-president-Chris-14988458.php

And at the half, the 49ers lead the Packers 27-0 for the NFC Championship. If this keeps up for the 49ers, there could have a Super Bowl where both teams haven't won the big game as long as most of the current players have been alive.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Ccook on January 19, 2020, 08:10:31 PM
Raheem Mostert has been a beast. Green Bay does not have an answer for him.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: moneygamelover on January 19, 2020, 08:23:14 PM
I can't help but wonder who Joe Montana will be rooting for in the Super Bowl, the Chiefs or the 49ers, since he played for both franchises.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: mellongraig on January 19, 2020, 09:50:06 PM
It's official, it will be the Chiefs and the 49ers in the Super Bowl in two weeks time in Miami.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: bigblue999 on January 19, 2020, 09:51:18 PM
49ers ran over the most overrated team of the season. Hard when you have to play an actual team.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: moneygamelover on January 19, 2020, 10:02:04 PM
They just showed a stat that Mostert's 220 yards is the 2nd most rushing yards in any NFL playoff game. Eric Dickerson holds the record for the most rushing yards in a playoff game with 248 for the Rams in a 20-0 win over the Cowboys in the 1985 NFC Divisional Round Game on 1-4-1986. In addition to his rushing yards tonight, Mostert also set an NFC Championship Game record with 4 rushing touchdowns. Mostert's performance tonight was totally awesome baby! :)
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Ccook on January 20, 2020, 06:44:11 AM
Kansas City is a 1-point favorite in SB54. Over/under is 53-1/2. We'll see how the books fluctuate in thirteen days.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: UltraPrice on January 21, 2020, 04:58:29 AM
49ers ran over the most overrated team of the season. Hard when you have to play an actual team.

I've been telling people that the Packers record was inflated due to a very easy schedule.

Nice to see Kansas City get in their first Super Bowl in 50 years.  Hopefully Andy Reid can end his legacy of failure.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: jlgarfield on January 21, 2020, 12:43:35 PM
Here's something mindblowing about Super Bowl LIV: The champions from the NFL's 50th anniversary season (Chiefs, they were still in the AFL then) and the 75th anniversary season (49ers) are meeting up in the Super Bowl played in the NFL's 100th anniversary season. Whoa.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: jlgarfield on January 21, 2020, 01:13:04 PM
Here's something mindblowing about Super Bowl LIV: The champions from the NFL's 50th anniversary season (Chiefs, they were still in the AFL then) and the 75th anniversary season (49ers) are meeting up in the Super Bowl played in the NFL's 100th anniversary season. Whoa.

On another note, I am referring to this game as the "Joe Montana Bowl".
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Ccook on January 21, 2020, 04:20:06 PM
Could have been the State Farm Bowl had Green Bay won Sunday.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: jlgarfield on January 21, 2020, 04:27:35 PM
^ And a rematch of the first-ever Super Bowl. I wish that had happened.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Ccook on January 22, 2020, 05:37:29 PM
Giants QB Eli Manning is to officially announce he is retiring.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: jlgarfield on January 22, 2020, 06:46:40 PM
^ He's had a great run, beating Tom Brady (TWICE!), but alas, it was for the better he retired. I wish him all my best.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: jlgarfield on January 22, 2020, 06:51:24 PM
In other news, the Raiders have made their long-awaited move to Las Vegas official.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: moneygamelover on January 24, 2020, 02:41:07 AM
Eli's going to make an interesting Hall of Fame case, that's for sure.

The positives:

2 time Super Bowl Champion.

2 time Super Bowl MVP.

Longevity and durability Played in 236 games over 16 seasons.

7 seasons of over 4000 passing yards and 3 seats of at least 30 touchdowns.

Retires 7th all time completions, passing yards, and touchdown passes with 4895 completions for 57023 yards and 366 touchdowns.

The negatives:

117-117 record as a starter is pretty pedestrian.

Missed playoffs in 7 of last 8 seasons.

Led NFL in interceptions thrown 3 times.

Never made an All Decades Team and was never a First Team All Pro.

4 Pro Bowl appearances in 16 seasons means he was a Pro Bowler in only 25% of his seasons and the 4 total Pro Bowl selections are low for a Hall of Famer.

I've already heard multiple opinions both ways so this really will be a case that could go either way.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: bigblue999 on January 24, 2020, 06:39:33 AM
Eli is a hall-of-famer but is not first-ballot. He'll probably get in in about his fourth or fifth year on the ballot.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: PatrickRox80 on January 24, 2020, 07:47:50 AM
Eli has one huge thing going against him for getting into the Hall of Fame. When they look at his statistics, theyíll say he wasnít as good as Peyton.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Archviler on January 24, 2020, 08:55:50 AM
Eli has one huge thing going against him for getting into the Hall of Fame. When they look at his statistics, theyíll say he wasnít as good as Peyton.

Which is a rather unfair metric. Very few quarterbacks are as good as Peyton Manning.

That being said, he's a third or fourth ballot Hall of Famer in my eyes. Something like that.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Superballer on January 24, 2020, 11:03:31 AM
Eli's going to make an interesting Hall of Fame case, that's for sure.

The positives:

2 time Super Bowl Champion.

2 time Super Bowl MVP.

Longevity and durability Played in 236 games over 16 seasons.

7 seasons of over 4000 passing yards and 3 seats of at least 30 touchdowns.

Retires 7th all time completions, passing yards, and touchdown passes with 4895 completions for 57023 yards and 366 touchdowns.

The negatives:

117-117 record as a starter is pretty pedestrian.

Missed playoffs in 7 of last 8 seasons.

Led NFL in interceptions thrown 3 times.

Never made an All Decades Team and was never a First Team All Pro.

4 Pro Bowl appearances in 16 seasons means he was a Pro Bowler in only 25% of his seasons and the 4 total Pro Bowl selections are low for a Hall of Famer.

I've already heard multiple opinions both ways so this really will be a case that could go either way.
 

While not an official stat to use for or against induction, both officially and here, those of us in Philadelphia's sphere of influence can't help noting that over the last 24 meetings between the Eagles and Giants, Donovan McNabb (who I'd say comes up a bit short of induction, though he made a good effort) has as many wins against New York (4) as Eli has against Philadelphia during the same stretch. 
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Teddy on January 24, 2020, 05:51:58 PM
I Googled the Manning brothers' head-to-head record, and I found out that Peyton beat Eli all three times they played against each other (twice with the Colts and once with the Broncos). So there's another factor working against the younger Manning's Canton aspirations.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: moneygamelover on February 01, 2020, 06:40:25 PM
The 2020 modern era Hall of Fame class has been announced,:

Troy Polamalu is the only 1st ballot guy. (Was there ever any doubt? Nope.)

The long overdue Steve Atwater and Edgerrin James made it.

Isaac Bruce made it. Bruce is a borderline guy in my opinion but I don't have any problem with the selection.

Steve Hutchinson rounds it out. Not a bad pick by any means but I'd have voted for Alan Faneca instead.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Ccook on February 02, 2020, 06:38:45 AM
The line on SB LIV only moved a half point in the last two weeks. People are making wagers on anything from which non-QB will throw a touchdown pass (a la "Philly Special"--a $500 bet nets you $1500) to how long it will take Demi Lovato to sing the National Anthem.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: jude_este on February 02, 2020, 08:06:09 PM
At the half, it is all tied up between the 49ers and the Chiefs 10-10 thanks to a pass to the 49ers Kyle Juszczyk from Jimmy Garoppoloand the extra point from Robbie Gould.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: moneygamelover on February 02, 2020, 10:12:55 PM
1st of all, congratulations to the Kansas City Chiefs on being Super Bowl 54 Champions.

The 49ers had the upper hand most of the night but Patrick Mahomes came to life just in the nick of time. Mahomes threw a key 44 yard pass to Tyreek Hill to set a Mahomes to Kelce touchdown and Damain Williams scored the winning touchdown with 2:44 left and a strong Chiefs pass rush finished the deal. Great players aren't always great, they're just great when they have to be.

Cobgatulatins to Andy Reid as well. Winning a Super Bowl should ensure his future place in Canton.

Oh, and seeing the NFL 100 All Time Team on the field before the game was totally awesome baby! :)
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: wildbill0962 on February 02, 2020, 10:20:54 PM
I'm so happy for Andy Reid. No one deserved a title more than him. So happy he finally brought one home. He absolutely clinched his spot in Canton.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Teddy on February 02, 2020, 10:29:52 PM
I'm so happy for the Chiefs and their Super Bowl win!

Guess those who bought Madden 20 will be glad we did, because the cover athlete in that game won the Big Game. And he's the youngest MVP ever.

I'm so happy for Andy Reid. No one deserved a title more than him. So happy he finally brought one home. He absolutely clinched his spot in Canton.
Yes, he'll go down in history as the man who brought an end to the 50-year championship drought.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Superballer on February 02, 2020, 10:54:27 PM
I'm so happy for Andy Reid. No one deserved a title more than him. So happy he finally brought one home. He absolutely clinched his spot in Canton.
 


All of us in the Philadelphia area pulled for him as well; though I of course wish things had gone differently way back in XXXIX, this was well worth the wait for he. 
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: bigblue999 on February 02, 2020, 11:53:09 PM
Andy Reid had great teams, but lacked a QB with leadership qualities. Patrick Mahomes was the answer and it finally paid off for Reid.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Ccook on February 03, 2020, 05:47:28 AM
My heart said San Francisco but my wallet said Kansas City. Wallet 1, Heart 0.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: jlgarfield on February 03, 2020, 03:43:00 PM
https://twitter.com/AaronBoone/status/1224106085633708033 - Holy guacamole, Batman. Is Aaron Boone clairvoyant or what?!
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Ccook on February 03, 2020, 04:47:51 PM
Fast numbers: overnight ratings showed 102 million viewers last night, the tenth largest Super Bowl audience.
Title: Re: 2019 NFL Season (100th Anniversary)
Post by: Ccook on February 12, 2020, 11:14:39 AM
Cleveland's Myles Garrett has had his indefinite suspension lifted by the NFL. The Browns say they will welcome him back.