NFL 2011 Week 17

Loved the snap over Delhomme's head. It was a play that didn't matter from the Texans perspective, so it can't hurt too bad, plus it's a positive for the Titans, so call it win-win. Hi-la-ri-ous.

Damn, Matt Flynn gonna get paid.

Less than five minutes gone in the second quarter, and Tampa is behind 35-0. I have potentially moved from "Fire Raheem" to "Put Fire on Raheem".

MilkmanDanimal wrote:

Less than five minutes gone in the second quarter, and Tampa is behind 35-0.

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Reminds me of the massacre New England put on the Titans last year.

Edit: 42-0

Is Raheem fired yet? Did they let him into the locker room, or just fling him from a trebuchet on the sideline?

Bengals got robbed with that clear pass interference on the second to last play. Ultimately it didn't matter because the Broncos lost so the Bengals are in the playoffs but still that was ridiculous and the ref was standing right there watching it happen.

Woot. Congrats to the Ravens for finally getting a home game. Let's hope they make it count.

MilkmanDanimal wrote:

Is Raheem fired yet? Did they let him into the locker room, or just fling him from a trebuchet on the sideline?

Bwaahahaahaaha.

LeapingGnome wrote:

Bengals got robbed with that clear pass interference on the second to last play. Ultimately it didn't matter because the Broncos lost so the Bengals are in the playoffs but still that was ridiculous and the ref was standing right there watching it happen.

Was indeed a terrible missed call.

That said... they shouldn't have been in that position anyway. The game was a pretty sloppy mess. A fair amount of bad playcalling on Cinci's part along with their pretty sad failures in the redzone.

LeapingGnome wrote:

Bengals got robbed with that clear pass interference on the second to last play. Ultimately it didn't matter because the Broncos lost so the Bengals are in the playoffs but still that was ridiculous and the ref was standing right there watching it happen.

It mattered to the Steelers. If the Bengals had tied it and won in OT, they'd be the #2 seed with a bye instead of the Ravens.

I'm 4-0 so far. If the Giants pull it out tomorrow night I will have my third 5-0 week. Too bad my record in all of the other weeks is so abysmal.

GG Titans. Not making the playoffs is disappointing, but with a new coach, CJ's holdout, a new QB, and the lockout...9-7 doesn't look to bad.

The broken leg by Kuper in the Denver-KC game was one of the worst looking injuries I've seen. I just about threw up when I saw it, and quickly switched the channel. I figured CBS would be replaying it in super slow motion for about 10 minutes.

sheared wrote:

The broken leg by Kuper in the Denver-KC game was one of the worst looking injuries I've seen. I just about threw up when I saw it, and quickly switched the channel. I figured CBS would be replaying it in super slow motion for about 10 minutes.

that was a shame....did anyone see the series after the muffed punt? That third down was such a bad call by the refs...the KC defender just about ripped Tebows head off and yet NOTHING was called. He had the facemask, then the back of the helmet...such crap.

Cowboys.

1 more half!

Woo! Playoff bound Giants! Time to break out the flag!

Whoops, I forgot this pick thing while I was on vacation. I probably wouldn't have won anyway.

As a Colts fan, I would like to extend my congratulations to:

Houston fans: Congratulations on your first division win and playoff appearance. I look forward to developing an actual rivalry now that you are maturing from expansion team into annual contender.

Titans fans: I'm sorry to see you miss the playoffs in the end, but am glad to see you back on an apparent upswing. You've always felt like the closest thing to actual rivals in our young division, and I honestly believe that strong division rivalries make for better football. Plus, I've always had a soft spot for the good people of Nashville who have always treated opposing fans with respect.

Jaguar fans: Although it pains me that we were actually swept by the lowly glitter kitties, I would like to extend my congratulations to MJD on the rushing title. I would also like to send my congratulations to the Jaguar fanbase regarding the team's purchase by Shahid Khan. He is a true American success story, and the time I met him he seemed like a hell of guy. Hopefully, his business acumen and your support will bring the kind of success on and off the field that will finally kill all of the Jaguars to LA talk once and for all.

Bengals fans: Congratulations on contending in a very tough division and making the playoffs. Hopefully, it is a sign of good things to come for a long suffering NFL city. Unlike some other visiting fans, you are always classy when you come to town, and I truly wish you the best in the future.

Texans will take on the Bengals this Saturday in Houston. Since we beat them recently in Cinci, that seems good to me.

Thin_J wrote:
LeapingGnome wrote:

Bengals got robbed with that clear pass interference on the second to last play. Ultimately it didn't matter because the Broncos lost so the Bengals are in the playoffs but still that was ridiculous and the ref was standing right there watching it happen.

Was indeed a terrible missed call.

That said... they shouldn't have been in that position anyway. The game was a pretty sloppy mess. A fair amount of bad playcalling on Cinci's part along with their pretty sad failures in the redzone.

That was a terribly called game from start to finish. That one on the endzone was only the most consequential. The near constant pass interference on Torey Smith was truly aggravating to watch. Without the early blown calls, it could very easily have been 21-0 at the half.

How come Raheem Morris hasn't been fired already?

Gumbie wrote:

Damn, Matt Flynn gonna get paid.

2012 free agent! Pay the man!

Who could take a run at him? Skins? Jets? Miami?

Spagnuolo fired.

It begins.

Morris doesn't last beyond tomorrow, in my opinion. Who else gets the axe this week?

tboon wrote:

Spagnuolo fired.

It begins.

Morris doesn't last beyond tomorrow, in my opinion. Who else gets the axe this week?

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORRRRRRRRRRRRRRRVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV.

Just flipped on the NFL Network, per sources Raheem hasn't been informed of his future yet. Suffice to say, it's pretty much a given that whatever future it is, it won't be in Tampa.

I now look forward to Tampa's future staff of Jeff Fisher as head coach, Norv Turner as OC, and Spagnolu as DC. Right? Right?

something for non playoff team fans to chew on....

1. Indianapolis Colts, 2-14
2. St. Louis Rams, 2-14
3. Minnesota Vikings, 3-13
4. Cleveland Browns, 4-12
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 4-12
6. Washington Redskins, 5-11
7. Jacksonville Jaguars, 5-11
8. Carolina Panthers, 6-10
9. Miami Dolphins, 6-10
10. Buffalo Bills, 6-10
11. Seattle Seahawks, 7-9*
12. Kansas City Chiefs, 7-9*
13. Arizona Cardinals, 8-8
14. Dallas Cowboys, 8-8
15. Philadelphia Eagles, 8-8
16. New York Jets, 8-8
17. Cincinnati Bengals (from Oakland Raiders, 8-8)
18. San Diego Chargers, 8-8
19. Chicago Bears, 8-8
20. Tennessee Titans, 9-7

*Will be determined by coin flip

edit: Bonehead move of the year award goes to KC IMO...

still trying to figure out what picking up Orton and his wage did for them besides ruining GB's perfect season ;P

1 more lose and they would of been in that 8-10 range 2 more 6-8 range.

jowner wrote:

edit: Bonehead move of the year award goes to KC IMO...

still trying to figure out what picking up Orton and his wage did for them besides ruining GB's perfect season ;P

1 more lose and they would of been in that 8-10 range 2 more 6-8 range.

You might take a closer look at the standings. If they beat Oakland, as they would have had Succop's last FG not been blocked, forcing overtime, the Chiefs would be in the playoffs. Getting Orton made sense because they still had a shot to win their division. I'm sorry that's not important enough for you and your need for them to roll over for the Packers' perfect season.

Because honestly, beating the Packers was worth it in itself.

[quote=Jayhawker]

jowner wrote:

stuff

100% aware of the playoff situation. Yea when your team is riddled with injuries and you have a hell mary shot at making the playoffs you obviously do it so you can get steam rolled in the playoffs by a wildcard team.....

Sorry I just believe in being realistic. KC could easily win the division in 2012 with some better injury luck. In 2011 they didn't help themselves. Unless they plan on bringing Orton back in 2012 to compete vs Cassel I guess? ugh why bother its Kyle Orton.

Jayhawker wrote:
jowner wrote:

edit: Bonehead move of the year award goes to KC IMO...

still trying to figure out what picking up Orton and his wage did for them besides ruining GB's perfect season ;P

1 more lose and they would of been in that 8-10 range 2 more 6-8 range.

You might take a closer look at the standings. If they beat Oakland, as they would have had Succop's last FG not been blocked, forcing overtime, the Chiefs would be in the playoffs. Getting Orton made sense because they still had a shot to win their division. I'm sorry that's not important enough for you and your need for them to roll over for the Packers' perfect season.

Because honestly, beating the Packers was worth it in itself.

If Orton hadn't hurt his hand he would have played more and they would have been much more competitive to win the division. It's what I said when they snagged him and it turned out to be true. They came close in the closest division in the league. It was up for grabs until the very end, including for the Chiefs.

Now, you want to talk about how much the Raiders gave up for Palmer, well, that looked bad then and it looks bad now.

jowner wrote:

Unless they plan on bringing Orton back in 2012 to compete vs Cassel I guess? ugh why bother its Kyle Orton

Perhaps because Orton > Cassel.

jowner wrote:

100% aware of the playoff situation. Yea when your team is riddled with injuries and you have a hell mary shot at making the playoffs you obviously do it so you can get steam rolled in the playoffs by a wildcard team.....

Sorry I just believe in being realistic. KC could easily win the division in 2012 with some better injury luck. In 2011 they didn't help themselves. Unless they plan on bringing Orton back in 2012 to compete vs Cassel I guess? ugh why bother its Kyle Orton.

Think about it from the coach/GM position. If they lose out the rest of the way, they're f*cked. Granted Haley got fired anyway but he could've conceivably saved his job with a playoff berth.

garion333 wrote:
Jayhawker wrote:
jowner wrote:

edit: Bonehead move of the year award goes to KC IMO...

still trying to figure out what picking up Orton and his wage did for them besides ruining GB's perfect season ;P

1 more lose and they would of been in that 8-10 range 2 more 6-8 range.

You might take a closer look at the standings. If they beat Oakland, as they would have had Succop's last FG not been blocked, forcing overtime, the Chiefs would be in the playoffs. Getting Orton made sense because they still had a shot to win their division. I'm sorry that's not important enough for you and your need for them to roll over for the Packers' perfect season.

Because honestly, beating the Packers was worth it in itself.

If Orton hadn't hurt his hand he would have played more and they would have been much more competitive to win the division. It's what I said when they snagged him and it turned out to be true. They came close in the closest division in the league. It was up for grabs until the very end, including for the Chiefs.

Now, you want to talk about how much the Raiders gave up for Palmer, well, that looked bad then and it looks bad now.

I think we don't try to compare other teams to the Raiders as thats insulting to other teams

I guess my point is I understand making a push to make the playoffs.... I don't understand making a push for the playoffs when your team sucks. Denver is -8.5 at home vs Pitt... KC would of been roughly the same.

also the Packers thing was a joke. Not bitter about that loss at all. Felt losing a game took a ton of pressure off a team that isn't actually GOAT level.