NFL 2012 Week 2 Thread

Jolly Bill wrote:

I am amused no one here or elsewhere seems to be picking the Eagles and yet they are the favored team by the Vegas line.

They barely beat the Browns who were led by a QB with a 5.1 passer rating. Vick threw the ball close to 60 times. That was a mess of a gameplan. Sure, it might be the fact that Vick barely played in the preseason, but the Ravens offense was firing on all cylinders and the defense played well enough. Should be an interesting game if Flacco doesn't get pressured too much and revert back to his old ways.

I'm not disagreeing, I'm just amused by the disparity.

After his 2010 season, I thought Ray Lewis was officially in decline. But 2011 was a solid bounce back, and Monday night, he looked like a linebacker still in his prime.

Apparently dropping 35 pounds does make one quicker. Perhaps I should follow suit.

Ravens at Eagles - The Eagles offense might bounce back, but the Ravens looked too good not to think they'll continue winning.

Chiefs at Bills - Who cares? Bills. Chiefs

Saints at Panthers - Hmmm. I watched most of the Saints game and their defense was pretty terrible, while Brees and company looked better with each passing minute, as Legion mentioned. I'll take the Saints with Vilma back (if only in spirit until he heals).

Jets at Steelers - Forget last week. The Jets offense isn't designed to beat the Steelers defense.

Falcons at Broncos - I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that the lack of a running game is going to hurt the Falcons this week.

Edit: Sorry to do this, but just realized that Hali is back from suspension for the Chiefs.

I can't speak for anyone else, but I respect the Ravens after the Texans lost to them in the playoffs last year. The Eagles, they seem like a middle of the league team to me.

TempestBlayze wrote:

I can't believe I went 0-4.

Ravens
Bills
Saints
Steelers
Falcons

Tempest, man, need to bold those picks.

Jolly Bill wrote:

I'm not disagreeing, I'm just amused by the disparity.

Vegas is probably putting the odds the way they are because they know that since Flacco had a good game last week he'll be sh*t this week.

garion333 wrote:
Jolly Bill wrote:

I'm not disagreeing, I'm just amused by the disparity.

Vegas is probably putting the odds the way they are because they know that since Flacco had a good game last week he'll be sh*t this week.

The line is not intended to be a predictor of performance in the game, merely an adjustment to the odds to create close to even betting between the two teams so that the losers offset the winners and the house keeps the vig.
It is possible that the handicappers are valuing the Eagles in order to promote more betting on the Ravens, which amounts to a bet on the Eagles. I doubt that is what's happening.

Ravens at Eagles

Chiefs at Bills

Ain'ts at PANTHERS

Jets at Steelers

Broncos at Falcons

MilkmanDanimal wrote:

Is "phone a Boogle" a replacement for something truly foul and disgusting, kind of like "Certis is awesome"? If not, it totally should be.

I sucked at picks. Then again, so did everybody else. As for SHOCKING NEWS TAMPA TALK COMING general rambling, it's hard to overestimate how good Gerald McCoy was on Sunday. He was why Carolina couldn't run ...

Keep in mind that the Panthers start two guys on the right side who are fair to middling at best and that their new LG is a stone-cold rookie who played like a high school sophomore.

Also, too: I'm pretty sure the Bucs had 14 guys on the field for some of those plays.

Ravens
Chiefs
Panthers - Saints gonna lose to another young phenom QB
Steelers
Broncos

Ravens
Chiefs
Saints
Steelers
Broncos

And another, you have to BOLD your picks or they won't get picked up.

Ravens at Eagles.
Chiefs at Bills.
Saints at Panthers.
Jets at Steelers.
Broncos at Falcons.

Legion's pick'em; It's reading comprehension too!

boogle wrote:

Legion's pick'em; It's reading comprehension too!

I say, if people can't read the rules, then they're nothing more than a bunch of PHONE A BOOGLE CERTIS IS AWESOME-heads.

I can't believe I went 0-4.

Ravens
Bills
Saints
Steelers
Falcons

No need to be an smart ass about it though.

Ravens at Eagles - The Ravens defense wasn't stopping the run on Monday, and it was BenJarvus Green-Ellis. They will have their hands full with McCoy.

Chiefs at Bills - The Chiefs actually played fairly well last week, just the Falcons played much better.

Saints at Panthers - The Saint's defense will haunt them all season, and Vilma won't be able to save them.

Jets at Steelers - The Jets will go back to their Preseason ways and only score 3 points at a time.

Broncos at Falcons - Falcons are just too good. I think turner will have a better game, and Peyton will be brought back to earth.

How is PHONE A BOOGLE already a thing?
Am I going to actually get a phone call for this thing or will I just get an IM?
THE PEOPLE MUST KNOW THE ANSWERS.

I see a flaw in the rules. Coffee grinder Josh can't make picks.

Stele wrote:

I see a flaw in the rules. Coffee grinder Josh can't make picks. :(

I'm sure the script looks for the actual tags, not searching for the bolding itself. He can still participate.

boogle wrote:

How is PHONE A BOOGLE already a thing?

IT'S A SENSATION.

boogle wrote:

How is PHONE A BOOGLE already a thing?

We got tired of For Boogle never happening.

Am I going to actually get a phone call for this thing or will I just get an IM?

I don't think I can promise the nice people a Phone a Boogle if I don't actually phone.

Who are the nice people? There are nice people now?

Baltimore at Philadelphia
Kansas City at Buffalo
New Orleans at Carolina
NY Jets at Pittsburgh
Denver at Atlanta

muraii wrote:

Who are the nice people? There are nice people now?

I guess just garion when you get down to it.

*Legion* wrote:
boogle wrote:

How is PHONE A BOOGLE already a thing?

We got tired of For Boogle never happening.

"PHONE BOOGLE!"

So, now we call him every time we... for boogle?

Ravens
Chiefs
Saints
Steelers
Broncos

Ooh, Phone a Boogle is a thing now! I will take advantage of that.

Considering the history (or lack thereof) of FOR BOOGLE, I'd have to imagine if you Phone a Boogle too often you're going to go blind.

Wow that was a rough first week.

Ravens
Chiefs
Saints
Steelers
Falcons

Ravens at Eagles

Chiefs at Bills

Saints at Panthers

Jets at Steelers

Broncos at Falcons