NFL 2012 Week 12 Thread (Updated with Pick 'Ems)

Really Seattle? Really?

I'm still not sure I understand how this Atlanta team is 10-1.

My reaction to the Titans last two offensive possessions, their coaches, their wide receivers who can't catch and their season in general.

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thejustinbot wrote:

I'm still not sure I understand how this Atlanta team is 10-1.

Pretty sure they actually had the easiest schedule going into the season or a top 5 one.

Just wait for the Vegas lines when the Giants are even odds vs them in round 2 of the playoffs.

On the Falcons' last drive, they had a 3rd and 6; a first down meant they could pretty much run out the clock. They converted on a pass to Roddy White, who was covered by CB Danny Gorrer. I only mention because I am clearly an incredibly obsessive Bucs fan, and the Falcons' best WR was being covered by somebody I have never heard of before. Apparently was on the Ravens last year and was cut by the Seahawks a few weeks ago, I missed the news he'd been picked up. I'm just going to suggest that when your secondary is so filled with no-namers that somebody like me hasn't even heard of the guy, and that's not a good thing. I don't care how many draft picks we have next year, I'd be fine taking CBs with every single pick. Yeesh.

I told my son at kickoff that Tampa needed to score 35 to win. Close enough.

Ryan Tannehill and the Dolphins FTW!

Hm, I hope StL beats Ariz so they can both be 4-7. :p

Aww, Kaep 1 for 1 but a half-yard short. Get em next drive.

Henne > Gabbert

The final 2 minutes of the Seahawks game nearly had me yelling at my TV. A total collapse on offense and defense once we got inside the 2 minute warning. I really want Coach Carroll to come out and say that all the coaches had taken shrooms at the start of the 4th quarter in preparation for a win and were in no condition to call the final 2 minutes.

MilkmanDanimal wrote:

On the Falcons' last drive, they had a 3rd and 6; a first down meant they could pretty much run out the clock. They converted on a pass to Roddy White, who was covered by CB Danny Gorrer. I only mention because I am clearly an incredibly obsessive Bucs fan, and the Falcons' best WR was being covered by somebody I have never heard of before. Apparently was on the Ravens last year and was cut by the Seahawks a few weeks ago, I missed the news he'd been picked up. I'm just going to suggest that when your secondary is so filled with no-namers that somebody like me hasn't even heard of the guy, and that's not a good thing. I don't care how many draft picks we have next year, I'd be fine taking CBs with every single pick. Yeesh.

I told my son at kickoff that Tampa needed to score 35 to win. Close enough.

I think I read Tampa has most guys on IR atm. Can we use that as an excuse like Legion did last couple of years?

karmajay wrote:
MilkmanDanimal wrote:

On the Falcons' last drive, they had a 3rd and 6; a first down meant they could pretty much run out the clock. They converted on a pass to Roddy White, who was covered by CB Danny Gorrer. I only mention because I am clearly an incredibly obsessive Bucs fan, and the Falcons' best WR was being covered by somebody I have never heard of before. Apparently was on the Ravens last year and was cut by the Seahawks a few weeks ago, I missed the news he'd been picked up. I'm just going to suggest that when your secondary is so filled with no-namers that somebody like me hasn't even heard of the guy, and that's not a good thing. I don't care how many draft picks we have next year, I'd be fine taking CBs with every single pick. Yeesh.

I told my son at kickoff that Tampa needed to score 35 to win. Close enough.

I think I read Tampa has most guys on IR atm. Can we use that as an excuse like Legion did last couple of years? :)

Meh, no excuse. They're playing well. That being said, they've lost both starting OGs (who would be the best tandem in the league, bar none), their best DE (Adrian Clayborn was a beast the first few games this year), their SLB (who actually kind of sucked), and then a couple role players. The big issue is they traded away their best cover corner in Talib, and Eric Wright was out with an Achilles injury. The fact they only gave up 24 to that Falcons team is part miracle and part that the Falcons are apparently incapable of playing well enough to put anybody away.

I thought Tampa was an 8-8 team this year, and they've been better than expected. I'd love to see this team play with a healthy Davin Joseph, Carl Nicks, and Adrian Clayborn.

Yes! Pick 6 49ers!

Oh this Niners' game is going to be a stroke inducer.

If Baltimore continues to play this badly, I would not be surprised to see Cincinnati rise up and steal the division away from them. Pittsburgh's recent play has left them all but dead.

McFinn wrote:

Oh this Niners' game is going to be a stroke inducer.

Nah. Defense has Colin's back, with another pick 6. It's going to be a nice road win.

Well, this was a harder week, but my luck is holding. A 49er win and I can go 5-0! I'm just glad I didn't have to pick the Chiefs!

Perhaps the Saints should put Alex Smith in.

Kush15 wrote:

If Baltimore continues to play this badly, I would not be surprised to see Cincinnati rise up and steal the division away from them. Pittsburgh's recent play has left them all but dead.

In the last 2-3 years Baltimore has consistently been the team that kills me. I'm not sure if it's flacco the play calling or what but they seem to be the team that no shows on offense the most.

And I don't mean in games where you could reasonably expect them to struggle. San Diego? Hardly screams elite defense.

Alex Smith just can't catch a break, as two QBs are lighting up the scoreboard for the 49ers today. Brees has now thrown just as many TD passes to the 49ers as Kaepernick has.

*EDIT*
Switching to the Baltimore game, man was that the WRONG play to run on 4th and inches.

If memory serves the Ravens have struggled against the Chargers in the past few years.

I'm 2-2 right now. Let's go 49ers!

Ugh, that was not a good sight. Two Niners being carted off.

We really need to score this drive. Brees is too good.

What a throw and catch. That Saints player came in just low enough to take the brunt of that hit.

Alex Smith standing there with his helmet on. Take that sh*t off and sit down you ain't commin in unless Kapernick gets hurt.

Kaepernick continues to throw high. If I recall that's a typical young QB thing to do, but so far it's worked in their favorite. One of these times he's going to get picked.

Why do I have a feeling they are going to f*ck this first down for the Ravens up....

Gumbie wrote:

Alex Smith standing there with his helmet on. Take that sh*t off and sit down you ain't commin in unless Kapernick gets hurt.

Yeah he's done that since the first quarter.

I'm surprised he even has his helmet if he's still questionable/probably with the concussion.

Fumble?

New kicker for the Niners next week?

garion333 wrote:

New kicker for the Niners next week?

Sounds like that's what Aikman is suggesting.

Hate to see David Akers get fired again, especially after last year's record. But it might happen.