NFL 2012 Divisional Week Thread

Xeknos wrote:
*Legion* wrote:
cube wrote:
Xeknos wrote:

It doesn't hurt that the refs appear to be bought and paid for.

For the first 4 quarters, the refs looked like they were being paid for the Broncos more than the Ravens.

This. This was in no way a game a Denver fan can play the blame-the-ref card over.

I'm not sure about that one. A questionable PI call in the first quarter kept their drive alive, along with a missed PI against the ravens in the same quarter. Then, the horrendous PI against Bailey in the third... And the tuck rule thing in the third/fourth?

In fairness, manning forcing that final interception is what really killed it, but I don't think you can deny that the refs definitely had a favorable slant toward the Ravens.

I'll deny it. I don't think the refs had a favorable slant toward the Ravens. If you meant that the Ravens had more calls go their way then I might agree.

Colin Kaepernick.

That throw by Kaepernick is the one I talk about when I'm talking about arm strength.

That's that out/corner that not very many NFL quarterbacks have the gun to fit in that window at that distance.

garion333 wrote:
Xeknos wrote:
*Legion* wrote:
cube wrote:
Xeknos wrote:

It doesn't hurt that the refs appear to be bought and paid for.

For the first 4 quarters, the refs looked like they were being paid for the Broncos more than the Ravens.

This. This was in no way a game a Denver fan can play the blame-the-ref card over.

I'm not sure about that one. A questionable PI call in the first quarter kept their drive alive, along with a missed PI against the ravens in the same quarter. Then, the horrendous PI against Bailey in the third... And the tuck rule thing in the third/fourth?

In fairness, manning forcing that final interception is what really killed it, but I don't think you can deny that the refs definitely had a favorable slant toward the Ravens.

I'll deny it. I don't think the refs had a favorable slant toward the Ravens. If you meant that the Ravens had more calls go their way then I might agree.

Fair enough.

Stop throwing the ball to Walker.

Akers, you have one job.

And thank you.

Walker doesn't like to catch easy throws. He only likes to catch it if he has to do some crazy acrobatics.

In only 6, wait, 7 quarters, this week has already laid complete waste to last week's action.

Regarding that late PI call on Denver, Dierdorf insisted there was no foul, and if he says it, it was wrong. Thought it was clearly PI, and I saw no ref bias of any sort. Denver choked that game away as epically as humanly possible, and they have noone to blame but themselves. Specifically, their safety.

Well, to be fair, tomorrow has the games that have the biggest chance of being one sided clusterf*cks. I don't like Houston's chances, and I'm not sure I trust both Seattle and Atlanta to both be good.

Has Vernon Davis had a catch?

That's two that have been batted away by defenders and bounced off his hands. So close...

EDIT: 4 targets, 0 catches per the box score.

That was incredibly stupid of Cobb.

This game is going to kill me.

Screw it, just give Crabtree the ball every time.

EDIT: Or keep it if you want, Colin.

Or don't. Very nice fake.

Holy Kaep!

Right now, even Alex Smith is saying, "Oh, sh*t, I guess Kaepernick should be starting."

McFinn wrote:

Holy Kaep!

lol

Who forgot to block Patrick Willis?

Kaepernick may run for 200 yards in this game, but I'm more impressed with his passing.

The Packers are playing a lot of man coverage, despite how vulnerable it makes them to the QB runs, because he is making the perimeter throws that pick apart the zone looks.

Packers are just looking tired now. Not a good sign...

Ah there was my Vernon Davis.

And some Frank Gore.

BOOM!

Ok, that's now 3 kicks Cobb has dropped. Why the hell is he still in there?

The Packers offensive line knows they're supposed to actually get in the way of the guys in the red shirts, right? Somebody did tell them how this whole "blocking" thing at least theoretically works?

cube wrote:

Ok, that's now 3 kicks Cobb has dropped. Why the hell is he still in there?

The rookie dropped the first punt that was a turnover.

Because they put him in since Cobb didn't get enough return yards last week.

Now they've put Cobb back in, but he's not doing much still.

I think that push off might have cost him the catch.

Why punt the game away there? This is looking done.

It would have been a FG attempt if the Packers didn't jump.

Mwahahaha.

Dumbass FOX pre-game team, 3 of those jokers picked the Packers.

What I saw tonight was a dominating performance by a dynamic young QB. I think Dom Capers underestimated CK in the first half, and his D didn't have enough left in the tank to adjust.
We'll see a far different Packers team next year with Jennings, Finley, Woodson, and Driver gone. I am looking forward to see how the D does. This is a very young group, with a very bright future.