NFL 2016: Week 13

garion333 wrote:

I think Bortles had another interception that involved his receiver's feet.

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Some mornings, only Bortles foot-INTs are able to keep my Aguayo shame at bay. Thanks, Blaine!

Er, Blake. Whatever.

Ah the old 'receiver jumps for no reason to make a catch'.

Rat Boy wrote:

Is Rivera trying to get fired?

I would have laughed at that a week ago. Today, meh, maybe.

Yeah, that's a Carolina team that's playing its fourth-string center, but the Panthers weren't ready to play and, by halftime, didn't really seem to care all that much. Dinging Cam like that probably cost Rivera his locker room for the season.

As for the Seahawks, I think they're somewhere between last week's team and this week's. Having a mobile Wilson will help; he's actually better when he's running around.

Having a not-so-great NFC will help, too. Outside of Dallas and maybe Atlanta on a good day, there's not another scary team in the conference.

Has a stupid, petty, pointless coaching decision ever backfired as quickly as Rivera's last night? One pass, a bad bounce, a pick. I mean, I can imagine there being some old-school dress code sticklers in the coaching ranks who would sit a guy down due to something like this (seems like something Coughlin could have done), but Ron Rivera doesn't seem like that kind of guy.

Cowboys-Bucs has been flexed to Sunday Night in two weeks, which honestly sucks; Winston gets so hyper during night games he tends to play really badly at the start until he calms down. I'd prefer a standard game where we could lose more reasonably.

MilkmanDanimal wrote:

Has a stupid, petty, pointless coaching decision ever backfired as quickly as Rivera's last night? One pass, a bad bounce, a pick. I mean, I can imagine there being some old-school dress code sticklers in the coaching ranks who would sit a guy down due to something like this (seems like something Coughlin could have done), but Ron Rivera doesn't seem like that kind of guy.

Rivera has always seemed a traditional hardass who happened to realize when his job was on the line that being aggressive works and then stuck with it.

Rivera's problem is that he didn't know how to coach when he first started. The Riverboat thing was out of character for him. Still is, for the most part.

He's also considered a player's coach. That's great when you have a locker room like last year (winning, and with Roman Harper). This year, not so much -- too much losing, too many injuries.

I suspect whatever happened with Cam was the culmination of something else that had been building. No hard facts - just a gut feeling.

Can't wait to see the Bucs in a couple of Sundays from now. Someone's gotta be able to beat them Cowboys.

Enix wrote:

Someone's gotta be able to beat them Cowboys.

I know a guy who can, but he's Dak Prescott's backup right now.

So wait a second ... KC scored 16 points on a INT return, a fake punt (right up the middle!) and a 2-pt conversion return?

God bless the Chiefs. And haha ATLOLOL.

Best stat of the week:

Blake Bortles has 10 career wins. He also has 11 career pick-sixes.

#SCHAUBMANIA

MilkmanDanimal wrote:

Best stat of the week:

Blake Bortles has 10 career wins. He also has 11 career pick-sixes.

#SCHAUBMANIA

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OH SH*T

Spoiler:

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Enix wrote:

So wait a second ... KC scored 16 points on a INT return, a fake punt (right up the middle!) and a 2-pt conversion return?

God bless the Chiefs. And haha ATLOLOL.

Yes, but Smith was also 21-25 for 270 yards and TD. And he didn't throw a pick. Smith averaged more then 10 yards a pass, including 8 passes for 140 to Kelce.

But the real weird stat, the Chiefs rushed for 123 yards on 22 attempts. Wait, that's not weird. What's weird is that Chiefs WRs rushed for 97 yards on 4 carries, including Wilson's 55 yard fake punt for a TD.

But in the big picture, the Chiefs won on XPs. They kicked three and hand one blocked to make them +2 on XPs. The Falcons kicked one, failed to convert another, and then gave up two points on their third TD to make them -1 on XP's. And they lost by one point.

It really felt more like a video game than real football.

Both the Saints and Falcons have lost on returned XPs this year, which makes me love the new XP rules even more.

Jayhawker wrote:

And he didn't throw a pick.

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You have to feel bad for a guy who is only 24 and already has a huge bald spot like that.

Wait, another fun Blake stat; presuming PFR's numbers include yesterday's game, those 11 pick-sixes? They come on 50 career INTs. 22℅ of his INTs are pick-sixes.

Blainke throws a pick-six about every 142 pass attempts. If Brett Favre, who has the most career passing attempts, managed the same rate as Borkbbert, he would have thrown 71.6 career pick-sixes to the other team.

Sounds like the Jags need to draft some receivers that can tackle.

Jayhawker wrote:
Enix wrote:

So wait a second ... KC scored 16 points on a INT return, a fake punt (right up the middle!) and a 2-pt conversion return?

God bless the Chiefs. And haha ATLOLOL.

Yes, but Smith was ...

Not to take anything away from Alex Smith, Game Manager, but you kind of missed the point of my post, which was that the Falcons lost in hilarious fashion.

But thanks for pointing out that the Falcons, in addition to giving up points to KC in all sorts of fun and amazing ways, also shanked an extra point. ATLOLOLOLOLOL indeed.

One of the remaining pleasures of the 2016 season, now that the Panthers are on pace for 4-12, is slagging on the other teams in the NFC South when they lose. This week gave me plenty of material to work with. (Except for the Bucs, god bless 'em.)

Of course, I'm going to regret mocking the Falcan'ts when Julio Jones goes for 800 yards against the Panthers in three weeks.

The Bears are failing at failing.

Enix wrote:
Jayhawker wrote:
Enix wrote:

So wait a second ... KC scored 16 points on a INT return, a fake punt (right up the middle!) and a 2-pt conversion return?

God bless the Chiefs. And haha ATLOLOL.

Yes, but Smith was ...

Not to take anything away from Alex Smith, Game Manager, but you kind of missed the point of my post, which was that the Falcons lost in hilarious fashion.

But thanks for pointing out that the Falcons, in addition to giving up points to KC in all sorts of fun and amazing ways, also shanked an extra point. ATLOLOLOLOLOL indeed.

One of the remaining pleasures of the 2016 season, now that the Panthers are on pace for 4-12, is slagging on the other teams in the NFC South when they lose. This week gave me plenty of material to work with. (Except for the Bucs, god bless 'em.)

Of course, I'm going to regret mocking the Falcan'ts when Julio Jones goes for 800 yards against the Panthers in three weeks.

I do enjoy how we are able to marginally root for each others' teams, purely out of utter spite for the Saints and Falcons.

Enix wrote:

Rivera's problem is that he didn't know how to coach when he first started. The Riverboat thing was out of character for him. Still is, for the most part.

He's also considered a player's coach. That's great when you have a locker room like last year (winning, and with Roman Harper). This year, not so much -- too much losing, too many injuries.

I suspect whatever happened with Cam was the culmination of something else that had been building. No hard facts - just a gut feeling.

Can't wait to see the Bucs in a couple of Sundays from now. Someone's gotta be able to beat them Cowboys.

Nah, that's ok if no one steps up.

(Actually, I am starting to hope for that silliest of losses... the superstitious "they have to lose sometime, right? Let's lose now before the playoffs start")

MilkmanDanimal wrote:

Blainke

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(From here.)

Can we officially say Wentz has cooled off?

Man, Goff is even worse than expected. He converted zero third downs. What's with being a Ram QB and immediately being Captain Checkdown. Yes, let's extend Jeff Fisher.

When moron running on the field are better than the product on display...

I like that the down and distance was 1ra y 10.

Matt Waldman (game film guru) put up a number of good plays from jameis Winston vs. the Chargers on his Instagram account. Worth a look.

MilkmanDanimal wrote:

I do enjoy how we are able to marginally root for each others' teams, purely out of utter spite for the Saints and Falcons.

Speaking of our shared loathing of NFC South teams in southern Louisiana and northern Georgia, here's a salty Bomani Jones ripping on the Falcons:

"How many teams can find a way to take a lead on a touchdown and now be trailing after the extra point?!"

He also subtweets Eugene Robinson, Michael Vick and Bobby Petrino. It's awesome.

Derp triple post.

Sorry for Bortle-izing this thread.

derp double post