NFL 2017 Week 7 Thread

I didn't watch the game but it's Andy Reid so I have to assume this involved horrible clock management. It's kind of his thing.

Here's something we missed:

Lions LT Greg Robinson exited Week 6 against the Saints with an ankle injury.
He was briefly benched in the first half, but the Lions had to bring Robinson back in because of injuries. He left himself in the fourth quarter. Absurdly banged up on the offensive line, the Lions will welcome the coming bye week.

The Greg Robinson Experiment in Detroit ended in the same place the Rams Experiment did.

Fwiw, Stafford is on track to be sacked over 60 times this season, which puts him in David Carr territory.

JeremyK wrote:

I didn't watch the game but it's Andy Reid so I have to assume this involved horrible clock management. It's kind of his thing.

Not really this time. If anything, the opposite.

Chiefs had only 2 possessions in the 4th quarter.

The first one was a 10 play drive that started with 12:00 left in the 4th and ended with just under 6:00. They bled over 1/3rd of the quarter away and then punted and pinned the Raiders on their own 8.

They got the ball back after a Raiders 3-and-out. They went 3-and-out themselves, but 1st and 2nd down each burned a minute off the clock, and 3rd down got the Raiders to use their 2nd timeout, before the 4th down punt.

The only failure was not keeping those drives alive longer. But they burned clock while they lasted.

garion333 wrote:

Here's something we missed:

Lions LT Greg Robinson exited Week 6 against the Saints with an ankle injury.
He was briefly benched in the first half, but the Lions had to bring Robinson back in because of injuries. He left himself in the fourth quarter. Absurdly banged up on the offensive line, the Lions will welcome the coming bye week.

The Greg Robinson Experiment in Detroit ended in the same place the Rams Experiment did.

Fwiw, Stafford is on track to be sacked over 60 times this season, which puts him in David Carr territory.

God, even his headshot looks like he doesn't understand the assignment.

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*Legion* wrote:
JeremyK wrote:

I didn't watch the game but it's Andy Reid so I have to assume this involved horrible clock management. It's kind of his thing.

Not really this time. If anything, the opposite.

Chiefs had only 2 possessions in the 4th quarter.

The first one was a 10 play drive that started with 12:00 left in the 4th and ended with just under 6:00. They bled over 1/3rd of the quarter away and then punted and pinned the Raiders on their own 8.

They got the ball back after a Raiders 3-and-out. They went 3-and-out themselves, but 1st and 2nd down each burned a minute off the clock, and 3rd down got the Raiders to use their 2nd timeout, before the 4th down punt.

The only failure was not keeping those drives alive longer. But they burned clock while they lasted.

Yeah, they need one more first down on one of those drives to get into FG range. That is what cost them. Well, that and David Carr making plays on the final drive.

Rat Boy wrote:

Were the Chiefs trying to set the record for most defensive penalties to prolong a game?

Speaking of this, the Chiefs did the right thing. On last-play-of-the-game stuff, from the 1 yard line, you grab any receiver that's getting any kind of leverage or separation on you. You have literally nothing to lose. They're not going to throw the flag in that situation if it's a receiver that the ball doesn't go to. Both of the Chiefs' endzone penalties were on grabs of the receivers that were targeted with the throws.

You expect your good cover guys to not get beat and have to grab in that situation, but those plays targeted people further down KC's depth chart. The throw to Cook was against Ron Parker, the journeyman safety who is on the field because Eric Berry isn't. Then the other grab was by second-year backup safety Eric Murray.

*Legion* wrote:
JeremyK wrote:

I didn't watch the game but it's Andy Reid so I have to assume this involved horrible clock management. It's kind of his thing.

The only failure was not keeping those drives alive longer. But they burned clock while they lasted.

If I remember right, on the last drive they did have a guy run out of bounds instead of staying in the field, so that could probably have burned another 30 seconds if he had and made it much less likely for the Raiders to win.

TheGameguru wrote:

The video is great. Some NSFW language

http://screengrabber.deadspin.com/ra...

I really like they worked the Abe Lincoln sketch from Whitest Kids U Know in there.
NSFW:

On 2nd and 28, Hue Jackson called an inside run that went 3 yds and setup 3rd and 25.

Maybe the problem in Cleveland isn't necessarily the players...

Carolina what are you doing?

Fournette is out this week, but it's an odd-numbered week so the Jags are smashing up Indy regardless.

*Legion* wrote:

Fournette is out this week, but it's an odd-numbered week so the Jags are smashing up Indy regardless.

I almost picked them for Eliminator, just based on your even/odd prediction.

Steve Beuerlein is part of the booth calling the Jags game for CBS, and they teased him by putting up a bunch of pictures of him as the Jaguars QB.

He confessed that he still has issues with Coughlin benching him.

Bortles is 14-of-20 for 282 yards and 1 TD at halftime.

Tennessee just missed a FG, so they're still only up 9-6 against the Browns with about 9 minutes left.

The Packers are up 1 even though Hundley has been horrible.

How the hell are the Panthers losing to the Bears?

MilkmanDanimal wrote:

Tennessee just missed a FG, so they're still only up 9-6 against the Browns with about 9 minutes left.

"Cleveland is within 3 of the Titans in the 4th, they must be playing really wel...

... huh."

KIZER GOT BENCHED AGAIN?? OMG BROWNS

*Legion* wrote:

KIZER GOT BENCHED AGAIN?? OMG BROWNS

Somebody named "Kevin Byard" has three INTs today, and the Titans still only have 9 points.

Also, back to Hundley; he's 11/22 for 83 yards. Bad Day Joe Flacco thinks Hundley sucks today.

MilkmanDanimal wrote:

How the hell are the Panthers losing to the Bears?

Two fluke plays by the Chicago D + one long completion by the Bears (who have done literally nothing on offense otherwise) + the Panthers staying in Charlotte and sending guys who look sort of like them but nothing about football = the worst Carolina effort I've seen since, well, since the Cam-in-SB 50 GIF that what's-his-name posted earlier in this thread.

I'm tempted to counter with a Bortles gif but, because we're all now living in a parallel universe, Bortles has thrown for 300 yards and the Jags are winning by 27.

Update 1: Trubisky finishes the game 4-for-7 for 107 yards.

Update 2: Panthers Twitter rn:

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Titans going to OT. Dammit.

My eliminator pick is in danger.

The Bucs went up 7 with less than four minutes left. They immediately gave up a huge play and the Bills scored in about 45 seconds. First play of the Bucs next drive, they fumble the ball away.

So that's going well.

* double post for extra Panthers derp *

Nobody on the Titans offense can catch a football, except Delanie Walker who is hurt again.

Less than a minute before OT, inside your own 20, what do you do?

If you're Josh McCown, throw across your body to the sidelines late, get intercepted as the DB cuts under the out route, and put your opponent immediately into game-winning FG range.

So much bad QBing this week and none of it by Bortles.

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"Pure millennial" strikes again.

Might as well bring JFF back, eh?

Multiple shutouts today too. Seems like a strange Sunday.

The Steelers have the best touchdown celebrations.

I don't think the Niners are going to lose this one by 3 or less.