NFL 2017 Week 13 Thread

Dislike the Bengals but props to Cedric Ogbuehi. He's playing a great game.

Dammit Juju. Doesn't matter who it is, don't go there.

captainchaos wrote:

Nooo Shazier

Dirty Red is great, but as MLB?

I saw that concussive force ripple through his back in slo-mo sand his arms go limp as he fell. I really hope he’s okay.

ESPN reports that the 49ers will start Jimmy Garoppolo again on Sunday, in what is arguably the least necessary news blurb of the season.

Maybe Mr. Nick Wagoner got scooped by a colleague on the Eli starting story and needed something to file.

Reaper81 wrote:

As a life-long resident of Minnesota, I would like to remind people that we’re more than capable of losing every game we have left this season.

So's Carolina all of a sudden. That makes Sunday ... interesting!

*Legion* wrote:
Reaper81 wrote:

As a life-long resident of Minnesota, I would like to remind people that we’re more than capable of losing every game we have left this season.

Minnesota is perhaps the most interesting team in the league to me. The QB situation is going to be fascinating. Pat Shurmur has clearly figured something out with his offense, making both a freshly traded Sam Bradford and a scrap heap Case Keenum so successful.

I can't wait to see how they resolve that situation long-term. It feels like they're a little handcuffed by success, because how do you not keep running with Case Keenum, but at the same time, it's hard not to think that it could just be a one-season wonder deal.

Also, just another "they fire all their good coaches" reminder that Cleveland had Pat Shurmur, and the 3385 yards he managed to get a rookie Brandon Weeden to throw to is the highest passing yards total of any Browns QB in the past decade (and second most for the new Browns total history, behind only Derek Anderson's 3787 in 2007).

Don’t get me wrong, the last three or four games have been incredibly fun to watch but I have too many bad experiences to keep my hopes up.

Do you guys really want us to post Minny Moments? Cause I'm sure we can find plenty.

Hmmm, perhaps we'll leave it to Dan for this coming week's thread. Maybe it'll even get posted to the proper forum this time!

Hey, now, he hasn't blown a huge lead in the worst possible situation, but he was terrible in the red zone leading to repeated FGs, so . . .

MilkmanDanimal wrote:

Hey, now, he hasn't blown a huge lead in the worst possible situation, but he was terrible in the red zone leading to repeated FGs, so . . .

Also, the INT was partially on him by throwing high and a little behind.

Let's not get ahead of ourselves here. He may be (football) pretty, but that didn't help the other pretty boys get good.

MilkmanDanimal wrote:

Hey, now, he hasn't blown a huge lead in the worst possible situation, but he was terrible in the red zone leading to repeated FGs, so . . .

It's him or Beat Hard. I figured you of everyone here would have been on the "yeah that's ridiculous" train.

I just had a thought:

Since Jerome Bettis is in the Hall of Fame won't we also need to put Josh McCown in there?

Hey now.

Some Packers fans and even players are getting prematurely excited at seeing Aaron Rodgers throw in warmups.

They forget, though, that it's not good enough to be healthy enough to throw. The collarbone has to be healed enough to take hits.

Sounds like the Giants have their sights potentially set on Josh McDaniels.

It'll be interesting to see if McDaniels finally gets his second shot this offseason. Here's Tom Brady telling McDaniels to not let his dreams be dreams, on the sideline this past Sunday.

*Legion* wrote:

Some Packers fans and even players are getting prematurely excited at seeing Aaron Rodgers throw in warmups.

They forget, though, that it's not good enough to be healthy enough to throw. The collarbone has to be healed enough to take hits.

SHUT YOUR MOUTH!

But in all seriousness part of the reason Rodgers is hurt in the first place is because he takes hits.

His int percentage is miraculous (best ever?) but honestly I would love if him and Favre had a heart to heart and he just started letting it fly. If I cringed 2-3 less a game because of hits I would happily trade that for 2-3 cringe worthy throws.

Rodgers indeed has the lowest INT% in NFL history.

Second place is Colin Kaepernick.

*Legion* wrote:

Rodgers indeed has the lowest INT% in NFL history.

Second place is Colin Kaepernick.

I was kind of surprised he played enough games and had enough attempts to qualify.

I apologize if someone posted this last week but holy hell I just saw it and this is brilliant.

JeremyK wrote:
*Legion* wrote:

Rodgers indeed has the lowest INT% in NFL history.

Second place is Colin Kaepernick.

I was kind of surprised he played enough games and had enough attempts to qualify.

pro-football-reference sets their minimums for career leader stats at 1500 pass attempts, Kaepernick made it to 1692 attempts.

Kapernick had 1.77% INT, Tom Brady next with 1.80%, then Derek Carr with 1.84%.

2014: The last year Dez Bryant was fantasy relevant.

garion333 wrote:

2014: The last year Dez Bryant was fantasy relevant.

11.0 yards per catch this year. Who's his quarterback, Flacco?

I just checked Jeremy Maclin's YPC to sanity check the joke, and Maclin is at 10.9.