NFL 2020: Week 2

Who were all yelling at the top of their lungs.

Whoa, Patriots RB James White is out because his parents were in a fatal car accident. His mom is still alive but in critical condition. So horrible....

These Emmy awards are somehow both insane and normal at the same time.

Really, Kimmel? Couldn't do a Fastball Special reference?

After all the years of Dave Krieg, Dan McGwire, Mirer, Kitna, Old Warren Moon and even Hasselbeck, I am thankful every Sunday for Russell Wilson.

Dude is making NFL Films throws every week.

ETA: Again.

EvilDead wrote:

I don't know what Chargers coaching staff were thinking not going for it 4 & 1 in OT. Defense was tiring and KC showed they were starting to move the ball. KC kicker was splitting the uprights every time. Dumb, dumb...

Punting was pure surrender.

Especially since Butker essentially hit the game winner 3 times.

Well that was entertaining. And damn Vegas.

Chiefs!

Our dog park is closing for five weeks after today, so we spent all day there, and I had to watch this on the DVR. The main downside is that I apparently did not add two hours to the end. All I knew was that the Chiefs stopped the Chargers on their first OT drive.

I had to go to the internet to find out that British Intelligence interceded on the Chiefs behalf and got them the win.

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Also, Justin Herbert is the real deal. He's gonna be freaking good. I feel bad for Taylor, but theChargers have to start this kid now, I think.

NFL operations to "take a closer look" at the MetLife Stadium playing surface following the bloodbath game.

Cool, great, deal with it *after* it wrecks a playoff team's season. How is this only now coming up? Does nobody competent work for either of the TWO NFL teams that play home games on this crap? (Jets and Giants fans in unison: "No.")

*Legion* wrote:

Cool, great, deal with it *after* it wrecks a playoff team's season. How is this only now coming up? Does nobody competent work for either of the TWO NFL teams that play home games on this crap? (Jets and Giants fans in unison: "No.")

I was very, very confused when you said "a playoff team's season." I thought the NFL had gone to intramural "everybody gets in" rules and I hadn't noticed.

And now the Giants don't have much offence at all.

Although the injury was just 'one of those things', I feel that it's almost been inevitable since the OBJ trade in 2019. No number 1 receiver. A shaky (to say the least) young QB. No offensive line to speak of. Pretty much a recipe for the kind of workload that would put him at greater risk of injury.

I'm only surprised that he wasn't injured last week on all those runs-for-losses against the Steelers.

Another Giants season over before they've played a quarter of their games.

I'm going to express the unpopular opinion that three of the teams who lost last week showed me more than the ones who won.

Chargers showed me that their rookie QB is for real as is their defense. They came one 4th and one from winning in overtime and led much of the game. It's possible they just caught the Chiefs looking ahead, but they looked impressive.

The Patriots despite all the folks out for covid opt out and what not hung in a LOT tighter with Russell Wilson's Seahawks than I thought they had a right to. I question their decision to run it instead of going play action in the end when it was clear Seattle sold the hell out. That game could have gone either way.

And the Texans, at least on paper, should have gotten ROFLstomped, but that defense held up a lot better than it had a right to. Sacking Lamar Jackson four times is no easy task. Neither is taking away Mark Andrews. The Ravens, in sharp contrast, looked awful in pass protection and showed uncharacteristically anemic red zone efficiency. If it wasn't for the Texans gambing on 4th and 1 at their own 30 in the first quarter or the two turnovers, that game could have gone very differently. Again, it could have been Deshawn catching the Ravens looking ahead, but they gave me a lot to worry about.

Paleocon wrote:

And the Texans, at least on paper, should have gotten ROFLstomped, but that defense held up a lot better than it had a right to. Sacking Lamar Jackson four times is no easy task. Neither is taking away Mark Andrews. The Ravens, in sharp contrast, looked awful in pass protection and showed uncharacteristically anemic red zone efficiency. If it wasn't for the Texans gambing on 4th and 1 at their own 30 in the first quarter or the two turnovers, that game could have gone very differently. Again, it could have been Deshawn catching the Ravens looking ahead, but they gave me a lot to worry about.

OL is going to be an issue for the Ravens all season and the Texans are designed to take advantage of that. Stanley is gimpy from week 1, Skura is coming back from injury and they've got a rookie in at RG. I'm not sure putting Phillips in at RG has worked out so far and Fluker probably would've been my choice with the shortened offseason.

Heck, defense is in the midst of a mild transition at LB. It's almost like LB-by-committee back there.

garion333 wrote:
Paleocon wrote:

And the Texans, at least on paper, should have gotten ROFLstomped, but that defense held up a lot better than it had a right to. Sacking Lamar Jackson four times is no easy task. Neither is taking away Mark Andrews. The Ravens, in sharp contrast, looked awful in pass protection and showed uncharacteristically anemic red zone efficiency. If it wasn't for the Texans gambing on 4th and 1 at their own 30 in the first quarter or the two turnovers, that game could have gone very differently. Again, it could have been Deshawn catching the Ravens looking ahead, but they gave me a lot to worry about.

OL is going to be an issue for the Ravens all season and the Texans are designed to take advantage of that. Stanley is gimpy from week 1, Skura is coming back from injury and they've got a rookie in at RG. I'm not sure putting Phillips in at RG has worked out so far and Fluker probably would've been my choice with the shortened offseason.

Heck, defense is in the midst of a mild transition at LB. It's almost like LB-by-committee back there.

I will however say that J K Dobbins is a beast.

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The Mahomes Era is so surreal.

That is a completed pass.

49ers sideline:

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EDIT: Tevin Coleman now set to miss "multiple weeks".

So for those keeping score, currently missing time:
* QB1 (Garoppolo)
* RB1 (Mostert), RB2 (Coleman)
* WR1 (Samuel), WR3 (James)
* TE1 (Kittle)
* OC1 (Richburg), OC2 (Garland)
* EDGE1 (Bosa, season), EDGE2 (Ford), EDGE3 (Blair)
* LDT1 (Thomas, season)
* CB1 (Sherman)

So just all the offensive skill players, and the premium defensive positions, no big deal.

The 49ers actually had below-average injury luck last year, the 6th worst Adjusted Games Lost. Sure would be nice to see what Shanahan could do with a team with just average injury luck, all we wanted was regression towards the mean.

There's more in the locker room.

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The ironic part is, Jerick McKinnon, Jason Verrett, Jordan Reed, Trent Taylor, Jimmie Ward? All the injury case guys? All of them are on the field. God help the team if any of them start being injury prone again.

McKinnon missed the entirety of the last two seasons and he's now the starting RB for the foreseeable future.

I don't really understand most of PFF's analytics.. but I think this is where I post this?

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*Someone from Cal does good*

Carlbear: "HEY GUYS I'M HERE"

Not that I can throw any shade when I yell FRESNO STATE over and over until I'm the last person left in the room.

*Legion* wrote:

*Someone from Cal does good*

Carlbear: "HEY GUYS I'M HERE"

Yep, that sounds about right. Needed to also counter Stele and his Bridgewater / Jackson nonsense.

I'd have something to say here but Kurt Warner is long retired and David Johnson's career appears to be largely theoretical at this point forward.

MilkmanDanimal wrote:

I'd have something to say here but Kurt Warner is long retired and David Johnson's career appears to be largely theoretical at this point forward.

I looked at PFR for a list of Northern Iowa drafted players, and the most recent one is someone named Daurice Fountain, which is totally a real person and not a Madden franchise mode generated player.

Hey the best Jaguars interior offensive lineman ever, Brad Meester, went to that school. Also one of the biggest Jaguars free agency flops ever, Bryce Paup.

Thanks to 2020, I've either forgotten or missed MNF moving to ABC. Or it could be back on ABC thanks to 2020.

Yeah it's not like they have new TV shows to show. Nothing filmed all summer.

MilkmanDanimal wrote:

I'd have something to say here but Kurt Warner is long retired and David Johnson's career appears to be largely theoretical at this point forward.

You could try to shoehorn in Ali Farokhmanesh.

Stele wrote:

Yeah it's not like they have new TV shows to show. Nothing filmed all summer.

They have stuff filmed for at least some of Fall based on the crapton of ads they're airing over and over again.

Killers halftime, whee.