NFL 2020: Week 15

In honor of parts of PA and NY getting 40+ inches of snow this week, I present ...

... highlights of the Lions-Eagles Snow Bowl game from 2013

I remember watching this game in awe. I mean, I was inside and warm, and those dudes, well, weren't.

When it comes to snow games in my lifetime, the go-to is always going to be Leon Lett on Thanksgiving.

Doug Pederson on the field goal hold.

Remember playing earlier Maddens or Tecmo Bowl when turning the snow on was just a cosmetic thing and didn't actually impact gameplay? Same with old flight sims. Nowadays you crank the snow to max and...

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*Legion* wrote:

When it comes to snow games in my lifetime, the go-to is always going to be Leon Lett on Thanksgiving.

Doug Pederson on the field goal hold.

That just warms my heart to see again.

iaintgotnopants wrote:
MilkmanDanimal wrote:

but Vinny still has that coveted INT crown.

Of all the records, how is this the one that Winston doesn't have?

He was too busy competing for the "getting away with most sexual assaults as a QB" crown with Roethlesberger.

iaintgotnopants wrote:
MilkmanDanimal wrote:

but Vinny still has that coveted INT crown.

Of all the records, how is this the one that Winston doesn't have?

Jameis threw his career best 30 INTs in a season on 626 pass attempts.

In Vinny's first full year starting, he threw 35 INTs on 466 attempts. Highest single season INT total in the modern era, and second all time (behind only George Blanda's untouchable, DiMaggio-like record of 42 in 1962).

So when you talk INT totals, you best put some respect on Vinny's name.

The Leon Lett game was Miami's karma for the infamous Snowplow Game in New England in 1982

(... and skip to the 4 min mark)

Relatedly, another infamous New England win, aka the Tuck Rule Game, also was played in a snowstorm.

Man, that was a damn fumble. Plus a legal QB hit, even under today's rules.

*Legion* wrote:

When it comes to snow games in my lifetime, the go-to is always going to be Leon Lett on Thanksgiving.

Doug Pederson on the field goal hold.

What my memory says:
"And oh no! It's Leon Lett!"

What it actually was:
"Noooooo! Leon Lett!"

This game felt like it's been going on since 1995.

Silly stadium audio operator: a tundra isn't a jungle.

God bless Steve Smith. He said the Panthers are bad (which they are) and that they won't win tonight (which TV folks aren't supposed to do - gotta keep people watching!) and then wondered why Sean Payton is going to play a broken-down Drew Brees on Sunday.

Bookmark Agent 88's comments for when Brees gets ground into dust on Sunday.

PS: Sounds like Matt Rhule is sh!tting on Teddy for that goal line reach play that backfired. Can't imagine the Teddy era is going to end well in Carolina.

Nice to see Ravens up 2-0. Safety!

Niners driving to tie/win and Mullens throws INT. Dammit. 4 turnovers today and only down 3

Stele wrote:

Nice to see Ravens up 2-0. Safety!

Must be a bird thing: Cardinals also started today by going up 2-0.

Stele wrote:

Niners driving to tie/win and Mullens throws INT. Dammit. 4 turnovers today and only down 3

24 points scored in the final 3 minutes.
Dallas TD
Niners FG
Dallas TD on onside kick, their first kickoff return TD since 2008
Niners hail mary as time expired.

Anybody see Legion?

The Falcons were up 17-0 and then 24-7 to the Bucs, and then they remembered they were the Falcons.

Stele wrote:

Niners driving to tie/win and Mullens throws INT. Dammit. 4 turnovers today and only down 3

Just like last week, Mullens providing all the opportunities for the other team. Niners should be sitting at 7-7 right now.

Welp, at least securing some good draft capital for a reload. But the Niners should be giving reps to Beat Hard to compete for next year's QB2.

Does Jared Goff realize he's playing the Jets?

Do the Jets realize they're playing for Trevor Lawrence?

And the third safety of the day across the league, for the Saints

The Rams losing to the Jets may be this year's Jameis throwing 30 picks last year.

Now, now. What Jameis did took him an entire season of effort. The Rams sh*t the bed one game, it happens (especially when your QB is going through a rough stretch of being turnover prone). Oh, wait, maybe it is the same thing.

Disappointment of the year:

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On the plus side, guess who just got back into the Trevor Lawrence sweepstakes? Jags currently in position for their first ever #1 overall pick.

Plus the fact that it was the Rams losing also helps the other 1st round pick the Jags have.

Thanks Jalen!

Kornacki as Mr Playoffs is...good? Since Football Outsiders went full subscription mode, I can't get percentages easily so I'll take what I can get.

Yes, he's there solely for the percentages.

And, with the Jets win, the 2008 Lions and 2017 Browns get the chance to pop the cork on a few old, rusty cans of Steel Reserve.

Rat Boy wrote:

Yes, he's there solely for the percentages.

Thought he was selling khakis?

Top_Shelf wrote:

Kornacki as Mr Playoffs is...good? Since Football Outsiders went full subscription mode, I can't get percentages easily so I'll take what I can get.

If you scroll up to the OP, there's a link to the NYT playoff percentages.

Edit: Speaking of percentages, I would have put the chance that the Panthers fired GM Marty Hurney at zero percent. Welp, I was 100 percentage points off on that one.

The fact that Matt Rhule has lit into Teddy B two weeks in a row now suggested that something was way off at Panthers HQ. Today's sh!tcanning (for the second time!) of Hurney would seem to confirm it.

Deleted for derp, which has the word I'd used to describe a lot of Carolina's recent drafts and free agent pickups.