NFL 2022: The Week 7 thread

Not that I am trying to jinx it, but looking at the rest of the Eagles' schedule, I don't see any winning teams remaining other than the Giants and the Cowboys. With any luck at all, they stand as good a chance as any team in recent history of going unbeaten in the regular season.

As an Iggles fan, I recommend that you delete or at least spoiler-tag that heresy.

Hrdina wrote:

As an Iggles fan, I recommend that you delete or at least spoiler-tag that heresy.

lol. My typed the same to my Iggles friend on work chat and he replied "You won't catch me saying that sh*t out loud, but you're not wrong".

I also think it is equally possible that a 7-10 Bucs team will take the NFC South and host a playoff game against a 12-5 wild card opponent.

Paleocon wrote:

I also think it is equally possible that a 7-10 Bucs team will take the NFC South and host a playoff game against a 12-5 wild card opponent.

I hate the 4 teams x 8 divisions format because of exactly this.

I look forward to our expansion future where 36 teams get realigned into 6 teams x 6 divisions, and we can go back to not having trash teams winning divisions.

Yikes, yah. Though I could see Atlanta spoiling TB12's plans as they look good when they aren't inconsistent. Plus they've demonstrated the ability to make half time adjustments and have comeback wins.

Also, how long until they ban pass rushers and blitzers from blocking the throwing hand or not allowing them to impede the QB's throwing motion? I saw Teddy Bruscke demonstrate it on a pre game show and how it is the cause for a rash of thumb injuries that put star QB's in the IR for a few weeks.

I said to myself that once the competition committee gets its eyes on this...

The Bucs are clearly a hot mess, and the pitchforks are out for Byron Leftwich who has shown a very stubborn insistence on using Fournette as the linchpin of the offense, notably on first down; I suspect Mike Evans dropped that wide-open TD yesterday because he was so shocked it was a first down pass. The losses on the internal offensive line have just gutted the offense, and, man, rookie LG Luke Goedeke is not ready to be playing, but with two starters lost in preseason he's been shoved in and the fact the team hasn't adjusted away from a power running attack when it feels like a starting guard is three yards into the backfield a tenth of a second after the snap is bizarre. Throw in the fact the Bucs' third down defense is godawful, and third and long is something other teams are feasting on.

This feels like an utterly chaotic, badly coached team where the parts just aren't moving together, and Brady is clearly regretting coming back. Last year, he was his usual, incredibly intense self, and he just doesn't have that drive, and it's bleeding into the rest of the offense in particular.

And, eh, that's fine. 2020 made it worth it, and I'm perfectly fine with being irrelevant again.

He is also getting divorced. Even Brady is not immune to that.

fangblackbone wrote:

He is also getting divorced. Even Brady is not immune to that.

Yep. There's a perfect storm of crappy thing; either bad coaching or the team not responding to coaching causing the team to be out of their offensive defensive schemes all the time, loss of internal linemen leading to more pressure up the middle (which has always been Brady's weakness), a general drop-off in play mid-season to a point where it's confusing how everybody got bad this fast, and his personal life imploding. I'm sure he just wants to go crawl under a rock/giant pile of avocado pits.

Paleocon wrote:
Hrdina wrote:

As an Iggles fan, I recommend that you delete or at least spoiler-tag that heresy.

lol. My typed the same to my Iggles friend on work chat and he replied "You won't catch me saying that sh*t out loud, but you're not wrong".

The Eagles are going to end up with a bye week and a top-5 draft pick next year because they own the 1st rounder from the Aints.

Breece Hall has a torn ACL and is done for the season. Tough blow for the Jets.

If the Pats win tonight, every team in the AFCE will have a winning record.

Pink Stripes wrote:

If the Pats win tonight, every team in the AFCE will have a winning record.

And there's always a new reason to cheer against the Patriots

Rat Boy wrote:

Colts to start Ehlinger for the rest of the season. Matty Ice seems done.

And Bucs-slayer PJ Walker will apparently start again Sunday regardless of how well Darnfield and Maynold are feeling.

Paleocon wrote:

I also think it is equally possible that a 7-10 Bucs team will take the NFC South and host a playoff game against a 12-5 wild card opponent.

The Bucs will first have to wrestle the tie-breaker away from the Panthers! Carolina is 2-0 against the NFC South and 0-5 against the rest of the league, which explains so much about the division.

Pink Stripes wrote:

It's looking like the Patriots will start Mac Jones tonight.

What you meant to say is...

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Obama on Manning Cast is fantastic

My dream Packers draft included Pickens and Brisker.

To watch them already be producing year 1 hurts so much more.

This sequence of the Manning's calling Mac's ball kick play to interception to Zappe coming in and having an instant impact is the most amazing bad football ever.

It's Zappe Hour!!!!

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How quickly will people forget about Mac if Zappe just wins the job.

I feel like he was mostly just a funnier version of Baker Mayfield.

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jowner wrote:

How quickly will people forget about Mac if Zappe just wins the job.

I feel like he was mostly just a funnier version of Baker Mayfield.

Mac's career as a starter is going to have begun and ended before Trey Lance has even started his 5th game.

Bailey Zappe was singing along to "Stacy's Mom." He's already thinking ahead to his match-up against Zach Wilson.

Welp, something tells me Zappe hasn't won the job just yet.

This arc didn’t trend like many hoped.

The poetic side of this game is that the Bears defended George Halas's 2nd place in the coaching all-time wins list for one more week.