NFL 2022: The Week 10 thread

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Lots of numbers this week:

0 = Number of minutes the Eagles have trailed in second half this season

0 = Number of minutes/hours/days of college and NFL coaching experience of new Colts interim HC Jeff Saturday. The previous guy who got a HC job without any actual experience? Hall of Fame QB Norm Van Brocklin. Dude still holds the NFL's single-game passing yardage record (554 yards in 1951) but was a real piece of work.

178 = Number of rushing yards by Justin Fields to set the new QB single-game regular-season* rushing record. Fields has got some serious wheels. He might actually be good and not the giant bust everyone thought he was.

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100 = Number of career TD passes for Ravens' QB Lamar Jackson. Assuming he gets another 15 this season, he'll pass Trent Dilfer (113), Jim Zorn (111), Blake Bortles (103) and Dan Pastorini (103) on the all-time list.

80.2 = Tua's QBR, best in the NFL. He's five points ahead of Mahomes, six points ahead of Josh Allen and 12 points ahead of Geno. Tua also has a DVOA of 51 (twice as good as Mahomes) and is having an historically good passing season.

1,104 = Tyreek Hill's receiving yards through nine games. He's on pace to be the first player to break the 2,000-yard mark. Mahomes, meanwhile, is on pace to throw for 5,500+ yards, which also would be a record. Seems both guys are doing OK apart.

100,000 = Tom Brady's career passing yardage in the regular season and the playoffs. He's the first NFL player to break the 100,000-yard barrier. He's first by miles (literally) in regular season yardage; at 87,000+, he's almost 7,000 yards ahead of Brees and almost 15K yards ahead of Manning.

STAT OF THE WEEK

The Panthers are so bad that their badness is contagious: All eight teams that have played the Panthers this season have lost their next game.

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The Falcons made it eight straight by losing to the Chargers in OT. Next up: the Bengals, who don't play till Week 11.

THE TOM BRADY REGRET INDEX

Stands at negative 3,400 even after an 800-point swing due to his game-winning drive. As FOO's Mike Tanier put it, "imagine how much regret he would be suffering if the Rams had mustered a single fourth-quarter first down."

POWER RANKINGS

From CBS this week:

Top 5 are Eagles, Chiefs, Vikings, Bills and Cowboys
Bottom 5 are Packers (!!!), Raiders, Bears, Panthers, Texans
Biggest movers are Lions (+4 to 27th) and Packers (-9 to 28th)

There has also been a shift in 538's playoffs forecast: Eagles and Bills both now have an 18% chance of winning the Super Bowl.

IF THE SEASON ENDED TODAY ...

(Via NFL.com)

Your AFC playoff teams (seeds 1-7) would be Bills, Chiefs, Ravens, Titans, Jets, Dolphins and Chargers.

In the NFC: Eagles, Vikings, Seahawks, Buccaneers, Cowboys, Giants, Niners.

No one has been eliminated yet.

Your 2023 draft order (via Tankathon.com): Texans, Panthers, Raiders, Steelers, Lions.

BOWL ME OVER

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SCORIGAMI

We're still stuck on just one Scorigami this year — Seahawks 48, Lions 45 way back in Week 4.

In Week 9, however, the most common Scorigami in NFL history — 20-17 — padded its all-time lead with four such game-ending scores: Chargers over Falcons, Titans over Chiefs, Jets over Bills and Vikings over Commanders.

In NFL history, 281 games have ended 20-17. Best I can tell, there's only one other score (23-20) within 100 games.

WEEK 10 SCHEDULE

Carolina will wear its kickass black uniforms with brand new black helmets on Thursday night. I can't promise you another reason to watch this game beyond that except maybe the weather. Forecast calls for rain and some wind. Sloppy!

Thursday: Falcons-Panthers (Prime)

Sunday morning: *Seahawks-Bucs* in Munich (NFL)

Sunday early: **Vikings-Bills**, Lions-Bears, Jags-Chiefs, Browns-Dolphins, Texans-Giants, Saints-Steelers, Broncos-Titans

Sunday late: Colts-Raiders, Cowboys-Packers (national GOTW featuring Mad Aaron Rodgers), Cardinals-Rams

Sunday night: *Chargers-Niners* (NBC)

Monday: Commanders-Eagles (ESPN; no ManningCast)

Bye: Ravens, Bengals, Patriots, Jets

Coverage maps are in their usual spot.

NO WORDS

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I mean, really. What is this?!?

* edited bc the NFL keeps separate regular season and playoff records

Enix wrote:

178 = Number of rushing yards by Justin Fields to set the new QB single-game rushing record. Fields has got some serious wheels. He might actually be good and not the giant bust everyone thought he was.

Kaepernick with 181 against GB. What kind of stupid league separates per-game records by season and playoff?

Also Peyton Manning is co-hosting the CMA awards tonight.

I was just looking at the 538.com predictions of NFL games and was chuckling at their assessment of the Week 18 [email protected] game.

Quality: 1/100
Importance: 3/100
Overall: 2/100

I suspect as the season progresses, it is entirely possible that Importance score will drop as both teams become statistically eliminated.

The Washington Clownshow continues to hit new lows.

Following a Wednesday announcement that D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine will be making a “major announcement” on Thursday, the Commanders issued a characteristically combative statement.

“Less than three months ago, a 23-year-old player on our team was shot multiple times, in broad daylight,” the Commanders said. “Despite the out-of-control violent crime in D.C., today the Washington Commanders learned for the first time on Twitter that the D.C. Attorney General will be holding a press conference to ‘make a major announcement’ related to the organization tomorrow.”

But why invoke the shooting of Brian Robinson? What does it prove? The crime against Robinson is irrelevant to any crimes that the Commanders may have committed.

SEA-TB in... Germany? At 630a PT?

My son and I are going to get up early to watch. It'll be like World Cup but with Geno and Pete Carroll.

The amazing thing about the Colts is even with the insanity there's a non-zero chance they're still the #2 team in their own division.

The Seahawks seem to have an infinite supply of basketballs with which to dunk on their former QB.

PFT wrote:

"If you notice, Geno’s going off the wristband, and that’s a big help,” Carroll said. “It’s smoothed things out, sped things up, cleaned things up. And that’s part of it, too. We never did that before. There was resistance to that, so we didn’t do that before.”

Carroll didn’t say who that “resistance” was coming from, but he didn’t have to: Carroll was obviously implying that Russell Wilson didn’t like calling plays off the wristband, and so the Seahawks didn’t do it.

D.C. Attorney General takes aim at NFL and Commanders for covering up Beth Wilkinson investigation:

District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine isn’t simply targeting the Commanders. He’s targeting the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell, too.

Racine announced on Thursday that his office will file a civil lawsuit against the Commanders, owner Daniel Snyder, the NFL, and Goodell. The lawsuit, arising from Racine’s jurisdiction over matters of consumer protection, will allege that the defendants “collud[ed] to deceive residents of the District of Columbia” about the investigation conducted by the NFL.

“The defendants lies about what they knew, and then the defendants lied about what they were going to do about it,” Racine said.

Racine contends that the NFL hid the truth in order to protect the image of the team, and to maximize profits. Racine said the NFL “effectively buried” the findings.

The victims, per Racine, are the citizens of the District of Columbia, based on the lies they’ve been told.

“They have a right to know the truth about the companies they support,” Racine said.

Hiring a white coach with zero college or pro coaching experience over any currently employed black coaches on even the Colts is peak NFL.

Hey, black coaches often get stuck with the crap job of interim coach for a sinking ship, and the white coach gets to swoop in afterwards and be the real hire.

Maybe this time, the white guy is getting the crap job, and the black coach will get the permanent spot.

...

... it could happen!

Jason Verrett, the NFL's Most Injured Man, had missed the entire season up to this point from his ACL tear suffered early last season, and was recently activated from the PUP list and was supposed to make his season debut this weekend.

He just suffered a torn Achilles in practice and will now miss the rest of 2022 (and probably more).

Honestly one of the most tragic and unjust injury case careers I've ever seen.

*Legion* wrote:

Jason Verrett, the NFL's Most Injured Man, had missed the entire season up to this point from his ACL tear suffered early last season, and was recently activated from the PUP list and was supposed to make his season debut this weekend.

He just suffered a torn Achilles in practice and will now miss the rest of 2022 (and probably more).

Honestly one of the most tragic and unjust injury case careers I've ever seen.

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The dude's been in the league since 2014, and has played in 40 out of a possible 137 games.

He's only had two seasons in which he played more than 4 games, and in those seasons, he was PFF's #8 (2015) and #13 (2020) graded cornerback.

He's rehabbed more than any 3 other players combined. And whenever he manages to get on the field, he's a top 15 cornerback.

It's a combat sport and some bodies just can't handle the usage. It's really frustrating.

I like the banner pic this week.

Any of y'all watching tonight's snoozeapalooza?

Drives so far:

ATL: 8 plays (for 9 yards), punt

CAR: 10 plays, FG that doinked off the left upright

ATL: 11 plays (for 33 yards), punt

CAR: 17(!!!) plays, punt from the ATL 35

ATL: 4 plays (for 9 yards), punt

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UPDATE: Viska just scored. He's the King of Screen Passes!

Yeah looks like another under 20 primetime game. I just fell asleep for a minute on the couch and didn't miss any scores.

FEED VISKA

Viska sounds like a tiefling D&D character.

Turned out to be an OK game.

Bonus: Carolina ran for 232 yards (130 by D'Onta Foreman) and in a month have become the smashmouth rushing team that the former HC tried to assemble for 2+ years.

Looking forward to an NFC South champion with 7 wins.

Paleocon wrote:

Looking forward to an NFC South champion with 7 wins.

Panthers are recapturing those 2014 vibes. That season, Carolina went 4-0 in December, took the South at 7-8-1 and actually won a playoff game (against the Cardinals, whom the Panthers own).

Sorry, Paleo, but the Panthers are going to have to beat the hell out of your Ravens next weekend for my fantasy to come true.

Enix wrote:
Paleocon wrote:

Looking forward to an NFC South champion with 7 wins.

Panthers are recapturing those 2014 vibes. That season, Carolina went 4-0 in December, took the South at 7-8-1 and actually won a playoff game (against the Cardinals, whom the Panthers own).

Sorry, Paleo, but the Panthers are going to have to beat the hell out of your Ravens next weekend for my fantasy to come true.

That matchup has trap game written all over it

Paleocon wrote:
Enix wrote:
Paleocon wrote:

Looking forward to an NFC South champion with 7 wins.

Panthers are recapturing those 2014 vibes. That season, Carolina went 4-0 in December, took the South at 7-8-1 and actually won a playoff game (against the Cardinals, whom the Panthers own).

Sorry, Paleo, but the Panthers are going to have to beat the hell out of your Ravens next weekend for my fantasy to come true.

That matchup has trap game written all over it

Oh, no. The Panthers will take the Ravens game very seriously and are not looking past them!

Here's the Shenault catch-and-run in Next Gen dot form. Dude hit 20 mph and outran the entire ATL defense. It was a lovely play.

Enix wrote:
Paleocon wrote:
Enix wrote:
Paleocon wrote:

Looking forward to an NFC South champion with 7 wins.

Panthers are recapturing those 2014 vibes. That season, Carolina went 4-0 in December, took the South at 7-8-1 and actually won a playoff game (against the Cardinals, whom the Panthers own).

Sorry, Paleo, but the Panthers are going to have to beat the hell out of your Ravens next weekend for my fantasy to come true.

That matchup has trap game written all over it

Oh, no. The Panthers will take the Ravens game very seriously and are not looking past them!

Nah. They are going to underestimate the "running back" we have under center.

Enix wrote:

Here's the Shenault catch-and-run in Next Gen dot form. Dude hit 20 mph and outran the entire ATL defense. It was a lovely play.

I love play dots!

Enix wrote:

Here's the Shenault catch-and-run in Next Gen dot form. Dude hit 20 mph and outran the entire ATL defense. It was a lovely play.

Jags need to get a guy like that, that's the kind of playmaker that Trevor Lawrence needs.

Carroll throwing shade at Russ: "We needed space for new leaders to grow."

Julio lives!

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