NFL 2022: The Week 17 thread

Why leave Rodgers in at this point?

Did we send Carolina a holiday gift basket as thanks for CMC? We really should have.

Hahahaha.

jowner wrote:

f*ck Kirk Cousins.

Marry Justin Jefferson.

Kill Harrison Smith.

49ers-Raiders has certainly been more entertaining than anticipated.

DaVante Adams is ridiculous

That was 100% an incomplete "record-breaking" pass that was let stand. Ugh.

Purdy is the luckiest man alive. That ball was hit and turned into a duck, and Aiyuk is a big damn hero.

Stele wrote:

Purdy is the luckiest man alive. That ball was hit and turned into a duck, and Aiyuk is a big damn hero.

Posts from just before unfortunate events.

Prederick wrote:
Rat Boy wrote:
Stele wrote:

Vikings are cooked.

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They're amazing. I can't remember the last 12-3 team that everyone outside of their state agrees is a total fraud.

The 2005 Jaguars finished the season 12-4 and only 11th in ESPN's Power Rankings:

Has a 12-win team ever gotten less credit than the Jaguars? Hey, they didn't make their schedule, they just beat most of the teams on it.

They lost on wildcard weekend to the #4 seed 10-6 Patriots.

Jesus Robbie. 41 yards?

What a rollercoaster of a game that was.

Terrible defensive performance from the Niners, but they pulled out the win.

Purdy had to play from behind for once.

He missed on some downfield throws but I was happy to see him testing his deep ball. They were the throws Jimmy wouldn't attempt.

Defense wins it in the end. Niners!

Stele wrote:

Defense wins it in the end. Niners!

Bosa like, "well if they're not gonna call holding, I'll just bull rush their tackle into the quarterback".

Lot of uncalled holds on those sack escapes. Stidham is not THAT elusive. He doesn't even have a 1.55 10 yard split!

Stidham was expected to be killed by that defense.

Nice goal to go stand by the Ravens

Alright, shout-out to the Baltimore mascot for doing the Kevin Nash bit.

Rat Boy wrote:

Stidham was expected to be killed by that defense.

I was pretty damn impressed by Stidham; for a first career start, against that defense, he looked really good. Having Davante Adams doing Davante Adams things certainly helped, but he looked pretty legitimate out there.

Brock Purdy, uh, maybe not so much? He clearly can make that offense move when things are clicking and guys like McCaffery and Kittle are just beating guys off the ball so much they're wide open, but, man, some of those downfield throws were ROUGH, and he was staring down WRs badly. Good executing that offense, but, if he ever has to put the team on his arm, the 49ers are screwed.

*Legion* wrote:
Top_Shelf wrote:

#2 gets two home games and could get a third.

This. It's the difference between playing the divisional round in Minneapolis or in Santa Clara (assuming the Vikes and Niners both advance).

Now, if Primetime Cousins and beat-up Hurts want to choke in the playoffs before facing SF, we'll take that too.

At this point SF has to be the favorite for the NFC #1 seed.

MilkmanDanimal wrote:

I was pretty damn impressed by Stidham; for a first career start, against that defense, he looked really good. Having Davante Adams doing Davante Adams things certainly helped, but he looked pretty legitimate out thee.

Maybe losing takes some of the steam out of the indictment against Derek Carr's current level of performance, but I don't think anyone save the Colts are going to think Carr could have done the same or better than Stidham.

MilkmanDanimal wrote:

Brock Purdy, uh, maybe not so much? He clearly can make that offense move when things are clicking and guys like McCaffery and Kittle are just beating guys off the ball so much they're wide open, but, man, some of those downfield throws were ROUGH, and he was staring down WRs badly. Good executing that offense, but, if he ever has to put the team on his arm, the 49ers are screwed.

Again. You mean screwed again.

Not just the jacket, the headband as well. And then he corrects them on the proper pronunciation of Pokemon.

10/10, no notes.

Week 18 news: Chiefs-Raiders (430p) and Titans-Jags (815p) will be played Saturday. The rest of the schedule (all games on Sunday; no MNF this week) will be announced after tonight's game.

Current playoff scenarios:

* Eagles clinch No 1 NFC seed if they beat the Giants or if the Cowboys lose to the Commanders

* Niners clinch the No 1 seed if they beat the Cards and Eagles lose

* Cowboys clinch the No 1 seed if they win and Eagles and Niners both lose

* Packers get into the playoffs if they beat the Lions

* Lions make the playoffs if they win and Seahawks lose to the Rams

* Seahawks make the playoffs if they win and Packers lose

* No 1 seed in the AFC boils down to the Bills getting it if they win out (vs Bengals tonight and Patriots on Sunday)

* AFC South title comes down to who wins Titans-Jags on Saturday

* Bengals win the AFC North if they win tonight or Sunday vs the Ravens

* Patriots, Dolphins, Steelers and Jags all have a shot at the last AFC wild card spot. Patriots are the only win-and-they're-in team. The other three depend on a lot of other teams losing (or winning).

The Broncos have reached out to Jim Harbaugh, and already this is feeling a lot more real than pretty much all the other Harbaugh flirtations with an NFL return.

The Athletic is claiming that “multiple sources close to Harbaugh” have told them that Harbaugh will take an NFL offer this offseason if one is on the table.

Denver made damn sure to be the first ones to get into his ear, and this is exactly the kind of splash signing everyone expected the Waltons to make. And there’s a bunch of Stanford connections in the ownership group.

Enix wrote:

* AFC South title comes down to who wins Titans-Jags on Saturday

It would be an all-time Jagging if the Jags miss the playoffs because they couldn’t beat a Titans team with Josh Dobbs at QB and a banged-up Derrick Henry (if he even plays at all).

*Legion* wrote:
Enix wrote:

* AFC South title comes down to who wins Titans-Jags on Saturday

It would be an all-time Jagging if the Jags miss the playoffs because they couldn’t beat a Titans team with Josh Dobbs at QB and a banged-up Derrick Henry (if he even plays at all).

If CJ Henderson were still a Jag, I guarantee Dobbs could through for 250+ and a couple of TDs.

The only thing that has helped me stop being pissed off about the CJ Henderson pick is recognizing that he helped drag the 2020 Jags down enough to get the #1 pick to draft Jaguar Jesus.

*Legion* wrote:

And there’s a bunch of Stanford connections in the ownership group.

Condoleezza Rice was the first name that jumped into my mind.

Week 18 schedule is out. The Sunday night game is Lions-Packers.

The Bears have a real shot at the #1 with the Texans playing the Colts.