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Re: 2016 NFL Season
« Reply #40 on: October 02, 2016, 05:25:23 PM »
3-1 baby!


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Re: 2016 NFL Season
« Reply #41 on: October 02, 2016, 06:45:01 PM »
3-1 baby!

1-3, we're officially as good as the panthers

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Re: 2016 NFL Season
« Reply #42 on: October 02, 2016, 06:59:51 PM »
3-1 baby!

1-3, we're officially as good as the panthers
I know your pain :( three of our four previous seasons were 1-3 or 0-4 starts. Hopefully you can turn your season around soon.


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Re: 2016 NFL Season
« Reply #43 on: October 03, 2016, 12:56:24 AM »
3-1 baby!

1-3, we're officially as good as the panthers
I know your pain :( three of our four previous seasons were 1-3 or 0-4 starts. Hopefully you can turn your season around soon.

I think we'd be in a better position if we weren't so plagued by injuries, I'd like to say 2-2 but that might just be wishful thinking on my part. The sad part is that even though we won I gotta listen to folks wanting Hoyer to start instead of Cutty.

I like Carr tho, hopefully you guys can get him a good defense.

unrelated, but this happened during the lions/bears game.
« Last Edit: October 03, 2016, 03:54:14 AM by Aoi Asahina »

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Re: 2016 NFL Season
« Reply #44 on: October 07, 2016, 12:31:03 PM »
How do you guys feel about this week? I'm hoping we can get enough out of Howard and our pass rush to squeak out a win, but also half of our defense is dead, Hoyer probably won't win a shootout and I'm stupid.

The other games I'm interested in are the Cowboys vs. the Bengals and the Falcons vs. the Broncos. Giants vs Packers could be interesting, too.

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Re: 2016 NFL Season
« Reply #45 on: October 07, 2016, 07:34:50 PM »
I don't want to get too confident but I'm feeling very good about our chances hosting the Chargers.


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Re: 2016 NFL Season
« Reply #46 on: October 07, 2016, 09:55:50 PM »
Looking forward the most to Dallas vs Cincinnati, I think that game will tell us a lot about both teams.


My personal picks of the week:

Was @ Bal
NE @ Cle
Phi @ Det
Chi @ Ind
Ten @ Mia
Hou @ Min
NYJ @ Pit
Atl @ Den
Cin @ Dal
Buf @ LA
SD @ Oak
NYG @ GB
TB @ Car

My upsets of the week are Detroit over Philadelphia and Atlanta over Denver.

I typically believe a great defense beats a great offense, but Denver faces its first real offense this season in the Falcons(The Panthers' only good showing was against the 49ers, arguably the worst team in the league). Quarterbacks like Derek Carr and Drew Brees had their way through the air against the Falcons pass defense, but it won't be the same story with Paxton Lynch. I predict that the Falcons will win the turnover battle and convert for points on short fields while Denver's offense struggles to keep up. 27-17 Falcons.

The Eagles are still somewhat of an enigma to me, partially thanks to their early bye week and thus only 3 games to go off of. Two wins against very bad teams and one decisive one against a very good team. Geoff Schwartz has a good track record as defensive coordinator and I won't deny Philly has a good defense, but they still have some proving to do before they're talked about in the same way Denver and Minnesota are. Given Pittsburgh's other dominating performances, the egg they laid on week 3 is feeling more like an anomaly. I predict the Lions find their offense the way they did in the second half against Green Bay and win at home on the arm of Stafford. 31-30 Lions.

After the Lions, the Eagles have a brutal 4-week stretch in their schedule consisting of 3 divisional games all on the road with a home game against the Vikings sandwiched in between. Once November rolls around we should have a much better idea of whether the Eagles are here to stay in the NFC race. The NFC East currently feels like a 2-team race between Philadelphia and Dallas, unless New York finds a way to overcome its injuries at key positions. Redskins do not look good but Sunday could be their chance in the battle of Maryland teams.

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Re: 2016 NFL Season
« Reply #47 on: October 07, 2016, 10:52:02 PM »
This week was our break week

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Re: 2016 NFL Season
« Reply #48 on: October 08, 2016, 12:40:21 AM »
Was @ Bal
NE @ Cle
Phi @ Det
Chi @ Ind
Ten @ Mia
Hou @ Min
NYJ @ Pit
Atl @ Den
Cin @ Dal
Buf @ LA
SD @ Oak
NYG @ GB
TB @ Car

Det over Phi is pretty ballsy, I think the Lion's defense is too banged up (especially since they won't have Ansah last I checked) and the Eagle's defensive line is too good for me to have much confidence in that outcome.

I don't want to get too confident but I'm feeling very good about our chances hosting the Chargers.

I'd definitely take the Raiders. Chargers losing Verrett is huge, too.


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Re: 2016 NFL Season
« Reply #49 on: October 09, 2016, 04:20:01 PM »
Det over Phi is pretty ballsy, I think the Lion's defense is too banged up (especially since they won't have Ansah last I checked) and the Eagle's defensive line is too good for me to have much confidence in that outcome.

I stand corrected.

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Re: 2016 NFL Season
« Reply #50 on: October 09, 2016, 07:40:30 PM »
oh my poochy what if we WIN THE SUPER BOWL

Or at least make it to the playoffs. I was eight years old the last time we were in the playoffs and I had only started to root for the Raiders, so my memories of that are quite distant.


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Re: 2016 NFL Season
« Reply #51 on: October 11, 2016, 08:27:59 PM »
I originally was going to write a little about each game, but I ended up writing about every team so I figured I may as well rank them in the process. So here are my personal Week 5 NFL Power Rankings.

As a disclaimer, I tend to look at the quality of wins, not the quantity of wins(or just losses, if you’re the Browns). Better teams might have worse records depending on who they’ve played.

Spoiler: Week 5 Power Rankings (click to show/hide)

Sorry about the poor formatting for the Colts and 49ers. BBCode apparently doesn't like embedding tags within "list" elements. If someone knows a workaround, let me know.

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Re: 2016 NFL Season
« Reply #52 on: October 12, 2016, 07:54:00 AM »
Hoyer is gonna play a slightly competent defense and get rocked, probably.

I wanna see him go up against a better front, but Jordan Howard definitely deserves some more love.

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Re: 2016 NFL Season
« Reply #53 on: October 13, 2016, 02:28:35 PM »
Happy to say that I got both of my upset picks correct last week, and 10-3 overall.

Here are my picks for week 6:

Den @ SD
SF @ Buf
Jax @ Chi
LA @ Det
Pit @ Mia
Cin @ NE
Car @ NO
Bal @ NYG
Cle @ Ten
Phi @ Was
KC @ Oak
Dal @ GB
Atl @ Sea
Ind @ Hou
NYJ @ Ari


My upset pick of the week is San Diego over Denver.

I'm starting to feel some doubts about Denver as a team. Looking back at their schedule, their wins have been very soft considering how poor Carolina and Cincinnati have been. The defense might be starting to show its age and Atlanta exposed some weaknesses last week. The Chargers on the other hand could be 4-1 but somehow managed to throw away several double-digit leads in the 4th quarter. If they can close a game out for once, they have a chance. 26-22 San Diego.

I'm also picking Dallas over Green Bay, but I don't really consider this an upset despite the betting odds. I think Ezekiel Elliott will be the first running back to break through the Packers' run D. I also predict Atlanta to put up another good performance against a solid defense in Seattle.

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Re: 2016 NFL Season
« Reply #54 on: October 20, 2016, 07:15:56 PM »
Went 10-5 in my picks last week, 20-8 overall now.

Here are my week 7 picks:


Bears @ Packers
Giants @ Rams
Saints @ Chiefs
Vikings @ Eagles
Colts @ Titans
Bills @ Dolphins
Redskins @ Lions
Browns @ Bengals
Raiders @ Jaguars
Ravens @ Jets
Chargers @ Falcons
Buccaneers @ 49ers
Patriots @ Steelers
Seahawks @ Cardinals
Texans @ Broncos

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Re: 2016 NFL Season
« Reply #55 on: October 21, 2016, 02:00:22 AM »
http://nflschedule2016.net/ (if anybody has a better schedule page, feel free to post it)

The season starts soon, and I figured I would start this since we had a 2015 version of this thread.

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Re: 2016 NFL Season
« Reply #56 on: October 24, 2016, 12:14:05 AM »
what the *bleep* was that game

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Re: 2016 NFL Season
« Reply #57 on: October 24, 2016, 04:17:15 PM »
Apparently field goals are now a challenge
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Re: 2016 NFL Season
« Reply #58 on: October 24, 2016, 08:33:54 PM »
GET *bleep*ED KPH WE SHUT YOU OUT
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Get back to me after this weekend's game. ;)

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Re: 2016 NFL Season
« Reply #59 on: October 24, 2016, 10:00:33 PM »
Apparently field goals are now a challenge

i've known that for about two years now