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Old 12-06-2011, 04:26 PM   #3026
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Damn a pair of knee injuries in the same game
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Old 12-11-2011, 11:07 AM   #3027
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Correction on that Alphonso Smith tweet. He has two interceptions, including one pick-six. #Lions #Vikings

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Props to Jared Allen....with his 3 sacks today, that gives him 17.5 sacks on the year, and 100.5 sacks for his career.
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Rob Gronkowski is having the best all around year for a TE in NFL history.

6 more receptions for 160 yards and 2 TDs tonight.

71 receptions for 1088 yards and 15 TDs (plus 1 TD that was considered a rushing attempt).

Dude has played in 29 career games and has 26 TDs.
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Old 12-11-2011, 08:22 PM   #3030
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DeMarco Murray has a fractured ankle.
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Old 12-11-2011, 08:36 PM   #3031
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Yep....props to Gary Kubiak on a 10-3 record and securing a playoff spot.

The Texans were smart to stick with Kubes, as he was in the process of building the foundation of a very good team the last few years.
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Yep....props to Gary Kubiak on a 10-3 record and securing a playoff spot.

The Texans were smart to stick with Kubes, as he was in the process of building the foundation of a very good team the last few years.
And it sucks for them that Schaub went out but it could be convenient that he stayed around long enough to set them up for taking the division but left enough games for Yates to get his feet under him. He may not be the next Peyton Manning but it doesn't sound like he's Blaine Gabbert either.
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By the way, how about Dallas' kicker getting iced two weeks in a row?

Last week he missed the 2nd and this week it was blocked. That's the kind of head games that can ruin a guy.
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Old 12-11-2011, 09:38 PM   #3035
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Just saw this on Yahoo about Yates' family getting ****ty seats for the game in Cincy. That's terrible but hilarious.

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Old 12-11-2011, 09:42 PM   #3036
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Yates is proving to be quite a bit better than people expected. Probably helps to have great QB development people there in Houston.
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Props to Jared Allen....with his 3 sacks today, that gives him 17.5 sacks on the year, and 100.5 sacks for his career.
It's so hilarious to me that the Chiefs let that guy go. 57.5 sacks in four years since leaving the Chiefs.
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It's so hilarious to me that the Chiefs let that guy go. 57.5 sacks in four years since leaving the Chiefs.
It was no secret what they had. Unfortunately for them, he had a few bad years there with the booze. He's always been a tremendous player but you can't blame them for not wanting to invest their future in a guy that can't choose between booze and car keys.
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It was no secret what they had. Unfortunately for them, he had a few bad years there with the booze. He's always been a tremendous player but you can't blame them for not wanting to invest their future in a guy that can't choose between booze and car keys.
Doesn't change the fact that KC giving the guy up is really freaking hilarious...
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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP)—Packers coach Mike McCarthy says wide receiver Greg Jennings will miss two to three weeks with a knee sprain but is expected back for the playoffs.
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Old 12-12-2011, 09:53 PM   #3041
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Undrafted rookie WR Doug Baldwin from Stanford is kicking some ass for Seattle.

He blocked a punt tonight and also snagged 7 passes for 93 yards and a TD.

45 receptions for 718 yards and 3 TDs on the year.

I didn't really have him on my radar in the last draft, despite him having a solid season in 2010 at Stanford.
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Old 12-12-2011, 10:55 PM   #3042
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Dan Marino's single season record of 5,084 passing yards, set in 1984, is almost sure to go down this year.

I know it's a different league, with different rules, but it's still interesting to see a record that has stood for 27 years ready to be erased.

5,084 yards in 16 games is 317.75 yards passing per game.

There are 4 QBs who can challenge that this year.

All 4 QBs have 3 games left to play, if they stay healthy.

Drew Brees has 4,368 yards passing....336 yard per game. On pace for 5,376 yard passing. To beat Dan Marino's record, Brees will only have to average 239 yards passing per game (717 yards/3 games).

Tom Brady isn't far behind. Brady has 4,273 yards passing....329 yards per game. On pace for 5,260 yards. To beat Dan Marino's record, Brady will only have to average 271 yards passing per game (813 yards/3 games).

The other 2 QBs who have a shot are:

Aaron Rodgers with 4,125 yards....but I think they will sit him for a few quarters down the stretch if they have their games in hand.

Eli Manning is slightly under Dan Marino's pace, with 4,105 yards (316 yards per game). He may have a shot, but either Drew Brees or Tom Brady will probably hold the record at the end of the year.

I guess I wouldn't mind seeing Drew Brees own the record....he was very close in 2008 with 5,069 yards and would then have 2 seasons with over 5,000 yards passing.
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Dan Marino's single season record of 5,084 passing yards, set in 1984, is almost sure to go down this year.

I know it's a different league, with different rules, but it's still interesting to see a record that has stood for 27 years ready to be erased.

5,084 yards in 16 games is 317.75 yards passing per game.

There are 4 QBs who can challenge that this year.

All 4 QBs have 3 games left to play, if they stay healthy.

Drew Brees has 4,368 yards passing....336 yard per game. On pace for 5,376 yard passing. To beat Dan Marino's record, Brees will only have to average 239 yards passing per game (717 yards/3 games).

Tom Brady isn't far behind. Brady has 4,273 yards passing....329 yards per game. On pace for 5,260 yards. To beat Dan Marino's record, Brady will only have to average 271 yards passing per game (813 yards/3 games).

The other 2 QBs who have a shot are:

Aaron Rodgers with 4,125 yards....but I think they will sit him for a few quarters down the stretch if they have their games in hand.

Eli Manning is slightly under Dan Marino's pace, with 4,105 yards (316 yards per game). He may have a shot, but either Drew Brees or Tom Brady will probably hold the record at the end of the year.

I guess I wouldn't mind seeing Drew Brees own the record....he was very close in 2008 with 5,069 yards and would then have 2 seasons with over 5,000 yards passing.
I miss the days of balanced offense...
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I miss the days of balanced offense...
The league is cyclical....eventually running will become more in vogue again....look at Denver.

A good running game eats up clock and gives your defense a rest....teams will shift back and run more eventually, despite the league's desire for wide open air-it-out, score happy results every week.

A lot of the WR screens that teams use may as well be running plays.
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A lot of the WR screens that teams use may as well be running plays.
Every Bronco fan who suffered through McDaniels knows that statement is completely false.
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The league is cyclical....eventually running will become more in vogue again....look at Denver.
I'm sure teams are looking at the Broncos leading the league in 3 and outs and scoring less than 3/4 of the offenses in the league and saying to themselves, yup let's do what they're doing on offense.
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So....you don't think running the ball is an effective way to win games?

Denver's style is unorthodox for sure, but when you can run the ball you keep your defense rested and the other team's offense off the field.

I probably shouldn't have used Denver as an example....but it's a copy cat league and running the ball a lot and controlling the clock will make a big comeback sooner or later.

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Yep....props to Gary Kubiak on a 10-3 record and securing a playoff spot.

The Texans were smart to stick with Kubes, as he was in the process of building the foundation of a very good team the last few years.
Great job by Kubiak this year but for some reason people keep under playing the impact Wade Phillips has had on that team this year.
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So....you don't think running the ball is an effective way to win games?
I most certainly do. It was the "look at Denver" that I had a problem with there. That's all.

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Denver's style is unorthodox for sure, but when you can run the ball you keep your defense rested and the other team's offense off the field.
This is a myth that for some reason continues to spread. Running the ball in and of itself does not in any way guarantee any more rest for your defense than passing the ball does. Regardless of systems/coaches/QBs over the last year, our defense has been out there between 64-66 plays per game.
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Running the ball in and of itself does not in any way guarantee any more rest for your defense than passing the ball does.
Agree. I think first downs are the key much more than "running the ball". And of course scoring doesn't hurt, either...
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