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Old 10-29-2014, 08:33 AM   #281
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Agree, the defense was absent and they were unable to adjust against the blitz. Somehow, I think they should have kept running the ball on several pass plays and the score might have been different. I was impressed with Colt's play and Weeden should have been left in.
Weeden looked pretty good to me...

I think Romo gets some of the blame for not adjusting to the blitz. As Jon Gruden pointed out more than once, you could look into the secondary, and there were NO defenders. Romo should have recognized that and adjusted...
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OK, we're about half way through the season. Any predictions on who will be in the Superbowl this season based on the current standings? (Sure a lot can, and probably will change) I'm not sure it will happen but "I'd like to see" the Cowboys and Broncos.
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OK, we're about half way through the season. Any predictions on who will be in the Superbowl this season? I'm not sure it will happen but "I'd like to see" the Cowboys and Broncos.
The Cubs? Bears sure won't be there..
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I'm looking forward to the Pats/Broncos match-up this weekend. While I am a diehard Patriots fan, I honestly think the Broncos are stronger at this point in the season.

If the "good" Patriots show up on Sunday (and not the team that KC spanked a month ago) it should be a helluva a game. If they can keep it close in the fourth quarter, anything can happen.
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The Cubs? Bears sure won't be there..

The Cubs only if they buy tickets to the game.

Well on second thought they may have a better chance than the Oakland Raiders.
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The Cubs? Bears sure won't be there..

Bears are one of my four teams I have season long win total bets. I thought 8 wins was a lock. That bet is going down in flames...fortunately my other 3 season over bets on Chargers, Steelers, and Lions are safely on pace to cash.


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I wondered if I was watching the Cubbies during last night's Series game!

One time, I was at Wrigley when the Padres were in town. We were early, and Harry Caray was walking to the broadcast booth. I waved and yelled, and he noticed and yelled back. That guy cared about fans.
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Bears are one of my four teams I have season long win total bets. I thought 8 wins was a lock. That bet is going down in flames...fortunately my other 3 season over bets on Chargers, Steelers, and Lions are safely on pace to cash.


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Don't feel bad. My bigger bets have been on some of the Seahawks and Broncos games (Saints too). Won some on the Broncos and lost some on the Seahawks. "It ain't over yet", but at this point I hope I can break even this year.
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I'm looking forward to the Pats/Broncos match-up this weekend. While I am a diehard Patriots fan, I honestly think the Broncos are stronger at this point in the season.

If the "good" Patriots show up on Sunday (and not the team that KC spanked a month ago) it should be a helluva a game. If they can keep it close in the fourth quarter, anything can happen.
The weather will be in the PATS favor as it will be cold and windy not an ideal Manning's weather. Last year the Broncos were 9-1 when they came to Foxboro and led 24-0 at halftime but the PATS won the game in overtime.

I will be at the game so go PATS.
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Don't feel bad. My bigger bets have been on some of the Seahawks and Broncos games (Saints too). Won some on the Broncos and lost some on the Seahawks. "It ain't over yet", but at this point I hope I can break even.

Yep, Car-Guy keep the "it ain't over" optimism. Each week feels like a new season. When Steelers lost to Bucs, I thought they were toast to cover 8. Now they all the sudden are right on track. And Lions get a second chance to win a game on a missed FG due to delay of game penalty. How lucky was that?
At the beginning of season the Bears schedule was set up to cover 8 as they are backloaded with cold weather home games. But now, home field provides no benefit to them this season.


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I'll go with Denver and Philly in the Super Bowl
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I've never been in a fantasy football league. But, for the first time, I am playing in ESPN's Pigskin Pick'em. Not to brag or anything, but I'm closing in on the top 10, ranked 74,350 as of last week.
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Philly?

We're talking Super Bowl, not Stanley Cup.

Bartender, I'll have whatever utrecht is drinking... it has to be good stuff.
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OK, we're about half way through the season. Any predictions on who will be in the Superbowl this season based on the current standings? (Sure a lot can, and probably will change) I'm not sure it will happen but "I'd like to see" the Cowboys and Broncos.
I hope the Cowboys can make it, but injuries could be a problem for them again. Romo's back is questionable as to whether it will hold up, Durant has a partially torn bicep, Doug Free is still out and I believe one of the other OL has a torn groin muscle.
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For the last 10 years or so, there has been at least one team that went from worst to first, meaning the team finished last in their division in one year, then won the division the next year.

Anyone care to guess which of the 2013 last-place teams has the best chance to win their division in 2014?

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I like Atlanta's chances.
Time for a mid-season update on the "worst to first" theory...

Here's where the candidates stand after 8 weeks.

Five of the nine have almost no chance:

Washington 3-5 (last)
Minnesota 3-5 (last)
St. Louis 2-5 (last)
Tampa Bay 1-6 (last)
Oakland - oh, never mind...

These four still have a chance:

Buffalo 5-3 (2nd, one game behind - but with a loss to the first place Pats)
Cleveland 4-3 (last by winning percentage, but only 1/2 game out of first)
Houston 4-4 (2nd, one game behind - with a loss to the first place Colts)
Atlanta 2-6 (3rd, 1-1/2 games out of first)

I found this site that attempts to use remaining strength of schedule to predict odds of making the playoffs.
2014 NFL Post Season Probabilities

Their odds for the fab four making the playoffs:

Buffalo 45%
Cleveland 22%
Houston 33%
Atlanta 6%, but already needs help

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OK, we're about half way through the season. Any predictions on who will be in the Superbowl this season based on the current standings?
The strength of schedule guys say these teams have a 10% or greater chance of making the Big Game:

Denver 32%
Arizona 30%
Detroit 15%
Dallas 13%
New England 12%
Philadelphia 12%
Indianapolis 10%
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I like the uniforms, I like the Steelers, I loved the game.
I like how the spandex looks on any team.
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Time for a mid-season update on the "worst to first" theory...

Here's where the candidates stand after 8 weeks.

Five of the nine have almost no chance:

Washington 3-5 (last)
Minnesota 3-5 (last)
St. Louis 2-5 (last)
Tampa Bay 1-6 (last)
Oakland - oh, never mind...

These four still have a chance:

Buffalo 5-3 (2nd, one game behind - but with a loss to the first place Pats)
Cleveland 4-3 (last by winning percentage, but only 1/2 game out of first)
Houston 4-4 (2nd, one game behind - with a loss to the first place Colts)
Atlanta 2-6 (3rd, 1-1/2 games out of first)

I found this site that attempts to use remaining strength of schedule to predict odds of making the playoffs.
2014 NFL Post Season Probabilities

Their odds for the fab four making the playoffs:

Buffalo 45%
Cleveland 22%
Houston 33%
Atlanta 6%, but already needs help

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The strength of schedule guys say these teams have a 10% or greater chance of making the Big Game:

Denver 32%
Arizona 30%
Detroit 15%
Dallas 13%
New England 12%
Philadelphia 12%
Indianapolis 10%

How the heck did Detroit get in there. Are they going to let them play Oakland for the rest of the season and deep into the playoffs. If Detroit makes it to the SuperBowl I'll be dumbstruck. I guess it's just math and it helps to have Denver, NE and Indy on the other side of the dance card, but really?
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Have you ever wondered how the "SuperBowl" got it's name? Probably not, but if you are interested try these links.

Super Ball - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Super Bowl - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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