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Old 09-22-2015, 09:50 AM   #161
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Agreed and I am considering a "small bet" on them (just out of a little remaining hope and loyalty) It's about the only thing that will give me some interest in watching the game.

Offense moves the ball just enough to keep D from getting worn down... 17-10... Texans get the win and Car-Guy covers the spread by a half point and everybody goes home a winner!


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Old 09-22-2015, 09:58 AM   #162
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not a big gambler but at this point I wouldn't be taking the Texans regardless of the spread - our offense is horrendous


now the Houston Cougars on the other hand.....15 points at home vs Tx State...
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Seahawks are now 0-2. Who'd have thunk it? Good news though... they face the Bears next weekend.
Alas, the Seahawks seem to actually believe the hype that surrounds them.
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Alas, the Seahawks seem to actually believe the hype that surrounds them.
Being a Bears fan, I hate when the Packers win. But I did enjoy Rodgers picking on Sherman making him look slow more than once.

That said, the Bears are in for a whopping by the Seahawks come Sunday. Gotta be a realist.
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Old 09-22-2015, 05:17 PM   #166
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These rankings are just as dumb as the old college rankings. Teams aren't way better or way worse just because they lost or won a game. They are as good as they are. All these ranking tell us is that the person making them doesn't know who is better than who and changes his mind every week. Does anyone really think Atlanta is better than Seattle? Atlanta is 2-0 because they played the Giants who stink and the Eagles who are playing terrible right now. Atlanta will finish 8-8 at best. They arent the 10th best team just because they won their first 2 games.
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You make a good point.... while I'm no fan of the Seahawks, there are at least 3-4 teams ranked ahead of them who have no business being ranked ahead of them. They lead GB at the end of the third quarter but are ranked 10 places lower? Crazy.
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I don't see the Bears on that list, but they should move up into the top 10 after they beat the Seahawks next week.


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Now, if they traded for Matt Cassel like the Cowboys, then maybe.

I'd much rather have Cassel than Cutler. Even when Cutler is healthy.
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Now, if they traded for Matt Cassel like the Cowboys, then maybe.

I'd much rather her Cassel than Cutler. Even when Cutler is healthy.


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+2 He did a credible job in NE when Brady was out injured.
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Cassel has the 4th lowest Total QBR of any QB since 2012. He did a credible job in NE when Brady was out because he had a team with 16-0 caliber talent. If thats not bad enough, Weeden has the absolute worst Total QBR since 2012. Good luck Jerry Jones.
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These rankings are just as dumb as the old college rankings. Teams aren't way better or way worse just because they lost or won a game. They are as good as they are. All these ranking tell us is that the person making them doesn't know who is better than who and changes his mind every week. Does anyone really think Atlanta is better than Seattle? Atlanta is 2-0 because they played the Giants who stink and the Eagles who are playing terrible right now. Atlanta will finish 8-8 at best. They arent the 10th best team just because they won their first 2 games.
Cowboys dropped due to loss of Romo, no surprise. Also lost McClain, so now they are down 4 starters from beginning of season.
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Steelers plan to keep going for the 2 pt conversion, even when they dont need to. Last weeks game was the first time in 17 yrs that any team has gone for 2 in the first quarter.
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Cowboys dropped due to loss of Romo, no surprise. Also lost McClain, so now they are down 4 starters from beginning of season.
Cowboys should've dropped further. They are in real trouble due to injuries and the loss of Murray. They didn't play very well at all in the first 2 games anyway.
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Steelers plan to keep going for the 2 pt conversion, even when they dont need to. Last weeks game was the first time in 17 yrs that any team has gone for 2 in the first quarter.
With the field goal kicker they are currently are stuck with have, the Steelers will always need to go for the two points.

A bigger problem is: what are they going to do with 6 seconds left in the game, on their own 30 yard line and needing only a field goal to win--are they going to go for the touchdown instead?
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With the field goal kicker they are currently are stuck with have, the Steelers will always need to go for the two points.

A bigger problem is: what are they going to do with 6 seconds left in the game, on their own 30 yard line and needing only a field goal to win--are they going to go for the touchdown instead?
Big Ben has punted before. Maybe he can kick a FG? In all seriousness, there are plenty of kickers floating around, but Im surprised Scooby Doo has been that bad. Hes Jacksonville's all time leading scorer. Its not like he's new to the league.
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Cowboys should've dropped further. They are in real trouble due to injuries and the loss of Murray. They didn't play very well at all in the first 2 games anyway.
I see you can't get over your Murray viewpoint. How many yards did Murray rush for against Cowboys?
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How many yards did the Eagle get period? They stink right now. You really think they will look this way by game 8? I believe the Cowboys running game will finish a lot closer to where it is right now at 20th in the league and 3.4 yds/carry than it did last year at 2nd in the league and 4.6 yds/carry. You can say I told you so later if I'm wrong.

So many people get blinded when they talk about their favorite team. Cant you see how much worse the Cowboys running game is than it was last year? How can any team possibly expect to replace an 1850 yd rusher with a guy who is best known for getting caught shoplifting. Come, on...you know thats not realistic no matter how good the OL is. The loss of Dez and now Romo will hurt the running game even more, but you could see from the first carry of the season the difference between Murray running thru those holes and Randle. Hes got some quickness but he cant break tackles like Murray.
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How about DeAngelo Williams? Le'Veon Bell led the league in all purpose yds last year and then got suspended 2 games. Williams comes in as a stop gap and leads the league in rushing in his 2 games as a starter.

The Steelers got bounced from the playoffs last year when Bell was injured and the Steelers had nobody to back him up.
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