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Saturday, January 07, 2017

NFL playoffs wildcard 1

A little late on this one. Houston is up over Oakland sans Carr.

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Anonymous Precious January 07, 2017 6:19 PM  

Go Lions!

Anonymous The OASF January 07, 2017 6:27 PM  

Per Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette...

"The previous time the Dolphins braved a trip to Heinz Field, Dec. 8, 2013, it was 25 degrees and snowy with a wind chill of 16. Ryan Tannehill threw three touchdown passes, Miami rushed for 181 and the Dolphins upset the Steelers, 34-28, to help keep them out of the playoffs."

It's a long shot for the Dolphins no question. But if Tomlin flubs this game... and it has all the trimmings of a Tomlin flub... then there will be serious talk of his replacement, despite the outpouring of family-atmosphere love and affection from the Steelers players he coaches.

Should he deliver a convincing win a lot of that talk will go away forever, if coupled with a solid win against Kansas City on the road should it come to that. Reason? Tomlin must receive a lot of credit for pulling the team back from the brink after the four-game losing streak. Just about every other coach in the league would have lost a team after that, especially after the devesrating loss to the Cowboys.

Blogger Miss Carnivorous January 07, 2017 6:36 PM  

Argghhh...! I have refused to watch my Oakland team for fear I would curse them.

Blogger Dave January 07, 2017 6:47 PM  

Attack of the B's

First time Big Ben, Bell, and Brown have played together in a playoff game. I'd be shocked to see Miami and Moore hang with that triplet.

Anonymous patrick kelly January 07, 2017 6:47 PM  

As a Raiders fan at this point I would consider a loss a mercy killing we're just not in very good shape today.

Unless the Patriots get possessed by Pixies or something they are going to slaughter whoever plays them next week

Even with all their starters the Raiders would have a tough go of it

Anonymous The OASF January 07, 2017 6:53 PM  

"First time Big Ben, Bell, and Brown have played together in a playoff game. I'd be shocked to see Miami and Moore hang with that triplet."

You know I met Chris Carter by happenstance once at the Fort Lauderdale Airport back in like 2008, very early morning flight. All he talked about was football. He told me the reason why defense wins championships is that these high-powered offenses sometimes just don't show up. It's easier to destroy than create I guess. I think that's why so many people are nervous about these steelers teams nowadays.

Anonymous VFM #6306 January 07, 2017 7:09 PM  

That rookie for the Raiders is way out of his depth, but across the line, this team isn't even a shadow of what it was three weeks ago. The good guys who are left standing are looking for a participation ribbon, not the ball.

Blogger Rambam January 07, 2017 7:25 PM  

Houston will probably get shutout against New England. Worst thing for the Texans going into next season is winning this game.

Blogger JaimeInTexas January 07, 2017 7:42 PM  

Go Texans.
Miracles do happen; the Holy Grail may be found and the Texans ... hmmmm ... win ... sigh.
Is it Spring yet?

Anonymous Uncle Maffoo January 07, 2017 8:02 PM  

Did any of y'all know that Jon Gruden used to be a head coach?

Blogger Rambam January 07, 2017 8:08 PM  

Would like to see Detroit win, but Seahawks at home are to much for Lions.

Blogger Rambam January 07, 2017 8:12 PM  

Michaels and Collinsworth didn't even bother to wear their Sunday clothes.

Anonymous Blume January 07, 2017 8:16 PM  

I am sure there are kids who don't, uncle maffoo.

Anonymous logprof January 07, 2017 8:21 PM  

Please Lions, beat the Shehawks.

Blogger Lazarus January 07, 2017 8:35 PM  

Rambam wrote:Michaels and Collinsworth didn't even bother to wear their Sunday clothes.

Dude, its Saturday. Its Seattle. Just pick your poison and chill.

Which Alcohol Goes Best With Starbucks Drinks?

Blogger Rambam January 07, 2017 8:51 PM  

@Lazarus
You're right. I'm wound to tight, over posting.
Gonna chill with some Brandy Alexaders. Get my chocolate on.

Blogger Lazarus January 07, 2017 9:40 PM  

Lions 4th down play was deranged. It is as if they believe they cannot win without tricking somebody.

Way to early to admit yo are outclassed. Very demoralizing.

Blogger YIH January 07, 2017 9:43 PM  

Miss Carnivorous wrote:Argghhh...! I have refused to watch my Oakland team for fear I would curse them.
Didn't help. When I saw Cook (the third-string emergency/starting) QB claim ''the game plan has plays I haven't even run in practice'' I knew they were in deep doo-doo.
patrick kelly wrote:As a Raiders fan at this point I would consider a loss a mercy killing we're just not in very good shape today.

Unless the Patriots get possessed by Pixies or something they are going to slaughter whoever plays them next week

Even with all their starters the Raiders would have a tough go of it

No offense, and they didn't have any either, that's what it was. An early TD, then nothing until the start of the 4th. Then all the Texans had to do was kill clock.
Mostly bad field position, mostly 3 and outs, their season ended when Carr broke his leg.
Halftime for the Lions, they're passing ok, but no running game. OTOH, the Seahawks are running, but don't have much of a passing game. 10-3 and not over yet.
The Lions are lucky to even be in the playoffs at all, maybe they can make the best of it.

Blogger sappbe January 07, 2017 9:56 PM  

This Saturday's games are such a snooze. I feel bad for the Raiders as they never had a chance sans Carr & even McGloin going on the road against a tough D. Now we have Detroit trying to win against Seattle on the road. Although a shit call deciding the game going against Seattle would be karma. The games tomorrow appear more interesting, especially GB and NYG. The Giants D coming alive and a late season push could be part 3 of a trilogy, though I don't their rush is what it was in those years. I'm praying for it if only to see a good D wind up opposed to me who will most likely be there. FYI I'm a Browns fan, so yet again my horse is in a galaxy far far away from this race.

Blogger Aeoli Pera January 07, 2017 10:00 PM  

Hey, the Lions finally showed up! Planning to come from behind in the 4th no doubt, it's a bold strategy.

Blogger Lazarus January 07, 2017 10:11 PM  

Did anyone see that pre-commercial shot of Paul Allen with the Seahawks hat with the flaps on the side, sitting in front of his laptop, expounding absentmindedly to a woman next to him?

She had a look that said OMG, is this lunatic ever going to shutup?

My playoff highlight so far.

Blogger Lazarus January 07, 2017 10:12 PM  

Aeoli Pera wrote:Hey, the Lions finally showed up! Planning to come from behind in the 4th no doubt, it's a bold strategy.

That was their deal early in the year. Maybe they got some left?

Blogger YIH January 07, 2017 10:30 PM  

@21 Lazarus:
OMG, is this lunatic ever going to shutup?
Have you ever seen him at a trade show or M$ product announcement? I have.

Blogger Lazarus January 07, 2017 10:34 PM  

YIH wrote:Have you ever seen him at a trade show or M$ product announcement?

No. Just taking the cue from the Barbie Doll.

Blogger bob kek mando ( NABTY ) January 07, 2017 10:43 PM  

can he compete with Michael Waltrip for self absorbed idiocy though? that's the question.

Anonymous WaterBoy January 07, 2017 10:44 PM  

Lions wasted the best years of Sanders, did the same with Megatron. They simply don't have the talent to win this time either.

We'll wait for the next time a decade or so from now, yet again.

Blogger Lazarus January 07, 2017 10:50 PM  

bob kek mando ( NABTY ) wrote:can he compete with Michael Waltrip for self absorbed idiocy though? that's the question.

After simply putting the name in the search, and seeing the results, I would have to say no.

All I can say is that the black haired woman was disconcerted.

And it is still my playoff highlight so far this year.. Its like the time Jerry Jones handed his glasses to his son-in-law to clean.

Gold.

Anonymous The OASF January 07, 2017 10:54 PM  

"Lions wasted the best years of Sanders, did the same with Megatron. They simply don't have the talent to win this time either."

Wrong. Stafford's busted hand... and crooked refs.

Blogger Lazarus January 07, 2017 10:56 PM  

WaterBoy wrote:Lions wasted the best years of Sanders, did the same with Megatron. They simply don't have the talent to win this time either.

We'll wait for the next time a decade or so from now, yet again.


Management is just happy to fill seats year after year. They have no desire or plan to win championships. Its like the Maple Leafs in the NHL. All you have to do is LOOK LIKE YOU CARE, even though you don't.

Easy as pie, and less expensive.

Blogger YIH January 07, 2017 10:57 PM  

Lazarus wrote:YIH wrote:Have you ever seen him at a trade show or M$ product announcement?
Lunatic that doesn't shut up, that's Paul Allen. Didn't see the ad but I'm guessing the Barbie doll's reaction resembled Trump when he was at that rally with Sarah Palin - at five minutes he was clearly uncomfortable and wishing that lunatic would just shut up.
Seattle's put together a semblance of a passing game, and well, bye-bye Lions. They're burning time outs in a desperate (and futile) attempt to stop the Seahawks from killing clock.
I too am looking forward to tomorrow, these were not the best the NFL playoffs had to offer.

No. Just taking the cue from the Barbie Doll.

Blogger Johnny January 07, 2017 11:02 PM  

WaterBoy wrote:Lions wasted the best years of Sanders, did the same with Megatron. They simply don't have the talent to win this time either.

We'll wait for the next time a decade or so from now, yet again.


The have been wasting talent, as you put it, for around 50 years. At least what talent they had to work with. Somehow they seem to be the perennial disappointment team.

Blogger Lazarus January 07, 2017 11:06 PM  

The OASF wrote:Wrong. Stafford's busted hand... and crooked refs.

Grasping at straws. Lions don't have the Football Fu to go any further anyway, and not enough to derail the Hawks, so justice is served.

Blogger Lazarus January 07, 2017 11:10 PM  

YIH wrote:Lunatic that doesn't shut up, that's Paul Allen.

Thanks for the confirmation. All the better a memory

Blogger Lazarus January 07, 2017 11:12 PM  

Rawls as a running back looks like he could be a factor in upcoming tilts, unless the next team neutralizes him.

Blogger Lazarus January 07, 2017 11:16 PM  

YIH wrote:Lunatic that doesn't shut up, that's Paul Allen

AND that hat he had on was totally unnecessary for the weather in a v.i.p. box and a fashion abomination of extreme predjudice that would only be otherwise rocked by a crack-head ghetto chimp.

Blogger Lazarus January 07, 2017 11:18 PM  

Oh shit, I violated the 3 post in a row rule.

I am truly sorry .

Blogger Aeoli Pera January 07, 2017 11:20 PM  

This is the feeling of being a Lions fan.

WaterBoy wrote:Lions wasted the best years of Sanders, did the same with Megatron. They simply don't have the talent to win this time either.

We'll wait for the next time a decade or so from now, yet again.


Stafford is a huge talent too, even if he looks like he works construction. They'll waste his talent for a good decade before he gives up and retires.

Blogger Aeoli Pera January 07, 2017 11:24 PM  

Lazarus wrote:Aeoli Pera wrote:Hey, the Lions finally showed up! Planning to come from behind in the 4th no doubt, it's a bold strategy.

That was their deal early in the year. Maybe they got some left?


This was always their MO, since I was a wee lad, but this year it actually worked a couple of times. It's why they always pay for the best kickers. I remember my family joking about this two decades ago when Jason Hansen was putting away low-scoring snorefests at the last minute.

Anonymous WaterBoy January 07, 2017 11:35 PM  

The OASF @28: "Wrong. Stafford's busted hand... and crooked refs. "

Stafford's "busted hand" wasn't an issue during most of the regular season, was it? They were playing from behind most of the season, and that was entirely due to the defense. They should not have let Suh go....

This was entirely predictable, as I did so several weeks ago...they lost to Dallas, then to Green Bay.

They were only in the playoffs because Washington lost in their season finale. And they lost this wild card game. Defense wins championships.

This. Is. The. LIONS.

Anonymous WaterBoy January 07, 2017 11:42 PM  

Aeoli Pera @37: "Stafford is a huge talent too, even if he looks like he works construction. They'll waste his talent for a good decade before he gives up and retires."

I give him maybe five more years, but he's on the downswing, now. Without a decent defense, I don't see him taking them any further than they have already gone.

Anonymous Jack Amok January 07, 2017 11:45 PM  

Jim Caldwell on the sidelines... every game he looks like he should be in concussion protocol.

Blogger Aeoli Pera January 08, 2017 1:28 PM  

WaterBoy wrote:Stafford's "busted hand" wasn't an issue during most of the regular season, was it?

No, he was still at the top of his game after that injury.

This was entirely predictable, as I did so several weeks ago...they lost to Dallas, then to Green Bay.

In their defense, Rodgers was playing like a man possessed. I've never seen a quarterback as good as he was in that game. You can't stop somebody like that.

Blogger Todd McCreary January 08, 2017 7:16 PM  

Green Bay is demonstrating that you'd rather be lucky than good.

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