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Sunday, November 08, 2015

NFL Week 9

This would be your open thread. Skol Vikings!

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Blogger Leebo Phillips November 08, 2015 1:10 PM  

The Rams v. Vikings game could very well decide who gets the final wildcard spot in the nfc. If they end up tied I believe whoever won the head to head would win the tiebreaker.

Anonymous Dave November 08, 2015 1:12 PM  

Looking forward to Rams and Vikes. Gurley and AD. Wildcard playoff spot up for grabs.

This weekend could see NFL history with four 8-0 teams.

Anonymous Dave November 08, 2015 1:16 PM  

Leebo you read my mind. Viking strike first.

Beware those Raiders too in the AFC wildcard.

OpenID Jack Amok November 08, 2015 1:41 PM  

Wow, Redskins are hapless.

OpenID Jack Amok November 08, 2015 1:44 PM  

And just as I write that, they show some life

Anonymous Dave November 08, 2015 1:50 PM  

Gurley is a beast - 1 rushing TD and AD - 1 rushing TD

Pack & Panthers another good matchup

Blogger Mr.MantraMan November 08, 2015 2:07 PM  

Vikes will win the North. FTR eff the effing Vikes, but the Packers are toast

Blogger YIH November 08, 2015 2:17 PM  

Rams/Vikes are a good matchup. They have a lot in common. The Panthers game is a surprise. The Deadskins ain't, and not only is RGIII done there, it seems nobody else wants him and his contract either.
I said he was going to be a typical black QB, a good season, and then downhill from there.
Speaking of washed-up QBs, it seems Kaepernick is done too. Benched, shopped around, no takers.

Blogger WATYF #0222 November 08, 2015 2:53 PM  

Yer damn right that was a legit interception.

OpenID Jack Amok November 08, 2015 2:58 PM  

Kaepernick always made bad decisions, so he was never going to be a good pure passer. His running was highly effective because he has deceptive speed and when he got loose, guys would take bad angles because the was moving faster than they thought.

He's not completely washed up though - nobody bit on trades because his contract is too big. But SF can cut him this offseason and get out of it. He'll be signed by someone after that. He can be a serviceable QB until he suffers his first bad knee injury. He's just not worth what SF is paying him.

Blogger YIH November 08, 2015 3:24 PM  

Just saw a highlight of the Titans-Saints game, not only is it surprisingly close, but that is one sad looking acre of astroturf.
I've not seen a 'turf field look that bad since the (Huston) Oilers final season.

Blogger YIH November 08, 2015 3:46 PM  

Bridgwater's out, possible concussion.

Anonymous Cash November 08, 2015 3:57 PM  

Man Packers are looking lost.

I am hoping the Colts new OC can make a difference. But starting on a short week against the leagues best defense is a tough row to plow.

Blogger Nate November 08, 2015 4:00 PM  

can't believe the Titans aren't getting blown out. Oline is made of duct tape and zip ties.

Blogger WATYF #0222 November 08, 2015 4:11 PM  

Zuerlein is such a reliable disappointment.

Blogger YIH November 08, 2015 4:18 PM  

And another game goes to OT...

Anonymous Dave November 08, 2015 4:20 PM  

That's a kicker for ya...Zuerlein hits 61 & 53 misses the easy one.

Anonymous Dave November 08, 2015 4:23 PM  

Do the zebras take the pic away from the Pack? I think so...

Anonymous Dave November 08, 2015 4:28 PM  

What kind of Mularkey was that?

Blogger Nate November 08, 2015 4:32 PM  

Dave... its the kind that realizes if you're oline is in bad shape you should maybe help them out with Tight Ends. Whiz never did that.

Blogger YIH November 08, 2015 4:38 PM  

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Anonymous Dave November 08, 2015 4:39 PM  

Guess who was the TE coach before becoming the assistant head coach? That's right Mularkey. Remember when he was a Vikings TE in the 80's?

Blogger YIH November 08, 2015 4:46 PM  

Congrats! The Vikes are tied for first in the division. Aaron Rodgers threw for over 300 yrds... But by that point they were already down by 15.

Blogger YIH November 08, 2015 4:50 PM  

I guess we can call the ???? Raiders the most improved team this year. IIRC a year ago they had yet to win a game, and the Steelers just barely beat them.

Anonymous Dave November 08, 2015 4:53 PM  

Today we have a new record in NFL history: three 8-0 teams and Denver could make it four.

Carolina has won 12 straight regular season games if you count last season.

Blogger Derrick Bonsell November 08, 2015 5:02 PM  

Steelers are simply not that good anymore. I see maybe a game or two that would have been won if Roethlisberger wasn't injured but they just don't look very good at any rate.

Blogger YIH November 08, 2015 5:21 PM  

This is what a Niners QB is supposed to look like. White, determined and no damn tats.

Blogger YIH November 08, 2015 5:39 PM  

@25 Dave:
Today we have a new record in NFL history: three 8-0 teams and Denver could make it four.
Not so fast, looks like Luck is winning the 'battle of the beat up quarterbacks'.
Both teams have been a bit more forthcoming about how bad it is, Luck, bad ribs (been there, done that, no fun). Manning, bad shoulder (seeing his weak passing, yeah, sounds right).

Anonymous Jabari November 08, 2015 5:48 PM  

Oh wow what a bad tactial error. That punt has to 100% get kicked out of bounds. (Den/Indy)

Anonymous Dave November 08, 2015 5:48 PM  

Well that punt return by the Broncos may revitalize them. Was starting to look like they may have shot their wad last week against the Pack.

Blogger bearspaw November 08, 2015 6:21 PM  

Just got home from Bills squishing the fish. Lots of offense, little by either side on defense.

Blogger Daniel November 08, 2015 6:24 PM  

Shot to Bridgewater could stay with him for a while. Skol defense.

Blogger Daniel November 08, 2015 6:25 PM  

Colts special teams ain't called special for no reason.

Blogger scott holland November 08, 2015 7:11 PM  

Chargers suck + need new owners to succeed. I'm getting a head start on Monday.

Blogger Dave November 08, 2015 7:34 PM  

Shot to Bridgewater could stay with him for a while.

Joiner will be getting the checkbook out for that one.

Anonymous WillBest November 08, 2015 7:51 PM  

@35

Lots of checks to be written. Talib with the fingers to the eye after the whistle to flush any chance of Broncos victory down the drain.

I do like me some Chud as the new OC in Indy though. He was unfairly run out of Cleveland.

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Maybe its my Bears goggles but how is it that the Pack get so many favorable calls. Also the rules on what is and is not a catch are so ridiculous at this point that not even the Network's paid rules experts have any idea.

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Looks like Gurley will have to wait till next year to be the new AD, as he lost their "head to head" matchup.

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What is with firing coaches and then seeing the players respond the following week in a crazy manner. Fins, Titans, we shall see if that applies to Martha's front office clear out in Detroit. First Ginny and now Martha... them old birds don't like to take shot at the Bridge table, that is for sure.

Anonymous Brian November 08, 2015 8:08 PM  

SJW-ism hits college football. Mizzou players on strike and might forfeit Saturday's game.

http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/11/07/mizzou-football-players-of-color-will-not-play-until-president-steps-down/

I hope they do the right thing and pull all the players' scholarships and fire the coaches. Not holding my breath, though.

Blogger Ministry of Truth November 08, 2015 8:08 PM  

So tired of hearing the SJWs on ESPN/etc whine about Greg Hardy...

There is nothing new and nothing that disputes Hardy's account of the events with his ex GF: she came to his apartment drunk & coked up & raising hell, during the fight Hardy told her to leave at which point she refused and assaulted him, Hardy then physically defended himself and was the one that called the cops.

He should have never been suspended for anything...now he has already missed 16 games and the SJWs are still howling for his head

Blogger ray November 08, 2015 8:38 PM  

38 -- The National Feminist League opened their sunday night broadcast by parading the latest Domestic Violence goat before the nation. With a female 'sideline reporter' leading the beatdown.

After their politburo propaganda was over, we were allowed to watch the football game. Until the next perpetrator is 'discovered'.

Happy Veteran's Day! lol

Blogger Michael Maier November 08, 2015 9:10 PM  

Good to see the Colts deny Manning his record on their turf.

And Aqib Talib should be hit with an assault charge and given his damn walking papers.

Blogger Desiderius November 08, 2015 9:52 PM  

Mike Zimmer is a grown man.

Let's see those Seattle SJWs try to get him fired for leading his players in prayer.

Blogger Desiderius November 08, 2015 9:55 PM  

"The Rams v. Vikings game could very well decide who gets the final wildcard spot in the nfc"

Vikes now with inside track for NFC North.

Blogger ray November 08, 2015 10:14 PM  

Crissie Collinsworth opened the second half with a stern demand for the NFL players to band together in zero tolerance and harsh punishments for all Domestic Violence Perpetrators. That'd be any accused male other than Crissie and his sellout friends.

Blogger Nate November 08, 2015 10:23 PM  

"
What is with firing coaches and then seeing the players respond the following week in a crazy manner."

I can't speak for the Fins... I don't follow them closely enough. But with the Titans the D has been good all year... and there were very obvious changes schematically that needed to be made to the offense... and Whiz just refused to do it. Even when his QBs were getting hurt over and over (arizona fan... this should sound familiar). He believed so much in his scheme he couldn't figure out that winning on the white board didn't matter when you were losing on the field.

So in this case... you have a guy who is not a Super Genius... come in and make an obvious decisions that is obvious to everyone... and it worked.

Blogger Michael Maier November 08, 2015 10:36 PM  

I am beyond sick of hearing about domestic violence in sports. I just do not gave one percent of a damn.

Did it happen on league time? Does it keep him off the practice or playing field? No? Then it's irrelevant to the sport and I don't want to hear about it.

If the druggie ho is paid off and walks away happy OR MARRIES THE GUY then the league shouldn't care either.

Blogger Cail Corishev November 08, 2015 11:07 PM  

If a business like the NFL doesn't want to employ someone because he beats his wife, fine, it shouldn't have to. Fire him and be done with it, but stop trying to be his mommy and daddy. One of the pregame drones even used the word "transforming," as if to say, "Darn it, we punished Hardy, why didn't he learn his lesson and transform into a gentleman?"

One thing none of them want to admit is that millionaire athletes, especially the thuggish ones, will attract hot-crazy women. Sometimes they will get into fights, which may look pretty ugly from the suburbs. Sometimes these hot-crazy women, in the heat of the moment, will want some authority to punish their men -- but that doesn't mean they want to leave them or want their men to make less money to share with them. So a league that appoints itself domestic violence monitor is going to be led around by the nose by women who will make complaints one day and then beg for clemency for their men the next day.

Any cop who has worked in a lower-class area could tell them how it works: haul the guy off one night, and the next morning when she's sober she's refusing to sign the complaint and begging the guy to come home. Cops kinda have to play along with it; the league doesn't.

Anonymous WillBest November 08, 2015 11:47 PM  

Trying hard not to think the officiating on SNF was for anybody else's benefit than Vegas. Horrible PI called on Philly.

OpenID Jack Amok November 09, 2015 12:18 AM  

One thing none of them want to admit is that millionaire athletes, especially the thuggish ones, will attract hot-crazy women

Ray Rice's then-fiancé got herself knocked out. He tried to walk away, but they were in a damn elevator so he couldn't walk very far and she got right back in his face. That's when he decked her. Same thing with Seattle's draft pick, Frank Clark. He was pissed off and walking away before he lost his temper and his dumbass girlfriend ran after him to get back in his face.

Ladies, if you never want to be hit by your man, you have two basic choices.

One, data a Scalzied male who a) would never think of hitting you, b) couldn't do much damage if he ever did, and c) won't be able to outlift the daughter you have (especially not if she's not really his daughter).

if that doesn't sound appealing, then choice number two is, when the man you're involved with gets mad and walks away from you, it's so he doesn't lose his temper and break your damn jaw, so be smart and let him go.

I suppose option Three is don't piss him off in the first place, but I'm trying to give realistic advice.

Blogger Brad Andrews November 09, 2015 12:32 AM  

@47 At least one call seemed bad for Dallas too, so they may have evened out.

I will bet whoever wins the NFC East is out in the first playoff round.

Blogger Desiderius November 09, 2015 1:15 AM  

"Crissie Collinsworth opened the second half with a stern demand for the NFL players to band together in zero tolerance and harsh punishments for all Domestic Violence Perpetrators. That'd be any accused male other than Crissie and his sellout friends."

You're misreading him. I know Collinsworth personally and he (and Marty Brennaman) are as right-wing as they can get away with. He wants to get thugs out of sports, and is using domestic violence as cover to deflect the racism disqualification. I agree that this is ultimately futile, but in anything like a sane world, he's one of the good guys. Later on he and Al were saying nice things about the insufferable midwit lefty Brokaw, so it may be a lost cause, but fighting a war with men like Collinsworth on the other side will be an uphill battle. He's tremendously popular, and for mostly good reasons.

Blogger Nate November 09, 2015 7:36 AM  

"I am beyond sick of hearing about domestic violence in sports. I just do not gave one percent of a damn."

Listening to what is supposed to be an NFL channel on XM last night... they spent over an hour talking about this bullshit. Not even this specific case. They had some feminist bitch as a guest talking about it as a political issue.. not even in the context of the NFL.

It was so bad that at the end one of the hosts said, "we are gonna talk about the NFL tonight. I promise."

Bullshit.

And this bitch kept talking about victim blaming and how there is nothing a woman can do to deserve it.

Its like they are totally oblivious to how insane they sound and how much damage they are doing to their own cause.

Blogger Cail Corishev November 09, 2015 8:10 AM  

If I took these people at their word, I'd have to conclude that they've all virgins. I mean, I'm a pretty laid-back guy who was raised to believe you never hit girls, so I haven't (though I no longer hold that belief). But I've pushed through a door when a woman was trying to hold me out of my house. I've grabbed a woman by the wrists to stop her hitting me. What man who's ever lived with a living, breathing woman hasn't done something these puritans would faint over?

Manziel and his crazy-hot girlfriend get into a tiff in the car because she wants to go antiquing or something and he wants to pick up one of his bros. Stuff gets thrown out of the car, they stop to have a screaming match, and someone (allegedly) hears her say she's afraid of him. Cops show up.

To crazy-hot chicks, that's not abuse, that's foreplay. They probably had a post-bang laugh about it later. The cops talk to them, and she doesn't want their help, because she wants to keep being Johnny Football's crazy-hot girlfriend. The cops conclude there's no there there, just a spat like they've seen a million times before. But ESPN decides it's going to investigate and get to the bottom of this travesty. Yeah, that should help the bottom line.

Blogger Nate November 09, 2015 11:52 AM  

its the gossip rag aspect of sports that pisses me off.

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