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Re: NFL... anyone?
« Reply #160 on: December 03, 2007, 09:33:48 PM »
Baltimore just scored a TD and they are up 17 to 10.  More importantly, Baltimore's Offensive line seems to be pushing NE's defensive line around.  McGahee is running up and down the field on NE.  NE just converted a tough 4th down and 1 yard at about the 22 yard line.  If Baltimore can keep scring then you never know!?  :-o

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« Reply #161 on: December 03, 2007, 09:51:14 PM »
NE tied it up at 17 but Baltimore ran right up the field and scored again to make it 24 to 17.  McGahee has 135 rushing yards, the most any running back has against the NE defense since McGahee ran against them in 2005 when he was playing with the Bills. 

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« Reply #162 on: December 03, 2007, 10:23:15 PM »
Baltimore went up 24 to 17 but NE came back to 20 to 24. 

So, here is the game:  NE gets the ball with 3:30 left in the 4th quarter on their 27 yard line down 20 to 24. 

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« Reply #163 on: December 03, 2007, 11:27:33 PM »
NE got really lucky in the end and was able to convert some 4th downs and score a TD.  Baltimore was not able to kick a field goal at the end.  :-o

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Re: NFL... anyone?
« Reply #164 on: December 04, 2007, 01:17:32 AM »
That's 3 times now that they've come so close to being beaten, I really hope someone gets them within the next 4 games, although tha's probably 3 knowing one of the teams to face is the winless Dolphins.
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Re: NFL... anyone?
« Reply #165 on: December 04, 2007, 10:22:31 AM »
That's 3 times now that they've come so close to being beaten, I really hope someone gets them within the next 4 games, although tha's probably 3 knowing one of the teams to face is the winless Dolphins.

Wouldn't it be something is the winless Dolphins stop the unbeaten Patriots from going undefeated to keep Miami's unbeaten team streak in tact?  You couldn't write a better ending! :rofl_2:

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« Reply #166 on: December 04, 2007, 11:35:01 AM »
There's no reason to think that the Patriots had any right to win last nights game. But they did. There were numerous opportunities. The 4th down play where they stuffed Brady, only to find their coaching staff called a time out and play was stopped. Then the Patriots failed to get the first down, again the Ravens celebrated, again they had to line up and stop the Pats after an illegal procedured was called. Another stop near the goal line was negated by another penalty in the end zone. The Ravens have every reason to believe that they should have won the game, but they didn't
Instead they cry and moan and whine about how the did win the game, but those bad old officials took it from them. One official called Rolle "boy". Can you believe that? He has a wife and kids and the bad old offical called him "boy." Can you blame one of the Ravens for going ballistic after the Patriots scored the winning touchdown and costing his team 30 yards in penalties?
Of course you can blame them. You can blame them for being crybabies and sore losers. You can blame the media for giving them a voice. This is the third straight week the Patriots have pulled victory from the jaws of defeat, and this is the third straight week the media coverage has been about 90% about the losing team, and how they should have won, but the mean Patriots didn't let them win.
This season should be a fun season for the Patriots. They have exceeded any expectations they must have had for themselves this season. They are compiling record breaking numbers. They are a fun, dynamic team to watch. But it hasn't been fun watching it. In fact I've pretty much had to turn off all sports channels because if it's not national media crying about how the Patriots are too good, it's the local yahoos matching insult with hyped praise. They are evil, they are gods. They are running up the score, they are just having fun. Now they are beatable now they aren't. Now there's a conspiracy against the Ravens. Now there's video cameras stealing signs (:shocking: a coaching trying to get an edge!).
When did sports get so polarized? Why can't we just enjoy a good show? This is like people hating on Federer when he takes someone down 6-0. He's too good. Can't be that good. Must make him evil somehow.

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Re: NFL... anyone?
« Reply #167 on: December 04, 2007, 12:53:41 PM »
Everything points to Miami to be the team to finally beat the Patriots but think there's more chance of Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Brett Favre and Tony Romo failing to throw another touchdown pass this regular season. It seems its that extreme and favourable for the Patriots.
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« Reply #168 on: December 04, 2007, 04:12:22 PM »
Everything points to Miami to be the team to finally beat the Patriots but think there's more chance of Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Brett Favre and Tony Romo failing to throw another touchdown pass this regular season. It seems its that extreme and favourable for the Patriots.

Needing only two more wins to wrap up everything there is to wrap up for the seaons (home field advantage through the playoffs), Brady may see more bench time than playing time in the final game or two. So you may be right about that.

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« Reply #169 on: December 04, 2007, 06:44:50 PM »


If a team does so good and goes pretty much undefeated, they have a better chance of being upset in the playoffs. Patriots better be not over confident lol.


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« Reply #170 on: December 04, 2007, 07:07:35 PM »


If a team does so good and goes pretty much undefeated, they have a better chance of being upset in the playoffs. Patriots better be not over confident lol.



That's the least of their possible problems. Keep in mind only one team has gone this far undefeated and not won a Super Bowl. That was the Colts of 2005.
There have been 4 or 5 other teams that have got this far, and after one or two losses went on to win it all. The one thing that Belchik doesn't do is let them believe they are invincible. Even after a huge troucing over someone he finds a few things they didn't do well and will have them out working hard on it the next week. The players call it dishing out the humble pie.

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« Reply #171 on: December 04, 2007, 07:52:17 PM »
That's 3 times now that they've come so close to being beaten, I really hope someone gets them within the next 4 games, although tha's probably 3 knowing one of the teams to face is the winless Dolphins.

Another team they have left is NYJets and I think they only have 3 wins.  Pittsburgh this week is another I believe.  If NE plays as bad as they have the past 2 games then maybe Pittsburgh can beat them. 

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« Reply #172 on: December 04, 2007, 08:07:49 PM »
There's no reason to think that the Patriots had any right to win last nights game. But they did. There were numerous opportunities. The 4th down play where they stuffed Brady, only to find their coaching staff called a time out and play was stopped. Then the Patriots failed to get the first down, again the Ravens celebrated, again they had to line up and stop the Pats after an illegal procedured was called. Another stop near the goal line was negated by another penalty in the end zone. The Ravens have every reason to believe that they should have won the game, but they didn't
Instead they cry and moan and whine about how the did win the game, but those bad old officials took it from them. One official called Rolle "boy". Can you believe that? He has a wife and kids and the bad old offical called him "boy." Can you blame one of the Ravens for going ballistic after the Patriots scored the winning touchdown and costing his team 30 yards in penalties?
Of course you can blame them. You can blame them for being crybabies and sore losers. You can blame the media for giving them a voice. This is the third straight week the Patriots have pulled victory from the jaws of defeat, and this is the third straight week the media coverage has been about 90% about the losing team, and how they should have won, but the mean Patriots didn't let them win.
This season should be a fun season for the Patriots. They have exceeded any expectations they must have had for themselves this season. They are compiling record breaking numbers. They are a fun, dynamic team to watch. But it hasn't been fun watching it. In fact I've pretty much had to turn off all sports channels because if it's not national media crying about how the Patriots are too good, it's the local yahoos matching insult with hyped praise. They are evil, they are gods. They are running up the score, they are just having fun. Now they are beatable now they aren't. Now there's a conspiracy against the Ravens. Now there's video cameras stealing signs (:shocking: a coaching trying to get an edge!).
When did sports get so polarized? Why can't we just enjoy a good show? This is like people hating on Federer when he takes someone down 6-0. He's too good. Can't be that good. Must make him evil somehow.

Hey, if they go undefeated - more power to them!  I just want the Cowboys to beat them in the Super Bowl. :rofl_2:

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« Reply #173 on: December 04, 2007, 08:09:32 PM »
That's 3 times now that they've come so close to being beaten, I really hope someone gets them within the next 4 games, although tha's probably 3 knowing one of the teams to face is the winless Dolphins.

Another team they have left is NYJets and I think they only have 3 wins.  Pittsburgh this week is another I believe.  If NE plays as bad as they have the past 2 games then maybe Pittsburgh can beat them. 

If Pittsburg doesn't get 'em, I think the Giants will be the ones as they will still be fighting for a playoff spot while the Pats will have nothing to play for except injuries.
That is if the Fins don't rise up from the ashes and defend Don Sula and company's place in history.
I think undefeated is still a less than 50/50 proposition.

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« Reply #174 on: December 05, 2007, 07:34:58 AM »
There's no reason to think that the Patriots had any right to win last nights game. But they did. There were numerous opportunities. The 4th down play where they stuffed Brady, only to find their coaching staff called a time out and play was stopped. Then the Patriots failed to get the first down, again the Ravens celebrated, again they had to line up and stop the Pats after an illegal procedured was called. Another stop near the goal line was negated by another penalty in the end zone. The Ravens have every reason to believe that they should have won the game, but they didn't
Instead they cry and moan and whine about how the did win the game, but those bad old officials took it from them. One official called Rolle "boy". Can you believe that? He has a wife and kids and the bad old offical called him "boy." Can you blame one of the Ravens for going ballistic after the Patriots scored the winning touchdown and costing his team 30 yards in penalties?
Of course you can blame them. You can blame them for being crybabies and sore losers. You can blame the media for giving them a voice. This is the third straight week the Patriots have pulled victory from the jaws of defeat, and this is the third straight week the media coverage has been about 90% about the losing team, and how they should have won, but the mean Patriots didn't let them win.
This season should be a fun season for the Patriots. They have exceeded any expectations they must have had for themselves this season. They are compiling record breaking numbers. They are a fun, dynamic team to watch. But it hasn't been fun watching it. In fact I've pretty much had to turn off all sports channels because if it's not national media crying about how the Patriots are too good, it's the local yahoos matching insult with hyped praise. They are evil, they are gods. They are running up the score, they are just having fun. Now they are beatable now they aren't. Now there's a conspiracy against the Ravens. Now there's video cameras stealing signs (:shocking: a coaching trying to get an edge!).
When did sports get so polarized? Why can't we just enjoy a good show? This is like people hating on Federer when he takes someone down 6-0. He's too good. Can't be that good. Must make him evil somehow.

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Re: NFL... anyone?
« Reply #175 on: December 05, 2007, 10:34:56 PM »
The patriots look good. But maybe they'll rest some players and lose one.
I wouldn't bet against them.  :)

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« Reply #176 on: December 09, 2007, 03:30:10 PM »
Dallas scraped past Detroit by 1 point, with a Tony Romo touchdown with 19 seconds to go, Detroit must be heartbroken because they dominated all aspects of that game and missed a 35 yard field goal attempt with a couple of minutes to go. Miami have fallen to 0-13 with befeat at the Bills and the Giants beat Philly by 3 points to almost guarantee a wildcard playoff place. Now the Patriots up up against the Steelers then its the Colts still without Marvin Harrison away at the Ravens. It's a bit of a pain when the Colts are the late match because I've got work tomorrow so to stay up half the night isn't ideal but I don't miss any of the Colts games.
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« Reply #177 on: December 09, 2007, 05:29:47 PM »
The Patriots look to be on their way to 13-0 as right now against the Steelers they are up 31-13 and there is just 4 minutes remaining in the 3rd quarter.
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« Reply #178 on: December 09, 2007, 06:46:01 PM »
A few games into the season NE looked like one of the best all time teams. They really beat Pittsburgh good. I don't know how they could lose another game.


In the playoffs, Indy has a chance and Dallas also.
I think NE is better than both though.

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« Reply #179 on: December 10, 2007, 12:48:17 AM »
The Colts crushed the Ravens 44-20 away from home and at one stage the score was acrually 37-7 just into the 4rd quarter when Indy decided to rest Peyton Manning who had already thrown 4 touchdown passes. Really good win for Indy when you think back to how close the Ravens ran the Patriots just last week. Indianapolis clinched a playoff place last night and now just need one win for another Division title. Indy and Dallas will be NE main challenges in the playoff but beating New England will be tough. I can't help but think though that it should be Indianapolis at 13-0 with holding a 10 lead at home to the Patriots with 8 minutes to go and the dropped passes when touchdowns were certainties on the offence, and then the following week at San Diego the easy missed field goal by Vinatieri with seconds left, something that you hardly ever see. The Colts really should be the 13-0 team right now.
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