Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

07 Jan 2011

NY Times: Sunday Wild Card Matchups

My New Year's resolution was to post these on time. Oops. Well, here they are. Better luck next week.

Posted by: Mike Tanier on 07 Jan 2011

11 comments, Last at 08 Jan 2011, 4:19pm by TomC

Comments

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by Kevin from Philly :: Fri, 01/07/2011 - 2:49pm

mike, I thought you were contractually bound to pick the Giants every week. What gives?

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by Dean :: Fri, 01/07/2011 - 2:58pm

He's laying the three strokes and still taking the Giants.

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by Kevin from Philly :: Fri, 01/07/2011 - 3:01pm

The only Giant I'd take is the new "How to Get Hot Girls" girl. Nice!

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by battlered90 (not verified) :: Fri, 01/07/2011 - 3:00pm

Does this go in the Sunday newspaper? No analysis of Saturdays games?

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by Vince Verhei :: Fri, 01/07/2011 - 3:18pm
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by Athelas :: Fri, 01/07/2011 - 6:05pm

If Dimitri Patterson is adequate, then he's an upgrade from Ellis Hobbs, right?

And my one concern for Baltimore is Joe Flacco's 1 TD/6 INT playoff record.

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by ammek :: Sat, 01/08/2011 - 10:17am

Can we make it illegal to talk about a QB's playoff record until he's played, say, a dozen playoff games?

Thanks.

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by Purds :: Sat, 01/08/2011 - 12:43pm

Or, go one step better and never corollate a team's record with a QB's worth? Seriously, if one argues that records and championships define a QB's value, then is that person really going to argue that Brady has gotten worse as a QB over the second half of his career? (using the dumb logic that Brady won 3 SB's in his first half decade, and hasn't won any SB's in the second half decade, therefore he must be worse than he used to be)

I agree to an even higher degree -- win-loss record is only a small part of a QB's value, often predicated on the abilities of the other, say 52 guys on a team.

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by tuluse :: Sat, 01/08/2011 - 2:48pm

To be fair Athelas was talking about Flacco's TD/INT record, not his win%.

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by Philthy (not verified) :: Sat, 01/08/2011 - 12:49pm

"DeSean Jackson often returns punts for the Eagles in high-pressure situations. But then, you knew that."

Wow. What an awesome line to for the New York Times. I wonder if the editors even caught it.

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by TomC :: Sat, 01/08/2011 - 4:19pm

[T]he Flowers-Carr combo will be the Chiefs’ most important players when Flacco cocks his shoulder and launches.

What about when Flacco shoulders his...

Never mind.