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Week 11 Quick Reads
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Week 11 Quick Reads

How do you handle opponent adjustments when the gap between the best and worst run defenses is as big as we have ever seen? Plus, the best passers, runners, and receivers of Week 11.

50 comments, Last at 21 Nov 2018, 4:56pm by mrt1212
Week 11 Open Game Discussion
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Week 11 Open Game Discussion

The last time the Packers visited Seattle, a berth in the Super Bowl at stake. The stakes aren't quite as high on Thursday night, but the loser is still going to be in dire straights in a crowded NFC playoff race. Other big games this weekend include Houston-Washington, Minnesota-Chicago on Sunday night, and this year's Game of the Century, the Chiefs facing the Rams in Mexico City Los Angeles. Use this thread to discuss them all.

183 comments, Last at 20 Nov 2018, 1:22pm by Lost Ti-Cats Fan
Chiefs-Rams Monday Night Game Moved to Los Angeles

Chiefs-Rams Monday Night Game Moved to Los Angeles

Due to poor field conditions at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City, the NFL has moved next week's Monday Night Football game between the Chiefs and Rams to Los Angeles.

12 comments, Last at 15 Nov 2018, 8:40pm by fyo
Week 10 Quick Reads
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Week 10 Quick Reads

Ben Roethlisberger's thrashing of Carolina was the best game of the week -- but not, surprisingly, the best game of the year. We explain and look at the best and worst quarterback games since 1989. Plus the best passers, runners, and receivers of Week 10.

96 comments, Last at 14 Nov 2018, 10:29pm by dryheat
Week 10 Open Game Discussion
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Week 10 Open Game Discussion

It's a rarity, but the best game of the week is on Thursday night, as Cam Newton faces Pittsburgh for just the second time in his career when the 6-2 Panthers visit the 5-2-1 Steelers. Only three other games this weekend (Saints-Bengals, Patriots-Titans, and Seahawks-Rams) feature two teams at .500 or better. Use this thread to discuss them all.

117 comments, Last at 13 Nov 2018, 8:25am by umuddafadda
Week 9 Quick Reads
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Week 9 Quick Reads

Our staff of tape-grinding analysts, computer whizzes, and dedicated wordsmiths bring you the kind of cutting-edge commentary you won't find anywhere else: Nathan Peterman is really bad at football. Not the worst this particular week, but still. Really bad.

57 comments, Last at 08 Nov 2018, 6:26pm by Vincent Verhei
Vince Verhei on Bill Barnwell Show
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Vince Verhei on Bill Barnwell Show

I hopped on with our old buddy Bill Barnwell to discuss the Rams-Saints, Panthers-Bucs, and Ravens-Steelers games, and what they mean in the future. Are the Rams still the favorites in the NFC? Who's the better quarterback, Patrick Mahomes, or whoever's playing the Bucs? And how should the Ravens and Steelers handle Lamar Jackson and Le'Veon Bell?

Week 9 Open Game Discussion
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Week 9 Open Game Discussion

It's a milquetoast slate of games in the NFL this week, with only four contests featuring two teams at .500 or better. The action kicks off with the 1-6 Raiders traveling across the bay to face Jimmy Garoppolo C.J. Beathard Nick Mullens and the 1-7 49ers in one of San Francisco's few realistic chances to get a win and get out of the top overall draft pick. Notable Sunday games include Steelers-Ravens, Chargers-Seahawks, the Packers-Patriots Sunday nighter, and the biggest game of the week, the undefeated Rams visiting the 6-1 Saints. Use this thread to discuss them all.

259 comments, Last at 06 Nov 2018, 12:58am by Tom Tulpa
Week 8 Quick Reads
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Week 8 Quick Reads

You won't find many quarterbacks who mix good plays and bad plays as frequently as Jameis Winston, which is why he has been benched for Ryan Fitzpatrick -- but that may not matter, because Fitzpatrick tends to run hot and cold himself. We explain, and detail the best passers, runners, and receivers of Week 8.

70 comments, Last at 31 Oct 2018, 6:25pm by Vincent Verhei
Week 8 Open Game Discussion
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Week 8 Open Game Discussion

The week kicks off with Miami visiting Houston in a Brock Osweiler Revenge Game with serious playoff ramifications. Notable Sunday games include Ravens-Panthers, Packers-Rams, and Saints-Vikings, before a Patriots-Bills Monday nighter that could get ugly. Use this thread to discuss them all.

228 comments, Last at 30 Oct 2018, 6:03pm by Mountain Time ---- formerly Ninjalectual