2018 Divisional Discussion Thread

Here's the open thread for discussing all of this weekend's divisional-round action. On Saturday, we've got Atlanta at Philadelphia followed by Tennessee at New England. On Sunday, we start with Jacksonville at Pittsburgh, then New Orleans at Minnesota.

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389 comments, Last at 16 Jan 2018, 11:07am

#137 by BJR // Jan 14, 2018 - 1:18pm

Pitt D didn't look ready to play on that opening drive, what the heck was going on?

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#139 by Anger...rising // Jan 14, 2018 - 1:26pm

The inconsistency in forward progress is so annoying. Fournette ran into a scrum and initially got pushed back a yard, but nobody blew a whistle, so Jacksonville's entire offensive line came and pushed the pile five yards.

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#142 by BJR // Jan 14, 2018 - 1:33pm

I hate that. As much as anything it seems incredibly dangerous inviting guys from both sides to pile into a prone ball carrier.

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#143 by JoeyHarringtonsPiano // Jan 14, 2018 - 1:34pm

Jacksonville looks like the clearly superior team so far. The wildcard is Bortles. That guy is a ticking time bomb for his own team. The problem for Pittsburgh is, the longer the Jags have a multi-possession lead, the more they can just keep handing off to Fournette and minimize the Blake-tanic's impact on the game.

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#147 by Cythammer // Jan 14, 2018 - 1:51pm

I'm not sure Bortles is quite as bad as you're saying. He was 15th in DYAR and 16th in DVOA this year, which is at least mediocre.

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#151 by JoeyHarringtonsPiano // Jan 14, 2018 - 2:10pm

It's not his baseline performance in 2017 I worry about. It's his wild swings...specifically his sometimes insane turnovers. He lost the Jets game single-handedly. And remember the Jaguars would have missed the playoffs if it weren't for the fact that the Chargers somehow couldn't close out the game after Bortles threw them TWO terrible interceptions after the two minute warning.

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#368 by t.d. // Jan 14, 2018 - 9:26pm

that isn't really how a decision tree works (if things were different, they wouldn't be the same) and barnwell would probably point out the jags were about even with the 13-3 pats in pythagorean performance

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#389 by JoeyHarringtonsPiano // Jan 16, 2018 - 11:07am

I'm not trying to argue that the Jaguars aren't a good team. They clearly are a very good team that belongs in the AFCCG. I was just pointing out that they have a clear weakness at quarterback relative to the rest of their team, and it came very close to sinking them.

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#144 by Cythammer // Jan 14, 2018 - 1:40pm

A dream start for the Jags. But the way this latest drive is going for the Steelers, they aren't going to have nearly as bad a day on offense as in Week 5.

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#145 by Anger...rising // Jan 14, 2018 - 1:43pm

Why in the world are you running a toss play? You have INCHES to go.

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#149 by RickD // Jan 14, 2018 - 1:58pm

I'm sure our Mike Tomlin fan would have some thoughts about that play call.

Saw stat on Twitter: the Steelers were 1 for 6 converting 4th down this season when they ran.

Given they have Bell and Roethlisberger as rushing options, that's astonishing.

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#163 by JoeyHarringtonsPiano // Jan 14, 2018 - 2:46pm

He's made himself scare since Aaron gave him a subtle verbal smack-down over his unprovoked bellicosity towards other posters.

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#146 by JoeyHarringtonsPiano // Jan 14, 2018 - 1:43pm

Terrible play call by the Steelers on that 4th down. Big Ben probably could have just leaned over the center to pick up the 1st down.

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#152 by Cheesehead_Canuck // Jan 14, 2018 - 2:19pm

I can’t believe Jacksonville is our last hope to preventing another New England SB appearance.

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#154 by JoeyHarringtonsPiano // Jan 14, 2018 - 2:24pm

On the bright side, Jacksonville is a high-variance team, and Doug Marrone seems okay with taking risks.

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#156 by RickD // Jan 14, 2018 - 2:25pm

I had just posted to Twitter a "There's lot of time left" comment before that fumble recovery/TD.

Steelers have a great offense and could certainly catch up. But they are not playing well at all. And as the minutes tick by, it will be harder and harder, as they have to pass against a great passing D with great corners and a great pass rush.

The Jags present a different kind of problem than than Steelers would. Given the Pats' record vs. Pittsburgh in recent years, the Jaguars might be a more credible obstacle. They have the kind of defense that could stop the Pats cold.

But then there is the Bortles issue...

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#158 by Aaron Brooks G… // Jan 14, 2018 - 2:27pm

I can't believe the AFC has one team who would be favored over any of the NFC playoff teams.

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#161 by Cheesehead_Canuck // Jan 14, 2018 - 2:35pm

You don’t think the Pats would be favoured over any of the 3 remaining NFC teams?

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#165 by Aaron Brooks G… // Jan 14, 2018 - 2:52pm

Pats would be favored over maybe all but Minnesota or New Orleans. Maybe Philly with Wentz.

I think Atlanta would have been favored over everyone else in the AFC field.

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#169 by RickD // Jan 14, 2018 - 2:57pm

...and yet they couldn't beat the Eagles w/o Wentz.

No, the Falcons wouldn't have been favored over either the Pats or the Steelers.

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#153 by vrao81 // Jan 14, 2018 - 2:23pm

OK this game is officially over.

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#157 by JoeyHarringtonsPiano // Jan 14, 2018 - 2:25pm

I thought the first time the Jags blew out Pittsburgh it was a bit flukey because of all the interceptions. I guess not.

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#155 by Cythammer // Jan 14, 2018 - 2:24pm

If the Steelers get a TD before the half here, it's still far from over. Fournette getting injured could still prove to be very important.

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#159 by Aaron Brooks G… // Jan 14, 2018 - 2:33pm

How's that for high-variance?

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#160 by Cythammer // Jan 14, 2018 - 2:33pm

I liked going for it on fourth down there, since it would be a long kick and down 21, a FG doesn't help you much. But letting that much time drain off the clock before calling a timeout was terrible. Of course it doesn't matter when you just go right for a TD anyway.

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#164 by stoste // Jan 14, 2018 - 2:48pm

Definitely not over. Even if Pitt don't score on the drive to open the 2nd half there is still plenty of time left but the offense would be helped by the Steelers stepping up and getting some 3 and outs. If Fournette doesn't come back into the game and they have to lean on Yeldon then that would be interesting although even if he does come back how good will he be now he's hurt? A turnover by the Steelers D would also flip this game. Can Bortles go the entire 2nd half without a killer mistake?

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#166 by JoeyHarringtonsPiano // Jan 14, 2018 - 2:53pm

Wow, that was a FIFA-level dive by Bell against Ramsey on the personal foul.

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#167 by stoste // Jan 14, 2018 - 2:54pm

Questionable personal foul there.

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#168 by RickD // Jan 14, 2018 - 2:54pm

Juju Smith-Schuster pushes Jalen Ramsey into out-of-bounds Le'Veon Bell. Officials flag Ramsey for unnecessary roughness.

This is the kind of call that underscores the need for _all_ plays to be reviewable.

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#170 by drillz // Jan 14, 2018 - 2:58pm

pittsburgh listen up! you run at speed, and away from power. sheesh!

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#171 by Cythammer // Jan 14, 2018 - 2:59pm

This was already apparent in the first half, but the Jags aren't really stopping the Steelers except via turnovers. Otherwise Pittsburgh is going up and down the field pretty easily. Jacksonville's offense is going to have to keep scoring to secure this game.

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#172 by Mountain Time … // Jan 14, 2018 - 3:01pm

The play-by-play guy was moved to tears by the beauty of that touchdown. He would change his tune real fast though if he knew how the refs were favoring New England in this game

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#173 by Cheesehead_Canuck // Jan 14, 2018 - 3:01pm

What a sneaky dirty move by JSS.

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#177 by Mountain Time … // Jan 14, 2018 - 3:16pm

He deserved to have his bike stolen!

But seriously, you think he was trying for that outcome? I thought he might have been surprised, like he was pushing him just to push

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#174 by AHBM // Jan 14, 2018 - 3:02pm

All three of the Steelers touchdowns thus far have been thread-the-needle throws from distance (outside or just inside the red zone). It seems like they're trying to test their luck since the first interception (and 1 or 2 near misses) and it's playing out for them.

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#178 by vrao81 // Jan 14, 2018 - 3:29pm

Yeah I spoke a little too soon. Jax still in the lead though. I can feel a Bortles turnover coming soon though.

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#179 by stoste // Jan 14, 2018 - 3:35pm

I was thinking the same thing but didn't see that bomb coming. This is a great back and forth game.

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#195 by Mountain Time … // Jan 14, 2018 - 3:56pm

Wow! What are the chances the Jax player on the defensive right stepped forward aggressively before the 4th down snap specifically to get Ben to give away the play? When he audibled it seemed obvious he was calling off a run

While this is probably an optimal strategy against Pittsburgh, let's hope they're smart enough not to try it in New England next week.

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#180 by Cythammer // Jan 14, 2018 - 3:36pm

Steelers have dominated this second half. But suddenly it's 7-7 in second half scoring and the Steelers haven't even made any progress in cutting into that 14-point lead.

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#181 by deus01 // Jan 14, 2018 - 3:43pm

Brown is so f'ing amazing.

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#182 by stoste // Jan 14, 2018 - 3:44pm

Wow, does it get any better than Roethlisberger to Brown?

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#183 by mathesond // Jan 14, 2018 - 3:45pm

Wow. Great touchdown play. Can't believe Haley finally hit on a fourth down playcall!

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#187 by Cythammer // Jan 14, 2018 - 3:50pm

That was the second fourth down TD for the Steelers though, that's also how they got their TD right before the half.

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#185 by big10freak // Jan 14, 2018 - 3:49pm

Looked like the Jax db had a hold of Brown the whole down the field and Brown still made the catch

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#186 by big10freak // Jan 14, 2018 - 3:50pm

The lack of a pass rush by Pittsburgh today is killing them

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#188 by Cheesehead_Canuck // Jan 14, 2018 - 3:51pm

The Steelers can’t stop the Jaguars.

Things you don’t expect to say.

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#196 by Cythammer // Jan 14, 2018 - 3:59pm

At least in the first and fourth quarters. In between, after the Jags' offense did nothing, which is why the Steelers tying the game seemed inevitable for a while there.

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#189 by big10freak // Jan 14, 2018 - 3:52pm

Good play call. Pittsburgh D totally fooled

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#190 by Mountain Time … // Jan 14, 2018 - 3:53pm

BORTLED!

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#193 by Cythammer // Jan 14, 2018 - 3:55pm

Couple of gigantic third down conversions. Bortles hasn't been exactly good, but I think he's played the role of game manager... Which seems weird to say about a QB for an offense that now, as I type, has scored 35 points.

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#192 by JoeyHarringtonsPiano // Jan 14, 2018 - 3:55pm

Raise your hand if you thought Roethlisberger vs. Bortles would be the highest-scoring, most exciting game of the weekend.

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#194 by JoeyHarringtonsPiano // Jan 14, 2018 - 3:56pm

deleted double post

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#191 by drillz // Jan 14, 2018 - 3:54pm

i have to go to the store, i'm out of toilet paper, does anyone have a terrible towel i could borrow?

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#197 by big10freak // Jan 14, 2018 - 4:01pm

Ben showing the moves.

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#198 by stoste // Jan 14, 2018 - 4:02pm

Pitt's D has been gashed today and not come up with any turnovers. I truly didn't see this coming.

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#200 by Cythammer // Jan 14, 2018 - 4:02pm

Steelers should really have tried to avoid using timeouts on offense.

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#201 by big10freak // Jan 14, 2018 - 4:03pm

How is that not PI on 26??

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#202 by JoeyHarringtonsPiano // Jan 14, 2018 - 4:04pm

Definitely should have been. Love this mad bombing by Big Ben. Not only fun to watch, but paying off (should have paid off there).

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#203 by Anger...rising // Jan 14, 2018 - 4:07pm

Roethlisberger was so eager to lateral the ball on that drive.

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#204 by vrao81 // Jan 14, 2018 - 4:07pm

Steelers only down by 7 now. Best playoff game so far?

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#209 by JoeyHarringtonsPiano // Jan 14, 2018 - 4:12pm

I think so. I'm at work, and having trouble getting work done because I can't tear myself away from this game on my phone.

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#205 by voytron // Jan 14, 2018 - 4:08pm

“We’re going to play [the Patriots] again,” Steeler's safety Mike Mitchell told Sports Illustrated. “We can play them in hell, we can play them in Haiti, we can play them in New England. … We’re gonna win.”

But can he play them from his living room?

http://boston.cbslocal.com/2018/01/10/steelers-mike-mitchell-guarantees-playoff-win-over-patriots/

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#213 by RobotBoy // Jan 14, 2018 - 4:18pm

Yeah, how do you overlook a team that thrashed you so badly? But all you heard coming out of Pittsburgh was Patriots talk.

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#206 by CaffeineMan // Jan 14, 2018 - 4:08pm

Listening to, but not watching the game: how's the Jags pass rush doing at this point? Rushing 3 or 4 and playing coverage? Rushing 5 and not getting home? It doesn't sound effective.

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#218 by JoeyHarringtonsPiano // Jan 14, 2018 - 4:23pm

Appear to mostly be playing coverage. I've rarely noticed any blitzing. Pittsburgh's offensive line has had a good game.

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#207 by AHBM // Jan 14, 2018 - 4:09pm

"Questionable decision" doesn't begin to describe that onside kick.

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#208 by JoeyHarringtonsPiano // Jan 14, 2018 - 4:10pm

Onside kick was way overaggressive there. If they were down be 3 or 4, I would be okay with it. However, a Jacksonville FG puts the game away in this case.

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#211 by Cythammer // Jan 14, 2018 - 4:14pm

Most onside kicks don't result in the receiving team already being in FG range, so you don't anticipate that. You have to get a three and out either way, so might as well try for the onside. I think it's the right call. The big problem was only kicking it five yards.

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#214 by JoeyHarringtonsPiano // Jan 14, 2018 - 4:19pm

Even if it went 10 yards, the Jaguars would only need 7-8 yards to get into makeable range.

I wonder if anyone has studied the probability of recovering an onside kick vs getting a 3 and out on defense. I'd be shocked if the latter weren't more likely.

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#227 by Cythammer // Jan 14, 2018 - 4:27pm

I think it's rare for onside kicks be recovered at exactly ten yards. Maybe I'm wrong, but it seems like most recovered onside kicks are not in a position where a few yards will set you for a FG. Not to mention it's in Heinz Field, where FGs are difficult.

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#246 by Aaron Brooks G… // Jan 14, 2018 - 4:46pm

In a very chunky PFR search, you convert about 25% of onside kicks and force a 3-and-out (or better) about 40% of the time.

I'm not confident in that onside search, though.

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#269 by JoeyHarringtonsPiano // Jan 14, 2018 - 5:11pm

My gestault is that sounds about right. The onside kick number seems a bit high, however. In any case, I think if you have the timeouts and at least a competent defense, you kick it away.

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#212 by big10freak // Jan 14, 2018 - 4:16pm

The decision making by the Steelers coaching staff has been really strange.

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#217 by JoeyHarringtonsPiano // Jan 14, 2018 - 4:21pm

Every non-Patriots coaching staff has looked questionable at best in the playoffs thus far (I guess Marrone hasn't made a huge blunder yet).

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#230 by JoeyHarringtonsPiano // Jan 14, 2018 - 4:31pm

Kicking the field goal to make it 15-10 instead of going for the game-sealing touchdown would have come back to bite Pederson in the ass if the Falcons had better goal-to-go playcalling/execution.

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#259 by Aaron Brooks G… // Jan 14, 2018 - 4:58pm

But if they hadn't converted, Atlanta kicks the chipshot FG to win.

That seems like a wash to me.

I'd have gone for it, but I get the thinking.

Belichick has kicked to go up by one score on 3/4 opportunities.

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#274 by JoeyHarringtonsPiano // Jan 14, 2018 - 5:15pm

But they would have had to start from inside their own 5 yard line, which is a much different proposition than receiving a kickoff. I can see kicking when you're up by 4. But anything less, and you're still allowing a touchdown to beat you.

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#375 by Patrick Mahome… // Jan 14, 2018 - 10:32pm

If the Eagles don't score there, the Falcons need just 60 yards to have a legit shot at a FG to win the game. By kicking the FG, the Falcons have to drive ~75 yards for a TD. As we found out, scoring a TD is a lot more difficult than kicking a FG. There's no way you can go for it in that situation and risk a FG beating you. Especially when you consider that the longest TD drive Atlanta had on the night was about 20 yards after a muffed punt. They hadn't been moving the ball at all. Give the defense a little more margin for error and let them seal the deal.

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#376 by MC2 // Jan 14, 2018 - 10:53pm

I agree. People always underestimate how much harder it is to score a last-second TD than it is to kick a last-second FG.

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#385 by Patrick Mahome… // Jan 15, 2018 - 1:28am

It's especially funny given that Atlanta ended up in roughly the same spot 4th and Goal from the 2, and didn't make it. It was probably 50/50 if the Eagle score or turn the ball over on downs if they go for it. And it seems like it has become fairly common for teams to move into FG territory in ~30 seconds at the end of a game. Hell, the Eagles did it themselves at the end of the 1st half.

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#216 by big10freak // Jan 14, 2018 - 4:21pm

Jax defense cannot be concerning the Pats that much

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#231 by Cythammer // Jan 14, 2018 - 4:32pm

Because judging a unit based on one game when you have an entire season at your disposal always makes sense.

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#236 by big10freak // Jan 14, 2018 - 4:39pm

I wrote that based on the notion that before this game the Pats were likely not concerned and nothing in this game would catch their attention and lead to them consider otherwise.

but hey, thanks for the sarcasm. Always welcome

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#243 by Cythammer // Jan 14, 2018 - 4:46pm

If you think any Bill Belichick coached team is going to be "not concerned" about any opponent, I don't know what planet you're from. The Patriots could be playing a peewee team and Belichick would still require his team to focus like they were a squad of all pros.

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#250 by big10freak // Jan 14, 2018 - 4:49pm

It was a seemingly benign comment the elicited immediate nasty tone. Is that the MO now here?

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#260 by Mountain Time … // Jan 14, 2018 - 4:59pm

Key word "seemingly." You saw it one way, he read it another. If you don't want people interpreting your comments through the filter of their own perspective, it's on you to communicate more. I don't see what the big deal about it is anyway

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#273 by Cythammer // Jan 14, 2018 - 5:14pm

I don't think mild sarcasm qualifies as nasty tone. Especially to a comment that was pretty silly (any team would be rightly concerned when facing one of the best defenses in the league, one supbar game doesn't change that).

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#311 by hrudey // Jan 14, 2018 - 7:24pm

Well, why should it? They'll be playing the Steelers, because they had nothing to be concerned about the Jaguars' offense after last weekend, right? I only wish that New England would fall victim to that type of overconfidence.

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#219 by Alternator // Jan 14, 2018 - 4:23pm

Darth Brady and Emperor Belichick lurk in their fully armed and operational homefield advantage, daring Jar-Jar Bortles and Qui-Gon Fournette to make a trench run.

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#241 by Mountain Time … // Jan 14, 2018 - 4:44pm

"That defense is a hunk o' junk!"

"She might not look like much, but she's got it where it counts, kid. She'll do -27.5% DVOA against the pass"

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#265 by JoeyHarringtonsPiano // Jan 14, 2018 - 5:09pm

+1

Maybe Mark Brunell and Jimmy Smith can use their Force illusions to help out the Jaguar's offense.

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#220 by Anger...rising // Jan 14, 2018 - 4:24pm

Great clock management, there.

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#222 by JoeyHarringtonsPiano // Jan 14, 2018 - 4:25pm

Yea, that clock management was an Andy Reid fever dream. Took the Steelers' win probability from single digits to zero.

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#235 by Anger...rising // Jan 14, 2018 - 4:36pm

Once they got to the five so quickly, the only real obstacle should've been the onside kick. Quick throws to the end zone leave plenty of time on the other side for a completion or two to set up a field goal, but instead it's hold and hold and hold the ball leading to a 10-second runoff, then an inexplicable screen and failure to get out of bounds and, presto, like 45 seconds have disappeared in the space of two plays. Unreal.

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#226 by amin purshottam // Jan 14, 2018 - 4:27pm

Hey Steelers,
Maybe overlooking the Jags and looking forward to next weeks rematch against the Pats was not a good idea eh??
Way to prepare your team Mike Tomlin!
Oh and loosing to Blake Brothel! Wow

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#232 by Mountain Time … // Jan 14, 2018 - 4:33pm

I think Jacksonville has a better chance of beating NE than Pittsburgh ever did. Honestly I can't really see either of them pulling it off, but Jax is more of a wild card. They match up strength/strength and weakness/weakness; if Jax's weakness plays like they did today, we'll have a close game on our hands. If Jalen Ramsey has a Richard Sherman-esque coming out party, we'll have a Jax vs. [Minn/NO] Bowl!

Jacksonville's deficiencies are more difficult to exploit. You can force B.Roeth into making mistakes, but you can't force Bortles into doing anything. You also don't *need* to, he'll make mistakes all on his own. But maybe not!

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#233 by Steve in WI // Jan 14, 2018 - 4:34pm

I know recovering the onside kick and returning it for a TD has to be like a 0.001% probability, but maybe try it because it’s your only shot? The squib kick makes no sense...the Jaguars player was so far away from anyone that even if he fumbled it he’d have had all the time in the world to recover.

Talk about terrible coaching by Tomlin in the last few minutes.

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#254 by Eddo // Jan 14, 2018 - 4:52pm

It's actually a flat zero percent. Like a muffed punt, a recovered onside kick cannot be advanced by the kicking team.

Pittsburgh's only real hope was Jacksonville receiving the kick, having full possession, then fumbling.

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#263 by Eddo // Jan 14, 2018 - 5:06pm

True. That's actually what I suggested they do at the time, but for some reason I neglected to write that here. Oops.

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#234 by RobotBoy // Jan 14, 2018 - 4:35pm

More interesting than another Steeler's matchup for Pats. More of a test for Hoodie to play an unfamiliar opponent that has scored 45 and 10 points in the playoffs.
McCourty was on the injury report for yesterday's game and he got hurt again yesterday. I thought he looked hobbled. Would be a big blow to Pats secondary if he was out.

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#237 by Cheesehead_Canuck // Jan 14, 2018 - 4:41pm

My opinion is the winner of this game is the team best suited to beat the Patriots. I’m so sick of the Pats that this Packers fan would cheer for the Vikings if it came down to it!

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#242 by Cheesehead_Canuck // Jan 14, 2018 - 4:45pm

I know, i know...
I’ve been around too many Pats fans for too long to be able to ever cheer for them.

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#238 by Cythammer // Jan 14, 2018 - 4:41pm

I'm just soooo glad that the Jags have saved us from having to hear James Harrison's name mentioned a million times (even if he didn't play a snap) next week.

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#248 by RickD // Jan 14, 2018 - 4:48pm

Harrison has been getting a decent number of snaps. He really has filled a huge need in the Pats' defense. So you won't hear his name a million times, but you will hear it.

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#267 by Cythammer // Jan 14, 2018 - 5:10pm

Oh, I just meant the narrative of Harrison playing against his former team of 17 years after their ugly breakup would super annoying. Against any team other than the Steelers he'll just be another guy in terms of storylines.

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#291 by Alternator // Jan 14, 2018 - 6:09pm

Storylines?

Did you know the Vikings could be the first team to play a Super Bowl in their own stadium?

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#239 by justanothersteve // Jan 14, 2018 - 4:42pm

And now we get to watch Troy Aikman and Jack Buck suck out all the excitement in the game I've been looking forward to all week.

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#245 by RickD // Jan 14, 2018 - 4:46pm

CBS guys are really ripping Tomlin for the onside kick. But really, I question how they let the Jaguars score 45 points!!

Blake Bortles is now Dan Fouts??

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#366 by t.d. // Jan 14, 2018 - 9:05pm

this was the jags third 40+ point game (also against baltimore, so, against dvoa's top 2 afc defenses apart from their own). pats scored 40 once this year

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#252 by stoste // Jan 14, 2018 - 4:50pm

I think Steelers with Antonio Brown would have beaten the Pats, even in Foxboro but I'm glad that matchup isn't happening so we have a chance to have a different team representing the AFC in the Superbowl. It's hard to take what we saw today and apply that to the next matchup because NE and Pitt are so different.

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#255 by Mountain Time … // Jan 14, 2018 - 4:52pm

The Vikings in the super bowl at home has got to be our best shot against the Pats, I'd think. Sorry Brees

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#272 by RickD // Jan 14, 2018 - 5:13pm

I don't disagree. Since the Wentz injury, the Vikings have been the best coached and most complete team in the NFC.

The Pats beat the Saints back in September. Both teams are better now, but I would still give the Pats the advantage there.

The Vikings are more physical and match up well with New England. And they'd be playing at home. Though given how the NFL distributes Super Bowl tickets, that would be far less of a home field advantage than they have today.

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#277 by Aaron Brooks G… // Jan 14, 2018 - 5:22pm

I'm curious how SB week would go for that game if MIN is in it.

Spectacularly unfriendly to out-of-towners I'd expect. Lots of fire alarm pulls.

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#290 by Mountain Time … // Jan 14, 2018 - 6:05pm

You mean the refs would be pulling the fire alarms to keep the Vikings from resting? Those black and white bastards. Nothing is too low for them

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#292 by Alternator // Jan 14, 2018 - 6:11pm

You're not nearly far enough down the rabbit hole.

The fire alarms will pull themselves.

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#295 by Mountain Time … // Jan 14, 2018 - 6:23pm

I didn't know they even had rabbits that far north, but I wouldn't put it past the refs to use whatever rodents they can to further their evil plans

;)

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#256 by amin purshottam // Jan 14, 2018 - 4:53pm

Even though the Jags are good, I cannot see B.B. losing to the Brothel. However, the Vikings and Saints have me worried. Not so much the eagles without Wentz.

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#264 by milo // Jan 14, 2018 - 5:06pm

Vikings get 4 times as much yardage on PI in one drive than the Saints have gotten all season.

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#271 by amin purshottam // Jan 14, 2018 - 5:13pm

Vikings looking strong early up 10. I think they will have quite the conundrum on their hands as to which QBthey will sign for next year.

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