2018-19 NFL Playoff Pick 'em Mutt Memorial Thread

Jun 10, 2013
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Saints' fans are suffering from major schizophrenia right now - one half grinning over the bitchslapping that the Rams received, but the other half gritting their teeth as they wonder whether their team could've done enough to win tonight.
 
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I normally hate the Pats too, but I have to give them their props for a season in which they suffered 5 losses and overcame obstacles like their QB's age, Gronk's decline, the losses of Gordon and Patricia, and a young/no-name roster. I also absolutely DESPISE the NFL's attempts to create a "new NFL" with nothing but high-powered offense, and would love to see an old-school running/grinding team spoil it. :lol: A 17-9 win for the Pats in the SB would be the ultimate "Fkk you" to that narrative.
Ask and ye shall receive! Sittin Sonny, congratulations on winning the first annual Mutt Memorial Thread (and FUCK ROGER GOODELL!...)
 
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a LOT of guys laid out in the backfield and brilliant trench fighting...........
That's the game I know and love. Watching Develin was great. That game took me back 15 years when kicking ass in the trenches was what it was all about.

The Pat's where very impressive. I though both coaching staffs came up with great schemes defensively to shut down what both teams like to do.

Really the difference was goff's inability to make throws. Hes fairly accurate, especially on crossers but his arm talent is lacking. Pretty sure most of the starting QBs in the league get that ball to the back of the end zone with ease for example.
 
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No, I did NOT watch the game, but got stuck learning the result when I took a call from my brother in Colorado spilling the beans.

First of all, it's going to be a real challenge making a case against Brady as the GOAT QB now. At the NFL's centennial, he will be the ONLY player to win six championships over the league's entire history, and has won it all over a 17 year span with winning seasons ONLY. (Only Unitas in 1958, 1959 and SB V for 1970 also broke the ten year mark between his first and last Titles as a QB.) 21 of 35 for 262 yards and one INT was competent enough a performance, getting the ball to MVP Edelman.

Longevity, titles won, consistency, and next year he will have played twice as many seasons as Otto Graham. 17 years ago, he was the youngest QB to yet win the SB at that time. Now, he's blown the doors completely off anything a 41 year old QB playing through a complete 19 game season was once believed capable of.

Belichick and New England obviously produced the lowest scoring SB in history, holding a high powered offense to a SB low 3 points (tying the losing Dolphins in SB VI). Obviously their best defensive performance since at least their 24-3 shellacking of Peyton and the Colts in the 2004 divisional playoffs, considering who the Pats were shutting down.

Amazed and much relieved that apparently this was on the level. Between the lines of their 11-5 regular season, they did control and defeat all their playoff and playoff bound opposition this year. I think this was a far better team than 11-5 might suggest, and made those opponents play from behind. Different kind of title season without being dependent on Tom's last minute heroics.

This could suggest the direction of their future, back to defense, a running game, and no need for a deep threat receiver.

Now the first region to generate a WS and SB Title twice at the same time.
 
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Belichick and New England obviously produced the lowest scoring SB in history, holding a high powered offense to a SB low 3 points (tying the losing Dolphins in SB VI).
Ouch, I forgot about that one... I take back what I said about the Rams having THE most pathetic SB performance ever. :lol:
 
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Well, that game went just abut like I thought, but I did figure N.E. would have scored more points against the hapless Rams.

The biggest disappointment, beside the fact the Saints should have been there, was that last field goal the Rams attempted and missed. If they would have hit that and then attempted an on-side kick with the game ending shortly thereafter, I would have won $250 on a football pool. I had squares on 2 different pools with my numbers being in this order, AFC--NFC 7-7, 6-3, 3-6, 5-4 .


Just one more reason to hate the Rams now, and I can't wait for the next time the Saints line up against them in a game. It's going to get ugly.
 
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