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2014 NFL Season

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Dheiner, Mar 7, 2014.

  1. schan1269

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    A division winner could have a 3-13 record. Cause you have 6 division games. The entire division could lose all 40 outside and split in division.
     
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  2. Scott Merryfield

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    Division winners always get a home game under the new playoff format, so if an NFC South team wins the division with an abysmal record, they will be hosting the higher ranked wild card team. So, in short, you may very well see this in a few weeks.

    A few years ago Seattle hosted a playoff game with a 7-9 record.

    While on the surface this seems unfair, I can understand the NFL wanting to reward the division winners, especially when you consider the schedule is setup where more than a 3rd of a team's games are played within its own division. Unfortunately, on rare occasions all four teams in a single division are bad and this can happen.
     
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    Geez, Ravens and Steelers drop home games today. How does this make any sense? :D
     
  4. Malcolm R

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    For the Steelers, it makes perfect sense. Don't know what the Ravens have for an excuse.
     
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    The Ravens played last year in a cloud of money and success, which they apparently couldn't see through. This year the fog has begun to clear, but not quite yet. Secondary, despite changes, is lost and lacking in talent - a big factor yesterday. The penalties had to be maddening to Harbaugh. I'm thinking 9-7 and possibly missing the playoffs for the second year in a row. If they do get in, it's on the road.
     
  6. Scott Merryfield

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    Yes, the Steelers result did not shock me. Pittsburgh's defense is not what it used to be. The only surprise was that New Orleans actually played a decent game for once. The Ravens losing did surprise me, though, because the Chargers usually stink when they play on the East Coast.

    The Packers - Patriots game was quite entertaining -- two very good teams who both played a good game. Could we be seeing this same matchup in February?
     
  7. Aaron Silverman

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    I'm just glad that Edelman's limp doesn't appear to have been a sign of serious injury!
     
  8. Scott Merryfield

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    It is rather amazing how Edelman was able to take over for Welker with very little fall off. The Pats seem to be able to get the most out of players that you wouldn't expect a lot from. Whether you love him or hate him, you have to respect what Belichick does in New England.
     
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  9. Scott Merryfield

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    Lots of talk around here today about Jim Harbaugh with Michigan firing Brady Hoke. I still think the chances of him coming to Ann Arbor are very remote. Another NFL name I've heard that is intriguing, though, is Greg Schiano. He didn't do well in his shot at the NFL, but he did a solid job at Rutgers.
     
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    The incredible thing is that Edelman never played WR prior to the NFL. He was a QB in high school and college (albeit one who was also his team's leading rusher).
     
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    Wow. The Niners actually lost to the Raiders! I guess Harbaugh is looking for a quick exit in San Francisco.
     
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    The NFL doesn't make any sense this season.
     
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    I guess we now know what to expect if the Eagles make the playoffs.


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    7-9 could win the NFC South
     
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    Such as the Saints getting embarrassed at the Superdome by the lowly Panthers.

    Saints should request next season to play all their games on the road.
     
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    Maybe even 6-10!
     
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    Looking more like 7-9 will be needed to win the NFC South, unless some weird stuff goes down in the last 3 games (I'm not optimistic of the Falcons' chances tonight against Green Bay).
     
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    Patrick,

    I too am not at all optimistic regarding Atlanta's chances against Green Bay. But, the way this season has gone thus far, now watch the Falcons defeat the Packers tonight. ;)
     
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    Bring back Vick!
     
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    By the first half, you can forget about the Falcons upsetting the Packers. Green Bay is taking care of business tonight and Atlanta looks incapable of keeping up.
     

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