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    Random Thoughts From Week 5

    I didn't like the Wild Cat. I'm guessing they don't trust Vick to run the Zone read?

    But going... Go to last post

    iwatt 10-13-2015 12:41 PM
    Brian Williams

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    Exactly. When you're a couple inches from the goal line, even with one play, that's your best... Go to last post

    Brian Williams 10-13-2015 12:05 PM

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    Never say this. It can always get worse. We fans of Historically Bad Teams know this, right???:eek: Go to last post

    Nancy 10-13-2015 12:01 PM

    Random Thoughts From Week 5

    re: The Steelers last night.

    I agree with what they did. I like the Tomlin decision to go for... Go to last post

    Amy 10-13-2015 10:52 AM
    Patrick Sullivan

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    You know, because the Lions offense certainly cannot perform any worse. That game Sunday... Go to last post

    Patrick Sullivan 10-13-2015 09:10 AM
    Brian Williams

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    Fantasy wise, the value of all Lions couldn't be lower. Stafford may be released, or at the very... Go to last post

    Brian Williams 10-13-2015 09:03 AM

    Wagers & Lagers 2015: Week Five

    Both Seattle and Atlanta looked totally beatable Sunday. This gives me hope. Go to last post

    Nancy 10-13-2015 07:31 AM

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    I get what you are saying. Just that the Chiefs got the "look at their schedule" argument in their... Go to last post

    iwatt 10-13-2015 06:09 AM

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    So Weeden is the new Captain checkdown? Go to last post

    iwatt 10-13-2015 06:05 AM
  • Contributors

    Cris Collinsworth

    Former Pro Bowl wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals and Emmy-winning analyst from Sunday Night Football and Inside the NFL.
    Dave Lapham
    Has called game for the Bengals radio network for 25 years. Analyst for Big 12 games on Fox Sports Net. Played 10 years in the NFL for the Cincinnati Bengals.
    Turk Schonert
    NFL quarterback for 10 years with the Bengals and Falcons. Has served as quarterback coach for the Buccaneers, Bills, Panthers, Giants and Saints and Offensive Coordinator for the Bills.
    Phil McConkey
    Played 6 years in the NFL as a WR, punt returner and kick returner for the Giants, Packers, Cardinals and Chargers. Played college football at the Naval Academy and served in the U.S. Navy before joining the NFL. Best remembered for his oustanding game in Super Bowl XXI.
    Josina Anderson
    Josina "JoJo" Anderson is contributing reporter on Showtime's Inside the NFL and is a weekend co-anchor/reporter/producer for FOX 31 Sports in Denver, Colorado. Josina produces the nightly sportscasts and covers the Denver Broncos, Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche, and the Colorado Rockies.
    Jerry Jones
    NFL Draft Expert, has published the acclaimed Drugstore List since 1978.
    Russell S Baxter
    Researcher, writer and editor covering the NFL for over 30 years.
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    Statistician and researcher for NBC's Sunday Night Football.
  • Top 10...Bottom 5: Week Eleven

    It was a bit of a strange week in the NFL this weekend. The top teams struggled, yet still won for the most part. Matt Ryan threw 5 interceptions, but still won. Houston made Chad Henne look like Tom Brady, but still won. Tampa Bay had to go to overtime to beat Carolina, and New England, well, they still dominated Indy. Also: weak in Philly, bleak in KC, a streak in Cincy, and a freak in San Francisco. Here we go:


    1. Houston-Did they get mixed up and use Buffalo's playbook on defense by mistake?
    2. Denver-Peyton Manning might win MVP, Comeback player of the year, and offensive player of the year. Be amazed!
    3. San Francisco-Let the QB controversy begin!
    4. Green Bay-Imagine if they had a legitimate running threat.
    5. Atlanta-Lucky for them, Arizona is just a God-awful team offensively. I don't care what the scoreboard says. They lost Sunday.
    6. New England-Welcome to the NFL Andrew Luck. Signed, Mr. Brady.
    7. Baltimore-I'm not sure if fans should be excited that they have a 2 game lead, or saddened that they could only beat a Roethlisberger-less Steelers team 13-10.
    8. Tampa Bay-They're on fire, but they're not really beating anybody good, so it could be a mirage.
    9. Chicago-Bears fans are probably having nightmarish flashbacks to 2011 right about now.
    10. New York Giants-I'm not sure anybody deserves the spot, so the defending champs get a gimme for now.


    New Orleans-Don't look now, but here come the Saints.
    Cincinnati-Every week I think I've seen AJ Green do everything, yet every week, he drops my jaw to the floor.


    28. Arizona-I refuse to believe that the Cardinals were ever 4-0. I'm fairly sure that was some sore of mass hallucination.
    29. Oakland Raiders-Giving up an average of 45 points the past 3 weeks, but at least they are trying.....see below:
    30. Philadelphia Eagles-Andy Reid says he won't resign, making him the only person in Philly who hasn't quit.
    31. Jacksonville-The mustache formerly known as Chad Henne almost got them a huge win, but then they remembered they're the Jaguars.
    32. Kansas City-I don't want to say things are bad, but Houston Astros fans are now saying "See! It could be worse!"

    MVPs of the Week

    Tom Brady-Ho hum, 331 yards and 3 TDs, or as our next MVP likes to call it: A warm up.
    Matt Schaub-527 yards and 5 TDs? Really? Those are just stupid numbers.
    Robert Griffin III-Imagine if he had thrown more than 15 passes.
    Aldon Smith-Was on Jason Campbell so much, Campbell's father is insisting on marriage now.

    Goats of the Week

    Sheldon Brown-One of the more crushing PI calls you'll see.
    Miami Offense-Can somebody explain why they were so willing to part with Brandon Marshall? They need a gamebreaker badly.
    Matt Ryan-Yeah, they won, but his Romo-esque performance deserves to be on this list.

    Comments 6 Comments
    1. iwatt's Avatar
      You seem to have forgotten to include the whole Bears team on the GOAT list.

      God that was bad. I've been saying we've been doing it against bad teams, but I didn't expect that. We used the "dare Kapernick to beat us" in the same way the Steelers used the "dare Tebow to beat us" in the playoffs, with the same predictable results.

      Damn, I'ms till depressed about this one.
    1. vancemeek's Avatar
      Yeah, they definitely deserved it, but it always feels like a cheap way to fill a Goat spot, so I didn't go that way.
    1. iwatt's Avatar
      Once a year we are reminded that though there are rumblings about benching Cutler (too many Ints, bad attitude) by the press, we have a good butt kicking to remind the haters why he is the starter. I'm not saying that we would have won, but at least there would have been some actual forward passing. We had the 2010 Giants game in which he was concussed. The 2011 thumb-gate. Cutler is too dumb to realize that been a Bears QB is deleterious to your health and career. That's why he's the best we're going to get.

      Is it too early to call Gabe Carimi a bust?
    1. vancemeek's Avatar
      The Bears should draft offensive linemen with every pick next year.
    1. xmenehune's Avatar
      'STACHE Henne style, spoilers?

      will OAK be worse @CIN this week?

      Are recent Wisky lineman doing well these days or are they a ????

      HOU D, specifically safety and CB play were abysmal, DET could air it out, even w/o Young on gobble, gobble day
    1. wxwax's Avatar
      xmenehune, that kind of writing, if you didn't have 88 posts, I'd have said you were a spammer posting nonsense writing. Took me a bit to figure out what you were saying!
  • Recent Forum Posts


    Amy On Tue, 13 Oct 2015 11:08:08 -0500

    Week 5 Update:

    John Hussey: 101 (90 accepted, 7 declined, 4 offsetting)
    John Parry: 97 (84 accepted, 11 declined, 2 offsetting)
    Jeff Triplette: 94 (79 accepted, 15... Go to last post

    Baseball 2015

    tubbs1518 On Tue, 13 Oct 2015 00:29:21 -0500

    Absolutely. That was a completely crap slide to and if I was an ump he would have been ejected for it. Go to last post

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    Matt Kocsan On Mon, 12 Oct 2015 22:55:27 -0500

    ...anyone jumping into chat for the fourth quarter? Go to last post

    Baseball 2015

    hobbes27 On Mon, 12 Oct 2015 19:12:22 -0500

    BTW, I assume you were calling this a bush league slide back in 2012 when Matt Holiday did this.

    http://m.mlb.com/video/topic/39049312/v25415817/must-c-collision-holliday-slides-into-scutaro Go to last post

    Baseball 2015

    hobbes27 On Mon, 12 Oct 2015 16:17:04 -0500

    The point is that there are a lot of BS slides that baserunners get away for the purpose of trying to break up a double play. The purpose of Utley's slide was timed to break up a double play. ... Go to last post

    Baseball 2015

    hobbes27 On Mon, 12 Oct 2015 16:09:08 -0500

    Really? Because it sure seems like that is settled in game with warnings and such. If a pitcher accidentally throws at a batter, especially if that batter is a top player, I can pretty much... Go to last post

    Baseball 2015

    tubbs1518 On Mon, 12 Oct 2015 14:57:46 -0500

    This is also my thoughts. Had he started his slide like a normal runner does and takes Tejada out, no issue at all from me. He was pretty much past the bad when he started and it was clear he wasn't... Go to last post

    Baseball 2015

    tubbs1518 On Mon, 12 Oct 2015 14:54:45 -0500

    This is also part of my thought. If Utley plays tonight I can all but guarantee you a brawl will ensue because: 1. He will get drilled. Absolutely no doubt and I'm not 100% sure it will be just the... Go to last post

    Baseball 2015

    Matt Kocsan On Mon, 12 Oct 2015 14:43:06 -0500

    Oh, and if pitchers purposefully throw at batters, ejections and suspensions typically follow. Go to last post

    Baseball 2015

    Matt Kocsan On Mon, 12 Oct 2015 14:30:16 -0500

    The issue is not takeout slides for me; the issue is where Utley began his slide. These images don't really address that. Though I have no doubt that similar things have happened before and they... Go to last post