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Re: Championship Sunday

Post by The Breeze » Sun Jan 24, 2016 6:35 pm

Man, brady had tunnel vision for gronk there. 2 other guys were openish.

Their o-line got absolutely mauled.
Happy for Manning and I'd be ok seeing him win it all...and they might with this defense~

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Re: Championship Sunday

Post by TSonn » Sun Jan 24, 2016 6:36 pm

Teddy played better than Brady did against Denver with an equally terrible offensive line.

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Re: Championship Sunday

Post by Jordysghost » Sun Jan 24, 2016 6:36 pm

Great game, maybe the last Peyton Vs Brady we will ever see.
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Re: Championship Sunday

Post by S197 » Sun Jan 24, 2016 6:39 pm

Wow what a battle! Denver's defense is just on a whole different level.

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Re: Championship Sunday

Post by Purple bruise » Sun Jan 24, 2016 6:41 pm

I have never seen an offensive line play as poorly as the Pat's. Encouraging to know that the Vikes can and will compete with any team out there. With a good draft, a few good trades, a new stadium the sky is the limit :thumbsup:
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Re: Championship Sunday

Post by Texas Vike » Sun Jan 24, 2016 6:45 pm

Purple bruise wrote:I have never seen an offensive line play as poorly as the Pat's. Encouraging to know that the Vikes can and will compete with any team out there. With a good draft, a few good trades, a new stadium the sky is the limit :thumbsup:

I had the same thought: we played AZ and DEN VERY tight on the road this year. They could end up playing for the SB (though I don't think AZ will win tonight).

We're getting close!

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Re: Championship Sunday

Post by TSonn » Sun Jan 24, 2016 6:53 pm

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I had the same thought: we played AZ and DEN VERY tight on the road this year. They could end up playing for the SB (though I don't think AZ will win tonight).

We're getting close!
And we were the last team to beat the Panthers in the regular season before Atlanta beat the in week 16!

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Re: Championship Sunday

Post by The Breeze » Sun Jan 24, 2016 7:00 pm

Interesting thing to note in the first game that in spite of how bad the Pats o-line got beat, the critical difference in the game was a missed PAT

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Re: Championship Sunday

Post by dead_poet » Sun Jan 24, 2016 7:28 pm

This was the 1st time in Tom Brady's career that he completed less than half of his passes and threw multiple INT in a game
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Re: Championship Sunday

Post by dead_poet » Sun Jan 24, 2016 7:29 pm

The Breeze wrote:Interesting thing to note in the first game that in spite of how bad the Pats o-line got beat, the critical difference in the game was a missed PAT
Pats voted for the PAT to be moved back...
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Re: Championship Sunday

Post by Demi » Sun Jan 24, 2016 7:30 pm

dead_poet wrote: Pats voted for the PAT to be moved back...
Shouldn't have kicked from the left hash though!
http://espn.go.com/blog/nflnation/post/ ... w-pat-rule
Place-kickers themselves face one relatively significant decision: Where to place the ball for extra points. As always, they'll have the choice between either hashmark or the middle of the field. A Pro Football Focus offseason study revealed that conversion rates on field goals from 30-35 yards over the past two seasons went this way:

Left: 91.6 percent

Center: 97.6 percent

Right: 93.8 percent
Interesting that after that there's a comment by Walsh!
Not all place-kickers prefer the middle, however, despite those percentages. The Vikings' Blair Walsh said it's easier for some to use the hash because it provides a fool-proof line for the long-snapper and holder to set up.

"If you're in the middle of the field, there's no line for the holder to put the ball down," Walsh said. "So that's the way we're looking at it."
Wonder what his personal rate is left/center/right

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Re: Championship Sunday

Post by dead_poet » Sun Jan 24, 2016 7:36 pm

Difference in Carolina game? Newton's O-line. No pressure. Easy throws.
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Re: Championship Sunday

Post by fiestavike » Sun Jan 24, 2016 7:48 pm

dead_poet wrote:Difference in Carolina game? Newton's O-line. No pressure. Easy throws.
I was just thinking that. Carolina is an example of what a mediocre QB with mediocre offensive weapons can do with a brick wall in front of him.

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Re: Championship Sunday

Post by dead_poet » Sun Jan 24, 2016 8:19 pm

Awful throw by Cam
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Championship Sunday

Post by dead_poet » Sun Jan 24, 2016 8:20 pm

This is a nuts end to the half
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Re: Championship Sunday

Post by S197 » Sun Jan 24, 2016 8:21 pm

Have to disagree, a lot of people may not like Newton the person but there's no way he's mediocre as a QB.

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Re: Championship Sunday

Post by The Breeze » Sun Jan 24, 2016 8:23 pm

I just don't like Palmer in a big game. Cardinals kinda self destructing~

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I think Newton is a pretty dynamic QB...would love to have him.

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Re: Championship Sunday

Post by dead_poet » Sun Jan 24, 2016 8:25 pm

S197 wrote:Have to disagree, a lot of people may not like Newton the person but there's no way he's mediocre as a QB.
Agree. He has absolutely improved as a QB. Doesn't hurt to have a perfect system designed for him, either.
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Re: Championship Sunday

Post by dead_poet » Sun Jan 24, 2016 8:27 pm

The Breeze wrote:I just don't like Palmer in a big game. Cardinals kinda self destructing~
Palmer's pick there was the definition of trying to "force it." It wasn't there. Nice pick by Coleman, the safety the Vikes didn't want.

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Re: Championship Sunday

Post by dead_poet » Sun Jan 24, 2016 8:29 pm

Really wish Mathieu was playing.
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Re: Championship Sunday

Post by PurpleMustReign » Sun Jan 24, 2016 8:29 pm

dead_poet wrote:
That's incredible.
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Re: Championship Sunday

Post by dead_poet » Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:45 pm

@eric_j_thompson We're potentially two weeks away from both Tarvaris Jackson and Joe Webb having rings.
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Re: Championship Sunday

Post by S197 » Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:48 pm

What's up with Brady not having a captains patch?

Edit Apparently it's optional

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Re: Championship Sunday

Post by dead_poet » Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:50 pm

Hey I’m NFC Championship Carson Palmer and I have cable.
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Re: Championship Sunday

Post by The Breeze » Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:52 pm

dead_poet wrote:
Every time I watch Carolina, Webb is in on a few ST tackles.
It's a shame they blew that game against ATL
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Re: Championship Sunday

Post by The Breeze » Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:54 pm

dead_poet wrote:Hey I’m NFC Championship Carson Palmer and I have cable.
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Re: Championship Sunday

Post by Texas Vike » Sun Jan 24, 2016 10:12 pm

fiestavike wrote: I was just thinking that. Carolina is an example of what a mediocre QB with mediocre offensive weapons can do with a brick wall in front of him.

Others have stated that Cam's not mediocre, and I agree with them.

But their line is very solid. I kept watching Ryan Kalil, Matt's brother, as he pulled and absolutely leveled guys down field opening up huge holes for Newton. That guy can play. I wish his brother played that nasty.

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Re: Championship Sunday

Post by dead_poet » Sun Jan 24, 2016 10:13 pm

In some alternate universe the Vikings surprised everyone and drafted Luke Kuechly instead of Matt Kalil.
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Re: Championship Sunday

Post by dead_poet » Sun Jan 24, 2016 10:14 pm

Texas Vike wrote:
Others have stated that Cam's not mediocre, and I agree with them.

But their line is very solid. I kept watching Ryan Kalil, Matt's brother, as he pulled and absolutely leveled guys down field opening up huge holes for Newton. That guy can play. I wish his brother played that nasty.
Ryan is a monster. With healthy knees.
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Re: Championship Sunday

Post by Purple bruise » Sun Jan 24, 2016 10:32 pm

fiestavike wrote: I was just thinking that. Carolina is an example of what a mediocre QB with mediocre offensive weapons can do with a brick wall in front of him.
Wow Cam is far from mediocre, in fact, his age, his size, his mobility, arm strength, make him, in my mind and many others, the best QB in the entire league.
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