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I don't buy into that ESPN peddled garbage. It's merely a coincidence IMO. Know one would be saying it if the cameraman didn't focus on her every two minutes. It's all hype.
I think the reason the Miami players went crazy was because they HADN'T been there before all year, heh! And they probably were starting to think that they never would be. I think it's all easily forgiven either way, considering their circumstances. Their owner was even considering selling the team out of embarrassment!
Actually Jessica Simpson was at two other games that the Cowboys won anyways, they really did make too big a case out of that. -_- Give more credit to the Eagles' defense, geez. By the way, I think the Eagles are definitely the best team out of all the teams that WON'T be going to the playoffs. Too bad for them...
Last edited by Gold Knight; December 21, 2007 at 07:32 PM.
The Cowboys fans are nuts to complain about Jessica Simpson. If her sister was singing at halftime or something, then I'd understand, but good lord is she fun to look at. The Eagles always play well against the Cowboys too.
Anyway, I think Pittsuburgh just lost Fast Willie Parker for the playoffs, which they seem to be a lock for. Najeh Davenport is a pretty good backup, but that's going to be tough for them.
Also, good for the Tuna, going to Miami for a couple of years. He's in a good situation since they couldn't possibly get any worse. They'll probably be a decent team a few years down the road, once he's helped them rebuild and then moved on.
Last edited by MadDog; December 21, 2007 at 09:30 PM. Reason: Forgot about the Tuna
I wouldn't call it a lock for the Steelers just yet, although they do have a better chance than the Titans at this point (since the Titans have to play the Colts in their last game). Still, nothing's guaranteed until the Steelers beat the Ravens.
Not sure about Miami being a better place than Atlanta for Bill Parcells. At least he had a better nucleus of young players in Atlanta than he'll have in Miami. But either way it'll be a challenge, and I suppose he does know the divison, having been a Patriots and Jets coach
I probably did jump the gun a bit with the Steelers being a lock. My gut tells me they'll get in there though. They can actually clinch the AFC North this week if either the Bengals beat the Browns, or the Jets beat the Titans, but I seriously doubt either will happen.
The Titans should beat the Jets this week and will make things interesting vs. the Colts in week 17. They came close to beating them in week 2, plus the Colts may decide to limit the playing time for some of their starters to give them some extra rest.
Yeah, Parcells would have had more talent to work with in Atlanta, no question. I'm guessing he probably didn't want to deal with the lingering effects of the Vick scandal. He may have also decided that, from a non-football standpoint, Miami was the place to be if he's going to go back to work for a few more years. Don't remember if he got more money, which is another motivating factor.
Last edited by MadDog; December 22, 2007 at 11:14 PM.
Well, the Browns surprisingly lost, and the Steelers did clinch their division as a result.
Titans control their destiny now, be interesting to see what happens...
They're saying that Marvin Harrison has been practicing, and could be available for limited play on Sunday. Dungy also said that if Harrison does play, he might keep Manning in the game longer so they can work on their timing. Looks like Albert Haynesworth is gong to play too, which will definetly help the Titans.
The Browns basically need the Titans to lose in order to get into the playoffs. It doesn't even matter if they win their own game against the 49ers. There's also a scenario where the Browns can get in if there is a TIE, but it's kind of rediculous (there's been 16 tie's in nearly 8,000 games...not that anyone cares). I know I've never seen or heard of a Tie game. Anyone else?
The team that gets me nervous going into the playoffs is Jacksonville. They've won 6 out of their last 7, with their only loss coming in a close game against Indy. (they've actually lost to Indy twice this year) Fred Taylor has been tearing it up, and they'll go up against either the Stealers or Chargers in the first round - both of which they've already beaten this year. That doesn't mean they'll definetly win, but shows they can match up well. It's crazy to think they didn't have on pro-bowl player this year.
Last edited by MadDog; December 27, 2007 at 10:27 PM. Reason: Indy
Having no Pro-Bowlers just means that their more team-oriented; everyone does their part. It doesn't help that their a small-market team either.
You're right, regardless of what the Browns do against the 49ers, the Titans win and they're in. If they lose, the Browns are in.
I think a game resulting in a tie hasn't happened since the 2002 season or something. It was a game involving the Raiders...I think...I'm going on pure memory here.
I vaguely remember watching that game, I think it was a Steelers game.
Anyway, yes the Colts do seem like they're going to play all out for three quarters at least, so it depends on if the Titans can keep up with them until then. If they can, then they have the fourth quarter to themselves.
I'm not too worried about Jacksonville. They weren't able to beat Indianapolis and they lost to Tennessee as well. They only beat the Titans in the second game because the Titans happened to be missing Al Haynesworth in that game and we had absolutely no rush defense.
Aha, it was a Steelers-Falcons game.
Last edited by Gold Knight; December 29, 2007 at 05:09 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
Thanks for looking up the Tie game - it still seems crazy to me that it happens.
I think it's kind of cool that a lot of the "storied" franchises in the NFL are in the playoffs. Cowboys, Packers, Steelers, Redskins, Giants, Patriots, Colts. Definetly makes things more interesting.
The best game in the first round, I think, will be Titans vs. San Diego. There's some bad blood after their last game, so it's going to be a slugfest.
And even though I was praising the Jaguars before, I don't think they can overcome Pittsurgh's D. This is the first time Jacksonville has been in the playoffs this decade, which is maybe not such a big deal, but I think playoff experience counts for something. Still not sure which team I'd rather have the Pats face. Even though the Pats didn't have much trouble against the Steelers this year, they've been having trouble with great defensive teams lately. Not sure if Polamalu played in that game either...I don't think he did.
Also, wasn't really surprised that the Ravens fired Billick. He's a good coach, but he never really got the offense going there. Plus, the team was struggling before they almost beat the Pats, but it seems like they completely fell apart after that. He'll end up somewhere. Maybe Miami will give him a shot.
Yeah good luck to whoever's team gets Billick. I like Billick...nice guy, but his offense is bland. The only year the offense was viable was in 2003, but Jamal Lewis had to rush for over 2,000 yards and rush for over 500 yards (2 games) against Cleveland (his current team). Even then we had no real passing game. Now you could say that since Lewis was such a horse that season, we didn't have to have a passing game, but we still didn't win in the playoffs. With a stud like Lewis we STILL couldn't amass any sort of deep passing game, except in one bizaree game against Seattle when we came back to win 43-40 or something to that effect. If that isn't an indictment on someone's offensive ability, I don't know what is. Even with the worst receivers, and good offensive coach can take advantage of a INSANE running game and run play action rollouts and get something going. Nope.
Ever since then we've never had any success on offense. Last season we didn't make many mistakes on offense, and we road our defense and Matt Stover's foot into the playoffs, much like in 2000 when we won the Super Bowl.
This season we added a more versatile running back in McGahee, but we didn't use him correctly IMHO. We got rid of Jamal Lewis, but we still ran plays as if McGahee was him...and that just isn't the case. Even with a horrible offense McGahee still finished 8th in rushing yards...by some miracle. We lost our biggest receiving threat, Todd Heap to injury. Three positions on our line were filled by rookies(Grubbs, Yanda) or 2nd year starters (Brown). We had even more injuries on defense, yet they still held up as being one of the league's best defenses even with losing Trevor Pryce, Both of our Cornerbacks, Samari Rolle and Chris McCalister, Ray Lewis for two games, Ed Reed for three games. Our defense still held up...yet our offense sucked. Billick was an offensive coordinator with the Vikings...a prolific scoring offense. He was a Bill Walsh, West Coast offense guy. We saw none of that while he was here.
So...good luck to the Eagles if they hire him as a consultant...whatever.
So, the Patriot's won. Go figure :/
And YAY, the Giants v GB game just went into overtime, and GB just won the coin toss. I'm not really rooting for either team here, since most of my teams are AFC, but I doubt either of them can beat the Pats. Which is why I wont bother staying up and watching the Super Bowl this year
GIANTS FUCKING WIN
FUCK YES ELI
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