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2017 NFL Season: Then there were Two

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8 hours ago, PittsburghSucks said:

 

That's weak. I guess the fact that it's New Years Eve and they don't have a winner take all game is their reasoning for canceling the season finale of SNF?

 

You do realize it's New Year's Eve next week, right? NBC probably didn't want a game to interfere with their New Year's Eve event

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7 hours ago, Tracy Jordan said:

 

Mike Pereria makes a great point, let the officials on the field make the final determination. Taking the decision out of their hands and giving it to some anonymous suit in a NY office was a stupid move and it has only made things worse. First thing's first, they need to change the stupid catch rule. Stop punishing receivers for trying to make a play in-bounds.

 

I would be afraid that pride would cause certain officials to stick with their calls even if NY says it should be clearly overturned.

 

Also:

 

Since tearing his ACL, Carson Wentz has 1 TD and 0 INTs, while Dak Prescot has 0 TD and 4 INT.

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9 hours ago, Seadragon76 said:

 

In place of a Sunday Night game, they're flexing five games into the 4:25 PM time slot. 3 for CBS (Jacksonville-Tennessee, Buffalo-Miami and Cincinnati-Baltimore) and 2 for Fox (Carolina-Atlanta and New Orleans-Tampa Bay).

 

This was done to insure that all the games with some sort of playoff implication would played at the same time.

The 4:25 slot on RedZone is going to be en fuego

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FIRE LINEHAN. My cat can call better plays than this so called 'offensive coordinator'.

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1 hour ago, Seadragon76 said:

You do realize it's New Year's Eve next week, right? NBC probably didn't want a game to interfere with their New Year's Eve event

NFL game > Whatever random celebrity NBC pays to show up for New Year's.

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11 minutes ago, JWhiz96 said:

NFL game > Whatever random celebrity NBC pays to show up for New Year's.

Before the non-flex came up, NBC wasn't going to air a New Year's Countdown show.

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2 hours ago, Seadragon76 said:

 

You do realize it's New Year's Eve next week, right? NBC probably didn't want a game to interfere with their New Year's Eve event

 

So they just realized yesterday that next Sunday is New Years Eve? I don't think so. When I check my on screen TV guide it still says Sunday Night Football. They canceled because there's no winner takes all game. I would have thought they'd have flexed Panthers at Falcons. NBC pays for a full season of SNF. So they must be getting some sort of refund.

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NBC will receive a make good, but the NFL also, but the league should've seen how poorly the two CFP games have performed on NYE as another reason not to bother.

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3 hours ago, Seadragon76 said:

 

12 hours ago, PittsburghSucks said:

That's weak. I guess the fact that it's New Years Eve and they don't have a winner take all game is their reasoning for canceling the season finale of SNF?

 

You do realize it's New Year's Eve next week, right? NBC probably didn't want a game to interfere with their New Year's Eve event

 

Yes, he does realize, because he said it's New Year's Eve in his post that you're responding to! You even quoted it and everything!

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4 hours ago, Seadragon76 said:

 

You do realize it's New Year's Eve next week, right? NBC probably didn't want a game to interfere with their New Year's Eve event

Pretty sure they wouldn’t mind what is consistently the top-rated show of the week leading into any hypothetical New Year’s countdown show.

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56 minutes ago, dfwabel said:

NBC will receive a make good, but the NFL also, but the league should've seen how poorly the two CFP games have performed on NYE as another reason not to bother.

You don't get it do you? The NFL made the choice not to give NBC the last game, if there was one, NBC would have received one. The fact that it is NYE is completely irrelevant.

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Do the Panthers have a good shot to beat the Falcons next week?

 

If the Saints beat the Bucs and the Rams beat the 49ers, what happens to their playoff seedings?

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30 minutes ago, buzzcut said:

You don't get it do you? The NFL made the choice not to give NBC the last game, if there was one, NBC would have received one. The fact that it is NYE is completely irrelevant.

 

NYE has part to do with it.

 

The NFL didn’t want a meaningless game in the final spot due to ratings, and the ratings part of the equation is doubly so because of NYE. They’d get low ratings as it was, but if the game didn’t matter, no ones sticking around on NYE to watch a meaningless game.

 

And as several pointed out, there’s no overwhelming match-up. People have pointed Carolina-Atlanta as an option, but if the Seahawks lose to the Cardinals earlier, then Atlanta would already be in. It’s probable that Seattle could win, but nothing is guaranteed.

 

However, I think if this was any day other than NYE, Carolina-Atlanta would be in there. The NFL just didn’t want a double suck on the ratings.

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Wasn't there a time when the NFL would have a Thursday night game in October because of the World Series?

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5 minutes ago, neo_prankster said:

Do the Panthers have a good shot to beat the Falcons next week?

 

If the Saints beat the Bucs and the Rams beat the 49ers, what happens to their playoff seedings?

 

Use this: http://www.espn.com/nfl/playoffs/machine

 

If the Saints and Rams both win, nothing changes.

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15 hours ago, SabresRule7361 said:

Look on the bright side, Jaguars- at least you're not the Cowboys.

 

Congratulations on your first non-Patriots related post.

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19 hours ago, Still MIGHTY said:

 

They’re playing the Steelers. So... like 95%

Well, the Steelers like to play down to their opponents, and I think they're locked into their seeding, right? So... 90%.

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