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2017 NFL Season: Then there were Two

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6 hours ago, TrueYankee26 said:

Both teams (Saints & Packers) won a Super Bowl even... Ouch.

 

And within a five year time period too.

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It's hilarious how a guy like Murlarkey is probably still going to get canned unless the Titans pull off some miracle and beat the Chiefs,  Yet Cleveland is apparently A-Okay with the coach that is currently 1-31 with the team. 

 

it's even more hilarious when you realize no one really expected Hue Jackson to be fired.  

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13 hours ago, BringBackTheVet said:

I'm hearing that the Eagles don't want to win the SB without Wentz, so out of respect to him, they might throw their first playoff game so that he can lead them to the title next year.  Hopefully this isn't the case but I'm pretty sure they've decided to take themselves out of the running.

Y'all really love some Teddy Pendergrass and that TSOP era.

 

 

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For the first time in my life I get to see Buffalo play in January.

 

 

 

 

Possibly February.;)

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Wait - so the Bills last playoff game was the Music City Miracle?  Seriously?  I had no idea that they hadn't been in the playoffs since then.

 

On one hand, I'm glad that those ridiculous royal-piped navy uniforms never saw the big stage, but on the other hand, godsdam that sucks for their fans.  It seems like every year there's one or two surprise teams that make the playoffs by accident with a 8-8 or 9-7 record, only to never be heard from again.  The Bills couldn't even be one of those teams?  I guess starting every season basically with an 0-2 record like the other AFCE teams doesn't help, but still - wow.

 

really hope they beat Jacksonville - those helmets don't deserve to be on national TV - but we already know the SB is going to be NE vs PHL (unless PHL withdraws), so I at least hope they make it a close game in round 2 - maybe even lose in OT.

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Dunno if it has been mentioned, but the lions have fired their head coach. Maybe I’m too much of a fan to understand why so could someone try and explain this to me? 

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7 minutes ago, Balu the Bare said:

Dunno if it has been mentioned, but the lions have fired their head coach. Maybe I’m too much of a fan to understand why so could someone try and explain this to me? 

They're the Lions that should be the only explanation. 

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12 minutes ago, Balu the Bare said:

Dunno if it has been mentioned, but the lions have fired their head coach. Maybe I’m too much of a fan to understand why so could someone try and explain this to me? 

Miss Martha Firestone Ford doesn't play around unlike her late husband.

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Looks like Jim Schwartz is going to be a HC again next year - maybe the Lions want to bring him back?  I have a feeling he'll take the Giants job though.

 

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1 hour ago, BringBackTheVet said:

We already know the SB is going to be NE vs PHL (unless PHL withdraws).

 

From what I've seen the past few weeks, they're in the process of doing just that.

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3 hours ago, BringBackTheVet said:

Wait - so the Bills last playoff game was the Music City Miracle?  Seriously?  I had no idea that they hadn't been in the playoffs since then.

 

On one hand, I'm glad that those ridiculous royal-piped navy uniforms never saw the big stage, but on the other hand, godsdam that sucks for their fans.  It seems like every year there's one or two surprise teams that make the playoffs by accident with a 8-8 or 9-7 record, only to never be heard from again.  The Bills couldn't even be one of those teams?  I guess starting every season basically with an 0-2 record like the other AFCE teams doesn't help, but still - wow.

 

really hope they beat Jacksonville - those helmets don't deserve to be on national TV - but we already know the SB is going to be NE vs PHL (unless PHL withdraws), so I at least hope they make it a close game in round 2 - maybe even lose in OT.

 

The last time the Bills were in the playoffs, I was 11 years old (about to turn 12) and was in the 6th grade. I'll be 30 in less than two weeks. It's crazy to me when I think about it like that. 

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13 hours ago, Bucfan56 said:

Wow, what a different playoff grouping this is!

 

 

Pats are gonna totally :censored: the Falcons in the *** in the Super Bowl, and anyone who doubts this is stupid because the NFL is garbage. 

 

Falcons make it in as a 6th seed? I guess I'll take it.

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So it looks like Chucky is headed back to the Raiders. 

 

Im a bit bummed by that. Jack Del Rio is a good coach still and I think deserved another year at least. I also really wanted the Bucs to can worthless Koetter and bring in Gruden. 

 

 

Actually? I'll take JDR with the Bucs. That'd be a decent consolation prize. 

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27 minutes ago, Bucfan56 said:

So it looks like Chucky is headed back to the Raiders. 

 

Im a bit bummed by that. Jack Del Rio is a good coach still and I think deserved another year at least. I also really wanted the Bucs to can worthless Koetter and bring in Gruden. 

 

 

Actually? I'll take JDR with the Bucs. That'd be a decent consolation prize. 

Del Rio has the most games coach w/o a division title (191) and his career record is under .500. He's proven that he's uninspiring where ever he goes.

 

He also has a problem with selection of his staff as his coordinator typically don't last more than two seasons.

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4 hours ago, Balu the Bare said:

Dunno if it has been mentioned, but the lions have fired their head coach. Maybe I’m too much of a fan to understand why so could someone try and explain this to me? 

The quick answer is that they feel they should've been better than 9-7. Caldwell did a great job at making them competitive, but they weren't going to win a Superbowl the way they've been playing under Caldwell (not entirely his fault, but someone has to get the blame). He's also left over from the last regime in Detroit, not picked by current GM Bob Quinn. Quinn's finally going to get to pick "his guy" to run the team, and it may unsurprisingly be someone from New England. As a Lions' fan, I liked Caldwell, but I'm not surprised or upset he's gone. That said, I wouldn't have been terribly upset if he stayed for another year, either.

 

The rumored favorite to be the new head coach is Matt Patricia (Pats DC), but they're also requesting to interview Pat Shurmur (Vikings OC), Mike Vrabel (Texans DC) , Steve Wilkis (Panthers DC) and Teryl Austin (Lions current DC). I haven't done much research, not that mine matters, but I'm only really opposed to Austin becoming the head coach of the team. Shurmur is a surprising addition...one which is really intriguing to me.

 

Of course, none of this matters if the team can't run the ball or stop another offense, but that's another rant all together.

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2 hours ago, Bucfan56 said:

 

The last time the Bills were in the playoffs, I was 11 years old (about to turn 12) and was in the 6th grade. I'll be 30 in less than two weeks. It's crazy to me when I think about it like that. 

I just turned 36 in November...I was in my senior year of high school that season.

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So, another year of New England always winning.

 

It's no wonder they are the John Cena of NFL teams. 

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It's both funny and adorable that Bills fans are donating to Andy Dalton's foundation. What a weird world.  And that was an amazing TD too.

 

It's so great the best moment of Bills football in the 21st century, so far, happened in a Ravens/Bengals game.

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It's fun that people are giving credit to Andy Dalton, but it's weird that everyone is ignoring Tyler Boyd. He had to do a lot on that play, too.

 

Bills players' reaction:

 

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