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16 minutes ago, Shumway said:

It sucks that officiating had such a big impact, but it doesn't negate the fact that the Lions couldn't score a damn touchdown to save their lives. One would've put this game away.

This is a bull :censored: take. Yeah, it’s what you expect coaches and players to say, but winning in the NFL is really difficult, period, let alone blowing a team out. They say 60% of NFL games are decided by less than a touchdown, so saying that a team needs to win by two touchdowns just so they can’t get jobbed by the officials is crap. The Lions made enough plays to win as it is and they deserved to win. 

 

 

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genuinely amazing how they keep doing this to the Lions. what is this, the eighth time? in the past 5 years?

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36 minutes ago, GFB said:

This is a bull :censored: take. Yeah, it’s what you expect coaches and players to say, but winning in the NFL is really difficult, period, let alone blowing a team out. They say 60% of NFL games are decided by less than a touchdown, so saying that a team needs to win by two touchdowns just so they can’t get jobbed by the officials is crap. The Lions made enough plays to win as it is and they deserved to win. 

 

 

 

Agreed. I've seen so many Bills near-misses against the Pats because of a bad PI call or a non-face mask or whatever. If you have to play 100 percent perfect to beat the other team, you shouldn't also have to play 110 percent perfect to discount how the refs are going to screw you.

 

The Lions deserved to win and it's unfair they didn't. Booger spent the last 5 minutes of the broadcast calling the officiating trash and he was right to do so.

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At this point I think spooky officiating occurrences are just something you have to budget for when you play the Packers or Patriots: they've been happening for going on 20 years now, allow no margin for error that those occurrences can't cover

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7 hours ago, TrueYankee26 said:

There was also I believe SIX straight plays where a flag was thrown on the Cowboys last drive of the game.

And all negated by a bs pass interference on Adams.

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9 hours ago, GFB said:

This is a bull :censored: take. Yeah, it’s what you expect coaches and players to say, but winning in the NFL is really difficult, period, let alone blowing a team out. They say 60% of NFL games are decided by less than a touchdown, so saying that a team needs to win by two touchdowns just so they can’t get jobbed by the officials is crap. The Lions made enough plays to win as it is and they deserved to win. 

 

 

8 hours ago, DG_Now said:

 

Agreed. I've seen so many Bills near-misses against the Pats because of a bad PI call or a non-face mask or whatever. If you have to play 100 percent perfect to beat the other team, you shouldn't also have to play 110 percent perfect to discount how the refs are going to screw you.

 

The Lions deserved to win and it's unfair they didn't. Booger spent the last 5 minutes of the broadcast calling the officiating trash and he was right to do so.

 

Right. This is Steelers-Bengals when the Bengals have to beat two opponents to win the game. It's never on the level. Holding was legal for the Steelers in the 2015 playoff game. You can't convince me otherwise. When the Steelers play the Ravens, however, both teams seem to get a fair shake from the officials. I don't get it and it's one of many reasons I don't watch this :censored: anymore.  I'm so sick of needing the team to play 100% perfectly just to have a shot to beat the Steelers because the officials are going to gift them at least 7 points. 

 

 

 

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Oh yeah, add the Steelers to that list with the Packers and Patriots. Sorry, I haven't really watched football since 2009 but for some reason I have been this year!

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10 hours ago, GFB said:

This is a bull :censored: take. Yeah, it’s what you expect coaches and players to say, but winning in the NFL is really difficult, period, let alone blowing a team out. They say 60% of NFL games are decided by less than a touchdown, so saying that a team needs to win by two touchdowns just so they can’t get jobbed by the officials is crap. The Lions made enough plays to win as it is and they deserved to win. 

 

 

1,000,000,000x this

 

On a related note, :censored: ticky-tack late hit penalties when someone is running down field or headed out of bounds. A true late hit is abominable; a hit on a guy that's one inch out of bounds is practically required. THEY LITERALLY BRING OUT CHAINS TO MEASURE THE SPOT OF THE BALL DOWN TO A FRACTION OF AN INCH.

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I feel like that's usually been the fudge factor for New England, right? 3rd/long, Brady passes to a white guy, he gets bumped a little too hard on his way out of bounds, penalty, automatic first down.

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Every single week I see these "Well, they should've just scored more/stopped them/gone for it on 4th/kicked a field goal/etc if they didn't want the refs to ruin their chances" arguments, and it's precisely why I don't watch this league any longer. If that's the :censored:ty standard that has been set, then this league is trash and isn't worth following. 

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"They should not have let the refs be in position to decide it" is OK in the "bad calls are part of the game" sense.  But when "bad calls" drift into "one-sided officiating" it's a cop-out.  

 

What would be the reaction to this game had the Lions been on the good end of calls like this?  We'll never know because this would never, ever happen that way.*  "Bad calls" tend to go in the favor of the more "important" teams and the high-profile players.  Particularly in the NFL and NBA.

 

*Packer fan: "The Fail Mary!!!!"  No.  That wasn't one-sided.  It was pure garbage both ways. And what "happened" to the Packers led to the end of the replacement refs. 

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so #LionsVsRefs is trending, and I don't live anywhere close to Michigan. people are pissed.

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16 hours ago, GFB said:

This is a bull :censored: take. Yeah, it’s what you expect coaches and players to say, but winning in the NFL is really difficult, period, let alone blowing a team out. They say 60% of NFL games are decided by less than a touchdown, so saying that a team needs to win by two touchdowns just so they can’t get jobbed by the officials is crap. The Lions made enough plays to win as it is and they deserved to win. 

 

 

 

Not the point I was trying to make...I completely agree with everything you said here.

 

I was merely trying to say that it was frustrating that they couldn't find the endzone. I was worried that all the drives stalling and ending in 3 points instead of 7 could come back to haunt them. 

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Aaannnd Jalen Ramsey is now a, well, Ram.

 

From ESPN:

 

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The Jacksonville Jaguars are trading Jalen Ramsey to the Los Angeles Rams for first-round picks in 2020 and 2021, and a fourth-round pick in 2021, source tells ESPN's Adam Schefter.

 

The move fills major holes in the secondary for a Rams team coming off an NFC title but off to just a 3-3 start to 2019.

Los Angeles had put starting cornerback Aqib Talib on injured reserve with a rib injury. It also agreed to trade Pro Bowl corner Marcus Peters to the Baltimore Ravens for linebacker Kenny Young and an undisclosed 2020 draft pick.

 

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Rams are currently 3-3. Here's the rest of the way:

 

@ Falcons

v Bengals

bye

@ Steelers

v Bears

v Ravens

@ Cardinals

v Seahawks

@ Cowboys

@ 49ers

v Cardinals

 

I count 7 wins, maybe 8. Meaning that, yeah, trading their immediate future for Ramsey was probably a good idea.

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On 10/14/2019 at 6:42 AM, rams80 said:

Rams:

 

 

 

I mean, I guess the plan to get out from under Goff's contract is "Goff is invalided or killed within the next two years because the Rams' OLine is absolute garbage and not going to improve."

 

This front office regime has an absolute paranoia about drafting in the first or second round that I cannot even begin to comprehend, but LOL here we go again.

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Not surprised Marcus Peters got traded. Not only because the Rams were getting Ramsey but also because Peters's IQ has to be somewhere between his shoe size and his jersey number. Good luck, Baltimore, you'll be cussing at your TV set when he follows up an interception with some aneurysm-out-of-sheer-stupidity causing nonsense the next play.

 

He's going to cost you a playoff game. Probably against the Chiefs.

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5 hours ago, Red Comet said:

Not surprised Marcus Peters got traded. Not only because the Rams were getting Ramsey but also because Peters's IQ has to be somewhere between his shoe size and his jersey number. Good luck, Baltimore, you'll be cussing at your TV set when he follows up an interception with some aneurysm-out-of-sheer-stupidity causing nonsense the next play.

 

He's going to cost you a playoff game. Probably against the Chiefs.

Lovely. Just what the doctor ordered for an absolute joke of a secondary (outside of Humphrey and Thomas). I’ll take Peters over Maurice Canady or Anthony Averett though, who were starting. It also means less playing time for Brandon Carr, who is incredibly, deeply overrated. 

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