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The NFL Thread 2015: Denver Broncos win Super Bowl 50

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Who will win Super Bowl 50?

Patriots 116 25.00%
 
Seahawks 41 8.84%
 
Colts 7 1.51%
 
Packers 42 9.05%
 
Broncos 85 18.32%
 
Ravens 8 1.72%
 
Cowboys 18 3.88%
 
Panthers 56 12.07%
 
Other 74 15.95%
 
Scoreboard 17 3.66%
 
Total:464
RolStoppable said:
Chris Hu said:

That is pretty good wouldn't think there is enough interest in the NFL in Austria for them to show two games per week.

Technically, it's German free-TV. They are broadcasting for Austria and Switzerland as well, it's the same language, after all. The big networks even offer Austrian and Swiss versions of their channels, but that's first and foremost about providing commercials for the specific countries, so that they can collect more ad money. Occasionally the news are their own thing too.

Makes sense American Football is somewhat popular in Germany when NFL Europe was still arround the Frankfurt Galaxy always had pretty good attendance plus there are semi pro leagues in Germany.  Speaking of NFL Europe they kinda gave up on that a bit too early. 



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Chris Hu said:
Good game by Brady great game by Gronk. Pittsburgh could have only lost by one if they actually had a decent kicker.

Or won if their red zone offense wasn't largely abysmal. Overall, the Steelers looked better than expected on offense, but both teams often looked bad on defense.



RolStoppable said:
PIT-NE :( GB-CHI 1 KC-HOU 2 CLE-NYJ 2
IND-BUF 2 MIA-WAS 1 CAR-JAC 1 SEA-STL 1
NO-ARI 1 DET-SD 2 TEN-TB 1 CIN-OAK 2
BAL-DEN 1 NYG-DAL 2 PHI-ATL 1 MIN-SF 2 by X 7

My obligatory miss the Thursday game aside...



noname2200 said:
burninmylight said:
noname2200 said:

I have to imagine some of those teams' fake plays would have worked better than the real thing.


Worked pretty well for the Giants.

Nah, that was pure Eli selling his soul and his brother's health in exchange for postseason fuckery. No amount of cheating can overcome a Downs Syndrome victim whose been touched by the devil himself.

This post makes me wish there was a Like button!



Ah man, can't wait until Sunday. Feels like it's been forever since I've watched the Cowboys play.



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Aldon Smith signed with the Raiders. Within an hour of the announcement, Smith is charged with misdemeanor DUI, hit and run, and vandalism. Pride and Poise!



noname2200 said:
Chris Hu said:
Good game by Brady great game by Gronk. Pittsburgh could have only lost by one if they actually had a decent kicker.

Or won if their red zone offense wasn't largely abysmal. Overall, the Steelers looked better than expected on offense, but both teams often looked bad on defense.

I think the Patriots' defense genuinely started to look better as time went on. Definitely didn't look good on the first drive, at least up until the trick play, but after that they really started to gel. There were a couple of not so great drives, particularly the one that stalled after a penalty from the one yard line, but overall I thought it was a decent start. This tends to get lost in the offense's early struggles, but it took a while for the Patriots defense to come together last year as well.

All that to say I think calling it bad's a bit harsh. Not great, by any means, but not particularly bad either, especially for the unit's first game together.



Woo and NFL thread.

Any Aussie NFL fans on here?



 

 

RolStoppable said:
PIT-NE 2 GB-CHI 1
KC-HOU 2 CLE-NYJ 2
IND-BUF 1 MIA-WAS 1 CAR-JAC 2 SEA-STL 2
NO-ARI 2 DET-SD 2 TEN-TB 2 CIN-OAK 1
BAL-DEN 2 NYG-DAL 2 PHI-ATL 1 MIN-SF 1 by 3,569





MTZehvor said:
noname2200 said:
Chris Hu said:
Good game by Brady great game by Gronk. Pittsburgh could have only lost by one if they actually had a decent kicker.

Or won if their red zone offense wasn't largely abysmal. Overall, the Steelers looked better than expected on offense, but both teams often looked bad on defense.

I think the Patriots' defense genuinely started to look better as time went on. Definitely didn't look good on the first drive, at least up until the trick play, but after that they really started to gel. There were a couple of not so great drives, particularly the one that stalled after a penalty from the one yard line, but overall I thought it was a decent start. This tends to get lost in the offense's early struggles, but it took a while for the Patriots defense to come together last year as well.

All that to say I think calling it bad's a bit harsh. Not great, by any means, but not particularly bad either, especially for the unit's first game together.

While I don't doubt both team's defenses will improve (the Steelers in particular by default), I still don't think either defense looked particularly good. When you get burned multiple times by Darius Heyward-Bey - with a long touchdown prevented solely by the fact that it was Darius Heyward-Bey - you know you have problems. I don't think I need to go into any details about the Steelers' ineptness either: the secondary in particular said everything that needed saying.