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Who will win Super Bowl LII?

New England Patriots 7 31.82%
 
Pittsburgh Steelers 1 4.55%
 
Jacksonville Jaguars 3 13.64%
 
Kansas City Chiefs 0 0.00%
 
Philadelphia Eagles 5 22.73%
 
Minnesota Vikings 3 13.64%
 
Los Angeles Rams 0 0.00%
 
New Orleans Saints 0 0.00%
 
Other 1 4.55%
 
Scoreboard 2 9.09%
 
Total:22
Farsala said:
MTZehvor said:

Welp, Farsala was looking for preseason injuries to famous players, so...here you go, I guess...

Julian Edelman went down during the first quarter of the Patriots' preseason game against the Lions with a non contact knee injury. The Patriots are probably about as well equipped to handle the loss of their #1 receiver as any team in the league, but this puts additional pressure on Rob Gronkowski to stay healthy for once. It'll be interesting to see who steps into his role if he's out for an extended period of time; Chris Hogan has been playing very well as of late and probably won't reprise last season's role as primary deep target with Gronk and Brandin Cooks available.

Also Rol, I corrected my bracket. Brain froze and put Dallas as #1 in the East for some reason.

Meh non contact is about as uneventful as getting injured while with the practice squad :P. Will Brady make someone else a star? or will he just throw to Gronk more making him more likely to get injured, who knows.

Patriots believe it's a torn ACL; MRI tomorrow to confirm.

Right off the bat, this is obviously a major blow to the Patriots, though how big will depend largely on how well some of the newer Pats' receivers can adapt to the quick slot routes that New England has been known for since Wes Welker was brought in. I don't think Brady will make up for this by just throwing a bunch more passes to Gronk; teams already paid a ton of attention to him when Edelman was in the lineup. I'd look for either Chris Hogan or Malcolm Mitchell to largely try and fill that role, and become a much bigger focus of the passing offense as a result (although Hogan was a major target tonight). Alternatively, the Pats could try converting one of their pass catching backs (James White or Dion Lewis) to slot receiver. I wouldn't count on seeing Amendola more, however; his injury history is extensive and the Patriots have made a habit of mostly saving him for third downs, crucial drives, and playoff games.

One player who this will likely positively affect is Austin Carr; an undrafted rookie out of Northwestern who looked pretty impressive in the first two preseason games where he had significant action. Given how loaded the Patriots were at WR, it was expected he would probably be a practice squad player (best case), but with Edelman likely gone for the year he could very well step in and see playing time. He's looked very comfortable with the Welker/Edelman-esque crossing routes, which is another bonus to him.



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I really despise preseason football. Seeing players get season ending injuries in a completely meaningless game is endlessly frustrating



I'm in.



I'm in for weekly picks and the bracket. I will fill out the bracket later.



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Bracket Prediction #1 #2 #3 #4
AFC East NE MIA BUF NYJ
AFC North PIT CIN BAL CLE
AFC South HOU TEN IND JAX
AFC West KC OAK DEN LAC
NFC East DAL WAS NYG PHI
NFC North GB DET MIN CHI
NFC South ATL TB NO CAR
NFC West SEA ARI LAR SF
#1 Draft Pick NYJ - - -
AFC Playoff Teams 1-4 NE PIT KC HOU
AFC Playoff Teams 5-6 OAK MIA - -
NFC Playoff Teams 1-4 ATL SEA DAL GB
NFC Playoff Teams 5-6 TB WAS - -
AFC Divisional Playoffs NE PIT KC OAK
NFC Divisional Playoffs ATL SEA DAL GB
AFC Championship Game NE KC - -
NFC Championship Game ATL SEA - -
Super Bowl LII NE SEA - -
Super Bowl Winner NE - - -


KC-NE 2 NYJ-BUF 2 PHI-WAS 2 OAK-TEN 1
TB-MIA 1 JAX-HOU 2 ARI-DET 1 ATL-CHI 1
BAL-CIN 2 PIT-CLE 1 IND-LAR 2 SEA-GB 2
CAR-SF 1 NYG-DAL 2 NO-MIN 2 LAC-DEN DEN by 7


I'm in.

And actually would like to do fantasy football too. Brackets to follow.



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dongo8 said:
I'm in.

And actually would like to do fantasy football too. Brackets to follow.

I think the VGC fantasy league might be full now. 



Any interest in a 2nd fantasy league? 8 is pretty small. I'd run one if we get 10 or even better 12.