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The NFL Thread 2019, Week 7: Eagles' Guarantee Works Out About as Well as the Last Two Times They Tried This

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That was about 2.5 quarters of great football from the Packers. Aaron Jones bounced back from getting stuffed against the Eagles; I think he had almost 200 total yards plus four rush TDs. Aaron Rodgers played well with good completion rate and yardage, but no pass TDs. The defense had a bunch of sacks and made three interceptions.

But what happened after the 31-3 lead turned the game from being pleasant to watch to making me nervous. Both the offense and defense turned incredibly conservative. The offense switched to run-run-pass-punt and it was predictable for a Cowboys defense that was outmatched for so long. The Packers defense went into prevent mode and suddenly the Cowboys got good yardage on nearly every play. Who knows what would have happened if it hadn't been for that third interception.

It was only after the Cowboys wasted their final timeout to prepare for a field goal attempt that I was relieved. That meant that they absolutely had to succeed at an onside kick to have a chance to tie the game with a TD plus extra point, and the likelihood to recover an onside kick got only more improbable with recent rule changes. But that didn't matter anymore after the Cowboys kicker missed the field goal and ended the game quicker than anticipated.

Really bad coaching on both sides of the ball in the final 1.5 quarters. Instead of being able to say that the Packers played a complete game against a legit playoff contender, it was a rather shaky win that had no business being one. But the initial 2.5 quarters were great. The offense comfortably moved the ball and scored while the ground game was effective despite two RBs being inactive; plus the WR1 was missing too which in previous seasons hurt the offense a whole lot, but that wasn't the case on Sunday. The defense managed to contain Elliott, one of the best RBs in the league, despite having not played well against the run this season.

This Packers team hasn't been amazing this year, but it has shown that it can win games in various ways instead of being overly reliant on Rodgers. Now the Lions have to be put away in a highly contested NFC North; that will be super important.



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Mayfield sucks.



4-0 start for my Niners this year.
Juszczyk's injury is concerning. Hopefully he'll be good to go this Sunday against the Rams. The difference was very noticeable after he left the game. 



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I think we can start saying the Brown's bark is worse than their bite. That locker room is a ticking time bomb.



All right so midterms are this week, which means the usual scoring chart will be delayed until Thursday. That said you can still view the google sheet output to see your correct picks for the week here.

Since we had a number of late predictors for Thursday, I wanted to get the prediction sheet for this week up as quick as possible, so here it is.

Now excuse me while I go cry into my stats book.



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Haven't watched a 49ers game in awhile, but it is clear that they would do well once Garoppolo was healthy again. More surprising though is one of the top defenses, still can't believe the Seahawks let Sherman go to the 49ers so easily.

The Browns are a real team, unlike the Dolphins or Jets, but they are still not a very good team.

The Steelers season is quite sad, it seems Tomlin will have his first losing season with a 3rd string QB... You can't really prepare for that, aside from hiring an immortal QB like Brady.



Shaunodon said:
MTZehvor said:
Another week, another Patriots missed extra point. Hoo boy. Dorsett's injured now, too. Getting some major 2015 flashbacks.

Despite that, good to see the team get its shit together in the second half. Hopefully the Bills game just rattled them for a bit and they'll be good to go for now.

A second team o-line that couldn't block high-schoolers, running game struggling for most of the season and the entire first half (markedly better in the second though), receivers almost never open or just plain dropping balls, spending two weeks focused on integrating a player just to cut him before a game, kickers missing an xp in every single game...

Can't wait for the takes all week about how game-manager Brady is the one thing holding this team back.

I know I called this, but my word, it's still shocking when you see the level of stupidity in real-time:


Here's their Mahomes/Chiefs take from their 13-19 loss at home to the Colts:





Shaunodon said:
Shaunodon said:

A second team o-line that couldn't block high-schoolers, running game struggling for most of the season and the entire first half (markedly better in the second though), receivers almost never open or just plain dropping balls, spending two weeks focused on integrating a player just to cut him before a game, kickers missing an xp in every single game...

Can't wait for the takes all week about how game-manager Brady is the one thing holding this team back.

I know I called this, but my word, it's still shocking when you see the level of stupidity in real-time:


Here's their Mahomes/Chiefs take from their 13-19 loss at home to the Colts:



Don't take those things seriously. They're all just clickbait videos for attention. The crazier the opinion you put out, the more clicks you get.



MTZehvor said:
Shaunodon said

Don't take those things seriously. They're all just clickbait videos for attention. The crazier the opinion you put out, the more clicks you get.

You're right. I feel bad for spreading it now.



LudicrousSpeed said:
Mayfield sucks.

As much as I want to blame him alone, it's not all his fault. That offensive line for the Browns is fucking terrible. As one analyst said it "Mayfield is seeing ghosts!" He's running for his life most games because of how badly the front line let's him down.



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