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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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Vegas has Rams beating 49ers this week. I can't see that happening. Rams almost lost to the Browns. A few weeks ago, I honestly thought the Rams were a legit elite team.

I have a good feel for what these teams are now. I'm a believer in the 49ers. They are an incredible team and I think they will make a run for the super bowl. I watched them first hand beat the shit out of my Browns. I give them so much props of how complete they are. Browns on the other hand are too inconsistent. The good news is they are looking for new players -as we speak- for the O-line, and honestly, if they can fix their offensive line, Baker won't look like a scrambling high school fool anymore.

I say this with full confidence, the ravens defense will lose them many games. And even if they do take the division from the Browns, they won't win the first round playoff game. Their defense has bigger issues than Browns offense. Pittsburgh are a tragedy at this point.

The hardest choice for me this week was the Redskins vs Miami. Holy hell my head. I keep on dissing the Saints and Packers, but I think I can finally trust they know how to win. I've heavily chose against them up until this point.

I also believe Denver will get their first win this week. (Edit* nvm, forgot they have a single win already)




I am the black sheep     "of course I'm crazy, but that doesn't mean I'm wrong."-Robert Anton Wilson

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hatmoza said:

Vegas has Rams beating 49ers this week. I can't see that happening. Rams almost lost to the Browns. A few weeks ago, I honestly thought the Rams were a legit elite team.

I have a good feel for what these teams are now. I'm a believer in the 49ers. They are an incredible team and I think they will make a run for the super bowl. I watched them first hand beat the shit out of my Browns. I give them so much props of how complete they are. Browns on the other hand are too inconsistent. The good news is they are looking for new players -as we speak- for the O-line, and honestly, if they can fix their offensive line, Baker won't look like a scrambling high school fool anymore.

I say this with full confidence, the ravens defense will lose them many games. And even if they do take the division from the Browns, they won't win the first round playoff game. Their defense has bigger issues than Browns offense. Pittsburgh are a tragedy at this point.

The hardest choice for me this week was the Redskins vs Miami. Holy hell my head. I keep on dissing the Saints and Packers, but I think I can finally trust they know how to win. I've heavily chose against them up until this point.

I also believe Denver will get their first win this week. (Edit* nvm, forgot they have a single win already)


The Rams have been a top NFL team for 2 years and the 49ers have been a top team for 4 games. Probably not best to judge them based on two games against the wildly inconsistent Browns, especially early season games.
I thought that MNF game would be a good tester for the 49ers, but because it was practically over so early I feel like it just made them look much better than they probably are. Have to say this Rams game will be the real tester for them now.



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I had the same exact mindset about the 49ers going into last week. Watching highlights doesn't do them justice. I watched both the 49ers and Rams play a full game, and I have to say 49ers are playing better football. Just watch that game and you'll see what I mean. Their defense is in sync. They are going to stomp the Rams. The Rams are nothing like last year.



I am the black sheep     "of course I'm crazy, but that doesn't mean I'm wrong."-Robert Anton Wilson

hatmoza said:
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I had the same exact mindset about the 49ers going into last week. Watching highlights doesn't do them justice. I watched both the 49ers and Rams play a full game, and I have to say 49ers are playing better football. Just watch that game and you'll see what I mean. Their defense is in sync. They are going to stomp the Rams. The Rams are nothing like last year.

I did watch the game. It was my most anticipated game for last week, but it was such a blowout that I spent more time flicking back to the Game 4 Dodgers v Nats (where Scherzer pitched a dominate innings, including a big save in the 7th).

Most of the game was Bosa running through the O-line, and the 49er's backs running through the D-line, all with ease. Neither of the Brown's lines stoop up at all.
And Browns being Browns, they capped it off by throwing out OBJ for a punt return just for him to have one last embarrassing moment, and I could already see the impending trade request in his eyes. They obviously never saw the Giants try that last year.
I also got sick of Booger spending the whole game creaming over the fullback; meanwhile constantly giving Jimmy G (who had a solid game) grief, even though his receivers dropped half a dozen easy passes.



All this talk about how much the Browns suck, and I'm sitting here wondering how Pete Caroll and the football gods will conjure up a way for us to lose to them this weekend regardless.



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I don't care who's returning week 9/10, Patriots just need to bite the bullet and call Antonio Brown. I can't survive another game watching Brady throw to Izzo, Meyers and Gunner Olszewski (no offense to them, they're solid).



Shaunodon said:
I don't care who's returning week 9/10, Patriots just need to bite the bullet and call Antonio Brown. I can't survive another game watching Brady throw to Izzo, Meyers and Gunner Olszewski (no offense to them, they're solid).

No way. I can leave or take his shenanigans in terms of picking stupid fights with his past teammates and whining at the NFL, but threatening someone who's alleged sexual assault charges against you is a whole different story. Add in the recent lawsuits from a condo and his behavior in the courtroom and...no, I don't want him on the team.

We've still got two more essentially warm up games until Baltimore. We've put up 30 points on everyone but Buffalo, probably the best defense in the league that isn't us. Offense isn't fully clicking but we've got a lot of younger players in there. We'll be fine.



Honestly, the Patriots offense might be almost as bad as their defense is great. Even with these garbage teams that they're playing (must be nice being Super Bowl champs and getting the easiest schedule in the league), and the defense constantly giving them every advantage they can ask for, that offense can't get much going for like 3 quarters at a time.



Angelus said:
Honestly, the Patriots offense might be almost as bad as their defense is great. Even with these garbage teams that they're playing (must be nice being Super Bowl champs and getting the easiest schedule in the league), and the defense constantly giving them every advantage they can ask for, that offense can't get much going for like 3 quarters at a time.

That's a reach and a half. We're talking about the Patriots offense having a few issues, we didn't say they were the Chicago Bears.



Shaunodon said:
Angelus said:
Honestly, the Patriots offense might be almost as bad as their defense is great. Even with these garbage teams that they're playing (must be nice being Super Bowl champs and getting the easiest schedule in the league), and the defense constantly giving them every advantage they can ask for, that offense can't get much going for like 3 quarters at a time.

That's a reach and a half. We're talking about the Patriots offense having a few issues, we didn't say they were the Chicago Bears.

The Patriots offense has massive issues. Especially on the line, which is a revolving door at this point. We're talking about a unit that's constantly given the ball in great positions by their defense, and yet can still barely manage to actually go score, even facing the worst teams in the league. How much offense are the Patriots actually generating as a result of their own good play, vs just being gifted points by the opposition? Not a whole lot as far as I can tell. Sure enough, with Tom Brady's savvy play, good coaching adjustments, and the oppositions' mostly terrible defenses eventually wearing down you guys end up with numbers that look respectable on paper….but if we're being real, your offense is a hot mess. 

I guess saying it's almost as bad as your defense is great was a bit hyperbolic, but it sure as hell isn't very good.