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I thought the jaguars sucked like they always have. Somehow they recently got semi decent.  Not sure who their QB is but he is probably shit compared to mahomes. 

Edit - just looked their roster up and apparently they have two young QBs.  Never heard of any one of them considering both from Pac-12 and I only pay attention to Big 12 conference. 

Last edited by sethnintendo - on 07 September 2020

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I made some adjustments. If I fucked something up again, please let me know.



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Category #1 #2 #3 #4
AFC East NE BUF NYJ MIA
AFC North BAL PIT CLE CIN
AFC South HOU TEN JAC IND
AFC West KC LV DEN LAC
NFC East DAL PHI WASH NYG
NFC North GB MIN CHI DET
NFC South NO TB ATL CAR
NFC West SF SEA LAR ARI
#1 Draft Pick CIN - - -
AFC Division Winners KC BAL NE HOU
AFC Wild-Card Teams BUF LV TEN -
NFC Division Winners SF NO GB DAL
NFC Wild-Card Teams SEA MIN TB -
AFC Divisional Playoffs KC BAL NE HOU
NFC Divisional Playoffs SF NO GB SEA
AFC Championship Game KC BAL - -
NFC Championship Game SF NO - -
Super Bowl LV KC NO - -
Super Bowl Winner KC - - -



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



sethnintendo said:

I thought the jaguars sucked like they always have. Somehow they recently got semi decent.  Not sure who their QB is but he is probably shit compared to mahomes. 

Edit - just looked their roster up and apparently they have two young QBs.  Never heard of any one of them considering both from Pac-12 and I only pay attention to Big 12 conference. 

They had a ferocious defense for a couple years and made it to the AFC title game. They should have won it too, but they choked pretty bad late. They have Minshew at QB, he was surprisingly good last year. But they are in rebuild mode, they have traded or cut almost all of their talent. They’ll be bad on defense this year and will have to throw a ton. 



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LudicrousSpeed said:
sethnintendo said:

I thought the jaguars sucked like they always have. Somehow they recently got semi decent.  Not sure who their QB is but he is probably shit compared to mahomes. 

Edit - just looked their roster up and apparently they have two young QBs.  Never heard of any one of them considering both from Pac-12 and I only pay attention to Big 12 conference. 

They had a ferocious defense for a couple years and made it to the AFC title game. They should have won it too, but they choked pretty bad late. They have Minshew at QB, he was surprisingly good last year. But they are in rebuild mode, they have traded or cut almost all of their talent. They’ll be bad on defense this year and will have to throw a ton. 

Sounds like they have their work cut out for them.  I just remember every year sportscasters always try to prop up some underdog team or whatever saying this is their year or whatever because of their draft choices or trades from previous year.  Remember last year when they hyped Baker Mayfield and the fucking Browns?  Well guess what the browns still suck and Baker Mayfield can suck a dick.  This coming from a TTU fan and Mayfield is a little bitch that went to OU cause he sucked at TTU.  I grew up in Ohio and at least I had common knowledge not to root for Ohio teams because they suck.



ANNOUNCEMENT - Start of Season

Only two days left until the NFL starts into its 2020 season. To be exact, on Thursday at 8:20 EDT when the defending champions Kansas City Chiefs host the Houston Texans. The kickoff time is the deadline for the bracket predictions.

Speaking of which, @LudicrousSpeed has both the fourth seed (Jaguars) and fifth seed (Patriots) advance to the divisional playoffs, so he has to go over his playoff predictions on the AFC side again. The NFC side is fine.

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In previous years you were supposed to predict the spread for the Monday Night game, but this year we'll do away with spreads during the regular season completely. Instead the Sunday Night game receives more weight; if you predict its winner correctly, you earn a tie-breaker point for the standings. In week 1 it's the game Dallas Cowboys at Los Angeles Rams. This is highlighted in blue in the Google spreadsheet that hosts all predictions.

Another rule change that I've decided on is that reminder PMs will go out as soon as someone missed a Thursday game. In previous years it wasn't until a game week was over that a reminder went out, but the number of players this year will be low to begin with, so the usual harsh penalty would come with the risk to decimate the prediction league even further. This can't be afforded.

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I've sent a PM to the people who participated in 2019, but have yet to sign up for the league. This may or may not boost our number of players.

Regardless, the playoff format will most likely be changed to a minileague where everyone* starts from scratch again during the NFL playoffs. We can't do a proper knockout round with so few players. After the first ten playoff games are in the books where winners and spreads will be predicted (six games in the wild-card round, four in the divisional playoffs), we'll proceed with a brief knockout stage. Specifically, the #1 of the minileague will play against the #4, and the #2 against the #3. So Championship Games in the NFL will serve as our usual semifinals, followed by the Super Bowl as the final.

Due to the shortness of the knockout stage, we'll forego the traditional homefield advantage rule, so no extra room for error for the higher seed. In the case of a tie in record and spread, the higher seed will advance.

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Fixed my playoffs. Pretty happy with the week one coin flips. Do we not do MNF points anymore?

HOU-KC

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


I ended up editing playoffs again. After further research, there was one team I overrated, and another I underrated.

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Some of those picks are interesting. I dunno if you are extremely in the know, or completely oblivious to what American football is XD



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