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    Cowboys Packers and Pats Ravens are basically unpickable games IMO. Should be good.
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    Rodgers being injured makes the game a lot more predictable. I'd otherwise bet very high on the packers at lambeau if he was 100 percent.

    I expect the Patriots to handle the ravens. I have a really bad feeling though Gronkowski is gonna end up injured however.
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    (Original post by Malevolent)
    Rodgers being injured makes the game a lot more predictable. I'd otherwise bet very high on the packers at lambeau if he was 100 percent.

    I expect the Patriots to handle the ravens. I have a really bad feeling though Gronkowski is gonna end up injured however.
    Aaron Rodgers playing or not with his injury?

    Either way it's good news for cowboys fans.

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    Just bought a now TV box with two one day sky sports passes for £15 from Tesco.

    Winning.

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    (Original post by Motorbiker)
    Aaron Rodgers playing or not with his injury?

    Either way it's good news for cowboys fans.

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    He's playing but he's got an Achilles injury which will limit his movement. Rodgers is a brilliant pocket passer but he's also a very deceptively good passer when he's on the move.
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    No way Rodgers doesn't start. The Ravens were dominant running the ball with a completely cobbled together OL vs the Steelers, that's impressive. The keys for the game are pressing Gronk with good technique and putting pressure on Brady. If they come up with a good defensive plan that allows them to do that, I have them just barely as favourites. If not then the Pats should win.
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    (Original post by Malevolent)
    He's playing but he's got an Achilles injury which will limit his movement. Rodgers is a brilliant pocket passer but he's also a very deceptively good passer when he's on the move.
    Calf not achilles I think.
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    (Original post by SmashConcept)
    No way Rodgers doesn't start. The Ravens were dominant running the ball with a completely cobbled together OL vs the Steelers, that's impressive. The keys for the game are pressing Gronk with good technique and putting pressure on Brady. If they come up with a good defensive plan that allows them to do that, I have them just barely as favourites. If not then the Pats should win.
    sorry but the Ravens are not favourites. Patriots are favourite its at Gillette, Ravens scraped the barrel against NFC South. I don't buy the whole Ravens are big challenges. Denver are scarier then the Ravens.

    You mention slowing the Patriots offence but the Ravens offence is even more anaemic than the Pats.

    Bringing up last times playoff game is pointless as well.
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    I'm not sure if you read my post accurately.
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    The Ravens most certainly were not dominant running at the steelers. They ran for pretty much the same yardage IIRC. Patriots are just as good run stuffers. The difference is they have a secondary which is so much better than the Steelers. Revis, Browner McCourty would all start for either of those two teams.

    I think the NFC north is overrated anyway.


    Packers vs Cowboys is where its at. Thats gonna be a real good game. Panthers are gonna get *****ed by the Seahawks.

    Denver are probably gonna steamroll the Colts too.

    Go Rodgers.
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    Given my terrible picks last week, I'll have another stab today.

    I'm taking Pats, Packers, Hawks and Broncos. How very predictable.
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    (Original post by Wattsy)
    Given my terrible picks last week, I'll have another stab today.

    I'm taking Pats, Packers, Hawks and Broncos. How very predictable.
    Usually there's one upset every time but I'm having a hard time trying to see where it would be.

    Packers vs Cowboys is the one most in the air but really it wouldn't be that big of an upset if the Cowboys were to win away compared to say the Colts, Ravens or Panthers.
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    (Original post by Malevolent)
    Usually there's one upset every time but I'm having a hard time trying to see where it would be.

    Packers vs Cowboys is the one most in the air but really it wouldn't be that big of an upset if the Cowboys were to win away compared to say the Colts, Ravens or Panthers.
    I just can't comprehend a Panther win, I watched them, they weren't very good and the Hawks are coming in hot. I didn't watch the Ravens last week so I can't comment there, The Colts didn't win, the Bengals lost. The Cowboys also got through with some sub-standard refereeing. I also can't find the upset. I'm intrigued to see if there is one though, that would be nice, especially if it's the Panthers at the CLink. For me the most painful upset would be the Cowboys, I hold them in absolute contempt against nearly every other team in the league.
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    As a side note. We're totally reaching 10k posts. Threads are limited to 10k and then a second thread is started.

    Anyone got a good idea for a name?

    TSR American Football Society 2

    Or something is my suggestion
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    (Original post by TheLittlestElf)
    The Ravens most certainly were not dominant running at the steelers. They ran for pretty much the same yardage IIRC. Patriots are just as good run stuffers. The difference is they have a secondary which is so much better than the Steelers. Revis, Browner McCourty would all start for either of those two teams.
    Sorry you're right, I was getting confused about some stuff. I should have said the OL in general had a pretty good game, all things considered. It seemed as though the running game was more effective than it was because they were driving for so long, which was mostly thanks to the passing game.
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    (Original post by Wattsy)
    The Cowboys also got through with some sub-standard refereeing.
    I don't really get this. I assume you are talking about the PI non-call, but that was bad mechanics (announcing the penalty before confirming with the other officials) rather than an actual bad call. They definitely rode their luck though, since that play would have been either a completion or PI if it weren't such a horrible pass, and the following play resulted in a massive swing caused by both bad game planning and execution.

    Also I will officially care about the Falcons if they get Rex and Trestman.
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    (Original post by SmashConcept)
    I don't really get this. I assume you are talking about the PI non-call, but that was bad mechanics (announcing the penalty before confirming with the other officials) rather than an actual bad call. They definitely rode their luck though, since that play would have been either a completion or PI if it weren't such a horrible pass, and the following play resulted in a massive swing caused by both bad game planning and execution.
    I assure you it was an actual bad call. Even Obama said so (as did Mike Pereira). Like one of the worst calls we've seen all season. You can argue that there are variables and this that and the other happened but if I'm a Detriot Lions fan, (I'm not) I'd be enraged by the call. Yes the Lions had other chances to win, but they had one chance unfairly snatched away from them.
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    Predicted winners this weekend - Patriots, Broncos, Seahawks, Packers.
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    (Original post by Wattsy)
    I assure you it was an actual bad call. Even Obama said so
    :rofl: jesus christ

    It was at worst a MARGINAL call with bad mechanics that looked worse because of the defender's head position (which NFL refs do not consider - how many times have you seen PI thrown when the defender DID get his head around but there was egregious contact). We've been over this a few pages back. Are you seriously giving credence to something a politician said to a room full of Lions fans lmao. BTW Periera is kind of hit and miss. He is a genuine expert but part of his job as a Fox guy is stirring controversy. I'm not saying it was clearly the right call, but saying Dallas got through on refereeing is not really true. They were quite lucky, because Detroit really "beat themselves"
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    (Original post by SmashConcept)
    :rofl: jesus christ

    It was at worst a MARGINAL call with bad mechanics that looked worse because of the defender's head position (which NFL refs do not consider - how many times have you seen PI thrown when the defender DID get his head around but there was egregious contact). We've been over this a few pages back. Are you seriously giving credence to something a politician said to a room full of Lions fans lmao. BTW Periera is kind of hit and miss. He is a genuine expert but part of his job as a Fox guy is stirring controversy. I'm not saying it was clearly the right call, but saying Dallas got through on refereeing is not really true. They were quite lucky, because Detroit really "beat themselves"
    I pretty much only come on TSR to post here, any other posts are a byproduct of this so I think we'll have to agree to disagree about the margins of the call in order that I don't prematurely end my tenure here in a fit of annoyance.
 
 
 
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