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Saturday Night Football: Patriots Vs Colts Open Thread

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A thread to discuss the game

A huge game for the Chiefs, as tiebreakers mean that they’re still behind the Patriots in the race for the top seed despite having the same number of losses. If the Colts win only the Titans stand in the way between the CHiefs and being able to control their own destiny for the top seed.

Who are you picking to win?

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pompano
12/18/2021 10:21 pm
MasterChief
12/18/2021 10:15 pm

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AndyReidStach
Reply to  MasterChief
12/18/2021 10:31 pm
pompano
Reply to  AndyReidStach
12/18/2021 10:41 pm
AndyReidStach
Reply to  pompano
12/18/2021 10:46 pm
BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  AndyReidStach
12/18/2021 10:47 pm
AndyReidStach
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
12/18/2021 10:53 pm
BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  AndyReidStach
12/18/2021 10:57 pm
WaywerdSon
12/18/2021 10:14 pm

GO STEELERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

alsi
alsi
12/18/2021 10:14 pm

Whew! It was starting to look like the Colts were turning back into the Dolts back at 20-17. Indy did us a favor. Appreciate it.

Go Steelers! lol

KC Dude (A.K.A Zif)
12/18/2021 10:14 pm

Now the Chiefs are in 1st place in the AFC.

WaywerdSon
Reply to  KC Dude (A.K.A Zif)
12/18/2021 10:14 pm

for 17 hours anyway

alsi
alsi
Reply to  KC Dude (A.K.A Zif)
12/18/2021 10:16 pm

The Pats fall back, but if Titans beat the Steelers tomorrow, the Titans are in first and Chiefs would fall to second seed. Go Steelers!

WaywerdSon
12/18/2021 10:08 pm

that shoulda been flagged for a bad hit

BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  WaywerdSon
12/18/2021 10:18 pm

I don’t see it that way. From what I saw, he was going for the ball and arrived at the same time, so the contact was incidental. Furthermore, from what I saw, the defender was closer to having a pick than the WR getting a catch, which suggests that the defender got there sooner. If that’s the case, if anyone should’ve been flagged, it was the WR – unless it’s a rule that you can’t go for an INT if the possibility exists that you might collide with the receiver.

That wouldn’t be a good rule, IMNSFHO.

WaywerdSon
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
12/18/2021 10:20 pm

that was helmet to helmet on a blindside hit, receivers back to the defender and the contact was forcible

BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  WaywerdSon
12/18/2021 10:33 pm

Not if the defender was there first, or even at the same instant. He put himself in a position where the collision could happen by going for the INT, and he nearly got it. Good non-call, because the alternative is to force defenders to be sure they aren’t going to collide with a receiver before going for the ball. It’s even in the rule book, IIRC, that a defender also has the right to make a play on the ball in the air.

Now, if the defender had been going for a forced fumble or an impact PBU, I’d agree with you, but forcing the defender to pull up when he had a clear path to the ball denies him the right to go for the INT. If he got to the ball sooner, then the flag has to go to the player that hit him while he was trying to make the reception, and if they were there simultaneously, it’s moot. At no point did the defender move directly toward the WR while trying for the INT, so in short, you appear to be taking the position that players on offense have precedence WRT making a reception, and his only legal option was to, to…uh, I guess got for a fumble-producing hit on the WR? Getting there first and getting hit is illegal? I don’t get it, unless it’s just a matter of always blaming the defense for collisions.

BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
12/18/2021 10:37 pm

Also, how can the hit be “blindside”, if the defender got in front of the WR while both were focused on the ball? I mean, if that’s the case, receivers can exploit that by making sure that they aren’t looking at a defender who has a better line on the ball when they hit them, if it’s close enough. Free headshots!

upamtn
12/18/2021 10:07 pm

gentlemen (using the term loosely) I leave you this statistical anomaly …

Wentz 5 of 12 57 yds 1 TD 1 INT 49.7 QBR

Taylor 29 for 170 yds 1 TD

upamtn
Reply to  upamtn
12/18/2021 10:08 pm

and Taylor is your Chevrolet Player of the Game 😉

pompano
Reply to  upamtn
12/18/2021 10:15 pm

but his QBR sucks balls

BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  pompano
12/18/2021 10:21 pm

I don’t consider QBR to be a credible stat, since its process is in a black box. Given that, it’s on par with things like power rankings, and even player rankings/grades from sites like PFF are better.

pompano
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
12/18/2021 10:27 pm

satire on top of sarcasm is my favorite

BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  pompano
12/18/2021 10:41 pm

Stick around for the Afternight, I started down a rabbit hole and wound up in a cesspit known as the eastern District of MO court. That’s not to say that KC is free of similar shenanigans, but when an entire judicial district has to recuse themselves from a case pertaining to their jurisdiction, you can start to smell a certain stench in the air.

pompano
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
12/18/2021 10:44 pm

no promises

BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  pompano
12/18/2021 10:46 pm

No problem, it’s your life, and an ugly situation.

Snafu
12/18/2021 10:06 pm

hot damn

MasterChief
12/18/2021 10:06 pm

Let’s see what the Pats got.

NovaChiefs
12/18/2021 10:05 pm

That works

hoosierchief
Reply to  NovaChiefs
12/18/2021 10:06 pm

Isn’t this usually where someone says they scored too fast?

KC Dude (A.K.A Zif)
Reply to  hoosierchief
12/18/2021 10:07 pm

They scored to fast.

KCChef
Reply to  KC Dude (A.K.A Zif)
12/18/2021 10:37 pm

TWSS ?

NovaChiefs
Reply to  hoosierchief
12/18/2021 10:20 pm

I thought maybe he should have run out or slid at the one, but it worked just fine

pompano
12/18/2021 10:04 pm

this is acceptable.

KC Dude (A.K.A Zif)
12/18/2021 10:03 pm

Taylor to the house!!!!

MasterChief
12/18/2021 10:03 pm

Taylor!

Snafu
12/18/2021 10:01 pm
Last edited 2 years ago by Snafu
WaywerdSon
12/18/2021 10:00 pm

so, question—does this look any different than when brady was in that uniform? it was never about brady, its about that system

NovaChiefs
Reply to  WaywerdSon
12/18/2021 10:02 pm

And that system apparently can’t be exported. Ask me how I know.

3rdnlong
Reply to  NovaChiefs
12/18/2021 10:09 pm

You mean, a GM can’t just come along and try to turn your team into Patriots’ West?

(ducks to avoid whatever Nova throws)

MasterChief
Reply to  WaywerdSon
12/18/2021 10:03 pm

I had the same exact thought. Then again, look at the Bucs since he got there. Maybe that system made Brady?

WaywerdSon
Reply to  MasterChief
12/18/2021 10:05 pm

that bucs team was a monster before brady got there. if you can have a QB turn it over 44 times and win 7 games you are a motherfucker. that team just needed somebody to not fuck up so much

DenverDonkeyHater
Reply to  WaywerdSon
12/18/2021 10:33 pm

Yeah but the crab legs were awesome

pompano
12/18/2021 9:59 pm

and that too

WaywerdSon
12/18/2021 9:57 pm

holee fuk……….that just happened

pompano
12/18/2021 9:57 pm

dayummm…

NovaChiefs
12/18/2021 9:54 pm

Greg clearly didn’t excel at maths. It was a 2 possession game before the FG

pompano
12/18/2021 9:50 pm
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