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Discussion in 'Sports' started by JohnBM01, Mar 4, 2018.
AFC Championship. Same , different year.
****ing ridiculous drive in OT from the Pats. Ngl was hoping Chiefs would get it done, but have to take my hat off and congratulate New England on what was an intense game. Hope the Rams can spoil the party in Atlanta...
I, for one, am appreciative that New England is finally shedding their image as the underdog.
You had one job KC!
Oh well, guess I'm rooting for the Rams by default.
Maybe the Rams won't forget how to rush the quarterback.
So... Super Bowl LIII is set! If you selected this as the game to be played in Atlanta...
* (SB53) LAR Rams vs. NE Patriots
...you're right! There is obviously great controversy in this, especially with the Rams at Saints game. I heard there was even a petition signed by about 75K people for this game to have a rematch. And look who's back playing for it all- the New England Patriots. I read New England is the 3rd ever team to make it to three straight Super Bowls (Buffalo and Miami are the other two). Usually, most people think of the NBA in regards to a Los Angeles vs. Boston deal, especially the likes of the L.A. Lakers and the Boston Celtics. Well here, it's the Los Angeles Rams against the New England Patriots.
We got a LOT of time to discuss who we all think will win Super Bowl LIII when it is played out in Atlanta in about two weeks time. So tell it GTPlanet- will the champions of the 2018 season be the Rams or the Patriots?
[UPDATE] Oops! 2018 season, not 2019 season. Changes made.
Patriots. Mainly because I think they will. And I don't want the Rams to win it.
Not watching it now, so I don't care.
Earlier today, I learned my Houston Texans will play in London, England, UK for the first time ever next season. They will take on the Jacksonville Jaguars in London. Also to debut in London next season will be the Carolina Panthers. The cats from Charlotte will meet the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in London. So we're going to have an AFC South match and an NFC South match in London next season. Other matches in the UK next season: Chicago vs. Oakland, and Cincinnati vs. Los Angeles Rams. In Mexico, it will be Kansas City vs. Los Angeles Chargers.
A lot of the sports shows are opening up the discussion on reviewing Pass Interference after the faux pas in the Rams at Saints game on a blown Defensive Pass Interference call. I heard the Canadian Football League (CFL) challenges P.I. calls, but some say the NFL should follow suit. What say you on this matter?
Yes. Absolutely. I heard Jeff Reinebold say this on Sky yesterday. If they really want to promote safety and penalise challenges like those, they should take measures to ensure that it would at least be challengeable. Even if the Steelers PI call in their game vs the Saints would be corrected.
According to the sports radio I heard yesterday on my ride home from work, Sean Payton is on the NFL's Competition Committee and there will be significant rule changes next year as a result of the missed call from Sunday's game. There was a vote last offseason by the committee on allowing coaches to challenge any play during the game. The results came close enough to passing that it is almost a given it will be changed for next year.
Bigger question though. Why, after Brees throws a prayer that he is lucky Ted Ginn, Jr. caught, is Payton throwing the ball on 1st down? The Saints were at like the 20 yard line and LA only had 2 timeouts. The game is basically over. Then, after the incomplete pass on 1st down, the Saints have to try and score the TD, because they blew closing out the game, and we get the controversial call.
If the Saints run the ball for three downs and kick a gimme, the Rams would have had, at best, maybe 45 seconds and no timeouts to go down the field and kick a field goal to force OT. Payton can blame the refs for the bad call but he needs to take ownership of his own blunder and not just running the clock down. They also got the ball first in OT and had their chance to win then or to play some defense and stop the Rams OT drive.
I can't imagine the NFL wanted that Super Bowl matchup. I'm sure it wanted a MNF rematch between the Chiefs and the Rams. Now you have an LA team, where it's local fan base doesn't care about football, and the Patriots, a team that a majority of NFL fans are probably sick of. I'll probably watch the game, but I can't say I'll be terribly interested in it.
No... why, with 11 seconds remaining and a chance to beat the Patriots, were the Chiefs kicking a field goal to go to OT and never touch the ball again? You have to take one more shot.
Afraid of a possible interception in the end zone that would have ended the game?
That's how you get to go home. Not taking chances against the Pats in the post-season. If they give you even one play where you can win, you play to win.
Sorry, I didn't watch that game because I knew who would win.
I do see your point though;11 seconds is more than enough time for a shot at the end zone. You can't play it safe and expect win against Bellicheat.
lol Sexy Rexy linked to the newly-opened DC position on the Chiefs.
*Laughs in Bills gear*
atleast you don't have to play the Pats twice a year
EDIT: In an attempt to undermine Brady's 5 SBs, Brady has never faced an all-time great QB in the SB
- Kurt Warner
- Donovan McNabb
- Jake Delhomme
- Eli Manning x2
- Russell Wilson
- Matt Ryan
- Nick Foles
- and now Jared Goff
Quite a list of good-but-not-all-time-great QBs.
Apparently he got all these things at a tag sale?
I dislike Brady as much as any none Patriots fan - But he did run into Peyton Manning an awfull lot, not in the SB, but in the Playoffs. And more often than not, he beat him as well.
Peyton was actually 3-2 against Brady in the AFC Championship Game
While Peyton was still playing, the AFC title game was basically the Super Bowl.
Hall of fame does not equal all time great. If you were to name a top 10, there's no way you're putting Kurt Warner up there.
Also since 2003, only four QBs have represented the AFC: Brady, Manning, Big Ben, and Flacco.
Brady has never actually faced another QB in any game, because he plays against the other team's defense. A more accurate position to take here would have been that Belichick has never faced [insert QB] in the SB. And yea, Bill faced some epic QBs in the post season prior to the SB. Bill is the biggest thing that undermines Brady's SB rings. Because the patriots have been an awesome team year after year because of how well coached they are. When Brady has been injured, his backup has also done quite well with the team. Belichick, as much as everyone (including me) hates him, is destined for the hall of fame and is quite possibly the greatest coach ever.
So how great is Brady? Obviously he's very good, no question. But is he the greatest of all time? Hard to say, he's playing for the greatest coach of all time.
Are you telling me Matt Cassell isn't going to the hall of fame?
Belichick also wanted Jimmy G over Gramps as his QB. He has seen the writing on the wall.
It's like there used to be a balance between good and evil. And when Peyton retired it just disappeared. And Big Ben chokes too much to take his place.