The official NFL thread 16/17

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  1. mark82

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    Wish people would stop banging on about deflategate like it was the reason the Pats won that year. It broke the rules but it made no difference whatsoever. Think their performances since prove that.

    Would love to see the Falcons win. Always good to see different teams getting to the big game, it's what makes the game great. Even the Browns chance will come again eventually, and probably sooner than people think. They have 4 picks in the top two rounds of the draft this year. That's some serious team building power, particularly if they can pick up DeShaun Watson at number 12 who is being seriously undervalued.
     
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    Nobody would even remember Deflategate if we used one of our three chances to HAND LYNCH THE FUCKING BALL not still bitter doesn't still hurt at all
     
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    Pete carrolls face when he knew he cocked up on the calls was priceless though.
     
  4. covcity4life

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    we all ready for superbowl sunday then?

    i must say if favourite team dont make it the week off inbetween really dampens my enthusiasm. and then 1 game and seasons over till september
     
  5. CCFC88

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    Can't say Ive ever seen an ounce of real glory as a Redskins fan, Patiots being my second team I will be in their camp this weekend. Every SB I have watched has ended in me highly lubricated and I expect this Sunday to be no different.

    May have a couple of beers as well.
     
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    i dont drink much anymore. never have on my own. always sober for superbowl

    i will record it and start watchig it at 1am. fast fwd inbetween most plays,watch halftime show.fast fwd stoppages in 2nd half and usualy catch up with live coverage with about 7 minutes remaining of 4th quarter
     
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    I'm watching on the Beeb this year. I normally go with Sky but they've ditched big Kev and Neil Reynolds is a toolshed, whereas 'Chappers', Osi Umenyiora and Jason Bell have been ace on that weekly show after MOTD.
     
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  8. CCFC88

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    Last year was the first time I've watched it in Coventry, we went to Rileys, the Cov uni team had some sort of do on so the atmosphere was ok, this year we are going to Hickorys in Burton Green
     
  9. scubasteve

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    a few mates are coming round mine, so plenty of beer and pizza. day off work Monday so I cant wait. routing for the falcons, hopefully they can get a quick start like they did vs. green bay, either way I expect a tight game.
     
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    this will also be the first year i watch on bbc and not sky simply because i love jason bell and osi. chappers grown on me too and he used to annoy me on british sports
     
  11. Otis

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    Wow!!!!

    Just WOW!!!!!

    Unbelievable.
     
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    Wow, can't believe it. Go Patriots!!

    Shame its on so bloody late, would love to have watched it.

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  13. Otis

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    I watched it on the Beeb, couldn't believe what I was seeing, so watched it all over again on Sky (having recorded it too).

    Was just about to go to bed. 28-3 down it was all over. Game set and match to Atlanta, but Brady is Brady and you can never discount him.

    Now being hailed as the best QB ever in the history of the game.
     
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    He probably deserves it as well.

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  15. CCFC88

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    Incredible, the first half and most of the 3rd quarter was an almost flawless performance from ATL on both sides of the ball, the D line seemed to be getting to TB whenever they fancied, Julio Jones was doing things we didn't think even he could do and Matt Ryan was calmness personified, it was like the GB game all over again!

    One difference however, Where GB had a loose cannon controlling their destiny NE had the best QB in the world!

    With just 23 minutes left and 25 points down he executed methodical drive after methodical drive after methodical drive, a catch off the Falcons legs, a fumble, 2 2 point conversions and the flip of a coin there was only ever going to be one outcome, after the punishment he took in the first half this was remarkable!

    The Falcons will be kicking themselves though, with just under 5 minutes left and sat at 1&10 on the NE 22 a combination of sacks and penalties sent them back to the 45 and out of FG range, why they didn't run the ball in 3 times over taking time/TO's off the board and a FGin that position still puzzles me and ultimately could have put themselves out of sight.
     
  16. Otis

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    Yep, agree. They were in field goal range. Kicked that and they would have been two scores clear.

    I think one thing of note was all the pressure the Falcons blitzing was putting on the NE offensive line.

    They kept getting to Brady and forced him to hurry. Trouble was of course, they didn't have the stamina to keep this up all game, so as they tired Brady was allowed more time on the ball and his line gave him much better protection.

    Once Brady got that protection he was moving the ball up the field at will.

    Think the two key factors also, apart from pushing Atlanta out of FG range, were the Edelman wonder grab and then the Pats winning the toss in OT. As they had the momentum and Brady could no longer be stopped, it really did look like a formality that he would drive them straight down the field and score again once they won that toss.
     
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    what I think cost the falcons was their defence was gassed by the 4th quater. Falcons offence was so explosive they were scoring too quick and their defence wasn't getting any rest.
    And then when they were in field goal range to put it back to a 2 score game with little time on the clock, opting to pass and getting the flag, then a sack, if they ran the ball and took the long field goal its game over.
    All credit to brady though that was some come back and that catch by edelman how it didn't touch the ground I don't know. Great game.
     
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    I wanted Atlanta to win it, but all the way I was thinking 'it's not that much of a lead, but no way can they-' and then that happened. You can't deny a comeback like that. Worth staying up for!
     
  19. Otis

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    I honestly thought it was all over at 28-3.

    At half time I thought the Pats might be in with a sniff, but had to score first in the 3rd quarter. When the Falcons extended their lead with a further touchdown to make it 28-3 I believed that was the final nail in the coffin.

    What a comeback after that. Incredible.
     
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  20. CCFC88

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    Yep, they spent almost the entire 2nd quarter on the field, even putting points on the board whilst they were at it. Came out after HT a quick 3 and out followed by another TD stretching the lead to 28-3, they must have thought they were almost home and dry!
     
  21. covcity4life

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    Wow what a game. Gutted for falcons but we witnesses magic last night

    Although i must say that the game was boring for 3 quarters lol

    Overall great superbowl though. Gaga alright halftime show too

    Few games on madden then post it back to signal end of nfl seaaon lol
     
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  22. Otis

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    And thoughts on Brady?

    Best QB ever? That's what a few pundits were saying last night.
     
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    *every pundit in the world
     
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    Witnessing magic is words aboit brady last night otis.

    I dont think ive ever put brady down? I just said rogers is the best for me present day. He just has that magic which makes him best for me. Rodgers woukd have won it in regukation last night with a hail mary instead of rhat novelty screen pass play lol

    You cant argur with 5 superbowls though. No ossue with brady being called GOAT
     
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  25. CCFC88

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    Stat of the day

    The Patriots have not scored a single first quarter point in their 7 trips to the superbowl with Brady & Belicheck!
     
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  26. CCFC88

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    Brady wasn't playing that day lol
     
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    Now to find something to do every Sunday evening for the next 7 months
     
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    I fear for ryan. Thete is a chance falcons will never get back thete. Gotta take these chances whilst you can
     
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    I said last night to the lads I was watching it with, this could really hurt them, look at the way the Panthers played this year. I have no idea where they are at with players out of contract etc.

    NFC south could be real tough next year, you have to expect the Panthers to be better, Tampa Bay seemed to be getting their act together at the end of the season and the Saints/Brees will always score points in a shootout.
     
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  30. Otis

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    Yeah, I agree.

    Sometimes it is your moment and last night was just that for Atlanta and in spite of the Pats amazing comeback, that was in part down to Falcons errors and poor play calling.
     
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    I wish they showed pre-season warm up games on Sky.

    Would be great to see teams putting their sides together.
     
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    Now their offensive Co-ordinator starts his new job as head coach of the 49ers, top of his list of things to do, find a qb who can throw the ball like Matt Ryan, a search that begins at his former team in DC.
     
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    A fg woukd have ended it probably but ryan got sacked abd lost yards

    What brought them to the dance though i suppose.
     
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    that was some game, some outrageous catches aswell, i was like thats pats done and dusted anyways TB looks gone, fucker took the rains and just pinged the ball drive after drive. Poor atlanta just crumbled i really feel for julio and ryan too!
     
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    just finished Last Chance U on netflix. brilliant documentry about a Mississippi highschool football team.
     
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