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With the midpoint of the season in full swing, we are beginning to understand which teams are front runners, jockeying for position in the playoffs and which teams will be selecting early in April's draft.

 

This week's slate of games kicks off tonight with the Patriots traveling to Atlanta to face the Falcons for the first time since Super Bowl LI. A game the Falcons had no business losing but somehow managed to hand Brady and company their 5th ring. Since that day, Atlanta has been on a downward spiral having replaced their coach and much of the roster. The Patriots went on to win another SB but after that season ('19) Brady moved on to the Buccaneers and the Patriots fell from the lofty perch that they enjoyed for two decades.

 

Mac Jones is their new QB and has led them to a record of 6-4, just half a game behind the division-leading Buffalo Bills. Should they win tonight, depending upon the outcome of this weekend's Bills game, they would be in first place in the AFCE. It is still early in the rookie's career to be anointing him the next Brady but, he has looked pretty good in Belichick's scheme. It will be interesting to see whether defenses catch up and figure out ways to slow him down. If not, we may be looking at another decade-plus of a strong New England team.

 

There are a number of other games this weekend that have playoff-seeding implications. Depending upon the results, there could be a shakeup of the AFC standings.

 

 

Visitor Home Info Location
 Patriots  Falcons Thu, 11/18, 8:20 p.m. ET, FOX/NFL Network Mercedes-Benz Stadium
 Colts  Bills 1 p.m. ET, CBS Highmark Stadium
 Ravens  Bears 1 p.m. ET, CBS Soldier Field
 Lions  Browns 1 p.m. ET, FOX FirstEnergy Stadium
 Texans  Titans 1 p.m. ET, CBS Nissan Stadium
 Packers  Vikings 1 p.m. ET, FOX U.S. Bank Stadium
 Dolphins  Jets 1 p.m. ET, CBS MetLife Stadium
 Saints  Eagles 1 p.m. ET, FOX Lincoln Financial Field
 Washington  Panthers 1 p.m. ET, FOX Bank of America Stadium
 49ers  Jaguars 1 p.m. ET, FOX TIAA Bank Field
 Bengals  Raiders 4:05 p.m. ET, CBS Allegiant Stadium
 Cowboys  Chiefs 4:25 p.m. ET, FOX Arrowhead Stadium
 Cardinals  Seahawks 4:25 p.m. ET, FOX Lumen Field
 Steelers  Chargers 8:20 p.m. ET, NBC SoFi Stadium
 Giants  Buccaneers Mon, 11/22, 8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN Raymond James Stadium

 

 

Rooting interests this week include:

Falcons

Bears

Lions

Texans

Dolphins/Jets, lol

Bengals

Cowboys

Chargers

 

Go Bills!

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Crap Throwing Clavin
6 hours ago, Foxx said:


Rooting interests this week include:

 

Dolphins/Jets, lol

 

 

https://theskylive.com/near-earth-objects

 

Near Earth Objects (NEO): Earth's Upcoming Close Approaches with Asteroids

 

Edit: Although, as I reflect on it, hitting this shit-fest of a game with a giant flaming meteor would be rather redundant, wouldn't it?

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Pointing out, highlighting, and spotlighting redundancy.
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16 minutes ago, DaBillsFanSince1973 said:

watch the damn pats drop 50 on the lowly falcons tonight.

 

 

hope not, would like to see the falcons bring on the upset?

 

Pats are due for an upset.  Why not tonight.

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25 minutes ago, Core Four said:

 

Pats are due for an upset.  Why not tonight.

 

There's been discussion about the problems for teams making the road trip on the short week, but of the 10 TNF games so far, six were won by home teams, which doesn't tell us much. 

 

The Falcons seem to be hit or miss this year, mostly beating  bad teams, so a lot depends on who shows up. Unfortunately the birds have a habit of giving up big leads, none bigger than to the Pats* in the SB, but these ain't those teams.

 

Is it too much to ask for the upset? I don't think so.

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4 minutes ago, IDBillzFan said:

 

There's been discussion about the problems for teams making the road trip on the short week, but of the 10 TNF games so far, six were won by home teams, which doesn't tell us much. 

 

The Falcons seem to be hit or miss this year, mostly beating  bad teams, so a lot depends on who shows up. Unfortunately the birds have a habit of giving up big leads, none bigger than to the Pats* in the SB, but these ain't those teams.

 

Is it too much to ask for the upset? I don't think so.

 

Okay...but is it too much to ask for the majority of calls from the officials to make sense tonight?

 

Probably.

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Just now, Crap Throwing Monkey said:

 

Okay...but is it too much to ask for the majority of calls from the officials to make sense tonight?

 

Probably.

 

I got a shiny nickel that says the new darling of the NFL who "is every good as Brady in his first nine games" gets a PI off a 3rd-and-long heave to the endzone.

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Just now, IDBillzFan said:

 

I got a shiny nickel that says the new darling of the NFL who "is every good as Brady in his first nine games" gets a PI off a 3rd-and-long heave to the endzone.

 

I've got a whole quarter that says we never hear him say "How many times we gotta score?" like we heard Allen say last year.

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13 minutes ago, Foxx said:

I'm hoping we see plenty of the Dirty Bird tonight.

Nephews finished the Bird cage yesterday. Still dirty , but flame resistant ;  )

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1 hour ago, Crap Throwing Monkey said:

 

I've got a whole quarter that says we never hear him say "How many times we gotta score?" like we heard Allen say last year.

Do you have a whole quarter for Audrey too?

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