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Re: NFL playoffs

Post by THEWELLERNUT70 » Mon Jan 24, 2022 5:23 pm

From what I've seen this season I had a little flutter on the 49ers. They look to have something about them

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Re: NFL playoffs

Post by Belial » Mon Jan 24, 2022 6:36 pm

claret wizard wrote:
Mon Jan 24, 2022 11:52 am
It’s on the BBC NFL page. That is an incredible weekend of games. Got to think KC with Mahomes will be the favs now.
KC are huge favourites... but...at nearly 4/1 I'll be lumping on the Bengals. With their weapons they can beat anyone (as they did v KC earlier in the season)

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Re: NFL playoffs

Post by minnieclaret » Mon Jan 24, 2022 7:37 pm

4 solid teams left Jimmy G being the weakest QB, of the 4, rules San Fran out for me.
I think Rams are the best balanced side either side of the ball so I’ll go with them.

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Re: NFL playoffs

Post by Goddy » Mon Jan 24, 2022 7:53 pm

minnieclaret wrote:
Mon Jan 24, 2022 7:37 pm
4 solid teams left Jimmy G being the weakest QB, of the 4, rules San Fran out for me.
I think Rams are the best balanced side either side of the ball so I’ll go with them.
Fair enough, although Mahomes is something else and just can't see past the Chiefs (when you add in Kelce and Hill as part of the Chiefs' offence).

Either way, the Champ games look great and, with those 4 teams, I'm hoping for another cracking Superbowl in mid-Feb

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Re: NFL playoffs

Post by Milltown1882 » Mon Jan 24, 2022 11:08 pm

minnieclaret wrote:
Mon Jan 24, 2022 7:37 pm
4 solid teams left Jimmy G being the weakest QB, of the 4, rules San Fran out for me.
I think Rams are the best balanced side either side of the ball so I’ll go with them.
49ers have the best run game in the league and in Warner and Bosa have two all-Pros on the D. Jimmy G has been carrying injuries for weeks but clearly knows he’s in the last chance saloon with Lance ready and waiting, maybe even if he does win the Super Bowl. The fact the Rams are refusing to sell tickets to anyone outside of LA shows they’re rattled already.

I think Mahomes takes another ring this year.

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Re: NFL playoffs

Post by dsr » Tue Jan 25, 2022 11:20 am

FCBurnley wrote:
Mon Jan 24, 2022 12:24 pm
Huge outcry here about NFL OT rules. Currently it’s a bit like a penalty shootout where if first team scores it’s all over !
For those not up on the rules. They toss a coin for possession. If first team gets a td it’s game over. If theY only get a field goal Then second team gets a chance to score a td. If they do they win. If they only get a fg then next score wins. Crazy
I believe the stats show that the side winning the toss still only wins about half the games, so on balance it's probably as fair as it can be. If both sides were guaranteed a possession then there would be a huge advantage for the team going second because they would know exactly what they had to do.

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Re: NFL playoffs

Post by Goddy » Tue Jan 25, 2022 11:41 am

dsr wrote:
Tue Jan 25, 2022 11:20 am
I believe the stats show that the side winning the toss still only wins about half the games, so on balance it's probably as fair as it can be. If both sides were guaranteed a possession then there would be a huge advantage for the team going second because they would know exactly what they had to do.
I agree, dsr.

It's still down to the team losing the toss to defend. If they do that effectively (and stop the oppo altogether), they then get an advantage in that a field goal wins it. If they limit the team who has the ball first to a field goal they also get a chance with the ball.

I actually don't have problem with things as they stand - think it's quite a good system, all things considered.

Shouldn't ever have been an issue, though, in this game, had Buffalo kicked off with a grubber kick (or whatever the Americans call that) and forced Mahomes to have one play to save the game (assuming, of course, Buffalo tackled the kick-off returner 'properly')

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Re: NFL playoffs

Post by Milltown1882 » Sun Jan 30, 2022 8:02 pm

Big games tonight!

Let’s go 49ers!!!

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Re: NFL playoffs

Post by Milltown1882 » Sun Jan 30, 2022 9:01 pm

First game looks a blowout. Chiefs running away with it.

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Re: NFL playoffs

Post by minnieclaret » Sun Jan 30, 2022 10:39 pm

Milltown1882 wrote:
Sun Jan 30, 2022 9:01 pm
First game looks a blowout. Chiefs running away with it.
Are you still watching?

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Re: NFL playoffs

Post by Braindead » Sun Jan 30, 2022 10:42 pm

If the Bengals win this it will be astonishing.

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Re: NFL playoffs

Post by 1968claret » Sun Jan 30, 2022 10:50 pm

Great game so far

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Re: NFL playoffs

Post by KRBFC » Sun Jan 30, 2022 11:04 pm

Mahomes fumbles at the end too

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Re: NFL playoffs

Post by Milltown1882 » Sun Jan 30, 2022 11:05 pm

What a game this is. Back to the ridiculous OT rules again

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Re: NFL playoffs

Post by Milltown1882 » Sun Jan 30, 2022 11:06 pm

Chiefs making their way through two weeks in a row on the same ridiculous rules.

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Re: NFL playoffs

Post by Milltown1882 » Sun Jan 30, 2022 11:10 pm

Bell!!!!! What a pick

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Re: NFL playoffs

Post by Milltown1882 » Sun Jan 30, 2022 11:18 pm

What. A. Game.

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Re: NFL playoffs

Post by Belial » Sun Jan 30, 2022 11:19 pm

Wow. What a finish. Burrow and Chase will be something else for years. Had £15 on the Bengals/Rams double

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Re: NFL playoffs

Post by minnieclaret » Sun Jan 30, 2022 11:19 pm

WOW
Brilliant D from Bengals 2nd half & OT.
Mahomes ran himself knackered them last few plays.
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Re: NFL playoffs

Post by PremierLeagueClass » Sun Jan 30, 2022 11:22 pm

Anyone that doesn’t follow this sport, you’re missing out…

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Re: NFL playoffs

Post by minnieclaret » Mon Jan 31, 2022 12:00 pm

Another excellent Championship game between the Rams & 49ers. No spoiler but it is decided late.
Interesting Superbowl to come Burrows, a star in the making, v Stafford or Jimmy G, both having something to prove after long careers.
I know who my favourites are and why but I’ll sit on it until Superbowl Sunday when we know how the injuries have affected both sides.

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