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Week 16 NFL Live Thread
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Posted on 12/19/2013 5:30:42 AM PST by Bender2


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1 posted on 12/19/2013 5:30:42 AM PST by Bender2
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To: big'ol_freeper; shove_it; TrueKnightGalahad; Larry Lucido; Diplomat; RockinRight; Army Air Corps; ..
Okay, okay... I'm lazy today--

After the last two weeks... can you blame me?

2 posted on 12/19/2013 5:32:46 AM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Bender2

3 posted on 12/19/2013 5:33:39 AM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Bender2
Ticket prices: YES!!!!!

Betting lines: NO!!!

(jess funnin')

4 posted on 12/19/2013 5:52:42 AM PST by ken5050 (I still miss Howlin)
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To: Bender2

I’m going to go with the tunas over beefaloes...rest of the picks later


5 posted on 12/19/2013 6:40:38 AM PST by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: Bender2

How bad must the Jets be that my beloved browns are thought to even have a chance of beating them?


6 posted on 12/19/2013 7:06:12 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: big'ol_freeper

Thursday Evening Feetball is over, so you have plenty of time, big.


7 posted on 12/19/2013 7:12:43 AM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Bender2

Take it as easy as you want to, buddy. Just know that Jerra Jones didn’t look too happy when he choppered away from att stadium, Sunday evening.


8 posted on 12/19/2013 7:17:01 AM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: Bender2

Oh.


9 posted on 12/19/2013 7:26:10 AM PST by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: Howie66

If I had a fantasy team, I’d start Kirk Cousins as my QB.


10 posted on 12/19/2013 7:27:07 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Bender2; Impy; Perdogg; darkangel82; dfwgator; BeadCounter; NFHale

My picks:

MIA
CIN
KC
STL
NYJ
DAL
CAR
TEN
DEN
DET
SEA
GB
SD
BAL
CHI
SF

Playoffs: SF has been humiliated the last couple times they’ve played in SEA; not beating them there this year in the playoffs.

Could KC, SD and BAL be sleepers in the AFC? I HATE BAL, so hopefully not. ABB - Anyone But Baltimore for me.

New stadium in MN/”I say good riddance Metrodome.”: Right, only way to legally steal public money is to pretend the money will be recouped via trade shows and other things in addition to NFL games. If the current weather patterns hold up, the next SB in NJ will be a frigid disaster, thus ending the “outside cold weather SB” experiment stupidity. IIRC, the last “outdoor cold weather SB” was in MN ironically.

“SB will be SEA versus DEN in a snowstorm. Manning’s “legacy” is on the line. If he finishes with 1 SB (over Rex Grossman) and Rory Culkin finishes with 2 over the Pats, ouch.”

Rory Culkin - OUCH!!!

“CAR is the competition for SEA.”

That’s it.

“Candlestick park is also going bye bye.”

Khent was with me and the g/f when we went to SF a few years ago; he wanted to rub his bare irma on the same field where Joe “THE GREATEST QB EVER” Montana ran, sweat, rolled around and spit. Alas, a visit there was vetoed by the g/f on the grounds that we went to see the Red Sox in OAK on said trip and she had no interest in going to Candlestick Park, especially for lewd activities. Gadzooks.

““Levi’s Stadium” (tagline “The Field of Jeans”, fail) in Santa Clara will be the new home of the niners.”

Gay.


11 posted on 12/19/2013 8:21:04 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (You're a very weird person, Yossarian.)
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To: GOPsterinMA
New stadium in MN/”I say good riddance Metrodome.”: Right, only way to legally steal public money is to pretend the money will be recouped via trade shows and other things in addition to NFL games. If the current weather patterns hold up, the next SB in NJ will be a frigid disaster, thus ending the “outside cold weather SB” experiment stupidity. IIRC, the last “outdoor cold weather SB” was in MN ironically.

Bring back "The Met".


12 posted on 12/19/2013 8:22:57 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

But...but...the chardonnay would be served too cold...


13 posted on 12/19/2013 8:28:22 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (You're a very weird person, Yossarian.)
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To: BenLurkin; All

I believe it was Muhammad Ali who once said “If you even dream of beating me, you better wake up and apologize”!


14 posted on 12/19/2013 8:35:52 AM PST by mozarky2 (Ya never stand so tall as when ya stoop to stomp a statist...)
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To: All

So we must be to a few Saturday games, last two weekends of the year, usually works that way.


15 posted on 12/19/2013 9:22:28 AM PST by BeadCounter
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To: BeadCounter

I AM WRONG, looks like NO SATURDAY GAMES


16 posted on 12/19/2013 9:42:47 AM PST by BeadCounter
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To: BeadCounter

http://deadspin.com/5716085/the-nfl-is-phasing-out-saturday-afternoon-football-because-they-hate-you


17 posted on 12/19/2013 9:45:47 AM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: dfwgator
If I had a fantasy team, I’d start Kirk Cousins as my QB.

What do you mean 'IF' you had a fantasy team? You really don't have one? What are you, a communist or somethin'?

18 posted on 12/19/2013 9:50:37 AM PST by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: Bender2
The only thing that will salvage my season at this point is seeing the Cowboys lose to the Redskins.

(Note that I did not say anything about Washington actually beating anyone. If the Redskins are ahead at the end of the game, it will only be due to a gift offered up by Tony Choke-mo and the Dallas coaching staff.)

19 posted on 12/19/2013 9:53:29 AM PST by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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20 posted on 12/19/2013 9:55:04 AM PST by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: Hoodat

Yes, because only the Cowboys’ coaches could stop handing the ball off to a guy who had 100 yards rushing at halftime, with a 23-point lead.

I mean, really?? How stupid is that?


21 posted on 12/19/2013 9:56:26 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: mozarky2

Cassius Clay certainly had a way with words!


22 posted on 12/19/2013 10:07:05 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: mozarky2

Gaseous Cassius, as he was known at the time.


23 posted on 12/19/2013 10:08:56 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Bender2

Somehow, the Steelers are still mathematically alive. That loss to Miami a couple of weeks ago really looms large now, as I really don’t want to think of the Rube Goldbergian mechanism that’d have to fall into place for them to vault over BAL, MIA, and SD.

In any event I have to echo the upthread sentiment of “anyone but Baltimore” for that #6 AFC spot.


24 posted on 12/19/2013 10:16:32 AM PST by kevkrom (I'm not an unreasonable man... well, actually, I am. But hear me out anyway.)
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To: dfwgator

What?? Not Toni Romo?


25 posted on 12/19/2013 11:03:33 AM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: Howie66

Not so much a reflection on Romo,as it is the Cowboys’ defense(less).


26 posted on 12/19/2013 11:18:33 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Bender2

I taking raiders over Chargers

49ers over Dirty birds


27 posted on 12/19/2013 12:36:38 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: nascarnation

Thank you for enlightening me on this topic!


28 posted on 12/19/2013 12:52:23 PM PST by BeadCounter
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To: Bender2
Not lazy...

Bender was......busy.

And where did this guy come from?

Hmmm

Flippers over the Buffarillas

Bengays over the Bi-queens

Cigar Guys over the Dolts

Lambs over Buginears

Hershey Trails over the Contrails

Cowbots over the the Dreadskins (here we go again?)

Gay German Tanks over the East Houston Devils

Stoned Ponies over the West New Orleans Texicans.

Lyers over the Midgets

Seachickens over the Redhats

Fudgepackers over the Stealers

Zappers over the Gayders

Crows over the Cheatriots

Beagles over the Koalas

Phonywhiners over the Edsels

29 posted on 12/19/2013 1:21:16 PM PST by eldoradude (Let's water the tree of liberty with THEIR blood...)
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To: eldoradude; big'ol_freeper; shove_it; TrueKnightGalahad; Larry Lucido; Diplomat; RockinRight; ...
Re: Not lazy. Bender was... busy.

And where did this guy come... from?

Well, dude, as I recall, we were playing spin... the pizza--

I took a hit off that new Tesla... E-Cigarette--

Then I was giving Zoidberg... a shocking back rub!

I looked around and I was on... TV!

I seem to be co-starring in "Orange... the New Black" on Netflix--

I started feeling split... down the middle!

I ran to the bathroom to barf, but it was... occupied!

I then felt very, very tiny... and alone!

Then-- Then NOT... ALONE--

NOT ALONE... AT ALL!

After a flash of white, big and I were crashing... a funeral.

My head then seem to balloon up... in size!

Someone handed me a cigarette but it made me fell even more... strange and very hot--

I asked the tattooed guy to get me some ice... from that weird ice bucket--

Then a very comely trashcan... started coming on to me--

Then someone pushed my button... and it all went to... black!

So, to wrap up, I don't care who this kid... is--

I want to know who the hell is this... kid's father?

30 posted on 12/19/2013 6:58:40 PM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: GOPsterinMA
Rory Culkin - OUCH!!!

If the shoe fits!!

31 posted on 12/19/2013 8:55:29 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Bender2

R2!! How could you? You told me there was no one else!

32 posted on 12/19/2013 9:04:51 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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UPDATE! TIEBREAKERS
NFC SEED #3 & #4 PHIL DAL DET CHI
PHIL XXX - PHIL-1 TBD-1
DAL DAL-1 XXX - -
DET - DET-1 XXX DET-1
CHI TBD-1 CHI-1 - XXX

1- ...HEAD-TO-HEAD
2- ...DIV REC
3- ...CONF REC
4- ...COMMON GAMES
XXX = no tie is possible.

TBD tiebreakers (to be determined) were explained in detail in week14 thread ... and later in this thread
33 posted on 12/19/2013 9:15:32 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT (h2h? head-to-head)
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UPDATE! TIEBREAKERS
NFC WILDCARD, ETC CAR SAN FRAN ARIZ
CAR XXX CAR-1 -
SAN FRAN - XXX SF-2
ARIZ ARIZ-1 - XXX
SAINTS SAINTS-2 SAINTS-1 SAINTS-1

1- ...HEAD-TO-HEAD
2- ...DIV REC
3- ...CONF REC
4- ...COMMON GAMES
XXX = no tie is possible.

TBD tiebreakers (to be determined) were explained in detail in week14 thread ... and later in this thread
34 posted on 12/19/2013 9:22:23 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT (h2h? head-to-head)
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To: Impy
Re: R2!! How could you? You told me... there was no one else!

Beepity boop bop whiss... zingity sop sop clank!

Well, you heard it, C3... right from the horse's mouth.

35 posted on 12/19/2013 10:15:02 PM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Bender2

Only two games left in the regular season. Lot of games with playoff repercussions this weekend. So here we go!

Miami beats Buffalo to keep the Fish’ hopes alive.

Vikings continue their surprising play and top the Bungles.

KC throttles the fading Colts.

TB beats the Lambs.

Browns over the woeful Jets.

The Cowboys can’t possibly lose to the ‘Skins. Can they? Cowboys.

Carolina wins the rematch against the Saints.

Titans over the Jags.

Broncos over the Titans.

Lions rebound against Eli and the Jints.

Seattle unbeatable at home, as the Cards discover.

Green Bay over Big Ben.

How could San Diego beat the Broncos in Denver and then lose to Oakland at home? They can’t. Bolts!

Ravens - Pats. This will go down to the last play. I give the Ravens the edge because they are at home.

Reborn Bears keep winning.

Seven-Squareds beat the hapless Falcons.


36 posted on 12/20/2013 12:40:46 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: dfwgator

Jason Garrett should be fired for losing that game, plain and simple.


37 posted on 12/20/2013 12:43:21 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: All

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/features/writers/expert/picks/against-the-spread/16 (check the webpage, you can actually pick a team and see what percentage picks as you do)

Der Panzers
The Bangels walk like an Egyptian for a win over the Vikingos
Pieles Rojas
Los Caciques (Chiefs) of Kansas City
Rams
Browns
Broncos
Phins
Jaguars
Lions
CARDINALS
Chargers
Baltimore Crows
Packers (Pacadores I think)
Osos de Chicago
NinetyFourers


38 posted on 12/20/2013 6:49:01 AM PST by BeadCounter
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To: BeadCounter
Yes, there looks to be some good football this weekend. Yes, I was redlisted one year but I got out of that in quick time.

When it snows ain't it thrilling? Though your nose gets a chilling We'll frolic and play the Eskimo way Walking in the winter wonderland

39 posted on 12/20/2013 7:00:47 AM PST by BeadCounter
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To: Hoodat

Amen to that.


40 posted on 12/20/2013 7:29:28 AM PST by alarm rider (Basically, we are toast.)
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To: BeadCounter
Looks like this is off-the-wall but believe it or not, most NFL teams, possibly pre-merger made a Christmas album as well, not much on the net to prove it, singing songs like "All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth"


41 posted on 12/20/2013 7:39:23 AM PST by BeadCounter
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To: BeadCounter

Sure 'nuff, none of these teams are bringing up the rear regarding cheerleaders

42 posted on 12/20/2013 8:00:09 AM PST by BeadCounter
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TIEBREAKERS #3 OF FOUR
AFC SEEDING DENVER KC CINCY PATS INDY
DENVER X DEN-1 - - -
KC - X XXX - XXX
CINCY CINCY-3 CINCY-3 X CINCY-1 CINCY-1
PATS PATS-1 PATS-3 - X -
INDY INDY-1 XXX - INDY-3 X

other notes:
BALT has tiebreaker over CINCY, DIV REC (BALT-2)
NFC
SF has tiebreaker over SEA, div rec (SF-2)
SEA has tiebreaker over N.O., h2h (SEA-1)
43 posted on 12/20/2013 9:56:23 AM PST by campaignPete R-CT (h2h? head-to-head)
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TIEBREAKERS #4 OF 4
AFC WILDCARD MIAMI JETS BALT PITT CINCY SAN DIEGO
MIAMI X - - MIA-1,3 MIA-1,3 MIA-1,3
JETS JETS-2 X - - XXX JETS-4
BALT BALT-1 BALT-1,3 X - BALT-2 BALT-3
PITT - PITT-1,3 PITT-4 X XXX PITT-3
CINCY - XXX - XXX X CINCY-1,3
SAN DIEGO - - - - - X

1- ...HEAD-TO-HEAD
2- ...DIV REC
3- ...CONF REC
4- ...COMMON GAMES
READ ACROSS. Example, the Jets have the tiebreaker vs. MIAMI and SD.

MIAMI HAS THE 3-WAY TIEBREAKER: MIA-BALT-SD (conf rec) ***
JETS ARE ELIMINATED BECAUSE OF THE TIEBREAKER WITH BALT. HOWEVER, THEY STILL ARE INVOLVED BECAUSE THEY CAN FINISH 2ND IN THE DIVISION AND ELIMINATE MIAMI.
44 posted on 12/20/2013 10:20:51 AM PST by campaignPete R-CT (h2h? head-to-head)
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To: kevkrom

PITT .8-8...... NYJ 8-8...... SD 8-8
BALT 8-8.... MIA 8-8

PITT HAS tie over BAL and NYJ has tie over MIA.
PITT gets the 3-way tie PITT-NYJ-SD. (or the 2-way vs NYJ)


45 posted on 12/20/2013 10:23:51 AM PST by campaignPete R-CT (h2h? head-to-head)
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146-77-1 for the season thru week 15 ( 8-8 last week)
Week 16 winners:
CHI
MIA
CAR
DAL
STL
CLE
CIN
DEN
JAX
SD
BALT
KC
DET
SEA
PITT
SF


46 posted on 12/20/2013 10:35:35 AM PST by campaignPete R-CT (h2h? head-to-head)
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guaranteed winner: SAN DIEGO
(each team can only be used once per season, PITT, NE, MINN, INDY, STL, KC, ATL, SF, DAL, TN, NYG, HOUS, CLE, DEN, CAR used, 10-5)

guaranteed loser: HOUSTON
(each team can only be used once per season, OAK, STL, INDY, PHIL, NYJ, TN, CLE, BUFF, CHI, DAL, MN, TB, GB, NYG, SD used, 10-5)


47 posted on 12/20/2013 10:43:10 AM PST by campaignPete R-CT (h2h? head-to-head)
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BALT HAS common over INDY (if they win DIV)
MIA has h2h and conf over INDY (if they win DIV)

both can still get a bye #2 seed.


48 posted on 12/20/2013 11:44:44 AM PST by campaignPete R-CT (h2h? head-to-head)
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playoff odds for each team, in one man’s opinion.
http://files.nfl-forecast.com/


49 posted on 12/20/2013 2:42:24 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT (h2h? head-to-head)
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To: dfwgator

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-12-17/sports/ct-spt-1218-bears-mulligan-chicago-20131218_1_bears-eagles-game-week-17-sunday-night-football

“Eagles coach Chip Kelly may be able to rest key players like QB Nick Foles on Sunday night if the Cowboys win earlier in the day.

Nobody ever has accused the NFL of failing to make a profit.
But you can’t help wonder if the league finally has gone too far and maximized television exposure over competitive integrity. The decision to flex the Bears-Eagles game to NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” comes with unintended consequences that could include the Lions’ chances of making the playoffs.

If the Cowboys beat the host Redskins earlier in the day, the Eagles gain nothing with a victory over the Bears. Is there a scenario in which they could treat the game as a sort of golden off week and rest key players for the season finale against the Cowboys that will determine the NFC East division winner?

If that were to happen, the Lions conceivably could beat the visiting Giants, but effectively be eliminated from the playoffs if the Packers beat the visiting Steelers and the Bears are handed a victory in Philadelphia.”

ME: IF detroit loses, and GB wins ... the game means almost nothing to CHI. Well, this article does not consider seeding for #3 and #4 seeds.


50 posted on 12/20/2013 3:17:56 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT (h2h? head-to-head)
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