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Author Topic: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)  (Read 485903 times)

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Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
« Reply #4725 on: October 07, 2019, 01:15:58 AM »
Yeah great result as expected a defeat.

For the last 20 minutes or so it was managed so poorly by both coaches and Rodgers. There was no need to be so aggressive on defence that it left Amari Cooper one on one and so susceptable to big plays. Just needed to force them to take time off the clock driving down the field.

Was some poor officiating also. The flag that was thrown for a false start after the fumble was recovered was really bad. Effectively punishing GB for Dallas infringing.

Aaron Jones fantastic and took a lot of the burden off Rodgers with Devante Adams missing. Defence stood up big for 2 2/3 quarters.

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Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
« Reply #4726 on: October 07, 2019, 04:37:43 AM »
Exceptional performance for the Colts to win at Kansas. I would say in a general sense, that the NFL have really made the onside kick a pointless charade now.

They need to find a way to tweak it back so the kicking team at least have some chance of recovering.

 

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Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
« Reply #4727 on: October 07, 2019, 03:53:31 PM »
Pulled it out at the end though Mr Sox. I thought they would really struggle this year but they've got off to a good start.

Packers started well in Dallas, so probably time to bet on the cowboys  ::)

The Raiders did everything they could to hand that game to the Bears.

Bad roughing the passer call by the zebras to negate the Raiders interception. Even Bear fanatic Mike Wilbon said so.

45 points...and every single one of them scored at the other end of the stadium to where we were sitting.

The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.......... Probably the best NFL stadium I've been to. Way better than Wembley or (the absolutely awful) Twickenham and also better than the NFL stadiums in the US that I've been to.

The place is superb. Having been there, Villa Park can get knocked down tomorrow, if it means we get one like it.
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Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
« Reply #4728 on: October 08, 2019, 10:38:24 AM »
The 49ers have won 4 out of 4 now. I had a silly bet on them to win the Superbowl at the start of the season.

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Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
« Reply #4729 on: October 08, 2019, 03:19:15 PM »
Was very impressed with Tottingham Hotspurs ground. The only minor quibble is that they were very slow pouring beers. No idea why, as the same system at Villa takes about 2 seconds per pint.

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Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
« Reply #4730 on: October 09, 2019, 09:07:19 AM »
Was very impressed with Tottingham Hotspurs ground. The only minor quibble is that they were very slow pouring beers. No idea why, as the same system at Villa takes about 2 seconds per pint.

My only minor problem was one of the stewards trying to stop me taking in an empty plastic water bottle. I just blustered something about that policy not being very green* and carried on walking in, carrying my bottle.

(* the truth is that I'm too cheap to pay for water in stadiums)

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Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
« Reply #4731 on: October 09, 2019, 09:53:31 AM »
Service was poor. You expect big queues before the game and at half time, but in previous NFL games you've been able to time drinks visits during other breaks in play and hardly missed a thing. This time there was never less than a 10-15 minute queue. Considering they have the fancy bottom-up pint pouring system, there's no excuse for how slow they were.

Tip for those attending future games... get as many drinks as you can carry each trip if you are planning to have a few drinks while you're there.

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Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
« Reply #4732 on: October 09, 2019, 10:47:44 AM »
cd/ad.......where were you sat ?

We were at the end with the chicken, level with the right hand sideline (looking at the pitch). Great view

A Tampa supporting mate will be having my ticket for the next game

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Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
« Reply #4733 on: October 09, 2019, 11:38:36 AM »
509 in the corner, about half way up. At the end where all the points were scored!

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Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
« Reply #4734 on: October 09, 2019, 11:39:54 AM »




This was our view, pre-game.

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Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
« Reply #4735 on: October 09, 2019, 01:12:43 PM »
Here's our view (Block 251)



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Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
« Reply #4736 on: October 15, 2019, 06:26:49 AM »
The Packers got the benefit of some strange officiating this morning. Good!


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Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
« Reply #4737 on: October 15, 2019, 04:35:40 PM »
Yeah, looking at the replays neither one looked like hands to the face/neck. Home team decisions.

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Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
« Reply #4738 on: October 15, 2019, 10:47:16 PM »
Two shocking decisions really. Both critical to the result too. I do think Detroit were given a TD when the running back probably didn't break the plain, but that one was debatable.

All that aside, Rodgers displayed how great he is in the 4th quarter. With a receiving corp down to the bare bones and dropping most things which came their way, to drag the team to a win was an outstanding effort.
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Re: The NFL Thread (with added College Football)
« Reply #4739 on: October 16, 2019, 08:41:43 PM »
There are always bad calls in every game but the decisions are taken out of the game if Detroit make one or two of their 5 field goals into TDís. As ever in a close defeat the officials always get the finger pointed at them, when in reality the Lions left 20 points on the field themselves.

The Packers lost to the Eagles the other week and the final play should have been called for pass interference which would have sent the game into overtime...conveniently ignoring Rodgers error in not see the open man standing in the end zone, but itís easier to blame the officials.