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yankspurs

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So now ive lost Brees and Hill and on my way to 0-2 in this league. Excellent

However, in a money league that im defending champion of, im 2-0.
 

DFF

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We beat the fins 43-0 and our offense didn't even look that good.

Defense looked ready though. At one point we had more interception return yardage than the Dolphins had in total offense.

That said....that Dolphins team looks AWFUL, the players don't even seem interested. Tua looks like a hell of a prospect but they are going to need about 30 new players to give him a shot at not getting killed.
I was at the game. This is usually the one game a season the Dolphins are guaranteed to turn up for...and they were pathetic. They are well and truly tanking, whatever their official line is. Either that or Flores is a double agent.
 

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While individual efforts and feats are part of any sport I wonder if the idea of 'team' is being lost among it all.

Result was all that mattered in the end last night for the Bears - crazy finish - but some really, REALLY poor officiating resulting in calls for both sides just being 'wtf' situations. Not sure if that was a new crew last night ... Tough watch.

Oh, and the Chargers either need to find a kicker (having your punter continue to kick isn't ideal) or just go for it on 4th down. How do you get beaten by the Lions?
 

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There was a call in one of Broncos drives for roughing the passer that was absurd, like how you could make that call was beyond me......then they go and call one against Trubisky in that last drive. Poor officiating but it seems to be a common thing in the NFL at the minute? So many poor decisions being made. The protection the QB gets is ruining the game for me, you can't go near them anymore.

Chargers are awful but then so are the Lions. The next 4 for them....can see 4 losses and back to being the Lions we all know and love. As for Vikings, I watched all of the second half and that was one awful game, Cousins overthrew it so many times, he looks like a competition winner....an $84m one at that.
 

Darrkespur

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Ben Roethlisberger is out for the season with an elbow injury. Based on the way he and Mason Rudolph played last night, I'm not sure the injury is such a bad thing for Pittsburgh.

Will be interesting to see if Big Ben comes back next year if Rudolph continues to play well over the season.
 

Kingellesar

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Looks like Brees is out for 6 weeks too, probably misses the game against us.

They will be fine though, enough time left for him to come back and rescue them if they need it.
 

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Minkah Fitzpatrick to the Steelers for a 1st round pick. Great trade for the Steelers.

Don't know what we're playing at. Just need to get rid of Howard now. We're going to end up with 100 draft picks, a billion in cap space and no one wanting to sign with us.
 

L.S.U.Yiddo

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Ben Roethlisberger is out for the season with an elbow injury. Based on the way he and Mason Rudolph played last night, I'm not sure the injury is such a bad thing for Pittsburgh.

Will be interesting to see if Big Ben comes back next year if Rudolph continues to play well over the season.
Big Ben replaced Tommy Maddox due to an elbow injury during a week 2 loss and then went onto win 15 in a row.

Quarterback out with an elbow injury: check
Week 2 loss: check

...Rudolph's winning 15 in a row! :cautious:
 

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While individual efforts and feats are part of any sport I wonder if the idea of 'team' is being lost among it all.

Result was all that mattered in the end last night for the Bears - crazy finish - but some really, REALLY poor officiating resulting in calls for both sides just being 'wtf' situations. Not sure if that was a new crew last night ... Tough watch.

Oh, and the Chargers either need to find a kicker (having your punter continue to kick isn't ideal) or just go for it on 4th down. How do you get beaten by the Lions?
Comeback Cats, baby. Never in doubt.
 

Darrkespur

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Big Ben replaced Tommy Maddox due to an elbow injury during a week 2 loss and then went onto win 15 in a row.

Quarterback out with an elbow injury: check
Week 2 loss: check

...Rudolph's winning 15 in a row! :cautious:
I do really like the trade for Fitzpatrick though, strengthens their weakest defensive position for years with a player selected two years ago higher than they hopefully will pick next year.
 
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yankspurs

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AAAAAAAAND see ya AB. Cut.

When you're too toxic for the fucking Patriots, theres a problem.
 

L.S.U.Yiddo

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AAAAAAAAND see ya AB. Cut.

When you're too toxic for the fucking Patriots, theres a problem.
:LOL: Wow. We all thought he was some genius who managed to manufacture a move to a Super Bowl bound rival in order to screw over his former team but it turns out he was simply a cockwomble.
 
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Dirty Ewok

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AAAAAAAAND see ya AB. Cut.

When you're too toxic for the fucking Patriots, theres a problem.
He made Belichick answer 3 minutes of questions from the media about him. 3 Minutes of questions about Antonio Brown.

Surprised AB was cut and not murdered by Bill after that.

It is sad though, we went from being the favorites to win the super bowl to favorites to play in the super bowl.....dark days in Foxboro.
 

jimbo

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How about them Lions?

Did somebody say 0-4 going into the bye?

I take all the small victories I can.
 

werty

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Another successful week for the Dolphins. Need the Bengals, Jets and Giants to get some wins so we won't have competition for the No.1 pick. Luckily we play all three.
 
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