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Week 10 - Patriots @ Titans

Discussion in '2018 Patriots Game Threads' started by Ralphwiggum, Nov 7, 2018.

  1. Ralphwiggum

    Ralphwiggum Member SoSH Member

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    Aaron Rodgers and the Pack made things a little interesting at Gillette into the 2nd half, but a timely turnover, a couple of big plays, and a solid effort by the defense turned a 17 - 17 third quarter tie into a 31 - 17 Pats win. The Patriots now sit at 7-2 behind only the Chiefs in the AFC. All that stands between them and a much-needed bye week are Mike Vrabel's Titans.

    The Titans sit at 4-4 and look like a thoroughly mediocre to bad NFL team through 8 weeks. Just looking at Football Outsiders, if you put any faith in their black box (YMMV), the Titans are 22nd in total DVOA. According to DVOA the Titans don't seem to do anything particularly well (22nd ranked offense, 26th ranked defense, 20th ranked special teams). They are coming off of a road win in Dallas where to my eye they looked pretty good after a shaky fumble-filled first quarter, but if the Pats are one of the elite teams in the league this is a game they should win.

    It is a road game in the NFL and the Pats haven't exactly looked sharp this season away from Gillette, but this is yet another must-win game if the Pats have any hope of catching the Chiefs for the #1 seed in the AFC. Fuck Eddie George and fuck the Titans. Win this game.

    "Celebrating What Is" Fact of the Day: The Pats win last week was their sixth in a row. Since 2001 the Pats have had at least a 6 game regular season winning streak in 12 out of 18 seasons, including 5 straight dating back to 2014. In fact from 2014 through 2017 the Pats have had at least a 7 game winning streak in every season, which they could match with a win on Sunday in Tennessee.
     
  2. Saints Rest

    Saints Rest Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    This week's StoryLine! is going to be all about Malcolm Butler. Based on early returns on both sides -- i.e. how MB is doing in Tenn, and how the Pats are doing without him -- the sense is that the Pats made the right decision. But that decision will only be more fodder to dredge up the "If Butler was this bad, why did BB even dress him in the SuperBowl?"
    I'm bored already just thinking about it.
    The more pertinent and of-the-moment discussion should be about the Patriot injury list. With the bye a week away, will Michel, Gronk, etc remain inactive to give two more weeks to rest? Does Duke Dawson get activated this week?
     
  3. DeadlySplitter

    DeadlySplitter Member SoSH Member

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    more Ian Eagle & Dan Fouts. can't wait....
     
  4. tims4wins

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    Rest Gronk. No doubt. I’d rest Sony too but I could see him playing. Yes on Dawson.
     
  5. normstalls

    normstalls Member SoSH Member

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    [​IMG]

    Unless you live in the Eugene, OR area you are pretty much hosed for Pats viewing if you live west(ish) of the Mississippi River

    edit - Pats game will be shown in the red regions
     
  6. DrewDawg

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    If only there were ways to watch it online...
     
  7. BusRaker

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    Oregon Duck Mariota fandom. Not sure why it doesn't extend to Portland. Well it's been a good run, first Sunday morning at the bar and it's already November
     
  8. pokey_reese

    pokey_reese Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Finally! Living in Eugene is about to pay off...
     
  9. Mugsy's Jock

    Mugsy's Jock Longtime Member Lifetime Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    See, I was going to guess it was the Russ Francis fan club.

    I'll be having a breakfast burrito and a Bloody Mary at the sports bar in Los Feliz...

    Edit: Who'm I kidding, I hate Bloody Marys. It'll be a beer.
     
  10. BusRaker

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    Or perhaps Eugene is showing it because Patrick Chung is playing?
     
  11. pokey_reese

    pokey_reese Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Normally being in Eugene just gets me the Raiders, the Titans, and the Seahawks, and it almost always blows (ok, sometimes the Seahawks games are good). The schedule makers just need to make sure the Pats play these three teams more.
     
  12. RedOctober3829

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    Thursday injury report
    DNP-Trent Brown(sick)
    LP-Gronk, Edelman, Michel, Simon, Hightower, Hollister, Mason, Patterson, Cardona
     
  13. Bowhemian

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    Focus on stopping the run and limiting Mariotta's QB scrambles/runs. Make him beat you with his arm. That would be my defensive game plan, and I believe that is what the Pats did last time they played.
     
  14. Dogman2

    Dogman2 Yukon Cornelius Dope

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    I will be at the game.
     
  15. normstalls

    normstalls Member SoSH Member

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  16. koufax32

    koufax32 He'll cry if he wants to... SoSH Member

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    Smile for us. If you have all your teeth we’ll easily be able to pick you out of the crowd.
     
  17. RedOctober3829

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    Final Injury Report
    OUT-None
    Doubtful-None
    Questionable-Gronk, T. Brown, Hightower, Hollister, Mason, Michel. All limited at practice today.

    Edelman, Patterson, Cardona, and Simon were all taken off the injury report.
     
  18. RedOctober3829

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  19. DeadlySplitter

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  20. jmcc5400

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    Looked like Karim Garcia
     
  21. koufax32

    koufax32 He'll cry if he wants to... SoSH Member

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    Seriously SoSH? Almost 30 minutes go by without the obligatory quote of His Grand Highness? Fine, I’ll do it myself.


    Ahem...

    Who is Karim Garcia?
     
  22. RedOctober3829

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    FOXBORO — The Patriots appear to be taking the long view with Rob Gronkowski. Poised for another deep playoff run, the Pats know their chances in January are best when their game-changing tight end is at full strength. Or at least close to it. Listed as questionable with back and ankle injuries, Gronkowski would not commit to playing tomorrow in Tennessee, calling it a “coach’s decision.”

    However, a source indicated that Gronkowski is not expected to suit up against the Titans. The Pats seem to be hoping that some rest in November will allow Gronkowski to recapture his top form down the stretch.

    http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/patriots/2018/11/rob_gronkowski_likely_out_vs_titans
     
  23. Mystic Merlin

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  24. Reggie's Racquet

    Reggie's Racquet Member SoSH Member

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    We potentially don’t need him until a week after the bye week as we play the J-E-T-S after the bye. That would give him until December 2 against Minnesota. Then at Miami...always a tough game then the very important at Pittsburg game.
     
    #24 Reggie's Racquet, Nov 10, 2018 at 10:34 AM
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2018 at 10:39 AM
  25. shawnrbu

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    Gronk is making the trip.

     
  26. RedOctober3829

    RedOctober3829 Member SoSH Member

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    As is Sony Michel per Mike Giardi.
     
  27. brandonchristensen

    brandonchristensen mad photochops SoSH Member

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  28. Ed Hillel

    Ed Hillel Wants to be startin somethin SoSH Member

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    And Rapsheet said Gordon was being sat a quarter, so...

    Edit - oh, Reiss said Gronk unlikely, too. Gives more credence.
     
    #28 Ed Hillel, Nov 10, 2018 at 4:28 PM
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2018 at 7:05 PM
  29. brandonchristensen

    brandonchristensen mad photochops SoSH Member

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    Wait, what?
     
  30. RedOctober3829

    RedOctober3829 Member SoSH Member

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    Where did you see this? Mike Reiss did not say this.
     
  31. Ed Hillel

    Ed Hillel Wants to be startin somethin SoSH Member

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    He said the expectation has been he won’t play right in that Tweet.

    For clarification, I was questioning Rapsheet’s credibility after the Gordon report and my Reiss reference was in regards to Gronk, not Gordon. I can see how that is confusing.
     
  32. RedOctober3829

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    Oh ok. I thought you meant that Gordon was suspended.
     
  33. Dernells Casket n Flagon

    Dernells Casket n Flagon Member SoSH Member

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    Can you edit this? Or do you enjoy giving everyone a heart attacks?
     
  34. Ed Hillel

    Ed Hillel Wants to be startin somethin SoSH Member

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    Yes.
     
  35. Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat

    Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat has big, douchey shoulders Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    It's really hard to interpret "and Gordon was suspended" any other way.
     
  36. Ed Hillel

    Ed Hillel Wants to be startin somethin SoSH Member

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    Only if you’re reading the words like they were typed.
     
  37. Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat

    Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat has big, douchey shoulders Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Nuance escapes me
     
  38. E5 Yaz

    E5 Yaz Transcends message boarding Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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  39. RedOctober3829

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    Shaq Mason has been downgraded to out.
     
  40. RedOctober3829

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  41. ifmanis5

    ifmanis5 Member SoSH Member

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  42. JohnnyK

    JohnnyK Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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  43. DeadlySplitter

    DeadlySplitter Member SoSH Member

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  44. shawnrbu

    shawnrbu Member SoSH Member

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    Gronk is inactive.
     
  45. mikeot

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    NFL channel says Sony active, shows warmup clip.
     
  46. PayrodsFirstClutchHit

    PayrodsFirstClutchHit Member SoSH Member

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    Hollister active? It's a music city miracle!
     
  47. BernieRicoBoomer

    BernieRicoBoomer Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Despite multiple reports to the concordance.
     
  48. Bosox4416

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    I’m here representing sosh! Not sure if it will show the same on tv, but it literally looks like a home game. More surprising to see Titans fans than Patriots fans walk by
     
  49. Ed Hillel

    Ed Hillel Wants to be startin somethin SoSH Member

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    If Hollister is active and they are still bringing in Fleener tomorrow, that makes me sad.
     
  50. PayrodsFirstClutchHit

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    Pats are just being prudent. They assume Hollister will strain a neck muscle watching the coin flip.
     

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