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Week 11 - @Oakland (en La Ciudad de Mexico)

Discussion in '2017 Patriots Game Threads' started by Ralphwiggum, Nov 14, 2017.

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  1. Ralphwiggum

    Ralphwiggum Member SoSH Member

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    Busy day at work so didn't have time for a longer write up, but I've been starting these threads on Tuesdays, so here we go:

    Edit: Tried to post a bunch of pictures from the Snow Bowl game, couldn't make it happen on mobile. Will fix later.
     
  2. gtmtnbiker

    gtmtnbiker Member SoSH Member

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    Looks like they'll be playing at Estadio Azteca.

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  3. eustis22

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    hows anyone supposed to see those ads if there's asses in the seats??? this was not well thought out.
     
  4. normstalls

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  5. Al Zarilla

    Al Zarilla Member SoSH Member

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    Patriots carry the East, Raiders the West. I was naively thinking out of country games were televised nationwide, but not if they’re during the late afternoon slot. Who’s on the call? Not Eagle/Fouts I hope.
     
  6. Reverend

    Reverend for king and country Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    It appears the Egg Council has gotten to gtmtnbiker too.
     
  7. Blue Monkey

    Blue Monkey Member SoSH Member

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    Nantz and Romo
     
  8. Al Zarilla

    Al Zarilla Member SoSH Member

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    OK, better, thanks.
     
  9. edmunddantes

    edmunddantes Member SoSH Member

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    Nah number one paring. Nantz Romo
     
  10. ilol@u

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    I know this is technically a "home" game for Oakland. But should we be expecting a 50/50 pro Pats crowd? Or does Mexico lean towards California teams?
     
  11. Al Zarilla

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    Si. Actually, to my observation, Raiders and Cowboys have always been “it” for them, unless a lot of them have become front runners (Patriots) now.
     
  12. Gunfighter 09

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    Should be a very pro Raiders crowd. The Plata y Negro have worked very hard to market themselves to Both Mexican American and Mexican fans, so that should mean many laser beams in Brady’s face.

    The most interesting part of this matchup is the totally opposite approaches to dealing with high altitude that the two teams are taking. The Pats are staying in Colorado Springs this week at over 7K MSL. The Raiders are staying in Oakland and not traveling until Saturday night, putting them in the altitude for about 20 hours (& 1 period of rest) prior to the game.

    There are arguments for both approaches, it takes a full two weeks to totally acclimate, you don’t really see many AMS symptoms until at least 24 hours in, and some huge portion of acclimitaion occurs in the very first period of rest. That said, I wish the Raiders were staying in Tahoe or big bear this week.
     
  13. Red Averages

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    Barring Mack dominating the Pats O-line, it seems very unlikely the Raiders #32 in dvoa pass defense will be able to slow down Brady and co's #1 in DVOA pass offense. Expecting a Pats blow out as long as they don't lose the turnover battle by 2.
     
  14. Al Zarilla

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    Watch what you wish for: May get snowed in; expecting up to four feet of snow at Tahoe. Not sure if the Patriots and snow thing still hangs with the Raiders.o_O
     
  15. Al Zarilla

    Al Zarilla Member SoSH Member

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    Duplicado post.
     
  16. koufax32

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

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    This post is like Gronk shoving that Colts player out of bounds a few years ago. It’s definitely a personal foul but you have no problem with it because it’s a tone setter that pumps up your team. 15 yards nonetheless.

    Well played Sir!
     
  17. Captaincoop

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    I've heard the Pats are very popular in Mexico. It might not be so pro-Raiders as some expect.
     
  18. Jed Zeppelin

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    This is, I believe, the first time this season the Pats will air in the NY metro area for a non-primetime game. Giants at 1, Jets on bye—yes please!
     
  19. Koufax

    Koufax Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    If I read that map correctly, the Chargers are blacked out in LA but not in San Diego. Hmmmm.
     
  20. h8mfy

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    We're getting both, on Fox - that's what the brown color is supposed to indicate (happened last week, too). Not sure how they'll handle an overrun of the Rams/Vikes - last week when this happened the CBS outlet started the game on their affiliate, Channel 9.
     
  21. H78

    H78 Fists of Millennial Fury! SoSH Member

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    I was shocked when I read what the Raiders are doing. I think they’re going to get torched.
     
  22. tims4wins

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    They did it last year and won, coming from behind in the 4th
     
  23. Captaincoop

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    It's 2017 and these are elite athletes, they surely have ways of mitigating the effect.
     
  24. H78

    H78 Fists of Millennial Fury! SoSH Member

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    Okay. I’ll go with 41-17 Pats.
     
  25. patoaflac

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    El Estadio Azteca has seen one of the best games in World Cup history (Italy4-3Germany), Pele score the first gol of a final game, Maradonás Mano de Dios and now the best QB and the best NFL team in history; not bad.
     
  26. BigSoxFan

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    34-27 Pats with a late Raiders TD that makes it seem closer than it was
     
  27. soxhop411

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    “@BenVolin: Marcus Cannon, Matt Slater and Chris Hogan are OUT for the Patriots vs. the Raiders, and so is C David Andrews, who came down with an illness on Thursday. Tough loss for the offensive line”
     
  28. RedOctober3829

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    Karras will start and Croston will be active is my guess.
     
  29. Super Nomario

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    Smart money's on this. I guess calling up James Ferentz from the PS to back up is the only other option, but it's going to be Karras.
     
  30. Hendu for Kutch

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    Does the practice squad travel with the team on a multi-week trip like this?
     
  31. tims4wins

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    Yeah they did this week. They were in Denver too
     
  32. PseuFighter

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    My flight to to Mexico City departs in 4 hours.
     
  33. brandonchristensen

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    It’s the NFL. The sponsors will be safe.
     
  34. 5dice

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    Papa Juan’s
     
  35. Sox and Rocks

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    Forecast calls for highs in the upper 60's in Mexico City
     
  36. Sox and Rocks

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    Good one. Are his tortillas extra dry?
     
  37. staz

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    Montezuma's Revenge?

    but seriously, safe to assume they bring in their own water?
     
  38. E5 Yaz

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  39. Al Zarilla

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    Forecast also for highs > 7K feet. I forget, are Oxygen bottles allowed on the sidelines any more?
     
  40. Stitch01

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    Gillislee healthy scratch
     
  41. E5 Yaz

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    Patriots inactives: RB Mike Gillislee (healthy scratch), CB Eric Rowe (groin), DT Malcom Brown (ankle), ST Matthew Slater (hamstring), WR Chris Hogan (shoulder), OT Marcus Cannon (ankle) and C David Andrews (illness).
     
  42. Van Everyman

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    Brown was practicing again this week IIRC so hopefully the inactive is just them hoping he gets back to 100%.
     
  43. soxhop411

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    Very pro-raiders crowd in Mexico
     
  44. E5 Yaz

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    Doug Kyed‏Verified account @DougKyed Nov 18
    My driver in Mexico City told me the Steelers are the most popular team followed by the Patriots, Raiders and Cowboys.
     
  45. PseuFighter

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    two hours to get through will call and another hour to get to my seat, but made it. this place is great. mostly patriots fans. crowd is going insane for warmups.
     
  46. DennyDoyle'sBoil

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    Rowe needs to get healthy down the stretch.
     
  47. PseuFighter

    PseuFighter Silent scenester SoSH Member

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    this doesn't seem true at all.
     
  48. PseuFighter

    PseuFighter Silent scenester SoSH Member

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    they come around with bagels and cigarettes. this place is peak williamsburg.
     
  49. PseuFighter

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    another deafening brady chant. never seen anything like this during warmups.
     
  50. Byrdbrain

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    Yes they are.
     
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