2018 NFL Game Thread - Week 16

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Do we want the 1 seed? I guess we could face the Chargers if the Texans choke. There's a very good chance we have two home games from the 2 seed though .
 

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I think I’m one of three Raider guys in here, I’ll tell you Arrowhead will be tighter than a drum next Sunday and Chucky will sell that team that it’s their Super Bowl.
Too bad he's bringing a knife to a gun fight.
 

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Do we want the 1 seed? I guess we could face the Chargers if the Texans choke. There's a very good chance we have two home games from the 2 seed though .
I'm afraid of KC's crowd just fucking us up in a AFCCG. it's already going to be very hard to keep up with KC on offense.

we barely won 43-40 at home when the offense was at its peak. right now, I think KC would be slight favorites at Foxboro... meaning a significant underdog at KC.
 

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Do we want the 1 seed? I guess we could face the Chargers if the Texans choke. There's a very good chance we have two home games from the 2 seed though .
We do not want to be @KC with our defense.

It’s disheartening to see Sea and Bal rebuild their defenses, and we got what we got. Belichick largely gets a pass for the defense — and he shouldn’t.

People focus on the last play at Miami. How many fucking points did they put up— and how anemic is their offense?
 

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I'm afraid of KC's crowd just fucking us up in a AFCCG. it's already going to be very hard to keep up with KC on offense.

we barely won 43-40 at home when the offense was at its peak. right now, I think KC would be slight favorites at Foxboro... meaning a significant underdog at KC.
They haven’t won a home playoff game since 1994, and 2 in 50 years. It isn’t daunting.
 

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We do not want to be @KC with our defense.

It’s disheartening to see Sea and Bal rebuild their defenses, and we got what we got. Belichick largely gets a pass for the defense — and he shouldn’t.

People focus on the last play at Miami. How many ducking points did they put up— and how anemic is their offense?
our secondary, McCourty aging aside at times, is pretty good. Gilmore was a rare good big FA signing.

the issue is the NFL going to all these RBs being able to catch, crossing routes, etc. and our front 7 just is very outdated in the modern NFL playbook
 

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We do not want to be @KC with our defense.

It’s disheartening to see Sea and Bal rebuild their defenses, and we got what we got. Belichick largely gets a pass for the defense — and he shouldn’t.

People focus on the last play at Miami. How many ducking points did they put up— and how anemic is their offense?
I've been missing games, but we held Pitt to 17 while the Saints gave up 28. If we get the running game going like the 98 Broncos with Brady sitting back there? I like our chances against anyone.
 

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again, I think the Chiefs' talent can be enough to overcome any Reidness, if it happens.

it'll be an interesting playoff season for sure. seems like a lot of competitive games coming.
 

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our secondary, McCourty aging aside at times, is pretty good. Gilmore was a rare good big FA signing.

the issue is the NFL going to all these RBs being able to catch, crossing routes, etc. and our front 7 just is very outdated in the modern NFL playbook
We get zero consistent pass pressure. Contrast Baltimore last night. Add the linebacking deficiencies, and you have no chance on D.
 

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again, I think the Chiefs' talent can be enough to overcome any Reidness, if it happens.

it'll be an interesting playoff season for sure. seems like a lot of competitive games coming.
Yep I'd be surprised if any team is favored by more than 7pts in a playoff game in the AFC.
 

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And yes, defense is very likely to be Chiefs undoing as well — and Reid has to own it.
 

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I've been missing games, but we held Pitt to 17 while the Saints gave up 28. If we get the running game going like the 98 Broncos with Brady sitting back there? I like our chances against anyone.
The Pats defense has given up 17 or less points in 4 of their last 5 games (Miami being the outlier, but that place is just a house of horrors for us, as we all know). That's really, really hard to do in today's NFL.

People are sleeping on the Pats defense, and Mahomes hasn't shown me he can win on the big stage, under the biggest pressure, and who knows, throw in some crappy weather in Kansas City in January, and I wouldn't count the Pats out. Not by a longshot.