Week 17 - We’re on to New York

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If this score holds, the Pats will have held 5 of their last 6 opponents to 17 or less points, if I'm not mistaken. That's impressive in today's NFL, doesn't matter who the opponents are. Rounding into form heading into the post-season, with an extra week of rest...
 

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Anyone been to a Super Bowl before? Debating making hotel reservations (easily cancelable). Looks like there are plenty of flights available to Atlanta and several hotels with availability within 10-15 miles, so "uberable" to downtown. Is it worth the cost? What's a typical ticket? $2000-4000? Assuming hotels and flights are covered on hotel points and the ticket cost isn't a big problem for those involved, is this a no brainer if the Pats reach the Super Bowl? Or is it a total shit show when you're down there and impossible to do anything, like get dinner or go to a bar during the weekend?
I went to SB 51. We stayed at a hotel literally across the city for like $150 the night of the game and took $50 Uber rides in and out. I think our seats were $4000 total for really good balcony seats on the 40 yard line. Keep in mind the ticket market was down due to all of the Cowboys fans buying tickets early then dumping when they lost. We drove in day of game from New Orleans where my brother lives so I got a normal priced flight from New Orleans. Flying into an airport 4 hours away and driving in is a good cost cutter. Obviously an awesome time given the result. Houston did a great job.
 

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If this score holds, the Pats will have held 5 of their last 6 opponents to 17 or less points, if I'm not mistaken. That's impressive in today's NFL, doesn't matter who the opponents are. Rounding into form heading into the post-season, with an extra week of rest...
Yes, and replacing 94 with Wise and bringing back Shelton has been a huge improvement. 94 is a bum.
 

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Does the NFL track the stats for average opposing starting position after kickoffs? I can’t find it. I’m curious now that we have a full season of kicking to the one yard line, has it worked? To me it seems opposing teams always end up on the 30.
 

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If this score holds, the Pats will have held 5 of their last 6 opponents to 17 or less points, if I'm not mistaken. That's impressive in today's NFL, doesn't matter who the opponents are. Rounding into form heading into the post-season, with an extra week of rest...
Since Oct 30th:
Buff 6 points
GB 17 points
Tenn 34
NYJ 13
Minn 10
MIA 34
Pit 17
Bills 12
NYJ 3

That's really good.
 

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Anyone been to a Super Bowl before? Debating making hotel reservations (easily cancelable). Looks like there are plenty of flights available to Atlanta and several hotels with availability within 10-15 miles, so "uberable" to downtown. Is it worth the cost? What's a typical ticket? $2000-4000? Assuming hotels and flights are covered on hotel points and the ticket cost isn't a big problem for those involved, is this a no brainer if the Pats reach the Super Bowl? Or is it a total shit show when you're down there and impossible to do anything, like get dinner or go to a bar during the weekend?
Haven't been, but my brother has been to two. His review is basically that it totally depends upon the host city -- some do a great job and have a lot of things to do and places to eat nearby, while others are a little less fun.

Anyway, here's a really comprehensive article about ticket prices for the Super Bowl: https://blog.tickpick.com/how-to-buy-super-bowl-tickets/

In short, I'd say if you have ~$5,000 to drop on tickets, hotels, meals, etc., I'd do it. We never know when this magical ride will end, but whenever it is will be too soon. I've seen the Sox and Celtics win championships in the building and I've never for a second regretted it.
 

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I don't see any Jets DBs taking on a pulling Trent Brown. On the JE jet sweep, no one even materialized to be blocked by Brown
 

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Haven't been, but my brother has been to two. His review is basically that it totally depends upon the host city -- some do a great job and have a lot of things to do and places to eat nearby, while others are a little less fun.

Anyway, here's a really comprehensive article about ticket prices for the Super Bowl: https://blog.tickpick.com/how-to-buy-super-bowl-tickets/

In short, I'd say if you have ~$5,000 to drop on tickets, hotels, meals, etc., I'd do it. We never know when this magical ride will end, but whenever it is will be too soon. I've seen the Sox and Celtics win championships in the building and I've never for a second regretted it.
Awesome, thank you. My thought is if they reach it this year, its likely to be the last or one of the last (love to be wrong on this obviously). I've never been to Atlanta, plus as an emerging major city I'd expect they'd do a good job hosting. Could easily fly down Friday morning and leave Monday afternoon to "do it right". My brother and I have started doing more playoff type games and so far it was been tremendous, as you can't really get those experiences elsewhere. Always tough to know if the SB is a different animal of course!
 

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Bill told McD to call nothing that risks Brady or else he is fired this series
 

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That jet sweep with the RB faking off tackle, and the TE and frontside guard pulling in front of the wing is one of the best misdirection play in the Delaware T playbook.
 

Deathofthebambino

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Awesome, thank you. My thought is if they reach it this year, its likely to be the last or one of the last (love to be wrong on this obviously). I've never been to Atlanta, plus as an emerging major city I'd expect they'd do a good job hosting. Could easily fly down Friday morning and leave Monday afternoon to "do it right". My brother and I have started doing more playoff type games and so far it was been tremendous, as you can't really get those experiences elsewhere. Always tough to know if the SB is a different animal of course!
It may seem easy to get tickets, flights, hotel rooms right now, but if you wait until you know the Pats are in the game, don't expect everything to be as readily available as they are right now. As the playoffs move along, fans from the "favorites" will start snatching everything up, not to mention the corporations and secondary ticket markets.