Steelers, Cowboys and Bears all miss the playoffs…good to have three of the most annoying fanbases in the NFL put aside until next year.
Steelers, Cowboys and Bears all miss the playoffs…good to have three of the most annoying fanbases in the NFL put aside until next year.
3 players in NFL history have rushed for 180+ and returned for 100+ in the same game.
Gayle Sayers, Adrian Peterson, and... LaGarette Blount?
334 all-purpose yards (189 rushing, 145 on kickoff returns).
The poster "pacertom" since this forum began (and before!). I changed my name here to "Slick Pinkham" in honor of the imaginary player That Bobby "Slick" Leonard picked late in the 1971 ABA draft (true story!).
I'm (maybe) back after being repetedly banned, merely for supporting a different NFL team than do certain forum moderators.
Its already worthless to begin with because its a regular season record(which will be eclipsed in a few years in today's pass happy NFL) it has no bearing on the postseason. Nothing he did in the regular season does other than Denver won enough games to get Home Field Advantage. That's it.
But I don't think Denver is going to win anything this year whether its the Colts who end their season or not the team just isn't that impressive.
No it wouldn't winning the SB period is a far bigger deal than any records (which he has many of) however winning the SB is dependent on well the actual team itself. A QB can only go so far. Look at Marino had a lot of great QB seasons with records never won an SB and now he doesn't have those records either.
Doesn't mean as much as it used to(if it ever did).
GOAT rankings? There's no such thing as the GOAT its not something people wants to hear but there's always going to be someone better and then you factor in different eras.
If the Broncos manage to win another SB. It won't change anything they will come up with some other lame narrative of how he can't do (insert something lame) this. Even though that have been great QBs that have never won anything but that doesn't get brought up go figure.
Its something to talk about because you know drama sells.
Something needs to be done about the officiating in general its starting to come across like the NBA these days where we talk about this instead of the games.
Chiefs should have gotten another chance to boot Steelers into playoffs
Posted by Mike Florio on December 30, 2013, 12:18 AM EST
At a time when plenty of Steelers fans are griping about the decision to wipe what would have been a game-clinching fumble return off the scoreboard in overtime of the contest between the Chiefs-Chargers, all Steelers fans should be complaining about the failure of the officials to miss a blatant foul as the Chiefs tried to win in regulation.
As kicker Ryan Succop lined up on the right hash mark to try a 41-yard field goal with eight seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, seven Chargers positioned themselves on the line of scrimmage to the left of the long snapper. But a new provision added this year by the NFL to Rule 9, Section 1, Article 3 states that “[n]o more than six Team B players may be on the line of scrimmage on either side of the snapper at the snap” when Team A lines up in a conventional field goal formation.
Per a league source with knowledge of the situation, the NFL believes a flag should have been thrown. The league office could acknowledge the error publicly as soon as Monday.
The seven Chargers lined up to the left of the Chiefs snapper in plain view of at least two members of referee Bill Leavy’s crew. If the officials had called a penalty for illegal formation, the Chiefs would have had another chance to make what would have been the game-winning kick.
Succop’s shot at immediate redemption would have come from 36 yards out, with four seconds on the clock. If good, the Chargers most likely would have had no time left for a Stanford-band attempt to win the game.
While it’s impossible to know whether Succop would have made his Mulligan, the point is that he should have had a second chance, due to the San Diego penalty that somehow wasn’t called. If Succop had converted, the Steelers would be celebrating one of the most unlikely playoff berths in franchise history, courtesy of Week 17 losses by the Ravens, Dolphins, and Chargers.
Instead, Steelers fans will spend the offseason wondering whether their team could have replicated what the Steelers accomplished in 2005, when Pittsburgh parlayed the No. 6 seed into the long-coveted One for the Thumb.
They should bring back the replacement refs.
- The hideous picked up flag on the PI against Gronk.
- Giving the Benglas that touchdown against the Colts.
- The play clock last night immediately going from 40 to 25. Cowboys get a 5 yard penalty. No one except Michaels and Collinsworth realizes it.
- Not calling a penalty on the Chargers yesterday. Suckkop should have gotten another chance.
These are just four quick examples off the top of my head. Just a fraction of the bad calls this year.
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Does Ed Werder have his own bed at Cowboys headquarters?
Yeah yeah yeah, the team that has been the epitome of mediocrity in recent years lost again. Next story please, preferably one that concerns a team in the playoffs.
Its all about drama I mean really either the other teams have been talked about to death there's not much to cover(Broncos/Patriots) or they are just boring personality wise(Colts/ Seahawks)
Weird to realize that the Colts beat both #1 seeds this year. If not for all the injuries, I think we would have had a good shot at winning the Super Bowl.
"Derek Fisher will prove to be a much better NBA head coach than Steve Kerr."
"The Houston Texans will forever regret it if they do not take Johnny Manziel with the No. 1 overall pick. He will haunt them."
"You bet I'd take Tebow late in games over ARodg."
"Manti Te'o: the next Ray Lewis."
Denver is the new Colts: unbeatable in the regular season, heart breaking in the playoffs
I miss Roy Hibbert
That could be said about a lot of teams I don't get why you limit it to Denver or the Colts of years past.
The last time a team with the best regular season record won the SB was the 2004 Pats.
It was actually the 2003 Pats (who won the Super Bowl in February 04). They were 14-2.
The 2004 Pats who won the Super Bowl were also 14-2, but the Steelers were actually 15-1 that year. Pats beat them in Pitt to go to the Super Bowl.
We should've taken away Popeyes from these fools in before the SB
Glenn Guilbeau: Saints need chicken for playoff win
NEW ORLEANS — The Saints did not know their opponent, destination or game date for the playoffs next weekend after beating Tampa Bay 42-17 Sunday afternoon in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
But they did know what their road menu needs to be so as to avoid being served as road kill again in Philadelphia (10-6), which held off Dallas Sunday night for a 24-22 victory and will host the Saints (11-5) at 7 p.m. Saturday on NBC.
“Coach has got to give us Popeyes in the plane again,” wide receiver Robert Meachem said. “Everybody’s talking about that. Every road trip in ’09 we had Popeyes. Coach needs to bring back the Popeyes. Wherever we play, whoever we play, when we get on the plane – have the Popeyes ready.”
Meachem may have some clout with Saints coach Sean Payton. His 41-yard touchdown catch Sunday gave the Saints 21-7 lead in the second quarter. And he may have a poultry point.
The Saints were 7-1 on the road in 2009 on the steady diet of Popeyes fried chicken and the various delectable side dishes and 13-3 overall before winning Super Bowl XLIV over Indianapolis to finish 16-3.
New Orleans finished 3-5 on the road this season. That was the worst road mark for Payton since going 2-6 in an 8-8 season in 2008 – the last year Payton did not reach the playoffs. Last year when the Saints finished 7-9 with Payton on suspension all season, they also went 3-5 away from the Dome.
While on suspension for the bounty scandal, Payton got healthier and ate better. He brought some of his menu of don’ts to the Saints. He did not order five road losses, however, including two digestive nightmares at New England in October and at Carolina just last week that lost the NFC South and No. 2 seed.
A return to the hazards but loving lure of fast food may be in order. After all, New Orleans has never won a road playoff game – going 0-for-5 since the 1990 season and 0-for-3 under Payton since 2006.
“We’ve had Popeyes since ’09, but just not this year,” said running back Pierre Thomas, whose 8-yard touchdown gave New Orleans a 35-17 lead in the third quarter. “Oh, we had it so much in ’09. Popeyes has been good to us. I think we’ll have Popeyes on the plane this time.”
Payton would not confirm or deny the dietary adjustment, but he will be pushed.
“All we have to do is go to work and keep playing well,” Meachem said.
“And bring the chicken,” interrupted wide receiver Lance Moore in the locker next to Meachem.
“We know we can win on the road if we do our jobs,” Meachem said.
“And if we bring the chicken,” Moore interrupted again.
Moore knows his chicken. He was there in ’09, and he started the scoring Sunday with a 44-yard touchdown catch in the first quarter.
“We’ve got to do something different,” Moore said. “Right?”
Apparently Payton’s on it.
“He said we’re adding in a new Gatorade flavor for the week,” defensive end Cam Jordan said.
“And don't forget the chicken,” Moore said.
There are two types of quarterbacks in the league: Those whom over time, the league figures out ... and those who figure out the league.
Chargers re-sign defensive coordinator John Pagano
APAfter the Titans hired away San Diego offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt to become their next head coach, there was some talk that Tennessee might be able to lure Chargers defensive coordinator John Pagano away as well. But that won’t happen.
Pagano has re-signed with the Chargers, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Pagano’s contract was up, and he could have left if he wanted to, perhaps to be Whisenhunt’s defensive coordinator with the Titans. Instead, Pagano will return to San Diego in 2014.
The 46-year-old Pagano, younger brother of Colts head coach Chuck Pagano, has been with the Chargers for 12 seasons, the last two as defensive coordinator. San Diego’s defense struggled early in 2013 but came on strong late as the Chargers became a surprise playoff team. Pagano’s defense played particularly well against Peyton Manning and the Broncos: Of the Broncos’ 17 games in 2013-14, the only three in which they fell short of 400 total yards were the three against the Chargers.
Today’s news assures the Chargers that Pagano’s defense will get two more shots at the Broncos in 2014.
Akeem Spence arrested on marijuana charge
A traffic stop in Flomaton, Alabama led to an arrest on marijuana charges for Buccaneers defensive tackle Akeem Spence on Tuesday.
According to a report from NorthEscambia.com, which covers Escambia County in Alabama, Spence was pulled over by an Alabama state trooper while going faster than 100 mph. A search of the vehicle by a K-9 unit uncovered marijuana, leading Spence to be booked. Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times confirmed the arrest with the Escambia County Sheriff and that he’s been charged with misdemeanor counts of possession of marijuana & drug paraphernalia.
He was released a short time later on a $3,000 bond. The Buccaneers told WTSP in Tampa that they are still gathering information about what happened and had no other comment. It’s the second arrest of a Bucs player in less than a week after running back Michael Hill was arrested for failure to obey a lawful order and resisting arrest in Missouri last week.
Spence just completed his rookie year with the Buccaneers, who traded up to select him in the fourth round. Spence started 14 games in 2013, recording 29 tackles and a sack.
At this rate I might as well start the NFL Arrest thread
Davone Bess, a wide receiver with the Cleveland Browns, is having himself quite a week. Thursday he made the Internet rounds after posting a picture of a weed and blunt on Twitter. Now comes a more serious problem. Bess was arrested on Friday morning at the Fort Lauderdale International Airport Friday morning for allegedly assaulting a law enforcement officer.
Details remain scant at the moment but Bess was apparently booked at Broward County Jail and the resulting mugshot is, well, interesting. The Browns front office obviously can’t be too thrilled about these developments, especially while they can’t find anyone who wants to coach the team. [Photo via CBS Miami]
Alex Smith in, Tom Brady out for Pro Bowl
This week has seen plenty of changes to the Pro Bowl roster because the Super Bowl takes precedence for players from the Broncos and Seahawks.
Players from the teams that lost in the conference championship games are also bowing out, however. That group includes Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who won’t be making the trip to Hawaii for the game. Brady joins Peyton Manning and Russell Wilson as quarterbacks replaced since the team was originally announced.
Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith will take his place. Smith completed 308-of-508 passes for 3,313 yards, 23 touchdowns and seven interceptions. The completions, attempts, yards and touchdowns all mark career bests for Smith, who will be going to the Pro Bowl for the first time in his career. Andrew Luck and Nick Foles have also been named as replacements to the roster, which will be broken up into teams during a draft conducted by Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders.
The Chiefs now have 10 Pro Bowlers, which is the most of any team in the league.
Apologies if its already been posted, but Alfred Morris is in as well (just heard on radio, no link)
The Pro Bowl has undergone numerous changes over the years, but Tom Brady not playing is always a constant.