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post #46 of 87
ahh. i did the unthinkable this weekend -- betting against my own team. knowing full well my team (the seahawks) were gonna lose this week, i decided to bet on the rams straight up to win to cover the agony of another crap season. i would've rather had a seahawks win, but a 2.5 to 1 payoff good enough for me. then i laid a little more on the vikes today and moss did me proud. i think i'm gonna cash out while i'm still ahead. this is my first time betting online and i can already feel the addiction setting in...
post #47 of 87
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Yeah, that game was pretty bad, I didn't think they would put up such a bad performance. Denver laid an egg too, although if Droughns didn't fumble there they would have made a game of it. The onside kick cost them too.
post #48 of 87
A 37 yrd field goal for a rookie in those conditions is not automatic. It seemed the Jets knew Martyball was going to get conservative, and just try to run it up the middle. At the very least, Marty should have tried to pick up some yards on those plays. As for the Indy game, Dz suffers from the same mistake I did with the Yankees. Its your home team, and they have all the history. So, you end up picking them even though in your heart, you know the other team is better, or on paper at least. Dz's bet on NE before their first championship netted him a lot of cash, but keep in mind that he was betting on his home team. If somebody lives in Detroit and bet on the Pistons to win it all last season, that doesn't make them a genius. The Pats haven't impressed me too much this year. That's why I chose Pitt to beat the Pats when Pats were undeafeted. If the game was in Indy, then Indy would definitely win it. I'd cash in all my chips, and make that bet. But, since its in NE, I'll hedge my bet like this. If the conditions are normal and the Pats don't try to game the field too much, than Indy wins it. Manning exploits all the injuries in NE's secondary, and runs up the score in the beginning. This would take Dillon out of the game, and Brady isn't the type of QB who'll rally the team from a big defecit.
post #49 of 87
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Hmm, the Pats were 14-2 this season and last, and just won the Super Bowl, they lost to Pittsburgh without Dillon, but everyone had expected him to play. They're also 6-1 against Indianapolis in the past 7 games, and have never lost to them at Gillette (or to anyone, Pats are undefeated at Gillette in their history) I don't understand why people expect the Colts to win, the pats also gained over 400 yards against the Colts in their last game, why do people expect them to be behind? NE is 4th in the NFL in offense, with 358 ypg and 27.3 ppg, only slightly behind Indy's 404 ypg and 32.6 ppg. However, on defense, they are 2nd in the NFL allowing 16.3 ppg and 310 ypg while Indy allows on average 21.9 ppg and 370.6 ypg. Do people really expect NE won't be able to move the ball against Indy? Oh BTW, NE has played against the #1, #2 (twice), #6, #7 (twice), #8 (twice), and #12 defenses in the NFL in their schedule, in which games they averaged 24 ppg. More than half their schedule was against tough defenses. The other 7 games they played were against teams that were on average better than Indianapolis in defense, and NE averaged 31.8 points against them. BTW, Indianapolis only played 4 games against teams with even top 12 defenses. They averaged 23 points per game against them, or 9.6 points below their season average. The average team defense ranking for teams they played was 20th, or substnatially below average, while the average team defense ranking for teams NE played was 13th, or substantally above average.
post #50 of 87
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I don't understand why people expect the Colts to win
1. New England secondary in disarray 2. Richard Seymour hurt 3. Peyton Manning having historic year 4. Wayne and Stokely stepping up 5. New emphasis on illegal contact downfield 6. Weis and Crennel distracted by new (and for Crennel, impending new) jobs 7. Bridget Moynahan wearing out Tom Brady 8. Indy is due I think that the Pats-Colts rivalry is more like Pistons-Bulls than Bulls-Knicks, and that this is the year the Colts break through.  No stats to back me up, just a gut feeling.  That said, if I was a Colts fan I wouldn't be feeling that confident right now given the past history between the two teams.
post #51 of 87
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(drizzt3117 @ Jan. 14 2005,17:33) I don't understand why people expect the Colts to win
1. New England secondary in disarray 2. Richard Seymour hurt 3. Peyton Manning having historic year 4. Wayne and Stokely stepping up 5. New emphasis on illegal contact downfield 6. Weis and Crennel distracted by new (and for Crennel, impending new) jobs 7. Bridget Moynahan wearing out Tom Brady 8. Indy is due I think that the Pats-Colts rivalry is more like Pistons-Bulls than Bulls-Knicks, and that this is the year the Colts break through. No stats to back me up, just a gut feeling. That said, if I was a Colts fan I wouldn't be feeling that confident right now given the past history between the two teams.
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1. New England secondary in disarray
That secondary in disarray was 8-1 and their only loss was a 1 point fluke on monday night. It's not like Ty Law was just hurt, he's been out for 9 games.
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2. Richard Seymour hurt
The latest indications are that Seymour would play.
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3. Peyton Manning having historic year
How'd the Dolphins do the year that Marino threw 48? Oh yeah...
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4. Wayne and Stokely stepping up
The 2001 Rams had Hakim, Holt, and Bruce, and were arguably as good or better a defense... 20-17, nuff said.
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5. New emphasis on illegal contact downfield
Have you watched the NE games? How many Illegal contact penalties have they gotten? Not as many as you'd think.
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6. Weis and Crennel distracted by new (and for Crennel, impending new) jobs
These two are the top head coaching candidates every year. So?
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7. Bridget Moynahan wearing out Tom Brady
I think she's too busy making I Robot 2 or something like that.
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8. Indy is due
So were the Buffalo Bills.
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I think that the Pats-Colts rivalry is more like Pistons-Bulls than Bulls-Knicks, and that this is the year the Colts break through. No stats to back me up, just a gut feeling. That said, if I was a Colts fan I wouldn't be feeling that confident right now given the past history between the two teams.
I'd say the Steelers/Pats rivalry is more interesting. It's not much of a rivalry when one team always wins. People may point to the Sox but the Sox beat the Yankees during the regular season as often as they lost to them, the mystique was in post season only. NE is UNDEFEATED at Gillette, and hasn't lost to Indy at either Gillette or Foxboro under Belichick.
post #52 of 87
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Doesn't look good for the Steelers. I predicted them to lose to the Chargers, but it looks like the Steelers are losing to the Jets right now... down 7 with about 20 min to play.
post #53 of 87
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FUMBLE.....
post #54 of 87
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OMG Chad Pennington SUCKS and the Jets are STUPID. Their kicker doesn't have much leg and they throw the ball on 3rd and 5? When they want to run out the clock? All they needed to do was run the ball, get 2-3 yards, it'd take them to the 2 min warning, then kick the FG... ugh. I bet Pitt is going to take this one to the house and win the game now. F*&*ING jets
post #55 of 87
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YES INTERCEPTION.
post #56 of 87
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OMG, everytime Pennington drops back to pass you just sense something bad is going to happen.
post #57 of 87
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F*CK BRIEN WTF
post #58 of 87
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The Jets SUCK. End of Story.
post #59 of 87
Was that a backfield performance to be remebered by the DVD threesome, as refered by FOX, wow, what a night the Falcons brought to the field. If they can click like that next week, and the same defense shows up, we might have a game. All I can say at this point is, go Vikings. Not sure which team I would rather see us play, but I like the idea of bringing it to our house.
post #60 of 87
Drizz, did you take the Jets to win, or the points? I took them and the points, so I was happy... But when the Rams got FLATTENED I ended up even for the day. Got the underdogs again today- we'll see how this turns out...
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