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2022 NFL season - Regular Season Thread - Picks etc.



  • Registered Users Posts: 9,861 ✭✭✭ Foxtrol

    9-7 last week, 17-15 for the year

    Steelers @ Browns

    Ravens @ Patriots

    Texans @ Bears

    Raiders @ Titans

    Chiefs @ Colts

    Bills @ Dolphins

    Lions @ Vikings

    Bengals @ Jets

    Eagles @ Commanders

    Saints @ Panthers

    Jaguars @ Chargers

    Rams @ Cardinals

    Falcons @ Seahawks

    Packers @ Buccaneers

    49ers @ Broncos

    Cowboys @ Giants

    Very few home teams for me in my picks...

  • Registered Users Posts: 40,761 ✭✭✭✭ Xavi6

    Pickens with a Catch of the Year contender, it'll be hard to beat 🔥

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,057 ✭✭✭✭ Hello 2D Person Below

    Week 3

    Sunday 6pm

    Ravens @ Patriots - Ravens

    Texans @ Bears - Bears

    Raiders @ Titans - Titans

    Chiefs @ Colts - Chiefs

    Bills @ Dolphins - Bills

    Lions @ Vikings - Vikings

    Bengals @ Jets - Bengals

    Eagles @ Commanders - Eagles

    Saints @ Panthers - Saints

    Sunday 9.25pm

    Jaguars @ Chargers (9.05pm) - Chargers

    Rams @ Cardinals - Rams

    Falcons @ Seahawks - Seahawks

    Packers @ Buccaneers - Buccs

    Sunday Night 1.20am

    49ers @ Broncos - Broncos

    Monday Night 1.15am

    Cowboys @ Giants - Giants

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,057 ✭✭✭✭ Hello 2D Person Below

    Can I get a neutral opinion on John Harbaugh?

  • Registered Users Posts: 34,616 ✭✭✭✭ eagle eye

    Well I can't stand the guy but he keeps getting to the playoffs.

    It appears he has great knowledge of defense. I've always questioned how much he knows about offense and I've never been enamoured with his selection of offensive co-ordinators outside of Gary Kubiak and Jim Caldwell who both spent a short time there.

    I don't think they've ever got the best out of Lamar Jackson. They've put him in a bubble where there's a lot of safe throws unlike when he was in college where he took chances and killed teams. You shouldn't be worried about the stats, just let him loose.

    Get a young guy like Jeff Lebby, Sherrone Moore or Josh Gattis, he'll be hard to get because he'll likely be a head coach somewhere next year I think. You could go with older guys like Bill O'Brien whose done a great job in the position at Alabama or even Jeff Grimes whose doing a great job at Baylor after grooming Zach Wilson when at BYU.

    He seems to always go with guys who have no real history as innovators. You need that when you have a massive talent like Lamar.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 34,616 ✭✭✭✭ eagle eye

    I watched the game last night, it was very entertaining. Gotta say that right at the end I couldn't believe that Tomlin went for a field goal on 4th and 1 at the Cleveland 17 with under 1.50 left and only one timeout.

    They were nine points down but you are going onside kick. Chances of getting a TD even if you are successful recovering the ball are very slim but getting into field goal range is realistic.

    Imo you gotta go for the TD in the red zone.

    I'm a big fan of Tomlin so it surprised me to see him make what I consider a very bad decision. Maybe he just doesn't trust his QB enough.

    The play at the end just went haywire ending up in their own end zone with a Brown on top of the ball.

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,546 ✭✭✭ Christy42

    I think the logic was that if they kick the fg and don't recover the onside kick then it would still leave time for that one last gasp play if they stopped them which they managed, just the play didn't exactly go their way.

    So more a bet against the onside kick maybe? Plus their offense was performing bad enough that getting the 19 yards and getting the yards needed for an fg with time left felt about the same as a hail mary. Curious what they change on offense, they are predictable and inefficient. Something has to change for that team to wins games after some good defensive performances.

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,546 ✭✭✭✭ Realt Dearg Sec

    How are things going in other games? Bears game has been as bad as you would have expected. Bears can't get any passing game going, the Texans are probably having their best game of the season so far and still look very very limited offensively.

  • Registered Users Posts: 16,100 ✭✭✭✭ paulie21

    Patriots really shot themselves in the foot with 3 terrible turnovers

  • Registered Users Posts: 885 ✭✭✭ Dufflecoat Fanny

    Wow some crazy close games on Redzone great stuff. Josh Allen couldn't spike it in time for the FG

    Everything in Russia is sh*t except p*ss

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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,861 ✭✭✭ Foxtrol

    Mac Jones in agony after hurting his ankle while taking an awkward hit in the pocket. It's as if it is a physical, dangerous sport and injuries can happen to any player no matter where they are on the field...

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,103 ✭✭✭ cmac2009

    Farcical that Tagovailoa was allowed back into that game. He was clearly concussed.

    The oc for the bills lost the plot in the box at that ending. Miami defense stepped up today considering how many minutes they spent out there.

  • Registered Users Posts: 37,688 ✭✭✭✭ Itssoeasy

    Very happy with how the eagles on both side of the ball played in the first half but again the offense scored zero points in the second half. Devonta smith had a day to remember. Jalen hurts has clearly improved his deep ball and having some good revivers to throw to also helps.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 37,688 ✭✭✭✭ Itssoeasy

    Saw a tweet that he had to he be carried down a stairs and was screaming in agony.

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,861 ✭✭✭ Foxtrol

    There should be repercussions for the Dolphins but it'll be swept under the rug. NFL putting out ads during every game about how they've reduced concussions and go and do that - the usual talking out of both sides of their mouth

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,861 ✭✭✭ Foxtrol

    He was acting far worse than Lance did last week when his ankle was going two different directions last week. Hopefully it isn't as serious, losing starting QBs just makes the league less fun and want these young QBs to keep developing and see where their ceilings are

  • Registered Users Posts: 37,688 ✭✭✭✭ Itssoeasy

    I didn’t see what happened but knew he left the game.

  • Registered Users Posts: 37,688 ✭✭✭✭ Itssoeasy

    The NFLPA are reportedly launching an investigation into how Tua’s Concussion situation was handled.

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,546 ✭✭✭ Christy42

    Dolphins are claiming it wasn't a concussion and that he had back spasms.

    Not sure if I believe that, he was definitely struggling to walk off the field.

    Hopefully Mac is alright but he is taking some awkward hits this season. He was certainly in more pain than Lance but he does seem to be a bit more expressive in general and I am guessing getting carried off is more painful than getting carted off even if the injury isn't as severe.

    Herbert played decently all things considered, some things were obviously off and they relied on his arm far too much and kept him in long after the game was decided.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,609 ✭✭✭ Carcharodon

    How the niners managed to throw away that game is beyond me, shanahan drives me crazy, sooo mad at that game.

    kind of came down to QBs at the end, Russel was able to make plays, Jimmy G couldn’t

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  • Registered Users Posts: 34,616 ✭✭✭✭ eagle eye

    Tua walked down the tunnel without any assistance. I thought he was concussed when he was leaving the field but when I seen him walking on his own I wondered if I'd got it wrong and clearly I, like so many others, had got it wrong. There's no way he'd have been let back if he had a concussion. It's independent medical professionals who make these decisions.

    On Herbert, he clearly wasn't right and I thought it was very foolish playing him in that condition with his starting center out. He could have taken a lot of hits as the middle of the line didn't hold up very well. luckily for him he got pressured a lot but not hit much.

    The game is so unpredictable these days.

    I don't think you'd have got very big odds if you requested a price for one of the Bills and Chiefs to win yesterday.

    Is Jalen Hurts now the favourite for MVP?

    I was thinking about him yesterday. He was the starter for Alabama and then got dropped for Tua, he goes to Oklahoma and breaks almost every single season record set by Mayfield and Murray. Mayfield and Murray were first picks in the draft, Tua went at five and Jalen went in the second at 53.

    Is there a chip on the shoulder and a huge desire, kinda like Brady, to show everybody how wrong they were to doubt him? He's certainly better than those three now.

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,546 ✭✭✭ Christy42

    Certainly when the Chargers were 28 points down keeping Herbert in seemed reckless.

    Can't find odds after last night but Hurts should be up there. I guess between him and Lamar but I can't imagine Josh Allen has dropped too far behind either. I never know what they value the most and it depends on that a bit. There are a few others as well not too far behind. Should be a fun season in any case.

    Lamar 10 pass TD, 2 rush TD, 749 pass yards, 243 rush yards, 63.6% comp, 2 int, 8.5 yards/att

    Hurts 4 pass TD, 3 rush TD, 916 pass yards, 170 rush yards, 67.3% comp, 1 int, 9.3 yards/att

    Allen 9 pass TD, 1 rush TD, 1014 pass yards, 113 rush yards, 71.2% comp, 2 int, 7.7 yards/att

    Not the best offensive display from Jimmy or Russ but there was some high quality punting🤣. Seemed like a lot downed in the 5 yards which proved a key difference when Jimmy stepped out of his own endzone for a safety in a close match.

  • Registered Users Posts: 34,616 ✭✭✭✭ eagle eye

    I can't believe that people are putting the loss on Jimmy's safety. The Broncos needed two field goals after that to win it

    Jimmy G has a pool of haters, he's a nice guy so they are very sad people.

  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,879 Mod ✭✭✭✭ adrian522

    Not on his safety per se, but his overall performance and that of the offense more generally. He missed a few easy throws including two that would have gone for TD's, lucky not to have a couple of INT's too.

    Its all part of the Garopollo experience unfortunately, you get some good and some bad.

    A lot of the offense comes from the run game and when they are in must pass situations they tend to struggle.

  • Registered Users Posts: 19,068 ✭✭✭✭ ELM327

    If you're down 9 and go for the TD and dont get it, you need 2 more possessions. The FG was more likely than the TD, you then need 1 more possession. Even if you score the TD you still need another possession anyway. I reckon there were no good decisions but the FG makes sense to me

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,546 ✭✭✭ Christy42

    Josh Allen remains favourite. Hurts has gone into essentially a tie with Lamar and Mahomes depending on who you are betting with. Obviously betting odds are not exact odds as they will follow what the markets are doing.

    I can see why Hurts isn't higher, I think the Eagles style of play will hinder his personal stats which will effect voting. Not fair but means I think he will lose out to any QB close to him in level of play in the final voting.

    Tua and Herbert are the next level down. Herbert is the main one that surprises me there, he is hurt, his team has a lot of injuries which will effect his play at least in the short term. It seems likely to also effect their record which is already 1-2 and record will be a bigger factor in the decision making process than I would personally like.

  • Registered Users Posts: 37,688 ✭✭✭✭ Itssoeasy

    I need to check what it is exactly, but my picks in week 3 was an utter disaster.

  • Registered Users Posts: 266 ✭✭ collybyrne

    7-9 takes me to 28-20 for the season. The less said about those picks the better!

  • Registered Users Posts: 16,100 ✭✭✭✭ paulie21

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,874 ✭✭✭ Paleface