Welcome to PatsFans.com

Official List of Historical Teams that 'Ran Up the Score' without Media Whining

Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by maverick4, Oct 29, 2007.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. maverick4

    maverick4 Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2005
    Messages:
    7,669
    Likes Received:
    16
    Ratings:
    +16 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

    First of all, I don't totally buy the fact the Pats are purposely trying to be dicks, but are rather VERY motivated to protect the legacy of their past championships. Regardless, I think it's important to have ammunition to those (idiot) naysayers who love to call the Pats cheats and classless and running up the score.

    1983, Redskins beat Rams 51-7, no media stories.
    2007, Redskins beat 49ers 52-17, no media whining.

    2000 Playoffs, Jaguars beat Dolphins 62-7.

    2004, Colts beat Houston 49-14
    2004, Colts beat Chicago 41-10
    2004, Colts beat Detroit 41-9, all three of these with more Peyton ballwashing media stories.

    Compare these non-stories (and more to come) with media hacks like Michael Wilbon who suggested someone should take out Brady's knees.

    Add to this list, please.
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2007
  2. Patriot Power

    Patriot Power Rookie

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2007
    Messages:
    467
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

    Any number of Superbowls... the Bears, Raiders, 49ers, Redskins, Cowboys.
  3. maverick4

    maverick4 Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2005
    Messages:
    7,669
    Likes Received:
    16
    Ratings:
    +16 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

    1940 NFL Championship, Bears over Redskins 73-0.
    1966, Redskins over Giants 72-41.

    Superbowl 20, Bears over Patriots 46-10.
    Superbowl 24, 49ers over Broncos 55-10.
    Superbowl 29, 49ers over Chargers 49-26.
    Superbowl 27, Cowboys over Bills 52-17.

    More to come, please add to the list.
    We've already pointed out the hypocrisy over Spygate, now it's time to show just how biased and punks the media and NFL is over the Pats right now.
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2007
  4. Brady to Brown

    Brady to Brown Rookie

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2007
    Messages:
    1,893
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

    Ya but these are the mean Patriots, they kick puppies and take candy from babies.
  5. Bella*chick

    Bella*chick Addicted to the light

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2005
    Messages:
    8,107
    Likes Received:
    7
    Ratings:
    +7 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

    2007 Philadephia Eagles.....56-21 over Lions.
  6. maverick4

    maverick4 Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2005
    Messages:
    7,669
    Likes Received:
    16
    Ratings:
    +16 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

    1987, Giants over 49ers 49-3.
    2001, Giants over Vikings 41-0.
    1994, 49ers over Giants 44-3.
    1982, Cowboys over Bucs 38-0.

    All with no media whining and no calls to take out the QB's knees.
    People just hate the Pats because they are seeing something special they can't understand (the height of teamwork, preparation, chemistry, motivation, and selflessness).
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2007
  7. maverick4

    maverick4 Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2005
    Messages:
    7,669
    Likes Received:
    16
    Ratings:
    +16 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

    http://www.allthingsbillbelichick.com/

    Fred Smerlas: "…Have you ever, in all the years you've been [coaching], had such a hoopla about how you guys are winning games? … It's bizarre. And any team you've ever seen – Indianapolis Colts, the Greatest Show on Turf – have you ever seen anyone say 'Boy, you guys are just putting up too many points'? It baffles me. I don't know what planet I'm on here. And you've been around for a long time."
    Belichick: "Yeah, and you know, Fred, my background is on the defensive side of the ball, so we always felt like it's your job defensively to try to limit the points. But hey, everybody's entitled to their opinion or whatever. All we're trying to do is go out there and win games and play good football. In situations at the end of the game, nobody's trying to embarrass or run anything up on anybody, but not playing is, to me, more disrespectful than playing. So taking a knee and doing that, I don't think that's really the answer. The ball's on the 7-yard line and it's 4th down, kicking a field goal to make it 41-0 instead of 38-0, I don't see where that's … I wouldn't appreciate that if I was on the other side. But again, it doesn't really matter. I think it's just important for us to go out there and…you know, the players are doing what the plays are called to run, and as coaches we're trying to do the things that we feel like are the right thing to do for our football team at that particular time. It's not about embarrassing anybody, it's just about doing what…"
    Pete Sheppard: [Interrupting] "But it surprises me, I mean, most of the coaches are saying just exactly what you did on television. You know, Cowher, Johnson, all these guys, they always reiterate what you say every week. I am shocked at the number of players, some of them who are going to be in the Hall of Fame, or who are in the Hall of Fame, just don't seem to get it. And some of those players have been on the opposite side, on teams winning by 35, 40 points, some games. I don't understand how some of these Hall of Fame players, or will-be Hall of Fame players, don't get it."
    Belichick: "It's not a question that I really have a good answer to. If somebody has another opinion on it, they're entitled to that. But believe me, it's not our intent to do anything to embarrass anybody else. We have respect for all of our opponents – the other teams and the other organizations. We're just out there trying to do what we do. And sometimes when you get into a situation where a team brings a lot of guys down and wants to blitz at the end of the game [and] you don't have enough people to block them all, you don't really want to get your guys killed because you can't block guys that are coming free on the line of scrimmage. It's almost easier for you to throw the ball than it is to run it in those kinds of situations."
  8. jmt57

    jmt57 Moderator Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2005
    Messages:
    12,955
    Likes Received:
    22
    Ratings:
    +30 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

    Apparently Redskins LB Randall Godfrey said something to Belichick after the game at midfield, and repeated it to reporters in the locker room after the game.

    Godfrey said "You've got to show some class, show some respect. Joe Gibbs? We wouldn't have done that. Bill Walsh? You wouldn't see those types of guys doing that stuff. I've never seen nothing like that. This is the pros. You show some respect. You show some class."

    I think Godfrey (and all the other jealous, petty Patriot haters) need to check NFL history before they speak. Gibbs and Walsh wouldn't have done that?

    Super Bowl 22: Washington 42, Denver 10
    Super Bowl 24: San Francisco 55, Denver 10
  9. FreakGoDeep

    FreakGoDeep Rookie

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2007
    Messages:
    143
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

    2005 51-24 Colts over titans

    2001 42-10 Rams over Dolphins (14 points in the 4th)

    2001 35-0 Rams over Lions (14 points in the 4th)

    2001 42-17 Rams over Colts
  10. FreakGoDeep

    FreakGoDeep Rookie

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2007
    Messages:
    143
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

    you think Steve young wants to explain these to us.

    1992 56 - 17 San fran over Atlanta - Steve young had 399 yards passing.

    1991 52 - 14 San fran over Chicago - Young, starting after a six-week absence caused by torn knee ligaments, had touchdown passes of 3 and 69 yards to Rice and a 2-yarder to Jamie Williams as the 49ers rocketed to a 24-0 halftime lead. Young added a 2-yard touchdown run on the first play of the fourth quarter.
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2007
  11. Bella*chick

    Bella*chick Addicted to the light

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2005
    Messages:
    8,107
    Likes Received:
    7
    Ratings:
    +7 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

    Oh, I would give anything for the opportunity to grill Young about these examples.
  12. ALP

    ALP Rookie

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2007
    Messages:
    7,401
    Likes Received:
    7
    Ratings:
    +7 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

    godfrey, u just got owned
  13. kolbitr

    kolbitr Rookie

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2006
    Messages:
    653
    Likes Received:
    1
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

    Minor correction: Walsh was not the coach in that Super Bowl; it was by then George Seifert.

    Walsh was beaten by the Parcells-coached Giants in the playoffs one year (1986 I believe) 49–3.
  14. Seymour93

    Seymour93 Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    5,681
    Likes Received:
    10
    Ratings:
    +10 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

  15. PatriotsReign

    PatriotsReign Rookie

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2007
    Messages:
    24,998
    Likes Received:
    32
    Ratings:
    +39 / 0 / -5

    My Jersey:

    The following is a reply to a post I made in a thread called "Brady is a Marked Man" on Indystar. I found it quite amusing and characteristic of Colts fans;

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by PatriotsReign

    2004, Colts beat Houston 49-14
    2004, Colts beat Chicago 41-10
    2004, Colts beat Detroit 41-9
    2005 51-24 Colts over titans

    Other teams;

    2001 42-10 Rams over Dolphins (14 points in the 4th)
    2001 35-0 Rams over Lions (14 points in the 4th)
    2001 42-17 Rams over Colts
    Super Bowl 22: Washington 42, Denver 10
    Super Bowl 24: San Francisco 55, Denver 10
    1987, Giants over 49ers 49-3.
    2001, Giants over Vikings 41-0.
    1994, 49ers over Giants 44-3.
    1982, Cowboys over Bucs 38-0.
    1983, Redskins beat Rams 51-7
    2007, Redskins beat 49ers 52-17
    2000 Playoffs, Jaguars beat Dolphins 62-7
    1986 Super Bowl Bears beat Patriots 51-10

    Reply from Blue88Blue88hut
    Why do you keep forgetting that BB didn't coach these teams?
  16. MightyFooda

    MightyFooda Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2007
    Messages:
    208
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

    Haven't you heard? Now they drown kittens and steal widows pensions.
  17. BoltsFan

    BoltsFan Rookie

    Joined:
    May 18, 2007
    Messages:
    483
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

    I like the title of this thread. Because it is about the media whining. I think the pats should do what they wanna do. The pats should hone and fine tune as they see fit. It is like mediots Ditka and Jackson are suggesting, if teams don't like it then they need to stop it. :cool:
  18. loosebearing

    loosebearing Rookie

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2007
    Messages:
    316
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

    I think the competition committee should get involved and enact the slaughter rule.

    35 Point lead ??

    Plus, once teams have won their 11th game of the year they have to play with 10 men on offense and 10 on defense.

    We must bring back Parity
  19. DisgruntledTunaFan

    DisgruntledTunaFan Rookie

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2006
    Messages:
    2,534
    Likes Received:
    7
    Ratings:
    +7 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

    As much as Parcells brought his "playing not to lose" philosophies to Dallas, there were times when he would go for it on 4th down on multiple occasions when his team was up by 3 scores late instead of kicking the FG, and there were other times when it was garbage time, he would leave ALL of his starters in(I wanted to smack him for leaving Romo and Gurode in when we had Tampa buried in the 4th last year).

    :confused: Maybe Belichick learned from his former boss?;)
  20. DisgruntledTunaFan

    DisgruntledTunaFan Rookie

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2006
    Messages:
    2,534
    Likes Received:
    7
    Ratings:
    +7 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

    I remember that game-I was in New Orleans at the time(where the Super Bowl was played), and Seifert called alot of pass plays late which resulted in TDs.

    Was rooting for SF at the time-but when it was over at the half, I was shocked by how much they were continuing to air it out late in the game.
  21. indycolts685

    indycolts685 Rookie

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2007
    Messages:
    623
    Likes Received:
    2
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

    You know I don't give a crap about teams running up the score, it makes no difference to me, but you were all on here *****ing about the Colts doing the same thing..

    http://www.patsfans.com/new-england-patriots/messageboard/showthread.php?t=43949
  22. indycolts685

    indycolts685 Rookie

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2007
    Messages:
    623
    Likes Received:
    2
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

    This one made me laugh when I seen it posted by KDo5

    Doesnt matter to me.

    Belichick ends the game with knees and running when he has an easy shot at another TD.

    Colts meanwhile do all they can to boost their statistics. Its unclassy.

    Another reason why we're better than them.
    Reply With Quote
  23. DisgruntledTunaFan

    DisgruntledTunaFan Rookie

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2006
    Messages:
    2,534
    Likes Received:
    7
    Ratings:
    +7 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

    Take it from a lifelong Dallas fan-when we had guys like Mike Irvin, Nate Newton, Leon Lett, etc-b/c of their serious run-ins with the law, it ended up shadowing a negative light on the organization as a whole. While it didn't "tarnish" are 3 Super Bowls won in the 90's, the negativity was SO bad from public perception, they at teams it FELT like that.

    For a while, we were labeled as "Criminals" and "You can thank the Viqueens for giving you the kitchen sink" when our 3 Super Bowls came into discussion.

    So don't sweat it, Pats fans-just ignore these idiots who are wishing you ill-will. Your team is very successful, and all of this will die down slowly but surely.
  24. Patriotic Fervor

    Patriotic Fervor Rookie

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2005
    Messages:
    1,414
    Likes Received:
    2
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

    If memory serves me correctly, in that Skins/Giants game of '66, Washington coach Otto Graham sent the field goal unit out with just a few seconds remaining in the game.

    Ironically, I was in Washington at that time, and I read nothing about that game in either the Post or the Washington Star.

    Don't ask me why....
  25. DisgruntledTunaFan

    DisgruntledTunaFan Rookie

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2006
    Messages:
    2,534
    Likes Received:
    7
    Ratings:
    +7 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

    In an Eagles/Skins game in '91, the Skins were ahead like 12-0 with seconds remaining, but they nonetheless Gibbs decided to kick a FG to extend their lead.

    And in '96 in a Packers/Boys game, Switzer decided to kick a field goal to extend the Cowboys 18-6 lead to 21-6, but that was b/c he wanted his kicker to set a reg season record for most FGs in a game. But nonetheless, it OUTRAGED Mike Holmgren, Reggie White, and several Packers' players.

    Not much was really said about either case, although b/c Holmgren made a big fuss, some things were scrutinized.
  26. oldrover

    oldrover Rookie

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2005
    Messages:
    1,070
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

    That is definitely true. There was a LOT of that during Payton's 49 TD season. A lot of hypocrisy from fellow Pats fans on this topic.
  27. JDSal45

    JDSal45 Rookie

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2004
    Messages:
    685
    Likes Received:
    3
    Ratings:
    +3 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

    Godfrey was on San Diego last year (beaten by the Patriots) who won games in the regular season by:

    40-7 over Tennessee (4th quarter TD pass by Phillip Rivers to make it 33-0....another TD with 3:07 left)

    48-19 over the 49ers (4th quarter TD by NFL All-Pro Running Back LaDanian Tomlinson to make it 48-19....why was he still playing?)

    48-20 over Denver (TWO 4th quarter TDs by LT)

    I didn't hear Godfrey apologizing last year.

    J D Sal
  28. NENGFAN

    NENGFAN Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2007
    Messages:
    282
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

    For all those talking about "Running up the score".....

    Please - get a friggin' grip. Come on! There are people dying in Iraq and teams are getting a tizzy about another team scoring big on them - on a level playing field! Jeez! That sounds so pathetic. What’s wrong with Pro-Sportsmen? Are they turning into whiny women?

    Anyhow - I watch US Sports and International Sports so I consider myself a well rounded person. Before getting into US Sports, I had NEVER heard the term "running up the score" until I started watching the NFL. It baffles me that this was ever an issue. When you are on the same field and you have the talent to blow out the opposition - why should the other team feel offended? Are they handicapped in some sort of way? Are they in an inferior league? Ok - below are few examples which I would like to share with you and would LOVE to hear from all those talking about "Running up the score" as unsportsmanlike:

    1) Tennis--> If Federer is playing a qualifier in his first round of a Grand Slam and is up 6-2, 6-1, 5-0 (no threat of losing the match) and serving for the match - do you expect him to feel "sorry" for the other player and let up so that he wins a few games? Have you ever seen that happened? Answer is "NO". It is NEVER an issue. In fact if Federer does let up - he will be called out as "Unprofessional". You finish off your opponent as EASILY as you can. If you have the talent, use it. When Agassi was playing his last match, he got CRUSHED by some unknown German in Flushing – was that “disrespect” to Agassi? Nope – you play to win the game and continue with your game plan. This is NOT a charity league – it’s Pro-Sports!

    2) Golf--> If Tiger is 10 strokes ahead going into Day 4 of a major, what is he supposed to do - give up a few strokes so that Phil Mickelson doesn't get humiliated? Should he make sure he doesn't win by more than 10 strokes and stop hitting birdies? Has that ever happened? Answer again is "NO". Even when Tiger was matched up with an aged Jack Nicklaus in Pebble Beach a few years ago - he had no mercy for Jack - Tiger was hitting birdies all over the place and was way ahead of Jack. Is that disrespecting your opponent? When Tiger keeps on hitting birdies in the last round extending his lead - do you ever hear any talk about "disrespect" from opponents? Nope. If they don't want him to "run up the score", then they should stop him - clear and simple. Can you imagine Mickelson saying “Tiger needs to show respect for Golf by not hitting birdies when he is 10 strokes ahead”! That would be ludicrous!

    3) Soccer--> I have seen so many times during World Cup matches between a big team like Brazil against a minnow like San Marino for example, the scores being so lopsided - like 7-0 and the big team is still looking at scoring and having a great time, rejoicing. Just last week in the European League, Arsenal defeated a team 7-0 (many goals coming near the end when the result of the game was never in doubt). Does anyone ever talk about this as "disrespecting your opponent"? Nope. You score as many as you can. This is not backyard sports - this is Pro-Sports and everyone is on a level playing field. I have watched alot of soccer during my life time and there was NEVER a let up. That would be disrespecting. Teams that can score alot of goals, they go all out.

    4) Baseball--> If a team is up 8-0 and if Manny and Ortiz hit back to back HRs, is that disrespecting your opponent? If they are at the plate - are they supposed to give away outs? That’s comical?

    5) College Football-->You are actually encouraged to run up the score as when the rankings come up and 2 teams have equal records – they look at the margin of victory vs the opponents as one of the tie-breakers.

    6) Boxing--> If Tyson is boxing a novice boxer and is beating him to a pulp and the referee is not stopping it – does Tyson himself “stop”? Does he feel mercy for the other boxer and stop punching (and risk getting a sucker punch from the opponent)? Answer is “NO”. You wait until the ref stops the game. Maybe they need to do that with the NFL – the refs need to call off the game when the PATS are steam rolling their opponents.

    Anyhow – there are numerous more examples but the one’s mentioned above should relay my point.

    I know the PATS are making a point of “running up the score” (mainly because a lot of the NFL players / coaches thought it was open season on the PATS during Spy-Gate which obviously hurt their pride). It was 2 weeks of dumping on the PATS. Guys like McNabb, Rothlisburger, Ward, Strahan, Dungy and many more were piling it on at will – thinking it was so funny. So if that was ok for them, PATS running up the score on their teams should be fine as well. PATS are showing their response on the field of play (like true sportsman) rather than talking BS on the airwaves like little p*ssies.

    Good for the PATS – they are scoring big and have a right to do it. They are actually risking Brady - which is the only downside of this whole thing.

    Its just so baffling that other teams have the gaul to talk about “running up the score’ when they can’t stop the PATS themselves and are basically asking the PATS to show “clemency”. How pathetic is that? They all play on the same field, same rules – if one team is way better than the other – then that’s not their problem. The Redskins should forfeit their game if they don’t want to get a beat down by a far, far superior team. They should throw in the white flag. I think it would be MUCH more disrespect to just "give the ball away" in the 4th quarter to the opponent team. If I was a coach of the opposing team - I would think that would be much, much more disrespect.

    I just hope the people/analysts talking about “running up the score” get some perspective on this really nonsensical issue and look at other sports where the margin of defeat is never an issue of disrespect. It's a definition of superiority in talent. These are NFL ProPlayers acting like twinkle toe little girls. It’s laughable!
  29. BadMoFo

    BadMoFo Rookie

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2007
    Messages:
    5,758
    Likes Received:
    5
    Ratings:
    +5 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

    Anybody saying that Super Bowl 20 was rubbing it in, obviously hasn't seen the game. The Fridge scored in the third quarter of that game. The only score by the Bears in the 4th Quarter was a safety.
  30. eric5280

    eric5280 Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2007
    Messages:
    115
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

    Terrell Davis had it right on the NFL Network.. 20 years from now, nobody is going to remember the environment and opinions surrounding the game.. They're going to see the stats and judge the team's dominance based on margin of victory. This team is looking to be remembered as an all time great dominant team. It's not their fault other teams can't keep up with them for 60 minutes. They'll be damned if some scrub backups come in and ruin their legacy.
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page