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  1. godef

    godef In the Starting Line-Up

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    OK, I'm writing this during the 3rd quartr of Colts/Bolts, but I don't see anything that indicates the Colts will come back.

    So presuming they don't, Pittsburgh becomes first in line with a chance to take away the #1 seed from us for the play-offs. The Pats would have to lose at least three games to be outseeded by Indy. OTOH, should the Steelers win out (which would include beating the Pats), and the Pats get beat by one other team, they would both be 14-2, and the Steelers would be the #1 seed per head-to-head the tiebreaker.

    So the Dec 9 game looms just a little bit bigger now.
     
  2. TomBrady'sGoat

    TomBrady'sGoat 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    I have no issue if Pitt is #1 and NE #2. An AFCCG in Pittsburgh is pretty much a sure thing for NE.

    Indy actually has a homefield advantage. Pitt doesn't. As long as NE gets a bye and plays Indy at home it's all good.
     
  3. godef

    godef In the Starting Line-Up

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    Uh oh... did I jump the gun? :bricks:
     
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    NEPat Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    You forgot that the Chargers offense is terrible, Norv Turner is still the coach of the team and...did I mention Norv is still the coach?
     
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    Patriot Power On the Game Day Roster

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    Jinx !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    MetalBleachers Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    Hmm... maybe we should all review the "Rivers is awful" thread before calling this one. :bricks:
     
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    skri65 Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    Even if the Colts hadn't come back, I would have disagreed. Do you forget we had to come back to beat the Colts last week? THe Colts are always a threat...last year you would have said the same thing after the Colts were giving up 200 yards rushing on a weekly basis. And look what happened?

    WIth that said, I think the Steelers are for real, too
     
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    double jinx, when will people learn?
     
  9. TomBrady'sGoat

    TomBrady'sGoat 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    I loved it when the announcers mentioned that, due to Norv needlessly wasting both of his challenges, that he couldn't contest a game-changing play if he wanted to. What an idiot.
     
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    WhiZa Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    we can all blame godef when Indy gets the 2nd seed in the playoffs :D
     
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    ctpatsfan77 PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    OK. . . . how much did Keegs pay you to post this? :enranged:
     
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    Regardless, if the Colts do lose, the Pats would have had to lose 3 of their final 7 games for the Colts to catch up. My point was not the liklihood of Pittsburgh beating us on Dec 9, just stating that they would now have the better opportunity to overtake the Pats for the #1 seed. Certainly a miraculous finish for the Steelers, but less miraculous than the Colts overtaking the Pats.
     
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    Yup, I am feeling a bit red-faced at jumping the gun. Can't take credit for jinxing Adam, can I?

    Admittedly, I was half way through writing the post when the thought occurred to me that the game wasn't nearly over yet, and that these are the Colts after all (gotta give credit where it's due). I shoulda delayed, but instead rewrote the post to say "If...". For shame.

    Guilty as charged. But all's well that ends well. :D
     
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    Umm did you see the Steelers play the Browns? They won by a field goal and Cleveland moved the ball at will on them in the first half. The Browns offense is pretty good but not nearly as cyborg like as the Patriots offense. The Browns scored easily in the first half but lost their rhythm and composure in the second half.

    I see the Pats scoring 42 on the Steelers D we saw fairly easily, especially since the game will be at Foxboro.
     
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    There is no serious competition for #1 seed in the AFC this year. "More serious" than the Colts could be true, but that's just the difference between "no fvcking shot in any universe" and "in some bizarro world, maybe."

    The Patriots won't lose to the Steelers in Foxboro. No way. And don't give me some "any given Sunday" stuff. This Sunday in Buffalo is an "any given Sunday" game, where the Pats could lay an egg and lose in a huge upset (doubt it, but it's possible). But not at home against the Steelers. The Patriots won't lose at home this year. No way.

    I really think the Patriots either lose this weekend or go 16-0. The only other loss possible is the last week of the season, and if they're going for 16-0, they're gonna kill the Giants. And I don't think they're gonna lose this weekend.
     
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    I do. The NE fans don't get to see the game live. The Pats lose the revenue. And The Razor is a home field advantage. Plus, the players get more practice and rest time by not having to travel. Lots of reasons to take issue with giving up the home field game to the Steelers.
     
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    No argument here. I'm merely comparing Pitt and Indy's chances to overtake us, and Pitt is now clearly in a better position.
     
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    Pitt gets to take their crack at the Pats-therefore Only a win in that game slides them in front of the Colts, unless of course, the colts dont get off the mat and start winning again.

    Colts also have a tough in division schedule with a beat up roster. It would be fun to see them lose a few more....
     
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    I didn't get to watch the game, but 163 yards of total offense against the Steelers for the entire game certainly doesn't seem like 'at will'.
    Unless they put up 200+ in the 1st half, then - yardage in the second. :confused:
     
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    BrianPat Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    That's pretty close to what happened. The Browns offense forgot there were 2 halfs to a game. For some reason in the second half, Anderson had happy feet in the pocket, even when he had plenty of protection. His passes were hitting the recievers on the toes, it was like he was so shaken that they were actually beating the Stealers that he lost his composure.
     
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