Postseason Y Factors 2017: Patriots vs. Jaguars

-by DNOMN8R314

I know we Patriots fans are all excited about the possibility of making it back to the Super Bowl after last year’s incredible finish, but focus must be on the Jaguars. They may have played a weaker schedule, they may have an inconsistent quarterback, but Jacksonville is in the AFC Championship Game and (I know this sounds obvious) you have to be a really good team to make it this far. Here are some areas which may be out of focus but which I think will be keys to the game.

Full? Back for seconds: There may be no good fullback puns, but there are good fullbacks on both rosters in James Develin and Tommy Bohanon. The Patriots and their fans are of course familiar with Develin, but Bohanon should be a familiar face as well, as he spent the first three years of his career with the Jets. While Bohanon received a 44.8 PFF grade for the season (I do not have a PFF subscription so I do not have a further breakdown of those grades), he scored three touchdowns during the regular season – interestingly, all against the Texans – and one through the air in last week’s victory over Pittsburgh. The Jaguars have used him, and New England should be aware as to how they use him in order to see which areas they can best attack Jacksonville’s offense. As for Develin, who received a much higher 78.7 grade from Pro Football Focus, the Patriots use him frequently to open holes in the running game but have also thrown to him, even splitting him out wide in some formations. It will be interesting to see if New England’s coaches use him as they have most frequently this year, as a run blocker, or if they give him routes to run as well. This could be a game where the play of the fullbacks decides the outcome.

Allen a day’s work: Along similar lines, while the athletic Jaguars’ secondary has played incredibly well in coverage of wide receivers, their defense has been exploited by tight ends throughout the year. While Jacksonville will surely focus on limiting Rob Gronkowski’s impact, the Patriots could use more 2-TE sets, which might give second tight end Dwayne Allen opportunities through the air. Allen has been a solid blocker but has disappointed in the passing game this season, catching only 10 passes for 86 yards and a touchdown in 2017. But Allen has “done his job” and worked in the role he has been assigned to this year, and I am sure he will be ready if his number is called more often Sunday.

On the edge of glory: The signing of James Harrison has strengthened New England’s defensive edge, and the front seven put forth their best showing thus far this season with an eight-sack performance against Tennessee. While Jacksonville’s offense is centered on establishing a strong run game, the Patriots can set the tone with play like last week, and one area to attack is the edge. While right tackle Jermey Parnell, a former swing tackle, has improved his play this season, rookie second-round left tackle Cam Robinson has not been as strong a lineman, posting a 40.4 PFF grade. (I know I have relied on PFF grades more frequently in this post than in others, so I’ll repeat my stance: I find PFF grades valuable but I do not see them as the be-all end-all of how to grade a player.) Whether going after Blake Bortles on passing plays or containing Fournette in the run game, the Patriots’ defensive ends and outside linebackers may find this matchup one to focus on in order to prevent the Jaguars from controlling the game.

BSJ TUMS-O-METER Prediction:
And so here we are. The AFCCG. Everything on the line to get to the Super Bowl. Playing a team that scored 45 points last week… but gave up 42, and barely scored 10 points the week before, but only gave up 3. Soooooo… which Jags team shows up? Which Bortles? And now the question is… which Brady? Oh yes… The Hand Injury. The most talked-about sports hand injury in recent memory as well the most discussed on this blog since Wyo broke his hand camping and told BSJ he’s on his own to… ooops… never mind. (But I digress. That’s a story for another day.) Then the Pats announce Drew Bledsoe will be honorary captain for the game… coincidence? Orrrrr… did BB quietly sign him as the 3rd QB? Oh, and did we mention it’s the AFCCG for all the marbles? Then there are the usual football game-within-the-game chess matchups. Pats RBs and Gronk vs the Jags LBs. O-lines vs D-lines. Special teams. In-game adjustments. Trickery and strategery by the coaches. Phew! And so, with these considerations and so much more… (we mentioned it was the AFCCG, right?)… this weeks’ prediction: a whole factory of TUMS on 24/7 production. HOWEVER: If Bledsoe leads the team charging onto the field wearing his old #11 uniform followed by Paul Pierce pushing Tom Brady in a wheelchair: 3 factories…minimum.

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https://www.patspulpit.com/2018/1/22/16917484/brandin-cooks-is-on-pace-for-one-of-the-5-best-seasons-for-a-receiver-under-bill-belichick

“Brandin’s been good for us all year,” Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said after the game. “[He’s] a really good football player, good route runner, tough, good hands, smart guy, does a lot of different things. We put him in a lot of different positions and he’s able to execute a lot of different things. – Bill Bilichick

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Going to game and tailgating at the game on Sunday was one of the best days as a season ticket holder in 43 years.

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I couldn’t log into this site again to today. At least the third time in 5 days.

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Well, forget about the haters and stay young! As Richard Feynman said,”What do you care what other people think?”

Good night!

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“No one truly understands quantum mechanics.”

G’night dfw

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The Fact that they hate you means that they care…….

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Just over 24 hours later and I’m officially fed up with the “refs stole the game for the Pats” bs. Got called a “typical Pats homer divorced from reality” tonight by a former neighbor and Jets fan.

Usually I just want a win. This time I want 349-3 or GTFO

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I don’t even bother anymore. I think it was Dingo who posted this: “Some people believe what they see, others see what they believe. You’re not going to convince either group otherwise.”

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That’s the hard truth 🙁

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I managed to convince another neighbor. He made the “but the only two teams to have only one penalty in playoff games were both the Pats…how do you explain that?” argument so I said “so…you’re arguing that there is some massive conspiracy to just hand games to the Pats to explain SEVENTEEN YEARS of success…based on the penalty totals of two games?”

“oh…when you put it like that…”

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You love it.

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Craziest Jags fan comment yet. Because it’s always the refs fault when you lose. And mark my words: no they’re not Without human referees it would be impossible to rig games. That is the only reason they have been present for the last 40 years. The switch to video/AI refereeing could have been made in the 70s and all the arguments would have been the same. And it has not happened because the NFL wants the ability to rig games, either for their deranged wrestling narratives, marketing or for the bookies. Human refs are here to stay! Posted by Fishslap… Read more »

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Haha, if an AI could call holding it could probably enslave us too

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No shit. While we’re at the cusp of machines beating humans in games like Go and Chess, we only just managed to create AI programs which outperformed humans in a reading comprehension test. That too barely (82.3% humans vs 82.4% AI). We have a long way to go for judgment calls.

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I think its much more complicated than people realize.
Right now they have some pretty amazing “Pitch F/X” systems that track balls and strikes. You can see maps of the strike zone for every single MLB game.
But there’s supposedly measurement error in it. The system has to be perfectly calibrated. It doesn’t account for height of the strike zone easily, and lighting changes screw with it.
In other words, its pretty damn close but not perfect. Like…. umpires. I think the good ones when compared to Pitch F/X are getting like 97% of the calls the same as Pitch F/X does.

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I mean, not every batter’s strike zone is a constant thing, right? Dude crouches a bit more after two pitches and its an ever slightly different strike zone.
I’m not sold on the need to replace MLB umpires, personally. I think it’s a difficult thing to get 100% perfect.

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I’ve read a bunch about Pitch F/X’s methodology because it’s had some interesting effects on the sport.
For ex. being able to quantify balls+strikes gave the teams a way to try and measure which catchers steal strikes, and which ones are bad at receiving the ball.

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What’s worse than a nutty fan? A conspiracy nut fan.

If this kid had spent time in school understanding the intricacies of machine learning and AI, and not base it on what he saw in movies, his life would have been so much better.

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He would not even had to gone that far, simply learning coding would have done the trick.

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goodnight folks

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Great meme I saw on Facebook
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now?

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It worked after I refreshed.

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Who’s Mac-bz? McCourty?

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Well Brady addresses him as Malc, Butler I guess.

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nah mccourty shares his twitter with his bro… @mccourtytwins

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i almost kicked my mom out of my house in the 3rd quarter when i realized the last AFCCG we watched together was the 2016 Broncos game

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Gotta do what’s best for the team

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was anyone else saying go for it on 4th and 10? with 6:01 left?

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Tomlin?

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I don’t get NFL network. So I don’t remember that specific sequence

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I did. I addressed that in my submitted article.

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That’s why I’m not Belichick.

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i was yelling at the TV

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That punt was phenomenal! I don’t think any coach currently can win a stare down with Belichick.

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When the stakes are high it is very tempting to try to convert 4th down plays. There was a similar instance in the championship game two years ago, and instead of getting a FG out of it they turned it over on downs, and gave Peyton the ball back with relatively short fields. Considering that Gost bricked an XP prior to all that, though, I understood the logic behind the decisions.

There was a lot of time left on the clock in both scenarios, though. I was totally fine with the decision of punting it

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i just hate taking the ball out of Toms hands

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He is the storm…..

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Not 4th and 10. But I was second-guessing 3rd down, when they were in what was arguably a 2 down situation. Was thinking not eating into those 10 yards is going to bite them here.

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Marrone knows the game is over with 8:44 left

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How so?

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you could see it in his face. he knows he is fucked

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last 10 mins of game is on nfl network now

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that 3rd and 18 was nuts

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dola has glue hands

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New conspiracy theory: NFL scheduled conference championship games so Pat’s got 4 extra hours to prep for the SB.

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Tom needs an extra nap before the game.

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Senior discount.

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They are the home team, right?

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Yes the Pats are

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3rd and 7 with a minute and change left. Devlin delivers a crushing block to spring Lewis for the 1st. Pure poetry in motion.

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i’ve been reflecting on it some more… i’ve decided that despite spygate, and deflategate, and ego-gate, and thumb-gate, and champ bailey’s fumble through the end zone that wasnt called a touchback, and the no holding calls on eli’s scramble in ’07, and the clete blakeman carolina game… despite all those times when the league, and espn, and the officiating were quite clearly NOT in the patriots favor… it is a grand conspiracy, and yes, every other team in the league has been robbed for the last 18 years… thats the only logical explanation. No team can actually be that good… Read more »

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You forgot to mention the last second field goal against Baltimore during the replacement ref days that Wilfork/Belichick protested and even Baltimore fans on youtube admitted was not good but “we’ll take it”.

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Gronk would be happy to know that the government shutdown lasted 69 hours.

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And now we see what will happen between now and 12:01 am Feb. 9th

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That is the day before my next guard drill. There’s the chance that I will be waiting past midnight to find out if it will be postponed.

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I do not miss UTAs.

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How long were you in?

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7 active 3 reserves

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30 years National Guard (and counting); 4 years AD Marines.

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You are a better person than I. I enjoyed my active years, the reserves were a grind. It was like regressing that’s why I left. That and it was during the Reagan years.

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I’m hip. The 90s weren’t much better. We mostly sat around in the armory sipping coffee and watching PPT slides. We’re a lot more wild and woolly now. Lots of MUTA-5s and MUTA-6s.

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My active days were very memorable. I was a flight mech and flew with the CInC of NORAD. Ah, the ole glory days. He was a great 4 Star.

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10 years active USAF

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What do you pilot these days?

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Airbus, American Airlines

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Good deal. I am still in aviation, almost 40 years now.

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Did you know a guy named Orville

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Lol

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I knew an old mechanic out in Eastern WA who’s certificate was signed by one of the Wright brothers. He was a salty ole dog with plenty of stories.

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Damn so many people here in aviation, I did not know! Do you guys frequent airliners.net?

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I don’t, too busy running all over creation, lol.

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A-319/20/21?

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yes, 330 also, as pictured to the left

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Airbus Flight Control Laws. Genius and exasperating at the same time 🙂

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well, even off autopilot, it still flys itself

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One thing perplexed me: why did American mix engines? 319s with CFMs and 321s with IAE. Difference in thrust is minimal.

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Probably more to do with lease agreements.

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im guessing the patriots will be SB champions

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Time to sleep, but i leave you with a great video

The 2004 Patriots Beat the Eagles in Super Bowl 39 to Cement a Dynasty | America’s Game | NFL Films
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwdt5Z1K6AU

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And look what BB told the team that day, it is so funny

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He seems like Belichick’s perfect date.

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#NoDaysOff

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Pfft only 5 reps of 320 lbs? Weak.

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Talk about last laugh over the Steelers

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UFC 194: Irish Fan Serenades Holly Holm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIb_7RaPMxU

🙂

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BEST OF Irish and Northern Irish Fans || EURO 2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JP6FlTqQkw

IMO, those are the best sports fans, they are loud, but they are funny. They just want a lot beer and a big party.

🙂

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My boss and co-workers are Irish and Liverpool fans. They’re great. Just want to have a drunken good time!

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A couple of Giants fans in the office are now temporary Patriots fans.

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Where’s EZ? Or is “Bring” EZ in disguise?

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A guy in my office who is not a football fan said to me “Does it ever get old”?

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LOL. I heard “looks like a repeat.”

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The unit that I mobilized and eventually deployed with was attached to a Pennsylvania brigade when the Pats beat the Eagles in 2005. One of the other units was from Philly. The only thing keeping the guys from Vermont from brawling with the Philly guys was the fact that we were on a military installation. Good soldiers, lousy adults.

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Somehow we lose all sense of civility when it comes to sports. We haven’t evolved far past our caveman heritage.

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Thank goodness that we have women to keep us in line most of the time.

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Holligans are much more violent here, no doubt. Specially because they are well organized and violence is just a way of life for them.
But the police is also more prepared and violent. I stopped to go to soccer stadiums because i refused the idea that one day i could have some “bad luck”.

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We would probably have similar issues if we only had one or two sports to root for.

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We have others sports too, but the clubs are the same.
Fans support one club, but at different sports (Soccer, Basketball, Handball, Rugby even athletics).

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We do have these issues, Oakland riots, and Los Angeles after the Lakers championship comes to mind. Only that police contain them pretty well out here. In places like Argentina, it’s every man unto himself.

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Lakers riot was crazy, i remember that. They almost destroyed a day that should have been of pure joy.

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See what happens in this country when you only have one or two sports to root for?

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Not trying to goad you buddy. Just that while American fanbases look childish compared to other countries.

I was in Buenos Aires back in 1998/199 and wanted an experience of Latin American sporting event. My chaperone said the annual Newells Old Boys vs River Plate is a great game. Little did I know it meant stampedes, running onto the field and assaulting the referee. England was no better. I developed a healthy cynicism of the human race after these experiences.

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I know, but i also think the police yesterday allowed those guys to cross a line that can be dangerous.

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In Philly? Oh, this is nothing. Philly fans are capable of much worse. Check out Flyers-Rangers fan brawl, I think it was in 2014.

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A Philly fan was arrested yesterday for punching a police horse. You can’t make these things up.

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That’s the 2nd one- there was one after last weeks game that did the same thing.

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Damn, Why does being a fan of a sports team make one think it’s ok to assault an innocent animal!?!

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They’re idiots.

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I hope the horse kicked him in the gonads.

One could only wish.

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Hopefully the selection process already removed him from the gene pool.

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Just a bunch of holligans

Ryan Mueller‏ @noits9
Welp this is happening in Broad St #eagles

https://twitter.com/noits9/status/955285133120196612

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Are there soccer hooligans in Portugal or is that only England and Scotland?

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We have a bunch here and the problem is that they are organized, but there are countries with a lot more.
Poland. Italy, England, Holland, Spain, etc

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I went to a game between Liverpool and Man Utd once. That was a bloodbath. Riot police were called. My Brit colleagues barely batted an eyelid.

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Funny, that you’re a European soccer fan who think the Eagles are hooligans. American sports fanbases are tame when compared to European and South American teams.

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Poiice here wouldn’t be as passive, trust me

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No decapitated refs in the NFL…yet.

(That happened in Brazil a couple years ago.)

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I don’t think anything close to that happened any where in NE yesterday. At this point the Patriots going to the Super Bowl is kind of matter of fact.

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You don’t remember 2003?

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Oh you meant yesterday sorry.

Yeah at this point Pats fans except no less than a SB.

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With the Eagles hoping to demolish the Patriots’ hopes of hoisting another Lombardi Trophy, one fan issued a disturbing warning to the seemingly immortal Tom Brady.

“Tom Brady, I’m gonna f–k your wife. Tom Brady, you’re a b—h,” said the fan, lathered in green face paint. “I swear to God, I swear to God, we’re going to the Super Bowl.”

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Lovely.

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They call him Big D*** Nick? WTF?????

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NY Post today

Eagles fans are as horrible as you’d expect
https://nypost.com/2018/01/22/pole-crashing-gisele-cursing-eagles-fans-lose-their-minds/

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That’s ugly.

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Fun fact: Jake Tapper is an Eagles fan who was born in NYC. How’s that for a blend of bad environments…

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I was born in Harlem.

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or Patriots and Lakers 🙂

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My dad and his parents were from Staten island. We both know what it’s like trying to talk to Jets fans.

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I didn’t know there were Dingos on Staten Island.

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I am too.

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I saw the Tapper video and i think he was trying to make a joke after her fellow CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin told him she was rooting for the Eagles because as a Falcon fan she couldn’t forget the last SB

http://ftw.usatoday.com/2018/01/jake-tapper-brooke-baldwin-cnn-video-patriots-eagles-cheaters-cheating-team-super-bowl

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Obviously, Tapper was referring to both the Spygate and Deflategate scandals (NFL scandals need more creative names). He also wanted to poke fun at colleague John Berman, who is a Patriots fan.

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Ah- Vrabel trying to dip in the Ohio State pool———————–>

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Is he Adam Schlepper’s cousin?

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watching CNN?

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?

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I just googled. I don’t want to read it. Fuck him. He’s an Eagles fan. Fuck him.

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He’s a CNN news anchor. Also an avid Eagles fan. Now an idiot.

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I think Wise had a fantastic rookie season: 5 sacks in regular season, 2 sacks in postseason.
If you remember that Flowers almost didn’t play in his rookie season

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LOL, where do you find this stuff?

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That was a drunk Iggles fan yesterday, trying to motivate subway riders. http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/22182177/police-philadelphia-eagles-fan-ran-subway-pole-ok

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Have to agree with Loyko- I too would like to see more of Dorsett in the offense.

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Cooks and Dorsett can open a lot the middle for Gronk, Dola, Hogan and the RB’s

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No way man, Loyko is much faster than Cooks.

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If there’s a beef burrito waiting for him in the end zone.

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..made by mom

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Especially when Mom has a sandwich waiting in the basement.

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Smack, I wonder how those numbers match up from the 2nd quarter to the present, after the Pats offense and defense jelled?

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Our team did much better after the first 4 games, specially on D

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LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

On offense we ended the season with just 1 more point than the Eagles (458-457).
But we had +450 more yards

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Was their record the same?

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yep. 13-3

They seem like twin teams on stats 🙂

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Evenly matched- I like it.

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No no no, I want a Pats blowout win dammit!!!

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I do too- I don’t want the hangover I had last year.

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So on paper, the teams are almost identical except on D, where they are a little better, making them the better team overall – on paper.

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no, teams ended the season with the same points difference. But our D allows more yards, their O gets less yards

🙂

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But Wentz >>>> Foles.

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With Wentz, i would have to agree that Eagles would be favorites

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No, no, no, no. With Wentz, they’d be even,

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Our cousin from Poland is coming to the wedding!!

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Sounds expensive!!

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I’m not paying 🙂

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Hell of a swim.

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Calipatsfan3473

They’re young.

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na zdrowie!

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Lewandowski 🙂

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When the Patriots are on TV people watch. The NFL knows that

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And what’s funny is that outside the New England area, everyone tunes in to watch the Patriots get beat

DKINGG
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DKINGG

Yea haters

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And again left disappointed.

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and the whiners all thought JAX wouldn’t be a good draw for the SB.

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NFL Team Opponent Red Zone Scoring Percentage (TD only)

7th – New England: 48.08%
11th – Eagles: 50%

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Pats had more sacks than the Eagles: 42-38
Eagles got more INT than the Pats: 19-12

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Philadelphia D:
4904 yards, 306.5 yds/G, 3637 passing yards, 227.3 P yds/G, 1267 rushing yards, 79.2 R yds/G, 295 points allowed, 18.4 Pts/G

Patriots D:
5856 yards, 366.0 yds/G, 4020 passing yards, 251.3 P yds/G, 1836 rushing yards, 114.8 R yds/G, 296 points allowed, 18.5 Pts/G

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Until they change the scorekeeping method, all that matters is the points.

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they allowed 1 POINT less than the Pats, that’s a missed PAT

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We all knew that their D is better than ours, but can our O beat their D and can their O beat our D?

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Their pass D is not even close to the Jags (sacks, yards, turnovers, etc)

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but their run D is better

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Which doesn’t concern me much because we have the best RB’s to catch the ball.

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Throw some punctuation in there to help me understand

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FAB330
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got it, thx for the redo

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The Eagles have a better run D than the Jags
But the Jags had the best pass D in the NFL and Eagles were just in the middle of league

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Similar to ATL last year

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I think the Falcons last year were a better team, and the main difference was Matt Ryan

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Underneath it all, BB is a teacher. I think Flores and O’Shea replacing Patricia and McD will be rejuvenating for BB. The system doesn’t change, so we won’t notice much.

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Im not concerned.

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The Wheels in the Sky keep on turning

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don’t know where I’ll be tomorrow……

well, most likely at work….

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We’re on to Philadelphia.